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The Digital Lifestyle Show No.278–Charlie Owen on Digital TV

Microsoft’s Charlie Owen joins me to talk about how the industry has progressed since he left the Windows Media Center team just over a year ago. Charlie has some great thoughts on Google’s TV effort, the way Apple are going and Microsoft approach. We also talk about al-carte TV consumption…

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My First Few Days With Windows Phone 7

If you follow me on twitter or listen to the TDL Mobile podcast (check out show 53 where I share more thoughts on my experience with WP7), then you’ll probably know I’ve been waiting for the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) release before signing a new contract with my provider (O2 in the…

SecondRun.tv 2.0 Coming Soon

SecondRun.tv is a Media Center addin that brings internet video content into Windows Media Center with sources like Hulu and CBS.com Version 2 looks like a major re-write and brings new sources and includes a channel build. The new edition will be out soon and Yaggs (the developer) has decided…

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Writing Software for Windows Phone 7

  I’ve recently been porting the Alb The Bear Interactive Children Stories (www.albthebear.com) from iPhone to Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and thought I would comment on some of the experience and how I think the developer story bodes very well  for the platform Development If you have done any .net…

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Video: First Look At The New Apple TV

I like my hacked first gen Apple TV especially for listening to music so I was keen to try out the new Apple TV device. I have recorded a quick video taking a look at the UI and how it works streaming from the iTunes store and from a local…

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Stanza software

This software is a useful and valid addition to your iphone, ipad or touch. It is simple to use and has a large collection of free books that you can read. This can be linked with the Calibre software and you can download your papers and other newsfeeds all in…

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October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7

It’s that time again, the October 2010 cumulative update for Windows Media Center has been released by Microsoft. There are only minor fixes in the update and  it should show up via Windows Update soon October 2010 Cumulative Update for Windows Media Center in Windows 7 INTRODUCTION Microsoft releases the…

Meanie–Mobile Web Based Media Center Remote Control

I came across another interesting remote control solution for Windows Media Center. This one called Meanie works on most modern mobile web browsers, the developer has tested it with an iPhone but it should work on Android and Windows Phone 7 as well. On the Windows Media Center PC you…

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Mobile Devices: Consumer and the Enterprise

It has struck me, more than with previous OS launches, that a lot of analysts are hung up on the fact that Microsoft seem to be focusing their efforts for Windows Phone 7 on the consumer space.  The surprise being due to the fact that, historically, Microsoft has played more…

Big Screen byRemote 1.0a Launched

Niall has officially launched version 1 of Big Screen byRemote the remote scheduling application. There are two version, a free basic edition and a pro version (no price yet) and there is Windows Phone 7 native client available soon. It’s great to see a free version, this application has grown…