Posted February 14, 2012
SMRPodcast #104: Wassuuup

Episode #104 of the SMRpodcast, Wassuuup, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week Rod is back with us and Brotha Tech, Terrence Gaines joins us on the show. We get into a conversation about Windows 8 on ARM and also how the apps will work on the new platform. Terrence tells about the Samsung Galaxy Note and how he feels the size affects usage. We also take a count to see what upcoming tablets we are all getting. Finally we talk about Apple and RIM and their latest news.

Show Details

  • Recorded: February 13th, 2012
  • Published: February 14th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec


Opening Thoughts

  • Rod is back and defends himself for last weeks gaffe
  • Robb reminds Robb on his version of events
  • Terrence breaks the tie

Windows 8 on ARM was Announced this week

  • Terrence is wondering if the average consumer will be confused
  • Chris goes through the announcement and what the current information is
  • Robb says Microsoft needs to work hard now to eliminate confusion

Rod wants to know what gadgets people are thinking about buying this year

  • Chris says no question he is getting a Windows 8 tablet
  • Terrence says he is passing on the iPad three and going for a Mac Book
  • Robb agrees with Terrence
  • Rod says he is passing on the iPad 3 as well

We talk about Apple and their supplier ultimatum

  • Rod brings up the story about Apple and Pegatron
  • Chris loves the name of the company
  • Robb is reminded of the old Microsoft days
  • Terrence says they have good reason to lay down the ultimatum

PayPal Testing a QR based Shopping

  • Terrence tells us about PayPal’s possible alternative to Google Wallet
  • Chris really likes the idea
  • Rod says that stores should offer the ability to login to PayPal for purchases
  • Robb is wondering why people are pressed to pay for stuff with their phones


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