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Tuesday - October 26th, 2021

Faith, Tech, and Space (Episode 11)

It has been just two weeks since our last show, but still a long list of news across the spectrum to discuss including changes to the Windows Insider Program and the latest with the testing and roll out of the new Microsoft Edge. We start off with one of two big stories, the end of physical Microsoft Stores. From the faith side we catch up on local, online class activity plus share about the Ten Commandments of Catholic Twitter and a young man named Carlos Acutis who is about the be beatified in Church. On the tech front, we cover updates around Windows and Edge Insider programs, a new Windows File Recovery app, and the latest from Apple, Google, Pi-Hole, and AdGuard Home. Then we talk about the other big story – the impending shutdown of Microsoft Mixer. In space related news a new company plans orbital rocket launches, a SpaceX Starlink beta, SpaceX launch delays, and Boeing’s shuffle in its various space divisions. Finally, I close out with a note about something called Doomscrolling and why you should avoid it.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 279 #OTP

This week’s show begins with a stroll down memory lane to about 23 years ago when Windows 95 was released to the public. It corresponds with the early beginnings of this very website and where I am today. Next we talk about Windows Insidering with new Redstone 5 Fast Ring Builds, two of them this week once again, as we get closer to the public release of what is expected to be called the October 2018 Update. We also have news about a new Office 365/Microsoft 365 merged roadmap before Ignite next month and a bunch of Xbox related news from Gamescom in Europe this past week. Of course, those are just snapshots into the content in this weeks show so be sure to listen all the way until the end for all the details. As always, thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 160 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 160 of the Observed Tech PODCAST. In this weeks show the news around Windows 10 continues including some details about the next mobile/phone release for Windows Insiders. In addition there are several Microsoft related items such as IE’s and Project Spartan’s role in Windows 10, partnering with Adobe for the Microsoft web platform, the continued discussion around non-genuine Windows users and clarity finally on what we should call programs from the Windows Store. Microsoft also provided some clarity this week on where they draw the line concerning mobile versus professional when it comes to Office, freemium’s role with Microsoft product and services including them being installed by default on multiple Android handsets in the future. As always there are of course plenty of other news items that get discussed in this episode so come on in and take part in the discussion. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 135 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 135. This is the one where we start off with first impressions of the Surface Pro 3 and some console related news since it is E3 week out in Los Angeles, California. Things Start Up for this episode as I share my initial impressions of Surface Pro 3 after checking out the device at my local Best Buy and then I share my thoughts on Microsoft and Sony’s E3 media briefings earlier this week. Also in the discussion is personal robot sales that are supposed to begin next year, Twitch being serious business which means gamers are serious business, the plan for Safari and Chrome to hide full web addresses, Mac Pro construction and Windows machines go hand in hand, an eye opening video about driving and texting from VW and Google’s new acquisition of a satellite company gives them eyes in a geosynchronous orbit above the Earth. After we get things started you can expect 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 I get ready to Shut Down I highlight a proposed armrest for airliners that will end elbow battles forever, Flickr’s move away from Facebook and Google sign ins, Microsoft’s Smart Home of the Future back in 1999, the OS X Yosemite Transformation Pack and our desire to make OS’s look like other OS’s, the world’s largest game collection up for sale, iOS8 wallpapers, the top free and paid apps in the Windows Phone and Windows Stores, the top ten recommended apps for your Windows 8.1 tablets, why exactly PC sales are flat, DSLR tips for beginners on how to use Manual Mode and finally building a homemade portable air conditioner for just $8. Just in time for summer in the northern hemisphere. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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