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MobileViews Podcast 375: Guest Don Sorcinelli; team building in a telework world; Apple speculation



Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelist Don Sorcinelli for this podcast. We discuss:

  1. iPhone 13 (rumors)
    Smaller notch
    120MHz ProMotion Display
    Camera improvements (???)
    A15 processor
    5G
    MAYBE – under display Touch ID

    Apple WatchOS 7 (known)
    Family Setup – config Watch for people without an iPhone (e.g., children)
    More customizable watch faces
    Single app can provide more than one complication
    Share faces
    Siri language translation

    iPad mini & iPad 7
    Very little reliable rumors IMO

    AirPods 3

  2. Study of Microsoft employees shows how remote work puts productivity and innovation at risk

    “A new study finds that Microsoft’s company wide shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration among different business groups inside the company, threatening employee productivity and long-term innovation.”

  3. Jon’s Rant / Confusion: What do you do with health data? Yes, some actionable advice is easy to tell, but I’m still a bit confused by my Bello belly fat analyzer – it literally hasn’t told me a single thing I couldn’t have already noticed in much lower-tech fashion: a mirror.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 374: Google Cursive Chromebook note taking app; Audible 3D; Apple Watch 7 speculation



In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Audible 3D Audio
    I can’t hear the difference between it and other audio books
  2. Google Cursive note taking app works on other Chromebooks
  3. Explain Everything Digital Whiteboard
  4. Rumors suggest
  5. iPhone 13 rumors

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 373: Windows 11 MOFO? No

In this podcast, John Westfall and I discuss

  1. Apple Announces Free Repair Program for Some iPhone 12 Models With Receiver Issues
  2. Jon bought a series of Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulbs from Meross.
    Amazon: Meross Dimmable Nightstand
  3. Jon also has a very low-tech solution to extended internet outages – Digital Outlet Timers
  4. Windows 11 beta FOMO? Not me
  5. Several years of difficulty finding laptops I’m interested in:
    Lenovo Chromebook Flex
    Asus Zenbook Duo (low end model)
    Now? HP Chromebook x2 11-inch detachable with Google Cursive note taking app

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 372: Pixel 5a? Wait for Windows 11 before buying a new PC. Flip phones redux?

  1. A big congratulations to an old friend who has been on this podcast a few times: Ryan Ozawa
    Hawaii tech writer selected for Facebook journalism initiative

    “…25 independent local journalists from across the country have joined the initiative, which says it recognizes that local news is the heartbeat of our communities. Facebook Bulletin is a new platform for writers, independent experts, and authoritative voices to find, build, and monetize, their audience.”

    Hawaii – Facebook Bulletin

  2. Buy a Pixel 5a?
  3. Wait for Windows 11 before buying a new PC?
  4. Flip phones redux?
    Samsung Z Flip 3 and Fold Z 3 … Wondering, are flips/folds almost ready for prime time?
  5. Jon’s remote system access solution using Apache Guacamole (HTML 5 compliant VNC/SSH client)
    Home network is behind a VPN, but what if you’re on a system that doesn’t have your VPN client on?
    Apache Guacamole(HTML 5 compliant VNC/SSH client) + https://hub.docker.com/r/steveltn/https-portal to publish it out secured with SSL. Has 2 factor authentication and can access all my machines including VPN clients (So I can have my laptop in one office on campus connected to my home VPN, and can be in a classroom across campus and access my portal.
  6. Looking forward to Google Cursive (yet another note taking service)

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MobileViews Podcast 369: Switch from Skype to Teams for podcasting


Jon Westfall and I are back podcasting after a brief hiatus.


Looking to the future, we’re testing using Microsoft Teams instead of Microsoft Skype connect for this podcast. Microsoft is building Teams into Windows 11. Our interpretation is that Teams will eventually replace Skype for personal use as it did with Skype for Business (formerly Lync; which sunsets this month – July 2021).


Having not used the Teams app on our Macs, we both found it interesting that that Teams supports using the MacBook Pro’s touchbar.


I made one small change to Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack Pro’s audio path recording software to use Teams instead of Skype.

In other activities:

Jon’s been playing with ioBroker in a Docker container to automate switching his Eufy cameras into “Away” mode when he leaves, since Eufy’s app is trash when it comes to geofencing!

He also talks about tech he took with him on his most recent road trip. What did he actually use? And, what was dead weight? He discusses both in the podcast.

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MobileViews Podcast 368: Windows 11? Amazon Echo Buds?



Jon Westfall and I discuss just two topics in this podcast:

  1. Amazon Echo Buds on sale for $70 during the Prime Day sale
  2. Windows 11
  3. Windows 11 PC Health Checker is wrong
    Windows 11 requirements
    Supported processors

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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