What’s new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update / 1903 Update (codenamed 19H1)

The latest feature update to Windows 10 is called the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and has a version number 1903. During its development it was coded named 19H1 and is due this in May. Compared to previous Windows 10 updates there are fewer major changes to the OS, but…

TDL News #4 – Your Phone updates, Microsoft blocking 18875 and May 2019 update fixes

Welcome to episode 4 of TDL News. This week wonder where are new builds are, talk about Microsoft blocking 18875 for the fast ring and talk about the changes coming to Your Phone.

Android notifications coming to Your Phone for Windows 10

With the demise of Windows Phone Microsoft are spending a lot of time integrating the Android with Windows 10. They are doing that with the Your Phone app which brings Android photos and text messages to Windows 10. Microsoft are adding screen mirroring to the app (see my post from…

Microsoft adds additional Android phone support to Your Phone screen mirroring

One of the new feature coming to Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Android is screen mirroring. This enables you to see your Android phones display on your Windows PC, as well as accessing photos and text messages. Initially Microsoft only supported the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+,S9 and S9+ and on…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #699 – Media Center SDK

Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week Richard, Garry and I talk the end of Sets, Richard’s visit to Huawei, Windows 10 breaking Korg’s midi drvier, Surface Hub 2S and the open sourcing of the Windows Media Center SDK. Microsoft blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on machines with USB…

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on machines with USB storage or SD cards inserted

Last week I wrote a tip for anyone getting “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10” when trying to upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Initially I thought it was a problem restricted to SD cards and the Surface Pro 3, but it turns out Microsoft have…

The Windows Media Center SDK is now available on GitHub

Back in the day when Microsoft loved consumers and the connected home Microsoft had Windows Media Center, its 10-foot interface designed for a TV with complete video, music and pictures support. As well as still being one of the best media systems for ever created for Windows, Microsoft also had…

Fixing Korg USB Midi driver issues in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Over the weekend I discovered an issue with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and the Korg USB MIDI drivers. The drivers enable Korg devices to talk to Windows over MIDI via a USB connect for products like the Korg Kronos, microKey and other devices. I have a Korg Minilogue…

Kodi “Leia” 18.2 Released

The Kodi team have released version 18.2 of Kodi Leia. The new version is a maintenance release so there are no new features but there improvements to VAAPI on Intel and enhancement to the music experiences. VAAPI on Intel has gained some corrections for interlaced content that toggled interlaced flags during…

TDL News #3 – Fast Ring fixes, new Windows Insider badges, HoloLens updates and more

Welcome to our 3rd TDL News video. This week I look at a fix to get 18875 working on 19H1 machines (and why you should probably wait for Microsoft to fix it), I look at the new Windows Insider build badge for 20H1, HoloLens updates, Microsoft Edge and lots more….

Fixing “Your PC has hardware that isn’t ready” on a Surface or any PC when installing Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Next month Microsoft will release its latest Windows 10 feature update called the “Windows 10 May 2019 Update”. Windows Insiders are currently testing the update and I noticed a number of people including my podcast co-host Jason Coombes where initially not able to install the May 2019 / 1903 update…

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