MobileViews Podcast 364: Google I/O – meh; Apple AirTag; Backup strategies; Apple Arcade Solitaire+



In this podcast,Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Apple AirTags first impressions
  2. Apple Arcade: Solitaire+. Mobilityware gamified a game
  3. Google I/O 2021 – meh
  4. Jon’s been using his Apple Watch a lot over the past year…
  5. Apple Watch Assistive Touch looks awesome. Sorry Mudra Band… Apple may have beat you to it.
  6. USA Today: Assistive Touch
    Also: Eye tracking for the iPad
  7. What’s your mobile backup strategy / Backup strategy in general. Builds off topic of Google photos in recent weeks.
  8. Starting to think about the Digital after-life

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 363: Stay with Google Photos? Sheets import functions. Everyday gadget carry?


In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Staying with Google Photos after unlimited storage ends
  2. Google Sheets IMPORTXML, IMPORTHTML, IMPORTFEED, and IMPORTDATA as an alternative to Microsoft Excel’s integration with Wolfram Data Intelligence
  3. Google I/O May 18-20
  4. Jon left his local pandemic bubble and discovered contactless payment everywhere
  5. Every day gadget carries

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 362: Catching up w/Paul Lawler; Excel Wolfram data intelligence



In this podcast Jon Westfall and I catch up with tech expert Paul Lawler (who has been a guest panelist on this podcast several times over the years).

They also discuss:

  1. iPad mini Pro rumored for 2nd half 2021
  2. Wolfram Data Intelligence for Microsoft Excel
    Todd finally tried the Wolframalpha data integration with Excel that became available in the Fall of 2020.


Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 361: Jon’s Siri Shortcuts tips

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Preparing to move from Google Photos to Microsoft OneDrive Photos
  2. To M1 iPad Pro or not (or wait for an iPad mini 6)?
  3. Jon’s Siri Shortcut Supercharging.
    Shortcuts evolved out of the Workflow app.
    Share Sheet Shortcuts – “Edit any Web Page” is useful.
    Menus! “Walking Menu”, “Day Menu”, “Weekend Menu” etc…
    “Run Script over SSH” – supports SSH keys! If you use a centralized .ssh/authorized_keys then just add this one to .ssh/authorized_keys2 on most systems.
    Log Stand Hour – add a 1 minute walking workout to a previous hour with 0 calories.
    Shortcut on watch faces, and then schedule watch faces to change using a Personal Automation.
    Shortcuts to MS Office documents – use the “Open URL” action. Get the share link for your office document (e.g., the link you’d share to your collaborator) and then use the following url scheme: ms-excel:ofe|u| full documentation (ofe = open for editing, ofv = open for viewing)
    Charty (iOS app) = data visualization using Shortcuts. Charty
    Reddit Sub-Reddit on Shortcuts is full of ideas.
    Charty. Plot data from Shortcuts

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 360: Guest tech expert Rocco Augusto; Jon & Todd’s so-so Apple predictions


Jon Westfall and I are joined by tech expert Rocco Augusto for this podcast.

  1. Chromebook “everything” button (search button) enhanced
  2. Jon and Todd’s Apple’s 4/20 product announcements predictions scorecard. We were a dismal 5 of 9
  3. Catching up with our old friend Rocco Augusto! Couple of links related to the many things we learned from and about Rocco.
    – Roku (for whom Rocco works) has an Apple TV channel that you can add to watch on your Roku streaming device
    – A Penoval USI Pen that he has been using with a Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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MobileViews Podcast 359: Speculation about Apple’s 4/20 announcements



In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Apple April 20 announcements speculation
    iPad Pro
    Mini LED for 12.9 model? Meh?
    M1?
    Apple Pencil 3
    Spring loaded tip?
    Kano Harry Potter coding Kit
    iPad Pro Magic Keyboard 2
    Current model is interesting but too expensive. Have been very happy with Anker, Arteck, & Logitech Bluetooth keyboards for under $50
    iOS 14.5
    Unlock iPhone with mask on using Apple Watch
    iPad mini 6
    Smaller bezel, bigger screen, same overall size?
    AirTags
    How many years have we been hearing about this?
    AirPods 3
    Apple TV
    I switched to Roku years ago. Apple TV is too expensive
    New Macs
    Probably not. Usually announced during WWDC

    Apple Watch Birthday is April 24 (Next Saturday) – 2015 – 2021

  2. Jon: Laptop phone home

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

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