Author: Alex Lowe

Apple Pay is now available in Italy from today

Apple Pay is now available in Italy from today

Apple Pay is expanding the world, rather quite quickly. As of writing the mobile payments service is available in the UK, USA, Japan, Canada, Russia, China and New Zealand – this list being a very small representation, lots more countries now support Apple Pay, a significant achievement considering it was only launched at the end of 2014, with the iPhone 6. Now, Apple has added support for Italy with early […]

More languages coming this Summer for Google Assistant

More languages coming this Summer for Google Assistant

Google I/O 2017 Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O has commenced today and the start of the show seems to be Google Assistant so far anyway. This summer, assistant will be able to support Fresh, German, Brazilian-Portuguese and Japanese. The later in the year, more specifically at the end support for Italian, Spanish and Korean will be added in.

iTunes 12.6.1 launched, features performance updates

iTunes 12.6.1 launched, features performance updates

Today, Apple has released updates for macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS but iTunes also gets a small, minor software update. iTunes 12.6.1 is basically a feature less release, but it contains minor app and performance improvements. iTunes 12.6.1 can be downloaded from apple.com if using Windows or via the Mac App Store updates page if using a Mac.

Backblaze, committed to support TOTP by August 2017

Backblaze, committed to support TOTP by August 2017

Backblaze, if you’ve never come access the company is based in Silicon Valley, has been up and running for 10 years and offers an affordable solution to backing up your PC or Mac to the cloud. Security This week I was curious, I have been using the service for around a year or so now and noticed that that the login procedure supports two-step verification, however via SMS. While using […]

Tesla still ready to start building Model 3 this July

Tesla still ready to start building Model 3 this July

Tesla’s latest electric car, the Model 3 is scheduled to be on sale later this year – the company says it’s on time to commence building the final versions starting in July with the capacity to assemble up to 5,000 per week this year and 10,000 a week next year. This news was announced las week in the company’s Q1 earnings report. Branding issue With the Model 3, Tesla is facing some other issues […]

Amazon Video might come to Apple TV this summer

Amazon Video might come to Apple TV this summer

Amazon and Apple haven’t had the best relationship over the past year or so, mainly over the availability of the Apple TV on amazon.com as well as negotiating a deal to get an Amazon Video app on the set top box. While nearly every media streaming device supports Netflix, NOW TV, YouTube and Amazon Video – the Apple TV just doesn’t support it, currently if you want to use Amazon […]

Facebook nearly has 2 billion users

Facebook nearly has 2 billion users

Even though the general consensus is that quite a few millennials are leaving Facebook, the latest user and active users figures from the company are contradicting this idea. The widespread thought that some younger users were using Facebook less as there was a fear of it being too embarrassing with grandparents and parents adopting the social media platform. This week Facebook has released new user figures for users and revenue. 2017 […]

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

It isn’t just you, WhatsApp does seem to be down for a lot of users. People are reporting they can’t send or receive chats and it just shows “Connecting”. As there is no “fix” for this, symptoms lead to an issue with WhatsApp servers. UPDATE: WhatsApp came back up around 22:30 Wednesday evening, a statement from the company was issue shortly after service was restored. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all […]

NikeLab Apple Watch now available

NikeLab Apple Watch now available

Last week, Nike announced that a new version of the Apple Watch Series 2 would be coming soon, a custom NikeLab version of the standard Nike Apple Watch. Named the Apple Watch NikeLab, it is available to buy from today at Nike’s website. The limited edition watch only comes in one colour variant, as pictured above – Space Grey with black and cream style Nike band. This edition of the […]