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SMRPodcast #145: You Make Me Sick

by Rod on December 5, 2012 · 1 comment

by Rod on December 5, 2012 · 1 comment

After a week off, the entire cast returns for episode #145 of the SMRpodcast.  This week’s big topics were whether or not the Microsoft Surface Pro, priced at $899, is too expensive, Google Drive integration coming to Gmail, and how poorly the HTC 8X is doing online.

We also touch on the Daily, Newscorp’s iPad only publication, shutting down…
We’ve got all this, plus our picks in episode #145 of the SMRpodcast…

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  • Recorded: December 4th, 2012
  • Published: December 5th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec
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SMRPodcast #144: Freestyle

by Rod on November 21, 2012 · 2 comments

by Rod on November 21, 2012 · 2 comments

It was a laid backed 144th episode of the SMRpodcast, and, since it was a slow news week right before a long holiday weekend, we recorded unscripted without show notes.  After talking about fried, smoked, and, exploding turkey’s, we finally get into the tech news. We talk a little Windows Phone, Windows 8, and ponder who Google could have omitted the month of December for Android 4.2.

We also talk about Play Lists, the Xbox ESPN app, and dumb features left out of mobile apps.  We’ve got all this, our picks, and, more in episode #144 of the SMRpodcast.

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  • Recorded: November 20th, 2012
  • Published: November 21st, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 15min 00sec
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SMRPodcast #142: Smartphone Intervention

by Rod on November 7, 2012 · 0 comments

by Rod on November 7, 2012 · 0 comments

Episode #142 of the SMRpodcast, Smartphone Intervention, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week we have Brent hanging with us again and we jump right into a little gaming talk with the release of Halo 4. We also take the time to talk about out Surface tablets and even offer some on the spot tips on how to use it. Of course we have to take some time to beat each other up however we discuss out thoughts on Some cool new Android news coming up and some not so good news for HTC.

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  • Recorded: November 6th, 2012
  • Published: November 7th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 17min 00sec
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SMRPodcast #141: Hell Just Froze Over

by Rod on October 31, 2012 · 0 comments

by Rod on October 31, 2012 · 0 comments

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In episode #141 of the SMRPodcast we start off with the iPad Mini and continue our discussion from last week on if the the pricing is too high.  Allison Sheridon from the Nosilla Podcast weighs in with an audio comment.

We also talk a lot about the Windows Surface RT.  Rod and Chris both got their Surface RT devices last Friday.  Robb got to play with one today before, and, even though he is holding out for a full Windows 8 Tablet, he really likes the Surface RT.

We’ve got all this, Borderlands 2 talk, our picks, and more in this weeks episode of the SRMpodcast.

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  • Recorded: October 30th, 2012
  • Published: October 31th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 25min 00sec
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SMRPodcast #135: Allison “Hot Sauce” Sheridan

by Rod on September 19, 2012 · 0 comments

by Rod on September 19, 2012 · 0 comments

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This week in episode #135 of the SMRPodcast, we are joined, once again, by Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast podcast to get her thoughts on the iPhone 5.  Allison was one of the 2 million people to order the iPhone 5 in within the first 24 hours that it was available, but, won’t get her device until October 5th.  Needless to say we talk a lot of iPhone 5 in the first hour of the show, including the Jimmy Kimmel video  where he gets people on the street reactions to the the iPhone 5 will showing them an iPhone 4S.

We also talk NFC, and if it will ever take of for mobile payments.  Rod and Chris get into a heated debate on my hypothetical question of if NFC would catch on if the DMV could pair your NFC chip to your drivers license allowing you to use your form as a form of Identification.  We’ve got all this, plus our picks, in episode #135 of the SMRPodcast…

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  • Recorded: September 18th, 2012
  • Published: September 19th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec
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AT&T Expanding LTE Network In Maryland

by Chris on September 18, 2012 · 0 comments

by Chris on September 18, 2012 · 0 comments

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Although Verizon got a head start on AT&T when it comes to rolling out LTE that does not mean AT&T is going to let that stand as they are continuing to expand the reach of their high speed network with Montgomery County Maryland seeing the benefit. I was able to test the speeds in Germantown, MD on the Galaxy S3 and ended up thoroughly impressed with download speeds above 20mbps.

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SMRPodcast #134: The Human Dishwasher

by Rod on September 12, 2012 · 0 comments

by Rod on September 12, 2012 · 0 comments

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Episode #134 of the SMRpodcast, The Human Dishwasher, is posted and ready for download.  This week we start the conversation off with a reflection back on the events of September, 11th and a reminder of where we were and what we were doing at that time.

The show starts out with a message from our friend Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast Podcast who gives us some insight on how she uses Facetime. We have a casual conversation this week and the show Biggest news of the week is probably the Apple press announcement.  American Airlines iPad news stirs up some emotions while we take our guesses at Apple iPhone 5 announcement. Finally, we have a discussion about Nokia’s Pureview mishap and give our opinions about their margin of error.

Through in some funny moments from our childhood and you have another fun episode of the SMRpodcast.

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  • Recorded: September 11th, 2012
  • Published: September 12th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 32min 00sec
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SMRPodcast #133: Are you Crazy

by Rod on September 5, 2012 · 0 comments

by Rod on September 5, 2012 · 0 comments

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Episode #133 of the SMRpodcast, Are you Crazy, is online and ready for download.  This week we start the conversation off with talk of the 2012 NFL Football season.  The season starts Wed., Sept 5th, so, get your fantasy rosters set.

Biggest news of the week is probably the Apple press announcement.  Apple isn’t hiding the fact that the name of the next iPhone will probably be the iPhone 5.  Additionally, Nokia is holding a press event on the 5th to announce new devices coming this Fall.
We toss the idea of a cross platform BBM client around, and, ponder why Google doesn’t do a better job at marketing its apps.  We’ve got all, this, our picks, and more in episode #133 of the SMRpodcast…
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  • Recorded: September 4th, 2012
  • Published: September 5th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 16min 00sec
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AT&T Shared Data Plans Are Now Available

by Chris on August 27, 2012 · 0 comments

by Chris on August 27, 2012 · 0 comments

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A few weeks ago we reported that AT&T was going to offer shared data plans and they are now available for you. The AT&T shared data plan allows users to add up to ten devices which can all have unlimited talk and text while sharing the selected amount of data. Depending on your current family plan you may find that it works out better for you to switch.

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Listen To Chris On The NosillaCast Podcast With Allison Sheridan

by Chris on August 21, 2012 · 0 comments

by Chris on August 21, 2012 · 0 comments

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I recently took on the task of trying to explain to a show full of Apple product users why Windows 8 and the Surface tablets are going to be so cool. I had a great time with our friend Allison Sheridan from the NosillaCast and her fans are great to us when we hangout over there.

#380 Mac Computer Expo, Gas Buddy, Backbeat Go Bluetooth Headset, OmniDazzle, Remote Mouse, PDF Toolkit, Windows 8

I’m speaking at the Mac Computer Expo on Saturday October 6th in Petaluma, you should come for only $7! Rod Simmons reviews Gas Buddy from GasBuddy.com, Chris Ashley reviews the Backbeat Go Stereo Bluetooth Headset and Timothy Gregoire tells us about the free app omnigroup.com/products/omnidazzle/ to help viewers track your mouse. I review Remote Mouse for iOS plus Mac or Windows from remotemouse.net or the Mac App Store. PDF Toolkit is a free app in the Mac App Store that helps you assemble and divide PDFs. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Chris Ashley of the SMR Podcast and I talk about Windows 8.

Give episode #380 a listen and let me know what I missed!!

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