Episodes
Published 06/21/24
As we try to get back on schedule, Daniel and Zac recap Microsoft's big May 20 event, including the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, Windows on Arm, and Copilot+ PCs!
Published 06/04/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the leaked renders of the first PC with a Snapdragon X Elite CPU, the latest on Windows 11 & how version 24H2 is almost ready for manufacturers, Microsoft's new 'AI Explorer' feature for Windows 11 potentially being exclusive to Arm, veteran designer Ralf Groene retiring from the Surface department & what this means for Microsoft going forward, and more! Links: Microsoft begins testing potential RTM build...
Published 04/19/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Pavan Davuluri taking charge of both Windows and Surface engineering, the new Surface Pro 10 & Surface Laptop 6, how important the newly announced Google Chrome for ARM could be, the difference between an AI PC and just a PC with AI according to Intel & Microsoft, the leak of an all-white digital Xbox Series X, Phil Spencer's comments on handheld gaming devices, and more! Links: Microsoft once again merges...
Published 03/29/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Zac discusses Microsoft's new Surface PCs with Intel for business, what to expect, why the company is planning two waves of hardware launches this spring, Microsoft's special Windows & Surface event on May 20th featuring announcements around new Arm Surface PCs and next-gen AI features coming to Windows 11, another internal reorg forming a new "Microsoft AI" organisation better positioning the company for an AI future, and more! ...
Published 03/21/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss their thoughts on the new Outlook for Windows, what to expect from the Windows 11 'Moment 5' feature update later this month, Microsoft bringing Wi-Fi 7 support to Windows 11, Microsoft's NEW Windows 11 feature drop (including more AI features for Copilot), Windows 11 getting it's own version of Apple's popular "Continuity Camera" feature, Microsoft almost selling Bing to Apple, Intel making home-grown chips for...
Published 03/04/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the Windows 11 2024 Update brining new AI features & quality of life improvements, Windows using AI to improve your video games, the new features on the Windows 11 'Moment 5' feature update, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirming some Xbox games are heading to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, confirmation that new Xbox hardware will be announced this holiday season, Game Pass reaching 34 million...
Published 02/19/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss why we're not getting Windows 12 this year at least,  Microsoft being the world's most valuable company for the next five years, Google finally bringing native Arm64 support to Chrome on Windows, the latest Windows Insider updates, initial Apple Vision Pro reviews, how Apple's malicious compliance with new EU rules is ruffling feathers, and more! Links:  Windows 12 might not arrive in 2024 -Windows Central 13...
Published 02/02/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the rumoured next round of Surface PC hardware announcements, the new Samsung Galaxy S24 & how it compares to the Google Pixel 8, Apple allowing developers to submit apps to the App Store that can stream games, Microsoft teasing major updates to Sticky Notes, Microsoft cutting 1900 jobs from their gaming division, and more! Links: Microsoft’s next Surface PC announcements may take place in March - Windows...
Published 01/26/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss all the fallout from CES 2024 & the major product announcements, including Microsoft's dedicated AI Copilot button, Copilot Pro, Intel's new Core Series 1 laptop chips, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 5 Hybrid, ASUS's ZenBook Duo, Dell XPS 14 and XPS 16, Dell's Alienware 32 4K QD-OLED Gaming Monitor, the HP OMEN Transcend 14, the leaked MSI Claw, XREAL's HoloLens-like Air 2 Ultra AR glasses, Google's crackdown on ad...
Published 01/18/24
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Intel's Meteor Lake CPUs redefining standards for AI-powered laptops in 2024, recap some of the major events of 2023 including Microsoft layoffs, the arrival of Bing Chat, OpenAI drama, Microsoft vs. the FTC, Panos Panay leaving Microsoft for Amazon, and discuss their expectations for PC & Windows in 2024... Links: Intel's next-gen laptop CPUs unleashed. Can AI beat Apple? - Windows Central Microsoft killed...
Published 12/18/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft planning a next-gen Windows AI release in 2024, plus details on recent changes to the Windows roadmap, the latest on Windows 12, Microsoft announcing paid subscription for Windows 10 users, an 'undock-able' Copilot interface in the latest Windows 11 preview build, Xbox's new large Series X Compact Fridge, and more! Links: EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft readies 'groundbreaking' AI-focused Windows release - Windows...
Published 12/11/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the saga of Sam Altman leaving OpenAI, being reinstated as CEO, Microsoft now holding a non-voting seat on the board, OpenAI being on the verge of hitting Sam Altman's AGI superintelligence benchmark, Windows 11 Build 23595 giving Copilot on Windows a new home, Windows 11 getting an enhanced 'energy saver' mode, Zac's thoughts on the Surface Go 4, Microsoft's Windows XP 'Bliss' Ugly Sweater, and more! Links: Sam...
Published 12/02/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft Copilot officially coming to Windows 10 soon, the changes coming to Windows 11 as a result of Microsoft complying with the Digital Markets Act, Apple using RCS messaging, all the fallout from Microsoft Ignite including Microsoft launching the "Windows app" & Teams using AI to clean up your messy room, OnePlus announcing that an integration with Microsoft Phone Link, and more! Links: It's official:...
Published 11/22/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft's plans to bring its AI Copilot to 1 billion Windows 10 users, the latest Windows 11 insider builds, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite going toe-to-toe with Apple’s new M3 Pro processor, Steam Deck OLED getting announced & Steam Deck 2 being confirmed, the latest on the Microsoft OneDrive drama, and more! Links: Microsoft will let you uninstall even more built-in Windows 11 apps soon - Windows Central ...
Published 11/14/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Snapdragon X Elite vs. Apple M3, Windows 11 version 23H2 going live, Microsoft removing the 'Movies & TV' app from Windows 11, Surface support being extended to six years, NVIDIA & AMD offering ARM CPUs for Windows PCs, and more Links: Windows 11 version 23H2: All the new features in Microsoft's big OS update - Windows Central The Windows 11 2023 Update (23H2) is now generally available, but there's a...
Published 11/06/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Zac discusses Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit & the unveiling of the Snapdragon X Elite processor, what's next for Windows, the future of Windows on ARM, Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer leaving after 32 years & the subsequent reorg, and Dan interviews Kedar Kondap, SVP and GM of Compute and Gaming at Qualcomm about the new Snapdragon X Elite and Windows on ARM! Links: Snapdragon X Elite gets benchmarked, completely dunks on...
Published 10/30/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss their exclusive report that Windows 11 is active on almost half a billion devices, the latest Windows 11 insider builds, the launch of 14th Gen Intel CPUs, Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal for Xbox being done, the new OnePlus Open, preview Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit, and more! Links: Microsoft accidentally shipped this Windows 11 feature to Insiders - Windows Central Exclusive: Windows 11 is active on...
Published 10/23/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Intel's CFO teasing a significant "Windows refresh" coming next year, Qualcomm announcing it's new Snapdragon X Series platform for PC, an ex-Microsoft developer bringing Android 14 to the Surface Duo, Lenovo’s Yoga AIO 9i, 3D laptops, and more! Links: Qualcomm’s next-gen PC processors to compete with Apple officially named Snapdragon X Series - Windows Central Intel tease suggests 'Windows 12' really is coming...
Published 10/16/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss whether the next version of Windows will require a subscription, get hands-on with the $5000 HP Spectre Foldable PC, review the Surface Laptop Studio 2 & Surface Laptop Go 3, reflect on the four-year anniversary of the Surface Neo & Surface Duo, and more! Links: No, of course 'Windows 12' won't require a subscription to use it - Windows Central HP's new 17-inch foldable PC - Windows Central HP expands...
Published 10/10/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss the biggest leak in Xbox history and what we learnt from it, all the fallout from Microsoft's Surface & AI event, Panos Panay leaving Microsoft and what this means for the future of the Surface portfolio, the Windows 11 fall update, potential problems with Qualcomm's upcoming Oryon CPUs, and more! Links: Leaked documents detail next-gen Xbox targeting 2028 - Windows Central Microsoft's Surface and AI event: A...
Published 10/03/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss what to expect from Microsoft's special Surface and AI event, the leak of Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio 2 renders, updates to the Snipping Tool and Phone Link, a new AI feature for Microsoft's Android SwiftKey, Intel revealing the Thunderbolt 5, HP's new 17-inch foldable PC, and more! Links: What to expect from Microsoft's special Surface and AI event - Windows Central Official Surface Laptop Studio 2 renders...
Published 09/18/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft killing off Windows WordPad, Microsoft Paint's new AI feature, how a cheap MacBook could hurt Microsoft, Microsoft remembering the Surface Duo exists, review the Windows 11 2023 Update, the Razer Blade 14 (2023) Mercury Edition, the Monoprice 35 Zero-G UW-QHD (38035) Gaming Monitor, and more! Links: Windows 11 2023 Update Review - Windows Central Microsoft will add this powerful Paint feature for FREE -...
Published 09/11/23
On this week's episode of the Window's Central Podcast, Dan and Zac discuss Microsoft's latest patent and whether it's for the next-gen Surface Duo, Paint & Photos getting AI capabilities, preview Microsoft's September Surface event, all the latest on Windows 11 insider builds, Bing Chat AI is coming to the Microsoft Launcher & Surface Duo, Zac reviews his new Google Pixel Fold phone & the Lenovo Legion Go, Dan reveals what he can about his trip to Intel Labs in Malaysia, and...
Published 09/05/23