The Digital Lifestyle Show #584 – Reduced Blue

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Richard Speed joins Jason and I to talk through the weeks news including the new Windows 10 build for Insiders which includes a lot of new features, we dive in to talk about our favourites. We also talk about Cortana making her way to cars,…

How to control your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot from Windows 10

I am starting to love my Amazon Dot, I am using it to control my lights and smart plugs, read out the news and play music. When it comes to controlling your Echo or Dot there is an iOS app and there is an app for Android but there are no…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #583 – Connected Brain

Welcome to the first show of 2017 where we look back at some of predictions for 2016 and see how well we did. We make our predications for 2017, talk about Amazon taking over our homes, the Windows Insider Program, CES 2017 and lots more. Buy our Windows 10 book:…

mydlink Smart Plugs now support by Amazon Alexa

Last month when I set up Amazon Alexa to control my Christmas Tree lights with D-Link Smart plugs I found the lack of native support of D-Link plugs for Alexa frustrating, in the end I used IFTTT to trigger the mydlink plugs from Alexa which works but is a little…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #582 – Catching Up

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I catch up on the tech news. We talk about my successes with Amazon Alexa and if Microsoft can catch up with Cortana running on hardware devices like the speaker Microsoft teased. We talk about ARM on Window 10 and f…

How I setup voice control for my Christmas Tree lights using Amazon Dot

Over the last few weeks I have playing around various smart home components and what other project could there be this time of year other than control of festive lights. There are lots of ways of controlling lights with home automation but my little project is nice and cheap and…

TP-Link HS110 Smart Wi-Fi Plug

Combined with an Amazon Echo, the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi plug provides a way of automating a home without requiring a master’s degree in integration. Exterior Coming in at a relatively svelte 100mm x 66mm x 77mm, the HS110 is straightforward device to plug into a power socket. It is a…

Amazon Echo Dot (2016 UK Version)

Having launched the full-sized Echo in the UK this year, it makes sense that Amazon would follow it up with its cheaper and smaller sibling, the Dot. Appearance Where the original Echo is more of an appliance targeted at the kitchen, the Dot is clearly designed to lurk unobtrusively in…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #576 – Fisher Price OS

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry joins us from his trip to Microsoft and Jason and I are joined by Richard Speed to talk though the week’s news. We talk about the latest Windows 10 build news, my initial impressions of the Lenovo Yoga Book, Richard’s recent reviews and…

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