If you're using Plex on your Windows PC and a connected TV, you need to use the Plex Media Player app. Plex is one of the easiest, best value ways of creating your own home media server. It runs on basically everything and it handles...Show More Summary
Have you heard of a proxy server before? It’s possible for someone to use the Internet on a daily basis and not know of the existence of proxy servers. Despite this, proxy servers have found homes in all kinds of environments, from within...Show More Summary
Most of our readers will remember Windows Home Server, a product which was discontinued by Microsoft in 2011. Windows Home Server allowed users to store their music, photos, and other files on a central hub-like hard drive, accessible from every PC in their house. It allowed them to protect their files and PCs with automatic […]
Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs and phones. This build adds new Edge extensions, authentication changes for NAS devices and home file servers, and updates to the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Windows 10 is a service. As we wrote in our deep dive on how Microsoft is still building Windows 10, […]
Media Browser is a handy service, which turns your home PC into a multimedia server. With apps available for Windows 8, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, the team have been working on an iPad-optimized version. Today, an update has been published on the official blog detailing some features being worked on for iPad owners. Show More Summary
Media Browser is a handy service, which turns your home PC into a multimedia server. With apps available for Windows 8, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The server beta has been updated, and to celebrate the release the team has placed all of its mobile clients on sale.
When you have multiple machines running on a home network, it’s easy to get into the habit of sharing folders indiscriminately, especially if you don’t have a server to act as a file hub. This isn’t a great thing to do on a laptop you regularly connect to other, less secure networks. Show More Summary
Doesn't matter if you run a Windows server at work, a Media Center at home or just your own 24/7 connected PC, Microsoft's Remote Desktop is the tool of choice to administrate and configure your computer without having it necessarily in reach. Show More Summary
You probably know about the internet speed tests that can be performed from your browser. However, Make Tech Easier shows us that you can do the same thing right from a terminal window—perfect for your Raspberry Pi or home server. Read more...
This week on the podcast we’re talking about all the new stuff in Windows 8.1, the imminent death of Google Reader, and gaming consoles from the past and future. We’re also answer your questions about home servers, wirelessly mirroring your computer screen, and syncing your music with Android. Read more...
Patch Tuesday: the day the Windows product patches come home to roost. This time around, this mixture is slightly unusual, with patches for Office (both Windows and Mac) jostling with the usual Internet Explorer updates. More » ...
This week on the podcast we're talking about the return of the start button in Windows 8.1, healthy habits you should follow, and how to create an awesome do-anything home server with FreeNAS 8. We're also answering quite a few of your questions about difficult job situations. Read more...
Plex's busy bees have sweetened the media server / client honeypot again with new updates, including a "giant, thundering" update of the Plex/Web UI featuring a redesigned home screen and easier navigation. It also has a new versionShow More Summary
You’d have thought the world was coming to an end when James discovered that Windows Home Server – Microsoft’s $50 set-and-forget network storage solution – was being axed in favour of a far more expensive successor. Thankfully he soon discovered that all hope was not lost thanks to Amahi, a free Linux-based home server. Show More Summary
At home I use a Synology 1511+ NAS (Network Attached Storage) server for all my family's digital things. The Synology gives me virtually all the features I had when I was in love with the Windows Home Server. I can add a drive of any...Show More Summary
Still not convinced you want to upgrade to Windows 8? Here's one more tempting reason t do so: Windows 8 can actually be a great Windows Home Server replacement. It offers most of the same features for sharing, storing, and protecting lots of data on your network. More »
This morning I have to solve two problems. 1. When I view the scripting.com home page on my Android phone, the text is all scrunched up in one column. Why? It doesn't happen on any other device I've tried, and it works well on desktops and laptops. Show More Summary
Microsoft has been implementing big changes lately, and none of them are sitting too well with me. If you’re as jaded as I am about the $50 Windows Home Server being killed off - replaced by the $450 Windows Server Essentials - then fear not; you can get pretty much all the same functionality from these awesome free tools, and not give Microsoft a penny in the process.
As we recently announced on the Windows Server 2012 Essentials blog, the Release Candidate is now available for download. Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been designed as the ideal first server for Small Business and Home Offices....Show More Summary
Are you not looking forward to Windows 8? Perhaps you're jaded by Microsoft’s decision to kill of Windows Home Server? Are you maybe tired of Windows Media Center being treated like a second class citizen? Have you got some extra PCs lying around and wish they were as awesome as your Mac? Welcome to the world of Hackintosh. Show More Summary