The Digital Lifestyle Show #681 – Shadow

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry and I catch up on the latest smart home news, Window 10 news and what switching to Chromium will mean for Microsoft Edge and Windows. We also talk Windows Lite, Amazon Alexa updates, HoloLens 2, ARM for Windows and Shadow the virtual gaming…

Which is the best smart home security system? Blink, Hive or Arlo?

Home security has gone from being complicated and expensive to simple and cost effective. We now have cameras that are wire free, run for months off batteries and you can access them from anywhere in the world. It’s now really simple to keep an eye on your home whether you…

Using Amazon Alexa and Alexa routines to control all your Christmas lights

It is that time of year when you go into the loft and get your Christmas lights out. Once you have finished untangled them why not turn them in to smart lights and control them from Amazon Alexa. I can say “Alexa, turn on Christmas tree lights” and my tree…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #679 – Ti-99

This week Garry, Richard and I talk Raspberry Pi for the smart home and retro computing. Richard gets his TI-99 out, Garry talks Jaguar iPace, I talk smart home and we all talk Windows 10. Links for this week’s show: Microsoft releases cumulative update KB4469342 for Windows Insiders (17763.167) Setting…

Setting up and testing a TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

The TP-Link HS100 is a smart plug you can control from your phone, tablet, Amazon Alexa or Google Home and is very simple to setup. In this review (and video) I unbox the smart plug, connect it up to my phone and set it up with Amazon Alexa. Setup The…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #678 – A Cupboard full of Hubs

This week the full gang is here so Garry, Jason, Richard and I talk Windows 10 new light mode, more trouble for the October 2018 update, smart home news, Skype on Alexa and lots more! Links from this week’s show: Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa Now the October…

Xbox skill now available for Amazon Alexa now available in the UK

The Xbox skill for Amazon Alex is now available in the UK. The skill (which is currently in beta) enables you to turn on and off your Xbox One, launch a game and control media playback. As well as controlling the Xbox via commands like “Alexa, tell Xbox to record…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #677 – Jason 2013

Welcome to this week’s show. Jason, Richard and I talk about the re-release of the October 2018 Update and ask if Microsoft have got it right this time? We talk about the 19H1 update, Jason’s purchase of yet another Apple product, Surface Go LTE and lots more. Links from this…

Amazon Alexa app now available for Windows 10

Amazon have released an Alexa app for Windows 10 (US, Germany & UK). The app enables you to talk to the Amazon assistant via your PC and control you home. You can do all the normal things that you do with the Alexa device like controlling your smart home, check…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #676 – Brick Watch

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Jason, Garry, Richard and talk about smart watches, smart home and not so smart updates. We are still looking for the October 2018 Update, we do have a 19H1 update and Jason gives us a Hive update. We also talk Windows Mixed Reality and Oculus…

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