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  1. Welcome to 2012

    October 22, 2012 by The Man

    … and Windows Updates isn’t even on by default…. WHY !!!

  2. No Windows Phone app any time soon…

    April 17, 2012 by The Man

    Well a few days later and it looks like there won’t be a Windows Phone version anytime soon. Here is why.

    1. There is no solid reliable way to get your own IP address and while there are bodges I prefer not to release stuff that requires such hacks to get them to work as they, at some point will fail to work.

    2. There seems to be no reliable way to use UDP broadcasts – WHAT !?!?!? yes but there you go.

    Not great news but maybe Windows Phone 8 will finally catch up to where Android and iOS were two years ago.

  3. Wake On Lan for the iPhone is ready.

    October 18, 2010 by The Man

    But seems I am being dicked about by Apple. Apparently they cannot verify my account and I am waiting to hear why. So may be a few weeks before we can get onto the app store 🙁

    Update: despite numerous emails to Apple still waiting for Account Activation. For those that emailed me sorry trying to get it on the app store as soon as possible. (21st Oct 2010)

    Update: Approved, getting the app ready for submission. 🙂 (22nd Oct 2010)

    Update: We are now Awaiting Review. 🙂 (22nd Oct 2010)

    Update: We are now In Review. 🙂 (29nd Oct 2010)