Welcome to Episode 140.

I start off today’s show commenting about the tragic news this week concerning Robin Williams and his death. He inspired my generation with many of the roles he played on TV and in the movies with his energetic and untiring comedic talent. It reminds us all that it is hard to know what it is like inside of depression and how difficult it is to ask for help.

Take care of each other out there.

On the tech side of things I discuss the following during this weeks show:

  • IBM PC is 33 years old this week
  • Microsoft jumps into 21st century with development
  • Windows in the Mobile First, Cloud First world
  • Booting to the desktop in Windows 8.1
  • Updating Windows has changed for good
  • Windows 8.1 August Updates
  • Control Panel on the Taskbar Tip
  • Microsoft makes gains in cloud battles with Amazon and Google
  • Cortana and the next version of Windows
  • Virtual Desktops and other Windows 9 Threshold features
  • Wi-Fi Issues on Surface Pro 3
  • Firmware updates for Surface hardware
  • Skype gets some free features that used to be paid only
  • Nokia 130 feature phone
  • Lumia Cyan firmware fixes battery drainage issues
  • Start Screen on Windows Phone 8.1 Update
  • Carriers and Windows Phone in their stores
  • Nokia Lumia 1520 32GB version dropped by ATT
  • 300K apps on Windows Phone store and coutning
  • OneNote continues to shine
  • GamesCon 2014 Xbox News
  • NextGen console wars
  • Kindle dead to new Xbox consoles
  • Amazon invites Kindle Publishers to join Hachette fight
  • Support Solutions for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Hyperlapse
  • 23 million Twitter bots
  • Comcast Customer Service takes another hit
  • Steve Ballmer now owns the LA Clippers
  • Telemarketer revenge
  • Dad builds coolest Mission Control and Spaceship for his kids

Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

Date Produced: 13 August 2014

Length: 32:52

Format: MP3, 128KBPS

Size: 33.0MB

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