Posted December 19, 2012
SMRpodcast #146: The Takeover

Episode #146 of the SMRpodcast, The Takeover, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download.  This week Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast and Terrance Gaines of take over the hosting duties of the show.  Chris, Rod, and Robb were still on the show, but, handed the reigns over to Allison and Terrance.

This week we get right to the tech talk and discuss HTC's cancellation of their 5-inch Windows Phone 8 device, Robb's excitement about the upcoming launch of BlackBerry 10, and Google dropping support for Active Sync.

We also touch on Google Maps for iOS, Samsung's new low-end 5-inch device, the Galaxy Grand, and we contemplate the dropping price of Apple stock.

We've got all this and more, plus our picks in episode #146 of the SMRpodcast.

Show Details

  • Recorded: December 18th, 2012
  • Published: December 19th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 11min 00sec


Opening Thoughts

  • We welcome BrothaTech and Allison Sheridan to the show

We talk about HTC not making their second Windows Phone 8

  • Chris does not think it is a big deal
  • Allison amazingly does the screen resolution math on the fly
  • Terrence says that regular people will not notice
  • Robb says that it can be a big deal because it does not exist

Allison got a new Lumia 920

  • Allison says she does not hate her Windows Phone
  • Chris admits he was worried about her opinion
  • Rod reminds Allison about using voice to text
  • Robb says the people he has talked to enjoy the phone.

Google Dropping Active Sync

  • Allison asks Rod to explain the situation
  • Rod runs down what Google’s statement was
  • Chris tells people about
  • Terrence says that he is heavily invested in Google Apps
  • Robb is open to switching if he has to

Chris talks about traveling with the Surface RT

  • Robb tells a funny story about his trip
  • Rod loves traveling with his Surface
  • Terrence likes the battery life he has seen so far

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