Author: Alex Lowe

How to create an account on OS X with parental controls

So you are looking to create an account with Parental Controls on your Mac. If you are concerned what you’re child is looking at on the internet, you can limit them to time, apps and content on the Mac. Parental Controls can also be used to simplify the user interface for less experienced users. First things first, visit the Settings or System Preferences app on your Mac. Then this window should […]

Thunderbolt 3 uses USB Type-C and is ultra fast

Big companies are pushing USB Type-C, Apple has quickly adopted it as the sole port on the new Macbook and Google has followed suit with the Chromebook Pixel, but now Intel has seen the potential as the next generation of Thunderbolt is going to use USB Type-C as the base point for the port. The initial plan with USB Type-C when it was first introduced just under a year ago […]

There will be 7 versions of Windows 10

We now have more detail on to how Microsoft is planning to distribute Windows 10. Like previous versions, there will be multiple editions of the operating system. With Windows 7 we had Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate and Thin PC. Editions of Vista and XP were roughly the same. Windows 8 was cut back a bit with just three versions, but Windows 10 aims to revive the multiple version […]

Windows 10 10130 preview launches, with better icons and UI

Not long after build 10122 debuted, another build of Windows 10 has launched. Build 10130 is available for users who are in the fast ring and as we come up to the release date, Microsoft is focusing on polishing the operating system, making improvements and tweaking certain elements. For starters, Windows 10 now includes refreshed system icons as well as taskbar and Start menu improvements. The Notification Panel now features […]

NVIDIA G-Sync is coming to laptops

Back in September 2013, NVIDIA announced G-Sync which is a chip that lives inside certain gaming monitors to help with refresh rates and skipping issues. The monitors look like standard ones and G-Sync works with NVIDIA GPUs which have the Kepler architecture (GTX 660 and up). Now, NVIDIA is bringing the same technology to laptops. Today the company has announced that several high-end gaming notebooks will support this feature. The […]

YouTube celebrate 10 years of time wasting

This year is the ten year anniversary of YouTube, back in 2005 the website was created by the three PayPal founders; Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim. So to celebrate ten years of time wasting, YouTube has created a montage to celebrate all the rick rolls and screaming goats. In the video below, the video site has created a montage which features all the fails, memes and animals from […]

The new Audi R8 e-tron can drive it self

At CES Asia, Audi unveiled the latest Audi R8 e-tron, which is actually capable of driving itself. Obviously, the R8 e-tron is packed full of technology, sensors and cameras. To accumulate all the data from the various laster scanners, video cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radars Audi has developed their own “zFAS” system. The zFAS can read all of the data coming from the sensors and then calculate where the car […]

Android Pay launches at I/O 2015

Currently going on is Google’s annual I/O developer conference and it has announced Android Pay. Following Apple’s move back in September last year with Apple Pay, Google has launched a similarly name service called Android Pay. Google has been in this space for a while now with Google Wallet but it was getting a bit long in the tooth and no one really used it much, as it had poor integration […]

Argos launches a store within a store, at Sainsbury’s

Argos have partnered with Sainsbury’s on their latest endeavour with new “digital stores” which are inside the place where you do your daily shop. The new digital stores plan was announced back in January, but this week we are starting to see the first batch of stores. The Argos digital stores have launched at Sainsbury’s in North Cheam, Nantwich, Surry and Cheshire. Each store will naturally be a lot smaller […]

Periscope launches on Android

Two months after being an iOS exclusive, Twitter’s new live streaming service finally launches on Android. Periscope launched back in January following the release of Meerkat, which is a very similar service that uses Twitters login credentials. Both apps are very similar, but the Android counterpart features a new control menu for notifications as well as a “return to broadcast” tab which will display after leaving the app if users […]