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The Digital Lifestyle Show #358–Fiddling With Star Wars

Welcome to show number 358 a packed show looking at Apple’s WWDC announcements including new MacBooks, iOS  6, Mountain Lion and the new Retina MacBook Pro. It’s not all just Apple, we talk Raspberry Pi and BBC iPlayer, Windows 8, Amazon’s Cloud streaming and whether streaming services can challenge providers…

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My Xbox Live for iPhone update adds Xbox control options

Microsoft have updated the iOS version of the My Xbox Live app to version 1.5 and for the iPhone it adds the ability to connect and control your Xbox 360. You can use it as a remote control and to discover content. For some strange reason the iPad version of…

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My Xbox Live app for Android launched

Microsoft have released an Android version of the My Xbox Live companion app. The app is very much like the old iOS version where you can view your avatar, achievements, send and receive messages and edit your profile. It’s great to see Microsoft going cross platform with the Xbox apps…

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Ford release Focus Electric’s Dedicated App – MyFord Mobile

Ford have launched a dedicated iOS app for the Ford Focus Electric range of vehicles. With the app you can see the current charge and mileage range and plan your trips around charging locations. I love the idea of an app that links in with my car and with an electric…

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Kindle for Android updated to v3.6.0

Amazon have pushed out an update to the Kindle app for Android. Version 3.6.0 seems to be about updates for tablet users with customizations for the reading experience, plus there are bug fixes. The app is free from Google Play What’s in this version: 3.6.0: •Tablet users: customize your reading…

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Xbox 360 update due next week

It looks like there is an update coming to the Xbox 360 next week. Microsoft’s Larry Hryb said on twitter that the Spring update is rolling out next week and a few will get it this week. The update is said to contain background changes for the platform is readiness…

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Apple breakdown iOS feature support on the iPad and iPhone

When iOS 6 was announced yesterday I was surprised that the latest OS was supported on the iPhone 3GS but not on the original iPad. It seemed to good to be true and it looks like thats the case. In a footnote on the bottom of an iOS 6 page…

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Amazon Cloud Player App available for iPhone & iPod touch

Amazon have announced the Amazon Cloud Player app for iOS which will enable streaming or downloading of music from your music uploaded to Amazon’s Cloud Player. Amazon’s Cloud Player already works with the Kindle Fire, Android devices and a PC/Mac. The app is free from iTunes for US users, there…

Project: BBC iPlayer server for the Raspberry Pi

Last week when I wrote about the BBC iPlayer addin for the the Raspberry Piand I got it working on the standard Debian build with VLC Player which was ok for testing but playback performance pretty poor. So I thought what would be a more useful project if the Raspberry…

Apple updates iPhoto to version 9.3

As well as iTunes being updated iPhoto is getting an update. The 9.3 update rolls in at 630mb and supports Aperture 3.3 and AVCHD.   What’s New in Version 9.3 • iPhoto can now open libraries from Aperture 3.3 or later • AVCHD video is now supported • The Description…

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