Microsoft Surface Go LTE now available for pre-order

Microsoft have opened up pre-orders for the LTE version of the Surface Go. The LTE option is available on the 128GB / Intel 4415Y version with a £136 premium over the WiFi only version (£509 for the Wi-Fi version and £619 for the LTE version). I have the WiFi version…

Amazon Alexa app now available for Windows 10

Amazon have released an Alexa app for Windows 10 (US, Germany & UK). The app enables you to talk to the Amazon assistant via your PC and control you home. You can do all the normal things that you do with the Alexa device like controlling your smart home, check…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #676 – Brick Watch

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Jason, Garry, Richard and talk about smart watches, smart home and not so smart updates. We are still looking for the October 2018 Update, we do have a 19H1 update and Jason gives us a Hive update. We also talk Windows Mixed Reality and Oculus…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18277

In this video I look at the changes to the new Windows 10 19H1 build. Build 18277 has changes to Action Center, Quiet Hours and other fixes, which highlight in the video. I also look at the known issues with the build. You can read the full release notes on…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 Build 18277

Microsoft have released build 18277 of 19H1 for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. The new build has changes to focus assist, Action Center and high DPI settings. The new focus assist has a new mode that suppress notifications while in full screen mode, so that could be watching a…

Unboxing, settings up and review of Blink XT home security system (with video)

Home security used to be expensive, require specialist installation and completed but not anymore. Home systems are now easy to install, low cost and simple and in this review look at the Blink XT home security system. Blink were recently acquired by Amazon and offer both indoor and outdoor cameras….

The Mixed Reality Toolkit Beta launched with Windows MR, HoloLens, SteamVR and OpenXR support

I don’t normally write developer posts but I thought this worthy of a quick write up, there is a new Mixed Reality Toolkit available for developers working in the MR and AR spaces. The Mixed Reality Toolkit vNext is a tool kit for developing with Windows Mixed Reality, HoloLens, HTC…

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR climbs up to 7.7%

The monthly SteamVR usage report shows another gain for Windows Mixed Reality on Steam. The October usage was 7.7% up from 7.2% last month. Back in July usage was at 6.25% so its good to see a steady growth for Windows Mixed Reality. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows Mixed…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #675 – No Grown Ups

This week Jason and Richard host the show while I am away and they talk about the announcements from Apple’s event this week. They discuss the fixes to the October 2018 Update and wonder when the October 2018 will get re-released. They talk about whether the concept of “seekers” for…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18272

In this video, I look at the changes in the new 19H1 build of Windows 10. Build 18272 has new Windows sign in options, new keyboard options and updated apps. I also look at the known issues and other fixes with the build. Read the full release notes here.

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