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The BBC's iPlayer Radio apps are great for catching up on radio shows and now they have implemented podcast downloads. So you can download and listen to a BBC podcast...

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:30am EST

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Media Browser is a great platform for getting your entertainment on multiple devices, as well as Windows Media Center and web browser clients there are apps for Windows Phone, Android,...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:19am EST

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When it comes to budget Android tablets many are worth avoiding but there are some bargains out there. Acer's Iconia B1-710 is a budget Android tablet that still delivers a...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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The Android media player and manager app MediaMonkey has been been updated to build 167. The update has lots of bug fixes in it including resolving WiFi syncing issues, fixing...

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A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released iOS and Android Xbox Music apps so you can access Microsoft's music subscription service as it competes with services like iTunes Match and...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:09am EST

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Amazon have announced a 3rd generation of their Kindle Fire tablets. The new Kindle Fire HDX will come in 7 inch and 8.9 inch editions with a quad-core 2.2GHX Snandragon...

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If you have a Sonos music system then you have a new way of streaming music with it. Amazon have announced that the Amazon Cloud Player is available on Sonos...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:26am EST

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As expected Microsoft announced earlier today the follow up to their Surface with Windows RT and Surface with Windows 8 Pro (I'll refer to this as Surface RT Surface Pro respectively form now...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

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Over the weekend Apple issued an update to the Apple TV adding iTunes Radio and iCloud streaming to the Apple TV but yesterday Apple quietly pulled the update. There have...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:19am EST

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It's been a busy week for Apple, they released new iPhones, iOS 7 and now they have an update for the Apple TV. The update changes the emphasis of the...

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Category:News -- posted at: 2:50am EST

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We all love Youtube videos, whether it be videos of cats or something a little more highbrow. Currently the only way to watch YouTube videos is with an internet connection...

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:53am EST

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HP have announced a new Pavilion hybrid notebook with detachable keyboard the HP Pavilion 13 x2 and a new tablet the Omni 10 and a new Ultrabook the Spectra 13....

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:01am EST

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Twonky Beam is a great app for sending content from a mobile device to an UPnp/DLNA server and they have just launched a new version of the Android app. The...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:32am EST

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VLC the multi-format supporting media player for iOS has been updated. There are UPnP improvements, better interaction with 3rd party apps and an improved UI on the iPad. There are...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:17am EST

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Amazon have released a new version of the Kindle app for iOS. Amazon say version 4.0 of the app is a major update and has a brand new design with...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:52am EST

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I haven't used a dedicated GPS unit for a while as most of the time I use my smartphone but sometimes you can't beat the simplicity of a dedicated device....

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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Google have started selling the mobile data version of the new Nexus 7 in the UK Google Play store. The LTE enabled Nexus 7 costs £299 for the 32GB version...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:58am EST

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Last night on the Windows Blog Microsoft announced the pricing of the packaged versions of Windows 8.1. We already know that Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade for Windows...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:31am EST

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PowerDVD Mobile the media streaming and companion app to Cyberlink's PowerDVD Ultra has been updated. The iOS app has a new improved user interface has improved performance as well as...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:52am EST

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I always thought it was a little strange that the TVCatchup web site and apps actually offers a great live TV streaming but no on demand TV but from today...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:06am EST

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As we get ready for the release of iOS 7 on the 18th Sky have updated their Sky+ app. Version 4.5.2 of the iPad and iPhone app has iOS 7...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:30am EST

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After a couple months of testing the new version of OpenELEC has been released. OpenELEC is an embedded version of XBMC and version 3.2 includes XBMC Frodo (the current version...

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Double Twist is an Android music and podcast player app that syncs up with a PC based app via WiFi. Before Google Play Music became my main media player Double...

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Category:News -- posted at: 2:53am EST

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ITV have updated the ITV Player app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. With the updated app you can watch catch up content and live streams via a 3G...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:29am EST

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There is a Raspberry Pi distribution that the Raspberry Pi blog have highlighted that I hadn't come across before focusing on music entertainment features rather than video as many of...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:48am EST

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Google have added genre radio to the Google Play Music app on Android. With the updated app you can listen to genre based radio streams, you can browse by genre...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:23am EST

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Microsoft have updated the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1, the update adds a now playing mode to the left hand navigation pane and a new snapped mode supporting Windows...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:47am EST

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There were no real surprises at the Apple event today as Apple announce the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C is a low cost iPhone aiming to claw...

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Category:News -- posted at: 10:55am EST

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Virgin Media are bringing Netflix to its TiVo boxes starting with 40,000 Virgin Media TiVo boxes. This is an interesting move for Virgin Media as Netflix is seen as a...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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Skype have released a pre-release version of Skype for Windows 8.1 showing off the full Skype integration features in Windows. The new version enables answering, declining or sending a message...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:58am EST

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When Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 had been released to manufacturing they said that it would only be available from October 18th the Windows 8.1 release date. This upset a...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

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There have been lots of rumours of new Surface RT, Surface Pro and Surface accessories and it seems we are going to find out more September 23rd. Invites have been...

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:40am EST

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Amazon have issued an update to the iOS Kindle app fixing an issues with iOS 7. The update fixes iOS7 upgrade problems where you would have to re-register and re-download...

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Samsung already let most of the cats out of the bag yesterday with the briefing on their new Smartwatch to a select few Journalists but that doesn't mean the room...

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Samsung have updated the Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet. The 2014 edition of the tablet has the same leather style back as the new Galaxy Note and has 8MP rear...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

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Samsung have announced their entry into the wearable computing arena with the Galaxy Gear smart watch. The Android powered device is a companion to the Galaxy smartphones and has a...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

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When Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note a couple of years ago I scoffed at the idea of such a large screen. However after playing with one I ended up...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:40am EST

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Other platforms have had Skype's video messaging for some time but its take some time to get the features onto Windows Phone. Today Microsoft have updated the Skype app for...

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:09am EST

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Microsoft have revealed that the Xbox One will launch in the UK November 22nd in the UK as well as Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New...

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Not exactly surprising news but Microsoft have officially confirmed that the new Xbox One cannot be used as a Windows Media Center Extender. In a Q&A at IGN.com Microsoft were...

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The ITV Player for Android had been exclusive deal with Samsung so only Samsung devices could use the app. Last week a minor update seemed to remove the Samsung limitation...

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Category:News -- posted at: 12:48am EST

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This morning I woke up to the surprise announcement that Microsoft have purchased Nokia's Devices and Services business bring Nokia's phone business into Microsoft. The deal worth 3.79 Euro (less...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:06am EST

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I recently saw that there was a version of the DVBLink PVR add-on for XBMC available for the stable version of XBMC Frodo V12.2. In Part 3 I stated that...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 7:33am EST

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