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SMRpodcast Episode #205 has been recorded, is online, and ready for download.  Mr. Simmons decided to let us know he would be on vacation about 90 minutes before he arrived at his vacation spot, and, needless to say, it's just Chris and Robb on the show this week, so we hit you with the 20th edition of Chicken Wings and Beer.

The big news this week is out of Microsoft with the release Windows Phone 8.1 featuring Cortana, Microsoft's new Siri/Google Now-like virtual assistant.  The first reports are that Cortana is all that it has been hyped up to be and more.

Sticking with Microsoft news, a new update to TitanFall for the XBox One has been released.  Match Making has been significantly improved so you usually will be thrown into games with players in the general area of your level.BGR gives us a first look at the yet to be announce Amazon phone.  Robb really wants to know if Amazon, like they've done with the Kindle Fire, will set the price of the phone extremely low and make money on the back end through Amazon purchases?Google offers Google Glass to everyone for a day, Microsoft announces Office 365 Personal plan for $7 per month, and, Voice calling may be coming to WhatsApp Messenger.  We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #205, Chicken Wings and Beer part 20 of the SMRpodcast.Show Details

  • Recorded: April 15th, 2014
  • Published: April 16th, 2014
  • Duration: 01hr 42min 00sec
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Big stories we covered this week

  • Rod is out this week and forgot to tell us, of course we give him a beeting
  • Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 we recap how to get it
  • Chris talks about his experience with Cortana the digital assistant so far

Other stories we covered this week

  • Titanfall had an awesome update we give our thoughts
  • BGR has pictures of the new Amazon phone
  • Microsoft launches personal Office subscription for 6.99

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