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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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Feb 13, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Windows Developer Day, Project NEON teased, new builds and more

Microsoft teased Project NEON for the first time at its Windows Developer Day live stream this past week, as well as a number of other announcements surrounding the Creators Update. There was also a new build for PC and Mobile, and we talk new laptop reviews on this weeks episode of the Windows Central Podcast.

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Feb 6, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Windows 10 Cloud, Cloud Shell, CShell and more

Microsoft is pretty fond of the letter C it seems, with internal projects such as Windows 10 Cloud, Cloud Shell and CShell. We talk all the C's, plus the future of Windows 10 Mobile and the HP Elite x3's new firmware update on this weeks show.

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Jan 30, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk new Windows 10 builds with Game Mode, a new Xbox Dashboard update, MacBook Pro with Windows 10 and iPhone for Microsoft users!

It's been a super busy week for Microsoft watchers, as we got another new build featuring new gaming enhancements and a whole new dashboard update for Xbox Insiders, featuring a faster Xbox Guide and more. We also talk layoffs, Windows 10 on a MacBook and an iPhone for Microsoft users on this weeks podcast.

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Jan 23, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We exclusively reveal CShell, a new modular shell for Windows 10, new Windows 10 build features and more!

It's been another great week in the Microsoft community, kicking things off with a new Windows 10 build featuring more improvements on PC and Mobile, and leading straight into our exclusive report about Microsoft's upcoming modular shell for Windows 10 internally referred to as CShell. We also talk about new Surface Phone patents!

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Jan 16, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk major build releases, our Surface Studio review, Game Mode and more!

Microsoft had a pretty busy week last week thinking about it, with two major builds released to Insiders, the announcement of Game Mode and upcoming improvements to the Xbox One dashboard, and we even had our own Surface Studio review go live! We talk all that, and more in this weeks podcast.

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Jan 11, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk CES devices and Project Neon leaks!

We've got a double bill of the Windows Central Podcast this week! We already published the first show, hosted by some of the Mobile Nations team who were actually on the show floor at CES, and now we've got this episode hosted by the usual Zac Bowden and Daniel Rubino!

The first week of every year is always a super busy one for the technology industry, as it's when all the big tech companies come out of hiding and unveil futuristic, incredible bits of tech. Alongside all that, new laptops, phones, computers and a whole lot more get announced too, making it an exciting time for Microsoft and Windows fans.

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Jan 11, 2017

CES 2017 is over and we're all back home, but before we left Las Vegas, we gathered around the microphone for one of our favorite trade show traditions: the mega cross-site podcast!

It's long, it's rambling, it's occasionally afflicted with electronic noise because somebody's phone was desperately searching for signal (sorry about that), it's jam-packed with discussion of dozens of gadgets — it's the CES 2017 Android Central and Windows Central podcast!

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Jan 2, 2017

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk new leaked builds and features, what we expect from Microsoft in 2017, and more!

2017 is finally here! Last year was rough in many ways, but it was an excellent year for Microsoft. With that in mind, we speculate on what Microsoft might have planned for this year in this week's podcast. We also talk about the new leaked build 14997 that has lots of new features and enhancements worth talking about.

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Dec 19, 2016

his week on the Windows Central Podcast: Surface Studio is in the house, Dell XPS 13 is reviewed, standalone Cortana speaker and more.

We finally have a Surface Studio in, and we've already done an unboxing and hands on tour of the device. We'll be reviewing it in detail soon, but for now we share our thoughts and opinions on the Studio so far. Also this week, we talk about the Dell XPS 13 2016, a standalone Cortana speaker, no more builds and our gift guides!

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Dec 12, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Full Windows 10, with x86 support, is coming to ARM. We also talk Project EVO and new VR advances with Windows 10

In what might be one of the biggest announcements all year, Microsoft unveiled plans to bring Windows 10 to ARM, with full x86 emulation next year. It'll fun on processors from Snapdragon, making it phone-capable. Microsoft also announced a bunch of new hardware advances for Windows 10 PCs that will benefit Home Hub, and new VR experiences too. This is our WinHEC Special.

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Dec 5, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Home Hub, HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, new Insider Preview builds and Pebble going away?

It's been a busy week at Windows Central, if only because we had a scoop on what exactly Home Hub is in Windows 10, along with when we can expect to see it and why the company is looking at building. Also on the podcast, we talk the Elite x3 and why this device probably isn't for you, new Insider Preview builds and how they're not exciting anymore, and we talk the recent Fitbit/Pebble acquisition.

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Nov 28, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We Project NEON, a new design language coming soon to Windows 10, the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, Win32 emulation on Windows 10 Mobile and more!

The next couple of years will be very interesting for Windows 10 fans, if only because Microsoft is working on a new design language for Redstone 3 and Redstone 4 that aims to fix the current design languages inconsistencies and bring fluid animations and transitions to the interface. There's also Cobalt, a codename for getting Win32 programs emulated on Windows 10 Mobile. All that and more on this week podcast.

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Nov 21, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Surface Book updates, Surface accessories, Vector Watch, and the CUBE WP10 Windows 10 Mobile tablet!

With the Surface Book Performance Base on sale now, a number of new software updates have started rolling out for the device. Not only that, but we've got Surface accessories in the house and can give you our verdict on whether you should buy them! In addition to that, we've also got one of the first Windows 10 Mobile tablets in to review!

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Nov 14, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Surface Book Performance Base, Surface accessories, Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10, and Xbox scoops!

With the Surface Book Performance Base on sale now, Daniel Rubino gives his verdict on whether you should buy. He also gives his verdict on whether you should buy the Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 too, since that's available now also. We've also got Xbox scoops and Surface accessories all on this week Windows Central Podcast!

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Nov 7, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Microsoft Teams, the Alcatel Idol 4s Pro with Windows 10, and answer the ultimate question; why does Windows 10 Mobile exist?

With the big Surface news out of the way, it's time to focus in on some smaller announcements such as the new Microsoft Teams service, the launch of the Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10, and whether Microsoft is right to keep working on Windows 10 Mobile given its market share being so low.

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  • 1:14: Microsoft Teams
  • 11:40: Unified Update Platform
  • 19:22: Why does Windows 10 Mobile exist?
  • 44:00: Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10
  • 58:53: Skype Preview SMS Relay

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Oct 31, 2016

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Microsoft's New York city event, Surface Book i7, Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update and a whole lot more.

Microsoft spent last week unveiling a whole batch of new Surface devices, including an all-in-one PC called the Surface Studio, a revised Surface Book i7 with 30% more battery life, a Surface Dial accessory, Surface keyboards and mouse, and a whole lot more. It's all here on this weeks podcast.

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Oct 24, 2016

This week on the Windows Central podcast: We talk W10M RS2 features, new hardware, canceled hardware and more

Microsoft's yearly hardware event is just a few days away now, and what better way to anticipate it by speculating on what Microsoft might announce? Also this week, we talk new (broken) Fast Ring builds, features coming in Windows 10 Mobile, the cancelled Band 3, and more.

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Oct 17, 2016

This week on the Windows Central podcast: Interview with HP's Michael Park about the Elite x3

We're interviewing HP's Vice President & General Manager, Commercial Mobility & Software, Michael Park, talking about the Elite x3 on this weeks podcast. Before we dive in, who exactly is Michael Park?

"Michael Park is the vice president and general manager of the Commercial Mobility & Software business for HP's Business Personal Solutions (BPS) global business unit. In this role, Park is accountable for P&L growth of the company's commercial mobility portfolio, spanning devices, software and services for both enterprise and SMB customers, and channel partners globally. "

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Oct 12, 2016

This week on the Windows Central podcast: Speculation begins on what Microsoft's NYC event will bring

What could Microsoft be announcing at its recently announced Hardware event on October 26th? What do we think of the latest Insider Preview build? All that, and more, on this weeks Windows Central podcast.

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Oct 3, 2016

What's Windows Phone look like when we go all-in on Continuum? Where are smartwatches going? When will I be able to get Windows 10 installed in my face? These are all very pressing questions.

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Sep 26, 2016

The Elite x3's been pushed back again, Microsoft's pulling support for their own products on Windows mobile, there might not be a Band 3, and Insiders saw a glitch so bad it stopped previews. It wasn't a great week for Windows 10 Mobile — is there a sun behind these clouds?

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Sep 20, 2016

So Lumia is all but dead. But that doesn't mean that Windows 10 Mobile is dead. If anything, it's getting primed to thrive… after a bit of a refocusing. Devices like the HP Elite x3 should be all the evidence you need: Windows phone isn't going away, but it will also never be the same.

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Sep 12, 2016

Last week was alllll about the competition. From the PlayStation 4 Pro to the iPhone 7, it was a week for Microsoft to step back and let Sony and Apple trip over themselves with perplexing and controversial decisions.

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Sep 6, 2016

After a marathon-length episode 13 live from IFA 2016, it's Dan and Zac's turn to take on the news of the week. From the just-revealed Lenovo Yoga Book to the latest Windows 10 builds to the future of Surface, there's a lot of ground to cover, so let's get to it!

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Sep 2, 2016

This week we're doing something a little bit different. The Windows Central and Android Central teams are in Berlin for the annual IFA electronics trade show, so we did what we do every day: sat around and talked about all the crazy, cool, and neat stuff that was announced. Only this time we gathered around a microphone in person to record it all. The result? a 2-hour marathon podcast covering all of the important Android and Windows announcements from one of the largest tech extravaganzas of the year.

From the newest Huawei Android phones to Acer's insane laptops to the mind-bending and category-and-platform-bridging Lenovo Yoga Book, there's a lot to cover, so let's get into it!

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