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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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MobileViews Podcast 229: iPhone X initial impressions. Guest: Sven Johannsen

I start off this podcast with a few Pixel 2 observations. Then, Jon Westfall and guest panelist Sven Johannsen take over with their impressions of the iPhone X after one day of ownership/user.

Sidenote: Take a look at this for the most amusing use of Animoji I’ve seen so far by Mia Harrison: And then we proceeded to waste half our day. #animojikaraoke #iphonex #queen #bohemianrapsody #carriedaway (Twitter video)

  1. Minor Pixel 2 observations.
    Swipe down on sensor turned off by default.
    Accessing all apps – swipe down on home screen instead of tapping an icon.
  2. Watch OS 4.1 update. Ref: ars technica. “The update brings a slew of promised features to the new Series 3 Watch, including Apple Music and Radio streaming support, GymKit compatibility, and a Wi-Fi toggle option in the Control Center.”

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MobileViews Podcast 223: Apple iPhone 8/8+ and Watch Series 3 in the wild

Jon Westfall and I continue our discussion of Apple’s iPhone 8/8 Plus and Watch Series 3 now that these devices are available for purchase.

  1. USPS Informed Delivery Daily Digest
  2. Sprint and T-Mobile discussing a merger. Ref: Reuters. Tried once before in 2014.
  3. Apple Watch Series 3. Does not charge with PowerPort Qi or Energizer Qi pads (my personal tests). Ref: The Verge. I think Android Wear is easier to get started compared to Apple Watch. Pebble vs. Apple Watch?
  4. Siri
  5. Messages
  6. iPhone 8/8+
  7. iOS 11 on 7+. Display is often landscape after waking up despite holding it in portrait.
  8. Jon’s getting more interested in the iPhone X
  9. DXOmark said 8+ has best rated smartphone camera ever.
  10. QNAP Nas thoughts – build own cloud very easily.

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