Welcome to Episode 64.

Well we have arrived in October and the General Availability for Windows 8 is just a few weeks away. On this show I talk about the upcoming SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) to the International Space Station (ISS) and the fact I will be down at Cape Canaveral to cover the launch this weekend on social media as a credentialed member of the press.  It is the first of 12 CRS missions heading to ISS by SpaceX.  I also mention my recent road travelling experience with Windows Phone and some of its apps that helped make travelling the byways of America easier.  After a quick discussion about Apple’s new iPhone and some consumer end issues and the apparent infighting between companies that are building Windows Phone 8 devices we dove into our stack of news items.

Amongst those subjects we covered new spate of spam/scam emails that are using eFax and the IRS to get you to download bad files onto your system; rumors of Microsoft building its own Windows Phone; possible jury member issue in the Samsung vs Apple court decision; the FTC winning their 4 year legal battle with a scareware scam that will cost the perpetrator $163 million; Twitter opts you into several new emails; talking about app store counts for Windows Store; using a standing desk; Facebook bought a lot of consumer purchasing data; student Windows Store developer accounts for free; Twitter will let us download all our tweets by the end of the year; Microsoft patches IE Zero Day flaw and gets criticized for it; HD capture of Endeavor’s arrival at LAX; Microsoft and devs get into Guinness Book of Records; Microsoft introduces YouthSpark program; E*Trade Baby is now on Windows Phone and LastPass introduces a Sentry to keep an eye out for exposed passwords.

As usual we wrap up with a look at the past week on WindowsObserver.com.

Make sure you check out the show notes below for links to all the sources.

Enjoy and as always thanks for listening!

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Date Produced: 03 October 2012

Length: 39:22

Format: MP3, 128KBPS

Size: 36.1MB

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