Xbox Music for Windows Phone picks up an update

The Xbox Music team are busy working on the new version for Windows 10 PCs and phones but they are still working on the Windows Phone 8.1 version. The Phone version has just been updated with “minor fixes and improvements” for the app. In April Microsoft added OneDrive integration to the…

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Cortana coming to Android and iOS with a new Windows 10 phone companion app

Microsoft have today announced a smartphone companion app for Windows 10 and that they are bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. The companion app works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS and is designed to enable integration of the phone to Windows 10, for example it helps setting up OneDrive…

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Display your skin temperature from your Microsoft Band as a live tile

If you like to know keen an eye on your skin temperature especially when exercising there is a new app for the Microsoft Band that displays your temperature as a live tile on your Windows Phone. With “Band TileMe Skin Temperature” you can have it display your skin temperature in…

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MediaPortal 1.12.0 Pre Release available for testing

MediaPortal the .net based media center system (which supports live and recorded TV and is a good Windows Media Center alternative) has a new pre-release available for testers. The new version can now decode and display closes captions from TV channels that use H.264/AVC compressions (as well as the existing…

Video: A quick look at Windows 10 Build 10122 on an 8 inch tablet

This week Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders. Build 10122 once again seem a good step forward by the Windows team with a more polished released than the previous versions. In this video I take a look the improvements to the UI, I take a…

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Roundup of new and updated Microsoft Band apps

The 3rd part ecosystem for the Microsoft Band remains to be heathy with developers working on updates to their apps. So here is around up of Microsoft Band that have been updated recently and a couple of new ones. If you want to store your loyalty cards on your phone…

June Xbox One Preview update rolling out with Miracast improvements

The Xbox team have released details of the June Xbox One update for users on the Preview program (and will roll out to all users next month) One of the highlights in the June update include improvements to the Wireless Display app, the service that enables wireless Miracast streaming of…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #500 – 500 not out

Welcome to our 500th show and what a ride it has been! We have seen Microsoft technologies come and go like Plays for sure, Windows Home Server, Zune and sadly Windows Media Center. We have seen the rise of the cloud, iOS, Xbox,vAndroid and a whole new look to Microsoft….

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Microsoft release Windows 10 Build 10122 for PCs

Microsoft have released a new build of Windows 10 for Insiders to try on PCs. Build 10122 is available now on the fast ring and in an unusable step Microsoft yesterday ask for feedback whether this build should be released due to issues with Microsoft Edge / Project Spartan crashing…

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May firmware updates for the Surface Pro 2 and 3

Microsoft have released another set of firmware updates for the Surface Pro 2 and for the Surface Pro 3 devices. This time the monthly updates include a new HD Graphics driver that has better performance and improved Miracast (wireless display) support. Hopefully the improved Miracast driver will mean it works…

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