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MobileViews Podcast 291: New Apple Services, new iPad mini (finally), & Google Stadia(?)

Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelist Sven Johannsen and first time panelist Steve Jocke for this podcast.

  1. iMovie update. Which media formats will be incompatible with future versions of MacOS?
  2. Google Stadia
    Which games?
  3. Apple announcements

  4. iPad mini 2019 & new iPad Air
  5. AirPod v2
  6. Apple News+
  7. Apple Card
  8. Apple Arcade
  9. Apple TV+

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MobileViews Podcast 289: VPNs, expensive folding phones, bye bye Google notifications

  1. MWC: Really expensive folding display phones – nuff said
  2. Energizer P18K Pop
  3. March 7: Google notifications shutting down because it is part of Google Plus
  4. Microsoft discontinuing Band services as of May 31, users who synced between Mar 1 2018 and Mar 1 2019 might be able to get a refund: Ref: Gizmodo
  5. Slate: Do You Trust Your VPN? Are You Sure?

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MobileViews Podcast 287: Bye bye free 1 TB Flickr storage

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Google Chrome Password Checkup extension
  2. New Fitbit Inspire only available through corporate/insurance plans
  3. Mozilla adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox
  4. Jon’s “Get All The Music You’ve Ever Wanted for $29” Solution
  5. Flickr photo deletion date extended from Feb. 5, to Mar. 12. 1000 photo limit turns on for free accounts.
  6. Microsoft Power BI

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 286: Year of the Pig, Every Day Carry, & more

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year

    Also Groundhog Day

  2. Speaking of Pigs, Google+ shuts down on April 2, 2019.
  3. iPad mini 5 rumors
    iPad mini models have always been announced/released in the Fall.
  4. Thinking of buying a $350 ($329 from Amazon) Acer Chromebook Spin 11
    It includes a Wacom EMR Stylus.
    How the battery-less Wacom EMR Stylus works

    Wacom EMR technology

  5. Jon’s Frustration: There will never be a perfect bag.
    Reddit EDC: Every Day Carry

    EveryDayCarry.com

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 283 – CES 2019 and other useless info

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. One year since the Hawaii missile crisis
  2. The uselessness of CES awards. Let’s look at 2009.
    Palm Pre wins Best of CES 2009 and People’s Voice Award
    Computers & Hardware winner: Sony Vaio P-Series Lifestyle PC.
    List of other 2009 CES category winners
  3. Lenovo made this tiny and adorable Google alarm clock that doubles as a smart speaker
  4. AirPlay coming to Smart TVs
  5. Google Canvas web drawing app comments on OgasaWalrus.com
  6. Also: To be on the lookout: iPad Mini 5. /li>
  7. Ravelry: A Web 1.0 Community that successfully remained relevant in Web 2.0 (And the case of mobile optimized vs. mobile app). Just some interesting points from someone who remembers Web 1.0 communities.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 281: 2018 wrap-up with Jack Cook, Ricky Li, & Sven Johannsen

Jack Cook, Ricky Li, & Sven Johannsen joined me to discuss the 2018 year in tech and a little bit of looking forward to 2019.

2018 tech memories

  • Splintering of streaming video services: Star Trek Discovery only on CBS All Access, Titans only on DC Universe, Cloak and Dagger only on Hulu, etc.
  • Crash of the crypto market, return of sane video card prices.
  • 2018 the end of the x86 only windows world? Again
  • Isn’t this every year? — Year of the hack/cyberattack/databreach
  • And??? — Death of Net Neutrality
  • Year of the tablet/2-in-1 PC but they mostly all are terrible
  • 2018 wasn’t facebook’s year. What’s your favorite facebook scandal from 2018?
  • Jack jumped to the “dark side” …from Windows Phone to Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Android Camera Night Sight for Pixel
  • Google Fi – a cell service as it should be (except the data price)
  • Sven – Surface headphones
  • Netflix/Blackmirror interactive movie

A few interesting recent gadgets

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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