Posted November 6, 2013
SMRPodcast #187: For Real D’o

SMRpodcast episode #187, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download.  It was a slow week in tech, but that doesn't stop the crew from getting into it.

We start off the show with Chris giving us the rundown on his new Dell Venue 8 Pro.  This is a full Windows 8.1 tablet that is small and light enough to fit in Chris' front pocket.  Chris really like the new Venue 8, but, Robb is kind of bummed that it doesn't have a full USB slot or mini HDMI out.
Although not tech related, the crew discusses the Jonathan Martin / Richie Incognito situation with the Miami Dolphins.  Although Rookie hazing has been part of the culture of every pro locker room around the county, we all agree this this escalated to something else when it moved into racial slurs and threats against family members.
The never ending string of bad news for BlackBerry sees the stock halted from trading in after hours trading Monday as the company announced plans to replace CEO Throsten Heins with John Chen.  The stock is at a 5 year low and still has not positively reacted to the introduction of the iPhone or Android 7 years ago.
Windows Phone market share continues to rise while iOS and Android remain flat.   Gmail has never worked for some folks on MacBreakWeekly so they sync their mail to iCloud, and what is the difference between and iPad Pro and a Microsoft Surface.  We got all this, plus, our picks in episode# 187 of the SMRpodcast.

Show Details

  • Recorded: November 5th, 2013
  • Published: November 6th, 2013
  • Duration: 01hr 24min 00sec



Big stories we covered this week

  • Chris has an update on the Dell Venue 8 Pro
  • BlackBerry gets a new CEO John Chen
  • Windows Phone is gaining ground

Other stories we covered this week

  • Robb has an interesting story about Google Helpout
  • We get into the Miami Dolphins bullying story
  • Possible 8 inch RT from Nokia rumored

Picks of the Week