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Episode #285 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download.   Rod is out this week, but, Chris and Robb are joined by Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Podcast to to talk a little tech.

We start the show off with Allison admitting that Robb may have been right about Facebook when it comes to its reach as social network and letting us know that she has launched a Facebook Group for the NosillaCast community, or, NosillaCastaways, as Allison refers to them, in addition to her Google+ Group which has over 600 members.  To make a long story short, FB has over 1.6 billion monthly active users, Google+ is estimated to have about 3.5 million monthly active users, thus, if you goal is to get your content of a large and active audience, it just makes sense to be on Facebook.

We chat a bit about Apple's declining stock price and market cap which currently has Apple slipping from the biggest company on the planet to number 2 behind Google.  Allison makes that point that Apple just reported the most revenue of any company in the history of companies right before seeing its stock price tumble but admits that a current stock price is indicative of future expectations more so than previous results.  The 30% decline in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus production being reported isn't doing Apple's stock price any favors.

Microsoft buys popular alternative keyboard for Android and iOS in a move that has many wondering what the real play is.  The native keyboard in Windows Phone has always been perceived as one of the best in the industry so we wonder if this acquisition was more of an acquihire as some of the SwiftKey staff is noted for its talent in virtual reality development.

Allison bought a new PC, Elon Musk refuses to sell a Tesla to a troll, CudaDrive and Copy are shutting down, and Chris explains in detail the differences between, grilling, bar-b-queing, and smoking.  We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #285 of the SMRpodcast.

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Hosts:

Chris Ashley — @bigchrisashley
Robb Dunewood — @robbdunewood

Guest Host:

Allison Sheridan — @podfeet

Picks:

Amazon Matchbook — Allows you to get Kindle versions of hardback and paperback books you own for $2.99 or less

Antec Smartbean — turns any headphones/speakers into Bluetooth-capable

Maverick ET-733 Dual Probe BBQ Smoker Meat Thermometer