New video driver for Surface Pro 2 and 3 users running Windows 10 Build 9926

Good news for Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 owners running Windows 10 Technical Preview, there is a new video driver available from Microsoft that will improve the stability of the OS. The update is available via Windows Update and is a new Intel graphics driver for the Surface…

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Windows Phone and Android updated with TV support for more countries

Microsoft have updated the Xbox One SmartGlass apps adding support for TV features to additional markets. The SmatGlass app now can stream live TV from an Xbox One Digital TV tuner in Australia, the tuner is due to be released on a few weeks. Also OneGuide is now available for…

VLC for Windows Phone updated again with better FLAC support

Once again the beta version of VLC for Windows Phone has been updated and this time developer Thomas Nigro says there are around 40 bug files and changes in the new release and he says it includes a fix so you can play an entire album of FLAC files. You…

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Fancy a 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablet? How about £49 for a Toshiba Encore Mini

I love my little Linx 7 Windows 8.1 tablet, its light and 7 inch is a great size for browsing the web and catching up with Twitter (see my review). If you don’t want to pay £79 for a tablet how about £49? The Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C-100 is a…

XBMC/Kodi for the 2nd gen Apple TV to be discontinued

A few years ago one of my main system for consuming media on was my 2nd gen Apple TV with XBMC on it via ATVFlash but over time that has been replaced by Plex and Media Browser on my various devices. The Kodi team have announced that they are dropping…

Xbox Music for Windows Phone updated addressing top customer issues

The Xbox Music app for Windows Phone has been updating addressing some of the top customer issues. There are fixes for unexpected app exists (ie crashes), fixes for downloading issues and fixes for playback problems. Via Xbox User Voice January 28, 2015 A new release is available today for the…

Microsoft release Outlook Preview for Android and iOS

Microsoft have released a preview of Outlook for Android and iOS bringing Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, iCloud and Gmail support. The app has which is based on the Acompli app that Microsoft acquired last year has some nice features like a “Focus” view that highlights important emails and actions like swipe…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #485 – Windows 10, Keynotes and Hololens!

Welcome to this week’s podcast and do we have a pack show for you! We reflect on last week’s Microsoft keynote and talk about the new features of Windows 10. We discus installing the new build and talk about Hololens. Do we like the new start menu? What about Action…

Microsoft release update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft have issued an update for the January Preview Release of Windows 10. The update fixes a number issues with the 9926 build and includes fixes to extend battery life, fixes delays when opening Internet Explorer, fixes for VM issues and XBOX Live signing in issues. There is no fix…

Xbox One OneGuide rolling out to Australia with the Digital TV Tuner now available for pre-order

Microsoft have are now taking pre-orders for the Xbox One digital TV tuner in Australia and the Xbox OneGuide is now available to Aussie users on the Xbox One Preview program. Back in October I got the tuner for the Xbox One and was impressed with the TV features. You…