Welcome to this week’s podcast. Jason, Garry and a busy chatroom discus more bad news for Lumia and whether Microsoft’s consumer ambitions will be hurt by dwindling mobile market share. We ask if staying with Windows 10 Mobile is heart over head and we also talk about new builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. We once again talk alternatives for Windows Media Center including Plex,Emby and MediaPortal.
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Links from this week’s show:
- Plex announce a UWP Plex app
- Video: Hands on with Windows Insider Preview build 14352
- Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 released
- Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview 14342.1004 released, fixes battery drain issues
- Groove for Windows 10 updated with new sharing features and improved UI
- Emby Server 3.0.5971 released with improved TV support
- MediaPortal 1.15.0 Pre Release
- Dropbox Windows 10 app adds video casting
- Windows Home, UWP at risk as Microsoft steps out of consumer phone market
- What can you do with Continuum on the Lumix 950 XL? (Detailed test.)
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One thought on “The Digital Lifestyle Show #554 – In a Different Place”
Been listening for years and look forward to it every week.
I’ve had to ditch the Lumia 1520 with Windows Phone 8.1 after loving it for nearly 18 months firstly due to an unreliable battery (or could it be the battery meter?) that will die anywhere between 62% and 30-odd%.
I love the way the WP8.1 works and my wife also admired it but couldn’t bring herself to get into it due to the app gap. The Live Tiles and the way you could arrange them really shone as one of the great features of the OS.
But I, like Ian, wanted something with an FM radio so after much searching I’ve found that of the current models on offer, only the Sony’s seem to include it, so I’m rocking the Xperia Z5 Premium E6583. Android devices with FM radios are out there but you have to look bloody hard!
Since I’ve made the switch I’ve installed as many Microsoft apps as I can to replicate the Windows Phone experience and the Office Apps for Android are soooooo much better than what was offered for WP8.1.
But one of the things I miss the most is Cortana integration. I’ve side loaded the US version and it just doesn’t compare to how it works with WP8.1, but that is to be expected, unfortunately.
Anyway, on with Android and RIP Windows Phone. You will be sorely missed.