Windows Weekly 185

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Windows Weekly
Episode 185

Contents

Topics

  • SuperSite CMS switchover
    • After 12 years as a largely static site, the SuperSite for Windows enters the 21st century. There will be blood.
  • Holiday tech gift picks, week one
    • My pick is the Amazon Kindle
  • Windows Home Server tremors continues: HP drops MediaSmart Server line
  • Windows Phone
    • Microsoft finalizes Visual Basic dev tools, some silly rumors around January's software update
  • EU (finally) investigates Google for antitrust violations
  • The battle of the set-top boxes continues: WD TV Live Hub
    • May be the best Windows-centric box out there.
  • Verizon going 4G but only for laptops
    • 4G smart phones in mid-2011
  • Live Q and A

Windows Phone 7 Feature of the Week: Xbox LIVE and the Games hub

  • One of Windows Phone's great differentiators.

Windows Phone 7 App of the Week: AP Mobile

  • Great mobile news app, with customizable news feeds and a nice Windows Phone look and feel

Tip of the Week: Share a Zune Pass

  • Two people, one account. Good for PCs, devices, and phones. Makes the most sense for couples.

Tip of the Week 2: Learn to play real instruments with Rock Band 3

  • Rock Band 3 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 can work with real guitars and keyboards, and the game includes game play modes that actually help you learn to play the instruments.

Software Pick of the Week

  • The Saboteur (game, US only) - The Saboteur is a brand-new take on familiar World War II gaming. The first open-world, action game set in Nazi-occupied Europe, it contains a mix of single player stealth, third-person shooter and racing gameplay in which the player assumes the role of a hero obsessed with a personal vendetta against the Nazi regime. Utilizing a wealth of items, abilities, weapons and vehicles the player turns his private, stealth war into something much broader with the game's "Will to Fight" system which graphically reflects the will of the occupied peoples in the game, which can proves the deciding factor for all.
  • Thanks to Corey Stamm

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Significant Products

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Sponsors

Audible

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Picks

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Cross Fire by James Patterson (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Andre Braugher, Jay O. Sanders

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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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