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Monday - August 2nd, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 78

Welcome to Episode 78 or as we will affectionately call it Episode 7.8 for everyone waiting on the Windows Phone 7.8 update which started rolling out recently. In this weeks show we cover a lot of news items like the special upgrade price for Windows 8 Pro coming to an end; our changing world of computing devices and how we define them; how to free up some space on your Surface RT; the Office 365 and Office 2013 consumer launch; Nokia intros their music streaming service; Super Bowl 47 and how to watch it; Microsoft closes the Times Square pop up store; Outlook RT being tested at Microsoft; the Kinect effects fades for Xbox 360; the Windows 8 launch may have been hurt by lack of touch screen devices from OEM’s; CNN has an official app on Windows 8; comparing Surface RT and a Chromebook on the road; Yahoo Mail has XSS vulnerability; no more unlocking your cell phones; difference between jailbreaking, rooting and unlocking phones; test your site on modern.ie for IE10 compatibility; your Microsoft licensing questions answered; Twitter doubled in size during 2012; another analyst tries to predict Surface RT sales; Google mobile sync protocols get six more months for Windows Phone but end tomorrow on the desktop; Microsoft should not put Office on iOS; Windows Phone desktop sync client gets updates; BlackBerry launches new OS and handsets; roll out of Windows Phone 7.8 begins; the first multi screen game arrives; Windows 8 Pro deal available for students beginning in February; Microsoft CEO labels Dropbox a fine little startup; check out tweets world wide with Tweetping Map; PC makers are not learning from history and we announce our Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse and Keyboard winner. Enjoy the show and as always thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 75

Welcome to Episode 75 – three quarters of a century! OK actually three quarters of a hundred episodes but it feels good to hit these unique numbers that end in 5 and 0. Just 25 more shows until we hit that really magical 100th episode. With CES 2013 happening this week we of course talk about what we have seen out there but we also discussed some other news items that have popped up in the past week. Some of the things we cover include podcasting predictions for this year; what your next form factor purchase might be; Microsoft gets some big business for Office; the experience of moving from an iPhone to a Windows Phone; Best Buy apparently lost $65K on iPhone sales in discount battle against Walmart; Jump Start training kit for Windows Phone 8 developers; Microsoft not happy about FTC decision on Google Antitrust investigation; dying Trekkie gets to see next Star Trek movie; Amazon begins AutoRip service; Windows Automatic updating FAQ; Nokia Lumia 820/920 phones launch in India; Fast startup in Windows 8 can cause issues in dual boot with other OS’s; avoiding the time suck economy; mobile shopping up 81% in 2012; Microsoft’s Xbox advertising helps crack code on interactive ads; Google restores access to mobile maps for Windows Phone users; check out IllumiRoom from Microsoft Research; consoles set to rebound in sales with release of next gen consoles; learn 5 things about wireless charging; Nokia enters the business infrastructure; see ya later Windows live Messenger; 100 million app downloads and 60 million licenses for Windows 8; Surface RT firmware update; Dropbox is official on Windows 8 now; Surface pro in depth peek; 24 months with Xbox 360 leading console sales in US; Nextgen Reader for Windows Phone getting updated for Windows Phone 8 and a reminder about our Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse and Mobile Keyboard giveaway. We also apologize once again for missing the first #ObservedTech Weekly Chat and invite everyone to the inaugural chat next week. Enjoy the show and as always thanks for listening!

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 74

Welcome to Episode 74. The @ObservedTech Twitter account has been revived and it tweets our episodes and show links when new editions are online. Please follow there if you would like to get those notices in your Twitter stream. We start this show off with thanks for your support as I was renewed a fourth time as a Microsoft MVP in the Windows Expert Consumer category and then we take a look back at 2012 for WindowsObserver.com. We also announced our new weekly #ObservedTech Twitter Chat that will occur each Wednesday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time beginning on 09 January 2013. Here is the date and time converter for the first chat. So after all of that we dived into this weeks pile of news stories to discuss and we began with Apple’s continued Do Not Disturb mode woes that happened again; mentioned the Vizio commercial for their All In One PC that had very sluggish screen images for some reason; comet spotting in 2013; an 18 point contract with a kid’s new iPhone from his Mom; a petition from Windows Phone users for some popular apps; GeekWire’s Todd Bishop beginning life with a Windows Phone instead of his iPhone; $100 to send a blind Facebook inbox message; touch screens – they’re everywhere; lame tech moments in 2012; WP Marketplace grows in 2012; David Jung’s first impression of Surface RT; get software gadgets on Windows 8; let’s talk Windows Store apps and functionality; WhatsApp getting robust enough to handle 18 billion messages on NYE; Fix It issued for IE vulnerability; Nokia Lumia 920 won 12 media awards in 2012; app recommendations for your new Windows 8 device; Polaroid to open Fotobars; free Xbox Live Gold for cloud save outage; counting down to E3 and Xbox next; peek in on Space Shuttle ATLANTIS; using default Windows 8 apps to communicate socially; Microsoft vs Google and it is not about browsers this time; Rob Margel’s Windows Help top 10 blog posts and a reminder about our Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse and Mobile Keyboard giveaway. Enjoy the show and as always thanks for listening!

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