Technology

Backblaze, is raising subscription prices for backups

Backblaze, is raising subscription prices for backups

This month, back up service Backblaze has announced that they are increasing prices slightly this year from March 11th. Backblaze? For those unfamiliar with Backblaze, it is a superb secondary or primary backup solution for your Windows PC or Mac. It offers unlimited, always on backup to the cloud, it plays nice with Time Machine on macOS and has it’s own application for Windows. Starting on March 11th this year, […]

Casper launches new smart lamp to help sleep patterns

Casper launches new smart lamp to help sleep patterns

Casper has been around for a long time, and the company is mots known for making iconic mattresses and adverting on podcasts too. Lately, in the US at least it has expanded into making bed frames and everywhere else it has dog beds, bed sheets and also pillows. But now, Casper is now focusing further on the quality of your sleep with its new product ‘The Glow’. The Glow is […]

Google now has 14 official Chrome themes

Google now has 14 official Chrome themes

For the first time in the 10 years+ that Google Chrome has been around, Google has now published its own official Google Chrome themes for free on the Chrome Web Store. In true Google fashion, the colours have some cutesy names similar to what they do with the Pixel phone colours. The 14 are named Just Black, Slate, Oceanic, Ultra Violet, Classic Blue, Banana, Black & White, Honeysuckle, Rose, Serenity, Sea […]

Apple Maps public transport and indoor maps now available in more areas

Apple Maps public transport and indoor maps now available in more areas

Apple is always working on improving what they do all the time and one of the main ones, is Apple Maps. This week, more features for Apple Maps have rolled out to more places. Transit Directions Apple’s relatively new public transport directions is now available in the following United States states Alaska Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Indiana Illinois Kentucky Mississippi Missouri New Jersey North Dakota New York Oklahoma Rhode Island […]

CarPlay and Android Auto for Toyota US pickups coming for 2020 models

CarPlay and Android Auto for Toyota US pickups coming for 2020 models

Toyota today has announced an all new pickup truck in the US, the 2020 Sequoia at the Chicago Auto Show as well as some exciting CarPlay and Android Auto news for US customers. The 2020 Sequoia joins a roster of TRD Pro vehicles that includes the Tacoma mid-size and Tundra full-size pickups and 4Runner SUV. Toyota CarPlay & more For the 2020 model year pickups from Toyota in the US, […]

Sonos speakers now support YouTube Music

Sonos speakers now support YouTube Music

Today, Sonos has announced that its speakers will now work with YouTube Music, which is Google’s relatively new streaming service which gives you access to offline YouTube videos and all the covers you can get on youtube.com. YouTube Music joins Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Tidal, Google Play Music, Amazon Music plus many, many more. YouTube Music is supported from today. Let us know if you have tried it in the […]

Microsoft seeing Xbox Live issues this evening, causing issues with sign in (RESOLVED)

Microsoft seeing Xbox Live issues this evening, causing issues with sign in (RESOLVED)

If you were trying to sign into Xbox Live this evening, it may be a bit difficult as Microsoft is seeing issues. As of 6pm you may see issues signing in Microsoft at 6pm: We are aware of reports of Xbox One console startup, title update and sign-in errors. We will keep everyone informed once we have more information to share. Thank you all for your patience. — Xbox Support […]

Microsoft Office is now out on the Mac App Store

Microsoft Office is now out on the Mac App Store

This week, both Apple and Microsoft separately announced that Microsoft Office is now on the Mac App Store, so macOS users can now access the suite much easier than before. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook have all been added which join OneDrive and OneNote, which have been available for the past few years already. One catch, which does benefit Microsoft is that these versions will only work if you have an […]

iOS 12.1.3 for iOS and HomePod released to fix a host of bugs

iOS 12.1.3 for iOS and HomePod released to fix a host of bugs

This week, Apple has released a much needed bug fix update for iOS 12, with iOS 12.1.3. This update applies to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the HomePod, as the HomePod basically runs a lighter version of iOS, it gets all the updates too. What has been fixed? Messages Some users had issues with Messages, where if you scrolled through a list of images in the details panel, it would […]

Apple Maps transit directions is now available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

Apple Maps transit directions is now available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

Public transit directions arguably came a bit late to Apple Maps, considering Google has had the feature for a long time but Apple has executed it very well and it is extremely useful for getting tube, bus or train directions if you happen to be lost in a city somewhere. MacRumors reported today that as of today Apple has expanded the feature to select large cites in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and […]