Technology

After July 29, Microsoft won’t ask you to upgrade to Windows 10

Initially, when Windows 10 launched for free back in July last year, users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 started to get notifications, like the one above reminding them that the new operating system was available to download. A lot of users, some few million didn’t bat an eyelid and upgraded straightaway however there were a lot of people and there still is that are a bit annoyed by the […]

Windows 10 will cost $119 after July 29th

Back in July last year, Microsoft did something brave and as it was the first time the company had ever offered an upgrade of an operating system for free, you could expect people to be nervous about it. Microsoft needed to do this, in the past few years before Windows 10. Microsoft for me had least had started to drift out of relevance while Windows 7 was good it just […]

BlackBerry BBM now has free video calls for Android and iOS

BlackBerry is still slipping by the wayside with every passing day, but in an effort to stay relevant the company is still developing the once popular BBM messaging platform further to compete with the ever crowded instant messaging and video calling space with Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime all now offering free video calling you’d of thought the last thing we need is another video calling app but here […]

Australia advertises Apple Pay better than Apple!

Every time we use Apple Pay to buy anything from coffee at Starbucks, groceries or anything at stores it does feel cool and almost magic like although Apple doesn’t really convey this feeling when it shows it’s own ads, so Australia thought it would have a go. As banks are starting to do now to get the attention back to them, ANZ in Australia have come up with their own […]

Why consumer routers are plain awful and what you can do about it

Okay, so in the current space a lot of people do buy inexpensive routers, such as a Netgear or TP-Link generic box or just use the one provided with their ISP. and wonder why they have occasional dropouts and a wireless coverage which doesn’t and mainly can’t cover the whole house. Sometimes some random speed issues which can be fixed by simply ‘restarting the router’ or ‘turning it off and on again.’ I […]

This guy installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch

People just like installing Windows 95 on every device that they can, but it really shows how far we have come in the last few decades with processing power and miniaturisation, it’s now possible to run Windows 95, sort of on the Apple Watch that shows how far we really have come, back in the 90s it would have required a bulky laptop or a huge desktop tower to do […]

Android TV remote app now out on iOS

Google has certainly dabbled with the TV experience in the last few years, first it was Google TV – which was a huge flop and that was quickly abandoned, then in 2012 Google brought out the Nexus Q which only lasted a matter of weeks after it was introduced at the Google Developers conference that year, one because it cost $299 and it didn’t do that much. Following that in 2013, […]

Cortana, in Windows 10 just can’t search Google

I’ve been using Windows 10 for quite a few months now, actually since January when it officially first came out on the Insider Program. Since then it has had it’s up and downs for random restarts and bugs but despite most things it has been good. Now some more bad news about Windows 10, the way Cortana has been designed Microsoft doesn’t want you using Google for voice searches, instead […]

Netflix on Android can now be charged to Google Play

Similar to how the payments system works on iOS, Google also allows third-party developers to utilise users payment details from their Google Play account to make purchases for subscriptions and various things within the app. Now Netflix is one of the latest apps to use Google Play Billing, Netflix has said that this will be slowly rolling out over the next few weeks. This feature on iOS and Android just makes […]

Apple reveals Q2 2016 earnings

Just yesterday, Apple revealed its earnings for the second quarter of this year, although when compared to this heater last year – the earnings seem to be down and overall sales of the iPhone seem to be slipping slowly year over year. However Apple did predict this during the last earnings call, so the slight decline in sales shouldn’t be surprising. So here is a comparison between Q2 2016 and […]