Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Creators Update build 14986

Here is my latest Windows 10 hands on video, this time with build 14986 for PC. There was no mobile build this week. Unlike previous builds this build has a number of interesting improvements including new capabilities for Cortana and improvements to Windows Ink. The Cortana changes are particularly interesting…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #580 – Smart Homes

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I are joined by Richard Speed to talk about the week’s news. We talk about the rumours of a Microsoft HomeHub / Smart home project and whether Microsoft’s approach will be better than the likes of Amazon and Google. We talk…

Windows 10 Creators Update Build 14986 released to the fast ring

Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 Creators Update for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. Build 14986 has some nice improvements to Cortana including being able to change the volume, turn for your PC off and lock your PC. The main visual change is a full screen view of…

Windows 10 Movies & TV for Windows Insider on the fast ring updated with UHD content

I know I am a bit late on this but over the weekend Microsoft released an update to the Windows 10 Movies & TV app (Film & TV if you are in the UK). The update which is for Windows Insiders on fast ring has improved cloud syncing, defaults to…

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….

Mobile App As a Gift

We all face the situation when no gift list helps us choose a valid present. Everything seems either too much or not enough. Picking up something for closest friend or even parents can take all spare time without any result. Of course, we can always get a tropical island or…

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…

Garry and Richard’s Fireside Chat – Acer Live Blog Part 1

Garry and Richard reflect on Day 1 of the Acer Live Blog.  Garry brags about the epic battery life of the Acer Swift 5 while Richard discloses his inability to configure a Windows 10 power plan.  Richard proves that size matters with the astonishingly thin and fanless Swift 7 but…

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…

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