VLC for Windows 8.1 review

Yesterday after a very long gestation period the Windows Store version of the versatile video player VLC was released. The desktop version plays just about any format you can throw at it but what about the Windows version? I thought I would try the app out and try some of…

The first beta of VLC for Windows 8.1 hits the store (Intel only)

It’s been a long time coming but the Windows 8/8.1 version of the fabulous VLC player is finally coming to the Window Store. The app is currently in beta and is in the store today. It works on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but it’s currently only for the Intel…

Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows 8.1 updated

Microsoft have updated the Windows 8.1 Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps. The Xbox Music app has a couple of changes, when you add music to a playlist it no longer adds it to your collection so you can manage the song separately. Microsoft say it’s easier to reorder your…

gMusic Google Music app for Windows 8.1 updated with new features

If you use Google Play Music and have a Windows 8 device you will want to check out gMusic for Windows. With the app you can play music from Google’s Play Music service, manage you playlist and even download them for offline playback. The latest update adds one of my…

Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 updated

  Today Microsoft have updated the Xbox Video app for Windows 8. I had to double check the release notes as Microsoft do have a habit of leaving the notes from the previous release, but this time the notes are correct the app has been updated. Microsoft say in this…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #435 – OneCast

Welcome to podcast 435 and we have a great show for you. We discuss IBM selling its x86 business to Lenovo and do servers have a place in the home any more. We talk SkyDrive being renamed OneDrive, Windows 8.1 Update 1, will metro apps get the Windows Media Center…

Media Browser for Windows 8 updated

It’s been a busy few weeks for Media Browser, we had the new live TV features, an updated Windows Media Center addin and today a new Media Browser app for Windows 8.1. The updated app has improved streaming settings, support for subtitles and support for different audio tracks. With the…

Update on the VLC for Windows Store App project

On the TDL Show a couple of weeks ago we speculated on where the Vidolan team where up to on the Windows Store version of the VLC Player app. The Kickstarter appeal closed at the end of 2012 and late last year we heard that the app failed submission to…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #433 – Windows 9?

This week on the show we talk Windows 9, are Microsoft going to talk about Windows 9 at its developer conference in April? What about an update for Windows 8.1, is there anything wrong with Windows 8.1? Plus we talk about my experience with Toshiba’s Encore 8, an 8 inch…

How to use Xbox Live Gift Cards with the Windows 8 Store

If you have got your kids a Windows 8.1 device oover Christmas they are probably nagging you for your credit card details. For iTunes and Android accounts you can buy gift cards from many places including most supermarkets but for the Windows Store finding the gift cards is a big…

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