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Tuesday - October 26th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 288 #OTP

Once again we are talking about the still to happen re-release of the October 2018 Update. I shared my thoughts on the one thing that could make things much clearer for everyone involved. I also share where we are at with current releases in the Windows Insider Program including potentially new code names for future feature updates after the release of Windows 10 19H1 next year. We then catch up on the normal collection of progress and new features/capabilities for several apps from the Microsoft Store and then talk about the looming end of life for Windows 7 and a new countdown timer that has appeared on the web. We also discuss the big Apple hardware announcements this past week along with Xbox related gaming news, some Spotify growth and benefits information, and changes to Flickr free accounts. There are other tidbits sprinkled throughout the show, so be sure to listen all the way until the end to catch everything!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 135 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 135. This is the one where we start off with first impressions of the Surface Pro 3 and some console related news since it is E3 week out in Los Angeles, California. Things Start Up for this episode as I share my initial impressions of Surface Pro 3 after checking out the device at my local Best Buy and then I share my thoughts on Microsoft and Sony’s E3 media briefings earlier this week. Also in the discussion is personal robot sales that are supposed to begin next year, Twitch being serious business which means gamers are serious business, the plan for Safari and Chrome to hide full web addresses, Mac Pro construction and Windows machines go hand in hand, an eye opening video about driving and texting from VW and Google’s new acquisition of a satellite company gives them eyes in a geosynchronous orbit above the Earth. After we get things started you can expect the normal collection of tidbits during the main part of the show including items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Hardware, Apps, Services, Xbox, Internet Explorer and Social Media. As I get ready to Shut Down I highlight a proposed armrest for airliners that will end elbow battles forever, Flickr’s move away from Facebook and Google sign ins, Microsoft’s Smart Home of the Future back in 1999, the OS X Yosemite Transformation Pack and our desire to make OS’s look like other OS’s, the world’s largest game collection up for sale, iOS8 wallpapers, the top free and paid apps in the Windows Phone and Windows Stores, the top ten recommended apps for your Windows 8.1 tablets, why exactly PC sales are flat, DSLR tips for beginners on how to use Manual Mode and finally building a homemade portable air conditioner for just $8. Just in time for summer in the northern hemisphere. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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