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Chris was invited to be a guest on The Pocket Show and what a great time it was. Windows Phone 8.1 was discussed as well as Amazon’s new phone aspirations. There is also some gaming talk around Epic’s Unreal Engine and iTunes Radio. Here are the Picks from that episode Picks Allison: Cloak VPN service:¬†http://getcloak.com […]

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SMRpodcast Episode #205 has been recorded, is online, and ready for download. Mr. Simmons decided to let us know he would be on vacation about 90 minutes before he arrived at his vacation spot, and, needless to say, it’s just Chris and Robb on the show this week, so we hit you with the 20th […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 released today and of course one of the major features is Cortana the digital assistant. The feature that helps set Cortana apart from Siri and Google Now is the deep application integration. This deep application does not just launch the app but actually allows you to control different aspects of the app. […]

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With the Windows 8.1 Developer Preview releasing today there are a ton of new awesome features that people will come across. However, I did not expect Cortana to be able to control my Insteon Light Switches already. Thanks to Snap Switch for Windows Phone you can already use voice commands through Cortana to turn lights […]

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The latest episode of the SMRPodcast is up here is a summary of the show: Please consider donating to the show, head over to our Patreon Page for more details. SHOW TOPICS Big stories we covered this week We discuss our feelings on Office for the iPad RSA and the NSA We continue to weigh […]

Post image for AT&T On Board To Carry New Windows 8.1 Devices

With today’s announcement of the new Windows 8.1 devices, AT&T fans should rest assured that AT&T will be carrying the new phones. Unfortunately, there is no exact date stated, however AT&T’s press release state that the will be carrying a LTE Lumia 635 as one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Hopefully AT&T will […]

Post image for Unboxing The Xbox One Stereo Headset And Early Thoughts

Microsoft not only made it possible for third party gaming headsets but actually put out their own headset too for the Xbox One. The Xbox One Stereo Headset provides a different gaming experience than the one that comes by default and so far it is a serious upgrade. We will do a full review later […]

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In the next Xbox One update there will also be a new update for your controller too. The update allows for the Xbox One Controller to support the new Xbox One Stereo Adapter as well as some optimization at the request of the Titanfall game developers. Updating the Xbox One controller is pretty simple however […]

Post image for Talking Home Automation With Windows On Chit Chat Across The Pond

The great Allison Sheridan invited me to be on and talk about my experiences converting my house into a smarthome by adding home automation. The ability to control my lights, door lock, heating and cooling via my Windows Phone, or Windows 8.1 tablets are all possible because of the Insteon products I have installed. On […]

SkyDrive is Now OneDrive

by Chris on February 19, 2014 · 0 comments

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A couple of weeks ago Microsoft revealed the new name of their online storage system SkyDrive, would become OneDrive. Today thay change is now live as going to the skydrive.com with change over automatically to onedrive.live.com. Also the app in the Windows Phone Store has been updated to reflect the new name OneDrive. OneDrive is […]