Windows Home Server 2011 Update

Microsoft has released the Windows Home Server 2011 Rollup 2 Update.  It is a maintenance update to fix a variety of issues the server program has, such as bugs that have been reported to Microsoft by users. The fixes include the ability to disable the Media Streaming Metadata Synchronizer, so that scheduled tasks that can interfere [...]

Launch Event for Windows 8 Set

The beta version of Windows 8 will be previewed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 29th.  Microsoft did not provide any further details of its plans. It did mention that there would also be an event in the US, but the details of this event will be released later. The event will be [...]

Sneak Peek: Your Future Windows 8 Slate PC

Samsung is showing off a new Windows 8-ready tablet / slate PC that will be presented at IFA 2011. Both This is my next and PC Mag have details and photos of the upcoming product to browse over, but, in short, it's a modern spec'd PC in a tablet form factor. It's actually kind of [...]

Attack of the External CableCARD TV Tuners for Windows 7 Media Center

Media streamers like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, and Roku are all the rage these days, however, I have a feeling HTPCs and PVR software usage is going to be making a comeback soon (or at least see an uptick from current levels). Hauppauge and SiliconDust are both set to launch their CableCARD (M-Card) TV [...]

D-Link Announces Boxee Remote Availability for Mac and Windows PCs

Still heart Boxee Box's two-sided QWERTY remote? Well, D-Link is announcing that you can now pick one up for $49.99 at Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com, NewEgg.com, and Buy.com. Just do a quick search for model number "DSM-22" and it should pop right up. Remember... this is an RF remote, so you won't need line of sight like [...]

Add Your Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs to Your ‘Personal Cloud’ with Pogoplug Software

Finding an easy way to share and access your files and media is always a challenge. Sure, you can pay a cloud service like Dropbox to host your files or setup a dynamic DNS to access your computer or NAS server remotely. But what if you could just install a piece of software on your [...]

Windows 8 Gets a Radical Facelift and Touch Functionality

Curious what the next version of Windows will look like? Well, now you can see a few screenshots captured at the D9 Conference. Microsoft Windows president, Steven Sinofsky, explains that Windows 8 will bring a unified interface across devices and form factors and leverage Web technologies (i.e. HTML5, Javascript) for interactive apps and widgets. The [...]

AirPlay Add-in for Windows Media Center Released

Talk about a match made in heaven? A developer by the name of Thomas Pleasance has just released a new add-in that brings AirPlay support to Windows Media Center. According to Ian at The Digital Lifestyle, the add-in works seamlessly. Just install Apple's Bonjour service beforehand and you're good to go. From that point, any [...]