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SN 641: The iOS Security Trade-off
Posted on Tuesday December 12, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss the details behind the "USB / JTAG takeover" of Intel's Management Engine, a rare Project Zero discovery, Microsoft's well-meaning but ill-tested IoT security project, troubles with EV certs, various Cryptocurrency woes, a clever DNS spoofing detection system, a terrific guide to setting up the EdgeRouterX for network segmentation, last week's emergency out-of-cycle patch from Microsoft, a mitigated vulnerability in Apple's Homekit, Valve's ending of Bitcoin for Steam purchases, finally some REALLY GOOD news in the elusive quest for encrypted eMail, a bit of miscellany, some closing the loop feedback with our listeners, and a look at the security sacrifice Apple made in the name of convenience... and what it means.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 640: More News & Feedback
Posted on Tuesday December 05, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss the long-awaited end of StartCom & StartSSL, inside last week's macOS passwordless root account access and problems with Apple's patches, the question of Apple allowing 3D facial data access to apps, Facebook's new and controversial use of camera images, in-the-wild exploitation of one of last month's patched Windows vulnerabilities, an annoying evolution in browser-based cryptocurrency mining, exploitation of Unicode in email headers, Google's advancing protection for Android users, a terrific list of authentication dongle-supporting sites and services, Mirai finds another 100,000 exposed ZyXEL routers, Google moves to reduce system crashes, a bit of miscellany including another security-related Humble Bundle offering and some closing the loop feedback from our terrific listeners.

We invite you to read the show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 639: News & Feedback
Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss a new bad bug found in the majority of SMTP mailing agents, 54 high-end HP printers found to be remotely exploitable, more than 3/4ths of 433,000 websites are using vulnerable JavaScript libraries, horrible free security software, some additional welcome Firefox news, a bit of errata, some fun miscellany, and a BUNCH of feedback from our listeners including reactions to last week's Quad 9 recommendation.

We invite you to read the show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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SN 638: Quad Nine
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss Windows having a birthday, Net Neutrality about to succumb to big business despite a valiant battle, Intel's response to the horrifying JTAG over USB discovery, another surprising AWS public bucket discovery, Android phones caught sending position data when all permissions are denied, many websites found to be watching their visitors' actions, more Infineon ID card upset, the return of BlueBorne, a new arrival to our "Well... THAT didn't take long" department, speedy news for Firefox 57, some miscellany, listener feedback, and a look at the very appealing and speedy new "Quad9" alternative DNS service.

We invite you to read the show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 637: Schneier on Equifax
Posted on Tuesday November 14, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss why Steve won't be relying upon Face ID for security, a clever new hack of longstanding NTFS and Windows behavior, the Vault8 WikiLeaks news, the predictable resurgence of the consumer device encryption battle, a new and clever data ex-filtration technique, new anti-Malware features coming to Chrome, an unbelievable discovery about access to the IME in Skylake and subsequent Intel chipsets, a look at who's doing the unauthorized cryptomining, WebAssembly is ready for prime time, a bit of miscellany, some closing the loop feedback with our listeners... and then we share Bruce Schneier's congressional testimony about the Equifax breach.

We invite you to read the show notes

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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TNW 10: The Internet Is FCC'd
Posted on Thursday December 14, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to the week's newsmakers and breakers.

  • Ernesto Falcon from the EFF talks about the good news and the bad news about the FCC's decision about Net Neutrality.
  • Mark Spoonauer from Tom' Guide discusses Uber, Juicero, the HomePod and other big tech fails of 2017
  • Ian Sherr from CNET tells us about the kids behind the Mirai botnet and how it started in Minecraft. Also, what happens to the bitcoin that the hackers had to turn over?
  • Debra Ruh is a podcaster, writer, and CEO who explains the importance of accessibility and inclusion in tech.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ernesto Falcon, Mark Spoonauer, Ian Sherr, and Debra Ruh

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TNW 9: Lost Einsteins of Tech
Posted on Thursday December 07, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Larry Magid from ConnectSafely discusses why he thinks Facebook's new Messenger Kids app takes the appropriate steps to keep kids safe. Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia covers the changes on the horizon that are listed in the 2018 beta EMOJI list. Alex Ball, a Harvard PhD candidate, covers his study that shows the lost opportunity cost for low-income students and how that results in Lost Einsteins. Scott Wilkinson from AVSforum lists some of his favorite sound bars for the year, and why a sound bar is a worthy investment for your home theater.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Larry Magid, Jeremy Burge, Alex Bell, and Scott Wilkinson

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TNW 8: Iowa Nice
Posted on Thursday November 30, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Laurie Segall about her show Mostly Human that found out what happened when the Electrolux Factory left a small town in Iowa and Jack Dorsey from Twitter came in to try to save it. Kurt Wagner from Recode discusses how Snapchat is separating the social from the media. Gaming veteran Nanea Reeves talks about her new company that will let you alter your mood in VR. And the founder of a tablet for seniors.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Laurie Segall, Kurt Wagner, Nanea Reeves, and Isaac Lien

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TNW 7: The Mystery Is Gone
Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone take the newly announced OnePlus 5T for a spin. Adam Burakowski from The Wirecutter talks about what kinds of deals will be had on Black Friday. David Hewlett talks about what it's like working with Red Giant technology to create the 80's throwback short film Hewlogram. Tom McLeod, CEO of Omni, talks about bringing the sharing economy to people's unused storage items.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Adam Burakowski, David Hewlett, and Tom McLeod

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TNW 6: Tiny Buzz Aldrin
Posted on Thursday November 09, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Sapna Maheshwari from the New York Times about the dark corners on YouTube Kids. Kashmir Hill of Gizmodo has been researching some crazy stories about Facebook's People You Might Know feature. Ben Fox Rubin from CNET offers tips on voice shopping and other new ways to buy stuff online. Plus, privacy vs. convenience with the new Amazon Key service that lets a delivery person into your house to drop off packages. Ben Stein from 8i Studios based out of Culver City California to show how you can record of photorealistic holograms of people that you can view in VR later.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Sapna Maheshwari, Kashmir Hill, Ben Fox Rubin, and Ben Stein

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TWiT 645: Not a Bright Guy
Posted on Sunday December 17, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

FCC cancels Net Neutrality and Ajit Pai mocks protesters. Apple's new iMac Pro costs a minimum of $4999 and goes up from there. Disney buys 21st Century Fox, gaining X-Men, Fantastic Four, and A New Hope, along with a 60% share of Hulu. Google cancels Tango as ARCore picks up steam. As public sentiment against it grows, even Facebook admits that Facebook is bad for you. Uber spies on everybody. Tweet storms made easy. Mirai botnet that took down huge swathes of the internet was built by college kids to cheat at Minecraft. Patreon apologizes. Secret Pentagon UFO program revealed.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Owen JJ Stone, and Dan Gillmor

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TWiT 644: This Is Fine
Posted on Sunday December 10, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Bitcoin hits $20,000, then drops back to $15,000. San Francisco to ban robots. DeepMindAI teaches itself to be a chess grandmaster in 4 hours. Net Neutrality dies in 4 days. Qualcomm and Microsoft announce Windows on ARM computers. Facebook Messenger for Kids targets 6-year-olds. 2017's top 10 YouTube videos and earners. Jony Ive is back in charge at Apple design.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Serenity Caldwell, Dwight Silverman, and Iain Thomson

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TWiT 643: Ambien Tech
Posted on Sunday December 03, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest day ever, but Jeff Bezos still lost his $100 Billion dollar crown. Apple fixes an ugly macOS security flaw, but then immediately breaks the fix. Google finally figures out how to make hamburgers and beer. Uber is still incredibly crooked. Bitcoin clears $10,000. Elon Musk is sending a Roadster to Mars and discovering a sunken city in Chicago. The US Supreme Court will decide if the Fourth Amendment applies to your phone.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Sam Abuelsamid, and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 642: Grandpa's Hairy Thumb
Posted on Sunday November 26, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Net Neutrality's demise set for December 14th - lawsuits to follow. Black Friday breaks mobile records. Time's top 10 gadgets of the year. Jeff Bezos, now worth $100 billion, credits his grandpa's hairy thumb as inspiration. How to tell if you liked a Russia-sponsored Facebook page. Elon Musk tests the bounds of credibility with his latest battery claims. Uber confesses to hiding a 2016 data breach and paying off the hackers.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Jill Duffy, and Mark Spoonauer

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TWiT 641: The Tesla Zamboni
Posted on Sunday November 19, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Tesla unveils a semi and a $200,000 Roadster. The first church of artificial intelligence. Apple delays the HomePod until 2018. Amazon is close to launching their cashierless store, and just paid a quarter of a million dollars for the rights to produce Lord of the Rings TV shows. Who is tracking you this Thanksgiving? TechShop goes Bankrupt.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Phil Libin

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TWiET 269: After Net Neutrality
Posted on Friday December 15, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Fr. Robert Ballecer and Louis Maresca talk to Chris and...another Chris! The first guest, Christopher Mitchell, is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. He runs MuniNetworks.org as part of ILSR's effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them. The second guest, Chris Corde, discusses VMware's AppDefense for protecting applications running in virtualized environments.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Louis Maresca

Guests: Chris Corde and Christopher Mitchell

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TWiET 268: ScaleArc
Posted on Friday December 08, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

ScaleArc is talking about how active/active load balancing can help customers get to the cloud faster, save money, and increase application availability.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Louis Maresca

Guest: Justin Barney

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TWiET 267: Firewalls as a Service
Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Firewalls as a Service: Although still in the early adoption stage, FWaaS also presents significant opportunities for greatly simplifying security deployment and management while reducing costs by eliminating on-premise hardware.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Louis Maresca

Guest: Andrew Bagrin

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TWiET 266: Talend Evolves Data Analytics
Posted on Friday November 17, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

From Data Analytics Specialist to IT Manager, it's vital for IT Professionals to evolve with their company and not be left behind or become obsolete.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Brian Chee

Guest: Mark Balkenende

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TWiET 265: Type II Hypervisors with VMware
Posted on Friday November 10, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

A veteran's day tribute, easier computer donations to schools and Michael Roy, Product Line Marketing Manager at VMware talking about Type II Hypervisors and the 10th anniversary of VMware Fusion.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Brian Chee, and Louis Maresca

Guest: Michael Roy

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TWiG 435: Worst Queso Scenario
Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

RIP Net Neutrality. Patreon listens to critics, scraps new fees. How to fix media. Facebook is unfixable. Google Home Max unboxing. "Appsperiments" is our new favorite word. Tweetstorms are officially Threads. Don't download that baby poop video.

  • Stacey's Pick: Alexa, Turn on Christmas
  • Jeff's Pick: Tasty One Top
  • Leo's Pick: Silicon Valley's Worst Apologies of 2017

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 434: Roku Is Switzerland
Posted on Wednesday December 06, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Windows on ARM is born. Net Neutrality has one week to live. Chrome Apps are dead. Google Home Minis are dying. Google Home Max might go live on December 14th. Google pulls YouTube from Echo devices.

  • Stacey's Picks: My Tesla Alexa Skill, Harry Potter IR Wand
  • Aaron's Project: Holiday Cheer Box
  • Leo's Number: Digital ad spending beat TV in 2017

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Aaron Newcomb

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TWiG 433: Move Fast and Break Everything
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Google FINALLY fixes their hamburger and beer emoji. Now they turn to the many fixes the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL need. Android 8.1 adds support for Pixel 2's imaging chip. Lens rolling out to Google Assistant on Pixel phones. Uber withheld evidence in Waymo case. YouTube's creepy kids' shows. Jeff Bezos worth $100 Billion. Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest shopping day ever. Andy Rubin leaves Essential.

  • Stacey's Thing: Senso Bluetooth Headset
  • Mathew's Stuff: Cryptocurrencies are neat.
  • Jason's Tip: How to enable Pixel Visual Core Processing

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Jason Howell

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 432: Life of Pai
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Pixel Buds are "like spiders clawing in your ears." Net Neutrality will die on December 14th, no matter what you do to protest. DOJ blocks AT&T/Time Warner merger. Peter Thiel sells most of his Facebook stock, splits with Y Combinator, might buy Gawker.com assets. Google tracks Android locations. Tesla's big new truck.

  • Stacey's Thing: CleverPet
  • Jeff's Number: 9 Ways Twitter can punish miscreants, but usually doesn't.
  • Leo's Tool: Radio3.io

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 431: Mordor, She Wrote
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Pixel Buds are getting bad reviews. Blasting Facebook and Google. Amazon pays $250 Million for Lord of the Rings TV rights. Alibaba's $25 billion Singles' Day. Self-driving trucks and flying cars. Hacking the Boeing 757. Xerox Alto turns 40.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Kevin Marks and Mathew Ingram

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WW 548: Deck the Gong
Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Top 5 Microsoft stories of 2017!

MJF's picks - stuff that kind of fell under the radar

  • MS reorg of its sales staff
  • Growth mindset mania
  • Windows as a service is more about the service than new Windows
  • Big bundles are back, baby! Microsoft
  • Everybody's a friend. Nobody's an enemy.

PT's

  • Windows as a Service: Pros and cons of updating legacy software at this
  • Progressive Web Apps emerge as the Java of the 21st century, future
  • Despite a sales defeat, Xbox One X is the best console you can buy
  • AR and VR both go mainstream on mobile, so Microsoft makes a push on PC
  • Windows 10 Snapdragon: This could change everything

Windows 10 on Snapdragon

More information---and more questions---since last week's event

  • There are obvious issues, but this is the future of the platform and it matters
  • Snapdragon 845 is huge. But how will these new features impact the PC?
  • MS is working on more eSIM, power management capabilities for Always Connected PCs

More Windows 10

  • Microsoft Edge usage is apparently even worse than we thought
  • Cortana now works with Google Calendar
  • Windows 10 whiteboard app is now in public preview
  • Microsoft claims education gains. But are they true?

Team me up, Scotty

  • Teams is starting to get some of the advanced calling features MS promised
  • But full guest access for Teams is delayed... till some time next year

Looking ahead...

  • New patents emerge. Surface phone?
  • MS Quantum Computing dev kit is here (minus the quantum computers)

Tip of the week:

  • 12 Days of Microsoft Deals

Today: $200 off Windows Mixed Reality headsets

App pick of the week:

  • Stardock Groupy is here

Plus: PUBG arrives on Xbox One

Enterprise pick of the week:

  • Biz users beware of possible Microsoft support price hikes

Codename pick of the week:

  • Cobalt

Beer pick of the week:

  • Firestone Walker Helldorado

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WW 547: Windows on ARM
Posted on Wednesday December 06, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Paul is live in Maui for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, and we have a special guest...

Windows 10 on ARM officially arrives. The first ARM-based Always Connected PCs won't really arrive until early 2018. PT: This is the future of the platform. What's the value proposition for the platform?

These first Always Connected PCs will run Windows 10 S, but be upgradable for free for a set period (Sept. 2018?) to Windows 10 Pro. Price for the Asus: $599 to $799 (plus a mobile carrier subscription). So what about Intel? They power some 'Always Connected' PCs, too, and they won't talk about their patent threat.

Questions: Days vs. weeks of battery life? Performance? What about the Snapdragon 845? Where are all the PC makers (and is this a Windows 10 S thing, limiting its future)?

And how about that Snapdragon 845? A few details from today about the 845, coming to phones in early 2018. A reminder why PC makers sometimes use older chips in newer models.

Windows: No new builds of Redstone 4 until Friday at the earliest. Windows 10 collaborative whiteboard app is going public preview. Windows Update problems hit Windows 7 users (now fixed).

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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WW 546: A/B Testing
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Windows 10 now at 600 million active monthly devices. Related: Fall Creators Update in on 1/5th of all Windows 10 PCs already.
In a change from the normal way it reveals such things, Microsoft said this week that it will add Timeline, and a newly announced feature called Sets, to Windows 10 in coming Insider Builds. But... Microsoft is doing A/B testing on Sets, angering Insiders again.
Sets may be just the UX change that Windows needs to stay relevant.Related: Microsoft is working on a new Photos companion app for mobile and Raf reveals the new Game Bar.
Microsoft has made its Android Office apps available on Chromebooks.
Microsoft is killing Facebook login to Skype. Microsoft is selling more phones in its Store. But it needs to sell its own phones. Here's why. What makes a phone a phone? Enter, Andromeda.
Microsoft is going to expand its corporate headquarters: more info on the plans.

  • Tip of the week: Write, don't type
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Edge for Android/iOS
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure-based location services
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Rome
  • Beer pick of the week: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2017

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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WW 545: Those Aren't Pillows!
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Surface Book 2 loses power when plugged in while gaming. On purpose. Related: Surface Book 2 first impressions. Plus: SB2 gets its first firmware updates. Coming Windows 10 features leak: Quick Pair, Tabs in UWP apps, Spotlight-like search. Related: Windows 10 S still sucks at 6 months. Skype pulled from app stores in China. Skype shows ads now, too. Remember the slippery slope?

  • Tip of the week: Save with Microsoft's Black Friday deals: Big deals on games, Xbox One S, and more.
  • App pick of the week: Microsoft Edge for Android/iOS
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Hosting VMWare on Azure
  • Codename pick of the week: Outings
  • Beer pick of the week: Whaler's Brewing Hazelnut Creme Stout

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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WW 544: Wouldn't You Like to be a Futzer Too?
Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Visual Studio Live Share: Coming soon to a pair of programmers near you. New collaboration service coming in early 2018: VS Live Share. New Visual Studio Tools for AI extension. MariaDB as an Azure service; Databricks (Spark) as a service; and Cassandra as a service. VS App Center is now GA.
Microsoft v. perception: how can Microsoft make itself part of the conversation? Related: Microsoft half-asses another phone.
Windows (7, 8.1 and 10) news: Paul is starting a Redstone 4 features deep-dive series, starting with Fluent Design System. Some Windows 10 1511 users get a 6-month support extension. Some apps are coming back from the dead. SteamVR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality today.
Surface: two big releases this week. Surface Book 2 and Surface Precision Mouse are out tomorrow.
Xbox controversy of the week: What's a launch title?

  • Tip of the week: You can now gift games on Xbox
  • Tip #2: Get the Invoke for just $99! Or an Xbox One S for $175!
  • App pick of the week: Groupy
  • Plus: Firefox Quantum
  • Enterprise pick of the week: New Skype Professional service integrates productivity tools with Skype
  • Skype Professional preview coming soon (US only at first).
  • Beer pick of the week: Prairie Birthday Bomb!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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