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Wednesday - October 20th, 2021

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 222 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 222 of Observed.Tech. For the third week in a row it was Build Central for members of the Windows Insider Program with four PC builds released in a four day period plus the movement of two former Fast Ring builds into the Slow Ring. We even saw builds released on back to back days for the first time in the Redstone 2 development process. It is all just more proof that we are approaching that final build that will eventually become what everyone will see on their Windows 10 Anniversary Update systems in a few weeks. The Creators Update is one more week closer to reality as the third major feature update for Windows 10. This week we also heard a couple of interesting rumors with one related to the possible release date for the Creators Update next month and then another about what Surface Book 2 might look like and the fact it is currently in mass production already. Another thing that popped up this week in one of the Windows 10 Creators Update builds was the addition of verbage concerning metered connections and how some Windows Updates could be delivered on these restricted connections. Many of you know that metered connections have been a widely used method to keep updates from installing so this got picked up by a lot of sites across the tech blog world. There are plenty of other items intermingled throughout the show such as the GA of Microsoft Teams, some smart home testing, a great example of an app on Windows 10 that came from iOS and the Desktop Bridge for iOS, progress with the Xbox Preview program including new UWP apps that are now on the console, and the world of cloud computing. Enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 122

Welcome to Episode 122 and Daylight Savings Time here in the US. As the end of support approaches for Windows XP next month the discussion continues about that deadline and tools that are being made available to assist in the transition from XP to a more modern OS. That includes a new free data transfer tool to get your info off an XP machine and to a newer version of Windows and where you will see reminders about the impending end of support. We start up talking about a possible Google Glass ban on military bases, Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores after spending millions on a Super Bowl commercial, a public beta of Bing Saves, falling PC shipments, the TV series Cosmos returning to broadcast television and the fact that over 400,000 apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded even once. We also shared news of a giveaway we are holding tomorrow, Monday 10 March, in conjunction with a popular Windows and Windows Phone developer for one of their apps. This app will be free for about 24 hours so make sure you keep an eye on us here at WindowsObserver.com and on Twitter for more details. By the way, the name of the app is mentioned in the podcast as well so be sure to listen in to find out what app you can grab at no cost. Of course our list of discussion items is long as usual so some other items we are keeping an eye on include the final week of our Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway, Satya Nadella putting his touch on Microsoft leadership, Women at Microsoft that are inspiring changes in technology, Windows Azure vs Amazon Web Services, Bing for Schools, Steve Ballmer’s advice for startups, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Spring Update), More tools to assist you in moving to Windows 8.1 in your organization, Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM and expected release date, Tools to help with the move from Windows XP, Windows XP usage goes up instead of down, Reminders that Windows XP support is ending, Cortana for Windows Phone, Dual booting Android and Windows Phone, 8 year old builds WP App with Windows Phone App Studio, Experiential reviews of Surface and Windows Phone, Surface Power History Battery Reports with PowerShell, Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, Time for Windows tablets to break out, Microsoft Office gets more social
IE11 growth worldwide, IE11 Reading Mode, Netflix tech support scam, Identifying scams, Xbox One update roll out, Xbox One purchase deals with Titanfall and Forza Motorsports 5 games for free, Sony sells over 6 million PS4 consoles, Xbox Live games on Android and iOS, OneDrive for Business, Updated Facebook apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone, Skype on Outlook.com, Roku streaming stick, Chromebooks, Apple Lightning cables failing due to corrosion, Comcast continues Internet Essentials program, Yahoo grabs Vizify and shuts it down, Free Getty Photos for your site, Apps as services, Lenovo Miix 8 review, Top support solutions for Microsoft products, Wrong Numbers, TechEd North American Content Catalog and Tip of the Day from Microsoft. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 118

Welcome to Episode 118. This is the show where we talk about the big news of the past week which was the Microsoft CEO announcement and what the companies board will look like, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 which is getting a lot of tech press coverage because of all the leaked information about it including screenshots and functionality details. I also share my thoughts and initial impressions about the Nokia Lumia 1520 which recently came home with me as an upgrade for my Nokia Lumia 920. I will also discuss how I arrived at the decision to go with the 1520 vice the 1020 which I was considering. Other items discussed in this show include Microsoft OneDrive, Nokia Lumia Black update roll out, Nokia Lumia 1520 update for a video bug, Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Center, Bing Apps on Windows Phone, iOS and Android getting another Microsoft service app before Windows Phone, The top 25 WP Apps according to PC Magazine, Office 365 at one year, Office Online vs Office Web Apps, InfoPath Discontinued, Recent Microsoft Commercials, No discless Xbox One but an update is arriving, The life and death of Windows XP, Amazon Prime Price Bump, Newegg Expedited Shipping Subscription, Amazon Web Services vs Windows Azure Pricing Wars, Nextgen Reader and Buffer Support and the Sochi Olympics. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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