Nest Protect smoke detector withdrawn over safety concerns

by Kenny Hemphill on 4 April 2014 in News

The day after Nest’s Learning Thermostat went on sale in the UK, the company’s other product, the Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector has been withdrawn because of concerns about one of its features. The feature, Nest Wave allows you to switch off the alarm by waving your hand at it. But Nest discovered during [...]

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Apple announces WWDC dates and opens ticket ballot

by Kenny Hemphill on 3 April 2014 in News

Apple has announced that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place between June 2nd and 6th, and will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. It also said that tickets for developers would be allocated randomly and that developers could apply now on this page on its website. Developers will know whether they [...]

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Amazon launches Fire TV for streaming video and playing games

by Kenny Hemphill on 2 April 2014 in News

Amazon has launched its long-anticipated television set-top box, Fire TV. Similar in size to Apple TV, Fire TV connects to your television set by HDMI cable, plays video at up to 1080p resolution and also runs Android games. Amazon, which announced Fire TV in a letter on its US website, said that at launch it [...]

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Apple updates iWork apps on Mac, iOS, and the web

by Kenny Hemphill on 1 April 2014 in News

Apple has issued updates to its iWork apps across all three of the platforms on which they are available. The new features include a view only mode which allows files to be shared, but not edited. In Pages on the Mac, styles can now be copied and pasted, while in Numbers, CSV files can be [...]

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How much does Office for iPad really cost?

by Kenny Hemphill on 30 March 2014 in News

In all the coverage for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint over the last few days, much has been made of the fact that although the apps are free, you need to have an Office 365 subscription to use them fully. That’s absolutely true, but not all Office 365 subscriptions include access to the apps. If you [...]

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Microsoft launches Office for iPad

by Kenny Hemphill on 27 March 2014 in News

Microsoft has, as expected, launched Office for iPad, during Satya Nadella’s first press conference as CEO. Julia White, general manager of Microsoft Office demonstrated Word, Excel and Powerpoint running on an iPad. ‘Everything looks perfect,’ she said. ‘This is unmistakably Word. But it’s also very natural on the iPad.’ Among the features of Office for [...]

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