MediaPortal 2 – Alpha 1 Autumn release

The MediaPortal development team have announced Alpha 1 Autumn release of MediaPortal 2. The new build has new plugins in the form of a News, Party Music and utilities plugin. The Skin has been updated and there are some interesting new features including support for Windows Media CenterTV formats (DVR-MS…

Video: Using DVBLink to watch live TV on a Microsoft Surface

The Microsoft Surface runs on Windows RT and it’s not possible to get Windows Media Center to work on RT. So if you want to watch live TV on the Surface you can stream from sites like BBC iPlayer or with DVBLink use your existing Windows Media Center to stream…

Netflix for Windows Store updated

If you watch movies on a Microsoft Surface there are not that many options other than converting DVDs to something Windows RT will play like mp4 (there is no mpeg2 support) but if you are a Netflix subscriber there is a nice Netflix app in the Windows Store. Netflix have…

Google Music online matching available in the UK

This Google have enabled Google Music matching for users in the UK. The service works like iTunes Match it scans your music collection and makes them available online for streaming or downloading. You download a program from Google Music that will then upload your music from Windows Media Player, iTunes,…

SkyDrive for Android updated

Yesterday Microsoft announced improvements to SkyDrive including being able to select folders to sync. Also announced is an update to the Android SkyDrive app which I have just installed. The update enables uploading of files to SkyDrive from an SD card and new options for photo upload/download. You can find…

Android 4.2 update for the Nexus 7

Google have rolled out Android 4.2 for the Nexus 7. My device got the update last night and the first thing I noticed was the new lock screen which you can add widgets to the start screen, you can add email and calendar widgets and hopefully more will be available…

Microsoft add selected folder syncing to SkyDrive

For the last few years I have been a DropBox user but since I have started using the Surface and Windows Phone 8 I have been using SkyDrive to sync content between devices but the all or nothing nature of SkyDrive syncing meant that I haven’t used it on my…

Skype 4.1 for Linux released, adds Microsoft account support

Skype have released version 4.1 of the Linux version of the Skype client. This version follows the Windows and Mac version with Microsoft account sign in and you can instant message with Messenger contacts. Download from Skype.com

XBMC 12.0 Frodo Beta 1 released

The XBMC team have beta 1 of XBMC 12 Frodo ready for download. Version 12 of XBMC has the new HD audio engine, Live TV and PVR support, 64bit support in OSX, adds support for Raspberry Pi and basic support for Android. You can download the beta from xbmc.org Here…

TunerFree MCE coming to the Windows Store

One of the most popular addins for Windows Media Center is TunerFreeMCE, the addin enables watching of on-demand TV and Radio in Media Center without the need of a Tuner. Martin Millmore the developer of TunerFreeMCE is bringing the renamed TunerFree app to the Windows Store, both Windows 8 and…

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