Posted January 16, 2013
SMRPodcast #148: Country Bumpkin Internet

SMRpodcast episode #148 has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download.  This week we get an audio question from Allison Sheridan about Windows Phone, Robb got to play with a BlackBerry Dev Alpha device, and the Department of Homeland Security recommends everyone disable java in their web browser.

Rod thinks Chris needs a Borderlands 2 intervention, Amazon adds digital copies of CDs purchased over the last 14 years to your digital locker, and we all think that CBS forcing CNET to pull Dish's Hopper from the CES Best of Show finalists was a horrible decision.

We've got all this and more, plus, our picks in episode #148 of the SMRpodcast.

Show Details

  • Recorded: January 15th, 2012
  • Published: January 16th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 15min 00sec


Opening Thoughts

  • We apologize for the audio quality last week

We briefly touch on the 4k TV’s

  • Chris thins Rod will own one soon
  • Robb can’t think who would spend so much on a TV

Is Blackberry 10 coming this month

  • Chris agrees that the pictures so far have looked great
  • Robb talks about playing with a DEV unit
  • Rod wants to know if the OS will be available for the playbook

The great Allison Sheridan drops us a line with a question about Windows Phone

  • Chris answers the question about turning of Live Tiles
  • Rod mentions a friend that switched to Windows Phone from an iPhone
  • Robb says that everyone he talks to love their Windows Phone

We talk about Apple Stock Taking a tumble

  • Chris wants to know if this is a long term thing
  • Rod says that this may be a short term drop
  • Robb says that Apple is getting long in the tooth

CNET and CBS debacle is foul to us

  • Robb recaps the story of the snubbing  of Dish Networks satellite receiver the Hopper
  • Rod shows what could be the other side of the story
  • Chris feels that what CBS did was dirty

Picks of the Week