Author: Alex Lowe

Spotify is giving away Google Home Mini devices to all US Premium subscribers

If you live in the US and also subscribe to the premium tier of Spotify, then you will be eligible for a free Google Home Mini unit, while stocks last of course. The music streaming held this offer last year and now it returns. Spotify has provided some phrases you can use to control Spotify music on your Google Home: So get grooving by setting Spotify as the default music […]

Apple Pay is now the most popular mobile payment method in the US

In the United States, the payment infrastructure is quite different from how it is here in the UK and Europe, since the introduction of Apple Pay back in 2014, a lot of terminals have had to be overhauled, upgraded or replaced in order to accommodate the new NFC type payments. Here in the UK, a lot of shops and restaurants terminals have been able to accept NFC based payments for […]

These are the five best smart home deals on amazon.co.uk right now

Smart homes are becoming a huge trend as of late and getting your home tricked out with the latest lights, locks, plugs, heating accessories and much more can be very expensive. That’s why, when Amazon has a good deal on the go we’ll be sure to feature it here on A&T Tech. We’ve been on Amazon today and below are the top five smart home deals we’ve seen. 1. LIFX […]

iOS 13 is now running on half of all iPhones

Apple has just confirmed that as of writing, iOS 13 is now running on over half of iPhones, which is showing rapid adoption of the new operating system. iOS 13 was released to the public for download just over a month ago now on September 19th. On Apple’s Developer support page, where this info was submitted – Apple has outlined in a pie chart what devices introduced in the last […]

Deal: Powerbeats3 have 24% off today on amazon.co.uk

Even though Apple and Beats have launched the fully wireless Powerbeats Pro, which also include a similar, but larger AirPods style charging case – there isn’t anything wrong with the older, but still current Powerbeats3 which were debuted at the iPhone 7 launch, back in 2016. Powerbeats3 include fast fuel for quick tops up to the battery, as well as Apple’s W1 chip for quick and easy pairing and set […]

Apple updates Beats Studio3 and BeatsX with new colours

Alongside the new Beats Solo Pro headphones Apple unveiled this week, Apple has also released a few new colour options for the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones and BeatsX in ear headphones. The Beats Studio3 headphones now come in a camouflage pattern, dubbed ‘Camo Collection’ in Sand Dune (pictured above) or a Forest Green. The new Studio3 headphones have no new improvements at all, so they still have the Pure ANC, […]

Apple releases macOS Catalina supplemental update with bug fixes

Earlier this week, Apple released a minor update to macOS 10.15 with a few bug fixes including game centre, iCloud and some issues with installation. Release Notes This update: – Improves installation reliability of ‌macOS Catalina‌ on Macs with low disk space – Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations – Resolves an issue that prevents accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions when multiple ‌iCloud‌ accounts […]

Apple releases iOS 13.1.3 with an array of bug fixes

Just over a week ago, Apple released iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2 to fix issues with the camera, iCloud backups and the flashlight, where the light would sometimes not activate. iOS 13.1.2 also fixed a bug where some shortcuts would not run on the HomePod. Now, today Apple has released yet another update for iOS 13 – with iOS 13.1.3. Today’s update fixes a bug where the phone might not […]

You can now use Alexa in Spanish, in the US

Late last week, Amazon updated the Amazon Echo to now support Spanish for Alexa in the US market, users can change their preferred language option within the Alexa app. Echo devices now also support developer tools for the new Spanish voice. As it happens the US has the world’s second largest population of Spanish speakers, second to Mexico. Amazon is now catching up with the Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri […]

Twitter for the Mac is back, thanks to ‘Project Catalyst’ on macOS 10.15

Back in June, at WWDC 2019 Apple announced on stage that with the release of macOS Catalina, Twitter for the Mac would be back, thanks to its new framework designed, ‘Project Catalyst’. Catalyst is designed to make it easier for developers to make apps and games for the Mac platform and Twitter have unitised this and brought back its app. Twitter tweeted out back in June with this news also: […]