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Microsoft on the Windows Blog have released the first details of Windows 8.1 and the changes coming to Windows. Microsoft say they have listened to customer feedback and implements changes...

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As I have said in previous reviews once you start using Windows 8 with touch you will not want to go back to a standard notebook. I recently reviewed Lenovo's...

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Welcome to podcast number 403 and we have a great show for you. Garry, Jason and I talk about the Xbox One and its media integration features. Microsoft are positioning...

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DVBLogic have released a new DVBLink EPG product. DVBLink EPG Loader for PecData is a tool for working with PerData EPG data, PercData is a TV listing provider focusing on...

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Microsoft have a couple of ways of syncing and managing content on a Windows Phone and Windows. There is the Windows Store version for Windows 8 and Windows RT and...

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DoubleTwist the music player system for Android has just been updated with a new Google Holo styled user interface. DoubleTwist for Windows and Mac replicates many of the features of...

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Playing Google Music on Windows 8 and Windows RT gets better and better with the excellent gMusic for Windows Store. The latest update to the app adds an offline mode...

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As well as Sonos updating the desktop software to version 4.1 they have updated the iOS and Android versions of their apps. Both the Android and iOS versions of the...

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Sonos have update the Sonos software. Version 4.1 has a new playlist builder where you can add tracks from any source directly to a playlist without having to use the...

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The BBC iPlayer app for iOS added download features for TV shows a while ago but the iPlayer radio app doesn't have download options. The reason the app can only...

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Opera have released a preview of Opera's new Chromium powered browser. Opera Next has a new version of is shortcut page called Speed Dial where you can create web shortcuts...

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Over the weekend Plex updated the Android app and today the iOS edition has updated. Version 3.2 has faster loading and filtering as it now using paging when communicating with...

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Firecore have updated their iOS media player app. Version 1.2.4 adds pausing/resuming from the headphone controls, updated movie search and improved embedded metadata. The app will play multiple video formats...

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MediaMonkey for Android has been updated, build 133 adds the ability to restrict folders and fixes an issue with file deletions causing playlist corruption. There are also other fixes in...

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BBC iPlayer for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch has been upgraded to version 2.0.5. The iOS app has the same quality video playback over 3G and 4G as over...

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Welcome to our 402nd podcast and we have a busy show for you. We talk Windows Blue being officially Windows 8.1 and a free upgrade, we talk free covers for...

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Google have updated the Android Google Music app with a new UI and new features. Yesterday at Google I/O Google announced a new music subscription services which is initially US...

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We finally have a date when the Microsoft's Surface Pro will arrive in the UK. During a chat with a Microsoft rep on the Surface site the rep told one...

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Sky issues a minor update to the Android Sky Go app today. The updated app fixes problems with incorrect Root detection on Motorola RAZR I devices running Jelly Bean. Prior...

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The 12th beta of VLC for Android has been released. This build fixes issues from the previous release including crashes, fixing audio issues and it gives you the option to...

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Just posted tonight are beta versions of the new Media Browser 3 Server and Media Browser 3 Windows Media Center addin (Media Browser Classic). This is the first step in...

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The Surface Pro is due to land in the UK sometime this month but Microsoft have a nice offer for potential buyers of the Surface RT. Microsoft UK are offering...

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If you are testing My Movies on a Mac there is a new build of the app. Pre Release 5 of My Movies for OSX is probably the last build...

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A few months ago the BBC announced that iPlayer would be finally coming to Windows Phone and today it's available for Windows Phone 8 devices. It's not quite the full...

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Coming up in July is a fantastic event for fans of vintage computing and technology in general. Silicon Dreams is a 3 day event taking place at Snibston Discovery Museum...

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This month's round of update from Microsoft have brought us a firmware update for the Surface RT. For the past few months Microsoft have been working on fixing the WiFi...

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Welcome to this week's podcast, show no 401. This week Jason and I chat about the latest news including Windows Blue coming later this year, smaller tablets for Windows 8,...

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Microsoft have started talking about the Windows Blue update that is coming later this year and the Windows Embedded team have started talking about the "Blue" update. In a post...

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Google have updated the Android  version of the Google Earth app adding Street View. With the updated app you can navigate right down to street level and get Google Street View...

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Sky have updated the Sky+ app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Version 4.4 has a new look and feel which has a cleaner and a flat style UI....

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Netflix have updated the Android version of the Netflix app. The new version has increased font size of subtitles on tablets, improved playback stability, miscellaneous bug fixes and enhanced second...

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Amazon have updated the Amazon Cloud Player app for iOS. The iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch app now supports Ford Sync so you can wireless stream content from the app...

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Up to now the YouTube app on Windows Phone was pretty basic to say the least, the basically it's a shortcut to the mobile web version of YouTube. Today Microsoft...

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In a Q&A on the Windows Blog Microsoft's Tami Reller Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer answered questions on the update coming for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The...

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Twonky have updated the Twonky Beam app for iOS. Version 3.4.2 adds in app purchases for viewing recorders, improved playback reliability of DTCP-IP protected content, pause and resume playback when...

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MediaMonkey the media manager and player app for Android has been updated to build 127. The updated build fixes dialog boxes issues, fixes USB syncing issues and improves the lock...

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Amazon have update the Android version of the Kindle app. Version 4.0.2 fixes a couple of bugs from the version 4 release, there is are fixes for bugs with notes,...

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The guys developing the excellent Xbian release of XBMC for Raspberry Pi have updated the build to include the latest version of XBMC. The latest version includes XBMC Frodo 12.2...

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The 12th edition of the Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi has been released. The issue is celebrating a year of the Raspberry Pi, has a massive giveway and includes a review of the some of...

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If you after a portable router to take with you when you travel you should checkout TP-Link's Nano Router. The tiny Wireless N Router is powered by a USB charger...

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Raspbmc one of the great XBMC distribution designed for the Raspberry Pi has been updated to include the latest version of XBMC. Yesterday XBMC 12.2 was released (see my post)...

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As well as Aspire R7 and Aspire P3 Ultrabook devices launched today Acer also released the Iconia A1 and Iconia B1. The A1 is a 7.9 inch Android tablet priced at...

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Acer have launched a new Ultrabook which is very Surface looking. The P3 has a sliding keyboard to go with its 11.6 inch screen, 60GB or 120GB SSD storage, i3...

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Acer at a press event today have announced a new the new Aspire R7 a 15.6″ notebook with a 1920×1080 touch screen running Windows 8. The main feature of the...

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Well we make it to show number 400, since I started the podcast in 2005 (then called The Media Center Show) we have talked to hundreds of people and discussed...

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The Windows Store version of Skype has been updated today to add the new video messaging features. Skype Video Messaging lets you record a video message and send it to...

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Microsoft have updated the Windows RT and Windows 8 games app, the Windows Store app has a new home panel that shows information about recent games activity, messages, achievements and...

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Amazon have added new accessibility features to the iPad and iPhone Kindle app. Amazon say the new voice features "make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate...

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As well as the Mac and Windows Media Center version of My Movies being updated today the Home and Essentials Server edition has also been updated. Version 2.13 Build 6...

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The My Movies team have updated the Windows Media Center version of the My Movies addin. Version 4.05 Build 6 fixes issues adding categories to Media Center, fixes an installer...

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Brian Binnerup and the My Movies team have updated the OS X version of My Movies. My Movies for OS X Spring Pre Release version 4 is available for testing...

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GUEST POST by Matt Allfrey Who Should Control Our Browsing? Last month three more websites were added to the list that UK internet service providers are no longer allowed to...

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Amazon have issued another update to the Windows 8 and Windows RT Kindle app. The app addresses registration issues that cause are causing problems with Windows devices sharing Windows accounts....

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