Credge My Mandroid! – Windows Weekly 627

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a new Microsoft/Android rumor, Bill Gates’ biggest mistake, OneDrive improvements, Windows 10, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Learn the history of Windows from another perspective

My Programming Windows series looks at how Windows and advancements in Windows were reactions to both competitors and programming trends of the day.

Also: If you were dumb enough to buy ebooks from Microsoft, your refund is on the way.

App pick of the week: Not Chrome

It’s time to move away from Google Chrome. I recommend Edge for Windows 7, 8, 10, and Mac, or Firefox if you’re less adventurous. Or Brave or Opera if you’re really adventurous. Be sure to turn off third-party cookie tracking.

Enterprise pick of the week: Adobe Document Cloud PDF Experience for Office 365 web app

For years, Office 365 business users were complaining about not being able to view, share and edit PDFs without downloading files first. Finally, problem solved.

Codename pick of the week: Excalibur

Excalibur seemingly has something to do with a possible new Surface device running ARM. Brad says Excalibur is the name of the SoC in a coming ARM-based Surface Pro. Windows Central says it’s the codename for the device itself.

Beer pick of the week: Dogfish Head Slighty Mighty

Most light beers are absolutely terrible. Dogfish Head spent 3 years trying to figure this out and they did an admirable job. Slighty Mighty is a 4%, 100-calorie American IPA thatΠhas taste!

 

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  • Bats

    27 June, 2019 - 12:10 pm

    <p>I remember a couple of years ago, when Thurrott announced that Android Apps would soon be usable in Windows 10. Since it was the first I heard of it, I checked the internet to verify the information and I found nothing on it. That's a practice I always perform when I learn of"hot" news. The only other "sources" reporting the news were ONMSFT and MSPoweruser, but they were pointing their source to Paul Thurrott. </p><p><br></p><p>With regards to this…..NOW I see that there is more coverage about this topic (Android/Windows) than there was when Thurrott first announced his rumor. Therefore I think this news is actually very credible.</p>

  • fourbadcats

    Premium Member
    27 June, 2019 - 2:15 pm

    <p>For Leo: Instead of typing 'cmd' with the new terminal, he can type 'wt' (for Windows Terminal) to launch it… even faster!</p>

  • bservies

    Premium Member
    29 June, 2019 - 12:27 pm

    <p>This was fantastic.</p>

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