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MobileViews Podcast 500: Looking back and forward with Steven Hughes, Sven Johannsen, Don Sorcinelli


Jon Westfall and I welcome back frequent podcast panelists: Steve Hughes, Sven Johannsen, and Don Sorcinelli.

This podcast takes a trip down memory lane with past podcast highlights and looks forward to upcoming tech events and deals.

Looking Back:

  • Early smartphone days: We revisit discussions on iPhone app pricing (2008) and the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 (2008).
  • Mobile OS transitions: We note Jon Westfall’s podcast debut in 2013 as he discusses moving from Windows Phone.
  • Tech milestones: We celebrate reaching podcast episode 100 in 2014 and episode 200 in 2017.
  • Fan favorites: We remember the “Best of 2019 (so far)” episode in 2019 and Frank McPherson’s appearances.

Looking Forward:

  • Apple event speculation: We ponder the possibility of a new Apple event in March and the potential for new iPads.
  • Remembering the “doomed” Apple Car: We acknowledge the recent news about Apple abandoning its car project due to reportedly overambitious goals of surpassing Tesla.
  • MWC 2024 highlights: We point listeners to a CNET article showcasing the coolest tech from the recent Mobile World Congress event.

Tech Deals:

  • Beats Studio Pro headphones: Score a discount on these headphones, marked down from $349 to $199.95.
  • HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Media Hub: This handy gadget is available for just $50.99, originally priced at $99.99.
  • Jon’s mildly terrifying scooter: While not exactly a deal, Jon shares his recent (and slightly scary) scooter purchase.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.
MobileViews YouTube Podcasts channel
MobileViews Podcast on Audible.com

MobileViews Podcast 499: Windows hot patching without reboots? Microsoft Copilot; Why people believe Google is shutting Gmail down


Jon Westlfall, Jack Cook, Don Sorcinelli, Todd Ogasawara


Jon Westfall and I are joined by Jack Cook and Don Sorcinelli for this podcast. In it, we discuss:

  • Windows 11 updates may not need reboots after an update. Unfortunately, this is something i heard at the 1999 Microsoft Professional Developers’ Conference (PDC) from the Windows 2000 team. 25 years later, I’m still waiting.
  • Microsoft Copilot in Onenote?
  • Microssoft Copilot Notebook (a sandbox for Copilot)
  • Jon paid for Copilot Professional for his personal account and finds it impressive – so far
  • Google explains why Chromebook keyboards have lowercase letters on their keyboards
  • Google is denying rumors that Gmail will be shut down later this year. It is easy to understand why people believe this rumor since the company has discontinued so many of its services over the years

Microsoft Copilot Professional generated a PowerPoint starter slidedeck about Code Review

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.
MobileViews YouTube Podcasts channel
MobileViews Podcast on Audible.com

MobileViews Podcast 498: Edwin Margulies, CEO of Thrio (recently acquired by Nextiva)


Edwin Margulies, CEO Thrio


In this podcast Todd Ogasawara is joined by special guest Edwin Margulies, CEO of Thrio (which was recently acquired by Nextiva). They discuss:

  • The acquisition of Thrio (Contact Center as a Service) by Nextiva (Cloud Communications and customer experience management)
  • Reflecting on the past 30 years of the journey from Computer Telephony to Cloud-based Unified Communications.
  • The role Artificial Intelligence (AI) has played in large scale communications systems over the decades, its current and future roles.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.
MobileViews YouTube Podcasts channel
MobileViews Podcast on Audible.com

MobileViews Podcast 497: Vision Pro returns anecdotes; OpenAI Sora video creator; 2024 iPad rumors; gadgets of the week


In this podcast Jon Westfall and I are joined by frequent guest panelists Sven Johannsen and Don Sorcenelli.

Key takeaways: (generated by Google Gemini from our podcast shownotes)

Anecdotal reports Apple Vision Pro Early Adopters’ returning units.

OpenAI’s new text-to-video model, Sora, is making waves. This tool allows users to create videos from simple text descriptions

Apple iPad rumors swirl, including a new Apple Pencil specifically designed for the Vision Pro

Gadgets & services of the week:

  • A USB-C dock that includes a M.2 NVMe SATA SSD Enclosure
  • Anker Prime Power Bank 200W, 20,000mAh Portable Charger 3-Port with 100W Charging Base, Smart Digital Display – caveat: It turns off after 10 minutes is you use an Apple Watch mag-charger with it
  • A Cool visualization freebie: https://mermaid.live and a Pirate Freebie for Everyone: Sailor’s Sanctuary Sticker Pack: https://go.jonwestfall.com/ss (links to Apple’s App Store)

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.
MobileViews YouTube Podcasts channel
MobileViews Podcast on Audible.com

MobileViews Podcast 496: Google Gemini, MSFT PC Manager?; Apple Vision Pro; Use AI to create products to sell


Image created by Google Gemini’s recently added image generation feature


In this podcast, Jon Westfall and I discuss:

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.
MobileViews YouTube Podcasts channel
MobileViews Podcast on Audible.com

MobileViews Podcast 475: Google image creator; Raspberry Pi OS on Surface RT; Apple Vision Pro & more with Frank, Steve, & Sven

Steven Hughes, Sven Johannsen, and Frank McPherson

I’m joined by guest panelists Steven Hughes, Sven Johannsen, and Frank McPherson for this podcast. We discuss:

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.
MobileViews YouTube Podcasts channel
MobileViews Podcast on Audible.com