Month: November 2023

  • Xbox still wants Game Pass on PS5 and Switch

    Microsoft hasn’t given up hope on its Game Pass subscription service ending up on PlayStation and Nintendo consoles. The top financial executive at Xbox just said the company wants to bring first-party Xbox games and the entire Game Pass offering on “every screen that can play games.” Speaking during the Wells Fargo TMT Summit, Xbox…

  • When can you stream Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on Disney Plus?

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is finally due to drop on Disney+, months after it arrived in cinemas. Here’s how to watch. One of Harrison Ford’s most iconic characters returned to cinemas in 2023, with the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones saga tearing up the box office. Despite Ford himself being in…

  • Google will do anything to end the blue vs green bubble war

    Google has announced a string of updates to Google Messages to celebrate a landmark of 1 billion users now on RCS messaging. One of the key updates is the ability to customise the colour of the message bubbles within a chat, with users able to pick a different colour (including the background) for every chat.…

  • Android-based devices got a massive feature drop today

    Google has revealed a major feature update for Android-based devices, including Android 14 smartphones, Wear OS watches, smart home devices and Google TV. The update, which is separate from the Pixel Feature Drops we often see for Google’s homegrown devices, also features some new ways to use the Google Messages. Save £100 on the GoPro…

  • WhatsApp 'secret codes' seem built for love rats

    WhatsApp has announced ‘secret codes’ which adds extra layer of security for your most private chats, by completely hiding them from the conversation list. The new feature will hide chosen conversations, which can only be revealed by typing a password into the search bar. This builds on the relatively new ability to lock chats. While…

  • Fitbit Charge 6

    Verdict The Fitbit Charge 6 is the go-to fitness tracker for those who want accurate daily tracking, rock-solid sleep monitoring, and advanced health features for a reasonable price, with Google integrations making the proposition more attractive than ever. It’s by no means a reliable device when it comes to GPS or heart rate tracking, and…

  • How to return an Amazon order

    With the rush of Black Friday behind us, it’s understandable that there might be an Amazon package or two you regret buying in the heat of the moment. The good news is that most Amazon orders can be sent back to the warehouse within their return period, provided they are still unused and undamaged. There…

  • Apple announces App Store Awards winners for 2023

    Apple has announced the winners of its App Store Awards for 2023, with a begrudging nod to the impact of AI. The iPhone-maker has recognised 14 apps and games (down from 16 last year) that “empowered users to unleash their creativity, discover a world of new adventures, and have fun with family and friends”. Here’s…

  • Loewe unveils new Iconic TV customisation options

    Loewe has announced a range of bespoke customisation options for its opulent Iconic TV. Back in early November 2022, the luxury German manufacturer launched the Loewe Iconic, a high-end 4K OLED TV made from a unique premium recycled material called Syno-Stone. Now, just over a year on, the company has unveiled two new stand colours…

  • How to turn on compact mode on the Xbox app

    PC gaming handhelds have taken off in the last couple of years and their prevalence shows no sign of slowing down. For the Windows variety, simplicity is a key criticism and Microsoft is trying to address it with the new compact mode for the Xbox app. So, this new compact mode is far from revolutionary…