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Saturday - March 6th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 309 #OTP

This week there was a lot happening in the Microsoft tech world. First, we had the public release of the Microsoft Edge Developer and Canary builds of the company’s new Chromium-based browser on Monday. A couple of hours later they then opened up the Windows Insiders Release Preview ring with Build 18362 of the May 2019 Update aka 19H1. Then mid-week, they merged the Skip Ahead 20H1 ring back to the Fast Ring and made Build 18875 available for testers. Pretty much exactly as we predicted and discussed during last week’s show.

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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 138 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 138. Getting back into a normal Wednesday recording routine today with this new episode to talk about some of the headlines in tech news. I start off by talking a little bit about two classes I am currently enrolled in for school – Multimedia Development which uses Adobe Flash as a core platform and Web Page Development. I am getting to refine quite a few skills I have vaguely learned over the years thru trial and error so they have been fun to participate in these courses. Well worth the effort to go back to school. I then discuss the adventure that has been WP 8.1 Developer Preview, reverting to WP 8, upgrading to WP 8.1 and Cyan and then the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Update. Yes, it is as confusing as it reads! On top of those updates there is the issue around use of a preview and the impact that can have on folks even though they agreed to jump off that cliff voluntarily. Some of the other areas I covered during this episode are Windows Phone usage numbers, Finding an unexpected memory on an Xbox, PC sales forecast to grow, People must trust tech to use it, OneNote goes cross platform to Amazon Fire and gets updated on iOS devices, Amazon shares drop upon debut of their Fire Phone, Amazon’s cloud growth scaring investors, Yammer now belongs to Office 365, More Microsoft Stores on the way, Windows Desktop and Windows RT, Laywoman review of Surface Pro 3, Cortana vs Siri is the new PC vs Mac, Microsoft raided in China, Kids App Store, Nokia X phones not quite dead yet, Family Plan Wars, Selfie phone from Microsoft, Soft-resetting a Windows Phone, Microsoft starting to build Windows Phone technically speaking, Uber and FitBit official apps land on Windows Phone, Facebook diverging their app capabilities like Foursquare did, Cortana knows Foursquare locations, The morality of in app purchases, Universal Apps, USAA using IBM’s Watson as a military veterans advisor, Atari Landfill documentary trailer, EA Access, HBO web based subscriptions, Twitter grows big time in last quarter, Ballmer purchase of Clippers close to completion, Mars rover sets distance record among extraterrestrial machines, Cloud storage nightmare with Box for one customer and Best Buy CEO interview highlights. 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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