Video: Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18298

In this video I walk through some of the changes to Windows 10 build 18298. This 19H1 build has a few tweaks to the UI including a new file manager icon, improved settings, Notepad changes and an improved touch keyboard. Read the full release notes on my previous blog posts…

Which is the best smart home security system? Blink, Hive or Arlo?

Home security has gone from being complicated and expensive to simple and cost effective. We now have cameras that are wire free, run for months off batteries and you can access them from anywhere in the world. It’s now really simple to keep an eye on your home whether you…

Using Amazon Alexa and Alexa routines to control all your Christmas lights

It is that time of year when you go into the loft and get your Christmas lights out. Once you have finished untangled them why not turn them in to smart lights and control them from Amazon Alexa. I can say “Alexa, turn on Christmas tree lights” and my tree…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18290

In this video I look at the changes to Windows 10 19H1 build 18290. This build has some new start menu options, new time synchronizing options and some UI improvements. I examine the changes to the OS and look at the known issues with the build. You can find 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…

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…

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…

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….

Video: Zyxel Hybrid Cloud Wireless Access Point Review

In this video I unbox, setup and test the Zyxel Hybrid Wireless Access Point (NWA1123-ACHD). The access point plugs in to your router or switch and with a few settings in the browser you can be up and running. It supports two modes of operation: Locally managed or via Zyxel’s…

Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18267

In this video I look at the changes with the new Windows 10 19H1 build 18267. The build has new search options, new on-screen keyboard controls and other improvements. In the video I highlight the changes and the known issues with the build. Full details on my previous post.

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