In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Todd Klindt and I discuss Mary Jo's absence, Microsoft's plans to update the core Metro apps ahead of Windows 8 Blue, the reinstatement of Office 2013 retail license transfers, the EU's $732 million antitrust fine against Microsoft, Nokia's plea for Instagram on Windows Phone 8, and much more.

Running time: 1:49:51

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Tip of the week: Improve your Windows Phone camera with lenses

Lenses, or lens apps, are one of the most interesting advances in Windows Phone 8. These special apps integrate with your smart phone’s camera, giving it new capabilities that don’t require you to hunt and peck around in your app list: Instead, you can access them directly from the camera experience.

Software pick of the week: ModernMix

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Audible pick of the week: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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