We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, Zac and Dan cover the latest beta of Windows 11 and some updated apps designed to leverage new features of the OS. They also talk about the global chip shortage, what we know about upcoming Surface devices, new foldables from Samsung, and the next-generation of haptic feedback trackpads.
This episode of the Windows Central Podcast was recorded on August 13th 2021.
- Windows 11 build 22000.132 is now out for Insiders in Dev and Beta channels | Windows Central
- Microsoft rolls out first updates to its Windows 11 apps | Windows Central
- Chip shortage wait times continue to grow, hampering new Windows 11 PCs | Windows Central
- Surface Book 4: Specs, features, and everything we know so far | Windows Central
- Surface Pro 8: Release date and everything we know so far | Windows Central
- Which unannounced Surface device are you most excited about? | Windows Central
- Microsoft and Samsung expand partnership with Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 | Windows Central
- Will you buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 or wait for the Surface Duo 2? | Windows Central
- Next-gen 'HD' haptic trackpads are coming to Windows in 2022 thanks to Boréas and Cirque | Windows Central
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In your excellent podcast you contend that others learn from the Surface line.
Perhaps – but in certain obvious areas it would not seem that Microsoft itself does.
The example that I have in mind is that the Surface has a camera. OK, it might not be the best camera in the world, but for many uses it is more than good enough. Yet, in Outlook Desktop, Windows 10 Mail or, even worse, OneNote desktop, where is the option to insert directly from the camera? That document you want to snap and put on a page in OneNote. That photo you want to put inline in an email.
I find it infuriating to have to open the camera app, snap, find the file (eventually) and then manually insert it as an attachment. Rather than in line. Or if I want to put something inline in an email to find that the easiest solution is to take a snip from the photo and paste it in.
Yet in the same apps on Android and iOS there is an option to use the camera on the device.
It is hard to think that there might be a security justification as I have just outlined how one can get around the restriction where the camera is operational.
Time for a bit of joined up thinking? Time for Microsoft to consider whether it is acceptable that some of its own apps work better on an iPad or Android phone than on the devices it is meant to be showcasing?
BTW your email address as posted on your site bounces back.
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