Welcome to Episode 112.  Already at the beginning of November – just a little more than 60 days left in this calendar year.  We start today’s episode off talking about Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 usage numbers which both saw nice gains in October and the new dive into sharing solutions for some of the post Windows 8.1 issues that have popped up since its release two weeks ago.

After taking a look at how Microsoft intends to advertise about its products and services this holiday season we dived into several other areas including:

  • ARS Technica’s Peter Bright, aka @DRPizza on Twitter, subjective user experience based reviews of Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2
  • Nokia big third quarter overall and tripled sales in North America
  • IT Pros get their own Windows Phone forum
  • The IE11 challenge
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop app downloaded over 1 million times already
  • Windows 8.1 is about more than just touch
  • Tech reviews as seen by Steven Sinofsky
  • Business resources for retiring Windows XP
  • New Windows 8.1 Getting Started tutorials
  • Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Vista or Windows XP
  • Microsoft account getting more enhanced security features
  • Windows Phone App Studio gets an update
  • Surface RT finally gets USB Ethernet adapter support
  • Xbox One vs PS4 and screen resolutions
  • November Xbox Gold free games
  • Sony’s PS4 FAQ
  • EA Sports and Tiger splitting up
  • Buffer’s handling of their hack last weekend
  • Offering Live Tiles on your WordPress site
  • See ya later iGoogle

Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

Date Produced: 01 November 2013

Length: 01:02:06

Format: MP3, 128KBPS

Size: 59.1MB

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