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MobileViews Podcast 376: Apple’s Fall 2021 announcements – what we found interesting

Jon Westfall and I talk about the announcements that Apple made on September 14, 2021 that actually interested us.

  1. iOS/iPadOS 15 available Sept. 20
  2. What Apple didn’t announce on Sept. 14
    No iPhone 13 under display or on power button touch ID
    No Apple Watch Series 7 additional health metrics
    No new AirPod
  3. New iPhone 13 camera features
    Telephoto up from 2.5 to 3x
    Macro (2cm)
    Night mode for ultrawide
    Cinematic mode
  4. iPad mini 6
    Touch ID on top/power button
    No Face ID
    USB-C port
    Center Stage feature from iPad Pro available for front-facing camera
    NO Smart Connector
    Apple Pencil 2
  5. iPad 9th gen
    Smart Connector
    Only Apple Pencil 1 support
    Center Stage
  6. Rumor of new iPad Pro and Airpods 3 in November: What would you need to upgrade iPad Pros

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 371


In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. The boring consumer UI/UX for Teams bundled with Windows 11
  2. What did Apple really make money with in the last quarter? Reddit: Apple’s Latest Quarter
  3. The Crucial X6 500GB USB-C portable SSD
  4. What happened to the affordable model of the Asus Zenbook Duo 14-inch?
  5. Jon’s Backpack is more awesome than he thought, but sadly, you can’t get it.
    Pro Slim Weekender

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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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

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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