Technology

HomePod price reduced from £319 to £279

Apple today has reduced the price of the HomePod in most markets around the world by around £40 in the UK, and $50 in the US. The HomePod has been on sale now for little over a year, and according to AppleInsider who have received some inside information, the cost reduction is a permanent one and this is due to manufacturing savings at scale. HomePod is showing up at the reduced rate […]

The last episode of this season of The Grand Tour airs Friday

Season 3 of The Grand Tour was a relativly long one and it has been fantastic. As usual, the prodiction quality, cars and locations visited have been amazing. But like all good things, it must come to an end. This week, on Friday 5th April the last episode of season 3 will go up on Amazon Prime. This isn’t however, the last season of the show. Back in December, rumours were […]

All 4 on Apple TV now works with Apple TV app, in UK

Channel 4 has long been missing from Apple’s TV offering, the app still doesnt work with AirPlay, instead you need to use Cast to send it to a Google Chromecast (if you have one) and also it has been notably absent from the Apple TV App Store for a long time, even though BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Netflix and Amazon have all launched native applications for the platform not long […]

Apple cancels AirPower charging mat

Late last week – Apple announced that the AirPower charging mat project is over – the product is cancelled and it won’t go on sale. AirPower In case you don’t know, alongside the iPhone X and iPhone 8 launch at the end of 2017 – Apple also showed off AirPower, Apple said it would arrive in 2018 but as we all know this never happened and just over 18 months […]

Apple TV fourth generation renamed to ‘Apple TV HD’ following this weeks event

Following on from this weeks Apple event, the company has decided to rename the existing and nearly 4 year old Apple TV fourth generation to ‘Apple TV HD’ which does fit much better along side the Apple TV+ service and the Apple TV 4K model. The fourth generation model was just simply called ‘Apple TV’ before this week and looking at it, sitting next to the new Apple TV+ service […]

HomePod software 12.2 released alongside iOS 12.2

iOS 12.2 was released yesterday just after the Apple event for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch but also a new software update for HomePod was released: 12.2 This update, despite being a point release doesn’t contain much at all, only that iOS 12.2 for HomePod now adds support for 802.1x wireless networks that don’t require unique credentials to join – this type of set up is usually found in enterprise […]

Apple Arcade – World’s first gaming subscription service for mobile and desktop

Arcade Apple Arcade is a new gaming subscription service available on all Mac and iOS devices and will be released this fall / autumn. This gaming subscription service is unlike it’s competitors Microsoft, Google, Nvidia and Sony who use cloud streaming. Instead this new gaming service is exclusively for titles that can be installed from the iOS or Mac App Stores and used for offline gaming. Ann Thai (Senior Product […]

Apple launches magazine subscription service – Apple News+ (US and Canada)

Apple will be launching a new subscription service in the United States and Canada whereby Apple lovers can now view their favourite magazines all in one application! Apple News+ adds magazines to the standard Apple News app. The key highlights made at the Keynote conference were organisation, design, and privacy. All the big names such as The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Men’s Health, […]

Apple News as well as Apple News+ now available in Canada

Along with the other announcements today, including Apple TV+, Apple Card and Apple News+ – Apple also announced some good news for Canadian Apple fans, along with the new subscription service now being available in Canada, Apple News is now available to use from today for Canadian customers. How do I get Apple News in Canada? It is available from today, you just need to update your iPhone or iPad […]

Apple announces ‘Apple TV+’ its in house streaming service, with original programming

Apple’s ‘It’s show time’ event has finished and the company has announced a number of new services, including the much rumoured streaming service which we now know is called Apple TV+. Today at the event, the company invited a host of celebrities on stage to show off their new shows, including Reese Witherspoon, Jenifer Aniston, Oprah, Steven Spielberg and more. “We’re honored that the absolute best lineup of storytellers in […]