MobileViews Podcast 297

Jon Westfall and I recorded this on July 14 – hence the future references to Amazon Prime Day. In this podcast, we also discussed:

  1. The day before Amazon Prime Day 2019
  2. A partial apology to Google and, maybe, Samsung: Mouse Bluetooth flakiness with Samsung Chromebook Plus due to that particular mouse. Logitech M535 BT mouse working fine so far.
  3. Pete’s QBasic / QuickBasic Site
    Last regular update in 2008. Last update note Oct. 2018. But, it is still up and running!
  4. Techmeme the Ride Home: The Man Who Could Have Been Bill Gates? The Gary Kildall Story Parts 1 and 2
  5. Farewell to Microsoft Internet Games on Windows XP, Windows ME, and Windows 7
    Didn’t know there was such a thing as Microsoft Internet Games since Windows Me
  6. The largest platform for Microsoft Word is not Windows?
    Microsoft Word for Android has been installed more than 1 billion times
  7. Microsoft office truly is a great platform now that it’s all connected. They’ve got the best of both worlds compared to Apple’s “Blob only now a filesystem” approach to iCloud. Microsoft didn’t try to high filesystem, but yet still gives the ease of blob through “Recently Used”.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 296: Google-ly news, personal finance apps, WiFi AP rant

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss (and rant about):

  1. Ever notice the “star” with the word “Explore” at the bottom right of Google Sheets? More like PowerBi than just a pivot table.

    Pivot to the cloud: intelligent features in Google Sheets help businesses uncover insights

  2. Build a presentation from notes in Google Keep
    Present like a pro: new updates in Slides designed to make you look good
  3. Google Suspicious Site Reporter for Chrome browser.
  4. The Verge: Google was never really series about tablets
  5. Lack of viable finance management applications – MS Money, Quicken, mint.com, Hard to find actual money management application. Espec. With mobile support. Trying Banktivity (MacOS only) once more. Mint.com does have great exporting though.
  6. Why does WiFi hardware die so quickly (relatively speaking)?

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MobileViews Podcast 295: Sleep tracking issues, Pew mobile & broadband survey, what to do with an old MacBook

  1. NYT: That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse

    But some sleep specialists caution that these apps and devices may provide inaccurate data and can even exacerbate symptoms of insomnia.

    There’s a name for an unhealthy obsession with achieving perfect sleep: orthosomnia.

  2. Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019

    …the share of Americans who say they own a smartphone has increased dramatically over the past decade – from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019

    A majority of adults say they subscribe to home broadband, but about one-in-four (27%) do not. And growing shares of these non-adopters cite their mobile phone as a reason for not subscribing to these services.

  3. Open Discussion: What should Jon do with his old 2009 Macbook Pro?

    Neverware CloudReady on the MacBook

    CDC Zombie Preparedness

  4. Jon’s Tech Tip of the Week: Using “Share” links with Siri Shortcuts to open a MS Office Doc.

    After-show tip: After we finished the podcast I (Todd) confirmed that Siri Shortcuts can’t open Google’s Play Music for iOS app. However, Google’s own

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MobileViews Podcast 294: WWDC 2019 w/a focus on iPadOS

Jon and I discuss the WWDC 2019 announcements made in the past week

  1. MacOS Catalina
  2. iOS 13
  3. iPadOS preview
  4. iPadOS features
  5. iPadOS FAQ
  6. iPadOS supported devices
  7. watchOS 6
  8. Jon’s Tech Tip of the Week: Make MacOS Install USB drives before you need them. https://diskmakerx.com – Can partition disks to 8 GB, so theoretically 1 64 GB USB drive could hold the last 7-8 years of MacOS Installs

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 293: Google Pixel 3a phone & tech at Disneyworld


Jon Westfall and I are back to podcasting after a brief hiatus while Jon was on a “secret mission” (vacationing at Disneyworld).

This podcast has two discussion topics:

1. Todd’s new Google Pixel 3a
2. Jon’s overview and observations of technology used at Disneyworld

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 292:

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Tip: The Chromebook’s Chrome browser can’t cast to a Google Assistant (e.g, Lenovo Smart Display). However, you can cast audio and video using Android apps like Google’s own YouTube and Play Movies & TV (assuming your Chromebook supports using Android apps)
  2. What’s coming in iOS 13 – Rumor roundup (https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-13/) – I’d love to see the reminders app get revamped, it’s way too minimalistic right now!
  3. Jon’s Tech Reminder: Mail Merge + Print to PDF = Custom Reports
  4. Apple Watch App Pick: Healthface – access and record health data, but also get a digital readout within the analog face (not inside, as Apple Does) but over the 12-o’clock position in an arc! $1.99
  5. Is Microsoft’s Outlook.com junk mail filter completely broken?
  6. Washington Post: Sri Lankan government blocks social media and imposes curfew following deadly blasts

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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