In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's quarterly earnings in-depth, a surprise third place showing for Windows in the tablet market, the Xbox v.Next reveal announcement, and a few unsubstantiated rumors. Plus, we take viewer questions.
Running time: 1:39:05
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Tip of the week: Audible offers free audiobook for Windows Phone 8
Offer good for new Audible customers only: Sign-up for Audible through the Windows Phone 8 app and get a free book: Your options are The Power Trip, Jackie Collins’ guilty glamorama pleasure; the high-tension Navy Seal autobiography American Sniper by Chris Kyle; and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal (and coming soon to a theater near you).
Software pick of the week: Amazing selection of new/updated Windows Phone apps
For whatever reason, April has been a bonanza month for new and updated Windows Phone apps and games. Here are a few very recent additions you should consider checking out:
- Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour for Windows Phone 8 - Yes, it's $6.99. It's also pretty amazing, assuming you can handle touch-controls on a first person shooter.
- LinkedIn - New update adds full WP8 live tiles and lock screen support, speech recognition, and support for more languages.
- Cut the Rope: Experiments ($2.99) - Another classic touch game comes to Windows Phone.
- OpenTable for Windows Phone 8 - New update adds full WP8 live tiles and lock screen support, Calendar integration, NFC sharing, and Maps improvements.
- Tumblr for Windows Phone 8 - First official Tumblr app "lets you post just about anything from just about anywhere".
- Ice Age Village for Windows Phone 8. Great (and free) kid's game title. Help Manny, Ellie, Diego and Sid build a new village for all the creatures of the Ice Age world!
Enterprise pick of the week: Office 365
There's a refresh of O365 coming in June or July this year (before Gemini) that'll include more than just Yammer integration
Codename pick of the week: Kona
Guidance for building Windows Store business apps. The new (and far more boring name) is Prism for Windows Runtime: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/blaine/archive/2013/04/24/kona-guidance-is-now-prism-for-windows-runtime.aspx
Beer pick of the week: Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0
What happens to a batch (or a company) when you change just one ingredient: http://beerstreetjournal.com/mikkeller-yeast-series-2-0-saison/