The Digital Lifestyle Show #584 – Reduced Blue

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Richard Speed joins Jason and I to talk through the weeks news including the new Windows 10 build for Insiders which includes a lot of new features, we dive in to talk about our favourites. We also talk about Cortana making her way to cars,…

Emby for Windows 10 & Xbox One updated, adds live TV seeking

Emby (formally known as Media Browser) is a powerful media server system with apps available for a wide range of platforms. The Windows Store version which supports Windows 10 and Xbox One has been recently been updated adding one of the most requested features – Live TV seeking. With the…

The version 18 of Kodi to be code named “Leia”

Version 17 of Kodi coded named “Krypton” is close to release so the Kodi team have announced the next code name for Kodi. Version Kodi 18 will be called “Leia” in honour of the late Carrie Fisher and with this year being the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Creators Update build 15002

My first Windows 10 hands on video of 2017 and there is a lot to fit in! As it has been a few weeks since the last build there are a lot of changes to the OS, I haven’t shown every change but I have picked out the most interesting…

Microsoft release Windows 10 Creators Update build 15002 for PC

We have the first Windows Insider Fast Ring build of 2017! As we haven’t had a build for a few weeks there are a lot of changes in this release, almost to many to call out! The first change is with Microsoft Edge which gains a couple of new features:…

Putting a Windows 10 Insider Build on a Mac?

Trying out Windows 10 Insider builds from the fast ring is always a little like leaping into a huge pile of autumnal leaves.  It seems like great fun, but you can never be sure if this will be the occasion you find a stinky landmine secreted amongst the golds, yellows…

Windows Holographic powered Intel Project Alloy headsets coming late 2017

Intel has added more details to its Windows Holographic platform augmented reality development “Project Alloy”. According to winbuzzer.com Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich OEMS will create Project Alloy based headsets which will be on sale in the final quarter of 2017. Intel’s platform uses Windows Holographics and is untethered so no…

How to control your Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot from Windows 10

[Updated with video guide] I am starting to love my Amazon Dot, I am using it to control my lights and smart plugs, read out the news and play music. When it comes to controlling your Echo or Dot there is an iOS app and there is an app for Android…

More Cortana news as Nissan and BMW bring Microsoft’s assistant to cars

More Cortana news coming out of CES. Nissan and BMW have both announced that they will be adding Microsoft Cortana to their in car systems. BMW will be adding Cortana to provide reminders and other services into BMW Connected services: This means that the voice-controlled capabilities already offered by Microsoft…

Video: Setting up and review of Netgear’s Orbi Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System

Orbi is Netgear’s Tri-Band Mesh home Wifi networking system. It certainly is no normal WiFi access point or router, it is actually a pair of devices one you use as a router/access point and the other one as an extender creating a mesh network for your home or office. The…

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