MobileViews Podcast 180: Streaming video, Dyn DNS

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  1. Dyn DNS has big customers? Graphic from Internet Traffic Report shortly after the DDoS attack on North America
  2. CBS will be part of Google’s Web TV Service. Will be a YouTube premium service. $30 to $40 per month for a “skinny bundle” Ref: Reuters
  3. All the Good Netflix Movies Are in Canada and Brazil. Ref: Gizmodo
  4. Outlook.com premium service Ref: ZDNet
  5. Fav iOS games no longer available for the iPhone: Boggle, Civilization Revolution (iPad version still available)
  6. Jon’s mini review of the: iXpand Sandisk Flashdrive – good for multi-computer users, not so great for backing up photos (it’s primary use!

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 179: First world tech grumbling

  1. Amazon Unlimited Music
  2. Google’s mobile search will be the primary search index. Ref: SearchEngineLand
  3. New Google Photos features
  4. First world problems:
    Jon wants to buy an Air Pod.
    Todd wants an Acer Chromebook R 13 & Nougat 7.0 for the Nexus 6.

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MobileViews Podcast 178: Made by Google w/guests Frank McPherson & Don Sorcinelli

Don Sorcinelli, Frank McPherson, & Jon Westfall

Jon Westfall and I are joined by guest panelists Frank McPherson and Don Sorcinelli to discuss the products announced at the October 4, 2016 Made by Google event.

  1. What wasn’t announced/discussed during the event:
    New Chromebook or other Chrome OS device
    New tablet
    Andromeda
  2. Google announced an iPhone, a Gear VR, an Echo, and an Eero – The Verge.

    Pixel phones
    5-inch
    $649 for 32GB
    $749 for 128GB

    5.5-inch
    $769 for 32GB
    $869 for 128GB

    No interest financing available

    $99 for device protection plan

    More fragmentation: Pixel’s best features aren’t coming to the new version of Android

    Google’s Pixel XL priced like Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features
    However, it still has a mini-jack for headphones 🙂
    Google Pixel updates

    Pixel vs. iPhone

  3. Google Home
    $129
  4. Daydream View VR headset
    Ships with Pixel. Only works with a Pixel phone
    $79
  5. Google WiFi
    $129 or $299 for a three-pack
  6. Chromecast Ultra
    $69

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 177: iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth rants

iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth error

  1. iPhone 7 Plus Bluetooth blues. No problem with BT & iOS 10 on an iPhone 6 Plus. Ref: Gizmodo
  2. The $2.5M Alexa Prize
  3. Google Maps for Android integrates Google Calendar events
  4. Samsung phones & washers

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 176: Jon’s tech strategy for (mildly) sick days

  1. Windows Preview Build 14931 (Windows Insider). Ref: Windows Insider Blog
  2. DarkSky.net
  3. Natural language search in Google Drive
  4. Made by Google event on October 4
  5. Jon’s sick day tech strategy: Being sick and still connected

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 175: iPhone 7 Plus & iOS 10 first impressions

Jon Westfall and I discuss the iPhone 7 Plus and iOS 10 now that both are available.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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