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.
Welcome to Episode 117 and the first show of 2014 and our return after an extended hiatus. I explain where I have been over the last few weeks as the show starts and get you caught up on how 2013 closed out for WindowsObserver. I also share the trials and tribulations of moving the site to a new host and using Windows Azure for storing static files relating to the website. Suffice it to say I am very happy with my new host and the speed things are working so it was well worth the effort. Since this is a catch-up show I cover a lot of things from the last few weeks that will impact what we keep an eye on in 2014 so buckle up and tighten those straps! Other topics of discussion in this show include – Which WordPress plugins slow down your site, Windows 8.1 Preview expired, Microsoft personalization theme updates, Download Monitor for WordPress by Mike Jolley, Stop people from emailing you through Google Plus, Top 25 passwords in 2013, $1 million in Pizza sold via Xbox, Five recommendations for those new Windows devices, Windows 8.1 information from Microsoft, Windows XP use dropping, Amazon Prime growth, New year – New Backup plan, Xbox wins December, Microsoft trademarking term Mod, Windows 8/8.1 usage grows, Windows Store over 142K apps as 2014 begins, Kindle Fire and Surface gains over holidays, Windows 9, Windows 8.1 Update 1, Office 365 partners with GoDaddy, Windows on Small Devices, Educators deploying Windows RT 8.1, Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows XP, Windows XP on 95% of ATM’s, Windows Store improvements for client and developers, Tablets will not replace PC’s, How PC and tablet markets changed in 2013, The end of Desktop computing, Choosing between iPad, Android or Windows tablets, App Store ratings are broken and Paying for apps. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.