Author: Alex Lowe

Samsung launches new Note 5

Yesterday afternoon, Samsung unveiled a few new smartphones including a new Galaxy Note 5. It can be argued that Samsung started the phablet market, so these devices are important for the company, popularity grew with the launch of the original Galaxy Note and now companies are offering a large phone as an option. The company has has actually announced two phones; the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Taking Note […]

iOS 8.4.1 and iTunes 12.2.2 launch with fixes for Apple Music and Beats 1

Today, Apple released a incremental update for iOS and iTunes to fix some issues with the Apple Music streaming service, iOS 8.4.1 is now available around six weeks after iOS 8.4 originally launched at the end of June. iOS 8.4 has the build 12H321 and can be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software Update – it is compatible with iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later and iPod […]

Alphabet is the new parent company for Google

The original founders of Google have reformed most of the company and also launching a new holding company called “Alphabet.” This week Larry Page, the former CEO of Google announced on the website that he will become the CEO of the new company Alphabet and Sergey Brin will be the President. Google is going to be run by Sundar Pichai who is the former Senior Vice President of Android. […]

Windows 10 now has 27 million installs and already 3.7% market share

Windows 10 is doing extremely well at the moment, with being only just two weeks into the new operating system being available, today it already has 3.78% market share – it’s working its way to be a huge hit. Originally launched two weeks ago on the 29th July, two days later we reported that 14m people had already downloaded it. Opinion: Windows 8 sucked. Back in April 2013, statistics revealed […]

Microsoft Translator comes to iOS and Android

Microsoft is ready to take on Google Translate with their own system called Microsoft Translator which is arguably better designed and it also has support for the Apple Watch as well as the Android Wear system. It can also translate words that are spoken into the watch, which is so useful when travelling. Microsoft Translator also has support for over 50 different languages: Arabic, Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese(S), Chinese(T), […]

Apple Music already has 11 million members

We are just over a month into Apple Music, the company’s new competitor to Spotify has already had 11 million members sign up. Eddy Cue has been speaking to USA TODAY regarding the service. “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far.” – Eddy Cue Eddy Cue has also said that 2 million people have chose the family plan for six people which is $14.99/£14.99. Another plan for $9.99/£9.99 which is […]

Pei Wei now accepting Apple Pay, in the US

Pei Wei is now accepting Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payment system is now live in their restaurant locations across the US. Last week Pei Wei announced that it is now accepting the payment system from the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. The restaurant launched support for Apple Pay back in July to test it in sixteen restaurants in Phoenix, the restaurant chain is now confident that it will be successful […]

Smartphones are now the most popular way to view the web in the UK

The UK are now using smartphones more than laptops and desktops to browse the internet. Since last year usage of smartphones has grown for people using their phone for web browsing. The average amount of time a day someone spends using their phone primarily for web browsing is one hour and 54 minutes a day. 66% of all UK adults now own a smartphone Ofcom conducted a study to determine how […]

Dr. Dre’s next album, Compton – is exclusive to Apple Music

Dr. Dre is launching his next album, which is the first album from the rapper since 1999, which is 16 years ago – with the launch of The Chronic: 2001. The next album which is titled Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is launching this Friday exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes, which isn’t surprising as Dre now works for Apple. The album is based on the N.W.A film that Dre is working on […]

EE Power Bars overheating, recall now live

A few months back, EE introduced its free charger for customers and as it turns out, people love free stuff as it went out of stock then after a wait it became available again. Although recently the Power Bars have been overheating and exploding, with one medical student being left with burns on his hand while it was charging. It has become so bad that EE is now recalling the […]