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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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Nov 4, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here with your dose of Windows news! In addition to Insider Preview build 18272 for the fast ring, they discuss new codenames for some future Windows 10 updates.

They also talk about the death of Microsoft Teams for Windows 10 S, and Dan has yet another epic rant — This time, he testifies on the need for HP to begin using Microsoft Precision touchpad.

Plus, they take a look at Apple's new iPad Pro and how their approach differs from Microsoft's Surface line

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Oct 23, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden have the most recent news from Microsoft, including Windows 10 preview build 18262 and a major UI facelift for Cortana in a beta that's available to Android and iOS users.

There's plenty more to say about Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. Additionally, Samsung has released the ARM-powered Galaxy Book 2.

Be sure to check out the latest Dan Rant! This time, he explains why most people don't need Windows 10 Pro — and it's good that Microsoft is no longer charging the "Pro" tax to everyone who buys one of their new devices.

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Oct 14, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here with a ton of ground to cover in the Microsoft world. First up, there was data loss in the initial release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, causing the company to pull it shortly after users reported the problem. Microsoft has been testing fixes and is preparing a "rerelease" of the update.

A patent has been discovered that points to a flexible, single-screen folding Surface device. Whether or not you think foldable display technology is a solution in search of a problem, it's coming. Cortana is reportedly moving from the AI + Research group at Microsoft into the Office team. Additionally, Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Project xCloud — a huge step in offering online streaming of Xbox games, and a sign of things to come for Windows in the future?

Rounding things out, Daniel shares his experiences using the Lenovo 15-inch ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop, and the HP Omen Mindframe gaming headphones.

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Oct 8, 2018

It has been a massive week of news for Microsoft fans! Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are here to give you the lowdown. Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been released and subsequently pulled due to issues with user files being unintentionally deleted. *Please note that the update was pulled AFTER this episode was recorded.

In addition, the company held its Surface event — unveiling 4 new products during the presentation: Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface Headphones. Separate from the Surface event, Zac reports on his look at Surface Hub 2.

HP trades aluminum for leather in their Spectre Folio convertible device. Whether or not it reinvents laptops is debatable, but Daniel does feel it moves things forward.

Finally, Daniel and Zac share the most significant announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018. Check it out!

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Aug 20, 2018

Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden share all the latest information about new builds for Windows 10, and continuing improvements to the ARM architecture.

Daniel also takes a look at microSD card options for Surface Go, and they chat about the integration of Microsoft Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. It opens a whole new world of voice assistant functionality for Windows users. Join us!

 

Jul 26, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We dive into Microsoft's earnings report, talk more about Andromeda's rumoured delays, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk Microsoft's quarterly earnings report, they made money and are doing well! Also this week, we talk about Andromeda's recent delay, the new Lenovo Miix 630 ARM device, the death of classic Skype, and more sprinkled throughout the show!

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Jul 11, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We dive into Microsoft's new Surface, the Surface Go!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk everything Surface Go. Microsoft has announced a brand new Surface, and this time it's a 10-inch consumer-focused tablet; a natural successor to the Surface 3 that costs just $399 starting. We talk specs, branding, why it exists, and more!

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Jul 4, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk leaked Andromeda emails, potential delays or cancelations, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk Andromeda, Andromeda, and more Andromeda. The last week has seen a few reports come out about Andromeda, the first of which was a leaked internal email detailing what the product is, and another saying the project may have been canceled. So, what's going on? We try to shed some light.

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Jun 24, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surfaces with LTE, new Xbox Avatars, our thoughts on the Windows 10 update cadence, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about the future of Surface and why LTE will play a vital role in it, brand new Xbox Avatars that are now in testing with Insiders, our thoughts on Microsoft's Windows 10 update cadence and whether or not cutting back to one would be a good idea, MSN News being rebranded, and a whole lot more.

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Jun 20, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: New Surface codenames, Xbox at E3, updates coming to Office and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk the latest new Redstone 5 build, a couple of new Surface codenames, Xbox at E3 and all the announcement around gaming, updates coming to Microsoft Office 2019, and a whole lot more!

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Jun 5, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Dell's secret foldable dual-screen device, Microsoft To-Do becomes useful, and what's in store for Cortana?

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about Dells' secret foldable Windows 10 device with dual-displays that sounds awfully similar to Microsoft's secret Andromeda device. Also this week, we talk about new builds, Microsoft's To-Do app, the death of Groove on iOS and Android, and the future of Cortana. What's next for Cortana? All that, and more, in this weeks episode.

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May 31, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Some thoughts on Windows 10 on ARM "complaints", Alexa, the Dell XPS 15 and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about the many complaints surrounding Windows 10 on ARM, and how many of them are unjustified, Alexa exclusives on Windows 10 PCs and how its not a good thing, and the new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1. Also this week, we talk about the Twitter PWA and its latest updates, and new Insider builds!

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May 23, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: A new 10-inch Surface, our thoughts on where Windows 10 is headed, and the HP Envy x2!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk rumors regarding a new 10-inch Surface powered by an Intel Core M chip, and our thoughts on the future of Windows 10 and how/why Microsoft is beginning to position it as an OS for productivity. We also talk about the HP Envy x2, Windows 10 on ARM, and the new Xbox Accessibility Controller!

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May 16, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: The Surface Hub 2 is announced, WCOS, and everything important from Build 2018!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk all the biggest announcements from Build 2018, including Your Phone, Timeline on iOS and Android, and more. Also this week, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub 2, running Windows Core OS and coming early next year.

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May 3, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Windows 10 Redstone 4 gets released, more Andromeda patents surface, Windows 10 Lean, and more.

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk general availability of the Windows 10 April Update, new Andromeda patents and how Andromeda is not the Surface Phone, Windows 10 Lean, Xbox, and a whole lot more.

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Apr 23, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: New builds in testing, our thoughts on animations in Windows 10, and more reorg news!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about new builds for Insiders in Fast and Skip Ahead, our personal opinions on animations in Windows 10, the current state of Progressive Web Apps, and a few more details on the recent Windows reorganization.

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Apr 17, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Redstone 4's delay, new Redstone 5 developments, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about the delay of Windows 10 Redstone 4, new developments on Redstone 5, how Windows 10 is aimed at both consumers and enterprises, and a whole lot more.

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Apr 1, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk reorgs, Redstone 4 RTM, Redstone 4 for HoloLens, future versions of Windows, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about Microsoft's big Windows reorg, the completion of Redstone 4, Redstone 4 for HoloLens, the Twitter PWA, and codenames for future versions of Windows 10.

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Mar 21, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk new builds, Windows 10 Sets, Surface Pro LTE and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about new Redstone builds, the Surface Pro with LTE, Surface Hub 2 announcement, our thoughts on Windows 10 Sets, and more!

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Mar 5, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: The Insider Fellowship, the future of the Insider Program, Redstone 5 expectations and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden are joined with special guest Andy Weir to talk the future of the Windows Insider Program, Cohorts, the Insider Fellowship and more! Also this week, Dan and Zac talk Redstone 5 expectations, Cortana's new boss and the next big update for Xbox One.

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Feb 27, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Redstone 5 development, Andromeda expectations, and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about Redstone 5 development, along with Redstone 4 RTM, expectations for Andromeda and why you might want to think twice before replacing your smartphone with one, and Windows 10's annoying automatic bloatware installation problem!

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Feb 13, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk PWAs, BUILD 2018, Windows 10 S mode and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino is off on vacation, so Zac Bowden is joined with our apps specialist Sean Endicott to talk about New Windows 10 builds, Windows 10 S mode, PWAs, BUILD 2018 and more!

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Feb 6, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Microsoft revenue, the Windows 10 Bug Bash, Microsoft's canceled Xbox Joule and more!

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about Microsoft's revenue and how Surface revenue didn't budge. We also talk about the Xbox Joule, a canceled wearable from Microsoft, and what we think are the best Android phones for Windows phone converts. All that, and more!

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Jan 23, 2018

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk about Microsoft's slow rollout of the Surface Book 2 15-inch to more markets, the future of Cortana and what Microsoft appears to be thinking about internally, the best of CES, the possibility of dual-screen laptops and what's coming in the next Xbox update!

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Jan 9, 2018

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk CPU security flaws and why we think Microsoft continues to kill its consumer products.

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws and what to expect at CES. Also on the show: a discussion about why Microsoft appears to be killing so many consumer products.

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