I forgot to post this over the weekend, sorry: But in the latest episode of the Windows Weekly, Leo returns after a three-week absence and he, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss a slew of Windows Phone 8.1 rumors, GDR3 rumors, plans to offer HTC and Samsung special deals on Windows Phone licensing, a coming Nokia event with multiple devices, Apple crashes the party, Google's secret plan for Windows 8, and Steve Ballmer appears at Gartner.
Running time: 1:42:03
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Software pick of the week: Outlook.com for Android
Microsoft issues a major update for Outlook.com App for Android - Alias support, server search, theme colors, more!
Software pick of the week #2: Facebook for Windows Phone 8
A nice update to the Facebook app for Windows Phone removes any remaining Windows Phone-ness in the UI and adds some new features: Photos can be attached to messages, photo saving and sharing, "unfriend" and "unlike" capabilities (Facebook needs a "dislike," too, but whatever), and performance improvements. Facebook for Windows Phone 8.
Software pick of the week #3: Twitter for Windows Phone 8
New Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 adds a new dark theme, follow suggestions, tweet notifications, keyword search pinning, additional language support and a new lock screen experience. Twitter for Windows Phone 8.
Software pick of the week #4: Glance Background for Windows Phone 8
An early peek at the next Glance from Nokia - Adds some imagery to the Glance screen.
Enterprise pick of the week: New hotfix for Windows 7 SP1 saves disk space
Disk clean-up wizard add-on: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-rolls-out-a-new-hotfix-for-windows-7-service-pack-1-7000021763/
Codename pick of the week: Fairfax
Microsoft announces its rumored Azure government cloud is coming soon: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-reveals-plans-for-a-government-cloud-platform-7000021654/
Beer pick of the week: Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
There are 2 Shipyard pumpkin beers. Make sure you get this one: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/139/52248
Audible pick of the week: The Circle
A new techno-thriller that's getting a lot of attention for its plausible look at the future of Silicon Valley and the dangers of ever-invasive social networking technology. Lots of comparisons to Orwell and "1984."