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MobileViews Mini-podcast 26: Podbean for Android recording test

In this mini-podcast I used Podbean’s Android app with a wired earbud/microphone to record a short podcast while outdoors. The purpose of this test is to learn what kind of sound quality I get while recording outdoors while on-the-go.

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MobileViews mini-podcast 25: Testing the Podbean iOS app

This is the first mini-podcast I’ve created since July 8, 2011 (nearly 5 years ago). So, why now? I recently learned that Podbean’s iOS app can record and publish a podcast directly from an iPhone. It can’t record from a network connection. So, it can’t be used to record Skype or Google Hangouts conversations. However, I can use it to record anything or anyone within earshot. So, I may use it while traveling.

The setup for recording this mini-podcast is very simple: An iPhone running the free Podbean app with a Bluetooth headset/microphone to record sounds. The app lets me upload the audio file directly to Podbean to publish a podcast. Text editing appears limited to writing a podcast title. So, descriptions, tags, and other information has to be modified after the podcast is live.

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MobileViews Podcast 146

  • Paul Thurrott’s Surface Pro 4/Sufrace Book rant: Ref: Thurrott.com
  • Greatly improved weather search results in Android Google app. Ref: Google Inside Search Blog
  • How much has the free Google Android OS earned? $31 billion! Ref: Bloomberg Business
  • Office 365 for iPad & iPad Pro adds new inking tools. Ref: Microsoft Office Blog
  • Apple Music Memos for iOS app. Free. Much simpler than Garageband. Not perfect. But, still impressive
  • iPhone 5se. 4-inch display. Features of 6s line. Ref: 9to5mac
  • Conversation on our mobile setup circa 2016 compared to say 2006
  • Jon’s app pick of the week: “Copied” on iOS and MacOS copiedapp.com
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    MobileViews Podcast 142: Enterprise mobility discussion with Don Sorcinelli

    In this podcast Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) welcome our old friend and enterprise mobility expert Don Sorcinelli.

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    – I thought I lost my Moto 360 while walking to work. Big sigh. But, no! Turns out the Android Wear “last seen” feature doesn’t work.
    Google says the requirement of a steering wheel, pedals, and a licensed driver slows down driverless vehicle development – Skynet.
    Project Fi lets you add specific LTE Android & iOS tablets without any extra fee. You just pay for the data used
    – Enterprise mobility discussion with Don
    – Each year companies do a few “Evil” things (MS & OneDrive this year, Apple not providing 3rd party faceplates for the Apple Watch, Google Fi destroying Google Voice accounts). What are our predictions for “Evil” 2016?

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    TIL: Amazon Echo’s Bluetooth can pair with Apple OS/X computers but not Microsoft Windows 10 PCs

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    Amazon tells us that is Echo intelligent speaker can pair with mobile devices? But, I wondered what about desktop PCs and notebooks? It turns out that it pairs and works fine with Macs running Apple’s OS/X (I tested it with the current El Capitan release). However, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Bluetooth stack couldn’t even detect the Echo let alone pair with it.

    So, if you have a Windows PC and want to use the Echo as a wireless speaker, you are out of luck. However, if you run OS/X on a Mac, it works fine.

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    MobileViews Podcast 139: 7th year podcast anniversary. Android discussion w/Frank McPherson

    Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) welcome back special guest Frank McPherson for the MobileViews Podcast 7th anniversary. We discuss Android from its launch in September 2008, podcast #2 w/Frank on Nov. 28, 2008, where its been, and where it might go in the future.

    The topic 7 years ago was the then new T-Mobile G1 – the first Android phone available in the U.S. It was released in September 2008. I had returned mine before the podcast because of its awful short battery life.

    All three of us have used various Android phones in the past 7 years. We discuss our experiences with them and speculate where it might go in the future.

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