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Wednesday - July 24th, 2024

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 96 (Windows 8.1 Preview Edition)

Welcome to Episode 96. Just four shows away from the century mark for us. This show will not have a long page of show notes because it is all about the Windows 8.1 Preview. I share the how to get it pieces and then talk about my own discoveries, both good and not so good, as I poked around in the update for Windows 8 and installed it three times on two devices. As you will find out there is a lot of good going on but also some steps backwards – at least in my opinion. However, it is a beta/preview so things could change and most certainly underlying code will change to help with any bugs that are in there. Maybe we will also see some features added. I would love to hear your view of the new update and your own experience in installing and using Windows 8.1 so be sure to leave a comment below so we can discuss it. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 66

Welcome to Episode 66 and another show full of Microsoft news. We talk about the Microsoft Surface pre-orders and how well they have done and all of the updates that are flowing out of Redmond in preparation for this week’s Windows 8 Launch. We also cover a lot of Xbox related news and info about the console update that will be pushed to all Xbox 360 consoles beginning today. We let you know about two pieces of Office 2013 news – the University Edition license and the free upgrade to Office 2013 when you buy Office 2010. We wrap up with a little Windows Phone news about a new handset and next weeks official launch of the new mobile platform. Of course scattered throughout the show are other little tidbits and items for your geek pleasure. Enjoy and as always thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 47

Welcome to Episode 47 of the Observed Tech PODCAST and our show this week is focused on the release of the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone from AT&T. We start off talking about the pre-order experience, getting over some hurdles and the great customer service from AT&T, for me anyway, in the process from start to finish. We then discuss the reviews that came out this past week after the embargo lifted Tuesday night and the wide ranging nature of them including all of the same old arguments about the Windows Phone platform, app store and hardware specs. Then I share some thoughts about preparing for your new Windows Phone transition from either another Windows Phone or a different manufacturer including reinstalling apps, setting up email accounts and a way to add an additional layer of security to your handset. I spend a little time talking about the handset itself and my first impressions of it. Finally, I encourage all of you to talk about your new handset as the enthusiast crowd starts to post their impressions of the phone, both the hardware and the OS, to see what the everyday users think of it. As usual we wrap up with a look at the past week on WindowsObserver.com.

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