In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss a new Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak, a Surface firmware update fracas, Surface 2 is back in stock, Microsoft didn't pay video bloggers to promote Xbox One, HP tweaks Microsoft's nose again, a new Microsoft CEO rumor, and a lot of other news.
Running time: 1:48:27
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Tip of the week: Remotely access your home PC
LogMeIn killed their free remote access product this week. Here are some alternatives. Router - TeamViewer (free for individuals) - LogMeIn Hamachi + Remote Desktop Connection.
Software pick of the week: Bing Sports for Windows Phone 8
New version of Bing Sports for Windows Phone 8 adds live game experiences for NBA, NFL and some international soccer leagues I don't know anything about, sorry. This app--plus the other Bings apps, including News, Weather and Finance--are all amazing.
Enterprise pick of the week: Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows 2.0 goes GA
Say it loud and proud: Hadoop!! http://www.zdnet.com/hortonworks-data-platform-2-0-for-windows-goes-ga-7000025363/
Bonus Enterprise pick: Enterprise content (and free downloadable guides) for biz users for Windows 8.1: http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2014/01/22/announcing-windows-8-1-end-user-readiness-content.aspx
Beer pick of the week: Cigar City Florida Cracker
A nice witbier: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/17981/69218/
And in a can because it's National Can Appreciation Day on Jan. 24: http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/beer-can-appreciation-day/ (yes, really)