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…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #589 – Addicted

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Richard, Garry and I talk about smart home addiction, creating smart sensors with Arduino and IFTTT, the latest Windows 10 Insider builds, wifi bulbs, new Amazon Alexa Skills and lots more. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iandixon/TDL_Show_20170216_589.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

You can now check your Microsoft calendar with Amazon Alexa

I use an Amazon Dot to control my smart home but it’s also handy for other tasks like checking your calendar. Today Amazon has added the ability to link your Microsoft hosted calendar into Alexa along with the existing Google connection. From the Settings section of the Alexa app (or…

Microsoft release Windows 10 Creator Update build 15031 for Mobile

Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 Mobile build or Windows Insiders. Build 15031 matches the PC build number released this week and perhaps has the least number of changes of any of the recent builds! Microsoft say the share icon has been changed and other than that it’s all…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #588 – Going Dotty

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry, Richard and I talk about new Windows 10 builds, Windows 10 Cloud, controlling Plex from Alexa, new smart home setups and more. Buy our Windows 10 book: Entertainment Apps on the go with Windows 10. We cover music and video streaming services…

Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15031 released for PC

Microsoft have released build 15031 for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. The build has a couple of noticeable new features with the main one being a new compact overlay window. This is designed for apps like Skype or Movies & TV to display a small window of content that…

Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15025 ISO available

Microsoft have released Windows 10 Creators Update build 15025 on ISO. This is handy for anyone on the Windows Insider Fast Ring with 32 bit systems. Due to a bug with the 32 bit version Microsoft didn’t release the update via Windows Update last week so this is a way…

Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update Build 15025 for released for Windows Insiders

Yesterday Microsoft released build 15025 for 64 bit PC (see my hands on video) and today we have the build for mobile. The changes mirror the changes of the PC version with there only being a few minor changes as the focus is on bug fixes. Microsoft Edge can now…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #587 – In Hot Water

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry, Richard and I talk about the new Windows 10 build, broadband issues, smart home setups and my experiences with my Hive Home installation this week. We also talk about how I managed to solve my problems installing last week’s Windows 10 build…

Microsoft release Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15025 for Windows Insiders

Microsoft have pushed out a new Windows 10 build for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. Build 15025 is for 64bit systems only due to a bug with the 32 bit version so any devices running the 32 bit version of Windows 10 (like my Encore 8) will not receive…

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