News, Apps, and good things to say about Microsoft on Surface Geeks 34

Finally, we have some positive things to say this week.  It seems like we have only been able to find the negative but we see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Great things to discuss and a lot of apps to go over.  I am finally happy with a podcast app. Tune in to find out which on it is!  See you in the forums.

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Twitter App Showdown in the Forums – List what apps you use for Twitter and what features you require.

What to watch for at Microsoft’s September 19 analyst meeting, ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley, August 7, 2013

British Airways takes to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365, Toby Wolpe, August 7, 2013

Meiji Yasuda: One of Japan’s Biggest Life Insurance Companies Moves 30,000 XP Machines to Windows 8 Tablets, Windows Blog, Erwin Visser, August 7, 2013

Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100 following Surface RT reductions, The Verge, Tom Warren, August 4, 2013

8 Inch Surface Speculation, Surface Geeks, Leonard Welch, August 7, 2013

Apple’s Tablet Share Falters As Customers Wait For Next New Thing, Microsoft Making ‘Notable Progress’, Forbes, Connie Guglielmo, August 5, 2013

Microsoft’s Bing updates for Windows Phone: Who gets what, when, ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley, August 6, 2013

Microsoft Goes WYSIWYG To Broaden The Appeal Of Windows Phone 8 App Development, TechCrunch, Darrell Etherington, August 6, 201

Microsoft’s new Windows Phone dev tool: Will it reduce the app gap? ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley, August 7, 2013

IDC: Windows Phone sees largest year-over-year increase, Android still dominates, ZDNet, Matthew Miller, August 7, 2013

Windows Phone shipments surge 77 percent in second quarter, CNet, Lance Whitney, August 7, 2013

Sorry BlackBerry: based on shipments, Windows Phone is running ahead, GigaOM, Kevin C. Tofel, August 7, 2013

Good or Bad for WP8?  This is a hint for next week’s rant!  Windows Phone App Studio –

Meetup Info:

September 21st, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana

Holiday Inn Express, 9791 North by Northeast Blvd, Fishers,
IN 46037

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