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MobileViews Podcast 195: Migrating to Microsoft Outlook.com Premium experience

  1. Outlook.com Premium. $20/year if you subscribe to the service before the end of March 2017. However, do NOT register your domain through Microsoft. If you do, you will not be able to use the domain name for a website. It is better to register it using Google Domains and then manually configure the settings for use with Outlook.com Premium.
  2. Using Python with Google Spreadsheets. Ref: Twillo blog
  3. Mulesoft filing for IPO Ref: SEC. Whatever happened to the early successful iOS devs?
  4. Get your patch act together, Microsoft! Ref: Bleepingcomputer.com. Contributed by Jon’s friend Michael Koehler.
  5. Jon re-installed MacOS this week, the operating system that remembers some of you from install to install, but not enough 😉 (e.g., remembers my email accounts, but not their passwords (iCloud keychain?!?) Remembers my signatures, but not what accounts they’re linked to.

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MobileViews Podcast 194: Random animals

  1. Fun but mostly useless tip: Images.google.com – “random animals”. Note the filter words running horizontally over the images
  2. Amazon Tap gets hands-free mode like Echo devices. Ref: The Verge Does it do it well without the “magic” array microphone?
  3. Ars techica reviews the $549(!!!) Samsung Chromebook Pro with Android apps compatibility
  4. Munich switching back to Windows after a decade of Linux, Open Office, Open Source use. Ref: TechRepublic
  5. Declassified CIA maps. Ref: Smithsonian Magazine
    On the CIA’s Flickr page.
  6. Dangers of our reliance on SMS recovery: Hackers have stolen millions of dollars in bitcoin exploiting it. Ref: Forbes
  7. Samsung battery factory caughter fire.Ref:Gizmodo

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MobileViews Podcast 192: Google Voice lives!

  1. Google Voice finally getting an update. Ref: Google Blog
  2. Google Photos – Jon’s odd backup story
  3. False floor climb count by Fitbit when it is windy (presumably a barometric pressure issue)
  4. Mobile Stagnation: Where is the next killer app?

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MobileViews Podcast 191: Chromebooks, Evernote 8.0, Windows 10 build 15014 & more

  1. New Google Chromebook tutorial videos by Google on YouTube. Ref: Google Chrome on YouTube. Ref: Video Tutorial: Switching to Chromebook
  2. Evernote 8.0 for iOS. New UI.
  3. Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014: New Action Center tile – “Blue light”. New Windows Setting icon – Holographic. New feature – ebooks? Why?
  4. Old 2008 Dell desktop PC died (not really, it just needs its RAM replaced). Fix or replace? I’m voting to replace.
  5. Lineage OS Available this weekend (successor to Cyanogen Mod)
  6. AT&T is losing more subscribers than any other carrier. Interesting that for awhile we’ve thought of the US as 4 carriers in the order Verizon-ATT-Sprint-TMobile – will that ever change? Q1 2015 TMobile did overtake Sprint, but not a lot of change since.
  7. The Brits are sending BitTorrent Nastygrams proactively to those who visit The Pirate Bay Is this really “education” or “we’re watching you…”?

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MobileViews Podcast 190: 10 years since the iPhone was announced

  1. Pencil from Paper by 53
  2. Consumer Reports retracted its negative recommendation of the new Macbook Pro models. Ref: Consumer Reports
  3. 10 years since the original iPhone was announced (but not released) on January 9, 2007. Ref: Apple
  4. Windows 10 Insider Build Preview build 15002 for PC. Ref: Microsoft. New features including folder in Start Menu (like pre-Windows 8), set aside Edge browser tabs, Win + Shift + S to capture a region of your screen and copy it to the clipboard, BSOD is now GSOD, quick VM creation in Hyper-V
  5. What do we want to see in 2017?

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MobileViews Podcast 189: AirPods, new Chromebooks, & Happy New Year

Jon Westfall and I are back from our brief hiatus to start podcasting anew in 2017.

  1. My 2009 Macbook Pro WiFi hardware died last week. So, I bought a $12 Aukey WF-R3 USB WiFi dongle. It works but is very slow: Maxes out around 6 Mbps down and about 0.7 Mbps up. Other devices are 50 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up on the same AP.
  2. First YoY sales decline for Apple since 2001. Ref: arstechnica.
  3. Meanwhile, despite the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung Electronics fourth-quarter profits is up 50% YoY and is projected to be a 3-year high. Ref: Reuters
  4. Amazon Echo as an IoT platform? Ref: Stratechery
  5. New Samsung Chromebooks with touchscreens, stylus, and Android app ready. Ref: Engadget
  6. ConspiracyViews: Japanese insurance company replacing 34 claim analysts with IBM’s Watson. Ref: Quartz
  7. Jon’s thoughts on AirPods, and his “All Microsoft” semester.

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