MobileViews Podcast 510: Apple May 7 event announcements discussion



Jon Westfall and I are joined by Sven Johannsen for this post-May Apple 7 product announcements discussion.

  • SimCity inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame
  • Email from Google saying Find My Device network will be fully launched on May 13
  • Products that we hoped Apple would announce but did not: iPad Mini, iPad speaker dock (similar to Pixel Tablet dock), AirPods Pro 3 with more biometrics, Colorimeter built into the new Apple Pencil Pro
  • Apple surprises: iPad Pro lost the wide angle camera lens, the iPad Pro is too thin – would have preferrred large battery with longer battery life
  • Things we’re looking forward to at the June Apple WWDC event: A “smarter” Siri; iPad OS 18 gaining a “real” file system
  • Google I/O will be on May 14. No new hardware products expected (or already announced). So, will this be an all-AI/only-AI event?
  • Sven’s new gadgets: OSMO Pocket 3 Desktop Stand, Pocket 3 Microphone Stick; Belkin iPhone MagSafe Mounts for MacBooks, Desktop/Displays, and Apple TV 4K; USB Conference Speakerphone

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MobileViews Podcast 509: BASIC turns 60; Randy Travis AI-voice; AI gadgets


Jon Westfall, Don Sorcinelli, & Todd Ogasawara


Jon Westfall and I are joined by Don Sorcinelli for this podcast. We discuss:

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MobileViews Podcast 508: Surprising gadgets/services that we found useful/fun

Open air ear buds

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  • Google Meet recording mode works when using a Chromebook
  • The wild world of researching which vlogging/action camera to buy
  • Open ear earbuds: Rethinking what I want from noise cancellation
  • Apple’s May 7 “Let Loose” event
  • Monarch Money
  • Products/services that were not on our radar but turned out to be useful/satisfying
  • Recent product misses

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MobileViews Podcast 507: The AI Divide? So long to the Z80; DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Combo

First MobileViews 3-person podcast recorded using Google Meet: Sven Johannsen, Jon Westfall, Todd Ogasawara

Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelist Sven Johannsen for this podcast. We discussed:

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MobileViews Podcast 506: Bye bye Google One VPN

In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:

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MobileViews Podcast 505: Google Meet to record podcasts; CMF by Nothing Watch Pro; Apple Robot?; Upside of Tech

Podcast recording using Google Meet

Jon Westfall and I recorded this podcast using Google Meet’s recording feature for the first time. Although its audio quality is quite good, I post-processed the audio using Adobe Podcast Enhance. You can see/hear an A/B test in the embedded YouTube clip below.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Gaining Google Meet recording feature after upgrading to the Google One 2TB subscription tier
  • Thoughts about starting to publish  short video podcast segments
  • CMF by Nothing Watch Pro
  • An Apple Robot???
  • Beautiful.ai GenAI slide creator
  • The upside of tech

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