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Saturday - February 24th, 2024

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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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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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 131 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 131. In today’s show we talk about the news coming out of Microsoft’s annual TechEd event in Houston, some Xbox related news that is good or bad depending how you look at it and of course we cover a lot of other subjects as well. As the show Start’s Up the discussion begins with Tracour, a service developed by Brad Sams, which received an initial seed round of funding totaling $335K. You might recognize his name as a Managing Editor at NeoWin. Other items in Start Up include the fact that Microsoft reiterates no updates for Windows XP, PC Shipments are actually up, maybe anti-virus is not dead, harassing customers for negative reviews will get you booted from the Amazon Marketplace, a Sailor hacks their shipboard Navy network, Amazon selling fake and knockoff products, YouTube dumps user subscription RSS feeds and Google Glass launches in Beta for anyone in the US with $1,500. As always there are many areas we keep an eye on each week and they cover items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Internet Explorer, Services, Hardware, Apps, Xbox and Social Media. Bringing the show to a close in the Shut Down segment I discuss Trust in Ads, Google having your email even if you do not use Gmail, Windows 365 subscription based Windows, One Pass concept for Microsoft services/software, replacing a tablet with a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple will offer multi-tasking in iOS8 and pieces of the retired US Shuttle program will boost the next stage of the manned launch program in the US. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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