The Digital Lifestyle Show #683- Welcome to 2019

Welcome to our first show of 2019! This week we talk gadgets we used over Christmas including a smart payment ring. I talk about my smart home control panel, Logitech Harmony API being pulled, Coral buying Parallels, Windows Mixed Reality and we talk about the new interactive Black Mirror episode….

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR climbs to 8.89%

December showed another steady month of growth for Windows Mixed Reality on SteamVR. Usage is now up to 8.89% up from 7.77% in November. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows Mixed Reality games played directly for the native Cliff House or Skyloft but it does give an indication on how…

How Microsoft are polishing the UI in Windows Mixed Reality with 19H1

Microsoft are quietly going about polishing the user interface in Windows Mixed Reality in the 19H1 Windows Insider builds. Microsoft don’t mentioned the changes in each build’s release notes so here are some of the changes I spotted in the most recent build (18305). New Start Menu The old start…

Kodi v18 Leia Release Candidate 4 available

The Kodi team have made available release candidate 4 of Kodi v18 for testers. This could be the final release candidate of version 18 of Kodi (code named Leia) and it includes a number of fixes. Here are the details from Kodi: Changes in RC4 (and RC3) Most notable changes…

Got a new Windows Mixed Reality headset? Here are 11 things to try

So you got a new Windows Mixed Reality headset for Christmas or just picked one up? Once you have setup your new headset here are 10 things that you should try for yourself, and use to impress your friends and family when showing off Windows Mixed Reality. Watch a movie…

Video: Hands on with Windows 10 19H1 Build 18305

In this video I look at the new Windows 10 build for Windows Insiders. Build 18305 has a new feature called Windows Sandbox, a virtualised environment for testing apps in isolation from the rest of the system, in the video I take preview the new feature. I also look at…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #682 – But what was the year?

Welcome to our Christmas 2018 podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk about our tech highlights of 2018 and what disappointed up. Richard tries to explain how Microsoft releases monthly patches, I talk about how Microsoft have taken over my Android phone and Garry has a very tough Christmas…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 build 18305 for Windows Insiders

Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 for Windows Insiders on the fast ring. The new build is 18305 and has a new default Start layout for clean installs which Microsoft say has been simplified into a “sleek one column design” Also in the new build is Windows Sandbox a…

Things You’re Probably Doing Wrong in Your Online Side Business

The Internet has made it very easy to earn some extra money on the side through various means, and people keep coming up with new ways to utilize this constantly evolving field. Running a side business to supplement your income takes minimal effort if you pick the right niche and…

Logitech Harmony firmware 4.15.206 breaks Home Automation systems

A recent firmware update released by Logitech for its Harmony hub based remote controls, has broken / blocks local LAN access to the hubs. This has left the enthusiast Home Automation and Smart Home community in a bleak situation only six days before Christmas, with their systems for controlling their Audio…

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