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MobileViews Podcast 79: Microsoft Office for iPad (finally…)

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall about the long-awaited (possibly too long) release of Microsoft Office for iPad in MobileViews Podcast 79. Other topics:

- Microsoft Office for Android (phones only) and iPhone available too. And, unlike the iPad version, can edit documents using these free versions.

- Microsoft OneNote for OS/X released (also, finally) for free. Note, this will only install if your Mac is running the current Mavericks OS/X release. It will not install on Macs running older releases. Note: As you can see in Jon’s screenshots below, OneNote for OS/X offers just a small subset of the features available for the Windows version.
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MobileViews Podcast 78

In this podcast, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss

- Why are Microsoft tablets sales still low/flat? (Ref: Computerworld article)

- Evernote, Keep, and other cloud note platforms
- Springpad
- Evernote is now on Pebble smart watch

Jon’s App Pick of the Week: Drafts (iOS), Specifically custom URL actions to Evernote notebooks, ToodleDo to do lists

Todd’s Anti-app pick: Apps for Chromecast (iOS/Android)

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MobileViews Podcast 76: Office Online now works on iPad/Android, Net Neutrality, multifunction mobile gadgets

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall revisit a few recent topics in this podcast

- OneDrive/Microsoft Office Online now allows editing Office docs on iPad and Android via browser UI

- Bye bye net neutrality? Comcast buying Time Warner for $45B

- Comcast (was) & Verizon throttling Netflix (Netflix ISP Index)

Todd and Jon also discuss a couple of multifunction gadgets:
- HooToo HT-TM01 Charger, WiFi router, NAS
- D-Link DIR-505L: Wall charger, WiFi Router, DLNA server

And, check out Jon’s tip on his own blog: Jon’s Building Portable Netflix Post: http://jonwestfall.com/2014/02/building-personal-portable-netflix/

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Welcome Microsoft Office (for Web) to the iPad and Android via OneDrive!

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Microsoft SkyDrive delivered more than a name change to OneDrive today. It also added the ability for iPad and Android users to edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents using their web browsers. Selecting a file using the SkyDrive (for iOS or Android) app launches the web browser. From there, it is the same as using any of the Office for Web components on a desktop browser – It did seem a bit slower on Safari on my iPad mini than when using a web browser on my Windows notebook PC.

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MobileViews Podcast 75: Office alternatives for Android & iOS

In this podcast Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss the conflicting reports of whether Microsoft Office will be ported to Apple’s iOS (Office is NOT coming. Office is coming). They also discuss office suite alternatives for iOS and Android including: QuickOffice for iOS & Android, iWorks for iOS, Polaris Office, Smart Office 2, and Documents to Go.

Todd’s Anti-app pick of the week (something that used to be good but is now broken) is Google’s Waze. His Most Improved App of the week is Blastr for Android which finally actually works on that platform.

Jon’s app pick of the week is TapForms. This is a multi-platform database that syncs using iCloud.

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MobileViews Podcast 74: Microsoft’s new CEO + app picks

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

Microsoft’s new CEO: Satya Nadella

App Picks
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Android (free)

PopAGraph for iOS (free)

Apple Keynote for iOS – Jon’s cool two device presentation scenario

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MobileViews Podcast 73: Bye bye Nexus?

In MobileViews Podcast 73, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall talk about:

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MobileViews Podcast 72: Googlegedon

In MobileViews Podcast 72, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

- Happy 30th birthday to the Apple Macintosh (Jan. 24, 2014)

- Gmail/Google+-ageddon. 1st world problems. Cyber dependency
Ref: TechCrunch

- iWorks for iOS updated
Ref: GigaOm

- App picks
Pushbullet for Android – Ref: This Week in Google episode 233

- Yay! S. Korea says no to phone bloatware
Ref: ZDNet

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MobileViews Podcast 69: Life after Windows Phone, Microsoft Project Siena, credit card security

Todd Ogasawara and his old friend and special guest, Jon Westfall, talk about their move from Windows Mobile/Phone to other mobile platforms, Microsoft Project Siena for Windows 8.1, and credit card security (COIN, Loop).

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Forecast.io says I live in the “Middle of Nowhere”

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You know the saying “stuck in the middle of nowhere”? Well, according to Forecast.io I, apparently, am. Granted, Hawaii is the most remote island populated island chain in the world. And, Honolulu is the most remote major city with a population over 500,000 (ref: ESRI Blog: The World’s Most Remote Island Group: Hawaii?. But, still…

Note: Forecast.io is one of the best examples of an HTML5 site that is has both good functionality and a good user interface design.

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MobileViews Podcast 67 & ComicsViews Podcast 43: iOS 7, Windows RT 8.1, Arrow, Agents of SHIELD

This special combined MobileViews and ComicsViews podcast let Todd Ogasawara, Jay Stone, and Emil Reyes catch up on iOS 7, Windows RT 81, Arrow (CW TV show) and Agents of Shield (ABC) in one podcast.

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MobileViews Podcast 66: iOS 7 discussion. iPhone 5s fingerprint reader hacked already?

Todd Ogasawara and Emil Reyes discuss the pros and cons of the recently released iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad in this podcast. Neither one bought a new iPhone 5c or 5s. So, their experience is based on upgrades to the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iPad 2.

They also devote a segment of the podcast to discuss the news that the Computer Chaos Club has found a way to fool the iPhone 5s’ fingerprint reader.

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