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Video Review: Flip Ultra HD, Action Tripod, Bikes and Kids

I recently was sent a Flip Ultra HD and Action Tripod to review. The Ultra is a very nice camera with 720p recording and 8GB ram giving about two hours of recording. The Action Tripod is a lightweight mini tripod with Velcro straps for attaching to things like bikes. So…

Microsoft Just Put A Hardware Guy In Charge Of Its TV Business

Just before CES we speculated that Microsoft may introduce a cheap Windows TV box to compete with Google TV, Apple TV and other low cost set top boxes. The devices didn’t show up at CES (but we did see come impressive Windows Embedded devices). An article on buisnessinsider.com says that new…

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Apple Release iOS 4.3.1

Apple have released iOS 4.3.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. There doesn’t seem to be anything major in this update. – Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation) – Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to…

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aTV Flash (black) Beta4 Now Available

Firecore have announced Beta4 of aTV Flash, the new version has a new Media Player that enables non-iTunes media on the Apple TV without the need to transcode. Details from Firecore and demo embedded below: What’s new in Beta4? General Added ‘alpha preview’ version of new Media Player Added native…

SiliconDust Update HDHomeRun Software

Users of HD HomeRun tuners may want to get the updated software from SiliconDust. The update improves cable support especially for DVB-C users, improves the config UI and updates the firmware. Download the update form SiliconDust Change Log: Release 20110323 Windows: Support 1GHz cable TV (HDHR3 US/EU models). Run extensive…

Q&A With Windows Phone 7 Media Center App Developer

Yesterday Bradley Mauk launched his Windows Phone 7 remote control app for Windows Media Center. The app is a great looking Media Center remote that works with Xbox 360 Extender sessions as well. You can browse music, pictures and videos libraries from your phone, search for songs and play pictures…

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In Search of the Best Media Streamers: Is Android poised to Conquer the Connected Home?

As Ian mentioned in his post earlier today, the Xtreamer Ultra is up for pre-order and I’ve got to be honest, I’m looking pretty hard at these!  Now, before you go and base your opinion of the Xtreamer devices (being Android) from what you may have heard about Google TV…

VLC Player Updated to 1.1.8

VideoLan and the VLC development team have announced VLC 1.1.8. The update includes bugfixes, security updates and VP8/Webm encoder. On the Mac there is a new look too. I really like VLC, I find it will play more or less anything you can through at it. Download from here VideoLAN…

Windows Phone 7 Media Center Remote app in the Marketplace soon

In Febuary I wrote about a new Windows Media Center remote control application for Windows Phone 7 that was in development. At the time it was in beta but today I got an update from one of the beta testers that the app had been submitted and approved so it…

The Digital Lifestyle Show 298 – Living in a box

The whole team are back this week to talk TV tuners, re-using old PCs as Windows Media Center systems, Media Center library bugs, Windows 7 Phone updates, new laptops and other news items. Checkout the new TDL Store and please keep the email coming podcast [at] the digitallifestyle.com Listen Here (download…