MobileViews Podcast 368: Windows 11? Amazon Echo Buds?



Jon Westfall and I discuss just two topics in this podcast:

  1. Amazon Echo Buds on sale for $70 during the Prime Day sale
  2. Windows 11
  3. Windows 11 PC Health Checker is wrong
    Windows 11 requirements
    Supported processors

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MobileViews Podcast 367: Most interesting of WWDC; Why all the M1 iPad Pro blogger hate?

Jon Westfall and I discuss the most interesting announcements from Apple’s 2021 WWDC. And, we puzzle over all the post-WWDC M1 iPad Pro hate by various bloggers and tech pundits.

  1. Most interesting WWDC announcements
  2. Facetime for Android & Windows via web service
    Shareplay
    FaceTime with Spatial Audio
    Photo collections in Messages
    Hotel Keys (Stolen from Disney!)
    iCloud+ VPN (“Private Relay”)
    iCloud+ will support custom email domains!
    Notes with tags & collaboration
    Wallet app support for driver’s license & TSA ID — will cities/states allow the DMV interface?
    App Library on iPad
    Quick Notes
    iPad Multitasking Buttons
    Universal Control on Macos Monteray
    Shortcuts on the Mac
    Safari Tab Groups

  3. Why all the post-WWDC M1 iPad Pro hate?
  4. Todd’s Apple Arcade recommendation: SongPop Party

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MobileViews Podcast 366: Pre-WWDC speculation; rediscovering Google’s Pixel Camera; Jon’s Raspberry Pi 400



Jon Westfall is back and bought a pair of new gadgets while he was away from the podcast

  1. Pre-2021 Apple WWDC speculation
  2. Todd is rediscovering Google’s Pixel 4a camera app features (like the level/tilt meter) now that he has switched to it from the iPhone 12 Pro for photo taking
  3. Jon bought a Raspberry Pi 400 and Asus ZenTouch portable display

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MobileViews Podcast 365:Guest co-host Darryl Lajola; Google Photos & Pixels; Amazon Echo sharing your WiFI


Todd Ogasawara is joined on this podcast by Darryl Lajola while Jon Westfall is on a Memorial Day weekend road trip. Darryl worked with Todd several years ago and then moved to work for Utah’s state government until several weeks ago. We reconnect to discuss gadgets and teleworking during the pandemic.

  1. I circle back on Google Photos in its last two days of unlimited storage. Specially, retaining unlimited storage of photos uploaded from Pixel phones.
  2. I also briefly note that Amazon Sidewalk will start sharing WiFi from its Echo devices and how to disable this (if you want).

    Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

    On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll the devices in Amazon Sidewalk. The new wireless mesh service will share a small slice of your Internet bandwidth with nearby neighbors who don’t have connectivity and help you to their bandwidth when you don’t have a connection.

    Enable/disable Amazon Sidewalk

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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

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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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