I think I've had the problem from point 1 as well and I think it was because I was just unplugging power cable. After few times it had problems with booting correctly. After reflashing sd card and turning it off with ,,shutdown'' button in the app I have no more problems.
Good to hear that SM update is coming AstroNerd! Would be good to have mobile app update as well, with some more features but I guess we have to wait longer for it.