Microsoft updates Cortana for Android

Update: The release notes are still showing the changes for the old version, the updated version is 2.17 and the changes are: Edit your favorite places in settings Control your notification settings Fixed accidental opt-out issue Microsoft have updated the Android version of Cortana. The update takes the version up…

Microsoft’s Groove for iOS and Android updated with new features

Microsoft have updated the Groove music app for iOS and Android. The music player has new features on both platforms including new options to explore music genre and to play genre based radio. Its good to see Microsoft keep the Groove app updated on iOS and Android. The app is…

Video: Keplar Immersion Universal VR Goggles for iOS and Android

While HoloLens and other dedicated high end virtual and mixed reality headsets are currently expensive you can get in to VR using smartphones. For less than £20 you can get a headset and turn an iPhone or Android phone into a virtual reality headset. You can do it really cheaply…

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:…

Looking back at my tech highlights of 2016

It’s that time of year for look back at the last 12 months so I thought I would look back at some of the tech I have used and reviewed this year and some of the changes I have made during the year. 2016 has seen in my option Windows…

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…

Personalised Playlists “Your Groove” comes to Groove for Android

One of my favourite features of Groove on Windows 10 is “Your Groove” a section of the app that brings together automatically generated playlists. You get playlists like “Heavy Rotation”, “Your all time top plays” and “Recent releases from your favourite artists” all of which are a great way of…

Cortana for iOS and Android arrives in the UK

Cortana is a great personal assistant on Windows 10 but with most people choosing Android and iOS over Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft are bringing the virtual assistant to Google and Apples ecosystems. In fact Cortana has been available for some time in the US in beta form and now the service…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #578 – Michael Gillett

This week on the podcast we have special guest. Michael Gillett Windows Insider MVP and Microsoft watcher joins us to talk about the Windows Insider Program, changes at Microsoft and Ninja Cats! We talk about the latest Windows Insider builds, consumer services at Microsoft, x86 apps on Windows 10 Mobile and lots…

Microsoft Groove for iOS and Android Updated

Microsoft have updated the iOS and Android version of the Groove app adding some new playlist options. The update adds playlists for genres, moods and actives to the Explore hub. You can now browse curated playlists created by activities like gaming or “focused” and by mood like Chill and Happy….

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