Turn your Microsoft Band into a Torch with Torch for Band

Every device needs a flashlight app and now the Microsoft Band has its very own app. Torch for Band is a very simple app, it just adds an icon to the Band and when you press it the Band lights up, very handy in an emergency. The app is free…

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Microsoft talk about compressed files system in Windows 10

With Windows 8.1 Microsoft added compressed installation of Windows enabling OEMs to free up more space which is very important on small tablets that ship with small hard drives. In a post on the Windows Blog Microsoft have explained how they are going to achieve disk saving with Windows 10….

Microsoft Lumia 435 review, a great little phone on a budget

One thing is for sure is that Microsoft are not short of low end phones at the moment. Since the transition from Nokia to Microsoft there hasn’t been a flagship Lumia but what there has been is a good selection of low end budget phones. The Lumia 435 is the…

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Crack the whip with Sound Band for the Microsoft Band

Since Microsoft opened up the SDK for the Microsoft Band developers have been playing with the SDK coming up with app ideas. The latest one I have come across is called Sound Band which fires off sound effects via motion of the Microsoft Band. Currently it just simulates cracking a…

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OpenELEC 5.0.6 released

OpenELEC the embedded version of XMBC/Kodi has been updated hitting version 5.0.6. This release includes the latest version of Kodi, an updated version of Linux for the Raspberry Pi and many other fixes (see the list below). With OpenELEC you can turn a PC or Raspberry Pi into a Media…

Video: Netgear Powerline 500 (XAVB5421) review. Fast data transfer over power lines

If you can’t run Ethernet around your home and WiFi isn’t option there is Ethernet over powerlines. The idea is simple you connect one adapter up to your router and plug it into a mains socket and then the other adapter can be plugged anywhere in your house on the…

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Send2Band enables sending of notes to the Microsoft Band via Cortana for the UK

Send2Band is a great app for the Microsoft Band then enables you to send short notes to your Band. Last week the app was updated adding Cortana integration so you could say to Cortana “Send to Band” and then dictate a note that would be sent to the Band. The…

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Kodi 14.2 Helix Release Candidate available for download

The release candidate of Kodi 14.2 Helix is available for testing. The new version of Kodi (formally known as XBMC) is primarily about stability and this release has lots of fixes in it including application handing issues with Windows. Main fixes: * Fix: Application stopped responding on Windows * Fix:…

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No new Windows 10 build today but releases will be coming faster

Head of the Windows Insider’s program Gabe Aul has confirmed today that there will be no new Windows 10 build for Insiders today. On Twitter he said that they will be moving faster releases and that if you want a lower risk you should switch to the Slow ring. They…

Pimp My Band, Band Sensor Monitor, Clear My Band and Find My Band for Microsoft Band updated today

It has been a busy day for 3rd party Microsoft Band apps with four apps getting updates (plus Me tiles which was updated yesterday). Pimp My Band has added Bing picture of the day to the app so you can have it download todays Bing image, it doesn’t automatically sync…

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