VLC for Windows Phone 1.8 released

The Windows Phone version of the brilliant VLC app has updated to version 1.8. According the release notes this is probably the last release before starting development of the Windows 10 version. The changes in 1.8 include a few nice UI improvements and some under the hood tweaks. The highlights include:…

Microsoft announce Lumia 550, 950 and 950XL

As expected today Microsoft have announced two new flagship phones. The specs leaked just about everywhere including the Microsoft Store and Microsoft confirmed the Lumia 950 is a 5.2 inch phone 564 PPI with the 950XL having a 5.7 inch display at 518 PPI. Both phones have a 20MP camera, Qi charging,…

VLC for Windows Phone hits 3 million downloads

Many people have written off Windows Phone as a dead platform and at times it even looks like Microsoft have lost interest but write a good app and you get the downloads. Thomas Nigro has tweeted that VLC for Windows Phone has hit 3 million downloads. It’s an impressive download…

VLC for Windows Phone updated with m4a support

The Windows Phone version of VLC has been updated adding m4a support so you can play your Apple formatted music files and there are a few nice minor improvements. There are new gestures and keyboard controls, better hardware acceleration and support for chapters. VLC is a great all round media…

Plex for Windows and Windows Phone updated to 2.1.1.3

One of my five recommended alternatives for Windows Media Center is Plex a media server with a wide range of client apps. The universal Windows app has just been updated with a range of fixes. Version 2.1.1.3 improves music stability, has improved performance and other minor improvements. If you are…

Microsoft Lumia 830 review, premium feel for around £200

Time for another Lumia review, this one is the Lumia 830 a mid-range Windows Phone. The Lumia 830 feels like a premium device but you don’t pay premium price as it can be found for £219.99 SIM free on the Microsoft Store. The Lumia 830 has metal sides and polycarbonate…

BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone updated

I received somewhat of a surprise update today on my Lumia 1520, an update to the Windows Phone BBC iPlayer app. The app hadn’t been updated for nearly a year but today the app has been updated to version 2015.828.1104.0. The release notes are from last week’s update so no…

Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone updated

W Microsoft have pushed out a minor update to the Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone, the app is used to manage the Microsoft Band has bug fixes and minor enhancements. The update is probably ready for the new golf features in the Band. The app is available from the…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #509 – Builds, RTM, Groove and phones

Welcome to this week’s show where once again it’s been week of good and bad news in the Windows world. We talk about the restructuring of the phones division at Microsoft and the job loss accompanying it. We have good news in the form of new Windows 10 PC and…

Emby for Windows Phone updated with new branding, free trial and new features

Emby is a great media server platform and with clients for multiple operating systems. The Windows Phone version has recently updated new features, new Emby branding replacing the Media Browser branding and there is now a free trial option. The changes in this release include improved resuming so you can…

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