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Friday - July 23rd, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 302 #OTP

This week was very busy for Windows Insiders as three different builds were released for testers. Two of the builds came from the Fast Ring for Windows 10 (19H1) and the other one was from the new Skip Ahead Ring for Windows 10 (20H1). We talk about those releases, what the name Santorini might be for Windows, the April 2019 Update for Xbox One, hosts of new games for Xbox Game Pass, and all kinds of other tidbits. Stay tuned in from start to finish so you catch everything!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 64

Welcome to Episode 64. Well we have arrived in October and the General Availability for Windows 8 is just a few weeks away. On this show I talk about the upcoming SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) to the International Space Station (ISS) and the fact I will be down at Cape Canaveral to cover the launch this weekend on social media as a credentialed member of the press. It is the first of 12 CRS missions heading to ISS by SpaceX. I also mention my recent road travelling experience with Windows Phone and some of its apps that helped make travelling the byways of America easier. After a quick discussion about Apple’s new iPhone and some consumer end issues and the apparent infighting between companies that are building Windows Phone 8 devices we dove into our stack of news items. Amongst those subjects we covered new spate of spam/scam emails that are using eFax and the IRS to get you to download bad files onto your system; rumors of Microsoft building its own Windows Phone; possible jury member issue in the Samsung vs Apple court decision; the FTC winning their 4 year legal battle with a scareware scam that will cost the perpetrator $163 million; Twitter opts you into several new emails; talking about app store counts for Windows Store; using a standing desk; Facebook bought a lot of consumer purchasing data; student Windows Store developer accounts for free; Twitter will let us download all our tweets by the end of the year; Microsoft patches IE Zero Day flaw and gets criticized for it; HD capture of Endeavor’s arrival at LAX; Microsoft and devs get into Guinness Book of Records; Microsoft introduces YouthSpark program; E*Trade Baby is now on Windows Phone and LastPass introduces a Sentry to keep an eye out for exposed passwords. As usual we wrap up with a look at the past week on WindowsObserver.com.

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