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mControl on Window Home Server

Embedded Automation are launching mControl (their home automation software) as an Add-In to Windows Home Server. This is a great idea as Windows Home Server is the always on center of the digital home. You will still be able to use mControl on Windows Media Center as the UI can…

Control Windows Media Center using a Windows Mobile 5 Device

Via Windows Media Center Sandbox On Coding4Fun there is a article demonstrating how to use a Windows Mobile 5 device to control Windows Media Center. This looks a great article and it uses the Windows Media Center SDK, the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK and Visual Basic or C# It takes…

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Big Screen Photos 2 Beta

Today I got to play with Mobilesware’s Big Screen Photos 2. This is a  Vista Media Center application that enables you to browse and view Flickr pictures. V2 adds features such as Geo Browsing and slideshows. The best part is its a true Vista Media Center application so it has…

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Boot Your Xbox 360 straight in to Media Center

Since the Spring Update for the Xbox 360 you can boot your Xbox 360 directly in to Windows Media Center. This is great for people like me that use their Xbox 360 mainly as an Extender. It all adds to the WAF! Thanks to Michael Creasy for the tip The new…

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Domia e-Home AUTOMATION to launch new "Lifestyle" solutions

More use of Windows Media Center as the core of the digital lifestyle. Domia are using Media Center in their Lifestyle brand with a new home automation solution being shown off in Dubai. Check out this video (divx) showing off the solution In a few weeks time I will have…

The Media Center Show No.107 RadioTime

By Ian Dixon (15.1mb 43mins 58sec) The RSS feed for the show is HERE Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes This week Bill More CEO of RadioTime, an radio aggregation service for Windows joins me to talk about RadioTime and their Windows Media Center Plug inI have email and…

The Media Center Show No.107 – Radio Time

By Ian Dixon (15.1mb 43mins 58sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070510_107.mp3[/mp3] This week Bill More CEO of RadioTime, an radio aggregation service for Windows joins me to talk about RadioTime and their Windows Media Center Plug inI have email and news items, plus details on a new…

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Embedded Automation Previews Support for Web Services on devices

  Interesting press release from Embedded Automation, great to see the whole system based around Windows Media Center: As part of the keynote speech by Robbie Bach, President of the Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division, at the recent Microsoft Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference 2007, Embedded Automation’s mControl Digital Home…

HP Pavilion HDX

HP have announced a very nice looking (and big) new entertainment laptop. It would make a great Media Center devices, just take a look at its specs Centrino (Core 2) Duo T7700 2.4GHz CPU 20.1-inch 1680 x 1050 "Ultra Brightview" display ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB graphics (DirectX…

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Wake on LAN addin for Windows Home Server

Evangelos Hadjichristodoulou a Microsoft MVP has posted a great tool for Windows Home Server to wake up a sleeping PC that supports Wake on Lan, which will be great when a machine is sleeping when you want to remote control it. More details from Forms.Microsoft.com   Technorati tags: windows home server

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