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 last week’s and this week’s polls. Invariably they stoop to discussing the drama surrounding Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music. To pull things back on track, they share the episodes Twitter Tip, and their personal app, music, and podcast picks.
Last Episode’s Poll
This Episode’s Poll
Yes, on my daily driver.
Yes, on a secondary device.
No, I’m waiting for the official release.
No, I do not use Windows Phone/Mobile.
Tip of the Episode
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Guest – Richard Devine
Why is Windows Phone doing better in the UK than here in the US?
What kinds of people won’t be satisfied with the Lumia 640 XL?
Which direction are we heading with “Mobile Computing”? Larger, powerful, and more stationary, or lighter, efficient, and ultra portable?
Stephen Elop is leaving Microsoft.
Xbox One: Windows 10 core soon (vertical scrolling, not horizontal), Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, more Cortana-esque voice commands, elite controller, streaming to Windows 10 PCs
Chat, phone, and video app instead of Skype modern app in Win10?
iOS 9’s features: Marketing sounds oddly like a favorite note-taking service we use regularly.
T-Swift uses Twitter (and Tumblr) to call out Apple for not paying artists during people’s three-month music trial. She wins, Apple loses (or does it?)
YouTube Gaming launching soon. Likely a response to Twitch and similar services.
Bing Video search is so much better than Google’s, that The Verge actually acknowledged it.
App Recently Arrived to Windows Phone
Windows Phone app picks
David: Pin.it app for Pinterest by Chris Zorn
Vernon: Metro Tube
David: Dj Cutman
Richard: Xbox Music Playlists
David: Observed Tech Podcast w/ Richard Hay
Vernon: Beyond the To-Do List, by Erik Fisher
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Have a great week!