In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Mary Jo Foley has the week off and Leo Laporte and I discuss the mountain of new gadgets that are coming out this holiday season and the resulting mountain of debt, whether upgrade fatigue is finally setting in for consumers, a new step towards the unification of Windows and Windows Phone, big new updates for Office Web Apps and Office 365, the Microsoft CEO hunt continues, Call of Duty: Ghosts disrupts my week, and Rafael Rivera and I launch Windows 8.1 Book.

Running time: 1:49:55

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Tip of the week: Learn everything you need to know about Surface 2

Paul's Microsoft Surface 2: The Complete Guide is, um, the complete guide to Surface 2.

Software pick of the week: Call of Duty for Windows Phone 8

Call of Duty for Windows Phone 8 is a companion app for Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Keep up-to-date with “Call of Duty: Ghosts” news, track your game progress and stats and manage weapon load-outs for your next mission. You can also join, create and manage a “Call of Duty: Ghosts” clan from the app, as well as communicate with clan members to coordinate playtimes and gameplay strategies. If your clan is looking for a new challenge, gear up to battle it out with other clans and earn exclusive in-game bonuses.  

Software pick of the week: IE 11 for Windows 7

And for you Windows 7 types: Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7! Oh, and this is just weird.