MobileViews Podcast 140: Google-ly news plus Jon’s rants

– Google Fi LEGO charging stand
– Google Cardboard app for Android
– Updated Google Camera app. Good low-light HDR+ setting added. UI completely changed.
Google best apps of 2015
– Verizon will turn on Wi-Fi Calling for Galaxy S 6 and Edge 6 Monday, but iOS users must wait until “early next year”.
– Jon’s not giving out his Google Voice number anymore… no faith in the service.
– 2015 first year of single digit smartphone growth. Ref: IDC
Get 5-7 year olds programming with PBS Kids ScratchJr on a tablet | ExtremeTech

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MobileViews Podcast 139: 7th year podcast anniversary. Android discussion w/Frank McPherson

Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) welcome back special guest Frank McPherson for the MobileViews Podcast 7th anniversary. We discuss Android from its launch in September 2008, podcast #2 w/Frank on Nov. 28, 2008, where its been, and where it might go in the future.

The topic 7 years ago was the then new T-Mobile G1 – the first Android phone available in the U.S. It was released in September 2008. I had returned mine before the podcast because of its awful short battery life.

All three of us have used various Android phones in the past 7 years. We discuss our experiences with them and speculate where it might go in the future.

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MobileViews Podcast 138: Special guest panel Jack Cook, Sven Johannsen & Paul Lawler

MobileViews Podcast 138
November 21, 2015

Jon Westfall was traveling over the weekend. So, I asked Jack Cook & Sven Johannsen to return to the podcast. And, we added special guest Paul Lawler to the mix.

Topics:

– Android 6.0 landed on my Nexus 6. New Doze mode may be a game changer for Android battery life

– Happy 30th birthday to Microsoft Windows. Ref: ZDNet

– Windows 10 something or other. I like it so far. But, where’s the killer Universal App?

– Lumia 950 running Windows 10 Mobile. Ref: ars technica

– Amazon Echo

– iPad Pro?

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MobileViews Podcast 137: OneDrive, Priv, NewsOn, Google Keep, Windows 10 Fall Update

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss:

– Android powered Blackberry Priv released. Ref: WSJ

– Google Keep for iOS can now export notes to Google docs. Ref: VentureBeat.

– NewsON for Android & iOS. Watch local news without over-the-air or cable. One more tool to help cord-cutters. Ref: USA Today

– Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10586 released last week. Looks like a “gold disk” release to me. See my Extreme Tech article which summarizes the new features added to Windows 10 since September.

– Microsoft didn’t expect people to take them up on the offer of unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers. Ref: WSJ

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MobileViews Podcast 136: Tiny computers; Google folding Chrome OS into Android?; & more

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss:

– The Snickerdoodle single board computer with an FPGA

– The $99 battery powered Kangaroo PC that can us an iPad as its display

WSJ rumor: Google folding Chrome OS into Android by 2017

Pew Internet – Technology Device Ownership: 2015
“68% of Americans have smartphones; 45% have tablet computers. Ownership of other digital devices has not grown in recent years.”

Rumors of iPad Pro on November 11?

– Enjoying YouTube Red via my Google Music All Access subscription

– National Novel Write Month – Anyone else in?

– Jon’s Morning Journal with Day One & Workflow teased in MobileViews podcast 135.

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MobileViews Podcast 135: Life after Windows Phone

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) discuss:

– iOS 9.1 update released. Ref: MacRumors

Facebook fixed battery drain issue in iOS app

YouTube Red launched
“And as a special bonus – YouTube Red works with Google Play Music, so subscribe to one and automatically get access to the other.”

Discussion Topic:
– WP continues to have issues As evidenced by this verge storyWhen it dies, where will the Windows Phone followers go? Android for it’s extensibility and hackability, or Apple for it’s lack of fragmentation?

– Jon’s Daily Diary setup: Day One App + Workflow App on iOS + Reminder (If necessary)

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