Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

Aug 16th 2023

Windows Weekly 842

Eight Strikes and You're Out

Live listener questions, Edge for Business, subscription fatigue

Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

This fun episode of Windows Weekly features Paul and Richard answering questions from listeners in the Club TWiT Discord! Plus, they chat about minor Windows Insider updates, strategies for saving money on streaming services, new gaming releases like the enhanced Quake II, and more.


  • New Canary build JUST released - Nothing major; the wait for 12 continues 
  • Dev Home Preview 0.4 JUST released - accessibility and other improvements
  • Windows 365 Switch comes to the Windows Insider Dev and Beta channels
  • Here comes Edge for Business

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft is releasing a new default theme for Office

Mobile + AI

  • Google Photos gets a new AI-powered Memories view
  • Opera brings Aria AI to its iOS browser
  • Google brings more features to its generative AI search service
  • Amazon adds more AI-generated review summaries on mobile
  • Google to add Audio Magic Eraser feature with Pixel 8 series
  • Apple to finally pay its victims for Batterygate


  • Overview of Microsoft’s new system to suspend toxic players on Xbox via strikes
  • Now Netflix is testing a cloud gaming solution

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Dealing with subscription fatigue
  • App pick of the week: Quake II Remaster
  • RunAs Radio this week: PowerShellGet in 2023 with Sydney Smith
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: EH Taylor Small Batch

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