MobileViews mini-podcast 25: Testing the Podbean iOS app

This is the first mini-podcast I’ve created since July 8, 2011 (nearly 5 years ago). So, why now? I recently learned that Podbean’s iOS app can record and publish a podcast directly from an iPhone. It can’t record from a network connection. So, it can’t be used to record Skype or Google Hangouts conversations. However, I can use it to record anything or anyone within earshot. So, I may use it while traveling.

The setup for recording this mini-podcast is very simple: An iPhone running the free Podbean app with a Bluetooth headset/microphone to record sounds. The app lets me upload the audio file directly to Podbean to publish a podcast. Text editing appears limited to writing a podcast title. So, descriptions, tags, and other information has to be modified after the podcast is live.

Apple
Mobile Devices
podcast

Comments (0)

Permalink


MobileViews Podcast 149: Where do Windows Phone users go next? Amazon prepared for Zombie apocalypse

REMINDER: You can subscribe to this podcast in Apple’s iTunes: MobileViews Podcast in iTunes

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

  1. Windows Weekly 452 podcast. AllAboutMicrosoft/ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley is test driving a Nexus 5x to prepare for the day Windows Phone disappears
  2. YouTube Red Originals shows launched this week.
  3. Brick your iPhone or iPad by setting the date to Jan. 1, 1970. Ref: The Guardian
  4. Amazon’s terms of service now covers the zombie apocalypse – my article for ExtremeTech.com
  5. The Satechi Bluetooth Smart Pointer now works the way it should on iOS (Hopefully not just ‘for now’): http://www.satechi.net/index.php/smartphones-and-tablets/accessories/satechi-bluetooth-smart-pointer-mobile-presenter-black-and-remote-control-for-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-samsung-galaxy-s3-note-2-imac-macbook-air-macbook-pro-macbook-mac-mini-and-apple-tv-3
  6. Jon’s rant on presenter remotes. Why buy a $40 presenter remote that has 2 buttons when you can buy one that has full mouse control?!? (PR-PRO3 for $57, PR-US2 for $42)

podcast

Comments (0)

Permalink


MobileViews Podcast 148: Special guest Jason Dunn

Jon Westfall and I (Todd Ogasawara) welcome back special guest Jason Dunn who previously appeared way back on podcast 44 (November 2011). Jason started one of the first technology blogs back before most of us knew what blogs were. PocketPCThoughts signed off on October 12, 2012 after a great run of well over a decade. In this podcast, Jon and I discuss this early tech blog, Jason’s time at smartphone maker HTC, and the mobile devices and computers he uses today.

News

  • Google printing “unprintable” books – Editions at Play. Ref: Buzzfeed
  • Apple Error 53 controversy. Ref: The Guardian


Todd’s latest articles

podcast

Comments (1)

Permalink


MobileViews Podcast 147: Amazon podcasts, Apple wireless charging, & more

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

  1. Amazon investing in content creation for Audible – creating podcasts. Ref: Bloomberg Business
  2. Apple developing wireless charging – at a distance like one meter? Ref: Bloomberg Business
  3. iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se, new Apple Watch Bands – watches will be refreshed in Sept. according to latest rumors… on March 14? Ref: 9to5Mac
  4. Goodbye iTunes Radio for Free App Advice
  5. Outlook for iOS keeps getting more features – now a notification widget App Advice
  6. Jon’s Rant about educational software companies

    podcast

    Comments (0)

    Permalink


    MobileViews Podcast 146

  1. Paul Thurrott’s Surface Pro 4/Sufrace Book rant: Ref: Thurrott.com
  2. Greatly improved weather search results in Android Google app. Ref: Google Inside Search Blog
  3. How much has the free Google Android OS earned? $31 billion! Ref: Bloomberg Business
  4. Office 365 for iPad & iPad Pro adds new inking tools. Ref: Microsoft Office Blog
  5. Apple Music Memos for iOS app. Free. Much simpler than Garageband. Not perfect. But, still impressive
  6. iPhone 5se. 4-inch display. Features of 6s line. Ref: 9to5mac
  7. Conversation on our mobile setup circa 2016 compared to say 2006
  8. Jon’s app pick of the week: “Copied” on iOS and MacOS copiedapp.com
  9. Android
    Apple
    podcast

    Comments (0)

    Permalink


    MobileViews Podcast 145: Microsoft R Open, iOS Bridge, Google Maps, Fitbit, Amazon Echo

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

    Microsoft R Open. Formerly Revolution R Open. Free “enhanced” R for Windows, OS/X, and Linux. Free to download, use, and share.

    Ref: ZDNet. Microsoft iOS Bridge to Windows 10. “The Windows iOS bridge relies on an Objective-C development environment for Visual Studio to help iOS developers build Universal Windows Platform apps.”

    Ref: VentureBeat Google Maps for Android: New Driving Mode infers where you are going next

    Ref: USAToday USA Today: Why that Fitbit might not be so good for you

    I’ve been using a Fitbit since May 2010 and have never felt like tracking my activity was “work”.

    New Amazon Echo skills
    – Read Kindle ebooks aloud using text-to-speech
    – Announces name of device connecting or disconnecting to Bluetooth

    podcast

    Comments (0)

    Permalink

    ?>