google
Here’s All the New Stuff Google Announced Today

Google’s attempt at a splashy Pixel 3 launch event today may have been dulled by some of more thorough product leaks in recent memory, but luckily the company had a bit more to talk about than a couple of iterative smartphone updates. Here’s a rundown of everything Google announced today, as well as some of the things it didn’t. If you wanted a pair of fancy, new Pixel Buds or a Pixel Watch, then tough luck, dear friends. Maybe Google will hook you up next time. Read More >>

apple
You Can Now Download a Fix for the iPhone XS’ Biggest Problems (So Far)

If you bought a new iPhone this autumn, we have some good news to share: Apple pushed out an update to all users today that fixes two of the more frustrating issues that have plagued iPhone XS and XS Max owners. If you’ve encountered charging or connectivity issues, you’ll want to update your iPhone to iOS 12.0.1 now. Read More >>

apple
iPhone XS Chargegate Fix Is Apparently on the Way

One of the biggest complaints about Apple’s fancy new iPhone XS appears to now be solved thanks to the latest iOS 12 beta update. Read More >>

smartwatches
Withings Is Back With an Activity Tracker I Don’t Mind Wearing All the Time

Most fitness trackers are still ugly as sin. But Withings, fresh from its split with Nokia, is back to remind us that it doesn’t have to be this way. Read More >>

spotify
Enjoy the Sweet Freedom of Spotify’s Family Plan While It Lasts

If you’re saving a few quid with a Spotify family plan without following the company’s one-household rule, be sure to take advantage of it while you still can. Spotify may come knocking for your “GPS data” to confirm you are indeed following the rules, or else “you may lose access to the plan,” according to two emails posted by subscribers on Twitter. Read More >>

networks
Path, the Doomed Social Network With One Great Idea, is Finally Shutting Down

For a brief moment, back in the early 2010s, Path flourished. The more personal, more private social network was once reportedly valued at $500 million (£380m), but after years of irrelevance, it’s shutting down next month. Path unequivocally failed, but I can’t help but wonder what would happen if we gave its original mission just one more try. Read More >>

apple
Apple Magically Makes the Notch Disappear

If you’re planning to buy one of the new iPhones Apple just announced, you should know something by now: It will have a notch. Read More >>

youtube
YouTube Kids Is Getting Some Totally Sensible Parental Controls

The YouTube Kids app never really seemed to live up to its kid-friendly potential. Since it came out in 2015 to make browsing online videos “safer and simpler for kids,” the service has gotten a good bit of shit for both its ads and all the weird stuff its algorithms let through — like this video of a cartoon pig drinking bleach. Read More >>

apple
Apple’s Totally Being a Jerk About the Dongle

The hell, Apple? For the first time since the iPhone maker prematurely killed the classic headphone jack, Apple revealed on its website that it’s going to stop handing out those annoying little dongles for free. Read More >>

apple
When You Can Get All the Stuff Apple Just Announced

Apple’s keynote came and went today, confirming the rumours that we’ve got three new iPhones and two new Apple Watches on the way. But just because Apple made it official doesn’t mean that everything will be available right away. Here’s a rundown of when everything is actually going to land in people’s hands, from iOS 12 to the colourful and confusingly named iPhone XR. Read More >>

apple
Apple iPhone XR: The Cheaper iPhone That Might Be a Better Deal

Apple’s iPhone XR is real. All that speculation about a new, “cheap” iPhone can finally come to an end. Read More >>

internet
The Tor Web Browser Officially Lands on Android in Alpha

At long last, the Tor Project is releasing an official web browser for Android users. The new Android app is available now as an alpha release in Google’s Play Store and on the experimental releases section of the Project’s download page. Read More >>

humour
How My Mean Coworkers Shamed Me Out of Enjoying This Nice Cardboard Standing Desk

There I was, minding my own business, calmly enjoying my new standing desk, when the room erupted. Baffled, I looked up to catch a twinge of violence in their eyes just as this pack of hyenas I call my “team” lashed out. Read More >>

apple
Apple’s Next Smartphones and Watch Allegedly Revealed in New Leak

It looks like the latest gadgets to leak early this year belong to none other than Apple. Read More >>