Episode #505 of the SMRpodcast is online and ready for download. The full crew is here and comes to you with a quick hitter episode, as, there wasn't a lot of tech news this week. We did manage to talk a bit about a few woodworking projects, a long history of Google not being able to get right with its messaging platforms, we ponder how long it will be before solar panels and batteries are standard options on new-build homes, Google is possibly building a “Find My” device location network with over 3 billion potential nodes, and more. We've also got a couple of great picks and a tip.
Microsoft is killing Cortana on mobile, so, you will need another way to control Surface Buds and Surface Headphones. Fortunately, Microsoft has released Surface Audio for both iOS and Android which will allow you to update your Earbuds and Headphones, switch connected devices, and control volume among a bevy of other things.