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…

Microsoft Cortana for iOS now has native iPad support

Microsoft has updated Cortana for iOS adding support for the iPad. The new version has a layout designed for the larger iPad screens and according to the release notes launches 20% faster. Unfortunately Cortana on iOS doesn’t have access to the system in the same way as it does on…

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…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #618 – Inflatable Garry

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Richard, Jason and I talk about the problems with the Surface Pro 3 and the latest Windows Insider builds. We talk about the iOS 11 and the new iPhones, 4k video, short throw projectors and lots more. Checkout our new TDL Xbox Club, come and…

Microsoft’s Continue on PC now available on iOS for Windows Insiders

With last week’s Windows Insider build Microsoft introduced a new Continue Now feature where you can browser websites on your phone and then continue browsing on your PC. The feature only works with build 16251 (or higher). When the build was published Microsoft only enabled the feature for Android but…

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…

Emby for iOS 1.3.8 Released

Emby is a great media center system and a very good alternative to Windows Media Center, as well as having the Windows server they also have a range of clients for mobile devices. The iOS version of Emby has just been updated with a number of tweaks and enhancements. The…

Microsoft Groove for iOS update improves auto-playlist features

Microsoft continue to develop it’s Groove music service recently adding new playlist features and fluent design to Windows users and now iOS users get some of the new features. The iPhone version is now 11.0601.1629 and has a new playlist feature that adds 10 more songs to your playlist based…

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