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Tuesday - March 2nd, 2021

Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 137 #OTP

Welcome to Episode 137. Has it really been nearly a month since my last show? As I was recording the podcast and mentioning missing a couple of shows I thought it had been about three weeks but Episode 136 was back on 25 July. No wonder it felt so good to be back in front of the mike talking to you about tech stuff! The unintended hiatus, which I explained on the show, also resulted in me taking a different approach to my list of items to talk about. You will find the volume of items is greatly reduced and I spent much more time on each area/story. I even strayed off while watching Twitter and discussed some breaking news stuff as well. Let me know what you think of the re-focusing of the shows format. Amongst the things discussed on the show Stopping Facebook’s automatic video playing, Microsoft as the challenger, Layoffs at Microsoft, 4th Quarter FY14 Microsoft Earnings report, Nokia acquisitions help and hurt on the big picture at Microsoft, Microsoft outselling Apple last quarter in the phone market, Lumia 530 announcement and Lumia 930 reviews, No Jen Taylor voiced Cortana outside of the US, Tracking the Cyan Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Xbox One/360 console sales, Surface Mini was shelved, What One Windows really means, Streamlining Xbox Music & Video and confirmation they are here to stay from Joe Belfiore, Cloud Booms at Microsoft, Office 365 subscriptions at 5.6 million now, OneDrive storage bumps for Office 365 subscribers and free users, Updated iOS and Windows Phone apps for OneDrive, Windows 8.1 update for OneDrive, Microsoft announces one big annual tradeshow, Microsoft bolsters consumer channels by grabbing Best Buy executive, Amazon Fire disappoints most reviewers, Microsoft brings Skype to Amazon Fire phone, Amazon Prime Music expands collection, YouTube head of music quits, Microsoft being sued by Nevada tech firm concerning patent licensing, Bing cast search tip, Free vs Paid vs Subscriptions when it comes to 3rd party apps, Tweetium arrives on Windows Phone, Official Microsoft Twitter account list and @HiddenCash on Twitter. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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Observed Tech PODCAST Episode 121

Welcome to Episode 121 and the month of March – hard to believe we are already two months into 2014. Of course tech news does not seem to know any such thing as calendar dates or the passage of time so once again our list of things to talk about is extensive. Leading off this episode we discuss the Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date, a Windows Phone scavenger hunt for a chance to win a Nokia Lumia 1020 or 1520 as well as many other prizes, the fact that Windows 8.1 is a keyboard users dream OS, preparing to move from Windows XP to Windows 8.1, the Direction of Microsoft Windows and the early retirement of Apple’s Snow Leopard OS which leaves users vulnerable. Of course that is not the end of things to keep an eye on. Here are other items that come up during the show Western Digital TV Live Media Player Giveaway Reminder – great chances right now, WinZip returns, Julie Larsen-Green’s job change, What experts try to tell you about Microsoft, Binging for 100GB of OneDrive Storage, OneDrive for Business apps for iOS and Windows, Nokia at World Mobile Congress and X marking the spot, Microsoft and Nokia X phones, Skyping on Nokia X, Nokia Awards at MWC, IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1, Samsung’s Windows Phone, IDC predicts smartphone growth to hit single digits in three years, Why IT likes Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8.1 features, HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1, Surface gets a champion, NFL and Surface, Xbox One Product of the Year, Xbox One gets a Twitch, Xbox One Price Drop in UK, Facebook will keep your privacy even after you die, Facebook Email is done, Facebook Messenger for Windows shutting down, Tweetium App for Windows, Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, Windows and the race for the bottom, Low cost Windows PC’s, Free Windows, Standalone Enterprise version of Windows, Xbox Music App updates, Office 365 growth, Office 2013 Service Pack 1, Glympse and Samsung, BlackBerry World and App Security, Open Source Microsoft Employee, Mobile Messaging Clients Comparison, Password Tribulations, Security Focused Blackphone, New $49 TiVo video streamer, Top 100 Education Apps on Windows 8, Offline Backup and Amazon mulling streaming music service for Prime subscribers. Until next time enjoy the show and thanks for listening.

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