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XBMC 11.0–June Cycle details and July builds ready for the brave

Last month XBMC moved to a monthly development cycle and yesterday on the XBMC blog they detailed some of changes in the June Cycle. For me the main change is the support of Airplay when running XBMC under Windows (OSX was already supported). In the blog post they also mention…

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SkyDrive desktop app updated and gets a new logo

Microsoft are continuing to roll out changes to the SkyDrive service in the run up to Windows 8 launching, the latest is improved notifications. When you click on the SkyDrive icon in the system tray you get details of when SkyDrive last synced and if its up to date. Also…

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Faster Raspberry Pi image on the way

One of the drawbacks with the Raspberry Pi is that the standard Debian image can be a little slow (but for less than £30 its still amazing). The good news is that there is a new image on the way that it is an optimised port of Debian on the…

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aTV Flash (black) 1.7 released, adds trakt.tv

Firecore have released aTVFlash 1.7 for the 2nd gen Apple TV. As well as a long list of fixes and new features Firecore have added trakt.tv integration. Trakt.tv is a service that tracks the movies and TV shows you watch and then provides recommendations for related content.  Firecore also say…

Kingsley WTV Converter updated

Kingsley WTV Converter is an tool for converting WTV files it to various formats including, mp4, mkv and mpeg4 files. It has batch or single modes, watched folders and timer modes. There is an update available today of the app. The application has been updated to work with all editions…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #362–RIP Home Server

Welcome to show number 362. Garry and I are joined by the chat room to discuss the end of the road for Windows Home Server and talk about what the alternatives could be, we talk about the open sourcing of Remote Potato, Windows 8 RTM dates, Home Server tips, Raspberry…

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Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials available for download

Windows Home Server may be no more and Windows Small Business Server Essentials may be dead but you can try it’s Windows Server 2012 equivalent. Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials is the replacement for SBS Essentials and you can give the beta a try via the 4GB download Microsoft have…

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Starbucks Android app rolled out to the UK

Not something I would normally write a post about but I do like my coffee, the Starbucks Android app now works in the UK. You can use the app for mobile payments, it has a store locator and you can check and reload your account. Plus there is a  widget…

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Currys Christmas list revels “Mystery Apple product” and Kindle File coming to the UK

Currys / PC Worlds Christmas List Press Released seems to have caused a stir today by reveling a “mystery” product coming from Apple that they expect to make number 4 in 10 top list of tech gifts this coming Christmas. There is no price or other details but Currys say…

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Microsoft talk about File History in Windows 8

In another mammoth post on the Building Windows 8 Blog Microsoft talk about the File History feature in Windows 8. In Windows 7 there was Previous Versions but in Windows 8 there is the new much improved system called File History. File History keeps a copy of changes to a…

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