How to fix non responsive areas on a Surface Pro touch screen

I recently had a very strange issue with the touch screen on my Surface Pro 3 where some areas wouldn’t respond to touch but would work ok with the pen. At first I thought it was an issue running Windows Insider builds but after a bit of research it seems…

Doro 8030 Review

Reviewing the Doro 8030 is a little surreal because by all normal measures, it is a terrible example of an Android phone. Running to £120 (SIM-free) on Amazon at the moment, there are plenty of excellent Android devices that come in at a similar price point, all of which leave…

10 things to try with your new Windows Mixed Reality headset

So you got a new Windows Mixed Reality headset for Christmas or just picked one up? Once you have setup your new headset here are 10 things that you should try for yourself, and use to impress your friends and family when showing off Windows Mixed Reality. Watch a movie in…

How to set your Christmas lights to come on automatically at sunset each day IFTTT

This year I have my outside Christmas lights and my Christmas tree lights added to my smart home and I can turn them on and off via Amazon Alexa (see my how to guide) but how about adding intelligence to them? Who wants to manually turn on their Christmas lights…

Video: How to control your Christmas lights with Amazon Alexa

UPDATE December 2018. Read how I can say “Alexa,its Christmas” and then Alexa turns on all my lights and plugs in one go! In this video I am going to look at how you can control your Christmas lights with Amazon Alexa. Using D-Link smart plugs which cost around £26,…

Video: Tips for getting the most out of your Windows Mixed Reality headset

I have my Windows Mixed Reality headset for a couple of weeks and I have found it’s a lot more than just a gaming platform. I have recorded videos on how to use the desktop with Windows Mixed Reality, checking if your PC is mixed reality ready, playing Xbox games…

Game Sharing Digital Purchases Across Two Xbox One Consoles

I am ashamed to admit that I don’t blog often enough here despite being part of the weekly Digital Lifestyle Show that Ian has been recording for years. This is a post that I have meant to write ever since purchasing a second Xbox One for the kids to use…

How to check if your PC can run Windows Mixed Reality

Before you decide to buy a Windows Mixed Reality headset you check if your PC is capable of running the system. Microsoft have an app that you can get via the Windows Store that checks your Pc for compatibility. Here is my quick guide on how to do it: Download…

Review – Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.0

If you are as old as I am, you probably remember the halcyon days of computing before browsing the World Wide Web became as ubiquitous as it is today. Magazines such as PC Pro or Amiga Format could be purchased from newsagents with discs taped to their front covers, which…

How to fix Windows 10 update issues

Windows 10 is a continually updated service with frequent updates and even more so if you are in the Windows Insider Program receiving test builds. This is great as it keeps your system up to date but from time to time Windows Update can go wrong. Recently when trying to…

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