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Published August 13, 2014

SMRpodcast episode #220 is has been recorded, is online, and ready for download.  After a week long hiatus Chris and Robb catch you up on some of the biggest tech stories of the past week.

We start the show off with talk of how Chris caught a picture of his baby girl up on the jumbo tron at the Washington Redskins pre-season game this past week.  There are a lot of folks that would argue against Nokia's Purview Cameras in the higher end Lumia smartphones being the best in the industry.
Verizon is closing a loophole on their discontinued unlimited data plans.  Starting August 24th, customers with grandfathered unlimited data plans will no longer be able to buy new smartphones on an additional line with a $30 per month data charge, cancel the data plan, and, add a feature phone to the additional line bringing the price of the additional line down to $9.99 per month.  Customer how buy phones with data plans will be required to maintain the data plan through out the term of the contract.
Windows 9 (Threshold) beta is expected out by the end of the year.  Chris and Robb discuss if Windows 8 is a bigger bust than Windows Vista.  Adoption rates indicate that it just may be.
The Xbox One is getting a digital tuner in Europe, iOS loses market share in the enterprise to Android, Netflix pass HBO in subscriber revenue.  We've got all this, our picks and more in episode #220 of the SMRpodcast…

Show Details

  • Recorded: August 12th, 2014
  • Published: August 13th, 2014
  • Duration: 01hr 26min 00sec
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Big stories we covered this week

  • Verizon closing the loophole on unlimited plans
  • Netflix passes HBO in subscriber revenues
  • We talk about the new report of smartphones in the enterprise

Other stories we covered this week

  • White Xbox One on the Way
  • We comment on the iPhone design
  • Windows 9 beta expected later this year

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