Windows Weekly 98

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Windows Weekly
Episode 98


Topics

  • Massive changes to Windows 7 in recent builds
    • Builds 7048, 7057 have leaked in the past week
    • Microsoft will allow all Windows 7 users to remove IE 8, other features
  • Surprise: IE 8 is often faster than Safari, Chrome, or Firefox
    • Browser "performance" isn't about benchmarks
    • Plus, IE 8 offers some interesting end user enhancements
  • Rethinking Live Search
    • Kumo demo
    • But even today's version has improvements over Google
    • Sample searches: Any health topic, UPS, United Airlines
  • Microsoft details Windows Marketplace for Mobile
    • 70/30 split with developers
    • Looks like Apple's iPhone App Store
    • $99 a year to release up to 5 apps, free for students
  • Google Voice
    • Rebranded GrandCentral - This will be a big deal
    • Current GrandCentral users will be migrated shortly
  • iPod shuffle 3G
    • Why isn't the controller on a separate cord?
    • How small is too small?
    • Different voices if you sync on Windows vs. OSX
  • Next Everything Must Go is set for March 28, 2009

Tip of the Week

  • Turn off Windows shadows for a cleaner look
    • Now possible in Windows 7: In Windows Vista, you could only remove shadows on menus and the mouse cursor
    • Go to Advance Settings -> Performance

Software Pick of the Week

  • MSN Wallpapers Free application that comes with high quality wallpapers with the ability to customize and rotate between them

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

  • audible.com/windows

Picks

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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Stephen Lang

Ad Time: 0:32-0:42 and 1:10:39-1:13:45

GoToMyPC

  • gotomypc.com/windows
  • Ad Time: 0:43-0:59 and 40:51-43:01

Production Information

  • Recorded Date: March 12, 2009
  • Release Date: March 13, 2009
  • Duration: 1:23:06
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: Tony re-edited the episode to fix the five-second gap. Not worth relaunch because of proxy issues. Posted replacement on 3/16 but this will not be evident to all downloaders. - Dane
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