Video: Hands on with a Acer Iconia Tab running Windows 8

Touch looks like its going to be the best way of interacting with Windows 8, the new Metro UI is designed for touch. I have tried Windows 8 on a desktop and Acer Netbook so I was very keen to try it on a touch screen device. Over the weekend…

Name Tranquil’s new Monocoque PC and then win it!

Tranquil have a great new competition to win their latest Monocoque PC. The new fan less and rugged PC has an Intel i3-2100T processor, 4GB RAM and a 40GB drive. According to Tranquil: Precision cut from a 6kg billet of aerospace grade aluminium, this seamless, fanless machine is a masterpiece…

Installing Windows 8 on a Acer Aspire Netbook, it works pretty well

UPDATE: March 2nd. I installed the Consumer Preview build and that worked just as the developer build, you still still need to set up scaling if you want to use Metro apps. One of the interesting thing that Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky showed off at the Build conference was Windows…

RIM say Playbook sales ‘below expectations’

Not exactly the shock tech news of the week but following on from HP’s Touchpad disaster RIM have reviled that they only shipped 200,000 of its Playbook tablets and most of them remain unsold. RIM said sales where “well below expectations” and they were going to offering “special incentives for…

Video: Using VMware Fusion 4 to run Windows Media Center on a Mac

Last year I looked at using VMware to run windows Media Center on Mac OS X and while it worked pretty well media playback was a bit choppy, so when I saw that WMware had launched Fusion 4 for Mac OS X Lion I thought I would try it again. …

New version of MCE 7 Reset Toolbox Released

  MCE 7 Reset Toolbox is a fantastic new addin for Windows Media Center that performs a whole range on functions. It does backups, enables guide editing and importing plus it has a toolbox of excellent utilities. There is a trial version available from MadeforMediaCenter.com and the full addin costs…

Drive pooling returns in Windows Server 8

The technology that we loved in Windows Home Server was Drive Pooling where you could add drives to the server and it would pool them together as one pool of storage. As most of you will know Microsoft removed Drive Extender from the final version of 2nd generation of Windows…

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VMware Fusion 4, Designed for Lion

VMware have release VMFusion 4, the new release is designed for Lion and has they say over 90 new and improved features. I use version 3 of Fusion on my Macbook to run Windows and it works really well, I even got Media Center working on it. Fusion 4 is…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #320 – Windows 8 is here

Welcome to show 320 and at last we can talk about Windows 8. Microsoft showed off the developer preview of Windows 8 this week and Jason Combs joins me to talk about how the OS looks and what its going to mean for the consumer. Garry did try and join…

TDL Puppet Show?

I had to post a link to this video. Listener @ZebranoBrazil has created a puppet version of The Digital Lifestyle Show! The audio is from an old edition on show were I interview Sheldon Witney (now one of the TDL Mobile hosts) and I wish I could get this commissioned…

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