Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17074 released to the slow ring

Microsoft have pushed Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17074 to the slow ring for Windows Insiders. The build which was released to the fast ring last week and updated this week has been stable so far on my test machines and includes time line, plenty of Microsoft Edge improvements and…

Groove Music gains an Equaliser and artist wall paper for Windows Insiders

The latest version of Groove Music for Windows Insiders now includes a Graphic Equaliser. Announced back last year on our podcast Microsoft said an equaliser would be coming to Groove and now it looks like it’s finally arrived. In the meantime Microsoft killed off its streaming service pushing users to…

Microsoft released updated Windows Insider build 17074.1002

Microsoft have released an updated version of build 17074, the build released last week. Build 17074.1002 contains two additional fixes, one fixing an issue preventing AMD PCs from booting and the other fixing a hanging boot screen if virtualization is enabled. You will have to do a full build update as…

Video: A quick look at the Surface Laptop

I have been a Surface user for many years right back to the first Surface RT. My daily driver is a Surface Pro 4 and when we got a Surface Laptop for my son I decided to borrow it to make a quick video about it. In this video I…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #634 – That Device

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Richard and I talk CES trends, Amazon Alexa, the Apple eco-system and ask what the future holds for Cortana. We also talk about the new Windows 10 Insider builds, Windows Mixed Reality and Musci.ly! Checkout my book: Entertainment Apps on the go with…

The 15” Surface Book 2 is now available to pre-order in the UK

Microsoft have opened up pre-orders for the new larger 15 Surface Book 2 in 17 new markets including the UK. The 15″ Surface Book 2 has an 8th generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 processor which would make it ideal for running Windows Mixed Reality and other…

Microsoft releases Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074

Windows Server Insider Preview Build 17074 to Windows Insiders. The new build part of Windows Server semi-annual release cycle and incudes expanded Storage Spaces and failover clustering. To get started with the server build head over to the download page. Changelog: What’s New in Build 17074 for Windows Server Storage…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17074 for PC

Microsoft have released its first Windows Insider build of 2018. The new build is 17074 and is available for Insiders on the fast ring (not for AMD processors). The new build has improvements in settings, Microsoft Edge, reading modes and improvements to Quiet Hours. [Update: I have recorded my what’s…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #633 – CES Meltdown

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry, Richard and I talk about this week’s tech news. We talk about Alexa coming to every device including Windows 10, all the news from CES, VR and AR in 2018, Bigscreen virtual desktops, Hive View camera, Intel Meltdown and ask if Cortana…

Not dead yet? Microsoft say Cortana is coming to more places in 2018

With the announcement of Amazon Alexa coming to Windows 10 via OEM’s PC many people including me speculated that it could be the end of the road for Cortana. We haven’t seen the promised Alexa / Cortana Integration yet and we only have a couple of 3rd party devices supporting…

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