Your weekly source for the best stories and insights from the world of Windows, Windows Mobile, Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox. Hosted by Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden.
Office on Xbox
Windows 10X has been put on hold for now so Microsoft can work to revamp Windows 10 desktop. Daniel and Zac also talk about what's going on with chip fabs and the global shortage, plus productivity on Xbox via Edge, and tons more.
Microsoft is planning changes to how games are sold on PC, which could include a reduction of their cut of net sales revenue of third party titles to 12%. Daniel and Zac cover the company's impressive earnings report and some new Windows laptops from Samsung. They also discuss ongoing competition between Intel and AMD, and how Apple is winning PC converts with MacBook.
Fake News and Disinterests
What's up with all the inexplicable whining about the upcoming Windows 10 Taskbar feature 'News and Interests'? Zac also delivers an exclusive report on Microsoft's work to revitalize the app store for Windows 10. Daniel has his full review of Surface Laptop 4, plus they chat about the latest Surface Duo update, GroupMe, iMac, and more.
...But the Thermals!
Surface Laptop 4 is officially here and available in Intel and AMD-based variants. Daniel and Zac have the details along with Microsoft Edge Canary for Android, a new Windows Insider build, and more.
The Small Stuff
Microsoft will be rolling out a variety of updates to Windows 10 over the next several months. Should you upgrade to an Insider build now or wait for final release? Daniel shows of the Razer Anzu smart glasses while he and Zac talk about new features to Microsoft Teams and more Surface patent filings. They also do a review roundup of the Razer Naga X mouse, HP ENVY 14, several Dell laptop announcements, and more.
A Grand Plan?
This week, Zac and Daniel talk about Microsoft's lead in mixed reality computing and their massive $22 billion contract with the US Army. They also look ahead to the Spring Surface lineup and the $499 B&O headphones for Xbox. Plus, the Xbox mini fridge is a reality!