Tag: Malware

Wednesday - August 4th, 2021

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 9)

Back behind the microphone with big updates about my aspirancy formation for the permanent diaconate, updates about the Windows Insider and Edge Insider Programs, a big tech update, and quite a bit of space news this cycle. We begin catching up on the Easter Season, the new online (local and distant) classes that start this month in formation including Patristics (three classes) and The Four Gospels (12 weeks). Next we go over the status of new insider builds for Windows 10 (vNext), the impending release of Windows 10 (20H1) aka the May 2020 Update later this month, and all the latest on Microsoft Edge across all channels. new hardware from Microsoft and Apple caught headlines this week and in space the first launch of human beings from U.S. soil in nearly nine years is expected later this month and the Mars Perseverance mission continues marching towards its July launch even with the team working remotely from home. Hubble is 30 years old and unidentified objects are just that – unidentified.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 293 #OTP

We kick this show off by talking about what was thought to be a privacy violation with Windows 10 and turned out to be inconsistent naming of data which is collected. Next up we touch base on the latest information coming out of Redmond around a potential Microsoft 365 Consumer based subscription and how that might be configured/set-up. On the Windows Insider front, we had a new build this week that continues Microsoft’s efforts to make the UI cleaner and more efficient for end users. Including among the changes is some A/B testing of a split between Search and Cortana on the Taskbar plus a new information bar header in Windows Settings. Of course, the show is full of other information, stories, and other tidbits so be sure to listen all the way until the end.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 242 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 242 of Observed Tech. We had our second straight week of no new Windows Insider Builds for PCs on the Fast Ring but we get to hear from the Insider team at Microsoft about what was behind those decisions to not flight builds. It is some interesting insight. However, before I talk about that and the other news of the week, I spend the first part of the episode talking about treating each other well and remembering the person on the other side of that Twitter handle is just as human as we are and deserves courtesy, civility, and respect.  We may not always agree with a direction taken by a company like Microsoft but the folks who are the face of the company on social media do not deserve to receive the full measure of our disagreement, frustration, and ridicule. Of course, there is other news relating to apps and services from Microsoft for Windows 10 and plenty of other tidbits across a wide range of tech subjects throughout the show so be sure to listen all the way until the end. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed.Tech PODCAST Episode 231 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 231 of Observed.Tech. We start off this show talking about Microsoft’s stock price achievement that happened this past week and how the stock price has doubled since Satya Nadella was named the CEO in February 2014. I then hit on a couple of new tidbits relating to the WannaCry ransomware that ran wild earlier this month and the surprising stats about what versions of Windows were heavily infected by this malware. Of course, this past week was the big Microsoft event in Shanghai and we have all the details about those announcements and a closer look at the new Surface Pro that arrives in a couple of weeks alongside of the new Surface Laptop. In China they will see the Surface Studio, Surface Laptop, and Surface Pro all available on the 15th of June. We have an update about the Windows 10 Creators Update roll out and its expansion to new devices plus a couple of cumulative updates for the Anniversary and Creators Updates for Windows 10. In the Xbox world there were a few new announcements this week including the re-branding of their Beam streaming service to Mixer, the official launch of the Xbox Game Pass, and the list of titles that will be available in the June Games with Gold collection. Spread through the show are tidbits such as new hardware from OEMs, Amazon turning 20, Windows on Git, resources for Microsoft Teams in Education, my graphics and image editing tools, and building trust in this post-truth world. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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