XBian 0.8.2 for the Raspberry Pi released

There is a new version of Xbian for the Raspberry Pi available. 0.8.2 includes a new build of XBMC with PVR and Airplay support as well as CEC 2.0 Get the download and more details at xbian.org Any readers given this distribution a try yet? XBian 0.8.2 – 13/10/2012 Added…

Google Nexus 7 gets Android 4.1.2

My Google Nexus 7 just got an update to Android 4.1.2. The update doesn’t seem to have that many changes the main one being a landscape mode. You can now unlocked the Nexus and launch apps from landscape mode, I really like the landscape mode so this is a nice…

Windows 8 pricing and packaging revealed, no Media Center Pack details yet (updated)

Today Windows 8 is available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk. There is the £49.99 Windows Pro Upgrade Edition and hilariously the N Version which is the same but without Window Media Player is priced at £189.99! The upgrade pack to go from Windows 8 Standard Edition to Windows 8 Pro is…

Twonky Beam for iOS updated

Twonky Beam is a browser app that enables you to send videos embedded in web sites (Twonky call it beaming) from an iOS device to a DLNA or Airplay device. Yesterday version 3.2.1 was released and it has some nice improvements including UI changes and playback fixes, details from Twonky:…

OpenELEC 2.0 Release Candidate 2 released

The OpenELEC team are getting closer to the finished version of OpenELEC 2.0 with the issue of Release Candidate 2 of the embedded Linux based XBMC platform. This build fixes problems with the auto-updator, fixe Airplay and CES issues. OpenELEC 2.0 includes lots of new features since 1.0 like PVR support,…

5th beta of VLC for Android released

The VLC team have released another beta of the VLC app for Android. This new version has an improved tablet friendly UI as well as stability improvements. Also added is support for Tegra2 and Intel chips. You can get the free app from Google Play:   What’s in this version:…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #374–T’ipad

It’s show 374 and this week Jason Coombes and I are joined by Daniel Vieira to talk over the weeks new. We talk about Ceton killing off the Q Media Center system, Windows Server Essentials 2012, new Harmony remotes, iPlayer, new builds of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi, Google Play…

Ceton announce Echo Windows Media Center Extender details

While Ceton may be putting the Q Media Center project on hold for the time being their Windows Media Center Extender device is getting close to release. Today Ceton have announced the details of the new Ceton Echo extender that is due to go in to beta. I last saw…

Another update for Raspmbc

Sam Nazarko continues to develop Raspmbc (an XBMC distro for the Raspberry Pi), there was an update last week and today another one has arrived. This update which should be installed automatically and has a kernel update which adds IPV6 and VPN features, a newer build of XBMC and there are…

XBMC September cycle adds PVR and Raspberry Pi support

On the XBMC blog they have highlighted some of the new features in September cycle of XBMC. The main addition is PVR support, this means that XBMC has tuner support, EPG viewing and recording scheduling via addons like TVHeadend and MediaPortal. Also added is Raspberry Pi support in to mainline…

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