The Digital Lifestyle Show #617 – What did the Smartphone ever do for us?

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry, Richard and I discus this week’s Apple announcements, Richard watched all the keynote so you don’t have to. We talk about the new iPhones and the new 4k Apple TV. We talk Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and speculate on what the next…

Cortana for iPhone finally arrives in the UK

Microsoft virtual assistant Cortana has at last made its way over to the UK. Cortana is available for Windows, Android and iOS but until today it’s been US only. The iOS version which is iPhone only looks identical to the Windows and Android versions including voice input and your news…

Video: Testing an OLALA 64GB USB 3.0 Lighting/USB Drive

In this video I take a look at an OLALA iDisk USB drive. The cleaver thing about this drive is that it has a lighting connector so you can connect it to an iPhone or iPad and a USB connector that you can connect to a PC of Mac. The…

Emby for iOS 1.09 released

The iOS client of my favourite media server system Emby has been updated. Version 1.09 has improved photo gallery performance, improved performance of the now playing screen, better search and you can now turn off the subtitle from the remote control. You can find the app in the iTunes store…

Plex for iPad and iPhone update adds TV out support

Plex have updated the iPhone / iPad app with fixes and with TV Output support. TV Out means you can connect up your iPad or iPhone to a TV (via a HDMI adapter) and watch your Plex content on your TV. Also in the update are cloud syncing fixes, improved…

Plex launch an all new app for iOS

Plex have released a brand new version of their Plex app for iOS adding new features and improving many areas of the app. First off the app is now free, previously you had to buy the app. The free version can be used as a remote control for other Plex…

Xbox Music on iPhone becomes Groove

Last week Microsoft rebranded the Android and Xbox One version of the Xbox Music apps to Groove and today the iOS version has been updated with the new branding. The app now called just Groove has a new dark look to it but it is still iPhone only and you…

Microsoft health app for iPhone updated

The great thing about the Microsoft Band is that there is an accompanying phone app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone so you are not tied to one platform. The iPhone version has just been update to version 1.3.10528 which just contains bug fixes and no new features. The app…

GoodPlayer iOS video player adds Apple Watch support

GoodPlayer the versatile media player app for iOS has been updated adding support for the Apple Watch. This doesn’t mean that you will be watching your favorite movies on the watch but it does display the now playing information on the watch. Also added to the app are automatic subtitle…

BBC iPlayer and 4oD TV apps for iOS updated

Two of the most popular UK TV app for the iPad and iPhone have been updated today, BBC iPlayer and 4oD. The BBC’s catch up app has a new country setting so you can chose a home nation, it fixes a headphone crashing issue and a notification bug. The app…

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