In the first episode of Windows Weekly for the New Year, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss our 2013 Microsoft predictions and wishes for 2013, our New Year tech resolutions, the FTC slap on the wrist of Google, and the return of Steven Sinofsky.

Running time: 1:45:31

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Picks

Tip of the week: That mobile app you're missing may be right under your nose

In the race to populate our PCs, tablets, and phones with mobile apps, don't forget about web apps. They're often excellent, and in many cases better than a native app. Examples: Facebook web app on Windows 8, Google Reader on Windows Phone 8.

Software pick of the week: WinAero Skip Metro Suite

Skip the Windows 8 Start screen on boot and go right to the desktop with WinAero Skip Metro Suite.

Enterprise pick of the week: System Center 2012 SP1

It's now on the volume price list, people! If you are interested in managing WP8, iPads and Windows RT tablets/PCs, you may want this update.

Codename pick of the week: Orleans

A MS Research cloud-programming model project gets a real-life test drive: By the Halo team!

Beer pick of the week: Beer apps for Windows users

Another call for Untappd.com and mmmBeer on Windows Phone 8