Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview ring

Microsoft have released build 16299.15 of Windows 10 to the Windows Insiders on the release preview ring. This is build that will be rolling out to Windows users next week and Microsoft use the release preview ring for final testing by Windows Insiders, so if you are on the release…

Best Smart Home Software For Windows PC Users

Now that home automation is almost ubiquitous in various homes, the next step is to move onto connecting all of this equipment, linear actuators and all. Mobile devices have already been pressed into service as a way of controlling separate pieces of home automation, both remotely and on the premises,…

Now is a good time to check your Windows Insider settings

Today is a good time to check your Windows Insider settings as Microsoft prepare to switch focus to Redstone 4. Next week (October 17th) Microsoft release the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Insiders on the fast ring will start receiving Redstone 4 builds as soon as tomorrow. Insiders…

Microsoft is adding Connected Home to Cortana

Microsoft have started adding smart home features to Cortana. In Cortana’s notebook there is a new Connected Home setting where you sign in with your Microsoft account and then connect up with smart home services. Currently the servers are Philips Hue, SmartThings, Nest, Insteon and Wink. The option is not…

Microsoft announce Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android along with Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft’s mobile strategy may becoming a little clearer as they have announced Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android as well as Microsoft Launcher for Android. With Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android you will get your favourites, reading lists, tabs and reading view across your phone and PC. So you…

TalkTalk TV shutdown their Windows 10 Mobile app

Another service is leaving Windows 10 Mobile, TalkTalk are closing down their Windows app so you will no longer be able to watch TV and movies. The service was originally BlinkBox before TalkTalk purchased the platform. It’s hardly a shock announcement I know but sad to see another service leave…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Build 16299.15 to the slow ring

Microsoft have pushed build 16299.15 of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to the slow ring. Build 16299.15 will probably be the build that gets rolled to Window users October 17th and so far has been very stable on my test machines. Here is my hands on video of 16299…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #620 – Lost My Groove

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Richard, Garry and I discus Microsoft’s dropping another consumer service with end of the road for Groove Music. Can you trust Microsoft with consumer services? What is next for the cut? We talk about controlling your car with Amazon Alexa, new Alexa messaging…

Sonos announce open beta for Amazon Alexa integration

After a few months of private testing Sonos have opened up its Amazon Alexa integration as part of an open beta. With the Amazon skill you can ask Alexa to “play pink Floyd in the living room” and it will start playing, you can also ask Alexa to “turn up…

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build 16296 now available as an ISO

Microsoft have released an ISO of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build 16296. This is for Windows Insiders wanting to perform a clean install of Windows 10. Build 16296 isn’t the final build that rolls out to Windows users, which will probably be build 16299. The download is available HERE….

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