Introducing Smart Buttons, our new Windows app for IFTTT

For automating the smart home I use IFTTT a lot. IFTTT stands for “If This then that “and is web site where you can create applets that link triggers to actions. For example you could have your Philips Hue turn on when a light sensor determines it’s getting dark or…

New TDL Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps released

When Microsoft announced support for universal Windows apps I wanted to see how easy it would be to develop one app for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, so I thought I would create a TDL reader app. Universal apps are not strictly one app for both platforms, it’s…

Google Play Sound Search available in the UK

I noticed an update for an app I didn’t have installed on my Nexus 4 today. The app called Google Play Sound Search and is part of Google Search, I installed the update and added the new Sound Search widget. Google Play Sound Search is a widget for Android that…

MX Player for Android updated with Android 4.0 UI

MX Player is a great app for playing videos on Android, it will just about play any video format. The app has just been updated to version 1.7.14 and adds an Android 4 style UI. There are also fixes for ogg video playback and improved network subtitle file loading. The…

New video app for Windows RT released: PressPlay Video for the Windows Store

I am always on the lookout for good apps for my Surface RT and I came across a new video app that looks handy. PressPlay for the Windows Store works with Windows 8 and Windows RT and will play back video files in various formats from local storage, remove able…

4oD for Android updated adds TV premieres

Channel 4 have updated the Android version of the 4oD app adding in a sign in option (as they did with the iOS version). If you sign in you can watch TV premieres and Channel 4’s archived content as well as the normal catch up content. Also added is a…

Demand 5 for Windows Store updated, blocks VGA output

Channel 5 have updated the Demand 5 app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The update fixes a problem with the app crashing after 24 hours, whether anyone actually watches 24 hours of Channel 5 content is debatable! Also in the release notes is an update pointing out that the…

MX Player for Android updated

On this week’s podcast (out later today) we talked about media players for Android device and one of the ones we talked about was MX Player. MX Player will play just about any video format including MVK and AVI files and is free. The latest update for the app fixes…

Movie Premier for Windows 8/RT

Movie Premier for Windows 8/RT adds NAS support

Last month we told you about a movie app for Windows 8 and Windows RT called Movie Premier that gives you a nice visual front end to your movie collection. Today the app has been updated adding support for content stored on a NAS drive or local folders previously it…

Enhance your movie watching experience with Movie Premier for Windows 8 and Windows RT

Movie Premier is a new movie player app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The app scans your video folder and will download metadata about the movies where you can browse and play your collection. You can build your own playlists and it has a really nice UI for viewing…

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