TDL Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3 Windows Laptops

The final part of my Christmas gift round up is six great Windows laptops. As I said in part 2 where I looked at Windows tablets some devices like the Surface Pro 4 could go into either section so I decided to put the Surface Pro 4 into this part….

Controlling Plex with Windows Media Center Remotes

Like many users of Plex (or Emby, or the multitude of other media server and library wranglers) I arrived via Microsoft Windows Media Center, a product that was quietly taken around the back of the shed and shot in the head as part of the internal upheavals that occurred at…

TDL Christmas Gift Guide – Part 2 Windows Tablets

In part one of our Christmas gift guide we look at accessories under £100 and in part two I am going to look at six Windows tablets we have reviewed over the last year. There are been some great tablets released this year and some 2 in 1 tablets/convertibles could…

Introducing Fast Ring Spy, a new app for keeping up to date with Windows Insider builds

A few weeks ago I set myself a challenge of developing a new UWP app for Windows 10, so I came up with the idea of an app to keep to date with the latest Windows Insider builds. The idea of the app is to have one place to find…

VLC Windows 10 app updated with improved HD Playback

The Windows 10 version of VLC has been updated for PC and Mobile. The media player app has improved HD video playback, UI improvements and bug fixes. The fixes include better SD card discovery on Windows Mobile, fixes for black screen issues and thumbnail improvements. The improvements include a rewrite…

TP-Link HS110 Smart Wi-Fi Plug

Combined with an Amazon Echo, the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi plug provides a way of automating a home without requiring a master’s degree in integration. Exterior Coming in at a relatively svelte 100mm x 66mm x 77mm, the HS110 is straightforward device to plug into a power socket. It is a…

Amazon Echo Dot (2016 UK Version)

Having launched the full-sized Echo in the UK this year, it makes sense that Amazon would follow it up with its cheaper and smaller sibling, the Dot. Appearance Where the original Echo is more of an appliance targeted at the kitchen, the Dot is clearly designed to lurk unobtrusively in…

TDL Christmas Gift Guide – Part 1 Gadgets under £100

Here at The Digital Lifestyle.com we have reviewed a lot of devices over the last year and many of them would make great Christmas gifts, so I have put together a range of devices that could make great Christmas presents. I will be highlighting some of the best Windows tablets,…

Video: Netgear Nighthawk X4 WiFi Range Extender

In this video I take a look at the premium Nighthawk Wi-Fi range extender from Netgear. Wi-Fi range extenders are designed to fill in Wi-Fi dead spots. They work by you placing the extender towards the edge of your current Wi-Fi range and then it broadcasts a new Wi-Fi network…

Sony SRS-XB2 Bluetooth Water Resistant Speaker

When Meghan Trainor sang “I’m all about that bass”, I suspect she wasn’t actually referring to Sony’s 2016 portable speaker. However, this diminutive green beastie does indeed pack quite a punch. Exterior Weighing in at just shy of half a kilo and measuring 161mm wide by 62mm high and 65mm…

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