MobileViews Podcast 98: Microsoft Windows 10, iOS8 mail app issues, Konspiracy Korner

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview
— Why 10 not 9?
— Upgrade process
— Surprised that Metro UI was the default on my tablet.
— Tiles attached to the right of the new Start Menu
— Tiles can be resized, rearranged, etc.
— Left legacy list part of the start menu not touch friendly on an 8-inch tablet display
— Microsoft Bluetooth mouse works fine with Windows 10 tech preview.
— Works with the Bluetooth keyboard I use with the Venue 8 Pro
— Seems like a lot of configuration is done by typing into the Run command line
— Metro apps appear as floating windows on the Desktop.
— Can be resized horizontally but not vertically
— Prefer this much more than the Metro UI

More Apple
— Oct. 16 – rumor of new iPad announcement. Maybe Retina iMac. Yosemite.
— Apple’s mail app frequently crashes after the update. Others have noticed this too.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6538150

Say a final farewell to Lotus 1-2-3
So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code (Ref: The Register (UK))

Product Picks
— Todd: Post-It Note Plus mostly worked as described. Was unable to get all 5 of my test notes to be recognized at the same time. But, the app let me manually add the missing note. Had one color recognition issue (yellow note)
(free)
— Jon’s Picks of the Week: TextExpander(Mac OS & iOS, $34.99 & $4.99) & Drafts(iOS, $4.99). A great combo for sending full responses on the go.sky

Konspiracy Korner
Satellites reveal hidden features at the bottom of Earth’s seas (Ref: AAAS Science)

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MobileViews Podcast 97: iOS 8/iPhone 6 issues, Windows 9, Konspiracy Korner & special guest Frank McPherson

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall speak with special guest Frank McPherson in this podcast.

Topics
– iPhone 6/iOS 8 fiascos?
— Bendgate
— iOS 8.01 meltdown
— HealthKit delay
— More on the loss of the full photo roll (ref: Tom’s Guide)
— Camera problems (ref: Tom’s Guide)

– Windows 9/Threshold/whatever announcement on Sept. 30 (Tue)

– 200,000 BlackBerry Passports ordered since launch 3 days ago (Wednesday)
Compare to 10 million iPhone 6 pre-ordered in 3 days

Product Picks
Todd: Post-It Plus for iOS8 (only)

Jon: AudioNote

Frank: Evernote – Post-It note photo import feature

Konspiracy Korner
Washington Post: At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert

Wristband that transforms into a drone (HotHardware.com)

Defeating the Keurig 2.0 coffee maker DRM (YouTube how-to video)

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MobileViews Podcast 96: Apple 6 rants

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss the iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

Also: Product picks.
Todd’s picks:
CipherShed forks TrueCrypt
Wolfram Tweet-a-Program. Twitter account @WolframTaP

Jon’s OS/X software picks:
Day One
Blogo

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MobileViews Podcast 95: iPhone 6, Apple Watch, goodbye iPad classic, Konspiracy Korner

MobileViews Podcast 95
Recorded on Sept. 13, 2014

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

– Goodbye iPod Classic (ref: Wired)

– Goodbye “Nokia”/Windows “Phone” branding? (ref: PC World)

– iPhone 6 & 6+ news, pros, & cons
— Higher res Retina HD
— 1920 x1080 resolution for 6+
— 1334 x 750 resolution for 6
— iPhone 5 is 1136 x 640
—original iPhone 480 x 320
— Optical image stabilization in the 6+ (not in the 6)
— 240 fps to enable slow-motion video at 720p
— 802.11ac support
— Barometer
— NFC support
— iPad style landscape mode app panels for 6+ (only)
— Double-tap Home button to activate “Reachability” mode to move UI items from the top of the screen to the bottom for one-handed operation on giant displays.

– Apple Watch

– Konspiracy Korner
– Worldwide shortage of Lightning connections and authentication chips (ref: 9to5mac)

– Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer (ref: The Register)

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MobileViews Podcast 94: Smart watches. Introducing the tech Konspiracy Korner

Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss:

– The Moto 360 smart watch (Ref: Tom’s Guide)

– iPhone 6 and, maybe, some more still on track for Sept. 9 announcement

– Samsung announced two phones. One with an edge.

Introducing the Tech Konspiracy Korner
– 17 Mystery (phony) Cell Towers in the US (Ref: Popular Science)

Cubesat Cannon on space station launching shoebox sized satellites on their own without launch command from crew (Ref: Discovery Channel)

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MobileViews Podcast 93: Splitting apps, uninstalling Chrome to get back speed, Hyperlapse

In this podcast, Todd Ogasawara and Jon Westfall discuss and rant about:

Splitting apps
1. Foursquare & Swarm (refs: Venture Beat, Google Trends)
2. Facebook & Messenger
3. Google Voice morphing into Google Hangouts

Rant tip
Uninstall Google Chrome web browser on old (say 2008 vintage) PCs and Macs to get responsiveness back. – all 32-bit

Competitors
1. Android Kindle Fire vs. the world?
2. Amazon Drone vs. Google Project Wing
3. Microsoft Surface Pro vs. iPad (first) and MacBook Air (now) (ref: Motley Fool)

Time lapse photos
1. Hyperlapse by Instagram/Facebook (ref: Forbes)
2. Lapse it

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