Wednesday - August 10th, 2022

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 88

Welcome to Episode 88 and the first show of May. Just 12 shows away from Episode 100! Should we start the count down now or later? OK – we will wait – but it is exciting as we get closer. So in this show we start off with a small confession on how I messed up a BIOS flash on my wife’s PC that did not work using the Windows based BIOS flashing software. That meant a dead motherboard and an upgrade for her machine. It is speeding along now with new motherboard, memory, processor and an SSD drive and she is happy – a required goal for family tech support folks! We then talk about a new Microsoft Store in my hometown, going to space getting more expensive on VirginGalactic after their successful rocket powered test flight and all kinds of Windows Phone stuff such as more Instagram access attempts and a paid app for us while it is free for iOS users. Then we cover the latest stats on Microsoft Surface sales numbers, Microsoft moving into the top 5 tablet vendors and the possibility of a second generation Surface device being unveiled in late June at Microsoft’s Build 2013 conference. If you are looking at getting a Windows 8 based machine we tell you about a great collection of devices from cNet and even a discussion of whether you should get touch with that Windows 8 PC. There is also lots of Microsoft related news around Outlook.com and its new Skype integration, a list of SkyDrive Apps for various platforms, an update to the OneNote MX App that lets you draw on capacitive screens, a beta of the office Facebook App on Windows Phone 8 and how to use SkyDrive to sync your documents and pictures between computers. We wrap with a reminder of the busy times ahead with the upcoming #XboxReveal in May, E3 in June and a possible second generation Surface reveal in late June at Build 2013 in San Francisco. So go ahead and enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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