SMRpodcast Episode 164 “I Definitely Probably” Is Up

by Chris on May 22, 2013 · 1 comment

by Chris on May 22, 2013 · 1 comment

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SMRpodcast #164 is online and ready for download. This week BlackBerry Live and Google I/O kick off and we dive right into BlackBerry news and Google rumors.

BlackBerry announced that that they are taking BBM cross platform and bringing it to Android and iOS. There was no mention of BBM for Windows Phone or a desktop client, so, BBM wont’ be truly cross platform.
There are rumors that Google will announce a streaming music service at I/O this week. Chris wonders if, with so many other streaming options, it will catch on beyond people who live completely in Google’s ecosystem. Robb thinks that even if it doesn’t, so many people do live in Google Land that it is probably worth the effort… And it beats Apple and Amazon to their respective streaming services
Windows Blue will be free, Amazon launches Virtual Currency, and Telsa sales are beating BMW, Mercedes and Audio in Q1. We’ve got all this plus our picks in episode #164 of the SMRpodcast.

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Show Details

  • Recorded: May 14th, 2013
  • Published: May 15th, 2013
  • Duration: 01hr 24min 00sec
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Big stories we covered this week

  • GChat coming to Outlook.com
  • BBM is Going Cross Platform
  • Windows Blue will be free

Fun Moments

  • Robb talks about getting fished which brings a Jamaican to the show

Big Discussions

  • Google possibly announcing a streaming service
  • Cross platform messaging

Picks of the Week

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  • Jeff Goldman

    Hey guys,

    Good shows as always. I wanted to comment on the recommendation to a friend that a Surface RT will do the track for a 4 year college student on a budget of <$700. I recently purchased a very nice ASUS Zenbook UX31A with a 2 generation old Sandy Bridge i5 (2467) clocked at 1.7 GHz, Windows 7 Pro, 128 GB SSD, 2.85 lbs, a very small power brick (2×2 inches), 1600×900 IPS display, USB 3.0, mini HDMI out, 5-6 hour battery life that would be far more suitable (and able to) recommendation to actually last 4 years than a Surface RT which may not even be supported for 4 years with updates. Checking NewEgg there were a number of either hybrid SSD solutions (500 GB with 24-32 GB SSDs) or full up SSDs and even some touchscreen Windows 8 options. I really don't think your friends will be happy with the Surface RT for a full 4 years. JMHO and YMMMV.