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Welcome to this week's podcast! Garry is back, and we're diving into the highlights of the Microsoft event from last week. Our conversation centres around the perceived lack of innovation from the Surface team and the confusion Microsoft has introduced with the release of 23H2 and the upcoming features this year.

In this episode, we speculate on Panos Panay's potential move to Amazon and Garry shares insights into Amazon's latest smart home devices. Additionally, we unpack the details of the new Windows 11 builds and discuss the recent changes to the UK government's EV rules.

Tune in for a deep dive into the tech world and stay up-to-date with the latest developments!

Links for this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases the Windows 11 2023 Update

·       Windows 11, version 23H2 released to the Release Preview Channel

·       Korg Modwave Sound Design Tutorial: Creating Epic Synth Patches (Part 1)

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23550 to the Dev Channel

·       Microsoft pushes the next Windows feature set to the Release Preview channel

·       Windows 11 2023 Update due to be released September 26th

Windows Insiders Exclusive: A First Look at Microsoft Paint’s Enhanced Capabilities

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230927_918.mp3
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Welcome to this week’s short update show. Garry and Richard are away but I still wanted to bring you an update as it’s Microsoft’s Surface / Window event this week and we have the surprise leaving of Panos Panay from Microsoft and potentially going to head up the Amazon Alexa hardware team.

Links from this week’s show:

·       What’s New in the Windows 11 2023 Update?

·       The Lost Art of Music Tech Demos: Yamaha’s DX100 Tape Revived (Side 1)

·       Synth Nostalgia: Exploring the 1986 Yamaha DX100 Cassette Demo Side 2

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23545 & 25951

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23545 & 25951

·       Microsoft – Watch the September 21 event

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230920_917.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast where all three of us are back again. This week we talk about the Apple event and what we will expect from the Microsoft event coming soon. We talk about the end of support for the orignal Surface Duo, new builds of Windows 11 and the return of Windows Media Center plus lots more!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230914_915.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week on the show we are joined by Sound on Sound co-founder and organiser of SynthFest. SynthFest takes place next month (October 7th) in Sheffield and was created by Sound on Sound magazine for music tech companies to showcase their synths and tech to the public. It’s a full day out with sessions, hands on and retailers. There are keyboards, desktop and modular synths and it’s a great meetup for the synth community.

Paul explains what the show is all about and what’s you will be able to see. We talk about some of the live seminars happening at the show and the Sound on Sound magazine.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Home | SynthFest UK

·       Sound On Sound Magazine

·       My top ten iconic eighty’s Yamaha DX7 sounds

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230906_914.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48am EDT