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Monday - October 18th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 129 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 129 and on what we hope is our new scheduled day for recording the show – Wednesday’s. Well at least that is the plan until it needs to change. We Start Up talking about some retro-gaming that was dug up out in the New Mexico desert, Comixology ceasing sales via their iOS and Android apps after their purchase by Amazon, Amazon’s grab of some great HBO series for streaming, the demise of Google+, an Adsense accusation of unfairly banning publisher accounts that made money, slowing iPad sales leading to innovation in the hybrid PC market, increasing Internet speeds, Amazon Prime memberships being up despite fee hike and the possibility of them creating their own delivery network and this one is not drone based. Of course there are many other things we had our eye on this past week and they included the standard subject areas including Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Services, Hardware, Apps, Xbox and Social Media. In the Shut Down segment I talk about how some cable companies are opening up a channel for Netflix to stream on, the Office for iPad Product Guide, dual booting, Bing in the Classroom, teaching coding, developing for OneDrive, hackathons and their purpose, looking back on those cool Nokia phone from the past, Mary Jo Foley on the Yet Another Podcast and some space related news to close things out. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 65

Welcome to Episode 65. We start things off talking about two very significant space related events and that is the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with the Dragon capsule on top carrying supplies to the ISS and Felix Baumgartner’s 24 mile jump from the stratosphere where he broke several world records including being the first human being to travel faster than sound without a jet! Very impressive stuff to say the least. The remainder of this episode is all about Microsoft (with all due respect to Mary Jo Foley of course!). Speaking of Mary Jo Foley we talk about Microsoft pop up stores and the one she has been checking out in NYC’s Time Square; the next version of Office hitting the RTM stage about a month earlier than expected; the Xbox 360 console topping the US once again for the 21st month in a row; Windows 8 jumping to the to of Amazon’s Software Best Seller listing in less than a day and why that is significant; the new Xbox Music Service which launches tomorrow; an analysts prediction about Windows 8 plummeting; the popular Words By Post arriving on Windows 8 and in Windows Phone App Flow a look back at some of the best apps on Windows Phone 7 as Windows Phone 8 gets ready to see daylight. We usually wrap up with a look back at the week on WindowsObserver.com however, a change this week is that we integrated those stories into the flow of the podcast where they fit. Enjoy the show.

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