Author: Alex Lowe

How to use Time Machine to back up a Mac

Among the many utilities included in OS X, Time Machine makes managing backups for a Mac a breeze. Time Machine can be used to back up, restore and get files back on your Mac. This how to guide will walk through the process of setting up an initial back up, setting a schedule, how to restore and more. Setting up a Time Machine backup Unlike Windows, configuring a regular backup is […]

Apple Pay coming to the UK, TfL and more to accept

Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July and a selection of retailers will be accepting the payment method including Marks and Spencer and McDonalds. Apple Pay has been in North America since October on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch. In the US, stores such as Walgreens etc. The payment service will be launched sometime in July this year as Apple didn’t […]

Apple Music may be just what the industry needs

At WWDC, Apple unveiled its new music streaming service, named ‘Apple Music.’ Tim Cook dropped the “one more thing” bomb like he did with the Apple Watch back in September. Apple last dabbled with streaming with iTunes Radio alongside iOS 7, however it is unclear if that will make into the Apple Music package. The new service has three headlining features; Music Streaming, Beats 1 and Connect – all three […]

Nest will be making a camera, similar to Dropcam

The product line from Dropcam has been looking a bit quiet for a while now after Nest bought the company, but now Nest is looking into making its own home camera system.  This week Droid-Life has shared news on to what the company may be working on, named ‘Nest Cam’ – The camera looks very similar to any of the cameras which has been made by Dropcam in the past. Nest is […]

Refreshed Xbox One launched with 1TB and new controller

Earlier this week, Amazon accidentally leaked an upcoming refresh of the Xbox One and now Microsoft has officially unveiled the updated console. Not much has changed with the actual console, but Microsoft has added a 1TB HDD and a refresh controller. The updated bundle also includes a copy of Halo: Master Chief Collection, the bundle will be available on June 16 for $399 and the controller can be bought separately for $64.99, should you […]

iOS 9 launches at WWDC

At WWDC, Apple unveiled the next iteration of iOS, iOS 9. The upcoming version will launch later this year with the developer preview available now. Apple is making iOS 9 all about making the operating system smarter and more aware to the apps you use and people you contact. Spotlight is also smarter with a broader system search as well as looking into apps for data. Also updated is Notes […]

The next version of OS X is El Capitan

Today, at Apple’s WWDC the company unveiled the next big version of OS X, Yosemite is out. Enter OS X El Capitan. The 11th version of the Mac operating system features refinements and polish. Apple seems to following the route as with Snow Leaped. El Capitan seems to be a minor refresh with fixes and refinements. Naming… Strange name Apple, but the latest release draws its name from a selection […]

New Xbox One leaked, by Amazon

We may be seeing a new Xbox One at the upcoming E3 2015. E3 is in just ten days and the refreshed console might have 1TB of storage, a new controller and Halo The Master Chief Collection for $400. Amazon has a quiet listing for the new console which is set to release on June 15, which is the same time as E3 20 15. The new bundle will feature […]

Twitch will be live streaming most of E3 2015

YouTube has recently announced that they will be streaming “all” of the games and the press conferences from Microsoft, Sony, EA and Ubisoft. Now Twitch, not wanting to miss out is also going to live streaming the gaming conference. E3 is scheduled for June 16 through June 18. Twitch, like YouTube will be live streaming the Nintendo World Championships as well as the Xbox, Playstation, Bethesda, EA, Square and Ubisoft keynotes. Alex […]

What to expect from WWDC 2015

So the next World Wide Developers conference from Apple is hours away, we will be running a liveblog of the event. But what is Apple expected to unveil? iOS 9 The next iOS version is expected to be launched at the event, but we won’t get it on phones until September. It has long been rumoured that this release is going to be similar to Snow Leopard, which abandoned headline […]