Welcome to Episode 122 and Daylight Savings Time here in the US. As the end of support approaches for Windows XP next month the discussion continues about that deadline and tools that are being made available to assist in the transition from XP to a more modern OS. That includes a new free data transfer tool to get your info off an XP machine and to a newer version of Windows and where you will see reminders about the impending end of support. We start up talking about a possible Google Glass ban on military bases, Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores after spending millions on a Super Bowl commercial, a public beta of Bing Saves, falling PC shipments, the TV series Cosmos returning to broadcast television and the fact that over 400,000 apps in the Apple App Store have never been downloaded even once. We also shared news of a giveaway we are holding tomorrow, Monday 10 March, in conjunction with a popular Windows and Windows Phone developer for one of their apps. This app will be free for about 24 hours so make sure you keep an eye on us here at WindowsObserver.com and on Twitter for more details. By the way, the name of the app is mentioned in the podcast as well so be sure to listen in to find out what app you can grab at no cost. Of course our list of discussion items is long as usual so some other items we are keeping an eye on include the final week of our Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway, Satya Nadella putting his touch on Microsoft leadership, Women at Microsoft that are inspiring changes in technology, Windows Azure vs Amazon Web Services, Bing for Schools, Steve Ballmer’s advice for startups, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Spring Update), More tools to assist you in moving to Windows 8.1 in your organization, Windows 8.1 Update 1 RTM and expected release date, Tools to help with the move from Windows XP, Windows XP usage goes up instead of down, Reminders that Windows XP support is ending, Cortana for Windows Phone, Dual booting Android and Windows Phone, 8 year old builds WP App with Windows Phone App Studio, Experiential reviews of Surface and Windows Phone, Surface Power History Battery Reports with PowerShell, Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, Time for Windows tablets to break out, Microsoft Office gets more social
IE11 growth worldwide, IE11 Reading Mode, Netflix tech support scam, Identifying scams, Xbox One update roll out, Xbox One purchase deals with Titanfall and Forza Motorsports 5 games for free, Sony sells over 6 million PS4 consoles, Xbox Live games on Android and iOS, OneDrive for Business, Updated Facebook apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone, Skype on Outlook.com, Roku streaming stick, Chromebooks, Apple Lightning cables failing due to corrosion, Comcast continues Internet Essentials program, Yahoo grabs Vizify and shuts it down, Free Getty Photos for your site, Apps as services, Lenovo Miix 8 review, Top support solutions for Microsoft products, Wrong Numbers, TechEd North American Content Catalog and Tip of the Day from Microsoft. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.
Welcome to Episode 120. On this Monday morning edition of the show we have late breaking news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where Nokia just announced their Android based Nokia X which has integrated Microsoft services. To say the device is creating a huge social media discussion is an understatement. We also discuss the information shared by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore yesterday relating to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 including the confirmation that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is for real. There are plenty of other news items this week to be discussed including Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway, Western Digital MyCloud Impressions, Nokia X Android Phone, Satya Nadella interview with NY Times, Cutting OEM’s cost for licensing Windows 8.1, Some Windows XP based systems will be supported until 2019, HERE Maps coming to Windows 8.1, Nokia Lumia Icon, Cortana on Windows Phone, Windows Phone App Studio beta Update, SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, Windows Phone OneDrive App Released, Office Web Apps becomes Office Online, Spotify finally updating their Windows Phone App, Blackberry Messenger coming to Nokia Lumia’s, @XboxStore Twitter Account for Xbox Live Gaming Deals, Office 365 After One Year, OneNote and OneDrive Join Up, The next versions of Office, Chromebooks and Office, Surface 2 with LTE Arrives at FCC, Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 billion, Facebook will keep your privacy settings the same when you die, Tweetium App continues blistering development pace, Netflix and COMCAST Deal, MetroAppSauce website, Samsung is expanding Retail Footprint and Fitbit Force Recall due to customer rashes. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.