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The Digital Lifestyle Show #336–Happy New Year

Welcome to our first show of 2012, Garry and Andrew are both with me to to talk over the weeks news including Airplay features for Google TV, Plex updates, Media Browser, Apple TV running apps, Raspberry PI boards, Commodore 64 turning 30, switching from Windows Media Center to Sky and…

New Windows Phone updates rolling out

Microsoft have started rolling out an update for Windows Phone that is said to includes a fix for the disappearing keyboard issue. There is also a fix for synching with Gmail and a privacy issues. Details from wmpoweruser: It solves a problem of the keyboard on the screen, preventing the…

Next Xbox console to offer DVR features?

We know Microsoft are moving away technology like Media Center and making the Xbox the centre of its digital home so it was interesting to see a patent Microsoft filed for having DVR features embedded in a game console. The features include enabling media to be recorded while the device…

Microsoft talk about Windows 8’s Refresh and Reset features

Even on the best systems every now and then something can go wrong with Windows, a virus or a bad driver can cause problems and the best way is to reset the system either with a clean install, OEM recovery options or restoring a backup. With Windows 8 Microsoft have…

Lenovo launch new Edge Laptops with Thunderbolt

As well as launching their first Ultabook Lenovo have launched a new rage of Edge notebooks with S430 being the first Windows machine with Thunderbolt. No prices for the S430 yet but the E530 and the E535 will be available in May starting at £224   New ThinkPad Edge Laptops…

Lenovo Unveils First ThinkPad Hybrid Laptop and Company’s First Business Ultrabook

Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop and also the ThinkPad T430u ultrabook, the company’s first business ultrabook The ThinkPad T430u ultrabook will be available in August starting price of £545 and the ThinkPad X1 hybrid laptop will be available from Q2 2012 starting price of £1,025. We are going…

UK Windows Media Center guide data problems return

  Back in October there were major problems with the EPG data in Windows Media Center with no data being downloaded and only over the air EPG present in the system. The problem was fixed by Microsoft but it looks like the issue has returned. The issue seems to be…

Roku announces MHL compatible Streaming Stick

Roku have announced their latest device the Roku Streaming Stick. The little device is the size of a USB stick that will plug in to a TV and “transform it into a Smart TV”. The Streaming Stick will have a WiFi, processor, memory and have have access to Roku’s selection…

Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against U.K. Retailer Comet

It’s not looking good for struggling UK retailer Comet. Microsoft today issues legal proceedings against the group for “allegedly creating and selling more than 94,000 sets of counterfeit Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery CDs” and then selling them on to customers. It’s certainly surprising that a big retailer could…

TDL’s CES 2012 Preview

We are just under a week away from Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the biggest trade show in the US. I have been going to CES since 2006 and once again TDL will be there reporting on the news and seeking out interesting gadgets and services. This year…