Apple launches Fitness+, new smartwatches: what the critics say

Last night Apple unveiled a new personalised workout subscription service, Apple Fitness+,  alongside new sixth-generation Apple Watch smartwatches and new iPads.... Fitness+ will initially launch in six countries including the US and UK before the end of 2020. It will cost £10 per month or £80 per year as a standalone service, which can be…

Top Tech stories of the Week: Apple, Amazon, Tesla announce profits

Chris Price looks at some of this week's top tech stories as most of the big tech brands announce their quarterly results with Amazon, Apple and Tesla all declaring profits despite Coronavirus slowdown.... Amazon sales up, but Bezos plans record investment Predictably, Amazon sales surged in the first three months of the year, as the…

Apple gets back to basics with budget £419 iPhone SE

In a drastic move to drive sales as we approach a global recession, Apple has re-launched its cut-price iPhone SE. Less than half the price of Apple's leading flagship devices, the new model will be available to pre-order from this Friday, April 17. Featuring a 4.7-inch display, it's similar in looks to Apple’s iPhone 8…

Two in five tech workers are depressed, claims survey. Amazon workers top list

Just under two in five (39%) workers in tech firms are depressed, according to a new survey by Blind, an anonymous social network for professionals. It found that Amazon had the highest number of depressed workers closely followed by Microsoft and Intel. Least depressed, according to the survey, were Apple workers and those working for…

What You Should Get If You Like To Game On The Go

One of the greatest occurrences of our time in the consumer world is how Hollywood has been eclipsed by the video game industry. Maybe eclipsed isn’t strong enough a word, perhaps obliterated is much better. Right now in 2018 Hollywood is raking in a total of around $50 billion a year. Each year this increases…

New survey suggest Android phone users are clumsier than iPhone users?

Android owners are more likely to clumsily crack, crush and smash their devices than iPhone users are, according to new data revealed by gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble. More than three quarters (76.2%) of Android and non-IOS users who submitted a claim to the insurance provider cited ‘accidental damage’ as the reason behind their device’s…

Should I buy a new iPhone XR or XS tomorrow? 5 reasons for and 5 against

Tomorrow (21st September 2018) sees the official launch of three new iPhone models: the XS (confusingly pronounced 10S rather than 'excess'), its bigger brother, the XS Max, and the budget (well budget in Apple terms) XR. They all look very nice and it's interesting that rather than just launching one new model that Apple now…

Apple unveils Series 4 watch with integrated ECG plus new iPhones starting at $749

Apple launched a range of new products at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California including a new Apple Watch and several new iPhones ... Apple Watch – New Series 4 watch with new displays. Digital crown with haptic feedback and new speaker (50% louder) and microphone. 64-bit dual core processor. Edge to Edge OLED…