Whisky and Egg Rice - New Dev & Beta builds, Phone Link update, Joe Belfiore, Modern Warfare II
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New Dev & Beta builds, Phone Link update, Joe Belfiore, Modern Warfare II Windows 11 New Dev build today: Build 25236 feature a minor change to the Windows 11 search experience and a Store UX update Dev Build 25231 adds the tablet-optimized taskbar for all Insiders, and the ability to rearrange icons in the (new) System tray Beta Build 22623.875 also adds the tablet-optimized taskbar for all Insiders (who are getting new features), plus Taskbar-based access to Task Manager Big Phone Link app update for owners of select Samsung Galaxy devices lets them instantly access their phone's hotspot from Quick settings on their PC. (Requires a Samsung device with One UI 4.1.1+ and a PC with Windows 11 build 22621 or higher) Microsoft 365  Here's what Microsoft added to Teams in October. Some of the biggest updates: Assign seats in Together mode, shared content in a separate window, Live Translated Captions (Teams Premium), some new certified hardware, and suggested replies in group chats Edge hits 107 but doesn't look a day over 95 - Let's talk about Edge The new unified OneNote app is in the Microsoft Store...sort of Microsoft Joe B is retiring - it's not clear what he was doing for the past three years, but we go way back and he's been around since Windows 95 More Earnings Intel continues to struggle Apple comes on strong, but Mac & iPad were low points Samsung's smartphone business grew Amazon kills it, but may be lucky to break even in holiday quarter Xbox  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is here. Some thoughts. Xbox loses money on each console Spencer: Seriously, we are not taking COD off of PlayStation. Think Minecraft Spencer takes on Meta's metaverse and once again reveals himself to be the single greatest leader in Big Tech Xbox price increases? Probably, but not in 2022 Microsoft reveals the first Xbox Game Pass titles for November, with a nice surprise Games with Gold, meanwhile, is looking a bit sad Twitch partners with Xbox for free PC Game Pass subscriptions when you buy Twitch subscriptions Sony reports decent earnings, but PlayStation is stumbling PS VR2 coming Feb 22 for $550 Google's Play Games on PC comes to US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore Tips & Picks Tip of the week: It's finally here! The Windows 11 Field Guide eBook Tip of the week #2: Using Edge? You need to configure it correctly Tip of the week #3: The big asterisk on the Windows Dev Kit 202 Hosts: Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: Melissa.com/twit canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT
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