Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Thursday, August 4, 2022, and this is show number 900. I’ll wait to release the balloons and party streamers for 1000 episodes, but 900 episodes is kinda cool, right?
As you may have noticed, the show came out quite a bit early this week, as we’ll be taking care of our grandchildren this weekend and then taking the whole fam damily (as my father would say) to Hawaii. Or as my dad would say, “Hawoya.” If you had the discipline to wait until Sunday or Monday to listen, good onya. You should note that this means there is no live show this week, and there’s no live show next week. The next live show will be on Sunday August 21st.
I’d also like to say happy birthday to Lindsay (the daughter). She’s not just the best daughter in the world, she’s also a NosillaCastaway who quite often comes to the live show, and has been a guest more than once on Chit Chat Across the Pond!
We’ve got a fun show today. We’re going to start with a gadget review from Sandy Foster (also known as my Wing Woman in the live chatroom). Then Bodie Grimm of the Kilowatt Podcast brings us a review of his Flume water monitor. After that Steve (the husband) joins me to talk about a new toy he recently bought. We finish up with another solo Security Bits from Bart Busschots.
LVFAN Portable Wireless Charger for Apple Watch – by Sandy Foster
Thanks for the review Sandy – you’re right that it’s adorable and I like the pink! The one thing that Sandy forgot to say is the name of the charger. It’s from a company called LVFAN and she put a link in her blog post article to it on Amazon for only $22. If you’re not of the pink persuasion, you can get it in boring black or white.
Use Flume to Monitor Your Water Usage – by Bodie Grimm
Fujinon Techno-Stabi 12×28 Image-Stabilized Binoculars – by Steve Sheridan
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Security Bits — 3 August 2022
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Speaking of binoculars, there is a market for high end binoculars among bird watchers. At one time, my wife and I were more active than now, but I wanted but never went for a pair of high-end bincoculars. The price today is approaching $3,000 for a pair. The best possible optics, light weight, and compact are keys. Typically, there are 10x or less, because it is very difficult to find a bird hopping about with higher magnifications. The best ones are brighter, i.e,, more light gets through. Lots of bird watching is done in low light, so this is impotant. And sharpness, so you can distinguish the very small, sometimes, featues of a bird. I have not heard of image stabilized binoculars until today on the Nosillacast. I don’t know if they have made inroads in the bird-watching arena, but the best binoculars, per National Audubon Society, are still not stabilized. https://www.audubon.org/news/category-top-line.