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Monday - October 18th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 296 #OTP

We begin this episode with a reminder that the Windows 7 End of Lifecycle Support clock is ticking and pointing out a Twitter account that you can follow to keep up with the countdown. We also had a new Windows Insider build to talk about along with a new reserved storage enhancement that is rolling out. I share some of my observations on what could be a key success factor for future Windows 10 upgrades. After that we dive into our normal list of things like app updates, the latest on the January 2019 Patch Tuesday, Xbox gaming related news, and a quick rundown of all the new hardware announced last week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2019.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 277 #OTP

This week ended up being a solid Windows Insider week with the release of three builds for testers. We update the news around Surface Go which was released almost two weeks ago. A few more in depth reviews have been published but we are also noticing that some deals are coming available for other Surface hardware. Plus, we learn that sales of Surface Go are doing pretty well. Then we catch you up on the latest for the official Twitter app on Windows 10, Microsoft’s return to the Movies Anywhere library and an update to Microsoft Pay. Of course we have plenty of other tidbits throughout the show including Xbox, OneNote, Skype and the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the show to catch all the headlines. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 148 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 148. This is our post Windows 10 focused episode but we still have lots of Windows 10 information to be discussed. In fact, something tells me there will be no shortage of Windows 10 info for the next year or so. Now that the Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for a couple of weeks different enthusiasts have been poking under the hood and discovering some pretty handy information about where Windows 10 may be headed. I also spend some time talking about the new Microsoft hardware I recently reviewed that is either already available or will be out by the end of the month. There is also plenty of news on the Surface front from a huge conference give away, new Surface Pen firmware and a new app to manage some Surface Pro 3 settings. Also up for discussion is Microsoft popularity as a global brand, a mis-step by their new CEO and an in-depth look at the three Microsoft CEO’s and where the company is heading by Vanity Fair. Of course there are many other items to be discussed this week so make sure you listen in to catch all the news. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 134 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 134. This is the show where one of my main lead off items is Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference from earlier this week – yes it really is! As the show Starts Up I talk about a new writing focused site called Medium and mention a few details from Apple’s WWDC that began on Monday including some very familiar features and at least one significant product naming issue. Last week the Microsoft Store began offering a nice military discount and I found a really superb discount for the annual Office 365 Home subscriptions for military members and veterans. The reviews continue to trickle in for the Surface Pro 3 including posts focused just on the unique pen and the speakers. COMPUTEX has begun in Taiwan and as expected we are seeing a lot of new devices from manufacturers although some of the form factors are very familiar. In the middle part of the show you will find the normal collection of news I keep an eye on each week including items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Hardware, Apps, Services, Xbox, Internet Explorer and Social Media. As I wrap up the show and do the normal Shut Down I talk about device operating systems, Apple’s poke at the installed base of Windows, Harry McCracken’s life after TIME with Technologizer 3.0, USS ARIZONA’s new 3D scan, NFL Network coming to streaming devices, hurricane season, MVP’s of Xbox and helping your dad stay safe this Father’s Day. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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