The Digital Lifestyle Show #571 – Pixel, Band and Updates

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I take a look at the weeks news including the new Google Pixel launch, VLC on Xbox and new Redstone 2 builds. We also talk about the implications of Microsoft’s latest pull back from consumers with the end of the Microsoft…

Microsoft stops selling the Band 2 and no Band 3 this year (or probably ever)

It looks like the rumours of the demise of the Microsoft Band where true as Microsoft have removed the Band 2 from the Microsoft Stores in the US and UK (plus other regions). There is no mention of the Band on any of the Microsoft Stores. The Microsoft Band 2…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #569 – iPhone 7 In the House

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I talk about the week’s tech news with a Microsoft slant. We talk about Jason actually buying an iPhone, is he using it? We talk about which path a Windows phone user can go in the future, stay on Windows 10…

Microsoft Health app renamed Microsoft Band as rumours of its demise grow

There have been lots of rumours that Microsoft are planning to discontinue the Microsoft Band, which would be shame as despite its limited feature set and dubious build quality is actually a nice device and something I still wear alongside my Moto 360. Anyway Microsoft have renamed the Microsoft Health…

Android Wear v Microsoft Band, what I would like to see from the Microsoft Band 3

I had the first Microsoft Band from the day of first release and then when my Band broke for a 2nd time I got a Microsoft Band 2. I use Band for three things: Tracking walking, as a watch and notifications from my phone. I also find some of the…

Microsoft Health for Android updated Cortana support

This week I made the switch to Android from Windows 10 Mobile and I noticed that on Android while the Microsoft Band is well supported it lacks Cortana integration. The app has just been updated adding Cortana to the Microsoft Band for Android owners. After the app has been updated…

Microsoft Health app now available for Windows 10 PCs

When the Microsoft Band was launched the app you use to manage and sync with the device (called Microsoft Health) was mobile only with only the web version available on a PC. Yesterday Microsoft announced a PC version is coming and now it is here. The app is available in…

Microsoft Health app coming the Windows 10 PCs with a new hiking experience for the Microsoft Band 2

The Microsoft Health app is making its way to Windows 10 PC and tablets with the latest update to the app. The updated app is rolling out this week via the Windows Store and you will be able to sync and manage your Microsoft Band from the app on a…

Microsoft Band update adds customisable notification and more tile options

Last week Microsoft announced Facebook leader boards were coming to the Microsoft Health app and today the updated app has started rolling out. That isn’t all that is new for the Microsoft Band you can now choose which apps send you notifications and you can now have up to 20…

Facebook integration coming to the Microsoft Health app and the Microsoft Band

Microsoft are adding Facebook integration to the Microsoft Health app so that you can view social challenges and leader boards with your friends. The sharing features work with the Microsoft Band and the Microsoft Health app on iOS, Android and Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile. The idea being that the feature will help…

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