What The Tech Ep. 193 – Taking Your Calls 12-17-13

What The Tech Ep. 193 – Taking Your Calls 12-17-13

Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott take your calls! But first Andrew and Paul discuss all the hoopla over the NSA gathering data on you. Is this the new norm? Our first caller ever Matt calls to ask Paul about moving music from his computer to Windows Phone. Does Microsoft need better tools for manager music on Windows Phone from your computer? Neil calls to ask Paul what job he would want at Microsoft if they were to offer a job to him. Andrew and Paul also rant about the cost of unsubsidized phones. Why do unsubsidized phones cost so much? Paul claims Android to be the undisputed king of mobile. Why is that? And Smash Monk calls to get Paul’s opinion on Microsoft’s Cortana.


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  1. Andrew, Paul another great show. Sorry missed call in , damn job got in the way. You guys have great chemistry and Paul never seems nearly as annoyed as with that other host on that other network. 😉

    Respect your work Paul. Fair reporting with honest opinions. Too bad others don’t follow your lead. Happy Holidays.

    Heading to Queens this week, maybe see you, Andrew on Bell. Buy you a drink if you have fallen off the wagon. Cheers. Merry Christmas.

  2. I liked the Call in Show, but didn’t love it. I think it is best not to make What the Tech a Tech Support show, but rather a show about Tech. Several of the calls were not about Tech News and Opinion, but rather “Tech Support with Paul”

  3. Nice to see Paul on another Tech Show other than that other one. You guys are doing a great job.

  4. tips for the screener:

    1) don’t let callers in that have tech questions that can be answered by searching how-to guides, unless it is something only paul would know because it is too new. For instance, that xbox music question belongs to leo laporte’s silly radio show for moms and dads.

    2) give priority to calls that will exploit the unique information paul has. he’s got stuff he isn’t telling, maybe calls that will make him reveal more. you know, get the scoop out. It’s the stuff people care. Anything else you can just bing/google around.

    3) encourage the audience to make smart questions. tell the people who want tech support to call Microsoft. :)

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