Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Aug 28th 2019

Windows Weekly 636

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Surface Event Preview, Mixer Improvements, and More!
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Category: News

Microsoft Surface event October 2 in NYC

  •  Microsoft is holding a hardware event on October 2. Here's what we expect.
  •  Note: There might be more than just Surface hardware here, as MS is calling it "Microsoft Event," like they did last year
  •  Other guesses: Teams for Life, Surface earbuds or…LiteOS?

Windows 10

  • AdDuplex data: Windows 10 version 1903 has catapulted into a first-place tie for Windows 10 usage!
  •  Some customers are getting a one-year Windows 7 support extension
  •  This isn't what you think it is. It's not XP all over again
  •  Related: Kaspersky says more than half of SMB PCs still on Windows 7
  •  Dutch privacy watchdog complains about Windows 10 data collection, again
  •  Seriously. Microsoft can fix this very easily
  •  And here's Apple, showing the right way to do it: Opt-in
  •  19H2 heads to Release Preview
  •  Could 19H2/1909 be more screwed up? The Insider Program found a way!

Mobile and more

  •  Your Phone suffers a one-day outage - Was it all the Note 10 users??
  •  Microsoft is bringing Dark Mode to core apps on Android, iOS, and web
  •  MS Authenticator backup on Android

Xbox

  •  Mixer's improvements begin with Streamer Review

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: Give your favorite Mixer creator a free gift
  •  Windows history of the week: Asteroid, NepTune, and Triton
  •  Developer pick of the week: Microsoft's exFAT coming to the Linux kernel?
  •  Codename pick of the week: Vanadium
  •  Bonus: Check out this cool Bloomberg special issue on the periodic table
  •  Beer pick of the week: Anchor Brewing Brewer's Pale Galaxy Hop Blend 

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