Music & Videos http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12354/more en Xbox Video Updated for Windows Phone 8/8.1, Windows 8.1 http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-phone-881-windows-81 <div class="field-deck"> Nothing (major) to see here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft updated its Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 8.1 last night. The Windows Phone version gets a variety of small bug fixes, but on Windows, we see slightly more substantive changes related to TV show episodes, video downloading and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-phone-881-windows-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-phone-881-windows-81#comments Windows 8 Windows Phone Xbox Video Windows RT Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:28:00 +0000 42881 at http://winsupersite.com By the Book: August 24, 2014 http://winsupersite.com/windows/book-august-24-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Some progress, but moving slowly this month </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I didn't get as much work done on the books as I had hoped while I was away in Barcelona. But I did issue several book updates while I was away, and should be able to crank up the speed now that I'm heading home.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows/book-august-24-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows/book-august-24-2014#comments Mobile devices Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Windows Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:09:00 +0000 42651 at http://winsupersite.com PhotoFunia, ctj71081 on Flickr Xbox Video for Windows Phone 8/8.1 Updated http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-windows-phone-881-updated <div class="field-deck"> Not as terrible as Xbox Music </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Xbox Video app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 was updated this morning with performance improvements, better error messaging, and improved search results. This app isn't yet as critical, or terrible, as Xbox Music. But with a coming generation of Windows Phone-based mini-tablets it could prove to be more crucial to Microsoft's strategy of evolving the platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-windows-phone-881-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-windows-phone-881-updated#comments Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Xbox Video Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:18:00 +0000 42391 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 is Finally Usable http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-finally-usable <div class="field-deck"> Yes, this is the update you've been waiting for </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Friday issued another major update to Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1, adding a number of new features. But the biggest change in this release, I think, is the performance: Views like Songs, Artists, and Albums now display almost immediately, instead of slowly filling after displaying a blank screen. Yes, Xbox Music is suddenly usable again.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-finally-usable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/xbox-music-windows-phone-81-finally-usable#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:13:00 +0000 42211 at http://winsupersite.com What I Use (Home Swap): Home Entertainment http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/what-i-use-home-swap-home-entertainment <div class="field-deck"> Catching up with favorite TV shows from outside the US </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the things that makes a home swap different from a vacation is that we're not just visiting the place, we're actually living there. We shop locally, eat at our temporary home each day, and aside from some sightseeing pretty much live life normally. And when you're gone for over three weeks—and are doing so with kids, especially—a big part of the day-to-day is accessing TV shows, movies, and other entertainment at night and in the off hours. And as you may know from your own travels, this type of thing is often painfully difficult when you're in a different country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/what-i-use-home-swap-home-entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/what-i-use-home-swap-home-entertainment#comments Android Lumia Mobile devices Nokia Surface Pro 3 What I Use Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone Music & Videos Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 42051 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Video for Windows Updated to Match Xbox Music Design http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-windows-updated-match-xbox-music-design <div class="field-deck"> Hey, that only took a year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you use Xbox Video for some reason—and, seriously, I don't recommend it aside from rented movies—you'll be happy to see today's major UI update: The app now looks and works like the Xbox Music app instead of the old-fashioned panorama it previously sported. Now if we could just get the Xbox Games app updated.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-windows-updated-match-xbox-music-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-windows-updated-match-xbox-music-design#comments Windows 8.1 Windows 8 Xbox Video Windows RT Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:15:00 +0000 41751 at http://winsupersite.com Chromecast, One Year Later http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/chromecast-one-year-later <div class="field-deck"> Google-focused but inexpensive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lost amid the huge list in my most recent What I Use article is a product I'm surprised no one commented on: Google's Chromecast. Like Chromebook, Chromecast was something that launched in a fairly half-assed state. But it's improved over time, and while I still think more expensive competing solutions like Roku 3 are better living room solutions overall, Chromecast earns a spot on the list for one very important reason: It's the only inexpensive living room device that works with Google's ever-improving Play services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/chromecast-one-year-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/chromecast-one-year-later#comments Android Chromebook ChromeOS Google Play Mobile devices Hardware Music & Videos Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:18:00 +0000 41561 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft is Not Dropping Xbox Music or Xbox Video http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-not-dropping-xbox-music-or-xbox-video <div class="field-deck"> Good, because Xbox Music in particular is excellent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Another curious Microsoft executive misstatement this week raised questions about the future of Microsoft's Xbox Music and Xbox Video services. But Joe Belfiore responded to the rumors on Twitter with some good news: The firm has no plans to drop Xbox Music or Xbox Video.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-not-dropping-xbox-music-or-xbox-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-not-dropping-xbox-music-or-xbox-video#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Xbox Video Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 41531 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Updates Xbox Music, Xbox Video for Windows Phone 8.1 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-updates-xbox-music-xbox-video-windows-phone-81 <div class="field-deck"> Better, but still not great </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft just updated the Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows Phone 8.1, which shouldn't come as much surprise since both have been updated repeatedly since the OS RTM'd back in April. These latest updates pretty much fall into the "bug fixes and improvements" category, but Microsoft has also provided a more detailed peek at what's new.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-updates-xbox-music-xbox-video-windows-phone-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-updates-xbox-music-xbox-video-windows-phone-81#comments Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Xbox Video Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 41331 at http://winsupersite.com Video Tuner for Windows Phone 8.1 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/video-tuner-windows-phone-81 <div class="field-deck"> An excellent video editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Mobile (formerly Nokia) announced a new app called Video Tuner for Windows Phone 8.1 today that should be interesting for budding videographers: It lets you edit videos right on your handset, instead of downloading to your PC and editing from there, and do so with a powerful array of tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/video-tuner-windows-phone-81" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/video-tuner-windows-phone-81#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Music & Videos Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 40941 at http://winsupersite.com