Sky+ for iOS adds Facebook sharing

Sky+ for the iPad and iPhone has been updated with improved connectivity for with Sky+ boxes but more interestingly Sky have added sharing of what you are watching via Facebook. The iPad only features enables you to share watch your watching with your friends via Facebook, whether you want share…

Building a Media Center with a Raspberry Pi

At £29 the Raspberry Pi is a great device for tinkering around and learning about Linux and programming. But the Pi also makes a great Media Center device thanks to its cheap price, lower power consumption, small size and the ability to run XBMC. XBMC is an open source Media…

MediaPortal 1.3.0 RC Released

The release candidate of MediaPortal 1.3.0 has just been released. Since the last beta (which you can read more about here) there have been lots of fixes since the beta including Titan adjustments, audio engine and TV-Server database fixes. The next release should be the final version, you can read…

Sky add remote control features to the Android Sky+ app

Sky+ for Android has major update today bringing the same functionality as the iOS version. Added to the app are remote control features and Sky planner management. The remote control functions work when your Android device is on the same network as your Sky+ box and you have the usual…

Media Browser 3 announced with Android, Windows RT/8 and Windows Phone apps on the way

Media Browser is a great alternative to Windows Media Center for consuming media content on a Windows PC. Unlike Media Center there is active development on Media Browser and today they have announced Media Browser 3. The system has a central server design where you can centrally manage plugins and…

Model A Raspberry Pi on sale

The Raspberry Pi foundation have announced that the Model A version of the Raspberry Pi is on sale in Europe. The Model A is stripped down version of the Pi as it a no Ethernet port, just one USB port and 256MB of RAM and comes in at only £19.33…

Amazon fix Kindle Windows Phone update issues

Last week Amazon released a new version of the Kindle app for Windows Phone that while having new features was crashing after upgrading. Today Amazon have issued a fix for the crashing problem in the form of version 2.0.0.2 You can find the app in the Windows Phone Store Version 2.0.0.2…

InControl Windows Media Center iPhone remote control app updated

Last year I wrote about the iPhone remote control app for Windows Media Center called InControl and today version 3.1 has been released. The new version adds support for Windows 8 (and removes support for Vista) adds new activities like opening and closing the DVD drive and powering off the…

Microsoft release My Server Windows Store app

Microsoft have released a Windows Store app for accessing and connecting a Windows Server. The app called My Server works with Windows 8 or Windows RT and connects to a server running Windows Server 2012 Essentials. With the app you can manage users, devices, alerts and access files on and…

Zeebox for iOS adds Sky+ HD remote recording

Zeebox the social TV app has improved its integration with Sky’s TV service. In the previous version you could use the app to select live TV channels and in the new version you can setup remote recordings. The app also has a new look and a book mark feature. The…

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