Category Archives: News

AllCast for Android update improves transcoding

AllCast is a great app for sending content on your network to a DLNA or Chromecast device and it has just been updated again. The update fixes transcoding or a wide range of devices including…

August Firmware for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro and Surface RT

Microsoft have released the August update for some of the Surface range of devices. The Surface Pro 3, Surface RT and Surface Pro get the updates, the Surface Pro 2…

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Slice – A XBMC/Raspberry Pi based Media Player Kickstarter project

The Raspberry Pi makes a great media device, since its launch I have been using my Pi as a Media Center running XBMC and had it streaming movies, music and…

Microsoft expand the Xbox One’s media capabilities: DLNA, TV streaming and boot to TV

The initial promise of the Xbox One was an all in one console that brought gaming and entrainment features together into one box. At launch the media features were somewhat…

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Media Browser Server 3.0.5336 Beta released

There is a new version of the Media Browser Server available for downloading. The new version has the ability to create playlists in the Media Browser web client, improved DLNA…

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Kodi 14.0 Helix (was XBMC) Alpha 2 released

There is a new version of the open source media center application XBMC (which is now called Kodi) available for testing. The development team say Kodi 14.0 “Helix” will be…

Video: HooToo 4 Port Charging Station with OTG

Whenever I come to put my devices on charge I always end up running out of sockets. My kids have their devices plugged in, my wife has her phone and…

BubbleUPnP the DLNA/Chromecast for Android updated

BubbleUPnP the DLNA and Chromecasting app for Android has been updated once again. The app has a new grid view of albums, videos and images as well as a folder for local media…

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XBMC 13.2 Gotham Release Candidate

After three beta releases the XBMC team have announce the Release Candidate of XBMC 13.2 (Gotham). XBMC 13 will be the last version called XBMC before it gets renamed Kodi…

Xbox Music for Windows Phone updated with improved performance and Kid’s Corner support

Microsoft have delivered the promised update for the Windows Phone version of Xbox Music. Version 2.6.186 of the app has been given an overhaul and is much faster than before,…