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Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Read “After Steve”
This book was better than expected and is for now the definitive take on the post-Jobs years at Apple. It’s the best industry book I’ve read in a while.
App pick of the week: Fortnite
Microsoft makes Fortnite available on iPhone for free. And not just the iPhone.
Also: DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials is a new extension to block Topics and FLEDGE, Google’s new tracking and targeting methods.
Enterprise pick of the week: Replacing the Store for Business and Store for EDU
Last summer, Microsoft acknowledged what tipsters had been saying for a while: The Store for Business and the Store for Education were going away. At that time, Microsoft execs said they’d be replacing these stores with a combination of package manager plus Intune/Endpoint Management offerings. Sounds like we will hear more about this at Build later this month
Codename pick of the week: Haven
Microsoft is working on bringing Kubernetes to the edge with Project Haven. There are various efforts to do this around the web, where devs can bring containerized Windows and Linux applications to hosts at the edge. This is especially key to machine learning, image processing and other apps that need to do intensive processing at the edge. More to come at Build.
Beer pick of the week: Lowercase Brewing Mexican Lager
In honor of the Thurrott’s new place in Mexico City, let’s talk about mexican lagers. Many breweries are now making these lighter, brighter lagers, perfect for drinking in warmer weather and with spicy foods. Lowercase Brewing in Seattle makes one called mEXICAN LAGER, which epitomizes the style. They use German yeast to make a Vienna style lager.