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MobileViews Podcast 370: Guest Sven Johannsen. Microsoft Teams, KilledByGoogle, Midinote, Ghost Cert; Apple MagSafe Battery Pack; iPad mini rumors; Dell Inspiron 7506; Streaks



Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelist Sven Johannsen in podcast 370. We discussed:

  1. Is Microsoft Teams for personal use really Teams?
  2. Dead and soon-to-die Google services: Google Graveyard
    I haven’t used Google Bookmarks since 2016 but exported the bookmarks anyway. Bookmarks will disappear after the end of September.
    Still having problems printing from Chromebooks after Google Cloud Print was killed in 2020.
  3. Midinote beta Tags that eventually form a mindmap
  4. Mini-rant: Can’t find an expired certificate in iOS/iPadOS. Not in the obvious place where other certs are found
  5. Apple MagSafe Battery Pack Slam dunk or sploosh
  6. iPad Mini refresh rumors flourishing
  7. Dell 16” Inspiron 7506 2-1, with pen with pen storage
  8. iMessage vs RCS vs SMS
  9. Streaks app now allows up to 24 items vs 12
  10. One Last Thing: Jon Discovered a Mac Setting he never knew existed (Keep Folders on Top)

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 366: Pre-WWDC speculation; rediscovering Google’s Pixel Camera; Jon’s Raspberry Pi 400



Jon Westfall is back and bought a pair of new gadgets while he was away from the podcast

  1. Pre-2021 Apple WWDC speculation
  2. Todd is rediscovering Google’s Pixel 4a camera app features (like the level/tilt meter) now that he has switched to it from the iPhone 12 Pro for photo taking
  3. Jon bought a Raspberry Pi 400 and Asus ZenTouch portable display

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 362: Catching up w/Paul Lawler; Excel Wolfram data intelligence



In this podcast Jon Westfall and I catch up with tech expert Paul Lawler (who has been a guest panelist on this podcast several times over the years).

They also discuss:

  1. iPad mini Pro rumored for 2nd half 2021
  2. Wolfram Data Intelligence for Microsoft Excel
    Todd finally tried the Wolframalpha data integration with Excel that became available in the Fall of 2020.


Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 353: Catching up w/tech expert Reynold Flores


Jon Westfall and I are joined by old friend, former Microsoft MVP, Rey Flores

  1. Revisiting the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 over the ears $80 headphones for podcasting
    Can pair with more than one device – unlike the other non-Apple BT headsets I’ve bought/tried
  2. Raspberry Pi 400 $100 kit version first impressions
  3. A trip down tech memory lane with Rey

You can find Rey’s Twitch broadcast at: https://twitch.tv/reydio

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MobileViews Podcast 352: Catching up with mobile expert Helio Diamant in Israel;

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall are joined by Israel-based tech expert (and old friend) Helio Diamant. They catch up with is current mobile toolbox (including a motorcycle).

They also briefly discuss the updated Microsoft unified Office app that now supports the iPad’s larger display, Todd’s weeklong adventure uploading 16,000+ photos from an iPhone to Microsoft OneDrive (in preparation for Google’s switch away from unlimited high resolution uploads this summer), and Todd’s switch from recording this podcast using a Blue Yeti USB microphone with earbuds to the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Bluetooth over the ears headset.

  1. Unified Microsoft Office app now available for iPad Previously designed for use for the iPhone’s display.
  2. Updating Google Photos’ storage policy to build for the future
    What to use after Google? Shifting over to Microsoft OneDrive is challenging. Slow. No intelligent features on phones.
    One week to upload 16,000+ photos from an iPhone
  3. Anker Soundcore Life Q30 over the ears Bluetooth headphones with dual mics
    End of my search for affordable (under $100) video conference headphones?
  4. Helio’s MobilityFreak site
  5. ZeTime. Hybrid smartwatch – analog watch

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MobileViews Podcast 350: Catching up with Arne Hess in Germany


In this podcast Jon Westfall and I welcome our old friend Arne Hess in Germany to catch up with him — and making for a rare trans-pacific and trans-atlantic podcast. The most surprising thing we heard from Arne was that he has not seen any discussions of Chromebooks in his part of the world.

  1. Questions for Arne: What are you using now?
    Smartphone
    Tablet
    Laptop
    Watch
    Exercise tech
    Drone tech
  2. Waiting for iOS 14.5 so I can unlock my iPhone when wearing a facemask. Ref: MacRumors
  3. Tested the $60 One by Wacom tablet with a Macbook Pro and the free Autodesk Sketchbook software
  4. Jon’s been playing with Homebridge connecting all of his miscellaneous IoT devices to homekit. Amazed with how quickly it’s been to set it up (running it in a Docker container). Also cool that it can trigger unix commands – so if you can shell script it, you can hook it in! (cmdswitch2 plugin)

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