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Blinkbox launches on Windows 8; check out the latest blockbusters on multiple screens

Blinkbox launches on Windows 8; check out the latest blockbusters on multiple screens

Rich Edmonds 28

Blinkbox (www.blinkbox.com) is a on-demand movie streaming service, which is also part of the UK supermarket Tesco. The service has a catalogue of more than 10,000 titles, including classics and latest blockbusters. Differentiating itself from the competition, Tesco has opted for a PAYG (pay as you go) system for Blinkbox, instead of the usual monthly subscription fee. So what does the...

Access your multimedia home server with the official Media Browser app for Windows Phone

Access your multimedia home server with the official Media Browser app for Windows Phone

Rich Edmonds 78

Media Browser (www.mediabrowser3.com) is one of those solutions that helps make your multimedia-based lives that much easier. The main selling point of the service is the ability to remotely access a server (be it hosted or simply a box at home) while out and about with mobile apps. An official app has now been released for Windows Phone, bringing Microsoft's platform up to speed and...

Pandora app, MetroRadio, gets a fresh start, becomes even more awesome on Windows Phone

Pandora app, MetroRadio, gets a fresh start, becomes even more awesome on Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 38

While Pandora made a big splash when it came to Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, MetroRadio had been around for much longer offering access to the same service. Back then, it would occasionally break as it used non-standard APIs to access the Pandora library. That has now been fixed, amongst other things, with the latest must-have update. There are currently two versions of MetroRadio...

No time to read? Check out SoundGecko version 2.0, which is now live in the Windows Phone Store

No time to read? Check out SoundGecko version 2.0, which is now live in the Windows Phone Store

Daniel Rubino 12

We’ve covered SoundGecko before, the media project that Long Zheng is a part of and veteran Windows Phone users will familiar with. The app and service allows users to “flag” articles to be converted into audio format, perfect for those of you who want to “read” while driving or who’s eyes are just too tired. What’s more, the service in its basic form is free (though there is a paid...

Official Hurl video sharing app comes to Windows Phone 8 and it’s glorious

Official Hurl video sharing app comes to Windows Phone 8 and it’s glorious

Daniel Rubino 70

Ever want to share a video from your phone onto a PC? Want to make the experience social and open platform too so your iPhone and Android friends can jump in? Then you’ll want to take a peep at the official Hurl app for Windows Phone 8, which came out yesterday. Hurl is like a DNLA service but for PCs, but it also adds some social aspects as well. The system works by simply downloading...