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The Essentials is a new weekly column where I talk about what we (Paul and I) use to write, work and honestly, survive the work week.
If you purchased a Surface Studio, the device is now shipping and Microsoft has a private phone line for support to make sure your new device is perfect.
It's Friday, the Wednesday before a holiday and to help kick off the festivities early, we are doing a live episode of First Ring Daily where we talk about everything and nothing at the same time.
On this episode, since it is a holiday week, I am sharing all the technology that I use on a daily basis to work and of course, there is a little bit of Microsoft news to cover as well.
On this episode, we talk about how we write and also about the significant shift in computing that will occur if Microsoft can successfully emulate x86 on ARM.
If you were hoping that Home Hub was going to be Microsoft's answer to the Echo or Google Home, it's not; it's a Windows 10 family feature.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we dive into the new show segments, talk about ads in Windows 10 and the specs of Windows Holographic.
In the latest build of Windows 10 that was released to Insiders, we are able to learn a little bit more about Windows Holographic including spec requirements.
If you ordered a Surface Studio, check your inbox; Microsoft has started sending out notifications that they will be shipping the devices in the near future.
On this episode, Microsoft had several developer announcements, Xbox has a birthday, new Windows 10 features, and a lot more as we approach the holiday season.
It's Friday which means it is time for First Ring Daily Live, on today's show we talk about the future of Cortana, Windows Phone and a lot more.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 today but this release is only for the desktop; version 14971 is now rolling out for fast ring Insiders
It's Thursday which means it is time to throw it back and we talk about large Lumias and also the new Office Hub that has shown up in Insider Builds.
The future of Cortana is in jeopardy as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant become household names while Microsoft moves too slowly to give Cortana the chance it deserves.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul is in the middle of Amsterdam avoiding bikes and Microsoft has made unknown concessions about its LinkedIn acquisition.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we talk about the Xbox anniversary, security issues with some Android devices, the EU and a lot more.
It's Monday which means it's time for another episode of First Ring Daily; on this podcast we talk about Microsoft going live too early, the new MacBooks, Amsterdam and more.
On this episode, it's time to take a look back at the Xbox streamer news, Surface Performance base review, the Alcatel Idol 4S Review, new features in Windows, it's also a holiday and a lot more.
Paul is streaming from Amsterdam and I am in the bunker, it's time for another edition of Frist Ring Daily; on this episode we take a look at travel bags and Paul talks a bit about his travel.
It's Thursday but we are going with a live show today as Paul is traveling tomorrow; on this episode we talk all about the new and old Surfaces and a few other items as well.
Microsoft is missing an opportunity to maximize the value of owning a Surface Book; selling a new base to existing owners so that they can upgrade their devices.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we take a reader question that wanted us to look at how Microsoft is positioning its VR agenda, Paul returns a Pixel and Surface fans go wild.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 today that is for both desktop and mobile. This version, 14965, is available for Fast ring users and has a couple of new features too.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we talk about the canceled Xbox streamer, some older phones that we adore and how Ballmer was right about the iPhone.
Microsoft's Project Cheshire has entered into a private beta and since we last saw the app, it has been updated with a refreshed UI and there are mobiles apps too.
Microsoft was working on an Xbox media streamer called Hobart but it looks like the device has been canceled before it could find its way to consumers.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, we talk about music streaming, Amazon Echo and Google Home, and of course, a little bit about Microsoft.