Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7 / Zune Connector on the Mac App Store

Microsoft have released their first app for the Mac App Store. The Widows Phone 7 Connector is a simple application for copying media files to a Windows Phone 7 and Zune HD. Great to see the Zune HD supported, I have VMware installed on my Mac Book Air and had…

A cheap simple solution for auto turning on/off amps and other devices and peripherals

I am currently planning a budget whole home audio system, Initially I plan on having 4 zones, Lounge, Master-bedroom / Bathroom, Kitchen. This will consist of using Logitech Squeezebox Server software installed on my WHS box and software Squeezeboxes (SqueezeSlave) installed on my HTPC in the lounge and on the…

Will Microsoft Kill The Zune Brand?

On the podcast a couple of weeks ago I chatted with Garry and Andrew about how surprised I was at CES I saw no sign of any Zune branding on Microsoft’s booth. In previous years a good portion of the stand was given over the Zune, showing devices and the…

Opinion: Nokia Hearts Windows Phone 7

I’ll be honest.  I didn’t see this one coming.  Nokia has had a problem with its smartphone operating system for a while – when I was selecting my phone last year and had a play with the offerings of Apple, Google and Microsoft with my user and developer hats on,…

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Twonky Launch Mobile App for iPhone

Back at CES I met up with Packet Video the company behind Twonky where they showed me Twonky for Android, it was pretty impressive to be able send video to a DLNA enabled device like a TV. Now Packet Video have launched an iOS app bringing the same functionally to…

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Boxee Add Netflix to the Boxee Box

Boxee have added Netflix and Vudo support to Boxee Box for US and Canadian users. Full Press Release:   D-Link and Boxee Add Thousands of TV Shows and Movies Streaming From Netflix to the Boxee Box by D-Link FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2011 – Expanding content options available…

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Microsoft Shows New Features for Windows Phone 7

Today at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer gave a preview of new features coming to Windows Phone 7. The update includes 3rd party app multi-tasking, IE9 mobile with HTML 5 support, Twitter integration in to the people hub and Sky drive support. Also Microsoft showed…

To Mozy Or Not To Mozy

I have a lot of media – photographs, video and music.  Some of my media (the home videos and photographs) are very precious and while one can back-up to something like a Windows Home Server, everyone should also consider an off-site back-up solution to ensure critical files are safe even…

Greenpois0n Enables NitoTV on the Apple TV

There is a new jailbreak for the Apple TV that not only does an untethered jailbreak (ie after re-booting you don’t have to jail break it again) but also installs NitoTV. Greenpois0n RC6 is easy to use and doesn’t require any SSH skills so it may be worth trying as NitoTV is…

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TDL Mobile Show 65

In previous shows we have looked at Windows Phone 7 from an end users perspective and talked to Will Coleman (a Product Manager from Microsoft) who gave us his views of developing on the new OS. This week I was offered the oppertunity to sit down and chat with the…