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MS Mobile Show - A Microsoft Enthusiast Podcast

The MS Mobile Show is a podcast which follows the journey of the WinPhan community. Vernon E. L. Smith hosts the show that enjoys a light-hearted view of what Microsoft is doing with their mobile devices and services.
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Jun 10, 2015

Facebook. It permeates into the far corners of our online lives. Vernon and David discuss how Facebook on mobile has changed how the world "internets". The two weigh the reasons for and against installing Windows 10 when it is first available to the public. As always, Tip of the Episode, news, and personal app picks are included.

 

This Week's Poll

How Often do you check Facebook? - Cast your vote here

 

Tip of the Episode

Using Cortana's Remind Me, 2 things:

  1. If Cortana misunderstands your words, you can play the audio back later
  2. If you want to mark a reminder as "complete" from calendar, tap it, choose "…" and select "complete."

 

Topic:

Facebook, and how it dominates the mobile experience.

Facebook usage stats (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22869910585174168/):

63% of FB users visit daily and 40% multiple times per day.

47% of Americans say Facebook is their #1 influencer of purchases.

1 million webpages are accessed using "Login with FB" feature

70% of marketers used FB to gain new customers

Source: dotrising.

Other stats (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/22869910585174174/):

684,478 pieces of content shared on FB per minute

189 million of FB's users are "mobile only" (out of 1.44 billion monthly active users)

Source: Visualistan

 

News

Microsoft:

What will a Windows 7 user lose from upgrading to Windows 10?

  • First off, you'll be gaining numerous features.
  • Native DVD playback or Media Center. Solution: VLC
  • Desktop gadgets. Solution: Windows apps with Live Tiles, or Desktop Gadgets Reviver
  • Hearts, Solitaire, Pinball, etc. Solution: Windows Store apps
  • CD mounting software (iso). Solution: build into Windows 10
  • OEM software (HP Utilities, Dell Connectivity, etc). Solution: N/A
  • If you don’t have the Pro version of Windows 10, you can't choose which updates to stop vs. automatic ones.
  • Slight OneDrive change from Windows 7 to Windows 10, an even larger difference from Windows 8 though. No "online-only" options now, only picking certain folders to sync works now.

 

Apple:

Apple Plans Streaming Music Push at Dev Conference http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/06/07/apple-plans-streaming-music-push-at-developer-conference/ Would be interesting to see how it stacks up against its own iTunes Radio, and Xbox Music.

 

Google:

Im2Calories: Google algorithm that measures calories of food in Instagram photos http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/google-developing-calorie-counter-instagram-photos-article-1.2249828 Could Microsoft add this into their health app very easily?

 

Personal Picks

Windows Phone app:

 

Television Picks:

  • David: Silicon Valley
  • Vernon: Emergency

 

Podcast Picks:

 

Twitter Tip

PLEASE don't overuse/abuse auto posting.

 

Thank you for listening to episode the MS Mobile Show!

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can find the link at MSMobileShow.com/subscribe

 

Contact:

We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow

You can reach David on Twitter at @DavidVKimball or on his website at http://davidvkimball.com

And you can reach Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

Stay mobile!

Jun 2, 2015

Microsoft has announced the availability date of Windows 10 for "sitdown" machines. Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview is getting much better, and shows great promise. Office for Mobile impresses. Twitter and Google frustrates. David divulges some amazing results from a Windows Phone Enthusiast Quiz that he created. Vernon expounds his experience using Windows 10 on his daily driver, the Lumia 830, for the past week. Personal apps, music, and podcast picks are shared. Hilarious chat-room banter distracts. Unintended listener bashing occurs. Fun is had by all.

If you enjoy this show and would like to hear more, be sure to subscribe. You can do so using your favorite podcast app, or by visiting msmobileshow.com/subscribe. Followed the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow for the latest!

 

Feedback

 

  • Darrell Prichard emailed us, so go to MSMobileShow.com/Tips to get the links that he shared with us!
  • Windows Phone Enthusiast Quiz results: dvdv.kim/1HN00IY
    • Taken 158 times, 106 completes (67% completion rate) Average Score: 67%
    • Easiest question: Lumia 2520 only ran Windows RT (True/False) 95% answered correctly
    • Hardest question: Which name was never associated with a Microsoft account sign in ID? Only 35% answered correctly.

 

Tip of the Episode

Accounts in W10MTP:

Going to "Accounts" in the current pre-release of Windows Mobile takes you to the Work or School, etc. To add in additional email addresses, one needs to go through the Outlook app.

W10MTP on a daily driver

UI is different, and slightly disappointing for long-time Windows Phone users, but the potential to be a great relevant user interface is very clearly there. Office, Store, and Music apps show great promise. Outlook and Calendar are less impressive, but will work very well on larger-screened devices.

Using this version on your daily driver is not out of the question, just be ready to spend time in the Feedback app, sharing your thoughts on it.

 

News

Rumors:

"Cityman" (940 XL), and "Talkman" (940), possibly using USB type-C, likely required to use Continuum for Mobile. Snap 810, 3GB RAM, 20, and 5 MP cameras. 32 GB storage, microSD support, 5.7", 5.2" 8core vs 6core, 3000 vs 3300 mAh.

Microsoft:

The availability date of Windows 10 has been announced. July 29th, machines currently running Windows 7. 8. 8.1 will be able to install Windows 10 for free. The OS version will be preinstalled, similar to how Xbox games can be downloaded before they are officially available for use. OS requirements are simple, but some anomalies were noticed: For two-factor authentication, requires "use of a pin, biometric, or a phone with Wi-Fi or BT."

Google:

Google I/O: No mention of Windows or Microsoft

 

Windows Phone App

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Personal Picks

Windows Phone app picks:

  • David: Swarm
  • Vernon: "Files", by Microsoft for Windows Phone/Mobile. This is different than the File Explorer that comes preinstalled. Files needs to be selected from the Store.

Music picks

Podcast picks:

Not so much a Twitter tip as a call to action. This "While You Were Away" business has to go!

If you see it on your timeline, please click the "X" and respond "No" if you find it frustrating or unhelpful. Or you can tweet "@feedback" and let Twitter know how you feel about it. Please be polite.

 

Wrap-up

Thank you for listening to episode the MS Mobile Show!

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can also find the direct RSS link at msmobileshow.com/subscribe.

We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow

Facebook is MS Mobile Show

Email is contact@msmobileshow.com

You can reach David on Twitter at @DavidVKimball or on his website at http://davidvkimball.com

And you can reach Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

Stay mobile!

May 19, 2015

There just seems to be an awful lot of drama when it comes to things Microsoft is involved in here lately. So this episode is just that, all about that drama.

Now before you fire off some hateful emails or tweets, please hear me out.

First there was the issue with the UK broadcasting company essentially forcing Microsoft to re-brand SkyDrive into OneDrive, but that was not enough. Of course they want Microsoft to change Skype as well. Seriously?

Next, many people are surprised that Microsoft is switching from Windows Phone to Windows Mobile.

And to put the proverbial cherry on top, Snapchat Support on Twitter has Windows Mobile fans all excited that an official app MAY be on the way in the future. I would not hold your breath on that anytime soon, but I could be wrong.

 

Tip of the Episode 

Whether you are a Windows Phone user, iOS user, or Android user - BACKUP your content.

If your device breaks, or gets lost, etc. you'll need a cloud solution for your content.

Windows Phone: OneDrive, iOS: iCloud, Android: Google Drive

Backup in general: Contacts, photos, videos

More specifically to Windows Phone: App list and settings, go into each app and look for a "backup to OneDrive" option. Identify each app that can't be backed up, take screenshots or use other methods to back that up. Lots of content, like those from social sites, does not need to be backed up.

Quick and easy way to find locally-stored content: Files app on Windows Phone.

 

News

Microsoft

Apple

Google

 

App Coming to Windows Mobile

 

Picks of the Week

Windows Mobile app picks

 

Music Picks

 

Podcast Picks

  • David - Phil Vischer Podcast
  • Vernon - Observed Tech Podcast by Richard Hay
  • Kevin - WordPress Weekly

 

Twitter Tip for the Week

If you begin your tweet with an @-mention, put something like a "." in front of it or else Twitter will treat your tweet as a reply and it won't be seen by the vast majority of your followers.

 

Connect With Us

We thank you, our listeners. Have a great week!

Stay mobile!

May 13, 2015

Vernon is joined by Kevin Harvell, the host of The Tech Informist, for a laid-back show. The two cover some listener feedback, detail a few podcast apps, dive deep into the Messaging app for Windows Phone, discuss a few news tidbits, give their personal app, music, and podcast picks, and share the Twitter tip of the episode!

 

Tip of the episode:

Messaging on Windows Phone

 

News:

Xbox One May Update

AT&T Go Phone users will now get rollover data starting May 15th

The LumiaUS Twitter account accidentally tweets Verizon Lumia 735 render

MyTube & MetroTube apps get updated

 

Now on Windows Phone:

Cyber Dust

Threes!

Monument Valley

 

App Coming to Windows Phone:

  • Quiz Up beta invites have started to go out via email

 

Personal Picks:

 

Windows Phone apps:

 

Music:

 

Podcasts:

 

Twitter Tip:

Be consistent. Something Vernon has been failing at lately.

 

Connect With Us

 

We thank you, our listeners. Have a great week!

Stay mobile!

May 7, 2015

Vernon and David are joined by Windows Phone developer and fellow Microsoft enthusiast Robert Shurbet. The trio discuss the revelations from Build '15, along with a slew other news. They give their thoughts regarding this week's Twitter Tip, and they share their personal app, music, and podcast picks.

 

Feedback

Just after Build we released a poll asking what part about the conference you were most excited about! What part of Build are you most excited about?

 

News

Microsoft:

Build 2015 Discussion:

iOS and Android apps on Windows

Edge, otherwise known as “Project Spartan”

Continuum for phones

HoloLens

 

Apple:

Samsung's S6 Edge commercial seems to be copying Apple heavily

Arrested women still able to send text message despite removing his mobile phone because of Apple Watch

 

Google:

Google Plus posts first tweet after being silent on Twitter for 4 years

Google Voice search supports third-party apps

 

App Coming to Windows Phone

Project Blue Dog

 

Personal Picks

Windows Phone app picks

 

Music Picks

 

Podcast Picks

David:

Vernon: This is Your Life Podcast, with Michael Hyatt

Robert: 25.4 Podcast

 

Twitter Tip

#FollowFriday: What it is and how to simplify it.

 

Connect with us

 

We thank you, our listeners. Have a great week!

Stay mobile!

Apr 28, 2015

Feedback 

Last week we had a poll which asked how many hands you tend to use while using your phone. We had some great responses, of which some were quite surprising. David and I ended up discussing in depth, so if you are interested, go back to last week's episode at msmobileshow.com/008. You can also see the poll results at … http://msmobileshow.com/008/ 

A special shout-out to Vernon's brother, Pete, who recently discovered podcasts after years of badgering from his big brother. So far he has been listening to the Dave Ramsey Show, and maybe, just maybe, he will be listening to this episode on his Galaxy S4. He did recommend the app Podcast Addict, which can be found in the Google Play store. If you hear the show through your Android device, let us know which app you prefer! 

Another shout-out is in order to Robert Shurbet, also known as The Cheeky Taurus. As some of you know, I have been debating on which phone I would use to replace my wife Anna's Lumia 920 that recently died. Robert was willing to part with a device of his for a very reasonable price, and my wife and I thank him for that. Thanks! 

 

Tip of the Episode 

Want to make a hands-free phone call to someone and put them on speaker phone? 

Disclaimer: I do NOT endorse phone use while driving.  

Steps: "Hey, Cortana." --> "Call [name of contact], mobile, on speaker"

 

News 

Two friends stab each other over iOS or Android argument.  

 

Microsoft:  

http://microsoft-news.com/microsoft-wins-global-randstad-award-for-being-the-most-attractive-employer-brand-worldwide/ 

New features of Windows 10 Mobile leaked:  

  • Background transparency slider 
  • New accent colors: 48, up from 21 
  • Lumia Camera 5.5, allowing the fast-launching of the camera app, using a Lumia 1020! 
  • Developer features 
  • Call Screening and Contacts 
  • New app versions: 
    • OneNote 
    • Word 
    • Spartan 
    • Store 
  • Trust Center 
    • Personalize Office 
    • Enable locally relevant content 
     

http://www.windowscentral.com/hands-windows-10-phone-build-12544-reveals-transparency-controls 

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-sell-unique-32gb-version-surface-3-just-schools-offers-them-10-discount 

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-releases-contactsmessage-sd-card-backup 

 

Apple: 

 MS apps available in the Apple Watch?  

 

Google: 

Microsoft Account App, which helps with two-factor authentication 

 

App Coming to Windows Phone 

Pocket Casts - http://www.windowscentral.com/popular-podcast-app-pocket-casts-heading-windows-phone 

 

Personal Picks 

Windows Phone app picks 

David: Modern Translate  

Vernon: Tweetium 

 

Music Picks 

David: The Hush Sound: "As You Cry" "We Intertwine" "Not Your Concern" "Wine Red" "Scavengers" 

Vernon: Andrew W.K. 

 

Podcast Picks:  

David: Zunited Podcast (retired, but tribute is needed) 

Vernon: Paterfamilias Podcast 

 

Twitter Tips 

How to get started with Twitter 

  1. Make an account & follow our tips from last episode 
  2. Use Twitter's SEARCH feature to find people with similar interests 
    1. Hashtags 
    2. Bio content  
    3. Tweets  
  3. ENGAGING with users - follow, favorite, retweet 
  4. Respond to people  

 

Wrap-up  

Thank you for listening to episode the MS Mobile Show!   

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can find the link at http://msmobileshow.libsyn.com/rss   

Visiting MSMobileShow.com/episodes will get you the option of video, if you feel the need to subject yourselves to that kind of punishment.   

We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow  

Facebook is MS Mobile Show  

Google Plus is MS Mobile Show  

Email is contact@msmobileshow.com 

You can reach David on Twitter at @DavidVKimball or on his website at http://davidvkimball.com 

And you can reach Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL  

We record the show every Monday at 1 in the afternoon our time here in the Midwest of America, which is 11 in the morning Pacific Time, or if you are in London, it would be 7 in the evening.  

Most importantly, we thank you, our listeners. Have a great week! 

Stay mobile!  

Apr 21, 2015

How many hands does it take to stay connected with your mobile device? Vernon and guest host David Kimball discuss the "hand discussion", based off of a recent poll which showed some surprising results! They also talk about the new Microsoft apps coming to Android and iOS, and some of the great apps that have recently arrived in the Windows Phone Store. They begin a new segment: Twitter Tip, which helps you get the most out of your Twitter profile. As always, the hosts share their personal app, music, and podcast picks!

 

Show Notes

Tip of the Episode

Internet Explorer 11 for mobile - Better than you may think

Data Sense

Reading View

Passwords save across devices

Bookmarklets including Translate, Forward, Top, etc.

 

Poll:

How do you usually use your mobile phone?

95% One-handed

60% One-handed, 40% two-handed

40% One-handed, 60% two-handed

95% Two-handed

Get the Straw app, here!

 

News

Microsoft:

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2: http://www.windowscentral.com/quick-tour-windows-phone-81-update-2

Apple:

Office Lens

Office Remote, coming soon

Google:

Office Lens

Office Remote, coming soon

Verizon and AT&T have removed Microsoft apps from the Samsung Galaxy S6

 

Now Available on Windows Phone

Halo: Spartan Strike

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/halo-spartan-strike/8590b06f-acfa-4edd-82f1-0b52da2ea657

Tubecast - Lets you use your Chromecast with your Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tubecast/bee1728a-4c19-495e-86b2-ce13e4eaa6d4

6Discover - Get the worst part of SnapChat on your Windows Phone!

https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/6discover/9e9e4910-d515-44c4-aa63-2332237b6c69?signin=true

 

Personal Picks

Windows Phone app picks

David: Viddi, Vidme client, built by Scott Lovegrove

https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/viddi-for-vidme/dc2d14fa-7551-450b-b199-5acce0256be1

Vernon: PayPal

Music Picks

David: The Shins - Turn On Me

https://music.xbox.com/track/the-shins/wincing-the-night-away/turn-on-me/c5a69100-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933?action=play

Vernon: The Who

Baba O'Riley

Pinball Wizard

Squeeze Box

Happy Jack

Magic Bus

Podcast Picks:

David: Melee it On Me Podcast

Vernon: Podcast Answer Man - By Cliff Ravenscraft

 

Twitter Tip

Show Yourself

Have a decent profile pic. – Headshot, funny, but not stupid, don’t change it too often

Bio – Descriptive, include hashtags, handles of other accounts, link to webpage, make use of about.me

Backgrounds – Banners, background, accent color

Pinned Tweets

Photo history

 

Connect

Twitter: @MSMobileShow

Facebook: MS Mobile Show

Google Plus: MS Mobile Show

Email: contact@msmobileshow.com

JJ on Twitter: @JJHammondMusic

Vernon on Twitter: @VernonEL

A special thanks to our guest host, David V. Kimball, for joining us! Follow him on Twitter: @DavidVKimball

Most of all, we thank you, our listeners. Have a great week!

Stay mobile!

Apr 14, 2015

Episode 7 - Windows 10 Mobile

Windows Phone technical preview 10? Windows 10 for phone technical preview? W10TPfp? It turns out we don't really know what to call what we just installed on our phones, but that didn't stop us from talking about it. Despite not having a specific Microsoft service to discuss, we still managed to share our personal app, music, and podcast picks, but not before sharing the affection and distain we have for what we have seen so far of Windows 10 Mobile. Lacking sleep and a dedicated producer, we still manage to slip a lame joke or two in amongst our analysis of what Microsoft enthusiasts have been trialing the past few days. Enjoy!

 

Show Notes

Feedback

Bryan Hinkle encourages Microsoft Mobile enthusiasts to build on his concept of an app that helps Windows Phone users share with companies that need a Windows Phone app, encouraging them to invest the time in building one.

Darrell Prichard reminds us and the listeners that Microsoft Virtual Academy is a wonderful resource for gaining knowledge and experience with a variety of Microsoft services and software. All for free!

Windows Insider

Microsoft releases the latest version of the Windows 10 Mobile technical preview. We discuss the key new apps.

  • Project Spartan
  • Outlook Mail
  • Outlook Calendar
  • Phone Dialer
  • Messaging
  • People
  • Maps
  • App Switcher

If you are running the technical preview on your mobile device, please take time to share your thoughts through the Windows Feedback app.

Personal Picks

Windows Phone apps

Music

Podcasts

Connect

Twitter: @MSMobileShow

Facebook: MS Mobile Show

Google Plus: MS Mobile Show

Email: contact@msmobileshow.com

JJ on Twitter: @JJHammondMusic

Vernon on Twitter: @VernonEL

We thank you, our listeners. Have a great week!

Stay mobile!

Apr 8, 2015

Tip of the Episode

OneNote

OneNote -> Notebooks -> Sections -> Pages

Can change background chrome to resemble a three-ring binder. Especially useful for handwriting because of the lines.

Big difference between OneNote and Word, it that is designed for unfinished work.

  • Basically a huge virtual whiteboard, that doesn’t lose its data when “erased”.
  • There is no enforced uniform page layout or structure.
  • Most common on laptops or desktops, but tablets becoming more popular, basically adding in environments where pen, audio, or video notes are more appropriate than an intensive use of keyboard.

Search all the things!

  • Words
  • Pictures (including words in pictures)
  • Screencaps
  • Handwriting (“electronic ink”)
  • Web links
  • Document scans (ie: PDFs) because of OCR
  • Audio

Sync everywhere - Multiple users can edit shared documents at the same time, whether they are online at the time or not. If there are version sync issues, the merging is very easy.

Tip: If you know several users are in the document at the same time, take a moment to ensure that you are on the latest version before editing.

Recent OneNote API helped add in a few new features, including:

  • OneNote Clipper - Can send (“clip”) either the whole page, including the screenshot, or just the article text.
  • Email to OneNote - Great feature, but we already had this on Windows Mobile. Glad to see it come back!
  • Office Lens - App for Windows Phone, which helps take images from the camera, and convert them to more-usable editable notes.

Windows Phone

Absolutely great! Not too many features to clutter it up. Very smooth app and integration.

Windows Universal

Very good for touch, but still has plenty of features.

iOS

Free

Good, but is tougher on a small-screen device.

Android

Free. Can't beat free!

PC

Really love the formatting shortcuts.

Mac

Very similar to OneNote for Windows.

Web

Should be the way that you all try it out. Great tool for students. Nearly all of the functionality of the PC (desktop) version. Doesn’t quite have the “solid” feel that we like with the desktop version.

 

News

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-build-10051-a-closer-look-at-the-new-mail-app

http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-registers-new-company-known-microsoft-payments-apple-pay-competitor-inbound

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-release-unlocked-lte-surface-3

http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/06/intel-compute-stick-pre-order/

 

App Coming to Windows Phone

Telescope for Periscope, by Daniel Gary

 

Windows Phone app picks

JJ: Duck Tales

Vernon: Super_Mario

 

Music Picks

JJ: Holly Wood Undead good and bad songs

Vernon: Tool  -  Not available on the Xbox Music store, but is available through OneDrive, through at least two different routes. ;-)

 

Podcast Picks:

JJ: True Story

Vernon: The Dane and the Pain - Lars Klint, and our Twitter contest winner, Joel Jackson

 

Thank you for listening to episode the MS Mobile Show!

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can find the link at http://msmobileshow.libsyn.com/rss

Visiting MSMobileShow.com/episodes will get you the option of video, if you feel the need to subject yourselves to that kind of punishment.

Connect with us!

We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow

Facebook is MS Mobile Show

Google Plus is MS Mobile Show

Email is contact@msmobileshow.com

You can reach JJ on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic

And you can reach Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

We record the show every Monday at 1p our time here in the Midwest of America, which is 11a PST, or if you are in London 7p.

Thanks for listening! Stay mobile!

Mar 31, 2015

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of the MS Mobile Show!

We would like to thank you all for subscribing & listening to this & all of our previous shows. If this is your first time listening, we hope you like what you hear and become a regular listener as well.

In this episode, Kevin Harvell (@KevinHarvell) from The Tech Informist podcast steps out from behind the MS Mobile Show curtain to guest host for Vernon as he was unable to join us.

JJ & Kevin spend much of the show discussing OneDrive & what are some of their likes & dislikes of the service along with their experiences using the service on multiple platforms such as Mac, iOS & Android as well as the various versions of Windows.

Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, at @MSMobileShow, and visit the following page to find out all the ways you can subscribe msmobileshow.com/subscribe.

 

Tip of the Episode

OneDrive & what sort of experience you can expect on the various platforms it is available on like Android, iOS, Mac, Windows Phone and of course, PC.

 

News

  • Next build of Windows 10 for phones is expected soon for nearly every Lumia still in use today. We recommend to not install it on your daily driver, but if you do, be aware of potential bugs. Also we recommend you do a factory reset after finishing the upgrade install
  • Market share of Windows Phone is holding steady
  • Microsoft is renegotiating the search deal with Yahoo. This is a big deal for people using Yahoo search or Bing search because having gone to a presentation on this subject Microsoft in its marketing offers combined Yahoo and Bing searches to sell as advertising.
  • Outlook app for iOS gets a nice update

 

App Picks

  • JJ - Dungeon Hunter 5
  • Kevin - Jetpack Joyride

 

Music Picks

  • JJ - Third Eye Blind (self titled album)

 

Podcast Picks

  • JJ - Upvoted a Reddit Podcast
  • Kevin - Social Strategy Podcast by Vernon Ross

 

Twip (Twitter Tip) 

Show yourself

  • Have a decent profile pic. – Headshot, funny, but not stupid, don’t change it too often
  • Bio – Descriptive, include hashtags, handles of other accounts, link to webpage, make use of about.me
  • Backgrounds – Banners, background, accent color
  • Pinned Tweets
  • Photo history

 

We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show!

You can contact the show via:

You can reach JJ on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic

And you can reach Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

Stay mobile!

Mar 24, 2015

Thanks for taking time to check out the show!

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Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, at @MSMobileShow!

 

Tip of the Episode

Xbox Music

Windows Phone 8.1iOS, and Android all have good apps that allow you to use Xbox Music.

Listen to your music via the web browser at https://music.xbox.com/, or download the app for Windows 8.1

Buy the Xbox Music Pass or try 30 days for free here.

 

News

Spartan browser coming soon to Windows 10, including Windows Phone.

More and more Android devices coming with Microsoft apps preinstalled.

 

Windows Phone app picks

JJ: Maestro final release My App Free Daily notifications

Vernon: Bible by Yuri Software

 

Music Picks

JJ: HellYeah - Alcohaulin' Ass

Vernon: Fort Minor - Remember the Name

 

Podcast Picks:

JJ: 60 minutes

Vernon: Techfoolery by Ashley Esqueda, and James Bricknell. Ashley has since moved on to the big time with CNet and hosts the Tomorrow Daily podcast.

 

Wrap-up

We would like to congratulate the winner of our Twitter contest, Joel Jackson for being randomly selected as one of those following the show on Twitter. Joel will receive a $20 gift card to the Microsoft Store. He can be found on Twitter at @AlaskanJackson. Be sure to congratulate him!

Thank you for listening to episode 004 the MS Mobile Show! If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way for you to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can find the link at http://msmobileshow.libsyn.com/rss  Visiting MSMobileShow.com/episodes will get you the option of video, if you so desire. We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow,  via Facebook MS Mobile Show, Google Plus MS Mobile Show, and email contact@msmobileshow.com.

You can reach JJ on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic and Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

Stay mobile!

Mar 16, 2015

Thanks for taking time to check out the show!

If you enjoy this show and would like to hear more, be sure to subscribe to the show. You can do so using your favorite podcast app, or by visiting msmobileshow.com/subscribe. We also have a video version of the show, available on YouTube, if you are so daring.

One thing you should do is to follow the show on Twitter, at @MSMobileShow. Right now we are running a contest: Every person that is following the MS Mobile Show Twitter feed by the next time we podcast will get their name in the hat to win a $20 gift certificate to the Microsoft Store. Be sure to let your friends know, too!

 

Tip of the Episode

Skype on all platforms

  • Video, of course. Skype is still the best VoIP service.
  • Messaging works well. May not have the stickers that Facebook does, but the benefit is that you will not have to use Facebook.
  • Works well on desktop. “Metro” app needs some work.
  • No real “web” interface yet, like GroupMe, but integration into Outlook.com and Office Online works well, without too many bells and whistles.

 

Guests

For this episode, we were honored with contributions by Daniel Rubino and Richard Devine, both of Windows Central fame. The four of us discussed many things Microsoft, but not nearly as much as we would have liked. Daniel and Richard have so much great insight, we could have chatted about Microsoft Mobile for hours. Here are some of the things that we discussed:

  • Overall take-aways from Mobile World Congress
  • Where the Lumia 640 and 640 XL fit into the long-term device plan for Microsoft
  • How the Microsoft Band might be welcomed in the markets outside the US
  • Why a non-tech-enthusiast may want to choose the Band
  • What can be expected from a "Hero" device running Windows 10 for phone, and why it isn't already available
  • Mobile payments on Windows devices, such as PayPal, as they could and should compete with Apple and Android Pay
  • Why Cortana everywhere changes the game
  • What is means to use the Spartan Browser and have Cortana everywhere
  • Despite the Apple TV has dropping in price to $69.99, why Microsoft may not want to dive into owning the living room with a direct competitor

 

Windows Phone app picks

JJ: Darklings

Vernon: ADP Mobile Solutions

Richard: Wallet Pass

Daniel: Fedora Reader

 

Xbox Music Picks

JJ: Breaking Benjamin

Vernon: Led Zeppelin

 

Podcast Picks

JJ: Windows Developer Show with Ryan Lowdermilk and Travis Lowdermilk

Vernon: The Tekbeard podcast, with Adam Doud, Clifton Thomas, and Ryan St. Andrie

Daniel: Joe Rogan Experience, with Joe Rogan

 

Wrap-up

We were glad to have had Daniel and Richard share their thoughts and opinions, and we appreciate all that they do to inform Microsoft fans of the ongoing and developing stories that affect us all. You can find Richard and Daniel on windowscentral.com, or on Twitter, where they can be reached at @ricker666, and @Daniel_Rubino.

Thank you for listening to episode 003 the MS Mobile Show! If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way for you to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can find the link at http://msmobileshow.libsyn.com/rss  Visiting MSMobileShow.com/episodes will get you the option of video, if you feel the need to subject yourselves to that kind of punishment.  We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow,  via Facebook MS Mobile Show, Google Plus MS Mobile Show, and email contact@msmobileshow.com.

You can reach JJ on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic and Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

Stay mobile!

Mar 3, 2015

Thanks for checking out the show! We are honored!

If you enjoy this show and would like to hear more, be sure to subscribe to the show. You can do so using your favorite podcast app, or by visiting msmobileshow.com/subscribe. We also have a video version of the show, available on YouTube, if you are so daring.

One thing you should do is to follow the show on Twitter, at @MSMobileShow. By doing so, you will be entered into a contest that we are funning for the next four weeks. Every person that is following the MS Mobile Show Twitter feed four weeks from today will get their name in the hat to win a $20 gift certificate to the Microsoft Store. Please do so, and let your friends know, too!

 

Tip of the Episode

Use Bing Rewards! Sign up. Search with Bing on all your devices with all browsers. Earn points. Enter to win cool stuff. Redeem points for gift cards and other great stuff, or donate to charity. Refer friends, for up to 100 points per friend. Basically, if you are okay with Bing as your search engine, there is no reason not to do this.

 

News

Microsoft:

Apple:

  • Has not announced a wearable that is cross-platform. We are not surprised.

Google:

  • Samsung announces the Galaxy S6, and includes OneDrive, OneNote, and Skype apps, along with 110 GB of OneDrive storage for a year. We shall see where this leads

 

Coming to Windows Phone

Flock: A group messaging app that seems to be targeting enterprise and “work” situations. Also uses a sheep as its mascot. Currently in beta for Windows Phone, but we are expecting it to be fully-released pretty soon. There are currently versions already available for iOS and Android.

 

Windows Phone app picks

JJ: Authenticator

Vernon: Shadow Tile Pack

 

Podcast Picks: 

JJ: Fragmented Podcast

Vernon: Paterfamilias Podcast @PaterPodcast 

 

Wrap-up

Thank you for listening to episode the MS Mobile Show!

If you enjoyed the show, we’d love it if you listened again! The best way to do so, is to subscribe to the podcast with your favorite podcast app. You can find the link at http://msmobileshow.libsyn.com/rss Visiting MSMobileShow.com/episodes will get you the option of video, if you’d feel the need to subject yourselves to that kind of punishment.

We’d love to hear from you what you are using to listen to the show! You can contact the show via Twitter at @MSMobileShow

Facebook is MS Mobile Show

Google Plus is MS Mobile Show

Email is contact@msmobileshow.com

JJ on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic

You can reach Vernon on Twitter at @VernonEL

 

Stay mobile!

Feb 19, 2015

We'd like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for taking a few minutes to check out this new podcast. If you enjoy this show and would like to hear more, be sure to subscribe to the show. You can do so by going to msmobileshow.com/subscribe. Of course you can subscribe in your favorite podcast app as well. 

On Episode 1, we discuss Windows 10 technical preview for phone, which text editing software will be coming preinstalled on the Samsung Galaxy S 6, and the newly-acquired-by-Microsoft Acompli app, and its rebranding as Outlook for iOS and Android 

We joined by a great guest, David V. Kimball. You can find out more about David at DavidVKimball.com or just hit him up on Twitter, as we tend to use that medium that most.  

We share our personal picks for Music, Apps, and Podcasts: 

Music: 

  • JJ: Amaranthe Massive Addictive. 
  • Vernon: Volbeat 
  • David: Nightwish - Ghost love score 

 

Apps: 

  • Vernon: NestWP 
  • JJ: Trivia Crack 
  • David: Tile Art 

 

Podcasts: 

  • David: #AskGaryVee 
  • Vernon: Glance and Go Radio 
  • JJ: Freakonomics Podcast, CodeCast by STL Tech Talk, and The Tech Informist 

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to subscribe to the show. You can do so a number of ways: 

Windows Phone: 

  • Stock Podcasts app on your Windows Phone device. Copy and paste http://msmobileshow.libsyn.com/rss in the search bar if the show does not show up right away.  
  • Third-party apps: Podcast Lounge, PODCASTS!, iPodcast, and Casts are all go ones to use. 

Android: 

  • Stitcher, and Pocketcasts both work very well. 

iOS 

  • Stitcher, and the built-in Podcasts app 

 

Videos 

 

Follow the show! 

We can be reached on most social media sites, known at MS Mobile Show 

Twitter 

Facebook 

Google Plus 

Of course, email is another way that works well. contact@MSMobileShow.com 

You can contact the hosts on Twitter at @VernonEL and @JJHammondMusic 

Thanks for listening. Stay mobile!

Feb 12, 2015

Welcome to the origin story of the MS Mobile Show hosted by JJ Hammond from The Tech Informist & CodeCast by STLTechTalk along with Vernon Smith from Glance & Go Radio Podcast!

Visit our website at MSMobileShow.com & also join us on the following social media platforms:

Connect with your hosts on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic & @VernonEL.

We would love to hear from you as well! Email us at contact@msmobileshow.com with comments & suggestions!

We are very close to launching our regular episodes, so make sure to visit MSMobileShow.com/live to have a look at our upcoming recording schedule & guest list. Not only will you be to see all that on an all the time basis, but you will also be able to watch live & participate in the live chatroom with other fans of the show!

Feb 12, 2015

Welcome to a brief teaser of what is to come from the MS Mobile Show hosted by JJ Hammond from The Tech Informist & CodeCast by STLTechTalk along with Vernon Smith from Glance & Go Radio Podcast!

Visit our website at MSMobileShow.com & also join us on the following social media platforms:

Connect with your hosts on Twitter at @JJHammondMusic & @VernonEL.

We would love to hear from you as well! Email us at contact@msmobileshow.com with comments & suggestions!

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