Microsoft releases cumulative update KB4469342 for Windows Insiders (17763.167)

There have been plenty of issues with the October 2018 Windows 10 Update, the most serious causing Microsoft to withdraw the update for a while. Even after the update was re-released it still had a number of bugs, but Microsoft have released a cumulative update for Windows Insiders on the…

Setting up and testing a TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

The TP-Link HS100 is a smart plug you can control from your phone, tablet, Amazon Alexa or Google Home and is very simple to setup. In this review (and video) I unbox the smart plug, connect it up to my phone and set it up with Amazon Alexa. Setup The…

Get the Lenovo Windows Mixed Reality headset and controls for £149

If you are thinking of jumping into the word of VR with Windows Mixed Reality then checkout the great deal from Lenovo. They have their Windows Mixed Reality headset and controllers for £149.99. The Lenovo device is my choice of Windows Mixed Reality headset and at this price; it is…

Kodi v18 Leia Release Candidate 1 is now available

The Kodi team have released the first release candidate of Kodi v18 (code named Leia). The latest build is looking stable and does not have any major changes since the beta release. There are four skins available for this build: Confluence, Pellucid, Rapier, Transparency This release supports 64 bit Windows, Windows…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #678 – A Cupboard full of Hubs

This week the full gang is here so Garry, Jason, Richard and I talk Windows 10 new light mode, more trouble for the October 2018 update, smart home news, Skype on Alexa and lots more! Links from this week’s show: Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa Now the October…

Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa

Microsoft have launched Skype calling via Amazon Alexa devices. With the Skype enabled on your Alexa app you can ask Alexa to call by saying “Alexa, call Bob on Skype”. Skype calling on Alexa is currently available U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand and Microsoft plan to…

Now the October 2018 Update is out here are my top 5 changes to Windows 10

This week Microsoft finally re-released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update so here are my to 5 changes to the OS: 1) Windows Mixed Reality Windows Mixed Reality is an area that has had a lot changes since the April 2018 update. Almost every ears has been updated and improved….

Xbox skill now available for Amazon Alexa now available in the UK

The Xbox skill for Amazon Alex is now available in the UK. The skill (which is currently in beta) enables you to turn on and off your Xbox One, launch a game and control media playback. As well as controlling the Xbox via commands like “Alexa, tell Xbox to record…

Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18282, highlighting the new light mode

Microsoft have released a new 19H1 build for Window Insiders and it includes a new light theme. In this video I take a look at the changes in build 18282 including the new light mode as well as the changes to Windows Update and printing. You can read my full…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #677 – Jason 2013

Welcome to this week’s show. Jason, Richard and I talk about the re-release of the October 2018 Update and ask if Microsoft have got it right this time? We talk about the 19H1 update, Jason’s purchase of yet another Apple product, Surface Go LTE and lots more. Links from this…

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