Mail, Calendar, People and Messaging apps in Windows 8/RT updated

On this week’s TDL Show (out tomorrow) we talked about the apps in need of updating the most in Window 8 where the Mail, Calendar, People and Messaging apps. Microsoft have just delivered an update that address some of the issues we have with the apps. The Mail app now…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #384 – Up For Christmas

Welcome to our 2012 Christmas special, well I say special it’s basically our normal show but we are are all in Christmas jumpers. We talk about my new app for getting Media Center TV files onto the Surface, Surface on sale in John Lewis, Google killing off support of Exchange…

Google Seach app for Windows 8/RT updated

Google have updated the Google app for Windows RT and Windows 8. Despite Google saying that they were not going to develop for Windows 8 they have produced a nice search app. The new version adds printing features, voice search improvements and speed improvements. The app works with Windows RT…

Google Play Books for Android updated, adds “read aloud”

Google have updated the Android Google Play Books app and included a new reading featured called “read aloud”. The feature enables the app to read out the book via text to speech, it seems to work pretty well but I don’t think it will have Audible worried yet. What’s in…

Media Center Remote for Windows 8 and Windows RT

Bradley Mauk the developer behind the Windows Phone 7 Media Center remote control app has launched a remote control app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. With the app you can remote control Windows Media Center from a Windows 8 or Windows RT device. You can browse your music, pictures…

CoPilot Live Premium updated to v9.4 and adds Yelp to the app

We don’t normally cover GPS apps on TDL but CoPilot Live is one of my most used apps for Android and iOS. The GPS app has just been updated both on Android and iOS, version 9.4 adds Yelp to CoPilot as well as improved ActiveTraffic which has better traffic incident…

TDL tool for converting and moving Media Center TV files to Windows RT/Surface RT

Not being able to watch recorded TV files on the Surface is really disappointing given the great form factor. Windows RT will not play Media Center TV files (neither will Windows 8 without the Media Center Pack) so you need to convert the files before you can play them. I…

Kindle app for Android updated

Amazon have issued a minor update to the Android version of the Kindle app. Just a few changes to this release, improved line spacing options and bug fixes for the Galaxy Note 10.1. The app is free in the Google Play Store 3.8.1: • Tuned line spacing options to be…

Raspberry Pi Foundation launch the Pi app store

There is an amazing community building around the Raspberry Pi and there is some great work done by independent developers. Today the Raspberry Pi foundation have launched a Pi Store for developers to share games, applications, tools and tutorials with the community. There is an application you run on your…

VLC 2.0.5 “Twoflower” released

Videolan have released VLC 2.0.5 (code name “Twoflower”) for Windows and Mac, VLC is one of the best multipurpose video players around and version 2.0.5 includes numerous fixes and has an improved Mac OS interface. You can get the free download from videolan.org Videolan have raised over £23,000 via their Kickstarter…

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