OpenELEC 5.0.1 released with support for the new Raspberry Pi 2

OpenELEC the embedded distribution of Kodi/XMBC has been updated adding support for the Raspberry Pi 2. The update includes the latest version of Kodi, updated Kernel and a lot of other changes (see below) enabling OpenELEC to work on the new Raspberry Pi. With OpenELEC you can turn a PC…

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Last Windows RT device standing the Lumia 2520 goes out of production

Last week Microsoft confirmed that the ARM powered Surface 2 had gone out of production and that Windows RT devices wouldn’t get a full Windows 10 upgrade and it looks like the only other Windows RT powered device has been discontinued. Dutch site pcmweb.nl reports that Microsoft has already ended…

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Raspberry Pi 2 will run Windows Universal apps but not the Windows 10 shell

The announcement of the new Raspberry Pi 2 was particularly interesting for me as the Raspberry Pi foundation and Microsoft said that it would run Windows 10 via its Internet of Things program (and be free for makers). In the announcements Microsoft didn’t go into specifics as to what you…

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Kodi 14.1 Helix released

There a new release of Kodi (formally known as XBMC) ready for your media system. Kodi 14.1 is a maintenance release without major new features but it has plenty of fixes. Below are the list of fixes and you can grab the download from the Kodi download page. Fix incorrect…

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Raspberry Pi 2 on sale and it will run Windows 10, for free

Today the Raspberry Pi foundation has announced a retail availability of the Raspberry Pi 2, a new faster Pi that has 6x the performance of the old device, double the memory with an ARMv7 processor. Priced at £30 the board is going to be great for enthusiasts. For my point…

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Time for Kodi Helix, time for a new skin?–Part1

I’ve recently been testing Kodi version 14 aka Helix (formally XBMC) on my test PC and I’ve been searching for a new skin to replace Aeon MQ5 which I have been using for a few years now. Aeon MQ are great fully featured skins with all the bells and whistles…

The Internet on the go: Netgear AirCard 785 Mobile Hotspot Review

  When you are out and about you probably want to stay connected, you can use WiFi at places like Starbucks and other public hotspots but these can be unsecure and not have the best connection speeds so the best option is to have your own solution and use mobile data. The Netgear…

Xbox Music for Windows Phone update fixes app startup issues

Last week Microsoft release an update for the Windows Phone Xbox Music app that address a number of issues report by users. Unfortunately the update also introduces a bug preventing the app starting up on some phones. Microsoft have just issues an update to the app that fixes that issues…

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Plex for Windows Phone and Windows updated

The Windows and Windows Phone version of Plex have had another update this time with no new features but plenty of fixes. Version 1.8.0.4 on Windows fixes display issues, syncing issues and changes to the UI. On Windows Phone there is a fix for issues with the avatar, fixes to…

Plex discontinuing support for Windows Phone 8, 8.1 required as they switch to a universal app

Plex is a great cross platform media system and they have been very good at supporting Windows and Windows Phone. Plex have announced they are moving to a universal app model bringing the Windows and Windows Phone apps together (currently they are linked so you only have to pay once)….