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Microsoft announce a Freeview HD compatible TV tuner for the Xbox One

How things have come full circle! Once we had Windows Media Center on PCs with TV tuners but them Microsoft all but abandoned Media Center for the Xbox One and…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #461 i-i-i

Welcome to this week’s podcast where we look at the Randomware issue hitting Synology NAS devices and look at what we can do to prevent it. We look at Windows…

Photo Sharing coming to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

On the Skype Blog the developer team have announce that photo sharing is coming to the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 version of the app. It is a feature you…

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My Movies 5.10 Pre Release available, removes dependency on disc titles

The My Movies team have a pre release of the next version of My Movies available for testing. My Movies 5.10 has a new generic movie profile that removes the…

AllCast Chromecast and DLNA/UPnP app for Android updated

AllCast is a great app for sending content on your network to a DLNA or Chromecast device and it has just been updated. The new version has volume controls so…

No Windows 8.1 Update 2 as Microsoft detail the August updates to Windows 8.1

There had been a few rumours that Microsoft were going to release another set of updates for Windows 8.1 that would be called “Update 2″ but Microsoft have pored cold…

Microsoft update the Windows Phone 8.1. Finance, News, Weather and Health & Fitness apps

Windows have updated their suite of Bing apps for Windows Phone 8.1. The Bing News, Weather, Finance and Health & Fitness apps have been updated and the updated apps seem…

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Ransomware attack on Synology NAS servers

A heads up if you are running a Synology NAS server on your network. It looks like there is a security vulnerability that has been exploited with a Ransomware attach….

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XBMC 13.2 Gotham – beta 3

XBMC may be getting a new name (see this post) but the current version is still called XBMC 13. There is a new build of XBMC 13.2 Gotham available which…

Windows Phone 8.1 Update rolling out for developers

Last week Microsoft announced an update for Windows Phone 8.1, called Windows Phone 8.1 Update the update includes a new UK specific version of Cortana Microsoft’s virtual assistant for Windows…