Tag: Anti Virus

Friday - July 23rd, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 241 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 241 of Observed Tech. Although there were no new desktop builds this week for Windows Insiders, there were new builds to test for Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One team started testing their Fall Update with a huge update. I talk about the situation between Consumer Reports and Microsoft when it comes to reliability of the Surface Hardware line and Consumer Reports removal of the recommended label for the latest Surface hardware. Lots of information about the new build on Xbox One for that teams Fall Update and the revamped Xbox Insider Program with specifics on how to gain access to higher testing rings. Of course, as always there are plenty of other tidbits across a wide range of tech subjects throughout the show so be sure to listen all the way until the end. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 131 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 131. In today’s show we talk about the news coming out of Microsoft’s annual TechEd event in Houston, some Xbox related news that is good or bad depending how you look at it and of course we cover a lot of other subjects as well. As the show Start’s Up the discussion begins with Tracour, a service developed by Brad Sams, which received an initial seed round of funding totaling $335K. You might recognize his name as a Managing Editor at NeoWin. Other items in Start Up include the fact that Microsoft reiterates no updates for Windows XP, PC Shipments are actually up, maybe anti-virus is not dead, harassing customers for negative reviews will get you booted from the Amazon Marketplace, a Sailor hacks their shipboard Navy network, Amazon selling fake and knockoff products, YouTube dumps user subscription RSS feeds and Google Glass launches in Beta for anyone in the US with $1,500. As always there are many areas we keep an eye on each week and they cover items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Internet Explorer, Services, Hardware, Apps, Xbox and Social Media. Bringing the show to a close in the Shut Down segment I discuss Trust in Ads, Google having your email even if you do not use Gmail, Windows 365 subscription based Windows, One Pass concept for Microsoft services/software, replacing a tablet with a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple will offer multi-tasking in iOS8 and pieces of the retired US Shuttle program will boost the next stage of the manned launch program in the US. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 130 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 130 where we get to talk small tablets and productivity among many other items. As I Start Up the discussion involves Universal vs Linked apps, the usability of Windows 8.1 on non-touch devices, Office Blog consolidations, Google Glass cost, Google scanning for ads, more businesses moving to Surface and Windows devices, doom and gloom for Apple’s tablet business, saving your business time and money, Samsung’s infringement on Apple patents and declaring AV dead. Of course there are many areas we keep an eye on each week and as always they cover items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Services, Hardware, Apps, Xbox and Social Media. Heading towards Shut Down I discuss Apple hoaxes, teacher training resources for Windows 8.1, trademarking Delve as a SaaS, lots of cable channels but few are watched, celebrating 50 years of BASIC, Sony store heading into Best Buy, tech support scams continue, products and Star Wars Day, 2048 game on Windows Phone, waving to flush and I wrap up talking about Surface Mini and productivity on small tablets. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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