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.

Becoming Fluent in Fluent – Unboxing Project Neon

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After Microsoft reveals the official name of Project NEON, we discuss the specifics of how “Microsoft Fluent Design System” makes us feel. While we discuss our initial thoughts on Fluent, we also look at specific examples of it already seen in several core apps available on Windows 10 Insider Fast…

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Clifton Thomas of TekBeard Talks of Dying Mobile Platforms

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We are finally able to get fellow podcaster, mobile historian, and friend of the show, Clifton Thomas, on the show! The two spend the first 10 minutes catching up and talking about how podcasting and “internet friends” have impacted their lives. 10:20: Cliff compares the “death” of Windows Phone to…

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Windows 10 S & the Surface Laptop

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Vernon and Aaron share their reactions, enthusiasm, and hesitations about Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop. Microsoft May Event had a strong emphasis on Education and all the ways Microsoft was working to improve technology in the classroom by providing schools with inexpensive, secure tools that empower schools, teachers,…

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Across the Pond, with Sean Michael

Podcasting veteran Sean Michael joins Vernon for a candid conversation. Sean Michael shares a bit about the journalism industry, university in the ‘States versus the UK, married life, American football, horseback riding, and some favorite pieces of tech. Plus, it wouldn’t be a show without a bit of Windows Mobile…

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Windows Mobile: Pandemonium! The Sky Is Falling!

Episode 84 is the one where we speculate, as wildly as humanly possible with no basis in reality, whether or not there’s a future for Windows 10 Mobile after being announced that it was being tossed out an airlock into the cold, dark, vastness of space… or something like that.…

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Images of Cerulean Mobile’s planned VR Headset

Wharton Brooks  recently shared an overview of their business plan for Cerulean Mobile to the public. Within that document was mention of their original intention of launching 5 different Windows 10 Mobile devices; Each with a different type of user in mind. Worth noting is the additional information that Greg Murphy shared with us…

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Cerulean Moment, Continuum v. DeX, & Cleaning Up Duplicate Skype Contacts

Episode 082 gives us a chance to dig into the future of Continuum; especially since the WhartonBrooks Cerulean Moment has been officially announced. Aaron has a great tip for cleaning up duplicate contacts in Skype and Outlook. Vernon paints a picture of how the casual user could use their mobile in three years.…

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James Mundy of Foundbite

James Mundy, the creator, founder, and developer of the social “Sound + Photo” app, Foundbite, joins us for episode 081. We hear the story of Foundbite journey, including the why it is shutting down. Foundbite James on Twitter James’ website   Thanks for listening! We always appreciate your feedback and…

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New Co-host Aaron Hall (@GoodThings2Life)

Vernon introduces the new co-host of the podcast, Aaron Hall, and the two set the pace for the new format of the show, along with catching up on what convinced Aaron to switch from his beloved Lumia. Tip of the Episode: Opening multiple instances of OneNote. The Mobile Minute: Aaron’s…

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