New Surface Pro 4 firmware updates improves battery performance

Microsoft are rolling out a firmware update for the Surface Pro 4 with the aim of improved the battery life. An update to the embedded control improves battery life during sleep, there are digitiser changes, improvements to the hibernation settings and other changes that all improve the battery life when…

TP-Link LB120 Smart Bulb – Hands On Video

The LB120 Smart Bulb is a Wi-Fi LED bulb that aims to replace a normal household bulb with something considerably more flexible. But does it live up to the promise? The bulb itself is hefty bit of kit and is designed for E27 sockets (that’s the big Edison screw type.)…

Microsoft release cumulative update KB4020102 for the Creators Update

Microsoft have released a set of updates for the Windows 10 Creators Update. KB4020102 takes the build to 15063.332 and requires an a reboot after installing. The update contains a lot of fixes for the OS, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. May 25, 2017—KB4020102 (OS Build 15063.332) This update…

BBC Store to close down November and offer refund for purchases

If you have listened to this week’s TDL Show you would have heard us discussing the impending closure of the BBC’s commercial video store. Today I received an email from the BBC Store confirming the store is closing and a voucher offer from the BBC. The BBC Store will close…

Microsoft update Groove for Windows and Android

One of the great things about the Microsoft’s Groove music is how it is continually evolving including some great new features coming this summer (see my interview with the Groove team). Microsoft have just updated the Android and the Windows 10 versions for Windows Insiders. Both updates just contain bug…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #603 – New Surface Pro

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I talk about the new Surface Pro and the new Surface accessories, we talk about the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update builds and with the news that the BBC are closing their video store we ask can you trust online…

Kodi issue security update to fix subtitle zip vulnerability Kodi 17

The Kodi team have released a security update to version 17 of the media center system. Version 17.2 includes a security patch that fixes an issue with a vulnerability around subtitle zip files. There was a flaw in media players including Kodi that could leave your system open to harm…

The Windows Store for Windows Insiders picks up Fluent design

With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (codenamed Redstone 3) Microsoft are introducing a new design language called fluent design which you can see in action in my video of the new Story Remix app. The latest app to receive the new design is the Windows Store app. I noticed a…

Microsoft Surface Dial now available to pre-order in the UK

Last year Microsoft launched the new Surface Studio along with an interesting new accessory called the Surface Dial. The Dial (along with the less budget friendly Surface Studio) is now available to pre-order from the Microsoft Store. The Dial costs £89.99 from the Microsoft Store and enables you to control…

Here are the new Surface Pro specs

Today Microsoft have announced the latest Surface device the new Surface Pro. The device replaces the Surface Pro 4 and has comes in range of spec: Intel Core m3 / 128GB / 4 GB Ram, Core i5 / 128GB SSD / 4GB RAM, Core i5 / 256GB SSD / 8…

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