- Welcome to the show
- Special guest star Peter Henry
- Word of the Week is “Peter”
- Hands on with the Surface Book 4
- Colin reports from Redmond
- Interview with Peter
- We are part of the Tech Podcast Network.
Recorded onsite at Murphy Studios in downtown Ottawa.
01:30 Hands on with Surface Book
- David had about 10 minutes with a Surface Book this week
- Thought the hinge would be an issue – but it worked great
- You have to push a button on the keyboard to separate the screen from the keyboard
- Screen mounts forwards and backwards
- OMG it looks like a Macbook!
- Has Colin ordered or received his Surface Book yet – we don’t know!
- If you have a Surface Book – you won’t need a tablet!
07:00 Interview with Peter
- First job was pumping gas
- Does Peter have an opinion on the topic “Is Windows Phone Dead”
- Running Android apps on Windows Phone
- The “Glance and Go” features of Windows Phone
- What will keep Windows Phone here for 1 and 5 years?
- Couldn’t https://xamarin.com/ allow Windows apps to run on Android?
- Blackberry now has an Android phone – what does this mean for the future of Windows Phone
41:00 Colin – Still talking Lapable
- Colin just toured Surface Labs
- He was in Vegas, but doesn’t remember much about it!
- Is the Surface Book without a GPU too light to be lapable?
- Pennies for the Podcast Sir? – Our Amazon store has been expanded – buy your tech through our link and we’ll earn a few penny
- Samsung Q2U Microphone is both a USB and a standard Microphone!
41:00 Windows Mobile 10 Beta
- Windows Beta – doesn’t crash, battery lasts
- External display, keyboard and mouse works great
- David wonders – why buy a Lumia 950 XL when he already has a Nokia 1520 and a Surface Pro 3?
- Should David trade in his Surface Pro 3 and add $1,000 or keep his SP3 and buy a Lumia 950 XL for about $1,000 (Canadian including docking station and tax)
- Dave has a crush on Continuum
- The Lumia 550 is $150 (US), but can’t do continuum – but you can go to Cuba with the money you save!
- Peter and David wine about what a poorly written program iTunes is!
55:00 Outro – Call for your help with the podcast, please…
- Follow and re-tweet @SurfaceSmiths
- Listen www.SurfaceSmiths.com
- Email Podcast@SurfaceSmith.com
- Purchase Amazon A Store
- Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterHenry999
56:00 Whiskey of the Week – Alberta Premium Rye Whiskey
- Visit your liquor store or the distillery
- Tastes great out of old Jam Jars!