MobileViews Podcast 401



In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Upgrade notice just after firing up Audio Hijack to record this podcast
    What’s new in Audio Hijack 4
    $29 to upgrade. $64 for a new license
  2. iFixit inks deal with Google – Any chance we’d ever see something like this from Apple or Microsoft? Or on other Google products than Pixel? Apple is launching something but we haven’t seen anything yet.
  3. Ref: Nov. 17, 2021 Apple announces Self Service Repair
    Announced for early 2022. Still a no-show
  4. 8 useful Apple Shortcuts. Some great ones here including quick access to the Built-in sounds (So you don’t have to go through accessibility to hear the ocean for a bit)
  5. Jon started talking to an AI For Science… and to see if these things are any better than they used to be.

    Moflin

    Tomboy

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MobileViews Podcast 400!


  1. Surprise! Windows 11 is NOT popular. Techradar: Windows 11 just isn’t as popular as MS wanted it to be
  2. In-app(car) purchases? The Aui Q4 E-Tron sync HVAC function. TheDrive: Sync HVAC function behind a paywall on an Audi Q4 E-Tron
  3. Dyson Zone air purifying headphones NOT an April Fools joke? Dyson Zone: air purifying headphones
  4. A college professor (Jon) wonders if Google’s writing assistant will mask student skill levels when adjusting teaching for classes. The Verge Google wants you to write better
  5. CNET: Apple iOS 15.4.1 Update: Fixes for Battery-Drain Bug, Security Issues
  6. Looking back at “potential” podcast topics from 2014 that we didn’t discuss back then. What is still around in 2022?

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MobileViews Podcast 399: Looking back at the Boston Pocket PC Users Group w/Jack Cook, Steven Hughes, & Don Sorcinelli


Jon Westfall and I are joined by old friends Jack Cook, Steven Hughes (who we last heard from in podcast 187 way back in Dec. 2016), and Don Sorcinelli to look back at the Boston Pocket PC Users Group that I was an admirer off. Unfortunately, I’m the only member of this podcast that did not actually attend any of their meetings! We also discuss:

  1. Todd’s mini-rant about the reviving a Dell Inspiron 15 5500 (2015 model) by running Windows 10 system refresh and re-discovering that its magnet screen closure mechanism that shuts down if you are wearing a metallic/magnetic smartwatch band.
  2. We also discovered that Microsoft Teams recently put a time limit (60 minutes) on group personal conference calls. It cut us off without warning after at 60 minutes!
  3. Jon’s three questions for our panelists:
    What’s the best piece of hardware you’ve used in the past year – any type of device.
    What’s the best software find you’ve had?
    What’s the best tech accessory you’ve discovered?
  4. Steven Hughes’ list of tech gadget/services recommendations!
    Hardware:
    Kia eNiro
    Dell 43-inch display
    Mouse Wrist Guard
    Software:
    Penbook for Windows
    Penbook for iOS (for iPad) there is a beta available for iPhone via their website https://user.camp/apps/penbook-ios/
    Ultimate Guitar Tab for iOS
    Ultimate Guitar Tab for Android

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MobileViews Podcast 398


Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Note: Thanks Paul Lawler for sitting in last week
  2. Google Maps lost its sense of direction

    Google Maps status dashboard

  3. Was not even aware of the gadget category. Expensive.
    The best headphones for sleeping in 2022
  4. Apple Announcements: The Studio Display is tempting for Jon, but considering he already has 27 inch Apple Cinema Displays from 2010 that are still working fine with a USB C hub, he’s probably gonna stick with those a bit longer. And maybe permanently, because Apple doesn’t like certain things on their displays… like power buttons.
  5. iOS/iPadOS Universal Control?
  6. Data Jar app (Works with Shortcuts) (https://datajar.app)

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MobileViews Podcast 397: Guest co-host Paul Lawler; Apple announcements; Roland50 Studio; & more



Paul Lawler is the guest co-host this week. We discuss:

  1. Tim Berners-Lee: 3 years ago today, I submitted a proposal for a system called the World Wide Web
  2. Roland50.studio
    Synth on the web commemorating Roland’s 50th anniversary
    April 18, 1972
  3. MacRumors Apple Event Recap

    Nothing I’m planning to purchase. However, very happy to see the iPad Air now supports Apple Pencil 2.

  4. Note to self: Learn more about Canva
    Fast Company: The rise of Canva, the $40 billion design juggernaut

    …and Prezi

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MobileViews Podcast 396: pre-Apple March 8 announcements



In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. 9to5Google: YouTube offering podcasters $50-300K ‘grants’ to make video versions of shows

  2. MacRumors: Everything We Expect to See From the Apple Event on March 8

    iPhone SE 5G
    iPad Air
    Mac mini
    13″ MacBook Pro
  3. What we wish Apple would announce
  4. Discussion detour:
    The Oatmeal: How to Pet a Kitty
    The Oatmeal: How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell
  5. Errant search results: Bag made of apple skins Samara mini bag made out of apple skins
  6. There is a growing interest lately among millennial YouTubers to discuss throwback tech. What makes the 2000-2010 cell phone tech and 1995-2005 computer tech so interesting to them?
  7. Remember when bags used to be able to carry EVERYTHING: THe Gadgeteer: Roadwired Megamedia Bag
    +the gadgets we used to tote that necessitated a giant bag

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