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Sunday - December 5th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 196 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 196 of Observed Tech. We are less than two months away from the expected release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in late July so there is plenty to keep talking about in the Windows 10 world. Last week Windows Insiders received Build 14352 for testing that introduced a couple new features to help with interaction with Cortana and keeping your system secure. There was also a brief appearance for a LastPass browser extension for Microsoft Edge but it has been made unavailable now for some reason. I must admit it was nice to have that extension while it lasted. I share some interesting market share stats for Windows 7 and Windows 10 including comparing their numbers between a work day and a weekend day off. The results just might surprise you. Also covered in this show are some new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps including the Remote Desktop that is now out of preview and has Continuum support plus a new UWP app called Hacked that alerts you if your email address shows up in a security breach. The last app related discussion is about a request from a pair of app developers asking everyone to crowdfund them for $10,000 to cover two months of expenses while they convert their app into a UWP version. As always, you can expect plenty of other tidbits throughout the episode. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 124

Welcome to Episode 124. Big point of discussion in this show relates to the recent Microsoft IP theft investigation which included looking into the Hotmail account of one of the individuals involved in those leaks. The reaction by the Internet has been interesting to say the least and in many ways predictable. Along with that we also talk about helping the family get online with Skype, Amazon’s possible streaming device, US giving up control of Internet DNS, Sony upping the price of PS4 by $50 in Canada while Microsoft drops Xbox One down by $50, Google and their continued lack of support for Windows Phone, the backlash to Amazon’s Prime rate increase, Samsung poking at all major brands in their latest commercial, layoffs at Sprint and Nilay Patel moving on from The Verge. Other items we are keeping an eye on this week include Possible iPad for Office announcement, Microsoft stock hitting a 14 year high, Microsoft updates remote desktop apps for other platforms, More Microsoft Stores coming soon in US, Microsoft-Nokia deal will now close in April due to regulatory delays, Xbox One expanding reach into 26 new markets this Fall, Marc Whitten departs Xbox and Microsoft, Titanfall release impacting Xbox One sales, Nokia Lumia 1520 and gamers, Windows Phone search improves to push down spammy apps in results, Windows 8.1 deployment, Getting ready for Windows XP end of support on 08 April 2014, Get $100 for trading in your old Windows XP machine, Computer hijacking and ransoms, OneNote goes free for all, Free Office 365 resources, Surface 2 with LTE released, Surface Power cover first impressions, Science Fair challenge wins over 12 year old to Surface instead of iPad Mini, Free Touch Cover with Surface purchase at Microsoft Store’s until Saturday, Windows Azure name change, Messaging History folder on Outlook.com being removed soon, Two Factor Authentication directory, Hubble Turns 24, Comparing Nokia Lumia 1520 to old tech, Mac Pro will no longer run Windows 7 in Boot Camp, The need for netter app store measuring tools and metrics, Office Online Apps are also free Google, Microsoft named one of world’s most ethical companies for 4th year in a row, Open Source MVP’s, Windows Store exceeds 150,000 apps, An Apple Lover converts to Windows and the Internet freaks out, Experience of buying a Windows PC and Buffer takes care of business. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 118

Welcome to Episode 118. This is the show where we talk about the big news of the past week which was the Microsoft CEO announcement and what the companies board will look like, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 which is getting a lot of tech press coverage because of all the leaked information about it including screenshots and functionality details. I also share my thoughts and initial impressions about the Nokia Lumia 1520 which recently came home with me as an upgrade for my Nokia Lumia 920. I will also discuss how I arrived at the decision to go with the 1520 vice the 1020 which I was considering. Other items discussed in this show include Microsoft OneDrive, Nokia Lumia Black update roll out, Nokia Lumia 1520 update for a video bug, Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Center, Bing Apps on Windows Phone, iOS and Android getting another Microsoft service app before Windows Phone, The top 25 WP Apps according to PC Magazine, Office 365 at one year, Office Online vs Office Web Apps, InfoPath Discontinued, Recent Microsoft Commercials, No discless Xbox One but an update is arriving, The life and death of Windows XP, Amazon Prime Price Bump, Newegg Expedited Shipping Subscription, Amazon Web Services vs Windows Azure Pricing Wars, Nextgen Reader and Buffer Support and the Sochi Olympics. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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