Category Archives: Mobile Lifestyle

MobileViews Podcast 375: Guest Don Sorcinelli; team building in a telework world; Apple speculation

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

  1. iPhone 13 (rumors)
    Smaller notch
    120MHz ProMotion Display
    Camera improvements (???)
    A15 processor
    MAYBE – under display Touch ID

    Apple WatchOS 7 (known)
    Family Setup – config Watch for people without an iPhone (e.g., children)
    More customizable watch faces
    Single app can provide more than one complication
    Share faces
    Siri language translation

    iPad mini & iPad 7
    Very little reliable rumors IMO

    AirPods 3

  2. Study of Microsoft employees shows how remote work puts productivity and innovation at risk

    “A new study finds that Microsoft’s company wide shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration among different business groups inside the company, threatening employee productivity and long-term innovation.”

  3. Jon’s Rant / Confusion: What do you do with health data? Yes, some actionable advice is easy to tell, but I’m still a bit confused by my Bello belly fat analyzer – it literally hasn’t told me a single thing I couldn’t have already noticed in much lower-tech fashion: a mirror.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

MobileViews Podcast 357: Mostly Star Trek tech

In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

  1. Apple Arcade just got a huge update of new games, including some mobile classics
  2. Jon’s discussion on the accuracy of fitness gadgets
  3. Star Trek props – the TNG Bluetooth comm badge
    Jon has the TOS Communicator, the TOS Phaser, and the TOS Phaser & Rock from the Wand Company as well
  4. The Wand Co: Tricorder
  5. Microsoft revealed the latest truths about working from home. One is truly disturbing

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

MobileViews Podcast 293: Google Pixel 3a phone & tech at Disneyworld

Jon Westfall and I are back to podcasting after a brief hiatus while Jon was on a “secret mission” (vacationing at Disneyworld).

This podcast has two discussion topics:

1. Todd’s new Google Pixel 3a
2. Jon’s overview and observations of technology used at Disneyworld

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.

MobileViews Podcast 88: Facebook experiments, China blocking photo sharing, hospital mining credit cards

– Facebook mood manipulation experiment (ref: WSJ: Facebook running experiments with users with little oversight)

– China shutting off access to photo sharing services in possible response to pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong (ref: The Next Web)

– Hospitals data mining patient credit card data to predict health outcomes. (ref: Businessweek)

Todd’s In Memoriam – App-less of the week:
Bidding a fond farewell to Quickoffice for iOS & Android

Jon’s Pick of the Week: His Gmail Push Hack!

MobileViews 5-cent review #2: site redesigned by Pinterest?


Site: website
Price: Free
What I say:
– NBC decided to launch its redesigned NBC News site a day before the first 2014 Winter Olympics competition starts
– It was, apparently, redesigned by Pinterest
– It now takes much longer to scroll through just a few news articles
– Unless you have a large display (large > 21″), you will probably have to expand your web browser to fill the screen to read this redesigned website
– Rating? 1 cent on a 5 cent scale