Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 update adds MKV support

With Windows 10 Microsoft have added support for the MKV video container so you can play MKV files out of the box without having to download any extra software. Windows 8.1 doesn’t support it but Microsoft have just added support for MKV files in the Xbox Video app for Windows…

VLC for Windows Phone Beta updated, now with audio

VLC for Windows Phone has been updated and it fixes the broken audio issue. You can play music or videos that are stored on the SD card or on the phone and you can browse the SD card. Video playback worked great with my tests, I know some people have…

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DVBLink v5.1 released – adds Synology DSM5.1 compatibility and DVBLink TV Adviser

DVBLogic have released version 5.1 of the DVBLink suite of products. The new release has support extra device firmware including Synology DSM5.1, Netgear 6.2.0 and ASUSTOR ADM2.3, “avoton” and “comcerto2k” Synology platforms. Also new is DVBLink TV Adviser which is a personalized TV recommendations system. There are two versions, one…

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MadeForMediaCenter.com is closing down

When Windows Vista was launched there was a chance that Microsoft may add some kind of app store to Windows Media Center that would support the 3rd party Media Center ecosystems, but that never happened and so I looked at coming up with a solution. Together with Media Center developer…

Windows Phone 8.1 updated for the Developer Preview program

Microsoft have released an update to Windows Phone 8.1 for devices on the developer preview program. The update started rolling out last night and was installed automatically on my Lumia 1520. It takes the build number up to 14219 and there are no release notes but it probably adds support…

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Microsoft Band back in stock in US Microsoft Retail Stores

I love my Microsoft Band, it has to be one of my favourite gadgets of 2014 but getting hold of one of them is not easy. I imported my Band from the US via the Microsoft Online Store but since the initial launch they have been out of stock. There…

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Video Conferencing Best Productive Tool for Entrepreneurs

  As an entrepreneur, you know that human resources are some of the biggest resources that you can draw upon as you start your business. Learning to use the best tools for productivity give you a leg up on the competition, save money, save time, and help your staff reduce…

BBC iPlayer for Android gets 30 days catchup

The BBC have released an update to the Android BBC iPlayer app that extends the catchup window to 30 days. The BBC recently extended the time programmes are available to watch after broadcast from 7 days to 30 days and the Android app now has this option. You can also…

Skype for Windows Phone updated

Skype have updated the Windows Phone version for the Skype app to version 2.25.0.111. This version has faster message syncing, you can remove individual chat messages and photos or clear the whole chat history from your device. There is a new high contrast, dark mode. There is also improvements to groups and…

VLC for Windows Phone Beta has arrived

The ongoing saga to bring VLC to modern Windows continues as Microsoft have finally approved VLC for Windows Phone Beta. VLC is a fantastic all in one media player and has been available for other platforms for some time, it’s available for Intel versions of Windows 8.1 and is coming…