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Kodi 14.2 Helix final version released

The final version of Kodi 14.2 Helix (FKA XBMC) has been released. This is the last stable release of 14.2 as the project moves to version 15 code name “Isengard”. The release is about stability and contains mainly bug fixes. You can read the full release notes and grab the new build…

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Microsoft confirm the next release of Windows 10 for phones will support majority of Lumia devices

Last month Microsoft released a preview of Windows 10 for phones with only a small set of Lumia devices supported. This was partly due to something called “partition stitching” where storage on the phone could be dynamically resized during the upgrade process which was required to upgrade most Windows Phones….

Second Xbox One April System Update rolling out

This week Microsoft are rolling out the second part of the of the April update for Xbox One owners on the preview program. The update has voice message support, new party chat servers and improvements to the What’s On section. With voice messages you can compose and playback audio messages…

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Microsoft release lock screen fix for Window 10 (KB3050653), doesn’t fix the tablet sign-in issue

Yesterday Microsoft released a patch for Windows 10 that fixes a lock screen bug that was preventing users from signing into Windows. KB3050653 fixes a bug where the user name and password box are not on the sign-in screen which is a bit of an issue when you trying to…

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Microsoft release major firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft have released a major firmware for the Surface Pro 3 that enables device configurations options, boot options and improved firmware update process. Responding to customer requests Microsoft in the Surface Pro 3 UEFI update (v3.11.760.0) Microsoft have enabled modifications of the boot process so the Surface can boot from…

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Which Microsoft Band apps are available for Android?

One of the great thing about the Microsoft Band is that it doesn’t tie you to one mobile platform. The app that handles data syncing between the Band and the Internet is Microsoft’s Health app which is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Last month Microsoft released an SDK…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #493 – Listen To Us

Welcome to the podcast 493 and this week Jason, Garry and I talk Windows 10 and Microsoft’s progress with the new OS. We talked about our trials getting the new build installed and we boldly predict that build 10041 will not be released on the slow ring just as Microsoft…

SDK for the Microsoft Band now available for iOS

Last month Microsoft released an SDK for developers to come up with Microsoft Band apps, the SDK was released for Android and Windows Phone with iOS support “coming soon”. Today Microsoft have made available for iOS version of the SDK so developers can write apps for the Microsoft Band that…

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Me Tiles for the Microsoft Band now enables you to share your background with other Band users

One of the great customising apps for the Microsoft Band is called Me Tiles and it has just been updated enabling you to share custom backgrounds. With the app can upload an image from your phone to the Microsoft Band and then upload it to the cloud so other app…

Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 updated with better OneDrive integration

With OneDrive now being able to store your music collection in the cloud the Xbox Music app has been updated to improve the link between the services. When you select a playlist to keep offline it will automatically download all streaming tracks to your phone whether they be from Music…