Microsoft release Windows 10 Creators Update build 15002 for PC

We have the first Windows Insider Fast Ring build of 2017! As we haven’t had a build for a few weeks there are a lot of changes in this release, almost to many to call out! The first change is with Microsoft Edge which gains a couple of new features:…

Putting a Windows 10 Insider Build on a Mac?

Trying out Windows 10 Insider builds from the fast ring is always a little like leaping into a huge pile of autumnal leaves.  It seems like great fun, but you can never be sure if this will be the occasion you find a stinky landmine secreted amongst the golds, yellows…

Windows Holographic powered Intel Project Alloy headsets coming late 2017

Intel has added more details to its Windows Holographic platform augmented reality development “Project Alloy”. According to winbuzzer.com Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich OEMS will create Project Alloy based headsets which will be on sale in the final quarter of 2017. Intel’s platform uses Windows Holographics and is untethered so no…

How to control your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot from Windows 10

[Updated with video guide] I am starting to love my Amazon Dot, I am using it to control my lights and smart plugs, read out the news and play music. When it comes to controlling your Echo or Dot there is an iOS app and there is an app for Android…

More Cortana news as Nissan and BMW bring Microsoft’s assistant to cars

More Cortana news coming out of CES. Nissan and BMW have both announced that they will be adding Microsoft Cortana to their in car systems. BMW will be adding Cortana to provide reminders and other services into BMW Connected services: This means that the voice-controlled capabilities already offered by Microsoft…

Video: Setting up and review of Netgear’s Orbi Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System

Orbi is Netgear’s Tri-Band Mesh home Wifi networking system. It certainly is no normal WiFi access point or router, it is actually a pair of devices one you use as a router/access point and the other one as an extender creating a mesh network for your home or office. The…

Mattel to release a Cortana powered kid’s smart hub

Smart Home assistants are going to be big 2017, Amazon have a head start with Alexa but Microsoft are looking to take them on with 3rd party devices. First we had a teaser of a new Harman Kardon Cortana enabled speaker and yesterday at CES Mattel announced a AI smart…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #583 – Connected Brain

Welcome to the first show of 2017 where we look back at some of predictions for 2016 and see how well we did. We make our predications for 2017, talk about Amazon taking over our homes, the Windows Insider Program, CES 2017 and lots more. Buy our Windows 10 book:…

VLC UWP app updated with 4K playback

There is an updated version of VLC available for Windows 10 from the Windows Store. The new version enables 4k playback of video content on compatible devices so you can enjoy ultra-HD videos via the app. Also in the update media discovery improvements, sound fixes and bug fixes. VLC is…

Microsoft release Windows 10 14393.594 (KB3209835) for Windows Insiders on Release Preview

We don’t have new Windows 10 build for Windows Insiders just yet but Microsoft have just released a cumulative update to Windows 10 for Insiders on the Release Preview ring. Update KB3209835 takes the OS to 14393.594 and so far Microsoft haven’t published any released notes. After installing you will…

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