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Wednesday - July 28th, 2021

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 15)

Here at the very end of August in a quite different year than we all expected when it started, there is still plenty to discuss about faith, tech, and space. We kick this episode off with a discussion around returning to movie theaters to watch movies during this active pandemic plus an update an update about my recent PC Build and SSD drives. Next is the final couple of weeks in the summer break for my cohort’s continuing formation and classes beginning in just a couple of weeks. In tech, we layout new builds for Windows and Edge Insiders including a significant upcoming milestone. Surface Duo review are in the hands of reviewers and influencers but it is everyday folks without embargos that are going into Best Buy and AT&T stores to give full operational demos of the dual-screened devices ahead of schedule. IN other tech headlines there is more on the Epic vs Apple app store fight, talk about the Amazon Halo, TikTok, tech scam insider information to help awareness, and big changes in real estate in the pandemic. In space we have launches and scrubs and we wrap up reminiscing about the 25 year anniversary of Windows 95, Office, 95, and of course this website!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 296 #OTP

We begin this episode with a reminder that the Windows 7 End of Lifecycle Support clock is ticking and pointing out a Twitter account that you can follow to keep up with the countdown. We also had a new Windows Insider build to talk about along with a new reserved storage enhancement that is rolling out. I share some of my observations on what could be a key success factor for future Windows 10 upgrades. After that we dive into our normal list of things like app updates, the latest on the January 2019 Patch Tuesday, Xbox gaming related news, and a quick rundown of all the new hardware announced last week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2019.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 258 #OTP

Welcome to episode 258 of Observed Tech. This week I share my initial impressions of the Surface Book 2 which arrived earlier this week for my hands on experience. I include a few comparisons to the OG Surface Book that I have been using for the last three years. Then we get to talk about Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Always Connected PCs that will be in consumers hands very soon beginning with the HP Envy x2 that may ship in about two weeks. Of course, we update the progress of Windows 10 Redstone 4 as Microsoft focuses on stabilizing the fifth feature update for release in March/April and then its follow on development branch – Redstone 5 – which will be the sixth feature update for Windows 10. That is expected to land in the September/October time frame. We then dive into news items about Andromeda, Microsoft Edge, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), and Bill Gates being a guest star on the Big Bang Theory in March. Of course, there are other news headlines throughout the show so be sure to listen all the way until the end and not miss anything. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 219 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 219 of Observed.Tech. In this week’s show we start off by talking about an out of band security update for Flash on Windows after the normal Patch Tuesday updates were delayed last week however, we also discuss whether another vulnerability will also be patched before next months updates are issued on 14 March 2017. I share with you my experience in signing up friends to use my Outlook.com premium service for their own unique email address on my custom domain which was a lot easier than getting everything setup in the first place. We also talk about the slow trickle of Microsoft Edge extensions, a new email search utility for Outlook and Gmail accounts, and how HoloLens is helping a medical technology company design operating rooms for hospitals. There is plenty to discuss about Windows 10 as well including confirmation of Redstone 3, a lack of new builds over the last two weeks, and concerns about privacy in the EU getting some attention despite the efforts Microsoft has made to be more transparent in this area. As always there are other tidbits scattered throughout the show including Gmail and Blizzard dropping support for Windows XP and Vista, a new Windows 10 bug tracker for developers, using an Outlook calendar with Alexa, Microsoft’s call for a Digital Geneva Convention, and whether Windows Phone/Mobile is dead. Enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 185 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 185 of Observed Tech – the first show of 2016! We kick off the new year talking about a great interview with Satya Nadella on Buzzfeed and how it really provides concrete insight to his approach and how he is not focused on market share for the companies products and services – especially Windows 10 Mobile. I then update on a few more additions to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Parade as some new universal apps are added to the Windows Store along with reports of others joining the UWP family soon. I also spend a little time talk about the app-ocalypse, a word I can not say very well, and whether we could actually use all these services in our mobile browser instead of through apps. It looks like T-Mobile may be releasing a Windows 10 Mobile device and that firmware update for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL apparently improves battery life amongst other things although I am still waiting to receive the update myself to test it out for my AT&T based 950. Security, both keeping you informed about attempts to access your account and the ease with which some companies can allow someone access to your account with public info, was in the spotlight this past week and so I spend some time talking about that and Two Factor Authentication. Some other areas that I talk about include the most vulnerable software in 2015, Windows 10 install momentum and what I want to see change with Microsoft services and Windows 10 during 2016. Of course there are plenty of other items spread throughout the show so please enjoy everything and thanks for listening.

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