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Sunday - August 1st, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 127

Welcome to Episode 127. This is the show that starts off talking about lunar eclipses, Office 365 personal and the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview. I recorded this show very early because I had already been up for a few hours watching the full lunar eclipse that was visible from my backyard. After sharing those images on my Twitter account, @WinObs, I finalized preps for the show and was pointed towards the news about Office 365 Personal being made available which was expected since their announcement a few weeks ago. Then instead of my normal Start Up segment I shared my initial observations of the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview that was released Monday morning to a very enthusiastic Windows Phone fan base. The additions it brings to the OS rounds things off very nicely. However, those were not the only items on the radar to keep an eye on this week so some other areas I discussed include One Microsoft, Terry Myerson’s interview with Mary Jo Foley, End of custom Live Domains service from Microsoft, Interactive Live Tiles, Windows Phone 8.1 reviews, Evolution of the Lumia, Windows Phone 8.1 security and device management, Universal Windows Apps, Windows Phone 8.1 tips, Microsoft accepting Windows Phone 8.1 apps, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update, Adding the power icon back on your Surface device, Tips and Tricks for Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update gives you the UI for your device, IRS will pay for Windows XP updates, Before they loved it people hated Windows XP, The post Windows XP world and how we arrived at it, XP based servers still behind 6,000 websites, Risks associated with running Windows XP now, Office 365 continues to pick up new contracts and clients, Office Online available in Chrome Store, Updates to Word and Excel Online, More Phil Spencer information, Another Xbox One update rolls out, Facebook and their Messenger App, Facebook fights Newsfeed spammers, Twitter notifications on the web, Nearly half of Twitter accounts never send one tweet, Heartbleed and security, Windows Phone Bing apps lose the Bing in name only, Amazon buys comiXology, Best Amazon Mayday support calls, XP retirement slows PC sales drop, T-Mobile eliminates data charges for tablets and stops overage charges, Bing Translator plugin for WordPress, Washington state throws out PC’s full of personal information, Three charged with stealing Xbox information from Microsoft, Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign may be over and Laptops impacting coffee house revenue. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 123

Welcome to Episode 123. This is the show where I announce the winner of the Western Digital TV Live Media Player that has been going on for the last few weeks. The winner’s name is shared at the end of the podcast. In and amongst the normal range of items that pop up in the show each week I discuss things like the movie torrenting website that got pulled down after a ton of publicity, Google Glass in ER’s, an advertising change at Microsoft, Candy Crush crushing it towards an IPO, a Mom’s case against Google because her son rang up $65 worth of in app purchases, Amazon’s Prime price hike and ASUS abandoning a dual boot device due to pressure from Google and Microsoft. Other items we are keeping an eye on this week include Mozilla bails on a Metro version of Firefox, Microsoft’s new board member, Bill Gates interview with Rolling Stone, Microsoft and Nook deal re-worked, Nokia and Microsoft deal may close in less than 3 weeks, Ads inside of apps and operating systems, Office 365 IT Pro Support Network, Office Online enhancements, Free OneNote for Mac users, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 news roundup site, Windows Phone goes free for some handset makers, Managing your battery on Windows Phone, Nokia Beam, Windows 8,1 User Readiness Toolkit, Tips for navigating Windows 8.1, Windows Store handles 4 million daily downloads growing 135% since last October, Why aren’t people upgrading to Windows 8.1, Skype Emojis, Windows 9 thoughts, NCAA March Madness Apps on WP and Windows at same time, Elements of quality apps, Facebook Messenger, More TV viewing on Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 Update 1 Observations, Windows 8.1 and the Surface Trackpad, Games with Gold update, Skype on Xbox One updated, Issues with next generation consoles, PS4 just barley wins February, Xbox One continues to be most successful launch in Xbox history, 1 Million Gamerscore by @Stallion83, Surface device firmware updates, Surface Power Cover and LTE version, Windows XP countdown continues, Flight MH 370 Malware scam, WordPress sites turned into a botnet, Target’s data breach, Twitter becomes critical,
Google vs Apps, Silicon Valley in turmoil, Nokia 2520 Tablet Power Cover, Google Apps for Business referral program, Nextgen Reader partnership, A new Goodyear blimp and DNR for Windows XP. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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