While every smartphone manufacturer on the planet was taking on board the medically recognised fact that beaming blue light into your eyes just before you go to sleep wasn’t great, Amazon chose to ignore that and ploughed on with its regular white LEDs in its premium Kindle ebook reader.
Privacy is a precious commodity online these days. If you’ve ever looked at a product on Amazon UK, only to find to adverts for it popping up wherever you go afterwards on the web, then you’ll know that your activity is being watched and tracked.
Apple added a new Dark Mode to iOS. When activated, Dark Mode darkens the background in preinstalled apps (Settings, Notes, Contacts, Messages, Phone, Maps, the App Store and far more) to ease eyestrain when using your iPhone at night, and also to look cool.
In the past, if you wanted to get your children reading books on a Kindle, you’d have to make do with simply setting up a child’s profile and then choosing which books you want to add to their library.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the eastern half of the Jubilee Line on the London Underground will now get full mobile connectivity through a trial involving all the UK’s main mobile network providers.
What just happened? Amazon and Google are following Netflix’s lead and will reduce the quality of their video streams in the EU to help lighten the load on the Internet during the coronavirus outbreak.
It doesn’t take a genius to infer that Amazon’s Echo series of smart speakers is doing well. Not only has Alexa entered into pop culture but the company has an implausible number of spinoffs from the Echo Show to the dinky Dot, alongside buttons, inputs, a clock and a subwoofer for added bass.
If you purchased your iPhone within the past few years, it's likely to be unlocked, and free to use with any SIM. If your iPhone is older than that, it might be locked to a particular network/provider. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with that provider forever.