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Friday - July 30th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 132 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 132 – the Surface Edition. Yesterday was Microsoft’s big Surface announcement in New York City and by big I mean they went big and not small as the rumors were indicating. I lead the show off with some of my impressions of the event and Surface Pro 3 however, there is an interesting twist to the Surface Mini being a no-show so I talk about that during the show as well. I also spend some time talking about building apps in the updated Windows App Studio and an issue that frustrated me for about 24 hours trying to get the apps certified. As I get things going in the Start Up section I discuss Lenovo over taking Apple in PC sales, Emory University and their re-format headache, data caps, rumored iPad split-screen multi-tasking, Windows Phone Dev Center adds 10 new languages, Sony still beating Microsoft in the month to month console skirmishes, Cortana coming to Windows, a TV renaissance and the Google Adsense fraud lawsuit. The usual round up of news items fill the middle of the show as always because I do keep an eye on those areas every day. You will find tidbits and opinions relating to Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Security, Cloud, Internet Explorer, Services, Hardware, Apps, Xbox and Social Media in that part of the show. During Shut Down I dive into some other interesting items you should check out including Google pulling another public feature, securing your WordPress based website, Windows XP Enterprise market share finally below 10%, coding as a game, the Florida Star Trek mansion is for sale, Titanfall companion app available on top 3 mobile platforms, the Internet of your things, latest app counts in Windows and Windows Phone store, Michael Jackson’s hologram and Microsoft’s retreat from announcing Surface Mini. Until next time 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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