Welcome to Episode 49 of the Observed Tech PODCAST.
In this weeks show we talk about Space Shuttle Discovery’s flight to DC this past week and the upcoming SpaceX Dragon Launch to the ISS; we discuss the continuing sales story of the Nokia Lumia 900; crossing the 1,000 download level for our WindowsObserver App Version 2.1; Office for Mac 2011 SP2 being pulled from auto updates; getting an invite into the Windows Store for developers; Sony launching a cloud based storage service for their devices; Verizon backing Microsoft in the smartphone wars; still a lot of Macs infected with the Flashback Trojan; lots of new Windows 7 themes and wallpapers from Microsoft; Trials Evolution breaking Xbox Live Arcade one day sales records; WordPress security update release; using a VHD to dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview; Microsoft beats analysts and has a good quarter; PC shipments up in 1st quarter worldwide; Google wants to analyze your inbox habits; Windows Phone feature suggestion website; apparently Windows Phone 8 will not work on all hardware; Amazon Web Services used by one third of Internet users; Amazon Web Services opens a marketplace for AWS services; Apple offers free Mountain Lion upgrade to MobileMe users; remembering Dick Clark via Social media; unique resignation video; updated Windows Phone Translator app; the DreamSpark advantage for students; Gmail outage lights up Twitter and how your Klout score can help you find a date.
As usual we wrap up with a look at the past week on WindowsObserver.com.
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- Discovery Bids Farewell to Florida’s Space Coast (iReport,com)
- WindowsObserver 2.1 Windows Phone App
- Microsoft pulls Office for Mac 2011 SP2 from AutoUpdate due to Outlook database (The Verge)
- Attention Developers: Here’s how to get an invite to the Windows Store (MSDN Blogs)
- Sony to launch cloud storage service next week (TechRadar)
- Glossy-White Lumia 900 does not ship with latest firmware-fix from Nokia (WP Central)
- Verizon Backing Microsoft In Smartphone War (Mashable)
- Whoops: Symantec was wrong, some 650K Macs still infected with Flashback (The Next Web)
- Windows themes: from saplings to forests, all for your desktop (Windows Experience Blog)
- Trials Evolution Breaks Xbox LIVE Arcade Sales Record (Major Nelson)
- WordPress 3.3.2 Maintenance and Security Update Released (GHacks)
- How to use a VHD to dual-boot Windows 8 on a Windows 7 PC (ZDNet)
- Microsoft beats estimates as most divisions see growth (GeekWire)
- Google Offering Analytics for Your Email Inbox (Mashable)
- Did you know? (MSDN Blogs)
- Microsoft evangelist goofed on Windows Phone 8 upgrade claim (cNet)
- Amazon Web Services now renting software (TechFlash)
- PC market refuses to die, rises again in Q1 2012 (PC Gamer)
- Huge Twitter spam campaign for fake antivirus discovered (ZDNet)
- Apple pushes iCloud to MobileMe users, offers free Snow Leopard DVD to enable Lion upgrade (The Next Web)
- The Social Web Remembers Dick Clark (Mashable)
- Microsoft Office employee quits with a farewell resignation video (The Verge)
- Stat of the day: A third of all Internet users visit a site that uses Amazon’s infrastructure (GeekWire)
- Windows Phone Translator App (Windows Phone Marketplace)
- So what software is included in DreamSpark (MSDN Blogs)
- Google’s Gmail suffers outage, causing uproar on Twitter (GeekWire)
- Dating Site Finds You a Mate Based on Your Klout Score (Mashable)
WindowsObserver.com Week in Review:
- White Nokia Lumia 900 Hitting ATT Stores Early
- Windows 8 Consumer Preview More than Doubles Windows 7 Beta Usage
- Windows Phone App Flow: The Little Something Extra
- Windows Store Gets New Releases Category in Windows 8 Consumer Preview
- Try Out Xbox 360 Entertainment Options This Weekend for Free
- Space Shuttle Discovery and Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Cocoa Beach Flyby Themes and Wallpapers
- Windows Simplified–Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Versions
Date Produced: 22 April 2012
Format: MP3, 128KBPS
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