Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s $19.7 billion Nuance acquisition, Surface Laptop 4 and new peripherals, the state of Timeline, and more.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Block Google FLoC
The entire industry seems to be finally waking up to the fact that Google’s new anti-tracking technology is really Google’s new tracking technology. Here’s how you can protect yourself.
App pick of the week: Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac
Enterprise pick of the week: WVD finally gets a much-touted feature
Codename of the week: Bari
Back in 2019, when leaks about Microsoft doing a new webcam first appeared, Brad found the codename for this peripheral was Bari. (It also went by the codename Aruba.) I’m sure there have been more than a few codenames for these since then, but Bari is the OG codename for Microsoft’s new webcam.
Beer pick of the week: Torch & Crown Bat Flip
Torch & Crown’s Bat Flip is an IPA (technically) but also labeled as a “Spring Ale.” Very citrusy with Citra and Nelson hops, but really smooth and not too hoppy tasting. It’s 5.4% and meant to mark the return of baseball.