In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss Lion vs. Windows 8, Windows' surprising tablet market share, Windows Phone 7 "Mango," Nokia's big loss, Hulu sale rumors, Lenovo's 2011 tablets, Intel earnings and PC growth, new Microsoft mice for 2011, improvements to Hotmail, BPOS interruptions, and a last-minute look at Microsoft's earnings.

Running time: 1:53:08



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Picks and tips

Windows Weekly tip of the week: Enable SSL in Hotmail for better security. It's just a single checkbox.

Windows 7 app pick: Spotify. The world's most popular music subscription hits the US finally. It's worth looking into.

Windows 7 app pick #2: Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

Windows Phone 7 app pick: Connector for Windows Home Server 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials, and Storage Server 2011 Essentials. Manage your server from the phone.

Audible pick of the week: I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by (and narrated by) by Douglas Edwards. "Google employee number 59 offers the first inside view of Google, giving listeners a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company."

Audible pick of the week #2: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson and narrated by Stephen Hoye. "The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history."