Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 124

Welcome to Episode 124.

Big point of discussion in this show relates to the recent Microsoft IP theft investigation which included looking into the Hotmail account of one of the individuals involved in those leaks.  The reaction by the Internet has been interesting to say the least and in many ways predictable.

Along with that we also talk about helping the family get online with Skype, Amazon’s possible streaming device, US giving up control of Internet DNS, Sony upping the price of PS4 by $50 in Canada while Microsoft drops Xbox One down by $50, Google and their continued lack of support for Windows Phone, the backlash to Amazon’s Prime rate increase, Samsung poking at all major brands in their latest commercial, layoffs at Sprint and Nilay Patel moving on from The Verge.

Other items we are keeping an eye on this week include:

  • Possible iPad for Office announcement
  • Microsoft stock hitting a 14 year high
  • Microsoft updates remote desktop apps for other platforms
  • More Microsoft Stores coming soon in US
  • Microsoft-Nokia deal will now close in April due to regulatory delays
  • Xbox One expanding reach into 26 new markets this Fall
  • Marc Whitten departs Xbox and Microsoft
  • Titanfall release impacting Xbox One sales
  • Nokia Lumia 1520 and gamers
  • Windows Phone search improves to push down spammy apps in results
  • Windows 8.1 deployment
  • Getting ready for Windows XP end of support on 08 April 2014
  • Get $100 for trading in your old Windows XP machine
  • Computer hijacking and ransoms
  • OneNote goes free for all
  • Free Office 365 resources
  • Surface 2 with LTE released
  • Surface Power cover first impressions
  • Science Fair challenge wins over 12 year old to Surface instead of iPad Mini
  • Free Touch Cover with Surface purchase at Microsoft Store’s until Saturday
  • Windows Azure name change
  • Messaging History folder on Outlook.com being removed soon
  • Two Factor Authentication directory
  • Hubble Turns 24
  • Comparing Nokia Lumia 1520 to old tech
  • Mac Pro will no longer run Windows 7 in Boot Camp
  • The need for netter app store measuring tools and metrics
  • Office Online Apps are also free Google
  • Microsoft named one of world’s most ethical companies for 4th year in a row
  • Open Source MVP’s
  • Windows Store exceeds 150,000 apps
  • An Apple Lover converts to Windows and the Internet freaks out
  • Experience of buying a Windows PC
  • Buffer takes care of business

Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Date Produced: 25 March 2014

Length: 48:54

Format: MP3, 128KBPS

Size: 47.0MB

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