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SN 625: Security Politics
Posted on Tuesday August 22, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss the continuing Marcus Hutchins drama, the disclosure of a potentially important Apple secret, a super-cool website and browser extension our listeners are going to appreciate, trouble with extension developers being targeted, a problem with the communication bus standard in every car, an important correction from Elcomsoft, two 0-days in Foxit's PDF products, Lava lamps for entropy, the forthcoming iOS 11 TouchID kill switch, very welcome Libsodium audit results, a mistake in AWS permissions, a refreshingly forthright security statement, a bit of errata, miscellany, and a few closing the loop bits from our terrific listeners!

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 624: Twelve and Counting
Posted on Tuesday August 15, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we have a Marcus Hutchins update, the backstory on the NIST's rewrite of their 15-year-old password guidance, can DNA be used to hack a computer? Can stop sign graffiti be used to misdirect autonomous vehicles?, the final nail in the WoSign/StartCom coffin, why we need global Internet policy treaties, this week in "researchers need protection", a VPN provider who is doing everything right, Elcomsoft's password manager cracker, a bit of errata and miscellany... and some closing the loop feedback from this podcast's terrific listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 623: Inching Forward
Posted on Tuesday August 08, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss and look into DigiCert's acquisition of Symantec's certificate authority business unit, LogMeIn's LastPass Premium price hike, the troubling case of Marcus Hutchins' post-Defcon arrest, another instance of WannaCry-style SMBv1 propagation, this week's horrific IoT example, some hopeful IoT legislation, the consequences of rooting early Amazon Echoes, the drip drip drip of Wikileaks Vault 7 drips again, Mozilla's VERY interesting easy-to-use secure large file encrypted store and forward service, the need to know what your VPN service is really up to, a bit of errata, miscellany, and some closing-the-loop feedback from our always-attentive terrific listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 622: Hack the Vote
Posted on Tuesday August 01, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

This week we look at the expected DEF CON fallout including the hacking of US election voting machines, Microsoft's enhanced bug bounty program, the wormification of the Broadcom WiFi firmware flaw, the worries when autonomous AI agents begin speaking in their own language which we cannot understand, Apple's pulling VPN clients from its Chinese app store, a follow-up on iRobot's floor plan mapping intentions, some new on the Chrome browser front, the 18th Vault-7 Wikileaks dump, and some closing-the-loop feedback from our terrific podcast followers.

Read our show notes here.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 621: Crypto Tension
Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017

Security Now (MP3)

We start off this week with a fabulous picture of the week and for the first time in this podcast's 12-year history, our first quote of the week. Then we'll be discussing the chilling effects of arresting ethical hackers, the upcoming neutrality debate congressional hearing, something troubling encountered at McAfee.com, an entirely new IoT nightmare you couldn't have seen coming and just won't believe, the long-awaited Adobe Flash end-of-life schedule, welcome performance news for Firefox users, the FCC allocates new sensor spectrum for self driving cars, three bits of follow-up errata, a bit of miscellany, and then: "Crypto Tension" -- a careful look at the presently ongoing controversy surrounding the deliberate provisioning of passive eavesdropping decryption being seriously considered for inclusion in the forthcoming TLS v1.3 standard.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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TNT 1838: Free the Hashtag!
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

The Note 8 is here and it will cost you some serious cabbage.

Attention Walmart customers, you can now buy stuff with your Google Home. Google Home has partnered with Walmart to compete against Amazon in the race to buy stuff with your voice. Starting in September, hundreds of thousands of Walmart products will be available to purchase using your Google Home device.

DJI announced that it is issuing a firmware update for its new series of Spark drones to address a small number of incidents where the drone suddenly turned off and fell from the sky.

And Happy Birthday Hashtag! We discuss the invention of the hashtag, not by Twitter, but by Chris Messina.

  • Vidya Narayanan from UrbanAMA joins us to talk about connecting with people to ask questions about anything.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Vidya Narayanan

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TNT 1837: CrashPlan B
Posted on Tuesday August 22, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

We all know by now, contrary to logic, that unlimited rarely truly means no limits. Case in point is Verizon's announcement that those currently unlimited plans will have three different types of unlimited to choose from, each carrying their own unique limits of course. Not only do unlimited customers have to choose one of these plans, they have a days notice to do so.

Medium has been working towards new ways for publishers on its platform to get paid. One new method takes the idea of likes and turns them into Claps that act as a tipping mechanism.

The popular iPhone weather app AccuWeather is sending location information to a data monetization firm, even when you tell the app not to track you. Security research Will Strafach discovered the behavior and Zack Whittaker from ZDNET confirmed that AccuWeather is sending specific geodata to a third party company called RevealMobile.

Cloud backup service CrashPlan announced that it's shutting down its home subscription service.

And born out of a shortage of sign language interpretors in Belgium, Project Aslan, short for Antwerps Sign Language Actuating Node, is a 3D printed robotic hand that can translate written text as well as spoken language into sign language on the fly.

Sarah Jeong, Senior Writer at The Verge joins us to talk about how history, not science, is to blame for sexism in the tech industry.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Sarah Jeong

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TNT 1836: Insecure Enclave
Posted on Monday August 21, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

Google's next operating system will be called Android Oreo 8.0. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL builds have entered carrier testing, but with less than 15 percent of Android users on the current build, it might be a while until you get the update.

A hacker by the name of Xerub reportedly obtained the full decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor, the co-processor on iOS devices that handles Touch ID transactions. The firmware code is posted for anyone to get at on GitHub, and could lead to Touch ID hacks, and other attacks that benefit from that decryption.

Even with the big Android news today, we still have time to slip one iPhone rumor into the news mix today. As we've talked about, Touch ID might be going the way of the dodo, with the newest iPhone featuring a 3D face scanner instead. The newest news is that The Korea Herald says that the iPhone 8's 3D face scanner will be able to scan your face "in a millionth of a second."

Plus, HTC drops the price of the Vive, Microsoft announced the Xbox One Minecraft Edition, and Ant Pruitt from Tech Republic shares his tips on professional looking drone videography.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Ant Pruitt

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TNT 1835: Crepuscular Rays
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

Google is set to release the next version of Android, as well as finally sharing with the world what tasty dessert it chose to represent Android O.

iOS 11 beta 6, released earlier this week, includes a feature that lets users disable touch ID by tapping the lock button five times quickly. Beta testers are calling the feature a "cop button" because it forces you to enter a passcode to unlock the device once it's activated.

Bloomberg reports that Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures could partner with Apple and Comcast to offer digital rentals of films just a few weeks after they debut in theaters. Studios and digital distributors seem close to a deal, but theater chains are not pleased.

Also, Essential reviews are pouring in, Chuck E. Cheese's robots are going away, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica talks about the retro gaming trend.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Sam Machkovech

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TNT 1834: The Bothie Phone
Posted on Thursday August 17, 2017

Tech News Today (MP3)

More tech leaders are speaking out against President Donald Trump's response to the racist violence in Charlottesville and donating to non-profits.

If you've ever wanted to wander around inside stranger's homes, now you can with Google Earth.

Nokia's new bothie phone is a 5.3" smartphone with the top of the line Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, a 13 megapixel dual-camera array, and a new camera mode with a name that might give you nightmares.

Plus, Kerry Davis from Engadget's "The Future, IRL" tells us about a new robot farmer that lets you pick your lettuce.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Kerry Davis

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TWiT 628: Trash Analytics
Posted on Sunday August 20, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Next week: All the Android you can handle! Google to launch Android O. Essential Phone arrives. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 announcement. Squeeze the Pixel 2. Is "google" the next "escalator"? Jeff Immelt may be Uber's next CEO. Intel makes Coffee Lake a reality, and hints at the 10nm chip beyond: Ice Lake. The Daily Stormer gets kicked off GoDaddy, Google, Cloudflare, Russia, and more. Katie Roof was not alive for the last total US solar eclipse. Mike Elgan knows the best baker in Barcelona. Matt Cutts is trying to not wear a tie for 30 days.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Katie Roof, Matt Cutts, and Mike Elgan

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TWiT 627: Do You Inkwell?
Posted on Sunday August 13, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Leo, Ashley Esqueda, Michael Nunez, and Dylan Tweney debunk the "Google Memo." Mark Zuckerberg still refuses to admit he is running for president. If you use Instagram's "Inkwell" filter, you are probably depressed. Google is taking over the open internet. An MIT Algorithm can tell if you are sarcastic on Twitter. HBO hack fallout. Phishing the White House. Podcast patent troll loses to EFF. Email Patent Troll vs Techdirt. Snap stock down after Facebook/Instagram copies all their best features. Forget everything you know about passwords. Hacking computers with DNA.
  • Ashley Esqueda knows about the secret island where we are raising Leo Laporte clones.
  • Dylan Tweney would prefer that you not use a Valley Girl accent when talking about his company.
  • Michael Nunez is feeling kind of sweaty right now.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Dylan Tweney, and Michael Nuñez

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TWiT 626: CEO Barbie
Posted on Sunday August 06, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

WannaCry hero pinched by the feds: should infosec professionals avoid the US? Google's internal anti-diversity viral memo: women can't code? Vic Gundotra: iPhone photos beat Android and DSLR? Did Facebook narrowly avoid creating SkyNet? Who in their right mind would want to be Uber's CEO? Is your drone spying on you?
  • Amy Webb's Journalism professor told her that nobody would ever publish camera phone photos
  • Rob Reid got his start writing humorous Amazon reviews
  • Iain Thompson's phrase of the week: "They over-egged the pudding on that one."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb, Iain Thomson, Rob Reid, and Piper Reese

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TWiT 625: Walking to the Bodega
Posted on Sunday July 30, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Apple pays $506 million and €1.7 billion for patent infringements. Trump says that Apple will build 3 big plants in the US; Apple declines to comment. Apple kills the iPod Nano and Shuffle. Coders aren't happy about the new spaceship campus. Amazon, Alphabet, and Twitter stocks slide after earning reports, but Facebook is flying high. Your Roomba is NOT spying on you. Sweden leaks private info of all its citizens. Hackers crack safes, pwn voting machines, and inject code into mice at DEF CON. Flash is finally dying - in 2020. Everything you ever wanted to know about the upcoming Bitcoin split but were afraid to ask.

  • Alex "Will" Wilhelm sleeps in Leo's parents' bedroom.
  • Mike Murphy was NOT bought by Steve Job's widow this week.
  • Steve Kovach can see the Empire State Building right now.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Murphy, and Steve Kovach

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TWiT 624: There's A Real Argy Bargy Going On
Posted on Sunday July 23, 2017

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Audi is getting serious about AI. Expect to see ads and check Facebook while you're driving. Are we ready for Google Glass 2.0 and will consumers buy in? Amazon 22 years later has gone from book store to taking over the world. What security step will replace the Lap Top Ban? Apple teases latest ARKit. Niantic fails Pokémon Go fans in Chicago. We are excited about Steven Spielberg's adaptation of 'Ready Player One.' And Is the future VR ... or AR?

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiET 253: Cannabis as a Service
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Flowhub's Point-of-Sale has been carefully crafted for the cannabis industry and reports to CTS & METRC automatically, and was recently voted the best solution in the industry by the Laurel Awards. We also talk about dumb locks and freaking fast Wi-FI on the horizon.

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

Guest: Kyle Sherman

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TWiET 252: Trusting Your Hybrid Cloud
Posted on Friday August 11, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Edwin Yuen of the Enterprise Strategy Group talks about their research on hybrid cloud adoption and asks the question: "are we doing this right?"

Hosts: Brian Chee and Louis Maresca

Guest: Edwin Yuen

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TWiET 251: Secure Digital Workspaces
Posted on Friday August 04, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

We've almost forgotten VDI, but VMWare's head of End User Computing is talking about how Digital Workspaces look like it will make VDI viable again with even greater security and flexibility we've only seen in science fiction.

Hosts: Brian Chee and Louis Maresca

Guest: Renu Upadhyay

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TWiET 250: Blackhat 2017
Posted on Friday July 28, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

We can't always go to every trade show, but Brian McHenry of F5 will give us a view into the hot topics he found at BlackHat and tell us about what we missed.

Hosts: Brian Chee and Louis Maresca

Guest: Brian McHenry

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TWiET 249: The Isolation Chamber
Posted on Friday July 21, 2017

This Week in Enterprise Tech (MP3)

Regulation/compliance as impacting the need for secure browsing. How Ericom Shield provides a solution.

Hosts: Brian Chee and Louis Maresca

Guest: Danny Miller

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TWiG 419: Foie Gras Lollipop
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Google partners with Walmart to take on Amazon. Amazon's Whole Foods acquisition clears the FTC. Google Home gets phone calling and Bluetooth features. Supreme Court may have to decide if you can google that on Bing. New Chromebook Pixel and Google Home Dot? Google Assistant headphones? Treble might work on existing phones. Android Oreo is official. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is super expensive - unless you bought a Note 7. Terms of service controversies from Sonos, Plex, and Uber. Plus: Hamburger Helper, peanut butter Oreos, foie gras lollipops, queso, bisto, and chicken in a can.

  • Jeff's number: What FB is paying and expecting for Watch episodes
  • Stacey's thing: The Prepared
  • Jason's tool: Google's Inbox can finally show multiple email accounts at once

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

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TWiG 418: I Want a Three-Tier Tiffen
Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer kicked off Go Daddy, Google, Cloudflare, Twitter, and more. Essential phone will be here next week. Pixel 2 passes the FCC, will feature squeezable sides. Allo on the web is still too limited. YouTube will show how many people are watching right now. Mark Zuckerberg's political ambitions. Ordering pizza on Facebook. Trump's DOJ wants 1.3 million IP addresses of people protesting Trump. Ikea smart bulbs work with HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Home.

  • Stacey's thing: A New Way to Dinner
  • Mike's tool: meetingbird
  • Leo's pick: MoviePass

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mike Elgan

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TWiG 417: Fire and Furry
Posted on Wednesday August 09, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

Google engineer writes men's rights diatribe. Google fires him. Discussion ensues. Also: Deepmind vs. Starcraft, get a new phone every 30 days, Amazon's secret brands, Instagram depression, and the 8th best tech writer in the US.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 416: Mr. Nutter Butter Has a Message for You
Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

US Digital Service - making government better. Alphabet Q2 earnings up, stocks down. Chrome's ad blocker is available to devs. Not everybody likes Google's plan to track offline sales. Is privacy a fad? Facebook hits 2 billion users. Bitcoin splits, and miners revolt. ACLU supports John Oliver. Millenials confused by discovery of broadcast TV.

  • Jeff's Number: $600/head SV restaurant with gold-flecked steaks
  • Matt Cutt's Thing: Hack the Pentagon!
  • Kevin Marks' Stuff: IndieWeb.org, Liberty Foundation, extra thumb prosthetic

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Matt Cutts and Kevin Marks

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TWiG 415: Sinkhole Ahead!
Posted on Wednesday July 26, 2017

This Week in Google (MP3)

No more "OK Google" search on Chromebooks? Facebook profit spikes 71%, laws of Australia trump laws of mathematics? Waze is now on Android Auto, and more.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Mike Elgan and Aaron Newcomb

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WW 532: The Foley SKU
Posted on Wednesday August 23, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Google Enterprise is all about bringing business-level management to Chromebooks. So maybe Microsoft wasn't so crazy thinking Windows 10 S might appeal to business users. New Windows 10 Fall Creators Insider build just released today - no new features. Related: Windows 10 S finally heads to Insiders. New Windows Server 2016 1709 build – the 3rd Insider preview for Server – also is out. No new features. Xbox One X pre-orders and other Gamescom news. New console bundles, including one for Minecraft fans and more. RIP GigJam: We hardly knew you, Microsoft's oddly named collaboration/productivity tool. Microsoft and Red Hat extend their 2-year-old partnership with container, SQL Server support. Microsoft shares more about Brainwave, its AI platform running on FPGAs.

  • App pick of the week: Newton for Windows 10
  • App pick of the week #2: Office Lens for Android
  • App pick of the week #3: Skype's new UI comes to (older) Windows
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing
  • Codename pick of the week: Volta
  • Beer pick of the week: Desthil Brewery's Blueberry Gose

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

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WW 531: B is for Broadwell
Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

What did Microsoft know about problems with its Surface devices and when did officials know it? PT has seen a leaked memo and has the scoop - And some follow-up context. Even if Consumer Reports' methodology is questionable and MS has turned the corner, can Microsoft recover from being dinged? What does this incident mean for next-generation Surface-branded devices? For MS' relationship with Intel? Microsoft adds Windows 10 S support to new Surface Pro. NFL expands usage of Surface (Pro 4). Microsoft is changing Windows 10 to meet all of Kaspersky's demands Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a thing. So now there are almost ten (or more, depending on how you count) different editions of Win 10. Three new SKUs this year alone: Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Business and now this. Windows 10 S: Yea or Nay? Brad: It's almost ready. Paul: Almost ready means "not ready." Intel's 8th generation Core processor reveal is August 21. Devices coming this holiday. .NET Core 2.0 is out. What is this thing? And why is Microsoft taking a mulligan on .NET? Microsoft buys Cycle Computing, a cloud orchestration company (that's partnered with AWS, Google, too). Microsoft takes the wraps off Azure Event Grid service. Shields up: LinkedIn Messaging is adding a new online presence feature that's turned on by default. (boo!) Xbox Insider Program is a bit more open, a lot more complex. The first Xbox Live Creators Program games are here.

  • Tip of the week: You can finally edit contacts in Outlook for Android/iOS.
  • App pick of the week: OneDrive for iOS
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Coco Framework
  • Codename pick of the week: Ice Lake
  • Beer pick of the week: Victory Prima Pils Mark your calendars! Windows Weekly is coming to Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, and we're having a meetup the day before the show! Tuesday, Sept. 26 -- Starts 6 pm no RSVP at World of Beer/Dr. Phillips: https://worldofbeer.com/Locations/DrPhillips (Thanks to Gary Pretty for all the legwork for this one!)

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

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WW 530: Lifting Thor's Hammer
Posted on Wednesday August 09, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Xbox Fall Creators Update test builds start rolling out. Alpha Ring testers get a glimpse of what's coming. Interestingly, this build is 1710, which means it's target arrival date is October. Related: Microsoft revamps its stupid Xbox Insider Program rings. They're still stupid. In other Fall Creators Update news, new Windows Server 2016 Insider build adds support for WSL and Linux distributions. Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build (from late last Wed.) adds eye tracking, new console colors, WDAG updates. New Outlook.com beta program kicks off. All Outlook.com users over the coming weeks will get option to try the beta. A look at some of the first potential features testers will see - plus a hands-on. If you really can't wait, you can get the beta now (but read the fine print.) Related: Microsoft's unified sign-in experience is live. Some hints about what's next for Skype for Business. Ignite session list reveals a few clues about what Microsoft may be planning for S4B. What else are we expecting at Ignite?

  • App pick of the week: Spotify for Xbox One
  • Enterprise pick of the week: If you're an Office 365 administrator, this site might be very interesting to you.
  • Tweet of the week: Want to find a lot of cool women working at Microsoft to follow on Twitter? Check out this starter thread from SharePoint community blogger Tashas(E)v: https://twitter.com/TashasEv/status/894212192601374722
  • Beer pick of the week: Dogfish Head SeaQuench
  • Jamon of the week: Iberico - plus, try the Botifarra sausage, my god!

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

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WW 529: Things to do While You're Eating Ham
Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

Windows 10 Creators Update now "fully available," whatever that means. Windows 10 will get eye-tracking functionality. But is this for the Fall Creators Update? Later? Line up for your Mixed Reality Headset! (Some) Windows 10 S PCs for education are now available; and Windows 10 S is downloadable now for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux is out of beta.

Surface Plus brings smartphone-like financing to people and businesses. You can now order new Surface Pen in the new colors.

Microsoft 365 Business goes live in preview. Azure will become an "AI cloud." Amazon may be ready to take on Microsoft in a new business.

Skype users on iPhone, Android phones now can send money directly via Skype using PayPal.

Microsoft delivers smaller Xbox wireless adapter for Windows, new controllers. Taco Bell renews its partnership with Xbox.

Microsoft's first Windows Hello peripheral is now available. Microsoft kills WordFlow, will focus on SwiftKey.

  • Tip of the week: Games with Gold
  • App pick of the week: Minecraft with cross-platform play
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 for Talent
  • Codename pick of the week: Threshold
  • Beer Pick of the Week: Kiwi's Playhouse

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

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WW 528: B is for Brad
Posted on Wednesday July 26, 2017

Windows Weekly (MP3)

A rundown of some of the news from the Microsoft earnings announcement. The Great Paint Fiasco of 2017 and how many claimed that Microsoft said it was killing Paint. But it didn't. Actually, they're going to put it in the Store. It's where all apps go to die. New Insider build just out -- PC-phone linking, Cortana voice commands, etc. Windows Insiders can now skip ahead to Redstone 4 if they want. That means the Fall Creators Update is done. Surface Pro 4 got a massive set of firmware updates over the weekend. Plus, a Cortana-powered smart thermostat. And finally, Adobe kills Flash. Well, WILL kill Flash.

  • Tip of the week: Buy a 1 TB Xbox One S Bundle, Get a Free Game
  • App pick of the week: Kaspersky Free
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Container Instances
  • Codename pick of the week: Project Rome
  • Beer pick of the week: Gun Hill Citra Sour Soft Serve

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

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