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Microsoft have updated the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1. In the update there is a now a new artist detail page where it shows information about the artist including...

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  The Raspbmc version of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi has been updated. The July update has improvements to the XBMC player on the Pi, including MKV and Live TV...

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DVBLogic have released a new version of DVBLink TVSource for NAS platforms. Build 8779 adds support for DVB-C USB tuners for NAS devices. This enables streaming of free to air...

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Amazon have updated the iOS Kindle app to version 3.9. The update adds searching of Amazon's catalogue of free samples and enables downloading of the samples. You can also use...

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Microsoft have announced that Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview is available for download. Windows 8.1 Enterprise adds mobility, security, management and virtualisation features. Included in Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition: Windows To...

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Microsoft have updated the web version of its storage service SkyDrive. The new features on SkyDrive.com include support for new file types, editing features and new sharing options. SkyDrive.com now...

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The router I use at home I thought was doing a pretty good job, the Wi-Fi signal reached most of my house and I thought I was getting the most...

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Videolan have updated the Android VLC app bringing fixes for Android 4.3. The 15th beta of VLC for Android fixes Android 4.3 issues and improves decoding speed. VLC is a...

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With the Windows 8.1 Preview Microsoft introduced new support for 3D printers but that is not the only change to device support in the OS. In a new post on...

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Sky have launch a cheap set top box for their NOW TV pay as you go TV service. The box which is available from today at nowTV.com is a small...

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Amazon have updated the Amazon Cloud Player for iOS improving the performance of the app with large libraries. Version 2.2 of the app also has faster startup when loading the...

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MediaMonkey the media manager and player for Android has been updated. Build 152 fixes problems with the previous releases including issues with the widget, download status errors, playlist errors and...

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Welcome to podcast 410. Garry joins me to talk over the week news, we talk about the Microsoft's massive write down on the Surface RT and is this the end...

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Google have updated the Android Google Play Music and Google Play Movies apps. The updated apps now support sending of content to Google's new Chromecast so you can watch or...

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Channel 4 have updated the 4oD app for the iPad and iPhone. Version 3.0 of the iOS app adds downloading options enabling downloading and offline viewing of catchup content on...

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As widely leaked Google announced a new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 yesterday. Android 4.3 is still called Jelly Bean is a fairly minor update to the Android but does...

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Last week VLC return to the iPad and iPhone after a couple of years of absence and already VideoLan have the first update out. Version 2.0.2 has fixes for MPEG...

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Yesterday Sky upgraded the iOS version of Sky Go with a new look and feel and today the Android app has been updated with a similar style. The updated app...

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Microsoft have released another set of Windows 8.1 Preview updates aimed at improving the stability of the OS. This week's update include a patch improving SkyDrive stability another fixing webpage...

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Sky have refreshed the Sky Go app for iOS. Version 4.0 of the app has a more modern look with a flatter style which looks more like the Sky+ app...

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Google have updated the Chrome Browser for Android. The update has new translation features from Google Translate which has been added to the app. Also full screen browsing has been...

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Sonos have updated their Android app adding streaming from the local library. With the updated app you can send music from local Android library to a Sonos system without having...

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I love my Surface RT but one USB port can be a bit of a limitation and what is where the 4 in 1 USB hub comes on. I actually...

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Brian and the My Movies team have updated the OS X version of the My Movie apps. In version 1.33 there are bug fixes and the AFP share option has...

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AirPlayer for iOS have been updated to version 1.0.07, Airplayer is a UPnP and DLNA app for the iPad and iPhone that enables streaming of video and audio from a...

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For a long while I used a Flip camera for recording videos, recently I switched to using my Canon DSLR which produces great results but is a little on the...

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Plex recently released an updated Android Plex app and yesterday they released a new version of Plex for Google TV. The update is for PlexPass members (a subscription services) and...

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Microsoft have released Halo: Spartan Assault in the Windows Store today, the game makes great use of the Halo franchise and includes 25 missions playable via touch or keyboard. I...

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It looks like Microsoft latest update for Windows Phone is rolling out. The GDR2 update popped up on my HTC 8X today, update 8.0.10322.71 and 8.0.10327.77 . The update includes...

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VideoLAN's VLC player is a great cross platform media player, it will play just about any video format and is available on Android, Mac, Windows and Linux. It was available...

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Microsoft / Nokia are rolling out updated offline maps for Windows Phone 8. The update which seems to be available for all Windows Phone 8 devices includes the latest map...

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The Android version of Twonky Beam has been updated to version, version 3.4.4 improves reliability with Panasonic DiGA recorders and the back button now returns you to the previous apps...

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Google have updated the Chrome Browser for the iPad and iPhone. The updated iOS app integrates with the other Google apps like YouTube and the new Maps app, there is...

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At Silicon Dream 2013 Chris Smith was showing off his hand built ZX Spectrum ULA. The ULA is the heart of the Spectrum and Chris has reverse engineered the custom...

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Google have released the new Google Maps app for iOS. Version 2.0 of the app has a new iPad design and includes live traffic updates and traffic incident reporting, there...

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The Windows 8 Music App available on the Start Screen has been much maligned and is due for a bit of an overhaul in Windows 8.1. Whilst it is true...

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OpenELEC continues its march to OpenELEC 3.2 and the latest test build has just been released. Version 3.1.3 has added basic support for EFI/UEFI based system booting, so you can...

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The BBC have announced they are launching new subscription free HD channels in early 2014. The new channels will be BBC News HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBeebies...

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Amazon have released an update to the Android Kindle app. Version 4.1.1 fixes issues with the app starting up, syncing and opening books. The update also fixes app crashes on...

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With Media Browser 3 the development team are moving away from just being a Media Center addin to a complete cross platform media system. Today the first beta of the...

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The Windows Store version of the eBay app been updated. The app now has selling features in it, previously you could only browse and buy from the Windows 8 app...

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XBian one of my favourite builds of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi has been updated to Beta 1.1, the updated version fixes critical issues in XBian 1.0 Beta 1 and...

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Google are rolling out an updated Google Maps app for Android and iOS. The app which is rolling out via Google Play and available in the Apple App Store soon...

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Many of us geeks have a collection of old computers, I have a few Sinclair computers and a BBC Micro but you haven't seen anything until you have seen Steve...

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I have been really impressed with Windows 8.1 running my Surface RT but I have come across a couple of strange issues like the app store saying it's not connected...

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Skype have issued an update for the Windows Phone 8 version of their app. Version 2.8 improves the startup time of the app and the resume time when going back...

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Sky have updated the Sky sport iOS app in time for the Ashes. Cricket fans will be able to watch ball-by-ball coverage of the Ashes as well as highlights, and...

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Channel 5 have updated iPad and iPhone version of the Demand 5 TV catchup app. The app adds support for subtitles and has improved content feeds as well as click...

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The OpenELEC team continue with test updates as they get ready for OpenELEC 3.2, the latest build is OpenELEC 3.1.2 which updates the Kernel to 3.10 and fixes issues with...

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Nokia have updated the Windows Store version of the Nokia Music app. The update adds in-app purchases so you can buy tracks directly from the app and they will be...

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Today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston Microsoft announced that the release version of Windows 8.1 will be available in late August. The update which is currently available in...

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Here is another video behind the scenes at Ford. This video looks at how Ford use heat cameras to find air leaks in a car, air leaks reduce efficacy and...

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Samsung is set to buy set top box manufacture Boxee. Boxee have recently been looking for a buyer and Samsung could be a good fit as them continue to develop...

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Last week Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Preview (see my review) and I was really looking forward to trying it on my Surface RT however the preview wasn't available for Windows...

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DVBLogic have release version 4.6.0 of the DVBLink range of products. DVBLogic say this release is significantly easier to configure and install that the previous version, particularly the TVSource configuration...

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Windows 8.1 Preview may have just been released last week but Microsoft have already got a set of updates for the OS. There are four updates for the Preview (plus...

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These are the sports headphones in the Klipsh range. They retail for £129. My biggest bug with headphones when I am running is the continual fall out, plug them back...

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Firecore have updated their addin for the 2nd gen Apple TV. Version 2.3 of aTV Flash adds Apple TV 5.3 compatibility, new languages and rebrands the video play as Infuse for...

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The BBC have updated the BBC News App for Android adding push notifications. The updated app will send push notifications for breaking news stories, so you should never miss a...

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The built in Windows 8 / Windows RT Video app has been updated with a new Watch Next feature. Watch Next works the same way as it does in Nextflix's...

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Amazon have updated the Android Kindle app to version 4.1. The update app has performance improvements and improved PDF navigations. Textbook improvements include highlights, bookmarks and notes are organized into...

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Skype for Android has been updated and has a new redesigned UI. The app looks very metro like and has a nice clean user interface, the tablet version hasn't got...

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