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Episode #152 of the SMRPodcast has been recorded, posted online, and is now ready for download.

This week we talk about Microsoft's change in licensing for boxed copies of Microsoft Office.  The entire crew is fairly indifferent to the change and believes that many people are making a bigger deal of the the change than it actually is.

The HTC One makes its official debut.  Everyone really likes the hardware but aren't sure that this will be the device that “turns things around” for HTC.

Chris completely disagrees with Robb and Rod about the usefulness of Google Street View inside of NFL football stadiums.  Robb admits that he is not nearly security conscience enough when it comes to exploits, hacks, and viruses, and, the entire crew is dumbfounded by Microsoft releasing Skype Video Messaging on competitor platforms before Windows.

We've got all this, plus, our picks in Episode #152 of the SMRpodcast…

Show Details

  • Recorded: February 19th, 2012
  • Published: February 20th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 30min 00sec
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Opening Thoughts
  • Not even five seconds into the show and we are already giving Rod a hard time
  • The crew is together again and we have to quickly discuss the popularity of Earth Wind And Fire
Microsoft changes the license terms for Office and we ask if it is a big deal
  • Rod suggests going with the Office 365 is better
  • Robb believes that Microsoft has done their research and was comfortable with changing the terms
  • Chris thinks that people don’t change their machines enough to make this a big deal
HTC Announces the HTC One and we give our early impressions
  • Rod says he likes the phone and hopes there is a Windows Version
  • Robb says if it is not on Verizon he doesn’t care
  • Chris says at some point you wonder if it is Verizon’s fault they do not get new phones
We have a huge debate over the new feature announced for Google Street View
  • Rod says he likes the stadium idea for Google Street View
  • Chris thinks this is a dumb feature that no one needs
  • Robb explains why he thinks the new feature is useful
  • This argument goes on for a bit
Microsoft releases video messages in Skype and snubs their own platform
  • Rod explains that he would use this feature and cannot believe they left Windows out
  • Robb realizes they left off Windows and can’t believe it
  • Chris goes on quite the tirade over this news and explains it’s more than just the app

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