Author: Alex Lowe

New HomePod software update released

New HomePod software update released

Today, alongside iOS 12, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 Apple has released a new update for the HomePod, Apple’s Siri based smart speaker. At the iPhone event last week, Tim Cook revealed at the end of the keynote that a new update would be coming to the HomePod, and today is that day. What’s new? This is one of the HomePod’s first major updates, it now includes the ability to […]

macOS Mojave is coming next week

macOS Mojave is coming next week

At WWDC 2018 in June this year, Apple unveiled the next big version of macOS for its MacBook laptops and Mac desktops. macOS Mojave includes a host of new features, thoughtful design enhancements and improvements. While iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5 were all made available a few hours ago, macOS Mojave will be coming next week, 24th September.

iOS 12 is out now, here’s how to update and what’s new

iOS 12 is out now, here’s how to update and what’s new

Back in June at WWDC Apple as it usually does unveiled this years update for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch. iOS 12 includes many new features, but above all the new update focuses on the performance. Apple has mentioned that all supported devices will see some performance improvements. iOS 12 is compatible with all the devices that supported iOS 11 from last year, which is the iPhone 5s […]

Apple is donating $1 million to American Red Cross, to support the efforts for Hurricane Florence

Apple is donating $1 million to American Red Cross, to support the efforts for Hurricane Florence

This week, we learned that Hurricane Florence had caused destruction in North Caroline, a Category 1 storm resulting in damaging wind and rain across the South Eastern parts of the United States. In order to help out with the relief cause that the American Red Cross is carrying out, Apple has announced that it will be donating $1 million to help those people who have been affected by the storm. […]

iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4 now up for pre-order

iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4 now up for pre-order

Apple’s new iPhones were announced earlier this week on Wednesday and as promised, the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the Apple Watch Series 4 are now all up for pre-order from Apple website and some of the phone carriers directly. iPhone Xs iPhone Xs starts at £999 for 64GB, 256GB is £1,149 and 512GB is £1,349 iPhone Xs Max starts £1,099 for 64GB, 256GB is £1,249 and 512GB is […]

Apple shares new 1 min video explaining the new features of iPhone Xs

Apple shares new 1 min video explaining the new features of iPhone Xs

Today, Apple has shared a new short video just focusing on the handful of new features of the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, the video is titled ‘iPhone XS – Everything to know in :54’ which seems to be focusing on the video length, of 54 seconds. The new video is below and it just covers the new larger screens, more advanced Face ID, the new gold colour as […]

Take it to the Max: This is the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

Take it to the Max: This is the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

This is it, the new iPhone lineup for 2018. Earlier today Apple introduced the brand new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, basically the follow up to the iPhone X from last year. This year is a typical ‘S’ year cycle: minor improvements to the camera, screen and performance. That’s not to say the performance gains of the new A12 Bionic chip are minor, just compared to the update from […]

iOS 12 will be available next week, on 17th Sep

iOS 12 will be available next week, on 17th Sep

At todays Apple Event, where the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr were announced, Apple also revealed when iOS 12 will be avaible to download. The new release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and it comes with many performance improvements added especially for older devices including the iPhone 5s, which was actually launched in September 2013. With this release, Apple really wants to focus on speeding […]

Deal: Sony WH-1000XM2 for £269.99 on amazon.co.uk

Deal: Sony WH-1000XM2 for £269.99 on amazon.co.uk

Today, Amazon is offering a pair of Sony WH-1000XM2 over the ear, noise cancelling headphones for £269.99, down from the usual price of £330.00. They have up to 30 hours battery life with noise-cancelling enabled and features easy to access volume controls on the ear cups. Check back daily for more deals, on alexandtomstech.com/deals

Support for Windows 7 ends soon and businesses are still using it

Support for Windows 7 ends soon and businesses are still using it

Well, soon isn’t that soon, but when you are in charge of a large corporate IT rollout, 500 days isn’t that much time to organise, research and then actually deploy an entirely new operating system for the company. But that is how much time is left until Microsoft is ending official support for Windows 7, an operating system which was released nearly ten years ago. Windows 7 is still out […]