Amazon has just launched two of their first physical stores in the United States with one in New York last week and just yesterday with one in San Francisco, well the online retail company is coming to these shores and are focusing on same-day deliveries in the UK. Amazon have partnered with newspaper disturber Connect Group to launch a new service called ‘Pass My Parcel’ which will deliver packages ordered on […]
iOS 8 is now available to download
Apple’s latest version of iOS, iOS 8 is now available to download today and iPhone, iPad and some iPod touch users can now peruse the latest features and improvements. To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device. As we mentioned in a post yesterday, the update is available for iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later (including both iPad minis) and […]
Skype brings free group chats to Windows tablets
Skype has now made group video calling free, for Windows tablets and the Surface range compatible to speak with up to 10 people at a time. Back in April, Skype did bring a bucket load of changes to their services and this is following that. The new system for Windows, analyses the video experience and can tell who the three most talkative people are and the device owner at the […]
Apple’s CarPlay to come to Volkswagen models by 2016
Apple and Volkswagen are in talks on bringing the in-car solution to Volkswagen models by 2016 – one of the manufactures which didn’t partner with Apple first. An official announcement from both Volkswagen and Apple is to be expected within a few months, details on which models will be compatible is unknown. 9to5Mac report that the system will be available for 2016 models not next years 2015 versions. Volkswagen did join […]
Amazon is planning on launching its own smartphone, and may feature a ‘glasses-free 3D display’
According to TechRadar, the online retail company may release their very own smartphone in June and then release it to the masses in September. “People briefed on the company’s plans” have chittered to the Wall Street Journal hat the Amazon smartphone is headed toward release later this year. Additionally the smartphone will be able to show 3D images, without the required need for glasses. The smartphone will reportedly launch in September, just […]
BBC Three will become an BBC iPlayer exclusive
Today the BBC announced that BBC Three will become an BBC iPlayer exclusive to aid cutting costs. The cut comes as the BBC tries to meet its cost-saving targets of £100 million, however this isn’t a definite decision and can still be changed. The BBC Trust has to approve the move before it becomes official. Jack Whitehall, Russel Cane and other comedians took to Twitter to express their concern for the removal of […]
The ‘Non-Retina’ MacBook Pro my be at the end of its life.
According to reports from Digitimes on Wednesday, the 13 inch MacBook Pro without the retina display may be discontinued just like the 15 inch variant. The model, which hasn’t been updated since 2012, which is the cheapest of the range, so it won’t be surprising if Apple remove it from their product line up. Since the last updates to the MacBook line up, the MacBook Air got faster and with extra battery […]
Facebook have bought WhatsApp for $16 billion.
Facebook announced that they are purchasing WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps for about $16 billion. The move “accelerates Facebook’s ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world,” Facebook said. Despite the acquisition WhatsApp will still operate and remain independent, Co-Founder and CEO Jan Koum will join Facebook’s Board of Directors. This isn’t new for Facebook, to make high value purchases; They purchased Instagram for $1 billion. WhatsApp has over […]
Apple is reportedly ceasing iPad 2 production.
After 3 long years the iPad 2 is becoming long in the tooth, the device runs the A5 chip which is the same as the iPhone 4s. The device was launched in March of 2011 and then managed to hold a place in Apple’s line of products. The third and forth generation iPads have already been and gone, AppleInsider reported that the iPad 2 will be discontinued. Needless to say, the […]