What you need to know
- Our executive editor Daniel Rubino joined This Week in Tech to discuss Windows 11.
- Rubino and a panel of experts discuss Windows 11, the minimum requirements of the new operating system, and much more.
- The panel also discusses the new Microsoft Store, Microsoft's new revenue model, and sideloading Android apps onto Windows 11.
Windows 11 is such big news that our executive editor Daniel Rubino couldn't fit all his points into one podcast. In addition to the special Windows 11 episode of the Windows Central Podcast last Thursday, Rubino jumped on This Week in Tech (TWiT) to discuss the new operating system.
The first half of the show focuses on Windows 11, while the experts move onto other topics later in the episode.
Here's the show's running order, as shared by TWiT:
- Microsoft makes Windows 11 official, and it's coming this fall.
- Microsoft will let devs keep every penny their Windows app makes — unless it's a game.
- Fret not, you can sideload Android APKs directly onto Windows 11.
- Will your PC run Windows 11? Even Microsoft can't say for sure.
- Windows 11 will integrate Chat from Microsoft Teams in the Taskbar.
- New GitHub app details precisely why your PC cannot upgrade to Windows 11.
- DirectStorage on Windows 11: Next-gen gaming performance, with PC requirements.
- "I'm totally screwed." WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted.
- Tech giants, fearful of proposals to curb them, blitz Washington with lobbying.
- This year's Prime Day broke sales records.
- Apple says allowing sideloading on iPhone would expose users to serious privacy and security risks.
- Google delays Chrome's cookie-blocking privacy plan by nearly 2 years.
- Sundar Pichai faces internal criticism at Google.
- App taps unwitting users abroad to gather open-source intelligence.
- John McAfee was not suicidal, says widow of antivirus software magnate.
- Real estate mogul Frank McCourt has a $100 million plan to replace Facebook.
- Court rules for high school cheerleader in First Amendment dispute over Snapchat profanity.
- China to shut down over 90% of its Bitcoin mining capacity after local bans.
- South African brothers vanish, and so does $3.6 billion in Bitcoin.
- UK watchdog bans cryptocurrency exchange Binance.
If you prefer to catch up on news in written form, make sure to check out our guide breaking down everything about Windows 11.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com (opens in new tab).
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