Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 build 18290 as an ISO

Microsoft have updated the ISO of Windows 10 19H1 for Windows Insiders. The build is 18290 which was released at the end of November to the fast ring. This isn’t a slow ring build, we still having had a slow ring release for 19H1 and normally Microsoft only put out…

Microsoft splits out search and Cortana in the latest Insider builds

It looks like Microsoft are splitting out the Windows 10 search functionality from Cortana. Currently Microsoft combine Cortana and search into one UI launched from a combined search box in the task bar. With build 18298 on some systems, the search box is now just search with the Cortana functionality…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #681 – Shadow

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry and I catch up on the latest smart home news, Window 10 news and what switching to Chromium will mean for Microsoft Edge and Windows. We also talk Windows Lite, Amazon Alexa updates, HoloLens 2, ARM for Windows and Shadow the virtual gaming…

Microsoft releases a fix for the Windows Media Player issues with the 1809 update (KB4471332)

One of the issues with the October 2018 Windows 10 Update (1809) was the seek bar may not work in Windows Mixed Player. Microsoft have now fixed this with a cumulative update for Windows 10. KB4471332 takes the OS to version 17763.194. This update includes quality improvements. No new operating…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18298

In this video I walk through some of the changes to Windows 10 build 18298. This 19H1 build has a few tweaks to the UI including a new file manager icon, improved settings, Notepad changes and an improved touch keyboard. Read the full release notes on my previous blog posts…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 Build 18298 for Windows Insiders

Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 build for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. The new build is 18298 for Insiders on the fast ring and has a few UI changes and changes to Notepad. The signin options in settings have been brought together so all the options are…

Which is the best smart home security system? Blink, Hive or Arlo?

Home security has gone from being complicated and expensive to simple and cost effective. We now have cameras that are wire free, run for months off batteries and you can access them from anywhere in the world. It’s now really simple to keep an eye on your home whether you…

Microsoft releases cumulative update for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (KB4469342)

Microsoft have released big update to the October 2018 Update for Windows 10. Update KB4469342 takes the build up to 17763.168 and includes all the fixes from last week’s release of the update along with some new fixes. Unlike last week’s update this is rolling out to all Windows 10…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #680 – It’s not a real computer

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Richard and I talk Windows 10, smart home, DAKboard, Microsoft’s new Surface advert and ask if Microsoft are going to kill off Microsoft Edge. Links from this week’s show: Using Amazon Alexa and Alexa routines to control all your Christmas lights Video: Hands…

Kodi v18 Leia Release Candidate 2 available

The 2nd release candidate of Kodi v18 has been released. Version 18 of Kodi has proven to be very reliable for me so far. Here are the changes with RC2. You can find the download link on Kodi.tv. Changes in RC2 Most notable changes to mention in this Release Candidate: Update…

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