CloudMusik the Windows Phone Google Music client updated

When moving over to Windows Phone one of apps I have been using to help with the transition is CloudMusik a 3rd party Google Play Music app. The app is a little basic but it works and has just been updated to version 1.5.0.9. The update fixes playback issues with…

Why after two years away I switched back to Windows Phone from Android

Two years ago I wrote a post on why I switched from Windows Phone to Android. I spent a month using Windows Phone switching from a Samsung Galaxy Note to a HTC 8X and by the end of month I had switched back as Windows Phone didn’t cut it for…

Microsoft preparing to release a Miracast streaming dongle

In June I wrote that Microsoft should make a low cost set top box to complete to with Google, Amazon and Apple’s ecosystem which could be used to bring Microsoft’s services like Xbox Music and Xbox Video to the TV without the expense of a full gaming solution of the…

Quick Review: Nokia Lumia Smartphone Cases

When you spend your hard earned money on a smart phone you want a case to protect it, there are a pleather of cases available and it can be hard to find the right one. Mobile Fun sent me a few cases to try out so here is a quick…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #463 – Rollin’ Back

Welcome to this week’s podcast as we talk Windows 8.1, Windows Phone updates, podcast apps, the new HTC One (M8) Windows Phone, Xbox Music apps, switching from Android to Windows Phone, the last ever version of XBMC, My Movies, Xbox Media app and more. I also want to thank Vidabox…

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HTC return to Windows Phone with the HTC One (M8)

It has been a few years since HTC released the HTC 8S and HTC 8X Windows Phones and today HTC have announced he HTC One (M8) Windows Phone which is the same hardware as the Android version of the phone, the first time a Windows Phone and Android phone have…

How to switch from Android to Windows Phone

Since the release of Windows Phone 8.1 in Microsoft’s phone OS has caught up to Android and iOS in many areas I decided to make the switch from Android to Windows Phone. I switching from using a Nexus 5 to a Nokia Lumia 1520 and I have to say I…

Xbox Video for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 updated

Microsoft have continued with their regular update of the Windows Phone Xbox Video app. Today they have released version 1.6.205.0 for Windows Phone 8 and 2.6.205.0 for Windows Phone 8.1 that improves the performance of the app. The app should start faster, has faster playback for video playback and improved…

Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Windows Phone Updated

Microsoft have been continually adding new features to the Xbox One SmartGlass apps with a few new features added each time. The beta version of the apps get the new features first and the Windows Phone beta has just been updated. The update adds support for TV and OneGuide to…

Foursquare’s Swarm app is available for Windows Phone

I have been a Foursquare user for years, using it to checking in at location and use it for finding recommendations. Earlier this year Foursquare split its service into two apps, one for recommendations and one for checking in. Android and iOS have had the separate apps for about a…