PC Mike Techcast
Original Air: Aug. 7, 2015
Host: Mike Wendland
Producer: Andrew Dietderich
PC users have been abuzz over the release of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10 – either they’ve downloaded it already, are in queue to, or are still waiting to see how it performs before making the tech leap.
Regardless of where you fit in that scenario, chances are you have some questions – you may wonder if you’re going to have to relearn how to use a PC (you definitely don’t), for instance, if it will look completely different from what you’re using, and what this thing called “Cortana” is all about.
On this week’s show, we welcome Sean Michael, an editor/writer at WinBeta.org, founded in 1998 and one of the original Microsoft-centered communities, to discuss a handful of things you need to know now about Windows 10:
- Is it safe to download Windows 10 now or should you wait (if you haven’t yet)?
- Why are there already updates to Windows 10 already?
- What happened to Windows 9?
- What is the first thing you need to learn about Windows 10?
- What (Who?) is Cortana and how you can use it (her)?
- What’s the difference between tablet mode and desktop mode in Windows 10?
- How it’s now easier to get software and other media for Windows
- How is Microsoft planning to continue support of Windows 10?
Also in this episode, we have listener feedback on Windows 10, talk Apple Music, Android phones, printers without cartridges, plus some great apps to help you clean the clutter and optimize your smartphone. (Read complete shownotes here)