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MobileViews Podcast 324: Mostly Apple


In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss mostly about Apple products and services.

  1. Apple TV+ widens free access as Disney+ passes 50 million subscribers

    Apple TV+ offering 8 free series. Does anyone care? I am still in my free year period and haven’t found anything compelling to watch.

    “To lure these prospective viewers, Apple is widening access to three adult dramas (For All Mankind, Little America, Servant) and four kid- or teen-friendly shows (Dickinson, Ghostwriter, Helpsters, Snoopy in Space), plus The Elephant Queen documentary.”

  2. Modern Family – all seasons for $100 from Apple

    iPad launch in 2010

    Modern Family Episodes with technology: Season 1, Episode 19: Game Changer (The iPad launch). Season 6, Episode 16: Connection Lost (episode that is based on a macbook), shot with iPhones/iPads

  3. What does the iPhone’s “Set Up for an Alternate Appearance” do? It does not allow for Face ID with a facemask on.

    Macrumors said: With iOS 12, you can add a second face to Face ID, which is useful if you have a job where your face dramatically changes, such as with a surgeon’s mask or protective goggles.
    However, that didn’t work for me. And, you can see from the screenshot here that iOS’s Face ID does not allow facial “obstructions.”

  4. Jon’s ordered parts to bring his Apple 27’’ Cinema Displays into the modern world – they connect over MiniDisplay port, so a MiniDP – HDMI output, a USB C hub with passthrough charging, and a charger. Point would be to eventually support a new Macbook, but before that, interested to try it with the iPad Pro. Also raises an interesting question – would I benefit from simplifying my life down to 1 laptop that I took everywhere, plugging it into 1 port at each of my 3 primary workspaces?

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MobileViews Podcast 308: Raspberry Pi as an iPad accessory; MacBook Pro thoughts, and more

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. 2019 MacBook Pro 13 & MacOS Catalina comments
  2. Raspberry Pi as your Favorite iPad Pro accessory – Reference
  3. Cordless drill battery pack as a USB battery charger
  4. Survey of employer tech skills interests

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MobileViews Podcast 303: Apple’s 2019 fall announcements

Jon Westfall and I discuss the most interesting items (to us) from Apple’s Fall 2019 announcements on Sept. 10.

  1. First: Happy 20th birthday to WiFi
    History of WiFi
  2. iPhone 11 Pro
    Still has Lightning connector. Not USB-C
    Three lenses – 3rd for ultra-wide – 120 degree view
    2x optical zoom “out” as well as in
    Night Mode (like Android Night Sight)
    Video: What is “audio zoom”?
    Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video
  3. iOS 13
    High-Key Mono photos
    Portrait lighting control
    Nearly every tool and effect you use on your photos can be used on videos, including rotate, crop, and auto enhance.
    Maps has new features (catch up to Google Maps?)
    Silence unknown callers
    Carrier‑verified Calls
  4. Apple Watch Series 5
    No sleep tracking!
    Always on display
    Noise app w/alerts
    Watch app store
    Dexcom G6 glucose monitor – requires additional hardware
    Built-in compass
  5. 10.2-inch iPad (not Air, not Pro)
    Starts at $329
    Lightning connector (still)
  6. Jon’s running ios 13.1 on iPhone, iPadOS on his iPad, and Watch OS 6 on his watch. All are pretty stable thus far!
  7. What to do with an old Macbook that you can’t upgrade to modern software – Load vintage operating systems.

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MobileViews Podcast 294: WWDC 2019 w/a focus on iPadOS

Jon and I discuss the WWDC 2019 announcements made in the past week

  1. MacOS Catalina
  2. iOS 13
  3. iPadOS preview
  4. iPadOS features
  5. iPadOS FAQ
  6. iPadOS supported devices
  7. watchOS 6
  8. Jon’s Tech Tip of the Week: Make MacOS Install USB drives before you need them. https://diskmakerx.com – Can partition disks to 8 GB, so theoretically 1 64 GB USB drive could hold the last 7-8 years of MacOS Installs

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MobileViews Podcast 291: New Apple Services, new iPad mini (finally), & Google Stadia(?)

Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelist Sven Johannsen and first time panelist Steve Jocke for this podcast.

  1. iMovie update. Which media formats will be incompatible with future versions of MacOS?
  2. Google Stadia
    Which games?
  3. Apple announcements

  4. iPad mini 2019 & new iPad Air
  5. AirPod v2
  6. Apple News+
  7. Apple Card
  8. Apple Arcade
  9. Apple TV+

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MobileViews Podcast 268: iPhone Xs, Watch 4, & DC Universe

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. DC Universe apps for Android and iOS available along with service launch. Soft launched on Sept. 12 and full launch on Sept. 15
  2. Apple broke naming conventions: Xs Max instead of Xs+
  3. The “smaller” Xs 5.8-inch display is larger than the 7+ 5.5-inch screen I currently have
  4. Apple Watch 4 band size
  5. What wasn’t announced:
    USB-C for iOS devices
    Any new iPad / ipad mini (released 9/9/2015)
    Mac mini refresh
    Air Pod v2
    AirPower wireless charger announced last year is still a no-show

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