No Media Center in Latest Windows 8 Beta – should we panic?

According to Ars Technica,  the latest beta of Windows 8 does not contain any sign of Media Center, this had led to a lot of discussion in the community and some consternation but should we really be panicking? My simple answer has to be no. Firstly this is an early…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #316–The SmartGrid

We are having a week off this week but still have a great show for you. Derek Flickinger (Dr Flick) joins me to talk explain what the SmartGrid is and how it’s going to effect our digital lifestyle in the future. We also catch up on DLNA and the current…

My Movies for iPhone Pro & iPad Updated v1.60

You can read more about My Movies for iPhone here – Adds Parental Controls – Adds Twitter Integration – Graphical Updates (Splash Screen, Icon, Welcome Page and more) – Fixes Various Issues   Update: My Movies for iPad has also been updated: – Adds Barcode Scanning on iPad 2. – Adds…

New Windows Media Center addin enables viewing of Travel Webcams in Media Center

  If you want to view webcams from different parts of the world in Windows Media Center then here is an addin that maybe good for you. Webcams for Media Center is a new addin that enables you tselect different travel webcams from around the world, view them on a…

Apple release OS X Lion Update 10.7.1

Apple have released the first update to OS X, version 10.7.1 fixes video issues in Safari, HDMI issues and improves wifi connections   “The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac,…

SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun PRIME Availiable Labor Day Weekend

It looks like the 3 tuner CableCARD model (called 3CC) of SliconDust’s HDHomeRun will be available on their site from Labour Day (September 5th) and the 6 tuner version should ship before then. This is from their twitter update: Remaining 6CC preorders shipping this week. 3CC starts shipping from Newegg…

Microsoft retiring Reader software

A long time ago before the pixies at Amazon had come up with the Kindle, Microsoft had its own eBook technology called Microsoft Reader. This was one of the first eBook technologies I came across and can remember happily sitting reading books on a Pocket PC (might even have been…

Google buys Motorola’s phone business

Google has announced its to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn. In what looks like a deal designed to enable Android to complete with Apple by owning the hardware and the software part of business. Apple’s success has been the marriage of great hardware and great software so Google purchases of Motorola…

espn3WMC update now available

There is a new version of popular espn3WMC addin available. The new version fixes problems with ESPN blocking media centre and also has a fullscreen mode. You can get the app from madeformediacenter.com A new version of the ESPN3 add-in is now available on madeformediacenter.com. This version opens up a new browser…

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Media Center Master 1.32 released

A new version of the great Media Center Master addin for Windows Media Center has been released details from the change log: Changelog: Lots — full rewrite of the T.V. episode downloading engine, rewrite of the download parser, updates to all download fetchers, fixes to YouTube trailer downloading, improved handling…

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