Microsoft moving to monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

With Windows 10 Microsoft switched to rollup updates so you only had to get the latest update when setting a new machine up whereas the situation with Windows 7 and 8.1 is much more complex with gigabytes of separate updates which is easy to get into a mess with when…

Kodi 14.2 Helix beta 1 released, fixes Windows bug

The Kodi team have announced beta 1 of Kodi 14.2 (formally XBMC). The 14.2 release is a about bug fixes and doesn’t have any major changes since 14.0. The good news for Windows users is that the bugs in the previous releases has been fixes and now Kodi will work…

MSN apps for Windows 8/Windows 10 updated

Today Microsoft’s MSN apps for Windows have been updated. MSN Money, MSN Weather, MSN Health & Fitness and MSN Sport all get an update which is applicable for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. As is often the case with these apps Microsoft don’t provide any release notes and…

Fancy a 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablet? How about £49 for a Toshiba Encore Mini

I love my little Linx 7 Windows 8.1 tablet, its light and 7 inch is a great size for browsing the web and catching up with Twitter (see my review). If you don’t want to pay £79 for a tablet how about £49? The Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C-100 is a…

Plex for Android and Windows 8.1 updated

Yesterday I wrote about the Windows Phone version of Plex being updated and as it’s a universal Windows app that means the Windows 8.1/Windows 10 has been updated. As with the Windows Phone version the HTTP Live Streaming has been improved so you get a better playback experience. Also in…

Microsoft bring the Start Menu back to Windows 8.1

[Updated with screenshot from Microsoft] One surprising announcement during Microsoft’s Build event today was that the Start Menu is coming back to Windows. In a future update to Windows 8.1 and not in the update coming next week Microsoft will bring back the start menu and the ability to have…

What changes are there in the Windows 8.1 Update?

Today Microsoft have official announced Windows 8.1 Update a set of changes which seems to be aimed at making Windows 8.1 work better with a mouse/keyboard and integrate modern apps with the desktop. UPDATE: Here is Windows 8.1 Update running on my Surface 2 User Experience Changes Modern apps (Windows…

Media Browser for Windows 8.1 updated

There is a new version of the Windows 8.1 Media Browser app in the Windows Store. The updated app takes advantage of the new DLNA Play To features of the Media Browser server with a new simplified Play To UI. There is now an alternative music user interface, improved streaming…

VLC for Windows 8 updated

It took a while for VLC for Windows 8 to arrive but now its here it’s a very good media player for Windows. Today there has been an update to the app which fixes a number of bugs, the main one being fixing of start-up crashes. There is still no…

My Movies for Windows 8 updated, lots of bug fixes and a couple of new features

Brian and the My Movies team have got another update to the new My Movies Window Store app. As ever with the My Movies team there are a lot of bug fixes in in the update plus there are also a couple of new features. If you have the app…

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