Windows Weekly 166

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Windows Weekly
Episode 166


  • Windows Phone gone wild
    • Windows Phone is out in the world in near-final form, and I can talk about it now. Let's talk about it now.
    • Hubs vs. Productivity apps
    • Big pictures highs vs. little missing feature lows (compared to first iPhone)
    • Related: I've submitted the first 50 percent of "Windows Phone Secrets."
    • Related: Smart phone market share [1]
  • Windows Shortcut vulnerability
    • You like plain white icons, right? Good!
  • Kinect pricing and bundles revealed. Also, a new low-end Xbox 360
  • Microsoft earnings today *** see if the news is up before we break

Windows 7 Feature of the Week: Windows Live Essentials 2011

  • Windows Live Essentials is being updated this year in a major way with new versions of Windows Live Photo Gallery, Mail, Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer, Sync, and Family Safety. Oh, and the Bing Bar too.
  • Related: I will be starting a Windows Phone 7 Feature Focus series soon as well

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use the Reliability Monitor to see what's wrong with your PCs

  • Specific to errant Windows and third party applications
  • Goes back to whenever you first installed Windows on the PC (August 9, 2009 in my case)
  • Offers a "check for a solution link" for remediation, and Windows will check for solutions automatically over time.

Software Pick of the Week

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description




Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Dan John Miller



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Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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