Tag: TV

Thursday - March 4th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 309 #OTP

This week there was a lot happening in the Microsoft tech world. First, we had the public release of the Microsoft Edge Developer and Canary builds of the company’s new Chromium-based browser on Monday. A couple of hours later they then opened up the Windows Insiders Release Preview ring with Build 18362 of the May 2019 Update aka 19H1. Then mid-week, they merged the Skip Ahead 20H1 ring back to the Fast Ring and made Build 18875 available for testers. Pretty much exactly as we predicted and discussed during last week’s show.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 304 #OTP

We are still wiping the sleep out of our eyes after we lost an hour overnight thanks to Daylight Savings Time here across much of the United States. Among the news this week we learned that Windows 10 officially crossed the 800 million device threshold, we had another week full of Windows Insider builds for both Fast and Skip Ahead Rings, plus we saw some leaks around Microsoft Edge on Chromium. Of course, the show is littered with headlines around app updates, services, security, social media, Xbox, gaming and a promise for a new privacy focus from Facebook. I catch you up on my latest space news and talk about a scary podcast extortion scam that is happening to some podcasters.

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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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