In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss new Windows 8.1 hardware at CES, Windows 8.1 Update 1, rumors about dual-boot Windows Phone/Android handsets, car technology, Alan Mulally bowing out of Microsoft CEO contention, Surface firmware updates, and the battle of the video game consoles.
Running time: 1:48:41
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Tip of the week: How to share games on the Xbox One
Game Sharing for Xbox One. And there's a secret trick to getting this working seamlessly if you have two Xbox One's. And who doesn't?
Software pick of the week: Xbox Music for iOS
Major update to the app adds offline playlist support. (But, curiously, not album, genre, song, or radio downloads. Yet?) A couple of things to be aware of here.
Enterprise pick of the week: Parature
Microsoft makes its first acquisition of the year. Take note, Dynamics CRM users: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-buys-customer-care-vendor-parature-7000024856/
Codename pick of the week: Normandy
Nokia's rumored Android phone has a codename. And some new snaps: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/420933979655512064/photo/1
Beer pick of the week: Gueuze Tilquin
(a nice, dry lambic/sour): http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/oude-gueuze-tilquin-a-lancienne/144762/
Plus: A fun new beer app for Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/beered/996d7640-b2f4-4a0f-bc2b-3814127d32c1