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 you most likely to play?

  1. Trivia (Trivia Crack, QuizUp)
  2. Puzzle (Hitman GO, Monument Valley)
  3. Freemium (Age of Empires, Candy Crush)
  4. Top-down FPS (Halo: Spartan Strike)


Tip of the Episode

Pin web pages to the Windows Phone start screen.


This Versus That:

  • Backup and Restore, versus Fresh Start.
  • The thrill of a new device versus thrill of a new OS version.
  • Display size versus location of commonly-used “buttons”.
  • Exciting new features, versus fluid functionality.



  • Microsoft:
    • The 640/XL already!
    • Moonraker smartwatch canceled.
  • Apple:
    • Vernon got a new phone.
  • Google:
    • Kevin got a new phone.


Personal Picks

  • Windows Phone app picks
    • Vernon: Instagram BETA, Instance
  • Music Picks
    • Kevin: Classic country station on Pandora
    • Vernon: Johnny Cash
  • Podcast Picks
    • Kevin: The Ross Report
    • Vernon: Social Media Marketing, Social Medial Social Hour


Twitter Tip

Tweetium: Rearrange the category panes in order of most likely to be used.


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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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