A quick look at Samsung Series 3 Notebook

My wife has been using a HP Pavilion dv6000 for a couple of years now and it’s come to the end of it’s useful life so she wanted a new PC. We looked around a lots of different Notebooks including Apple, HP, Acer and Samsung and the one she picked…

Laplink Releases Free Windows 8 Testing Tool

Laplink have today released a free tool to help test migration to Windows 8. The program PCmover is a free tool that makes testing Windows 8 easily by allows users to migrate selected programs, files and settings from a Windows 7 PC to a Windows 8 PC. The app is free from…

Laplink to release a free tool for migrating to Windows 8 from Windows 7

I have to admit I haven’t used Laplink many years, I used to use it to move files between DOS machines via a serial cable. Laplink are still going and will release a free version of their software for transferring files, settings and user accounts from Windows 7 to Windows…

New Kinect for Windows PCs on the way

  Microsoft have detailed in a blog post today that a new Windows Kinect device is on the way. Having played with the Kinect SDK for Windows the new device could address the biggest problem I had with it which was short range use. If you were sat a desk…

Microsoft detail improved upgrade experience for Windows 8

Microsoft have revelled details of the improved upgrade process for Windows 8 including the online upgrade system. Microsoft plan to make the online experience better by including the product key in the online setup, reducing the footprint of the download and reducing size needed for the install. Most Windows users…

Qualcomm pushing DLNA with Skifta Android and PC apps

Qualcomm Atheros have released version 1.0 of its media management application called Skifta. The app which had been in closed beta uses DLNA to offer Airplay type functionality with Android phones. The idea being to use the system to promote DLNA adoption which while is pretty low despite there being…

UK Users Reporting Windows Media Center Guide Problems

I am seeing various reports that there is an issue with the UK guide data in Windows Media Center. Many users are reporting there there is no EPG data in the system beyond October 30th rather that the 14 days Windows Media Center normally supports. I checked my own system…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #324–Embedded Automation Return

A Bumper show for you this week. Ted Singh from Embedded Automation returns to the show to talk about mControl 3.0, their home automation software. Ted was on the very edition of the podcast a long time ago and its great to have him back on the show. We still…

Samsung Series 7 Slate Available For Pre-Order

It seems like the Windows 8 Developer Preview has given new life to the Windows tablet market with Dell having one on the way and now Samsung have their Series 7 slate on pre-order. The slate as a core i5, dual webcams and 128GB solid state drive. It comes with…

Details of Dell’s 10” Windows 7 Tablet Leak

Yesterday I wrote about the a consumer demand for Windows tablets and it looks like a new Windows Tablet from Dell could be on the way. Engadget have a couple of pictures of the tablet and the form factor looks pretty nice. It has 10.1 inch display, USB,HDMI, 2GB of…

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