Windows 10 to natively support FLAC

We know Windows 10 is going to add support for MKV containers for video playback (to what degree we don’t know yet) and it looks like Microsoft are adding support for another enthusiast favourite: FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). FLAC is an open royalty free lossless compression format that many…

Microsoft roll out Windows 10 Technical Preview update KB3019269

Microsoft have released an update to build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for users on the Windows Insider Program. As well as the changes to OneDrive in build 9879 there were a number of bugs introduced and this update should address some of the issues. One of the…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #476 – An Alternative Universe

Welcome to podcast #476 and I hope you enjoy it! This week Jason, Garry and I talk Windows 10 and the changes to OneDrive, Microsoft opening sourcing .net, Android Lollipop, Google not developing for Windows and lots more. I also want to thank Vidabox for their support of the show,…

Plex for Android and Windows 8.1 updated

Yesterday I wrote about the Windows Phone version of Plex being updated and as it’s a universal Windows app that means the Windows 8.1/Windows 10 has been updated. As with the Windows Phone version the HTTP Live Streaming has been improved so you get a better playback experience. Also in…

New build available of Windows 10 available with new trackpad options and better OneDrive sync

There is a new build of Windows 10 available for Windows Insiders. Build 9879 can be installed via Windows Update or by checking for new builds in PC settings. In the new build you can now hide the Task View and Search buttons which is something many people have asked…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #473 – Good news bad news

Welcome to podcast 473 and this week we have bad news about Media Center but there is a little good news as well. We also talk about Windows 10 update, Xbox Digital TV tuner, Plex on the Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fuze. I also want to thank…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #472 – Jason is feeling old

This week Garry, Jason and I talk about the new Xbox One Digital TV tuner, streaming live TV from the Xbox One to a tablet, Windows 10 Preview gets an update, the UK Windows Media Center Guide Data problems return [now fixed], drawing on Skype, DLNA, new iPads, Android TV,…

Microsoft release new build of Windows 10 for testers

With the release of Windows 10 Microsoft have promised to provide frequent updates to the OS for Windows Insider Testers. Today Microsoft have delivered on that with a new build of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Build 9860 will be delivered automatically via Windows Update or via PC Settings, Update and recovery,…

VLC for Windows 8.1 updated

There is an updated version of VLC for Windows 8.1 in the Windows Store. This update just has bug fixes and decoding speed improvements, the last update has major changes to the app with an all new UI and new features. The app will play a wide range of video…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #470 – Looking at Windows 10

This week we talk about our experiences with the Technical Preview of Window 10. We talk about the installation experiences, our thoughts on the new user interface and whether Microsoft have achieved its aim of making desktop users happy with the modern UI. We also talk Xbox Music, VLC on…

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