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OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 released with Bluetooth audio support

The OpenELEC team released the first beta of OpenELEC 7.0 the embedded version of Kodi. This release has support for Bluetooth audio which can be enabled via OpenELEC settings which means if your hardware supports it you can use OpenELEC with Bluetooth speakers or headphones. OpenELEC bumps up Kodi to…

Video: Hands on with Window 10 Redstone build 14291 including Edge extensions

To go with a new Mobile build yesterday Microsoft also released a PC version of Windows 10 build 14291 for Windows Insiders. This build introduces some interesting new features including extensions for Microsoft Edge which adds new features to the browser. In this video I take a look Edge extensions…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Mobile Redstone build 14291

Yesterday Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 users which is based on the current Windows 10 November 2015 release (Threshold 2). For Windows Insiders Microsoft also released a new Redstone build of Window 10 Mobile. Build 14291 features a new map app which includes tabs for…

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Microsoft release Windows 10 Build 14291 for PC and phone

Microsoft had a busy day yesterday first releasing Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 devices and then releasing a new Redstone PC build and Redstone phone build. Build 14291 for the PC is the first pubic build to support extensions for Microsoft Edge. With extensions in Edge you can…

Redstone coming to all phones on Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview but removes some devices

Today Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to a selected list of Windows Phone 8.1 devices (Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, MCJ Madosma Q501). This…

The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade rollout begins

Last October Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile on new devices like the Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550 but for existing Windows Phone 8.1 users they had to either get preview builds via the Windows Insider Program or wait. Today the wait is over as Microsoft have started rolling out…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #543 – Not HERE

This week on the show Garry and I discuss whether the removal of the HERE maps apps from Windows 10 Mobile is a big blow for the platform or a storm in a tea cup. We also talk about the Spotify non-story, new Windows 10 Mobile builds, Microsoft Band updates,…

Windows app to come to the Xbox this summer

Since the launch of Windows 10 Microsoft have been promising that Windows 10 aps will come to the Xbox One but up to now there have been no time frame. We are probably going to get more details about the plans at Microsoft’s Build conference in a couple of weeks…

Video: Dell XPS 15 review

Over the last month I have been using a Dell XPS 15 as my main machine (see my initial unboxing) replacing my music production / podcasting setup. As I have been using it for a while I thought I would document my thoughts. Physical design The first thing you notice…

Emby Theater for Xbox One now available

The Windows Store hasn’t arrived on the Xbox One just yet but you can still experience the new Emby Theater app via Microsoft Edge browser on the console. You can open tv.emby.media from the Edge browser on the Xbox One and then you get an optimised version of media centre…

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