iPad Controlled House

On The Digital Lifestyle Show we have talked about how iPads are replacing expensive home automation control systems, in fact Bjorn Morris from Cybersmart systems talked about it last year. So I was interested to see that the iPad is becoming more popular in the custom installer market, the Devner…

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L5 Remote Review

The L5 Remote is a piece of hardware that turns your IPhone (all models) into a universal remote control and does it well. The hardware fits in the charger socket and draws its power from the phone. This turns your IPhone into one of the most versatile and cheap universal…

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Hello World

Hello! My name is John Hoole and I will be the new face popping up on TDL from time to time to share my thoughts, insight and reviews on all things tech and just a few things geeky. My interests lie in technology, IT and Gadgets. I’ll have a go…

HDHomeRun Prime TV CableCard Tuner available for pre-order on Amazon

I am a big fan of the HDHomeRun, its an easy way to have Media Center use a tuner without having to have it physically connected to the PC. For US users the big news is that the HDHomeRun Prime I saw at CES in 2010 is ready for pre-ordering….

TiVo in the house

Virgin Media recently replaced my V+ box  with their new Virgin Media TiVo box. Let’s get this out the way first. This in no way replaces my Media Center. It doesn’t do music, it can’t store pictures and it most certainly cannot play Blu-Rays. What it does do is record…

Tips on Waking a Windows 7 PC from Sleep

On The Digital Lifestyle show 303 we talked about some issues a listen had on waking a PC from sleep mode from a Windows Media Center Extender and coincidentally Ed Bott has a great post explaining about some of the wake mode issues in Windows 7. One of the issues…

NASA TV for Media Center v2.1

The Space Shuttle Endeavour launches today and just in time the NASA TV addin for Windows Media Center has been updated. The addin now has a higher quality feed, unfortunately not HD but there are some new feeds. Download from the links bellow via MissingRemote Downloads: NASA TV for Media…

Amulet Release Voice Remote beta software release, version 2.18.16

Amulet have a new beta of their Voice Remote software, Version 2.18.16 includes: Multiple bugs fixed in indexing of TV Guide programs for voice search Hi-definition and standard definition channels can now be referred to by the same name, with hidef taking precedence; say NEXT MATCH to find additional matches…

The Digital Lifestyle Show No 303–Interesting

We are all back for this weeks show and to be honest it was an interesting show (listen and you will understand what I mean) This week we talk waking a Windows Media Center PC from sleep via an Extender, my Windows Home Server build, Media Center Standby tool, Sony’s…

Channel 4 Launch 4oD app for the iPad

Last year the BBC launched their BBC iPlayer app for the iPad enabling you to watch BBC content on the iPad, it nice to be able to watch BBC content on the go but I could never get it to work via 3G. Today Channel 4 launched the 4oD app…

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