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Get recurring alarms on your Microsoft Band Alarm with a new Android app

The alarm on the Microsoft Band is very handy but it has one major flaw if you are going to use it as a wake up alarm, you have to set the alarm each day as there is no recurring option. There is a new Microsoft Band app for Android…

New UV app for the Microsoft Band helps prevent sunburn

The Microsoft Band has a UI sensor built into and the tile will tell you how long you can safely stay in the sun for with the current UV levels. This is ok but it doesn’t take into account many of the factors that can affect how fast your will…

Video: A quick look at Windows 10 Tech Preview 10061

Yesterday Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. Build 10061 includes the new mail and calendar apps, improvements to the tablet experiences and the task switcher. It also seems a lot more stable than the previous release. You can read the full…

VLC for Windows Phone updated with improved UI

The Windows Phone version of VLC Player has been updated with developer Thomas Nigro saying this release has faster rendering and a responsive design so the display is optimized for the screen size of the device. There are a lot of little UI changes that make the app work a…

Windows 10 Build 10061 released

Microsoft have released a new build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. Build 10061 for desktops has new features, fixes some issues with the last build and comes with its own issues. New in this build is are the new Mail and Calendar apps. The mail…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #497 – Windows 10 Worries

Welcome to this week’s podcast where we start the show discussing Windows 10 build quality and whether Microsoft can really make the rumoured July release date. We once again speculate about when we will get the next build (with a phone being released just after recording the show and a…

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Xbox One Preview adds Miracast support for picture and video streaming to the Xbox One

Microsoft have announced the features coming to the Xbox One Preview program this month. One of the most interesting features is wireless streaming of pictures and videos to the Xbox One from the Windows, Windows Phone and Android. Miracast is the protocol behind the system which should mean you can…

Microsoft Health app to work with phone sensors and new dashboard features coming

Today Microsoft have announced a range of improvements to its Microsoft Health platform and Microsoft Band. The Microsoft Health app will be able it to track daily steps and calories from sensors on Android, iPhone and Windows Phones devices. Currently the Microsoft Health app only works with the Microsoft Band…

Lumia 735 review, the selfie phone with high end features

When I reviewed the Lumia 435 I noted that Microsoft are not short of budget phones and I was impressed with the value for money you got with the little Lumia. The Lumia 735 is slightly higher up the Lumia range, sitting above the 635 and below the 835, where…

Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 update adds extra sync options

The Xbox Music team are working on the new Music app for Windows 10 but they are also still updated the current Windows 8.1 version. The latest update 2.6.677.0 for Windows Phone now gives you the ability to remove items from the Recent plays and at last they have introduced…