Microsoft moving to monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

With Windows 10 Microsoft switched to rollup updates so you only had to get the latest update when setting a new machine up whereas the situation with Windows 7 and 8.1 is much more complex with gigabytes of separate updates which is easy to get into a mess with when…

What has changed with DLNA/Media Streaming between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

With Windows 10 Microsoft have made changes to media streaming DLNA/UPnP features of Windows and not all of them for the better. The main change is the removal of DLNA features from the Groove Music app (which was called Xbox Music on Windows 8.1). With Windows 8.1 you could use…

Windows 8.1 RT Update for the Surface and Surface 2 will arrive in September

I get the impression that Microsoft don’t like talking about Windows RT but they have said that the ARM powered Surface devices will get some kind of update and in the past they said it would be around Windows 10 RTM date. Today Gabe Aul on Twitter has put a…

Plex for Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 updated

Plex have update the Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 version of the media client with a new feature and a few fixes. In release 2.0.0.6 there is support for more view types with the sync filter and fixes for OnePass, play queues and settings not persisting across app sessions. With…

Xbox Video for Windows update improves battery performance

The Xbox Video team have released an update to the Windows 8.1/Windows 10 video app. The update improves your devices battery life when you play back videos from Windows file explorer. There is also a fix for a bug which showed the incorrect file size on when selecting between HD…

Emby (Media Browser) app for Windows 8.1 updated with Cloud and Folder Sync

The Media Browser app for the Windows has been updated, renamed and new features added. Media Browser is now called Emby and the Windows app now has the new Emby Cloud Sync and Folder Sync features. There is also a redesigned movie TV and music views which look great. There…

Xbox Music for Windows 8.1 update includes syncing fixes

Yesterday Microsoft released an update to the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1. The release notes just say “minor fixes and improvement”, they actually contain syncing fixes to improve media syncing issues with the app. Microsoft were frequently shipping updates to the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone music apps but…

With VLC for Windows you can finally play any video on a Surface

Last week a universal app version of VLC for Windows was released which for the first time works on Windows Phone, Intel powered Windows 8.1 and ARM powered Windows devices like the Surface 2. VLC for Windows finally brings a media play that will most of the video formats you…

Kodi 14.2 Helix beta 1 released, fixes Windows bug

The Kodi team have announced beta 1 of Kodi 14.2 (formally XBMC). The 14.2 release is a about bug fixes and doesn’t have any major changes since 14.0. The good news for Windows users is that the bugs in the previous releases has been fixes and now Kodi will work…

MSN apps for Windows 8/Windows 10 updated

Today Microsoft’s MSN apps for Windows have been updated. MSN Money, MSN Weather, MSN Health & Fitness and MSN Sport all get an update which is applicable for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. As is often the case with these apps Microsoft don’t provide any release notes and…

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