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Thursday - October 28th, 2021

Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 214 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 214 of Observed.Tech! This holiday edition of the show starts off with Microsoft’s massive Countdown Sale that is offering some big discounts on games, videos, and apps for customers. These deals are a great way to grab that game you have been thinking about getting. I then discuss the renewal of Microsoft’s partnership with HERE for location data and their near $1 billion dollar support deal with the US Department of Defense to provide blue badge support to the world’s largest employer. That should also help with the continued migration to Windows 10. Next was catching up with Windows 10, Redstone 2 aka the Creators Update, some app news, and where development will head as Redstone 2’s code is locked down early in 2017. As always I have some Xbox related items in the show to discuss including the new Xbox Insider Program, the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list of Xbox 360 games that is now over 300 titles, and a Twitter app that can actually be used like Twitter for your console. Of course, there are plenty of other newsy bits in the show including device usage stats, Skype’s innovative year in 2016, Evernote listening to their customers about privacy, and the biggest searches in 2016 on Google and Bing. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 162 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 162 of the Observed Tech PODCAST as we continue to look at the development process of Windows 10 amongst other things. Last week, for only the second time, a new build of Windows 10 Mobile was released (10051) and so we cover that experience and where we see things headed as Windows 10 continues the march towards its release this summer. I also talk about the exodus from Windows Phone itself but do share some recent growth news for the platform in the US. More news about Surface 3, trademarks, Microsoft’s upcoming mobile pay system, social media, the flagship Windows Phone we really want and the continued cross platforming of Microsoft apps and services. As always there are of course plenty of other news items that get discussed in this episode so come on in and take part in the discussion. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 146 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 146. This is another episode that begins with some big Apple related news and a discussion about the continued streak of failed updates from big tech companies. Then all the continued Windows 9 Threshold leaks continue including some specific Microsoft Windows Technical Preview pages that probably should not have seen the light of day yet. These latest leaks provide some solid details on the next version of Windows so of course they are up for discussion in this episode. Of course there is also a solid collection of interesting tech news from the past week. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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