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Windows Weekly 393: Crap Patch Fever

Windows Weekly 393: Crap Patch Fever

The one where we discover why we don't separate the hosts in stereo

In the last new episode of Windows Weekly in 2014, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the Windows 10 build 9901 leak, the January 2015 Windows 10 event, Microsoft "Arcadia," Sprint gets a new Windows Phone, Office Sway, Skype Translator, Xbox One's November win against the PS4, and my top five Audible picks from 2014.

Running time: 1:52:47

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Tip of the week: Enable double-tap to wake your phone with Windows Phone 8.1

If you have a compatible Windows Phone 8.1-based smart phone, you can enable a feature that lets you double-tap your handset's screen to wake it up. This can often be much more convenient than the normal method for doing so, which requires you to pick up the phone and press the power button.

Software pick of the week: MSN content apps for Android, iOS and Fire OS

Microsoft Delivers MSN Content Apps for Android, iOS and Fire OS - News, Weather*, Money, Travel, Health & Fitness and Food & Drink.

Plus: Glance update for Lumia Windows Phone 8.1

Plus: Gestures Beta for Lumia/Windows Phone 8.1

Enterprise pick of the week: What we know (and mostly don't) about MS's growing mispatches

We know there seem to be more failed patches, but we don't know a lot else:

Codename pick of the week: Orleans

Microsoft's Orleans cloud framework is the next on the list of techs MS is going to open source

Beer pick of the week: Kasteel Winter

It's that time of the year: Christmas Beer time! This Belgian Strong Dark from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck is a good one!

My top 5 Audible picks from 2014!

  1. The Martian  by Andy Weir, narrated By R. C. Bray
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
  3. 11/22/63 and Full Dark, No Stars (in particular the story "1922") - both written by Stephen King and narrated by Craig Wasson
  4. Influx by Daniel Suarez and narrated by Jeff Gurner
  5. Rogue Code: A Jeff Aiken Novel by: Mark Russinovich, narrated by: Johnny Heller

Plus: Best (only) industry books of 2014:

Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs by Yukari Iwatani Kane, narrated by Arielle DeLisle

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution - Written by Fred Vogelstein, narrated by J. P. Demont

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