Windows Weekly 149

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Windows Weekly
Episode 149

Contents

Topics

  • Google is evil, part 127
    • Why would anyone applaud Google for exiting China? They're hypocrites.
    • And why we should condemn Microsoft and China even more
    • It's time to explore the Google Free Life (GFL).
  • Silliness alert: Mozilla drops Windows Phone "support"
    • You know, before it's even out.
    • The reason: "Lack of native application development."
    • The real reason: Mozilla has yet to deliver a single mobile browser on any platform in final form, and they've only very recently released a beta version of a mobile browser on a single platform. This company cannot hit a release date to save its life. And the Windows Mobile version of Firefox has been in development for over two years without a single release.
    • It's cute to blame Microsoft, Mozilla. Look in the mirror.
    • This is how Mozilla becomes irrelevant: Their mobile "efforts" are going absolutely nowhere.
  • Microsoft announces (but does not release) major Bing updates
    • UI, Maps, and more. Oh my.
  • HTC HD2 is available
    • It's the best Windows Mobile phone ever made. So what?
  • Battle of the eBooks
    • For all the cheap press that Apple gets for its iPad, the real story here is about eBooks
    • I think Amazon's Kindle platform is going to win. The weird thing is, it may require their dedicated hardware to die or become irrelevant.

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Windows Backup

  • It can backup your files and create and restore entire system images. In fact, it's almost perfect ... Unless you have Home Premium and need to backup over the network.

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Using Windows Snap with multi-monitor

Tip of the Week

  • Description of the tip and if available a link where detailed information about it can be found.

Software Pick of the Week

  • Microsoft Image Composite Editor - "Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight's Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers."
  • Thanks to Matt Reeves for the tip
  • RichCopy 4.0 - Supposed to be even better than RoboCopy ... a multithreaded copying tool that can open multiple threads simultaneously, allowing many files to be copied in parallel and cutting the total time required to complete the operation several times over. You can also pause and resume file copy operations, so if you lose network connectivity at any point, you can just pick up where you left off.
  • TeraCopy - TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user with a lot of features...
  • Thanks to Dwayne Bullock and Joe Brady

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

Picks

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Katherine Kellgren


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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: removed reconnecting with Paul at 40:39. removed extra GoToAssist ad at 49:58
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