Windows Weekly 480: Webcamgate

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

Windows Weekly 480: Webcamgate

In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft open-sourcing PowerShell and bringing it to Linux and macOS, Microsoft breaks millions of webcams with the Anniversary Update, a fix for the Surface Pro 3 battery life issues is on the way, Android 7.0 Nougat, and some interesting new Xbox news.

Running time: 1:54:45

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: 4K for the win

Get an Xbox One S? Get 4K. And HDR. Now.

App pick of the weeks

AppRaisin pick of the week: Vinci for Windows Phones – Looking for something like Prisma, but for Windows phones? This is it.

Plus: Microsoft Cache
Plus: Arrow Launcher 2.2 for Android
Plus: OneNote Importer Tool to Mac
Plus: Visio for iPad is coming

Enterprise pick of the week: Genee

Microsoft buys another productivity company – Genee. Their product is a scheduling service/bot, which MS plans to integrate with Office 365.

Plus: A quick update on the new Outlook.com — MS says still on track to move the vast majority of users to the new Outlook by “end of summer.” (Are they fudging their self-stated end of Aug. date? Not clear)

Codename pick of the week: Project Sonoma

Scheduling app for shift workers is Project Sonoma. Available in private preview for iOS, Android.

Beer pick of the week: Foolproof Brewing La Ferme Urbaine

Nice farmhouse ale from Foolproof Brewing in Pawtucket, RI: Excellent Belgian saison style beer from the right coast.