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We talk Windows, smart home, music tech, vintage tech, EVs and lots more.

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Last week we had a live stream (see this link) and this week we are talk about the latest Windows Insider news, music tech news, EV news and a look back at the Sinclair C5.

We also have our new TDL Podcast listeners survey where we want to find out what is important to you about our show. It’s quick to fill in and will really help us tailor the show for you in the future.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Roland D-110 in Action: 80s Synth Demo

·       Recreating Classic Synth Sounds: From Jen SX1000 to Korg Modwave

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26252 for the Canary Channel

·       TDL Survey

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240717_951.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Welcome back to the show after a summer break! This week Garry and I are catching up on the Windows Insider news, EV news and I talk about tracking my cases with a smart tag. We talk about new sounds packs for the Korg Modwave and new smart lights.

Make sure you join me for a live stream next Tuesday at 8pm UK time!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Home | Windows Insider Blog

·       Recreating Tangerine Dream’s Tangram with Korg Modwave

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26241 for Canary Channel

·       Reviving the Classics: Atmospheric Sounds from the Korg Wavestation to the Wavestate

·       Recreating Tangerine Dream’s Dolphin Dance with Korg Modwave

·       Join Me for a Korg Modwave Live Stream July 9th 8pm UK / 12pm PST

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240703_950.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show, Garry and I talk about the new builds of Windows 11, the latest EV news, and I have music tech news. We also discuss how the Windows Insider Program has evolved and how we miss the big bang approach of new Windows releases. Plus, I have a new music PC.

·       Free Sound Pack Inspired by Tangerine Dream for Korg Modwave

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26231 for Canary Channel

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240612_949.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29am EDT

Welcome to this week’s TDL Show! After our special guest last week and the live show a week before that we are back with a catch up with Garry. We talk about the Microsoft Surface event a couple of week’s ago and ask what is copilot+.

We talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and how Microsoft are changing the Windows 10 beta channel. I also talk about my new music gear and Garry has a recap of the EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Getting Hands-On with the Korg Wavestate Module: Unbox, Update, and Play

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.751 (Dev Channel)

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 (Canary)

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 for the Canary Channel

·       Fairlight Collection Vol2: Guitar, Bass and Drums for Korg Modwave

·       Which synth did I get?

·       Unlock Classic Kraftwerk Sounds with My New Korg Modwave Sound Pack!

·       Microsoft announces new ARM powered Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240605-948.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41am EDT

This week on the podcast, we have a very special guest. Dan Phillips is the manager of product development at Korg R&D in the US and has worked on various products over his years at Korg, including the Wavestation and OASYS projects, as well as recent devices like the Wavestate and Modwave.

Dan talks about the products he has worked on at Korg and the process of bringing new products to life at the company. He discusses writing the manuals, working with sound developers, and provides a background on the Wavestate and Modwave projects.

Dan also shares insights about new software synths coming from Korg this summer in Korg Collection 5, including the brand new ARP2600 virtual synth. Dan is passionate about synthesizer design and music, and he is great to chat with.

So, get yourself a drink, sit back, and enjoy the brilliant Dan Phillips!

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240529_947.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show, we talk about the new builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders, speculate about what we will see at Microsoft’s Build 2024 show, and discuss the latest news in electric vehicles and music technology.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Korg Wavestate: Akai AX73 Sound Pack

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 for the Canary Channel

·       Home | Windows Insider Blog

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240515_946.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

This week, we're thrilled to welcome Gary Comerford from the EV Musing podcast, who shares insights into dispelling some common myths surrounding electric vehicle (EV) ownership. Additionally, we delve into the latest developments with Windows 11 builds, and I'm excited to share details about my upcoming album.

Tune in and enjoy this week's show!

Links:

·       The EV Musings Podcast

·       The Little Book of EV myths

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26120.461 for the Dev Channel

·       Mastering Set Lists: Unlocking the Power of Korg Keystage with Modwave and Wavestate

·       Unleashing the Forgotten Gem: Akai AX73 Sounds for Korg Modwave

·       "Optimistic?" is available on most streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240508_945.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38am EDT

Welcome to this week’s show where Garry and I catch up on the news. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and why its been quiet on the build front. We talk about the changes going on in the EV world and the new sounds I have been working on.

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26200

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26200 (Canary Channel)

·       Sounds Design on the Korg Modwave Live Stream

·       Fairlight Collection Vol1: Strings, Brass & Vocal for the Korg Modwave

·       Fairlight Collection Vol1: Strings, Brass & Vocal for the Korg Wavestate

·       Unleashing the Forgotten Gem: Akai AX73 Sounds for Korg Modwave

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240501_944.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show this week Garry and I talk about issues with 12v batteries in EVs, I ask why we haven’t had a new build of Windows 11 in a while, we Microsoft unblocking Windows 11 upgrades for some devices and my samples with automated tools.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Exploring Sound Design: Join Me for a Korg Modwave Live Stream Adventure!

·       Importing Custom Samples into Korg Modwave and Wavestate Synthesizers (with free Fairlight sound)

·       Experience the Pink Floyd Sound: Free Collection for Korg Modwave

Make sure you join us on the our live stream next Tuesday, live on YouTube.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240417_943.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13am EDT

This week on the show we are joined by Chris Minasians to talk about In Car audio systems. Our car entertainments systems are as complex as our home entertainments systems now and Chris explains about the change in car technology especial with the increase of EVs. We talk about the trends, the best systems and how manufactures are using systems from Apple and Google.

Links from the show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240409_942.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

This week on the we catch up on the news. We talk about wavetables, building music PCs, new Windows 11 builds new Microsoft Surfaces and the latest EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26085 for Canary and Dev Channels

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26085

·       Blade Runner Inspired: CS80 Sounds for Korg Modwave | New Collection Release!

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240327_941.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

This week on the show we have sound designer and wavetable expert Keith Crosley. Keith has a massive collection of Wavetables available for use with modern Wavetable synths like the Serum and Korg’s Modwave. Keith is going to talk about wavetable synthesis, the history of wavetables and how they are used in music today. Keith also talks about how we got into producing wavetables and how he generates them.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Wavetables.lol (gumroad.com)

·       I Created AI Models to Generate 40,000+ Wavetables - Available Now in KRC Mathwaves (youtube.com)

·       Introducing the Digital Collection: Free Sounds for Korg Modwave Inspired by 80s Synths

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26080

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240320_940.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show this week Gary and I talk about Microsoft removing Android support from Windows 11, new builds, MIDI 2.0, Korg Keystage, new budget EV and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft end support for Android apps on Windows 11

·       Unboxing and Exploring the Korg Keystage 49: A MIDI 2.0 Controller with MPE, Polyphonic Aftertouch, and More!

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26063 for the Canary Channel

·       Dacia Spring EV will start from £14,995

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240313_939.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28am EDT

This week on the podcast, we are joined by Microsoft’s Pete Brown, who is implementing MIDI 2.0 in Windows. MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) is a system for connecting musical instruments and has been around since the early 80s. MIDI 2.0 marks the most significant change to the protocol in its lifetime, and Pete’s team is working to introduce a new MIDI stack into Windows.

Pete explains what MIDI is and delves into the reasons behind the necessity of MIDI 2.0. He discusses Microsoft's decision to rewrite the MIDI stack in Windows, making it open source, and highlights the benefits this will bring. Additionally, he treats us to live demos showcasing the new MIDI 2.0 functionality in Windows 11.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Windows Midi Services | Windows MIDI Services (microsoft.github.io)

·       Releases · microsoft/MIDI (github.com)

·       https://twitter.com/pete_brown

·       https://aka.ms/Win10AudioTweakGuide

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240306_938.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am EDT

Welcome to this week’s show. On the podcast this week Garry and I talk the new builds of Windows 11, EV charging news and Garry has smart home news. We also talk Korg Modwave, and new music.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 (24H2)

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26058 (24H2) for Dev and Canary Channels

·       Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3209 (Beta Channel) | Windows Insider Blog

·       Classic 1970’s ARP synthesiser collection for the Korg Modwave

The Detective Returns

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240221_936.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast. On the show this week Garry and I talk about the next version of Windows which we now know is Windows 11 24H2 and not Windows 12. We look at the changes to the new builds this week including the new SUDO command. We talk EVs, smart home and music tech.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 (Canary and Dev Channels) | Windows Insider Blog

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26052 (24H2) with SUDO!

·       Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3140 (Beta Channel) | Windows Insider Blog

·       Mastering Motion Sequencing 2.0 on the Korg Modwave: Unleashing Sonic Creativity

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240214_935.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50am EDT

Welcome to this week’s show! On the podcast we talk about Apple Vison Pro and why you shouldn’t wearing one while driving. We talk about the new builds of Window 11 and look forward to what’s coming for ARM on Windows. We also talk music tech and have EV news.

Links for this week’s show:

·       Unleashing Sonic Power: A Guide to Crafting Mesmerizing FM Sounds with the Korg Modwave

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3139 (Beta Channel)

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240207_934.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Garry and I talk about the latest Windows 11 Insider builds, we talk about the Korg MS-20 and re-creating it, plus we talk about the EV9 that Garry has been driving.

We also have feedback from last week's show and more!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240131_933.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

Welcome back after a week off! This week on the show Garry and I talk about the new features in Windows 11, Microsoft Surface Go 4 update, new Korg gear and EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Here are the new features in Korg Modwave V2 Firmware

·       Prophet VS Collection for the Korg Modwave

·       Windows 11 Build 23619: Instant Access to your Phone’s Photos and Screenshots Explained

·       Windows 11 Build 23619 for the Dev Channel release with new mobile integration

·       Three Months In: Surface Go 4 Update and Real-World Impressions

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240125_932.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20am EDT

Welcome to this week’s show where I bring you a quick update as I was on my own. I bring you the latest Windows Insider news, some of the fist CES 2024 news and an update on my home Wi-Fi solution.

Back to our regular show format next week!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23612 for the Dev Channel

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26020

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26020 for the Canary Channel

·       How to make massive analogue synth sounds on the Korg Modwave

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240110_931.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

Welcome to our first show of 2024! This week Garry and I look at what Microsoft may be bringing to the hardware front in 2024 with rumoured Surface Laptop and Pro upgrades. We talk about Microsoft’s axing of Windows Mixed Reality and home wifi options.

We also talk Korg Modwave and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Over 400 free patches for the Korg Modwave mkII, Modwave and Modwave Native

·       Microsoft to axe Windows Mixed Reality from Windows

·       Synth Waves: Unleashing Classic Roland Sounds on the Korg Modwave

·       Exploring the Korg Polysix: Vintage Synth Magic

Direct download: TDL_Show_20240103_930.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34am EDT

It’s time for our final show of 2023, this week we look back at our tech highs and lows of the year and talk about our favoirte tech purchases large and small.

We also talk about what we expect to be talking about in 2024 as Richard joins us for the final time.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231220_929.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16am EDT

We have a very special show for you this week! Dave Robertson has created the most amazing Christmas light display at his home using over 11,000 lights, controlled by devices including a Raspberry Pi, all synchronized to music.

It's a brilliant display, and it's all for a very good cause. Dave is going to explain to us how long he has been working on it (spoiler: a long time!), how he created the light mapping, and how he coordinated the light and music shows. Dave also shares why this year he stepped up his show and the cause to which donations are going.

Garry and I also catch up on this week’s smart home news, Windows builds, and more. I think you are going to enjoy this one!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Shine a Light for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

·       xLights - https://xlights.org

·       ELFs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/LightingFanatics

·       Build A Light Show - https://buildalightshow.com

·       PanelsRUS - https://panelsrus.co.uk

·       VCS - https://www.youtube.com/@VirtualChristmasSummit

·       Exploring the Legacy of the Korg M1 Music Workstation | Synth History and Sounds

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26010

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23601 & Build 26010

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231213_928.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast. We are back after our week’s break and this week we talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and the changes that Microsoft have made to the OS. We had new builds for Release Preview, Beta, Dev and Canary.

We also talk about smart home lights for Christmas, home wifi options, the history of a classic 90s synth and the issues with archiving digital content.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2841

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26002 and 23595

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2776 for the Beta Channel

·       Twinkly C9 Festive Lights: Unboxing, Setup, and Dazzling Effects for Your Home

·       The History and Evolution of the Korg Wavestation

·       Cautionary Tales – Laser Versus Parchment: Doomsday for the Disc

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231206_927.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the chaos surrounding OpenAI, the makers of ChatGPT. We talk about the changes to Windows 11 withing the EU with Microsoft making concessions for the Digital Markplace Act.

We talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2023/11/17/windows-photos-gets-background-remove-and-replace-along-with-other-improvements/

·       https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2023/11/16/releasing-windows-11-builds-22621-2787-and-22631-2787-to-the-release-preview-channel/

·       https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2023/11/16/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22635-2771-beta-channel/

·       Previewing changes in Windows to comply with the Digital Markets Act in the European Economic Area | Windows Insider Blog

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Builds 22621.2787 and 22631.2787 to the Release Preview Ring

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2771

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23590 and Build 25997

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231122_926.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show this week Richard and I talk about the Microsoft’s upcoming Ignite show and what we expect to see. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and wonder what’s next for Windows.

We also talk Bing, Smart home and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25992, SMB changes and 7-zip compressing

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25992 & 23585

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231115_925.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about new builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders, we talk about the Windows 11 23H2 update and new smart home devices. We also have the latest EV news and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Mastering Patch and Sample Transfer with Korg Modwave and Modwave Native

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2700 for the Beta Channel

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25987 (Canary Channel)

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25987 & 23580

·       What is Windows 11 23H2?

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231108_924.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show this week Garry, Richard and I talk about the news of Microsoft ending the Windows Insider MVP program, we talk about the release of Windows 11 23H2 update, new builds of Windows 11, smart home news and an updated Korg Modwave.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23575 for the Dev Channel

·       Microsoft release Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2552 for the Beta Channel

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25982

·       Vintage Synth Inspiration: PPG Wave Sounds for Korg Modwave

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25982 for the Canary Channel

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11, version 23H2

·       What is Windows 11 23H2?

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231101_923.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Richard and Garry and back and we talk about new smart home lights, we new builds of Windows 11 and the 23H2 update. We also have the latest EV news and news of the Raspberry Pi 5 shipping.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.2486 for the Beta Channel)

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview 25977 & 23570

·       Twinkly Candies Unboxing & Setup: Smart Decorative Lights Demo!

·       Beyond Presets: Importing Custom Wavetables and Samples into the Korg Modwave

·       Fixing Korg USB Midi driver issues with Windows 11 in 2023

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231025_922.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15am EDT

A bit of a different show for you this week as Dr Jezz returns to talk about the synths in his studio. We talk about his Oberheim OBX, Roland SH101 v SH02, and why he loves the Korg MonoPoly. We also talk plugin comparisons, effects pedals for synths and lots more!

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231018_921.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

Welcome to this podcast! This week on the show I talk about my visit to Synthfest over the weekend and as well as having the latest kit I found some very interesting vintage kit including an MSX powered Yamaha CX5M.

Garry and I talk about the recent court case between Sonos and Google around multi-room audio, we talk about changed to the Windows 11 beta channel and I benchmark the new Surface Go 4.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Microsoft announces changes to the Windows 11 beta channel and a new build

·       Synthfest UK 23 Highlights: Exploring Vintage Yamaha Studios, Synclavier Regen, and More!

·       Korg Modwave Sound Design Tutorial (Part 2): Samples and Motion Sequencing

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25967 for the Canary Channel

·       Benchmarks & Beyond: Surface Go 4 vs. Surface Go Showdown!

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231011_920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On this week’s show Richard is back and joins Garry and I to talk the new Surface Go 4 which I have my hands on. We also talk about the new Raspberry Pi 5, new builds of Windows 11 and the latest EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Benchmarks & Beyond: Surface Go 4 vs. Surface Go Showdown!

·       Surface Go 4 Geekbench Score

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23555 for the Dev Channel

·       Exploring the Surface Go 4: Unboxing, Setup, and Initial Impressions

Direct download: TDL_Show_20231004_919.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! Garry is back, and we're diving into the highlights of the Microsoft event from last week. Our conversation centres around the perceived lack of innovation from the Surface team and the confusion Microsoft has introduced with the release of 23H2 and the upcoming features this year.

In this episode, we speculate on Panos Panay's potential move to Amazon and Garry shares insights into Amazon's latest smart home devices. Additionally, we unpack the details of the new Windows 11 builds and discuss the recent changes to the UK government's EV rules.

Tune in for a deep dive into the tech world and stay up-to-date with the latest developments!

Links for this week’s show:

·       Microsoft releases the Windows 11 2023 Update

·       Windows 11, version 23H2 released to the Release Preview Channel

·       Korg Modwave Sound Design Tutorial: Creating Epic Synth Patches (Part 1)

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23550 to the Dev Channel

·       Microsoft pushes the next Windows feature set to the Release Preview channel

·       Windows 11 2023 Update due to be released September 26th

Windows Insiders Exclusive: A First Look at Microsoft Paint’s Enhanced Capabilities

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230927_918.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29am EDT

Welcome to this week’s short update show. Garry and Richard are away but I still wanted to bring you an update as it’s Microsoft’s Surface / Window event this week and we have the surprise leaving of Panos Panay from Microsoft and potentially going to head up the Amazon Alexa hardware team.

Links from this week’s show:

·       What’s New in the Windows 11 2023 Update?

·       The Lost Art of Music Tech Demos: Yamaha’s DX100 Tape Revived (Side 1)

·       Synth Nostalgia: Exploring the 1986 Yamaha DX100 Cassette Demo Side 2

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23545 & 25951

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23545 & 25951

·       Microsoft – Watch the September 21 event

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230920_917.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast where all three of us are back again. This week we talk about the Apple event and what we will expect from the Microsoft event coming soon. We talk about the end of support for the orignal Surface Duo, new builds of Windows 11 and the return of Windows Media Center plus lots more!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230914_915.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week on the show we are joined by Sound on Sound co-founder and organiser of SynthFest. SynthFest takes place next month (October 7th) in Sheffield and was created by Sound on Sound magazine for music tech companies to showcase their synths and tech to the public. It’s a full day out with sessions, hands on and retailers. There are keyboards, desktop and modular synths and it’s a great meetup for the synth community.

Paul explains what the show is all about and what’s you will be able to see. We talk about some of the live seminars happening at the show and the Sound on Sound magazine.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Home | SynthFest UK

·       Sound On Sound Magazine

·       My top ten iconic eighty’s Yamaha DX7 sounds

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230906_914.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast. I am doing a short catch up show this week as Garry and Richard are not available this week. I thought it would be worth doing the catchup as we have the return of Windows Media Center. This isn't a u-turn by Microsoft but a new front end to the Emby Media Server system. On the show I also talk about the new builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders and a new set of sound for the Korg Modwave.

Links for this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230830_913.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show this week Garry and I talk about the Microsoft event coming next month and speculate on what Surface devices we will see there.  We talk about Microsoft killing another project, new builds of Windows 11 and Garry has the latest EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Fixing Bluetooth connection problem with Korg devices and Windows 11 version 22H2

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23526

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2199 and 22631.2199 released

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23526 released

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview build 25931

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25931 released

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230823_912.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39am EDT

This week’s podcast is a different I am joined by Jezz Dennison to talk about vintage synths. Jezz is synth enthusiast, and he gives us buying tips, tips on keeping them clean and he explains which are his favourite. He also explains why he isn’t a collection and why the Yamaha CS60 had to go!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Replacing key contacts on a Korg Polysix and wiring the Tubutech Modypoly filter lead  SD 480p

·       How to Use the Behringer Solina to Process Your Synths and Drum Machines

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230816_911.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Richard and I talk about more issues for smart home users as Hive end of lifes more devices. We talk about the changes to Windows 11 hardware compatibility and the new builds of Windows 11.

We talk about my new Solina String Ensemble with its evocative seventies sound, Zoom, AI and lots more!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230809_910.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week on the show Richard, Garry and I talk about driving an EV into deepest Wales and pushing your range to the limit. We talk about the new Windows 11 builds for Windows Insiders, we talk about Windows 10 end of support, Windows Server 2003 and my trip to the Silverstone Museum.

Plus, Garry and Richard have a couple of IT horror stories!

Links from this week’s show:

·       How to Make the Most of Widgets in Windows 11

·       How to Make Your Taskbar Work for You in Windows 11

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2115 and 22631.2115 released

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25915 & 23511 released

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23511 & 25915

·       The Silverstone Museum

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230802_909.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04am EDT

This week on the podcast Garry and I talk about the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview builds as we get closer to the next Windows 11 update. Garry almost rants about some of spin about the electric car debates plus lots more.

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2050 and 22631.2050

·       Video: Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23506

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23506

·       Why I love my Korg Minilogue

·       Windows 11 Version 23H2 (build 22621.2048 and 22631.2048) hits beta channel

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230726_908.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

This week on the show Garry and I are joined by our old friend Microsoft’s Richard Hay. We talk about Microsoft’s new AI assisted Q&A system that is an amazing resource for IT professionals. Richard walks me though how to create questions with the AI assisted system and how to get answers to your Microsoft technical questions.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Welcome to Q&A Assist - AI-enhanced experiences in Microsoft Q&A | Microsoft Learn

·       Microsoft Learn announces Microsoft Q&A Assist and new content for building AI skills - Microsoft Community Hub

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230719_907.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Welcome to this week show. On the podcast this week Richard rants about Windows on ARM and the complications of modern cars. We talk about cloud services and media streaming, my new fibre broadband and a great resource of vintage music tech magazines.

We also talk about Threads, EV charging and I have a new free download of Korg Modwave sounds.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Free Korg Modwave Sound Collection Inspired by the DW8000

·       Unboxing and Testing the ALLWIN 4 Channel Stereo Sub Mixer with My Synths

·       mu:zines - Music Magazine Archive (muzines.co.uk)

·       Ian Dixon (@iandixontdl) on Threads

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230712_906.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Back from our week off, Richard and I talk about the new Window Copilot in Windows 11 and whether we need more AI in our OS. We of course talk about the issues with Twitter, new builds of Windows 11, and I look back at the 2006 Korg RADIAS.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Video: Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1972 and 22631.1972 released

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493 with Windows Copilot Preview

·       Video: Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23486

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1906 and 22631.1906

·       Surface Duo 2 June 2023 Update fixes restart issues, breaks Launcher

·       My new album Tangents II is now available

·       My Experience with the Korg RADIAS: The Good, the Bad and the Vocoder

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230705_905.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the new builds of Windows 11 Microsoft shipped to Windows Insiders last week. We ask why the Canary Channel is still not getting anything interesting, we talk about another vintage synthesizer and lots more.

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230621_904.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Garry and I talk about using smart home tech to keep your home cool, we talk about advances in EV battery tech and we look at the latest builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders. We also being some retro music tech and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Video: Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25381 & 23475

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23475

·       The Yamaha RX5: The Ultimate 80s Drum Machine

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230614_903.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Gary, Richard and I talk about Apples new Vision Pro headset and look whether is AR,VR or something else. We lament Microsoft lack of consumer focus, the new builds of Windows 11 and lots more.

I also have a new track for you to listen to!

Observers - Single by Ian S Dixon | Spotify

Links from this week’s show:

·       Apple Vision Pro - Apple

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25381

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23466

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1830 and 22631.1830 released

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23471 released

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230607_902.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! We return from our week off to talk about Microsoft Build what was announced for Windows users. We talk about the new feature updates to Windows 11 and the new builds of Windows for Windows Insiders.

We also talk about travel technology and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       What’s new in the next Windows 11 Update (May 2023 – Moment 3)

·       Hands on with the new Windows Backup in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23466

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230531_901.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

Welcome to show number 900! Garry, Richard and I take the opportunity to look at what has changed in the consumer space since we started the podcast and some of the forgotten brands. We look forward to next update of Windows 11 and lots more.

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230517_900.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about options for a new Ultrabook as I show off my Netbook. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11, Korg KARMA and the latest EV news.

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230503_899.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! Richard is back from his travels and joins Garry and I to talk about his trip and his new EV. We talk about the latest builds of Windows 11, SpaceX, old Windows tech and physical modelling synths.

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230426_898.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week on the show Garry and I joined by Dan Caesar from Full Charged to talk about the up coming Fully Charged Live shows. Dan gives us a flavour of what will be at the North and South shows and gives us an exclusive preview of the EV line up coming to the shows. If you’re interested in elective vehicles, home energy and electrification then this is a live show for you. Plus, we also have a catch up of the latest Windows Insider news, I revive my 2007 UMPC and ask why they are not a thing any more plus lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Welcome - Fully Charged 2023

·       BYD Launches at Fully Charged LIVE - Fully Charged Show

·       What was Microsoft Project Origami? Looking back at rise and fall of Ultra Mobile PCs

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23435

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23435

·       Windows 11 Build 22000.1879 to the Release Preview Channel

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23430 & 25336

·       Announcing the FM Drum sound set for the Uno Drum

·       The Roland TR-505: A Classic Drum Machine from the 80s

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230419_897.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast. On the show this week Garry, Richard and I talk about Richard's new EV and why it's not as simple as an old Mini. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and wonder if we will see Windows 12 soon. We talk old drum machines and the new Microsoft Surface Dock.

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230405_896.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20am EDT

This week on the podcast Gary and I talk about tips for using Tuya smart home devices. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11 and the new features included. We talk about my upload of the 1964 8mm Scaborough footage, latest version of Teams and lots more.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Bringing my grandfather’s 8mm film of Scaborough from 1964 back to life

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25324

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1470 and 22624.1470 released

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25324 released to the Canary Channel

·       Boss RE-1000 Digital Multi Echo: A 90s Take on the Legendary RE-201 Space Echo

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23419

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23419

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230329_895.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast. On the show this week we talk about 5G home wifi, smart heating, bringing old 8mm films back to life and making new films look old. We talk about the latest Windows Insider news, creating retro music and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

·       Windows 11 Build 22000.1757 to the Release Preview Channel Released

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1465 and 22624.1465 released

·       What is a Yamaha TX7 and why you should buy one over a DX7

·       The Mellotron: A Keyboard with the Power of an Orchestra (1965) | British Pathé

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230322_894.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

This week on the show Garry and I talk about the challenges of getting whole home Wi-Fi out to this home office in the Garden, we talk about 5G backup for the home and the latest builds of Windows 11. We also talk about Microsoft Build, old Yamaha synths and lots more.

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25314 & 23403

·       Microsoft releases the first Canary Channel build: Windows 11 Build 25314

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23403

·       Video: Explaining the new Windows Insider Channels

·       Retro: 1989 Yamaha EMT-10 Sound Expander, how good does it sound?

·       https://build.microsoft.com/en-US/home

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230315_893.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about the changes to the Windows Insiders Program and what the new Canary channel is for. We talk about the new audio mixer in Windows 11 and other build changes. We also talk EV charging and I look back at an old analog synth in my collection.

Links from this week’s show:

·       Video: Explaining the new Windows Insider Channels

·       Microsoft announces a new Canary Channel for the Windows Insider Program

·       How to Use the New Audio Mixer and Other Features in Windows 11 Build 25309

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1391 and 22624.1391 released

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25309

·       Retro: 1977 Jen SX1000 Italian Analog Mono Synth

·       Windows 11 Phone Link adds iPhone support in the latest version for Windows Insiders

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230308_892.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04am EDT

 

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about the new update to Windows 11 coming this week, we discus the new features in Phone Link app for iPhone users, music tech downloads, smart home and lots more.

 

·       Windows 11 Phone Link adds iPhone support in the latest version for Windows Insiders

·       Microsoft launches the next update to Windows 11

·       What’s new in the latest Windows 11 feature update (March 2023)

·       http://musictech.thedigitallifestyle.com/

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230301_891.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the reaction to Microsoft’s Bing AI chat engine which hasn’t all been positive and we talk about whether it can mean a switch from a web search. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11, removing audio hum with a ground loop filter, Mellotron Genesis sounds and what not to do in your loft.

Links from this week’s show:

·       How to Eliminate Ground Hum from Your Drum Machines and Synths with a Ground Loop Filter

·       Windows 11 Build 22000.1639 to the Release Preview Channel

·       Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1325 and 22623.1325 released

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25300

·       TDL Music Tech Downloads

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230222_890.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Richard, Garry and I talk about the new Bing AI engine which I have been playing around with. Can Bing’s AI chat replace Google search? We talk about the new builds of Windows 11, I have a tip for removing ground hum and we look at why people are scrambling to remove Java.

Garry also has a special interview with Andy Gray of Raw Charging

Links from this week’s show:

·       Introducing My Free Custom Sound Sets for the Uno Drum

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview 25295

·       Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1255 and 22623.1255

·       Hands on with Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25300

·       How to Boost Your Network Speed with the D-Link DUB-2332 Adapter

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230216_889.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast where we talk about Microsoft's AI integration into Bing and what that means for search. We talk about the new builds of Windows 11, using Python to customise drum machines, Microsoft's mixed reality post and lots more.

Links from the show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230208_888.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! On the show this week we discus 8mm conversion prices, MiniDV formats, the new build of Windows 11, VR, EV, VST and lots more acronyms!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230201_887.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the closure of Altspace and what Microsoft layoffs mean for Microsoft’s VR projects. We talk converting 8mm film to digital, tabs in Notepad, new builds of Windows 11, Korg software, EV chat and lots more.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230125_886.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry, Richard and I talk about the latest Windows Insider news, we talk about the colourisation of old black and white TV shows, more issues with Microsoft updates, ChatGPT coming to Azure, smart home tech and more vintage synth demo tapes. We also talk about digitising old analogue content.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230118_885.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! On the show this week Garry, Richard and I talk the latest news from CES, new builds of Windows 11, Raspberry Pi news, and Microsoft’s planned investment in OpenAI. We wonder if its all over for the Surface Duo and I have bring you some new music gadgets and a very cheesy 80s demo tape.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230111_884.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11am EDT

Welcome to our first show of 2023. This week Garry and I catch up and we talk about another smart home provider pulling service from their devices, upsetting many of their loyal customers. We talk new gadgets, CES 2023, EVs and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20230104_883.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42am EDT

Welcome to our final show of 2022! This week is our Christmas show so I pull on my Christmas jumper and come up with a new quiz. Before we get to our end of year quiz we talk smart home news, my new Korg Modwave, Garry’s new shed garden studio, new builds of Windows 11 and lots more!

To all our listeners and viewers, have a great Christmas and we will see you in the new year!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221221_882.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I discus Richard’s purchase of a new EV and why he has chosen now to get a new electric vehicle. I talk about Raspberry Pi powered Korg synths and how the compute module is being used. We talk about availability of Raspberry Pi devices and their new somewhat controversial hire.

We also talk about Windows 11 updates, the new feature in the Snipping Tool, Surface, ARM processors and lots more.

Links from this week’s show:

My new music:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221214_881.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221207_880.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! In this show we talk Microsoft’s ARM dev kit and Richard’s experiences with it, we talk about the latest Windows Insider builds, we talk smart home, EV and I talk about Korg’s latest software synths.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221130_879.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Welcome to this week's show with Garry and Richard hosting. On the show this week Garry talks EVs and smart home as well, Richard talks space and moving social media homes.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221124_878.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

Welcome to this week’s show! Richard is back on show live from Florida while he waits for the Artemis rocket launch. We talk about the rocket launch and the problems its encountered so far. We talk about the latest Windows Insiders builds, smart lights, music and lots more!

Links from this show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221116_877.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and Richard aren’t around so I bring you a short update show. I talk about the new builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders, bringing iCloud photos into Windows, and changing a battery on a 36 year old vintage Yamaha DX100 synth. I also have been back from last week show.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221109_876.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week on the show we talk about the new hotspot feature coming to Windows via Phone Link app, and the latest changes to Windows 11. We talk smart home, EV charging, new music and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221102_875.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week Garry and I talk Microsoft Project Volterra and why Richard thinks it's more than a dev machine. We talk about the latest builds of Windows 11 and Android 12L running on a Surface Duo 2. We talk smart home and EV charging, Windows XP and lots more.

Make sure you checkout my album available now on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221026_874.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft hardware event. Garry updates us on the latest Amazon smart home news and I try and show off a new toy.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221019_873.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about Microsoft’s hardware event and Ignite conference. We talk Quest Pro VR, retro games, Synthfest 2022 and running Doom on Notepad!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221012_872.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week we look at some of the early concepts of Windows 8 that have recently been posted and look back at the old OS. We look forward to the Microsoft event next week and speculate on what we may see. We look at the new builds of Windows 11 and Garry has the latest EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20221005_871.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Richard, Garry and I talk about what we are hoping to see at Microsoft’s hardware event next month, we talk about the UK release of the Android subsystem for Windows 11, the Windows 11 2022 update, Sky’s new dish free set top box and lots more.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220928_870.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

Welcome to this week show where we discus the release of the Windows 11 2022 Update (this update formally known as 22H2). We talk about what's in the update and how to get it. We also talk about new gadgets, space debris, the Surface Laptop Go 2 and new builds of Windows 11.

 

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220921_869.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! I am away so Garry and Richard host and have a great chat about Richard's visits to almost witness a space launch and a chat about the space programme. Garry has EV news, Microsoft news and lots more!

Links from this week's show:

Just audio this week, we should be back with video next week.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220914_868.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Gary and I talk about the latest Windows Insider builds, Gary has a new Drone, we talk about my latest software tool and about a new Fairlight CMI film.

Links from the show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220907_867.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

This week on the podcast Garry and I talk about the rise and fall of the Microsoft Band as one of the product team has written an article about his time on the team. We get more up to date with the latest Windows 11 builds, we have EV news and talk about Deep Fake technology.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220831_866.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about Windows 11 22H2 and look at when it will be released. We talk about his new laptop, the latest dev channel released of Windows 11,  we have EV news and I talk about using samples from my phone for music inspiration.

We also talk about the Windows 8 startup sounds that you can now hear for the first time, and the special sounds created for the Surface launch along with Windows 8. Listen to the show for a peak at the sounds.

Links from the show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220824_865.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about Amazon’s new voice cloning software and why its could be creepy. We talk OneDrive, Windows 11 22H2, Netflix’s Sandman and the CMI Fairlight. We also find out how Janet Jackson could destroy your laptop!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220817_864.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry and I talk about new smart home gadgets, new wake words in Alexa, the latest Windows Insider news and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220810_863.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! Garry and I talk through the raft of new builds released from Microsoft last week including the first news of Windows 10 22H2. We talk about Sky Q and it's almost what Media Center could have been. We talk smart home and EV news.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220803_862.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week I am back Garry and Richard, so we have a lot to catch up on. We talk about Windows Update errors, new taskbar in Windows 11, smart tags and smart homes, streaming services, and lots more!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220727_861.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39am EDT

This week Garry and Richard host while I say out of the country until it cools down. Richard and Garry talk about Hive pulling some of their smart home IOT devices, they talk solar panels and air con, EV charging, new updates of Windows 11 and lots more.

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220720_860.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Gary and I talk the anniversary of the Atari, we go down a rabbit hole for 80's music tech thanks to the BBC Archive, we talk the latest Windows Insider builds, linking Midi to my LED strip lights, EV news and lots more!

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220706_859.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the new Raspberry Pi Pico with wifi, we talk tech news from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Windows 11 22H2, Powershell and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220629_858.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24am EDT

This week Garry and I are joined by Windows Insider MVP Ian Cunningham. Ian joins us to talk about his Windows forums and his custom home automation setup. He talks about his space balloon launch and how he tracked it from North Wales to Yorkshire and his plans to try and launch a Windows 11 power Raspberry Pi in to space next.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220622_857.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Garry, Richard and I talk about tabs coming to File Explorer in Windows 11, the Windows 11 22H2 update, Microsoft app updates and Surface Duo updates. We talk the latest EV news, computer museums and lots more!

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220615_856.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast. This week it’s just me but I wanted to do an update as Microsoft have just pushed 22H2 to the release preview channel meaning that 22H2 is almost done. I talk about what’s new in the update and how you can get it. I talk about last week’s dev channel build, Surface Laptop Go 2, M2 processors and lots more.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220608_855.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the recent Windows Insider event Garry and I attended and why I am happy Microsoft are starting to engage with consumers again. Richard talks about the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2, we talk new builds of Windows 11, Excel features being removed and why you should watch Bladerunner.

I play out with my cover of the Bladerunner end theme!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220601_854.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

This week on the podcast Garry, Richard and I talk Microsoft Build 2022 and what that means for Windows users. We talk about some of the changes coming to Windows 11, Windows ARM dev boxes, the new feature in Windows 11 build 25120, Android on Windows 11 and lots more!

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220526_853.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week there is just me so I week I bring you the news about Microsoft splitting the dev and beta channels again, the Windows 11 22H2 update and the new features coming to the dev channel. I also talk about updated apps in Windows 11, new laptops and I even have some new music.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220518_852.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Welcome to this week’s podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk about Richards recent visit to the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester, the latest Windows Insider builds, Windows 11 22H2 and Garry brings us an interview with Kate Tyrell talking ChargeSafe.

Links from this week’s show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220511_851.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

Welcome to this week's podcast! This week Richard and I talk about the new Windows 11 build and speculate when 22H2 will ship. We talk about running Windows on a Surface Duo, upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 11 and Richard polishes his TI-99.

Links from this week's show:

Direct download: TDL_Show_20220504_850.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17am EDT