Tag: Windows 9

Saturday - April 10th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 147 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 147. This is probably one of the easiest episodes of Observed Tech to describe and label because it is all about Windows 10. Unless you have been under a rock or disconnected from the Internet over the last week then you know that Microsoft has revealed the beginnings of what the next version of Windows is going to look like. Not only is this the next version of Windows but it is also the last major release of Windows which is why Microsoft caught everyone off guard and named it Windows 10 instead of Windows 9. This is also being touted as the version of Windows that will power everything from small screened Internet of Things (IoT) devices all the way up to Xbox, large screen displays such as Perceptive Pixels (formerly known as Surface) and the very popular convertible or 2 in 1 form factor of computers. In other words – this is a pretty big deal and everyone talked about it so much that Windows 10 trended in Twitter’s Top Ten Trending Items worldwide for a couple of days. So in this show I talk about Windows 10 ranging from my thoughts to those of others and everything in between with plenty of links to get you caught up just in case you were offline this past week. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 146 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 146. This is another episode that begins with some big Apple related news and a discussion about the continued streak of failed updates from big tech companies. Then all the continued Windows 9 Threshold leaks continue including some specific Microsoft Windows Technical Preview pages that probably should not have seen the light of day yet. These latest leaks provide some solid details on the next version of Windows so of course they are up for discussion in this episode. Of course there is also a solid collection of interesting tech news from the past week. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 145 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 145.I begin things with an earth shattering discovery relating to the recent Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft. This blew me away almost as much as my discovery of the arrow in the FEDEX logo. Next up is news for developers on Microsoft’s phone and desktop platforms that makes their registration fee now just a one time affair which means no more annual renewal just to keep your apps in the stores. Of course there is always Windows 9 news as we get closer to that technical preview which will be revealed on 30 Sep with the technical preview becoming available in early October. Windows Phone continues its development as well so we have some items relating to the next version of Windows Phone that will supposedly be based on Windows 9 Threshold and the next incremental update Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. Then we will talk about new Windows hardware accessories, a reason behind the app gap perception, Destiny’s massive launch in dollars and cents, changes at Microsoft as it continues to evolve under Satya Nadella, Toshiba leaving the consumer PC business and TwitPic’s reprieve with a lesson to be learned for all of us. Of course, there are numerous other tidbits scattered throughout the show as well including a new Office technical preview and the best marketing of cloud storage ever. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 144 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 144. Well last weeks temporary recording setup garnered some nice feedback and was actually clearer that my home recording setup. Pretty impressive for a digital voice recorder. I have done some experimenting at home with my standard recoding gear and have applied a few tweaks to the audio in post editing to try and find similar clarity. Please let me know how this weeks edition sounds in comparison. I kick things off by talking about my shift from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. Microsoft was offering such a good deal and it was just a week before my birthday so my wife, who is the greatest already, got me the Xbox One from one of the Microsoft Store’s in Orlando. The deal was excellent as I got the Madden NFL 15 console bundle (without Kinect) plus the free game offer (I chose Forza 5) and a $50 Xbox Live Gift Card. So two games, the $50 gift card and the console was $425 including the tax. The timing and the deal was pretty spectacular. Of course, my acquisition of an Xbox One was not the only news over the last seven days. Some big news over the weekend was that Microsoft should be announcing on Monday the $2.5 billion dollar purchase of the company that makes Minecraft, lots of Windows 9 screenshots and video leaks and the analysis of what was being seen plus Apple announced their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which will be available soon and an Apple Watch that will not be available until next year sometime. Of course, there are many other areas with news including a summary of all the new OEM’s building Windows Phone devices, Xbox sales double in August but Sony still leads overall sales for 8th month in a row and the era of apps and services that make information expire as a norm. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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