Episodes
Surface Duo 3 won't arrive in 2022, but speculation is already heating up. Dan and Zac also talk about a big update to Windows Subsystem for Android, new laptops from HP, and more. Links Microsoft tests new Windows 11 feature drop for Insiders in the Release Preview channel | Windows Central Windows Subsystem for Android gets major Insider update, including Android 12.1 | Windows Central Microsoft applies for patent on device with reverse foldable display right as LG invents one |...
Published 05/23/22
Microsoft's Ability Summit featured several new announcements for Windows 11 along with hardware accessories and resources for game development. Zac and Dan also set expectations for the upcoming Build 2022 conference, they check out the new Lumina AI Webcam, and more. Links Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621 to the Beta Channel | Windows Central Microsoft begins testing new Suggested Actions feature in Windows 11 build 25115 | Windows Central Microsoft rolls out...
Published 05/16/22
Published 05/16/22
This week, Dan and Zac check out the new 'One Outlook' email client for Windows 11 and the feasibility of running Windows on Surface Duo hardware. They also talk about Halo Infinite Season 2, an Apple patent that's pretty much a Surface Book, and more. Links Windows 11 build 22616 rolls out to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channel | Windows Central First look at Microsoft's new 'One Outlook' email client for Windows 11 | Windows Central Surface Duo with Windows 11 seems like dream device...
Published 05/09/22
The inexorable march of new features and bug fixes continues thanks to a new build of Windows 11 for Beta and Dev Insiders. We cover what's new along an experimental design in Edge Canary. Dan and Zac also talk about the Microsoft-commissioned study on device repair and waste, dynamic refresh rate for Surface Laptop Studio, Dell's XPS 13 Plus, and some hot takes on Twitter. Links Windows 11 Build 22610 now available for Beta and Dev Insiders | Windows Central Microsoft Edge Canary gets...
Published 05/02/22
Dan and Zac offer a sixth month review of Surface Duo 2, and make the case for merging Surface Pro X with Surface Pro 9. They deliver rumors about Surface Laptop Go 2 and a foldable OLED notebook from HP. Plus, Dan shares his experience with the newest Lenovo Yoga. Links Surface Laptop Go 2: Everything we know so far | Windows Central How is the Surface Duo 2 holding up at 6 months on the market? (video) | Windows Central Microsoft should merge the Surface Pro X with the Surface Pro 9...
Published 04/25/22
This week, we report on Microsoft's hybrid work event, new builds of Windows 11, and the possibility of putting Android on Surface Neo. There's also a new name and look for Microsoft's Journal app, an interesting mini PC coming from Apcsilmic, and more. Links Should Microsoft just put Android on Surface Neo? | Windows Central Ask Windows Central: What is the future of Surface without Surface Neo? | Windows Central Microsoft Edge edges out Safari for second place in desktop browser market...
Published 04/10/22
Zac and Dan talk about a reorg within Microsoft that will help its Android + Windows efforts. They also cover Intel's Arc discrete GPUs, Xbox Game Pass Family Plan, the Halo TV series, and more. Links Microsoft doubles down on its Android + Windows efforts in latest reorg | Windows Central Microsoft renames Your Phone to Phone Link, partners with Honor for an expanded experience | Windows Central Intel announces Arc 3, 5, and 7 discrete mobile GPUs for laptops to take on AMD, NVIDIA |...
Published 04/04/22
Several laptops have been announced recently with Intel's 12th Gen processors. Dan and Zac cover those along with a Microsoft hack, new Windows 11 builds, a trip down Windows phone memory lane, and much more. Links Windows 11 version 22H2: Everything we know about Microsoft's next big OS update | Windows Central Microsoft promotes Windows 11 version 22H2 to the Beta Channel with build 22581 | Windows Central Windows 11 watermark for unsupported PCs appears in latest Insider builds |...
Published 03/28/22
This week, we've got new builds, rage over promotional banners, more bad news for the future of HoloLens, and loads more! Links Windows 11 build 22579 is out with nameable Start menu folders and more | Windows Central Microsoft testing out new Windows 11 high priority notifications feature | Windows Central Latest Windows 11 Insider build tests File Explorer promos for Microsoft products [Updated] | Windows Central Microsoft to hold Windows 11 for Hybrid Work event on April 5 | Windows...
Published 03/21/22
Android 12L is designed for foldables, and is on the way for Surface Duo later this year. The guys talk about this, plus support for tabs in File Explorer, Microsoft's Clipchamp video editing app, and computer repairability. There's also a great conversation with Lenovo's Tom Baker about their latest ThinkPad computers. Tune in! Links Built for foldables, Android 12L is hitting Surface Duo 'later this year,' according to Google | Windows Central Microsoft Surface Duo 2 down to $1,250 in...
Published 03/14/22
Dan and Zac put sanctions against Russia into context as Microsoft suspends sales of products and services. They check out new tablet mode improvements coming to Windows 11, Surface Duo updates, and some new laptops unveiled at Mobile World Congress. Satya Nadella's son, Zain, has passed away at age 26. Zain was born with cerebral palsy and was a source of inspiration for improving accessibility of Microsoft products. Links Microsoft suspends sales of products and services in Russia |...
Published 03/07/22
This week, Dan and Zac go hands-on with new Windows 11 features and Android app support. They also discuss how Edge is poised to overtake Safari for second place in the desktop browser war, Surface Laptop 5 rumors, Your Phone updates, and more. Links Hands-on with Windows 11 build 22557 and all its new features (video) | Windows Central Android app support, Taskbar updates, and more, begin rolling out on Windows 11 today | Windows Central Microsoft Edge is closing the gap with Safari for...
Published 02/21/22
Zac and Dan have a look at new Windows 11 features coming to the Dev Channel, and HoloLens 3 may not be dead after all. There's also talk about Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 benchmarks, NVIDIA's failed acquisition of Arm, and more. Links Microsoft readies app folders in Start, new gestures, and more for Insiders on Windows 11 | Windows Central NVIDIA's $40 billion purchase of Arm terminated, confirms SoftBank | Windows Central HoloLens 3 may not be dead after all, suggests device's creator |...
Published 02/14/22
This week, we examine changes to the way Microsoft is testing Windows 11 preview builds with Insiders, HoloLens 3, Satya Nadella's thoughts on the metaverse, and more. Links Microsoft is changing the way it tests Windows 11 preview builds with Insiders | Windows Central New report sheds light on future of Microsoft's AR strategy now that HoloLens 3 is 'canceled' | Windows Central Microsoft's HoloLens 3 's--t show' proves it still doesn't understand the consumer market | Windows Central ...
Published 02/07/22
On this week's episode, Zac and Dan discuss new Windows 11 features coming to all users in February, the Surface Duo 2's big January Update, Android 11 for Surface Duo 1, Microsoft earnings, and more!
Published 01/30/22
In another massive gaming acquisition, Microsoft has announced its plans to buy Activision Blizzard. We look at various angles of this news, including the prospects of exclusivity and revival of older franchises. In addition to other weekly news, Dan and Zac take time to analyze the Microsoft OS that wasn't meant to be: Andromeda.
Published 01/23/22
It was a "slow" news week that turned out to be not very slow at all! We have new Windows 11 builds, Surface Pro 8 LTE, Surface Go 3 in matte black, and a new Start app. Dan and Zac also cover marketshare reports from Gartner and more. Links Windows 11 Build 22000.466 arrives in Release Preview and Beta Channels | Windows Central Windows 11 Build 22533 video: Microsoft finally updates the volume UI | Windows Central Surface Pro 8 with LTE is now available to order from the Microsoft...
Published 01/17/22
CES 2022 was huge for PC enthusiasts and fans of the Microsoft ecosystem. Dan and Zac break it all down for you. Plus, in the "Thing of the Week" segment, they review 'The Matrix Resurrections'! Links Windows Central's Best of CES 2022 | Windows Central The ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED is the first foldable PC you'll definitely want to buy | Windows Central PlayStation VR2 appears ready to compete with the full VR market. That's bad news for Windows Mixed Reality. | Windows Central Google's...
Published 01/10/22
Happy Holidays! In our final episode of the year, Zac reviews the Xbox documentary: 'Power On', which is available to watch for free on YouTube. He and Dan also talk about the OPPO Find N, expectations for Microsoft in 2022, and the Surface Adaptive Kit.
Published 12/21/21
Dark mode is coming to Notepad on Windows 11, and the December update to Surface Duo 2 brings a ton of enhancements. Google Play Games will be available on Windows PCs in 2022, plus Zac provides his review of Halo Infinite.
Published 12/13/21
Qualcomm has announced new chips that will be making their way into PCs next year. Dan and Zac also discuss the icky new shopping features built into Microsoft Edge, Windows 11 updates, haptic trackpad technology, and more.
Published 12/05/21
Thanksgiving is coming up in the U.S., but there's plenty of news. Daniel reviews the Dell UltraSharp Webcam. He and Zac have both received the Surface Duo 2 Pen Cover. As well, Windows 10 'November 2021 Update' is here along with the new Media Player app for Windows 11, and more.
Published 11/22/21
This week, we go in depth about Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE, Microsoft's latest offerings for the education market. Dan and Zac also look at Android 12l and foldables, plus new the latest Surface Duo security update, and more.
Published 11/15/21
Microsoft is bringing their flavor of the metaverse to Teams with Mesh next year. Dan and Zac also check out other announcements from Ignite, and Intel's 12th Gen processors.
Published 11/08/21