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Sunday - June 4th, 2023

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 138 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 138. Getting back into a normal Wednesday recording routine today with this new episode to talk about some of the headlines in tech news. I start off by talking a little bit about two classes I am currently enrolled in for school – Multimedia Development which uses Adobe Flash as a core platform and Web Page Development. I am getting to refine quite a few skills I have vaguely learned over the years thru trial and error so they have been fun to participate in these courses. Well worth the effort to go back to school. I then discuss the adventure that has been WP 8.1 Developer Preview, reverting to WP 8, upgrading to WP 8.1 and Cyan and then the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Update. Yes, it is as confusing as it reads! On top of those updates there is the issue around use of a preview and the impact that can have on folks even though they agreed to jump off that cliff voluntarily. Some of the other areas I covered during this episode are Windows Phone usage numbers, Finding an unexpected memory on an Xbox, PC sales forecast to grow, People must trust tech to use it, OneNote goes cross platform to Amazon Fire and gets updated on iOS devices, Amazon shares drop upon debut of their Fire Phone, Amazon’s cloud growth scaring investors, Yammer now belongs to Office 365, More Microsoft Stores on the way, Windows Desktop and Windows RT, Laywoman review of Surface Pro 3, Cortana vs Siri is the new PC vs Mac, Microsoft raided in China, Kids App Store, Nokia X phones not quite dead yet, Family Plan Wars, Selfie phone from Microsoft, Soft-resetting a Windows Phone, Microsoft starting to build Windows Phone technically speaking, Uber and FitBit official apps land on Windows Phone, Facebook diverging their app capabilities like Foursquare did, Cortana knows Foursquare locations, The morality of in app purchases, Universal Apps, USAA using IBM’s Watson as a military veterans advisor, Atari Landfill documentary trailer, EA Access, HBO web based subscriptions, Twitter grows big time in last quarter, Ballmer purchase of Clippers close to completion, Mars rover sets distance record among extraterrestrial machines, Cloud storage nightmare with Box for one customer and Best Buy CEO interview highlights. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 121

Welcome to Episode 121 and the month of March – hard to believe we are already two months into 2014. Of course tech news does not seem to know any such thing as calendar dates or the passage of time so once again our list of things to talk about is extensive. Leading off this episode we discuss the Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date, a Windows Phone scavenger hunt for a chance to win a Nokia Lumia 1020 or 1520 as well as many other prizes, the fact that Windows 8.1 is a keyboard users dream OS, preparing to move from Windows XP to Windows 8.1, the Direction of Microsoft Windows and the early retirement of Apple’s Snow Leopard OS which leaves users vulnerable. Of course that is not the end of things to keep an eye on. Here are other items that come up during the show Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway Reminder – great chances right now, WinZip returns, Julie Larsen-Green’s job change, What experts try to tell you about Microsoft, Binging for 100GB of OneDrive Storage, OneDrive for Business apps for iOS and Windows, Nokia at World Mobile Congress and X marking the spot, Microsoft and Nokia X phones, Skyping on Nokia X, Nokia Awards at MWC, IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1, Samsung’s Windows Phone, IDC predicts smartphone growth to hit single digits in three years, Why IT likes Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8.1 features, HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1, Surface gets a champion, NFL and Surface, Xbox One Product of the Year, Xbox One gets a Twitch, Xbox One Price Drop in UK, Facebook will keep your privacy even after you die, Facebook Email is done, Facebook Messenger for Windows shutting down, Tweetium App for Windows, Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, Windows and the race for the bottom, Low cost Windows PC’s, Free Windows, Standalone Enterprise version of Windows, Xbox Music App updates, Office 365 growth, Office 2013 Service Pack 1, Glympse and Samsung, BlackBerry World and App Security, Open Source Microsoft Employee, Mobile Messaging Clients Comparison, Password Tribulations, Security Focused Blackphone, New $49 TiVo video streamer, Top 100 Education Apps on Windows 8, Offline Backup and Amazon mulling streaming music service for Prime subscribers. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 120

Welcome to Episode 120. On this Monday morning edition of the show we have late breaking news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where Nokia just announced their Android based Nokia X which has integrated Microsoft services. To say the device is creating a huge social media discussion is an understatement. We also discuss the information shared by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore yesterday relating to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 including the confirmation that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is for real. There are plenty of other news items this week to be discussed including Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway, Western Digital MyCloud Impressions, Nokia X Android Phone, Satya Nadella interview with NY Times, Cutting OEM’s cost for licensing Windows 8.1, Some Windows XP based systems will be supported until 2019, HERE Maps coming to Windows 8.1, Nokia Lumia Icon, Cortana on Windows Phone, Windows Phone App Studio beta Update, SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, Windows Phone OneDrive App Released, Office Web Apps becomes Office Online, Spotify finally updating their Windows Phone App, Blackberry Messenger coming to Nokia Lumia’s, @XboxStore Twitter Account for Xbox Live Gaming Deals, Office 365 After One Year, OneNote and OneDrive Join Up, The next versions of Office, Chromebooks and Office, Surface 2 with LTE Arrives at FCC, Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 billion, Facebook will keep your privacy settings the same when you die, Tweetium App continues blistering development pace, Netflix and COMCAST Deal, MetroAppSauce website, Samsung is expanding Retail Footprint and Fitbit Force Recall due to customer rashes. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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