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Xbox Music app on Android updated and becomes Groove

With Windows 10 Microsoft has rebranded its Xbox Music service on Windows to Groove and now it has started rebranding the Xbox Music app on other platforms. The Android version has been updated with the new Groove name (not Groove Music) plus the app has a new dark look to…

Groove Music now in Beta on Sonos

Sonos have announced that Microsoft’s Groove Music service is now available on Sonos as a music source. You will now be able play your Groove music collection including OneDrive stored content on a Sonos device. Here are the detailsSon: Microsoft has introduced its new streaming music service Groove and we…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #510 – Windows 10 Launch Week

This week is the launch of Windows 10 as millions of users download the new OS. Jason, Garry and I talk about the launch and what the upgrade experience will be like. We also talk about Jason’s exploits trying to fix a broken Windows 10 install, we talk DLNA, tablet…

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How to stream videos from Windows 10 to DLNA devices

As I pointed out in my guide to DLNA changes in Windows 10 one of the many changes with Windows 10 is the implementation of network streaming. With Windows 8.1 it was called Play To and it actually used DLNA/UPnP in the background. With Windows 8.1 you could use the…

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Windows 10 is here!

Today is Windows 10 release day with millions of people installing Windows 10 via the Get Windows 10 tool and via MSDN downloads. The background download process on my Surface Pro 3 started last week and completed this morning and is ready to go as it will be for millions…

Video: Using Windows 10 on a small tablet, what has changed from Windows 8.1?

Windows 10 brings back many familiar features back to Windows including a redesigned start menu for desktop users but what about tablet users? Windows 8.1 was already pretty good for small tablets, the full screen interface worked well with touch and the gestures where easy to use. Windows 10 enhances…

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Windows 10 upgrade starts downloading for reserved systems

Tomorrow Microsoft will launch Windows 10 and with potentially millions of people reserving there copy of the new OS it looks like Microsoft have started downloading the update to machines ahead of the launch. I noticed my Surface Pro 3 has a lot of network activity this morning and it…

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How to change your network location to Private in Windows 10

Since Windows 7 the OS has had the concept of Public and Private network locations designed help protect Windows when on a public network. With Windows in a public network you can’t browse other devices, other devices can’t see your PC on the network and you can’t connect to DLNA…

Quick Review: Acer B236HL monitor

Laptops and tablets are great when you are out and about but back at my desk I like having a 2nd monitor. The monitor I am using on my desk right now is the new Acer B236HDL which is a 23 inch display running at 1920 x 1080. The monitor…

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What has changed with DLNA/Media Streaming between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

With Windows 10 Microsoft have made changes to media streaming DLNA/UPnP features of Windows and not all of them for the better. The main change is the removal of DLNA features from the Groove Music app (which was called Xbox Music on Windows 8.1). With Windows 8.1 you could use…

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