The Sams Report: Insider Stadia, Microsoft’s new Password

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, The Sams Report with 4 Comments

On this edition of the Sams Report, Microsoft’s Upcoming Password manager explains some oddities, I’ve got a bit of insider Stadia info, and there’s a lot of mobile announcements this week too.

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4 responses to “The Sams Report: Insider Stadia, Microsoft’s new Password”

  1. Patrick3D

    Based on your article from last year of the Scarlett codenames I'm expecting 3 consoles/devices:

    Anaconda = One X successor (day 1 of Scarlett launch)

    Lockhart = One SAD successor (day 1 or Holiday 2021)

    Anthem = xCloud HDMI dongle bundle w/ controller (day 1 of xCloud launch)

    I don't expect to see a successor to the S itself, there is no need for a low-end Scarlett. If you think back to the Xbox One console family, the S was intended to be similar in performance to the launch console, while X had superior performance. If Anaconda is intended to be the baseline of performance for Scarlett then it wouldn't make any sense to release Lockhart with the same chip unless it is different in another way such as not having a disc drive, i.e. a SAD successor. This matches up with the systems being referred to as Scarlett Pro vs. Arcade. An arcade machine doesn't take discs (at least externally.) As for Anthem, Microsoft already has experience making HDMI dongles in the form of their Miracast wireless display adapters. They are going to want to have a cheap, branded, method of gamers to play games on xCloud, so having a bundle of a dongle and controller for ~$100 ready to go at the launch of xCloud itself would make sense. Its relation to Scarlett would just be the controller and marketing. xCloud might launch sooner though, which would mean an Xbox One controller and marketing focus, instead.

    Just speculation on my part.

  2. willc

    Why would anyone trust Microsoft with their passwords?

  3. Chris_Kez

    I'm intrigued by the idea of a password manager being included as part of Microsoft for Life or whatever they call it. It can't just be in Edge, though. It needs to provide value to the larger portion of M365 subscribers who will never use Edge. If they want to have it baked into Edge as well, that's great. But it should also have a stand-alone mobile app for iOS/Android to fill in not only sites but also apps.

  4. jluhman

    My understanding of the iPhone still tracking you when it was 'Off' was NOT that it actually tracks you when it's physically turned off. The problem was fairly esoteric - the iPhone will still track you when all of the individual apps and system services have tracking turned off, but you still have the overall master switch for location services turned on. (Most people would never use their phone this way.) BUT - if you toggle the master switch to turn off location services on the phone entirely, the phone will not track you.

    The error appears to be that toggling off the "System Services" didn't actually cover all of the system services that use location. However, the overall master switch still functions as a user would expect.