Tag: Windows Updates

Tuesday - October 26th, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 276 #OTP

Insidering picked up its pace with the release of not one but two fast ring builds for Windows Insiders. We also finally got to try out the Your Phone app that was announced for Windows 10 back at Build 2018. The timing and availability of its release gives us a couple of clues about when Microsoft might be targeting its ultimate release. A big chunk of this week’s show is spent discussing the retail availability of Microsoft Surface Go and the flood of reviews that came out this past Thursday. Sentiments are quite mixed on the devices capabilities but it no doubt carries many of the identifying features that make it a Surface. We of course have other news items including some stuff from Xbox, Apple, Google and one of my favorite subject areas – NASA. So be sure you listen all the way to the end so nothing is missed. As always enjoy the show and thanks again for listening!

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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 142 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 142. I begin the show by explaining a change in the weekly production and publication of the OTP because of my new full time job. Bottom line is that you should get each week’s new episode on Monday and occasionally on Tuesday when the Monday is a holiday – like this week for example. Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to getting the podcast out but it is a good problem to have – a full time job to work around. I also hit on apps and Windows Phone again because it always seems to be an issue and also mention the breaking news of upload file size limitations being removed for Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage. Of course the normal collection of tech news and other items fill up the rest of the show. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 139 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 139. Another developer preview update dropped at the beginning of this week and I know many folks opted to jump off that cliff and grab the update. Well I leapt off as well and it is a nice update. My favorite feature is the Live Folders for the Start Screen. It is well implemented and has some of the smoothest animations ever. You can customize them quite a bit but as one Twitter follower mentioned to me – do not over do it because it can slow down your Start Screen. I also reveal that an iPhone 4s in being used in my house! Some of the other items covered in the show include Windows Phone 8.1 Update Developer Preview, Mobile IE in WP 8.1 update DP, Live Folders on WP 8.1 Update DP, Some HTC users will not get the WP 8.1 Update DP, IE support changing, Amazon Prime video credit to slow down shipping, Surface Pro 3, Surface losses, Surface market expansion, Money back on in app purchase with Fidesity, Office for iPad update, NFL apps, PhotoMart app for Walmart, Microsoft will appeal order to release overseas emails, Windows market share updates, Two views of recommendations relating to Windows Phone, Cortana reminders, Microsoft sues Samsung for patent royalties, Microsoft’s cloud service predicted to be largest by end of this year, Unlock your phones, OneDrive for Amazon Fire, Patch Tuesday and Windows Updates, Windows Threshold aka Windows 9, Remote Desktop app update for WP, Google creating separate photo service out of Google+, Amazon registering domains now, Facebook App for WP gets beta features, Tweetium for Windows Phone beta update, Windows Blog portal overhaul, Expose a breach then charge to check, Microsoft and iFixit, Six Clicks from Ed Bott on Outlook, Word, Excel and OneNote and Understanding Steve Ballmer. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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