Video: Setting up a Netgear R8500 Smart Router

In this video unbox and setup a Netgear R8500 Smart Router. The router is designed for high demand networks with 5.3 Gbps. Up to 1,000 Mbps at 2.4 GHz 1024QAM and up to 2,166 Mbps at 5 GHz 11ac 1024QAM Tri-band Wi-Fi Four active antennas Aggregating Ethernet ports (6 ports)…

Video: Acer Aspire R11 review, traditional laptop with 360 hinge

Another budget device up for review, this is the traditional styled Acer Aspire R11 laptop. While it’s a traditional style device it also has a touch screen and a 360 degree hinge so its not just your bog standard laptop. This is a low cost device that I found on sale…

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Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Redstone 2 build 14905

Welcome to our 2nd Redstone 2 build video for PCs. This video looks at build 14905 for Windows Insiders on the fast ring running on my Surface Pro 3. There aren’t a lot of changes with this build, one nice feature is CTRL O in Microsoft Edge which put the…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2 build 14905

Welcome to our first hands on video with Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2. The build is 14905 and the main changes seems to be a change of notification sound sets, other changes are minor fixes including a in-car Bluetooth fix. In this video I take a look at the new…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #565 – Breaking

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I discuss the release of Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, the first Redstone 2 build for Windows Insiders, Microsoft’s mobile future, movies services, ongoing Surface Pro 3 battery problems and lots more. No show next week so back in a couple…

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Windows 10 Redstone 2 build 14905 release for PC & Mobile

Microsoft have released the 2nd Redstone 2 build to Windows Insiders PCs on the fast ring and the first build Redstone 2 build for Windows 10 Mobile. The new build is 14905 and is rolling out on the fast ring. For Mobile there is a new sound set, improved missed…

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Microsoft investigating OneDrive music metadata editing from Groove

A recent update to Microsoft Groove app finally added the ability to edit music files metadata for local stored files so you can edit song names, artists and other data directly from the app. This is great but if you are like me and have all your music stored in…

Windows 10 14393.82 rolling on the Release Preview ring

Microsoft have released an update for Windows 10 Anniversary Update to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview ring. Cumulative update KB3176932 takes the build to 14393.82 there currently aren’t any release notes but normally the cumulative updates including reliability and performance fixes. It could contain a fix for the SSD…

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update now rolling out

While Windows 10 Anniversary Update starting rollout a couple of weeks ago (and is still doing so) we had to wait a bit longer for Windows 10 Mobile. Windows Insiders have had build 14393 for the few weeks but today Microsoft have started the rollout to Windows 10 Mobile devices (14393.67)…

Microsoft moving to monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

With Windows 10 Microsoft switched to rollup updates so you only had to get the latest update when setting a new machine up whereas the situation with Windows 7 and 8.1 is much more complex with gigabytes of separate updates which is easy to get into a mess with when…

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