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Thursday - August 5th, 2021

PC Build Wrap-Up – August 2020

There is nothing quite as exciting, and in some ways stressful, than building your own PC. From picking the parts, assembling everything together, dealing with the inevitable hiccups that occur, and applying power for the first time it is a unique experience. Join me for some insight into my recent PC Build including what parts I ended up using and the glitches I experienced and dealt with along the build process.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 282 #OTP

This week I share some insight about how straight forward an Xbox One console reset is when you need to get back to basics and then discuss the fact that Microsoft is not starting a new monthly charge for all Windows users despite some stories which want you to think otherwise. It has also been a busy week for Windows Insiders with multiple build releases across all branches plus I share my thoughts about where we stand when it comes to the end of Redstone 5’s development cycle and release. I also share details about Microsoft’s planned deprecation of the Disk Cleanup Utility in Windows 10 and a fresh rumor about the October Microsoft hardware event in NYC. Of course there are tidbits throughout the show including news about Xbox, updated apps in Windows 10 and on the web, Chromebooks with Windows network connectivity and Microsoft’s servicing criteria for Windows. Make sure you listen from start to finish so you catch all the items we cover this week. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 241 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 241 of Observed Tech. Although there were no new desktop builds this week for Windows Insiders, there were new builds to test for Windows 10 Mobile and the Xbox One team started testing their Fall Update with a huge update. I talk about the situation between Consumer Reports and Microsoft when it comes to reliability of the Surface Hardware line and Consumer Reports removal of the recommended label for the latest Surface hardware. Lots of information about the new build on Xbox One for that teams Fall Update and the revamped Xbox Insider Program with specifics on how to gain access to higher testing rings. Of course, as always there are plenty of other tidbits across a wide range of tech subjects throughout the show so be sure to listen all the way until the end. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 136 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 136. As I Start Up this show I discuss the continued evolution of the Microsoft Tech Support scam phone calls, the overuse of the phrase grain of salt in tech news, Microsoft’s continuing Android journey, Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan update and lifecycle confusion plus my observations from the Google IO keynote. The normal collection of tidbits during the main part of the show including items relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Hardware, Apps, Services, Xbox, Internet Explorer and Social Media. As things come to a close and I begin the Shut Down process there are items such as Bing Rewards giving you an Ad Free Outlook.com, a college student who moved away from studying Computer Science and why they did that, Microsoft Virtual Academy training tools and the thief who loved Facebook. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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