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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Recent January, 2016 Stories
On this episode, I cover the all the news that Microsoft announced this week including how the company is working to speed up the adoption of Windows 10.
Microsoft has announced a new build of Windows 10 is available to Insiders who are participating in the Fast ring, the version number is 11099 but beware there may be more bugs than usual in this release.
On this episode, I cover the the major new milestone that Windows 10 crossed, some insider info about the Lumia 650 and all of the new Windows devices I played with at CES.
Alcatel has announced a Windows device that has an 8 in display that is running Windows 10 Mobile which makes it a large phone instead of a small tablet.
Samsung released a new ultra book late in 2015 and I got to spend a few minutes with the high end laptop that is loaded with features.
There is yet another new Windows Phone coming to the market, the Alcatel Onetouch Fierce XL and I got to spend a few minutes with the device at CES 2016.
Samsung has released a new device that looks and feels like a Surface Pro but it is thinner and has its own unique foldable keyboard.
Acer has a new Windows 10 Mobile device called the Liquid Jade Primo and it supports Continuum, the first non-Microsoft phone to do so.
Razer has released a new laptop called the Blade Stealth and it has the option for pairing it with an external GPU that makes this laptop a gaming machine.
Lenovo has updated their laptops for 2016 and one model, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga, has an OLED screen which will hopefully become standard on all new laptops.
Lenovo has announced a new gaming laptop and at 10lbs, it is not light but it packs nearly everything you could ever want under-the-hood including LEDs.
HP has taken its proven formula with the Spectre x360 setup and added an OLED display to it which appears to be a winning combination.
HP has updated its Spectre x360 with new bits under-the-hood which should make the laptop, which has been well received, continue to sell well in its new size.
Microsoft has released a new app for iOS that is designed to help make your selfies look better but it comes up short on the feature list.
The latest version of Skype has a bug that, for some users, is causing the messages to out of order and the only work-around is to downgrade.
AT&T has made it clear that Microsoft is able to update the Lumia 950s operating system without carrier approval but it's still not a perfect relationship.
Microsoft is working to bring back placeholders for OneDrive with Windows Redstone, a feature that was loved by power users.
On this episode, I cover the new build of Redstone, a new cadence of the Insider builds and a scoop about a new feature coming to OneDrive.
Microsoft has said that Windows Phone 8 users will not receive Windows 10 Mobile on their device this year and that they must wait until early 2016.
Microsoft has announced that for those who participate in the Insider program, they will be increasing the release cadence for new builds of Windows 10.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 and this version comes from its new release branch called Redstone; new features are included as well.
Microsoft has issued an apology to Surface Book and Pro 4 owners who have had a less-than-perfect experience with the new devices such as the sleep issue.
On this episode, I talk about the updates for Windows 10, a bit about Redstone, Cortana taking on Siri, and everything else in the world of Microsoft.
One of the most well known browser extesnsions has announced its support for Edge but we still do not have a release date for the feature.
Microsoft accidently posted a page that goes into detail about extensions for its Edge browser but we still do not have a release date at this time.
On this episode, I cover Windows 10's new development process, updates to the Surface Book and Pro 4, and being blunt about the state of Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft employees have started to show off what Hololens looks like running different Universal apps including Edge and streaming games from the Xbox One.