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Emby for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 updated

Emby is one of my favorite systems for listening to music and watching videos on all my devices and the Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 version has just been updated. The release notes say that the app now supports native MKV and Flac playback on Windows 10 so no transcoding…

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Microsoft update the Groove app for Windows 10 with new features for mobile

Microsoft have updated the Windows 10 version of the Groove app (their music solution). The desktop version of Groove just has minor fixes and improvements but the mobile version has quite a few changes. The mobile version has a new first run view which highlights features of the app as…

BBC iPlayer Radio for Android adds night clock and wake up alarm

The BBC have updated the Android version of the BBC iPlayer Radio app adding a couple of features back to the app. You can now use the app as a night clock and a wake up alarm so you can do to sleep with the app and the have it…

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Kodi 15.1 Isengard released

Kodi 15.1 codenamed Isengard has been released. This is a maintenance release of the media OS with no new features but a lot of bug fixes included. You can read the full release notes on kodi.tv and here are the fixes included in the release: • Flush renderbuffers when flushing…

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Is Microsoft killing off DLNA support with Windows 10?

With Windows 10 Microsoft made many changes to the DLNA features of Windows (see my documentation of the changes) including removing support for it in many places. With Windows 7 it was Windows Media Player that was the main media player which has excellent DLNA support. You can stream from…

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Emby for Android TV and Fire TV gets VLC player and interface improvements

The Emby (Media Browser) team have announced that included in the next Emby for Android update is a revamped player based on VLC ( the previous release introduced LibVLC) . Having the video player based on the popular media player means less transcoding on the server is needed and it…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 mobile build 10512

Last night we got a new build of Windows 10 for mobile devices, it has been around a month since the last release and now we have build 10512. The new build feels a lot faster than the previous release, my test Lumia 630 certainly runs cooler than it did…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #512 – Films and Telly

Welcome to podcast #512 where we start with Windows 10 mobile and talk about the state of the mobile OS. We talk running Android apps on Windows 10, we talk about the uptake of Windows 10, the update coming to Windows RT, media streaming with Windows 10, Plex and lots…

Microsoft release Windows 10 mobile 10512 for Windows Insiders

At the beginning of July Microsoft released 10166 of Windows 10 mobile and since then we haven’t had anything for the phone as Microsoft have been focusing on the desktop release. Now that Windows 10 is out for the PC they are refocusing on mobile. Today Microsoft have released build…

Review: Alcatel Onetouch smart watch

The last couple of years has seen the rise of wearables with the launch of Android Wear, the Microsoft Band and the Apple Watch but it is not all expensive devices. The Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch is a £99 watch that brings notifications and health monitoring to the wrist. The Onetouch…

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