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SN 633: KRACKing WiFi
Posted on Tuesday October 17, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week, we examine ROCA's easily factorable public keys, the surprising prevalence of web-based cryptocurrency mining, some interesting work in iOS password dialog spoofing, Google's Advanced Protection Program, some good "Loopback" comments from our listeners... and then we take a close look at KRACK - the Key Reinstallation AttaCK against ALL unpatched WiFi systems.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 632: The DNSSEC Challenge
Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we take a look at a well-handled breach-response at Disqus, a rather horrifying mistake Apple made in the implementation of their APFS encryption (and the difficulty to the user of fully cleaning up after it), the famous "robots.txt" file gets a brilliant new companion, somewhat shocking news about Windows XP... or is it? Firefox EOL for Windows XP support coming next summer, the sage security thought for the day, an update on "The Orville", some closing the loop comments, including a recommendation of the best Security Now series we did in the past... and finally, a look at the challenge of DNSSEC.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 631: Private Contact Discovery
Posted on Tuesday October 03, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss some aspects of iOS v11, the emergence of browser hijack cryptocurrency mining, new information about the Equifax hack, Google security research and Gmail improvements, breaking DKIM without breaking it, concerns over many servers in small routers and aging unpatched motherboard EFI firmware, a new privacy leakage bug in IE, a bit of miscellany, some long-awaited closing the loop feedback from our listeners, and a close look at a beautiful piece of work by Moxie & Co on Signal.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 630: The Great DOM Fuzz-Off
Posted on Tuesday September 26, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week, Father Robert and Steve follow more Equifax breach fallout, look at encryption standards blowback from the Edward Snowden revelations, examine more worrisome news of the CCleaner breach, see that ISPs may be deliberately infecting their own customers, warn that turning off iOS radios doesn't, look at the first news of the FTC's suit against D-Link's poor security, examine a forthcoming Broadcom GPS chip features, warn of the hidden dangers of high-density barcodes, discuss Adobe's disclosure of their own private key, close the loop with our listeners, and examine the results of DOM fuzzing at Google's Project Zero.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Steve Gibson

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SN 629: Apple Bakes Cookies
Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week Padre and Steve discuss what was up with Security Now's recent audio troubles, more on the Equifax Fiasco, the EFF & Cory Doctorow weigh in on forthcoming browser encrypted media extensions (EME), an emerging browser-based payment standard, when 2-factor is not 2-factor, the CCleaner breach and what it means, a new Bluetooth-based attack, an incredibly welcome and brilliant cookie privacy feature in iOS 11, and a heads-up caution about the volatility of Google's Android smartphone cloud backups.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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RSS - Tech News Today

TNW 2: My Own Personal Genius
Posted on Thursday October 12, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Facebook's Oculus Connect conference is underway in San Jose California, and Father Robert Ballecer joins us to talk about the Oculus Go, Dash UI, the Rift Bundle, Project Santa Cruz and the other products he saw there. Plus, what's next for Oculus and the enterprise. Jason Snell from Six Colors tries to answer some of the questions about the future of an Apple streaming service. Will you be able to get it on an Android device? And Mike Murphy from Quartz discusses Replika, a chat app that helps you create a digital you.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Jason Snell, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Mike Murphy

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TNW 1: Tears of Joy in VR
Posted on Thursday October 05, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Evan Blass from VentureBeat talks about the new Pixel phones announced at the Made By Google event. Katie Kelly from AltSpaceVR joins us to discuss their purchase by Microsoft. Tony Romm of ReCode explains why Twitter and Facebook are going before US lawmakers and why Snapchat isn't. Ryan Hoover from ProductHunt shows off his favorite ARKit apps. Plus the headlines about Netflix pricing, Microsoft Edge on iOS and Android, Amazon's new delivery service, and the Yahoo hack.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Katie Kelly, Evan Blass, Tony Romm, and Ryan Hoover

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TNW: Welcome to Tech News Weekly!
Posted on Sunday October 01, 2017

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Watch the teaser for Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone. This new show brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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TNT 1864: Big Friendly Rocket
Posted on Friday September 29, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

Security firm Duo showed its research at the Ekoparty security conference that demonstrates how the firmware on a large number of Macs isn't getting any updates, either due to a lack of updates being offered by Apple, or due to a silently failing update procedure.

Sources tell TechCrunch that Google is working on a home assistant with a touch screen, like the Amazon Show. This would explain why they cut off Amazon's access to YouTube this week.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that it has signed a contract to bring the world's largest lithium ion battery to South Australia with a 100-day deadline, lest the battery be completely free.

Also at the International Astronautical Congress, Musk announced his grand plans to get to mars in giant reusable space ships...in the next five years.

Plus, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica is here to talk about his SNES, Cuphead, and Loot.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Sam Machkovech

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TNT 1863: TaskRabbit Your Meatballs
Posted on Thursday September 28, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

Swedish furniture giant Ikea just bought TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based on-demand company that finds you someone to help you do stuff, like for example, assemble your Ikea furniture. According to a press release, TaskRabbit will continue to work as an independent company. TaskRabbit operates in the US and in London, and has been around for nearly a decade. The biggest question I have about this sale is, why buy furniture that needs to be put together if you're going to pay for someone to put it together? Just buy furniture that's already put together.

YouTube is making some changes that affect creators on the Patreon crowd funding platform. Going forward, those creators are being asked to join YouTube's Partners Program in an effort to battle abusive and inappropriate content on the video site. However, many of these creators aren't very happy with the new request because YouTube's policy states that creators can't apply until they reach 10,000 public channel views which might not harm creators who already have a healthy following, but will make it hard for up and comers to gain traction by linking out externally to their own Patreon destinations.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pi says Apple should flip the switch on the iPhone's FM radio, especially if the company cares about people's safety in natural disasters. The Federal Communications Commission says the radios that are already present in iPhones could have helped millions of people access lifesaving radio information in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma. Samsung, LG, Motorola, and HTC all sell smartphones with unlocked radios, but critics of Apple's choice say they don't unlock theirs because they don't want people to have free access to the radio, so that we'll pay for services like Apple Music.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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TWiT 636: A Fat Suit for Your Phone
Posted on Sunday October 15, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

The New York Times clamps down on social media. Twitter will clamp down on hate. Qualcomm drags China into its fight with Apple. Google drags Target into its fight with Amazon. TransUnion drags itself into everyone's fight with Equifax. Oculus announces a wire-free VR headset. Shell buys into electric charging. Atari 2600 turns 40. US vs Japan giant robot fight go!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Erin Griffith, Dan Patterson, and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 635: Benji's Bag of Dongles
Posted on Sunday October 08, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

The guy who created the like button now says it's dangerously addictive. Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos says press doesn't understand how hard it is to prevent voter manipulation. Yahoo admits that hack perpetrated under Yahoo Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos impacted all 3 billion Yahoo users. Google heats up the home voice assistant war, but can it catch up with Alexa? And does Apple even have a chance as Siri turns 6? Google puts another stake in the headphone jack. Equifax gets a $7.5 million contract with the IRS. Kaspersky antivirus, the NSA, and the Russian government. Slashdot turns 20. AOL Instant Messenger is finally dead.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ben Parr, Christina Warren, and Mikah Sargent

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TWiT 634: An Apple Watch Walks Into a Bar
Posted on Sunday October 01, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Is the iPhone X killing iPhone 8 sales? How do you turn on the FM chip in the iPhone 8? (You can't.) How do you turn off the Bluetooth in the Apple Watch (You can , but it's harder than you think.) How do you turn off Wi-Fi and LTE on the Apple Watch 3? (Just walk into a Starbucks.) Google is about to announce a whole slew of Pixel products. Amazon just announces a whole slew of Echo products. Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160TB slew of transatlantic cable. Are tech companies' tax-avoiding ways about to get them in real trouble?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson and Greg Ferro

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TWiT 633: Future Proof This Kid
Posted on Sunday September 24, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Uber's new CEO says that there is a "high cost to a bad reputation" after London kicks it to the curb. Apple's iPhone 8 comes out to less fanfare than usual; Apple Watch has LTE issues. ARKit's first wave of apps is out, and Robert Scoble is severely underwhelmed. Google aqui-hires HTC's Pixel team for over a billion dollars. Equifax: what now? CCleaner malware: who was it targeting? Facebook, Google, and Twitter allow ad targeting for racist terms - has the algorithm gone amok? What is the best thing for a nine-year-old to start learning now to keep from being one of the billion people who lose their jobs in the coming decades?

Host: Becky Worley

Guests: Rob Reid, Robert Scoble, and Bob Sullivan

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TWiT 632: Smartest Dumb People in the World
Posted on Sunday September 17, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Apple's new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X don't win over the TWiT panel. Will Google's Pixel 2? Facebook's election-rigging issues won't go away. Google appeals a record fine from the EU just as it gets a new pay discrimination suit here at home. Bodega is in the news for the first and only time. The cryptocurrency bubble starts to pop. Equifax is the security story that keeps on giving... your data away.

Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Owen JJ Stone, and Mark Milian

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TWiET 261: TWiL & TWiET: Fixing CRCs
Posted on Friday October 13, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Equifax has become the American party joke and this TWiL+TWiET crossover episode will have the gang trying to imagine the technological and legal fixes for the credit industry in America. Aka "Piling onto Equifax". Should America have a cryptographic national ID?

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

Guest: Denise Howell

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TWiET 260: Dana Simberkoff: Privacy and Equality
Posted on Friday October 06, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Dana Simberkoff (Chief Risk, Privacy, and Information Security Officer of AvePoint) talks about the gender gap evidenced between Women in Technology versus Women in Privacy? Dana also talks about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from Europe and how it could apply to the US.

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

Guest: Dana Simberkoff

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TWiET 259: Extrahop: Machine Learning for Network Management
Posted on Friday September 29, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

The reality is that network management and security have been merely creeping towards systems that definitively identify and solve problems rather than just telling you the symptoms. This is a deeper dive into ExtraHop's recently announced Addy service, and how machine learning for actively managing and securing systems may just be the answer.

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

Guests: Matt Cauthorn and Sam Richman

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TWiET 258: InfoBlox on Change Management
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

If you run any decently sized network, change management is like accounting, you just gotta do it or pay the price later. InfoBlox talks about NetMRI, their automated change management solution. Dave Signori of InfoBlox talks about "Network automation and why you really need to consider it as an integral part of your operations."

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

Guest: Dave Signori

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TWiET 257: Couchbase: What Database is Right for You?
Posted on Friday September 15, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

TWiET is chatting with Couchbase about the differences between traditional SQL databases and the emerging NoSQL databases and big data. Kevin Holder, the VP of Global Operations for Couchbase, is talking about just how their customers are migrating to non-traditional DB systems.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Brian Chee

Guest: Kevin Holder

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TWiG 426: Vulnerable to Journalism
Posted on Wednesday October 11, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Facebook, Twitter, and now Google have discovered that Russia bought political ads during the election. Kaspersky is spying. So is the Google Home Mini. Google buys 60db. Project Loon may give Puerto Rico Internet while Elon Musk gives them power, and Zuckerberg looks on in VR. Don't try to rob a bank using information you find online. YouTube bans bump stock videos. Carl's Jr begs Amazon to buy them in bizarre Twitter campaign. Oculus announces a standalone VR headset. Google Assistant has a higher IQ than Siri.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Mike Elgan and Kevin Marks

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TWiG 425: Dogatonic
Posted on Wednesday October 04, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Google announced a whole slew of new products this morning in its push to control the home ecosystem. We go down the list and analyze their strategy.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 424: The Echo Chamber
Posted on Wednesday September 27, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Google is 19 years old. Its present to us? Cool Google Doodles. Its present to itself? 2,000 HTC Engineers. Google and Levi's make a smart jacket. Google might make a better-sounding Home. Amazon is definitely making approximately 724 new Echo devices, including a smaller Echo, Zigbee-enabled Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Buttons, and more. Just don't try playing YouTube videos on your Echo Show. Twitter tests 280 character limits.

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Jason Howell

Guest: Matt Cutts

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TWiG 423: I Can't Hear You Over the Internet
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Google has a whole lotta leaks. Pixel 2 XL! Google Home Mini! Google Pixelbook! Coral Daydream VR headsets! Google might buy HTC's phone division any second now. Chrome will block autoplay videos in January. Google Tez makes payments with sound in India. Apparently everyone is letting users target ads using racist phrases. And we celebrate 20 years of Google.

  • Ron's pick: Sonarr app
  • Jason's Pick: Instal custom Oreo themes with Substratum and Andromeda

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Ron Richards

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TWiG 422: The Missing Link
Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Qualcomm (which is a TWiT sponsor) says Android beats iPhone. Samsung wants a folding phone. Everybody hates Silicon Valley, especially Facebook - most especially, the ex-Googlers who founded Bodega. Oxford commas, "they" as a neutral singular pronoun, and how to pronounce cuneiform. Pharma bro: do not pass go.

Blueborn attack could affect 5 billion devices. Equifax - now that none of our information is private, what's next? Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review. Welcome Alexis Ohanian Jr.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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WW 539: Yesterday's Office, Tomorrow
Posted on Wednesday October 11, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

  • Microsoft is bringing Edge to Android and iOS. Does this change anything?
  • Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) is done 16299.15 heads to Release Preview.
  • Related: Fall Creators Update for developers
  • Related: Price increases for Windows 10 downgrades, Pro Workstation
  • Rumor: Microsoft will kill Surface in 2019
  • It looks like the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana will cost $200. Also, Cortana is coming to Skype on mobile
  • Big Office news (from a month ago): Microsoft plans to have 2/3 of users in the cloud by next year
  • Intel's 8th generation Core processor explained
  • Tip of the week: Insider? Take advantage of the "magic window" while you can.
  • App pick of the week: Outlook Mobile
  • Enterprise pick of the week: latest Patch Tuesday gotcha
  • Beer pick of the week: Firestone Walker Mocha Merlin

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

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WW 538: Digitally Entitled
Posted on Wednesday October 04, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Windows 10 version 1709 is complete. (a.k.a. the Fall Creators Update or Redstone 3, its names are legion.)
Related: Microsoft holds a mixed-up mixed reality briefing with no real news.Microsoft buys AltSpaceVR. Why? And who are they?
Related: The Windows 10 Photos app was just updated with a surprisingly good video editor. This is great news for people pining over Windows Movie Maker.
Related: 70 extensions for Edge after one year. Is that good or bad?

Looking ahead to Redstone 4: a new build with just a minor new visual change. When will this beta spin up? What can we expect?

Microsoft shutters Groove Music Pass and points customers to Spotify. Also: Store will no longer sell music either. But why not Movies & TV Shows too? And ebooks? (Paul has a theory) Gnashing of teeth in the Microsoft community, but no one actually used this service.
Related: Some industry watchers and OEMs predicting Surface line will be next on chopping block. (Nadella recently denied this, FWIW.)

Mobile: Microsoft is listening to feedback and is fixing Skype, starting on iOS.

Xbox: Cuphead ships and it's awesome. But it's also too hard for most people. Forza Motorsport 7 is a visual showcase, even on Xbox One S. Store is being rebranded as Microsoft Store on Xbox too.

• Tip of the week: Download your purchased Groove music NOW!
• App pick of the week: Paint.NET is in the Store.
• Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Data Box
• Codename pick of the week: AndromedaOS
• Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Good Gourd

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

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WW 537: Microsoft Ignite 2017
Posted on Wednesday September 27, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

We're in the podcast center at the Orlando Convention Center with an audience today. And this week, it's all enterprise, all the time!
Microsoft 365 gets more plans, features.
Bing for Business is part of Microsoft's new personalized search wave.
New Windows 10 S PCs, starting at $275, are coming starting this year.
Skype for Business is gradually fading away in favor of Microsoft Teams.
Office 2019, here we come!
Microsoft is updating OneDrive everywhere.
All hail the Microsoft Graph!
New AI tools for developers.
New Dynamics 365 HR apps, plus custom virtual support agents.
Azure Stack is now shipping from a server vendor near you.
SQL Server 2017 for Linux, Windows, Docker goes on sale October 2.
Quantum Computing is on Microsoft's radar (and we have no real idea what it is) Think: Kitten GIFs.

Our takes on Satya Nadella's new book 'Hit Refresh.'
MJF: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-ceo-nadellas-hit-refresh-is-a-cultural-revolution-enough-to-refresh-microsoft/
PT: https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/windows-phone/135827/satya-nadella-admits-nokia-acquisition

A little bit of non-Ignite news:
Bill Gates uses an Android handset.
More Insider builds of Fall Creators Update out this week - this thing is just about done.
Related: Creators update rollout still trails that of AU. Plus some interesting Surface device sales news.
Progressive web apps coming to the Windows Store with Redstone 4.
Related: Microsoft is renaming the Store in Windows 10.
Apple dumps Bing in favor of Google Web search results and Apple fixes an iOS 11 bug related to Exchange.
You can try Xbox One X for yourself.

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

Guest: Rich Woods

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WW 536: Mary Jo Loves the Xbox One X
Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Xbox One X pre-orders are up! If you missed out on the Xbox One X Project Scorpio, good news: You can now preorder the standard console! Also: Paul goes hands-on with the Xbox One X. "We have a runner!" More gaming giddiness: Minecraft cross-platform is finally real. Related: Phil Spencer is now an Exec VP and member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Mary Jo has a scoop on Surface device announcements, so let's talk about what we expect, and when. Related: Mixed Reality event in October.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update continues its long wind-down with build 16291. Surprise! It has one new feature. The controversy of the week: Microsoft says there are 330 million Microsoft Edge users. There are not. More MS Fall Creators Update claims, re: battery life, boot time (the "fundamentals").


Mobile: now Google's next Pixel handsets have leaked too. The bad news: Google is pulling a Microsoft.

iOS 11 is out and it shows that it will be hard for Apple to turn iPad Pro into a Surface competitor. Related: Microsoft was there first, but Apple (or Google) will popularize it. This is a tough turnaround for Microsoft.


• Tip of the week: You need to go mesh for your next Wi-Fi network
• App pick of the week: Forza Motorsport 7 Demo
• Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 10 1803 will be getting more auto investigation/response security features.
• Codename pick of the week: Honolulu
• Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Maduro Oatmeal Brown


Don't forget: We'll be doing Windows Weekly live at Microsoft Ignite and a meetup the night before!
Meetup is at World of Beer (Dr. Phillips Blvd.) starting 6pm on Tuesday, Sept. 26. No RSVP needed.
Windows Weekly is on the 27th (Wed) at the usual time. Live audience welcome!

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

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WW 535: You Should've Named Him Cuphead
Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

The day after Apple's not-so-compelling iPhone 8 and X announcements, let's talk mobile for the Windows gal/guy. Paul Thurrott is going Android (!) after years on iPhone. Mary Jo Foley is all-in on Android. Is there any hope for a future Windows Mobile platform? Yes (Paul: no), but it might not be for you. Microsoft's position continues to be: All we care (hope) is you'll use Windows on PCs with iOS/Android phones (the Build 2017 strategy.) Andromeda revisited: This is not just hardware, but software too.
Windows 10: Another day, another new Insider build (and this is still NOT RTM, MS says!) Also, another Skip Ahead build. More tweaks to the privacy settings coming with Windows 10 FCU. Are these as ineffectual as what they did in the Spring? What drove them to do more? MS is getting ready to start servicing Windows 10 on ARM. Microsoft scrambles to meet its Story Remix promises.
Some Skype for Business features to migrate to Teams. MS accidentally leaks its own Skype for Business plans ahead of Ignite. Related (sort of): New Skype family features.
Microsoft is doing a Centennial version of OneNote, after all. New add-in apps come to Outlook for Android. New search experience is testing on iOS too.
• Tip of the week: Don't use Microsoft Movies & TV. Seriously
• App pick of the week: OneNote 2016 (Windows Store)
• Bonus app picks: SwiftKey for Android and Outlook for Android
• Bonus mention: Grammarly is on Microsoft Edge now too
• Enterprise pick of the week: eSign, Microsoft Teams and Office 365 (oh my)
• Enterprise tip of the week: Need help figuring out your Ignite session list? MS Australia OEM blog to the rescue.
• Beer pick of the week: Founders Porter

Don't forget: We'll be doing Win weekly live at Microsoft Ignite, and we'll have a meetup the night before.
Meetup is at World of Beer (Dr. Phillips Blvd.) starting 6pm on Tuesday Sept. 26. No RSVP needed.
WW is on the 27th (Wed) at the usual time. Live audience welcome!

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

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