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SMRpodcast episode #241 is online and ready for download.  We've got a full crew this week and Robb, Rod, and Chris, jump right into tech news of the week.

We start off with positive quarterly earnings reports from both Apple and Microsoft.  To say that iPhone sales were strong would be the understatement of 2015.  For the entirety of its fiscal year 2015 quarter 1 which ended Dec. 27th, Apple sold an estimated 38,000 iPhones per hour every hour of everyday in the quarter.

Microsoft had a really good quarter as well as the company's cloud strategy did extremely well.  Microsoft's mobile strategy, however, is still a questionable one in the eyes of many analysts, and, even though only a small part of the overall company, it still anchor's the ship, so to speak.

Google Project Zero program doesn't play favorites when it comes to releasing vulnerability information to the public 90 days after disclosing it the affected company.  The company took a little heat a couple of weeks ago for releasing a Microsoft vulnerability even though MS requested that Google wait two days until Microsoft's monthly patch came out which addressed the issue.  Google, however, released three bugs found in OS X exactly 90 days after notifying Apple about them.

Robb thinks Marshawn Lynch should start playing the”Meow Game” when being interviewed, Rod ponders using an HDMI switch or Xbox One HDMI pass through to address too few HDMI ports on TV, and, Chris says Microsoft better announce a new high end Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress. We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #241 of the SRMpodcast.

Hosts:

Chris Ashley — @bigchrisashley
Robb Dunewood — @robbdunewood
Rod Simmons — @rodsimmons

Picks:

WhatsApp Messenger — Cross platform IM client new with a Chrome based web app for non-iOS devices.

NeatGear AC750 Network Extender — Optimize your existing WiFi network and extend it to hard-to-reach places.

Destiny Public Events –Timing system for Public Events in Destiny.