Customize Windows Media Center with Media Center Studio and Media Center Themer

Bored with the Microsoft's default blue theme for Windows Media Center? Then have a look at Media Center Studio and Media Center Themer. Both applications are Windows 7 compatible and offer different degrees of customization that actually work well in tandem. Media Center Studio allows one to change WMC's background image, menu strip, and fonts [...]

Make All Your Windows Media Center TV Recordings iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV Accessible with Simple.tv

For anyone who has tried to convert all their TV show recordings done through Windows Media Center into a format that's compatible with their iDevices, Simple.tv is now your new godsend. Simple.tv takes all the work you would have done manually to transcode and organize your files and makes it a background process. Simple.tv converts [...]

BlueStacks Brings Virtualized Android Apps to the Windows Desktop

A company called BlueStacks apparently is working on a new software solution for Windows that brings Android OS and its apps to the desktop with full driver support for things like printers, internet connectivity, and A/V connections. Even more ingenious is that the Android apps can integrate with your current desktop and its task bar [...]

Episode Tracker Add-in for Windows Media Center Brings Users the Latest Video Content from the ‘Net

If you're a "cord cutter" and want to recreate that channel flipping experience, you may want to download Episode Tracker by CordChoppers. The Windows Media Center add-in aggregates all the latest content available across Hulu, Comedy Central, YouTube, and other video sites. It's pretty simple in concept, but it provides a constant stream of "what's [...]

Create Mixed Audio and Video Playlists with the Super Playlists Add-in on Windows Media Center

Throwing a party any time soon? You may want to practice your music and video mixing skills. A new add-in for Windows Media Center called Super Playlists lets you easily mix audio with video or just create playlists with one or the other media type. Judging by the bug list posted at MadeforMediaCenter.com, you may [...]

Windows Home Server 2011 to Get Time Machine Support via Add-ins

Looks like Microsoft isn't too keen on natively supporting a mixed Mac OS X and Windows home or work environment. The company, according to We Got Served, has instead enlisted Orbital Technologies to take on the task by creating an add-in — looks like it will be FREE or freemium — that people can use [...]

PLEX Media Server Spreads Its Wings to Windows and Android

Everyone's favorite XBMC spin-off for Mac OS X and iOS, PLEX, has spread it's wings to Windows and Android. PLEX is announcing that PLEX Media Server for Windows XP/7 (FREE) and PLEX for Android ($4.99) is now available for download. It's unclear how deep the Windows integration goes in PLEX's media manager application -- being that [...]

Kinect on the Xbox 360 Gets Windows Phone 7 Companion Gameplay Functionality

If you thought Kinect on the Xbox 360 was cool, have a look at this demo Microsoft just put out as part their exhibition at the Mobile World Congress. It shows how your Windows Phone 7 can join the gameplay. Essentially, a Windows Phone 7 user(s) can manipulate what's happening on the screen in tandem [...]