Episode 8 – How Many Hands?





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.


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!



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


Office Lens

Office Remote, coming soon


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


Tubecast – Lets you use your Chromecast with your Windows Phone


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


Personal Picks

Windows Phone app picks

David: Viddi, Vidme client, built by Scott Lovegrove


Vernon: PayPal

Music Picks

David: The Shins – Turn On Me


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


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!

About VernonEL

Vernon E. L. Smith enjoys his work in food manufacturing safety and management. He finds the Microsoft ecosystem to be the best fit for his life, both professionally and personally. Gladly choosing to be an early adaptor of Window Phone 7 Series, he has grown in his passion for the platform as it has matured. Vernon is married with three children. In his meager spare time, he enjoys listening to podcasts, and improving his home renovation skills. He also hosts the MSPoweruser Podcast each week, and publishes video to YouTube as often as he can.

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