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…

Windows Mixed Reality usage on Steam climbs slightly in November

The November SteamVR stats are out and last month there was a slight climb in usage from 7.7 to 7.77%. Last month there were lots of deals for Mixed Reality headsets but we won’t see the effects of the sales until next month’s stats. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows…

Using Amazon Alexa and Alexa routines to control all your Christmas lights

It is that time of year when you go into the loft and get your Christmas lights out. Once you have finished untangled them why not turn them in to smart lights and control them from Amazon Alexa. I can say “Alexa, turn on Christmas tree lights” and my tree…

Microsoft’s new app lets you sketch in 360 degrees

Microsoft have released a new app for Windows that enables you to create 360 drawings and then view them in 360 degrees with a device like Windows Mixed Reality. Using Windows Ink you draw on the 360 degree canvas and then export it as a 3D jpeg or web page….

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