Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.
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It's the last show before the holidays and Paul reminds us how long he has been writing about Windows Phones, Brad really loves Windows 10 and it's the joyful end of the week.
On this episode, we attempt to view some clip art, Paul did some more math and Brad makes a mistake on Twitter.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul does some math, Brad figures out Apple's tactics (not really, but kind of) and we talk about mice.
During the past 24 hours, Apple has had a curious release of positive and negative information; if you look closely, you can see the company trying to control the narrative.
On this episode, Paul's insanity meets it match, Brad gets vomited on and we talk about how Microsoft has the best 2FA system.
Apple's 2FA experience is far from perfect, they have a lot to learn from Microsoft who has managed to make using additional layers of security fast and fluid.
It's Friday, which means that it is time for a live episode of First Ring Daily and on this episode, we look forward to the year ahead and some phones too.
On this episode, Cortana gets a lot of love (finally), Windows 10 has a few new features and it's freezing outside but hot in the world of Surface.
On this episode, a plumber keeps interrupting us, Paul has an issue with Cortana/IOT and I finally got my screen to align.
Because I get several emails a week asking how Premium members can subscribe to the RSS feed of the podcast, it’s time to write a post about how to add it to your favourite app.
On this episode we count to a million a few times, Paul forgets to turn on a studio light, and Cortana keeps on blinking.
Microsoft has released new usage figures for Cortana and while the numbers are large, they don't tell the entire story about how it is used or how Siri/Google New measure up.
On this episode, Brad plays with his camera and wasted 10 minutes before recording, Paul has a fan, and we talk about CES and what you hope to see.
Microsoft has posted a teaser video to its YouTube page showing off a device that appears to be a headless Cortana speaker that will arrive in 2017.
It's Monday which means it's time to talk about mobile but there is also big news out of the Surface camp today which can't be ignored.
Microsoft is bringing a new set of gaming features to Windows 10 and at WinHEC last week, the company outlined a few more features that will arrive this spring.
It's Friday which means it is time for a live edition of First Ring Daily where we talk about the future of Xbox, gaming, and of course, it's impossible to skip over ARM.
On this episode, I cover all the key announcements from Microsoft including their big play into the ARM world, lots of Windows 10 updates, event announcements and a lot more.
On this episode of Frist Ring Daily, we cover all the major announcements from Microsoft including the shift in strategy with ARM and cover the usual segments as well.
No matter if you pronounce it with a soft or hard G, the gif image format has made a roaring comeback the past few years and there are many free apps that make the creation process easy.
On this episode of First Ring Daily, it's impossible to avoid the $26.2 billion figure, Windows 10 gets new features and how Paul and I backup our bits.
Brad's back from London, Paul is playing with VR and it's Mobile Monday on First Ring Daily.
On this episode, I cover why I was in Europe last week, where have all the Edge Extensions gone and how to save 25% on a Thurrott membership.
Brad is still in London but it's all about Brexit and of course, it's Wednesday too which means it's time for We Help Wednesday.
Taking a screenshot is a simple feature of Windows but there are tools available that can improve the experience and several of them have advanced features that are worth exploring.
Joe Belfiore has returned to Microsoft after a year away and he has a new role that will give him some control over the Windows 10 shell.
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.