Microsoft kills off its iOS and Android Groove music apps

Microsoft closed its Groove music streaming service last year and now they are killing off their iOS and Android Groove apps. Even without the streaming service the apps were still useful for listening to music uploaded to OneDrive. The apps will be retired 1st December 2018 and will not work…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #650 – Build 2018

This week Richard and Garry join me to talk about the news coming out of Microsoft’s Build 2018 conference including Android integration to Windows 10, Fluent Design, Alexa and Cortana integration and more. We also talk about the new the April 2018 update, Redstone 5 and HoloLens. The Digital Lifestyle…

Doro 8030 Review

Reviewing the Doro 8030 is a little surreal because by all normal measures, it is a terrible example of an Android phone. Running to £120 (SIM-free) on Amazon at the moment, there are plenty of excellent Android devices that come in at a similar price point, all of which leave…

Microsoft Edge for Android adds password syncing with Windows 10

Microsoft have updated Microsoft Edge for Android adding a new password sync feature. With the update passwords stored in Windows 10 are synced with Microsoft Edge on Android so you don’t have to manually enter password on the phone. This is the kind of thing that improves the experiences for…

Microsoft Edge Preview now available for Android

Microsoft has made available a preview of Microsoft Edge for Android phone users. The browser was announced by Microsoft last week and is now available via the Google Play Store in preview form. The browser includes “Continue on PC” so you can start browsing on your phone and then open…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #621 – On the Edge

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason and I can finally talk about the Sonos and Amazon Alexa integration we have been testing for some time. We talk about what you can do with it and potential features for the future. We talk about Microsoft’s mobile strategy of bringing Edge…

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…

Microsoft Groove for Android picks up new features

Microsoft have updated the Android version of the Groove app adding a few new features. The main change is the ability to search just your own collection as well as the whole Microsoft Groove collection, this is much better when you don’t have a Groove Music subscription. The other change…

Cortana for Android gets a major update

Cortana for Android has had a new update today with new features and functions, “a major evolution” Microsoft describe it. Version 2.9.4 of the app is currently rolling out and has an updated My day view which now shows top news and to-dos. You can create lists and edit items…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #607 – Surface Dial Loop

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Richard and I are joined by uber Windows enthusiasts Michael Gillett to talk over the week’s news. We talk about if there could be a way back for Window 10 Mobile, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 10 S and lots more. Jason also…

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