Windows Central Podcast

Your weekly source for the best stories and insights from the world of Windows, Windows Mobile, Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox. Hosted by Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden.
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Jul 28, 2016

This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden join Daniel Bader for a chat about the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's good, what's bad, and what's ugly! (Hint: Cortana outside of the U.S.!)

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be released on August 2nd, but you can catch our full review already!

Jul 19, 2016

This week is a very special, rare, prototype version of the Windows Central Podcast: All About McLaren.

What's McLaren? Simply the most unique, interesting unreleased Windows Phone ever made — one that Daniel Rubino, Michael Fisher, and Zac Bowden got their hands on.

Join host Daniel Bader as he talks to Daniel, Michael and Zac all about the Lumia 1030 "McLaren" that never was.

Jul 9, 2016

This week, Daniel Bader, Daniel Rubino and Michael Fisher talk about the latest rumored Surface devices, including a refresh of the Surface 3. Can Microsoft find a way to get a Core M processor into the new Surface 4? And does the Surface Book need a refresh in 2017?

Next, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is almost here, and Microsoft has begun the sign-off process for finalizing the code. What does that mean for the next few weeks of Insider builds, and for the future of Windows 10? They discuss.

And CNN has discontinued its aging Windows Phone app on July 18. Does that matter? The team discusses the future of Windows Phone apps in light of the Universal App strategy.

Finally, Your Groove is a great new feature coming to Microsoft Groove. Can Microsoft's expertise in Machine Learning and AI propel the company's music streaming service to new customers?

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Show Notes


Plus: Q&A!

Jul 2, 2016

It's official: Windows 10 Anniversary Update is coming August 2nd. This means that all 350 million Windows 10 users will have access to new features, and Insiders will be pushed to the RS2 builds. In this episode, Daniel, Daniel, and special guest, Zac Bowden, discuss what that means for current Windows 10 users.

They also talk about double-tap-to-wake coming to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, and how the Anniversary Update is setting the stage for a big comeback for Windows 10 Mobile in 2017 alongside a so-called Surface Phone.

Speaking of Surface, there's a new rumor that Microsoft will be releasing a Surface-branded AIO (all-in-one) PC for the living room to take on the iMac.

And they also talk about Microsoft's decision to rethink its Messaging Anywhere strategy to focus on Skype, and compare the Huawei MateBook to the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S.

Plus: Q&A!

- Why is the Surface Pro 4 so much more stable than the Surface Book?
- What does Microsoft have planned for LinkedIn?

Show Notes

- Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming August 2nd
- Microsoft is working on Surface All-in-One PC destined for your living room
- Messaging Everywhere pulled from Anniversary Update, but will live on in new Skype Windows app
- Huawei MateBook review
- Double-tap to Wake' is slowly being released to Windows Device Recovery for Lumias