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MobileViews Podcast 217: All-Hawaii panel part 2 with Ricky Li & Ryan Ozawa

In this podcast, I’m joined by Ricky Li and Ryan Ozawa for a second all-Hawaii panel. They revisit the Gnarbox and Google Fi before moving on to discuss Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, the new SEA-US undersea cable to Hawaii, Google warning well-known mainstream websites about annoying advertisements, and Apple iPhone and Watch speculation.

  1. New Speedtest Global Index. Ref: Speedtest Blog. US #46 and falling in mobile ranking. #9 and holding steady in fixed broadband.
  2. New undersea cable SEA-US
  3. Google warning sites with annoying advertisements. Ref: Advertising Age
  4. Ricky’s Google Fi experience and learned hacks after his first week with the service.
  5. iOS beta woes
    iPhone Pro?
    Apple Watch 4?

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MobileViews Podcast 215: Back to school tech tips

  1. More on the Blue Yeti microphone adventure
  2. Ref: Business Insider
  3. Google Newspaper Archive
  4. Sprint wants to merge with Charter Ref: ars technica. Charter? Not so much.
  5. Death of MS Paint?
    Todd’s advice: Use Paint.net
  6. Back to school shopping time means: GREAT deals on stuff to organize your tech

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MobileViews Podcast 214

  1. Some tools don’t change much. The Blue Snowball mic I’ve used for the past couple of years has the old USB type B square connector. The “new” Blue Yeti mic I’m using as of today has the mini-USB connector. Not, the micro. The old mini-connector.
  2. Google Newsfeed in Google search apps for Android & iOS.
  3. Also the new Google News UI is horrible IMO
  4. Inexpensive $13.99 10.5-inch iPad Pro case
  5. iOS 10.3.3 security update
  6. Jon’s “What’s the best tool for…”
    • Reading books
    • News
    • Texting
    • Email
    • Note taking
    • Reading PDF documents
    • Videos
  7. And another Jon Rant: There are two ways people use their phones, and neither group tends to understand the other!

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MobileViews Podcast 213


  1. Moto 360 frozen this morning
  2. Jon’s walking to get a stupid shiny virtual badge
    National Parks Day
  3. Introducing Backup and Sync for Google Photos and Google Drive
  4. Parallels Desktop for MacOS
  5. Reuters: Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code for techies
  6. Week 2 with iPad Pro – Todd & Jon’s reactions
  7. Jon’s adventure with R-Studio Shiny Server

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MobileViews Podcast 212: More 10.5-inch iPad Pro discussion

  1. As we noted during the Note 7 debacle, that troubled product barely caused a blip for the diversified giant Samsung Electronics firm. “Samsung second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins.” Ref: Reuters
  2. iMore 10.5-inch iPad Pro review
  3. May not buy any kind of smart connector keyboard cover for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Apple’s smart keyboard for the 9.7-inch model is fraying after a little more than a year of use. My original use-case for the combo is not as important now that I have a Samsung Chromebook Plus. The Logitech Slim Combo with detachable keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro is interesting but has a 3 to 4 week shipping time from Apple’s online store and is not available at my local Apple Store. In addition, the $130 keyboard cover has 2.5 (out of 5) star review. Multiple reviewers commented on its bulkiness.
  4. Duet Display on sale for $9.99.
  5. Procreate on the new iPad Pro
  6. Jon’s iPad Revolution: Down to 1!
  7. Jon’s hidden gem: Run your own MacOS Server at home, use Profile Manager… $20 to buy Server (Free if you’re a developer), $10/yr or so for a SSL certificate (May be able to use letsencrypt.org for free).
  8. letsencrypt.org – cool service that provides a trusted SSL certificate for free, wicked simple setup.

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MobileViews Podcast 210: Clarifying the alt-facts of podcast 209 :-)

Todd is back on the podcast and has some clarifications of the alt-facts presented in podcast 209: Traffic jams on a small island, his doodle-a-day project, burner notebooks? – home about Chromebooks? Plus Samsung Chromebook Plus Bluetooth rant, low-cost consumer grade inkjet printer rant, Jon’s iPad Pro 10.5-inch, Jon’s eBay rant, and, finally, an interesting little known Apple Pay feature.

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