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Saturday - July 31st, 2021

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 14)

There is plenty of news across our three-fold spectrum for this episode. I wrap up details about the PC build I recently completed and provide some schedule updates for my continued diaconate formation as we prepare for year two. In tech, new builds across the board for Windows and Edge Insiders, headlines from Microsoft, Apple (and Epic Games & WordPress), and Google among many others. In gaming news, there has been a run on joysticks and yokes thanks to the successful release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and confirmation of the Xbox Series S console thanks to a controller leak. In space there is news from NASA, ULA, and SpaceX as they continue to launch rockets despite the pandemic impacting operations. I close with an upcoming drama from Netflix on the human toll during a manned mission to Mars and Amazon’s potential plan to take over empty stores at malls to help with product distribution.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 309 #OTP

This week there was a lot happening in the Microsoft tech world. First, we had the public release of the Microsoft Edge Developer and Canary builds of the company’s new Chromium-based browser on Monday. A couple of hours later they then opened up the Windows Insiders Release Preview ring with Build 18362 of the May 2019 Update aka 19H1. Then mid-week, they merged the Skip Ahead 20H1 ring back to the Fast Ring and made Build 18875 available for testers. Pretty much exactly as we predicted and discussed during last week’s show.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 275 #OTP

We kick this weeks show off with a lot of Windows Insider news. Three new builds were made available for testers in the Fast Ring (Build 17723), Slow Ring (Build 17713.1002) and Skip Ahead received its first offering (Build 18204). There were also several new previews made available for Office Server 2019 elements like Skype, Exchange and SharePoint. Next up it is Surface including my own quick visit ith Surface Go at my local Best Buy. Then we talk about Outlook.com coming out of beta including its new Dark Mode, the continued growth of the April 2018 Update on Windows 10 devices, targeted installs from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and the possibility of Devices as a Service (DaaS) from Microsoft in the future. Of course, we have tons of other tidbits scattered throughout the show so make sure you stay tuned in all the way until the end to catch everything.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 123

Welcome to Episode 123. This is the show where I announce the winner of the Western Digital TV Live Media Player that has been going on for the last few weeks. The winner’s name is shared at the end of the podcast. In and amongst the normal range of items that pop up in the show each week I discuss things like the movie torrenting website that got pulled down after a ton of publicity, Google Glass in ER’s, an advertising change at Microsoft, Candy Crush crushing it towards an IPO, a Mom’s case against Google because her son rang up $65 worth of in app purchases, Amazon’s Prime price hike and ASUS abandoning a dual boot device due to pressure from Google and Microsoft. Other items we are keeping an eye on this week include Mozilla bails on a Metro version of Firefox, Microsoft’s new board member, Bill Gates interview with Rolling Stone, Microsoft and Nook deal re-worked, Nokia and Microsoft deal may close in less than 3 weeks, Ads inside of apps and operating systems, Office 365 IT Pro Support Network, Office Online enhancements, Free OneNote for Mac users, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 news roundup site, Windows Phone goes free for some handset makers, Managing your battery on Windows Phone, Nokia Beam, Windows 8,1 User Readiness Toolkit, Tips for navigating Windows 8.1, Windows Store handles 4 million daily downloads growing 135% since last October, Why aren’t people upgrading to Windows 8.1, Skype Emojis, Windows 9 thoughts, NCAA March Madness Apps on WP and Windows at same time, Elements of quality apps, Facebook Messenger, More TV viewing on Windows Phone, Windows 8.1 Update 1 Observations, Windows 8.1 and the Surface Trackpad, Games with Gold update, Skype on Xbox One updated, Issues with next generation consoles, PS4 just barley wins February, Xbox One continues to be most successful launch in Xbox history, 1 Million Gamerscore by @Stallion83, Surface device firmware updates, Surface Power Cover and LTE version, Windows XP countdown continues, Flight MH 370 Malware scam, WordPress sites turned into a botnet, Target’s data breach, Twitter becomes critical,
Google vs Apps, Silicon Valley in turmoil, Nokia 2520 Tablet Power Cover, Google Apps for Business referral program, Nextgen Reader partnership, A new Goodyear blimp and DNR for Windows XP. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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