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 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.”


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




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 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.


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

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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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