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.

Episode 017: Joel Rushworth talks Lumia 640 XL, Latest Technical Preview, and Mobile in Canada

        Microsoft Mobile MVP Joel Rushworth joins Vernon and Kevin as he fills in for David. The three dig deep into the latest Windows 10 Mobile technical preview version 10149, and debate whether or not you should install it on your daily driver. Two out of the three are using…

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Episode 16 – Richard Devine talks mobile PCs, Midrange Windows Phones and Taylor Swift

        Vernon and David are joined by guest Richard Devine of Windows Central. Fresh off of E3, the three discuss the new Xbox features, the increasingly gray area of “mobile” computing, Microsoft’s apparent midrange Windows Phone strategy, and how Bing video search gets some major kudos from an unlikely source. They weigh in on…

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Episode 15 – Software v. Hardware, and Mobile Gaming

    Kevin Harvell fills in for David, so he and Vernon have a laid-back episode discussing mobile gaming, mobile software versus hardware, and personal picks.   Last Week’s Poll How often do you check Facebook? View the results here.   This Week’s Poll What type of mobile games are…

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Episode 14 – Facebook on Mobile

        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…

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Episode 13 – Windows 10 Availability

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,…

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Episode 11 – Messaging, Everybody Does It

        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…

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MS Mobile Show – Episode 10 – Build ’15 recap

        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…

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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…

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MS Mobile Show – Episode 7 – Windows 10 Mobile

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…

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MS Mobile Show – Episode 6 – OneNote

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…

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