Apple recently told the world about their upcoming iOS 10 updates. This happened at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference. While there are no major changes on the way, there are 10 key points listed by Apple for the new software, while will be available in September. Among the most important changes to look out for is the new approach to notifications, with lock screen notifications and a fresh look overall.  Developers will also get to access Siri, which could lead to some big changes for the digital assistant. Autocorrect...

The Pebble smartwatch was one of the original gadgets of this type, and it was pretty successful too. This watch came with a fairly basic e-paper design and raised a lot of money when it was put on Kickstarter. Pebble disappeared for a bit after that, before popping up again last year with the colour Time model. Well, the company has now brought out a couple of exciting looking new models. These are named the Pebble 2 and the Pebble Time 2. Probably the biggest change worth pointing out here is that both Pebble watches include built-in...

A major change to the way that Twitter counts the characters you use was recently announced. The details were given on the official Twitter blog and the end result is that you can now add some more content to what you write on this social media platform. The famous 140 character count Twitter limit hasn’t changed but the things that are counted have changed. For a start, when you reply to a tweet the @names on it won’t count towards the limit. This means that it will be easier to have conversations. Media Attachments Don’t Count...

The rumours about the upcoming iPhone 7 are growing all the time. Certainly, with iPhone sales falling and doubts over the public’s appetite for another new model, it could be the perfect time to bring something new to the party. In that respect, the apparent leak of news of a bigger iPhone battery could be big news. This rumour comes from Weibo, which is a Chinese social media site. The poster who revealed the details added photos, which they claim are from an Apple production line. The photos show us a bigger battery than the one used...

We have been hearing a lot about Apple Pay in recent times but there is a good chance that you haven’t yet had the chance to use it. The good news is that the system has been available in the UK since last summer. There are now many stores that let you pay in this way. The assistants might not know too much about how to use Apple Pay but if they accept contactless payments then they can let you pay in this way. The Right Phone and Settings You can use Apple Pay with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad...

Tech firm HP has revealed new Envy laptops that offer plenty of power for a decent price. While HP has also brought out the attention grabbing ultra-slim and jewellery Spectre 13.3 and called it the world’s slimmest notebook, the Envy range is more practical and costs less. The models that have been revealed are updated Envy and Envy x360 laptops. They are thinner and lighter than previous models in the Envy laptops range and now have USB Type C ports added them as standard. The new expanded line up of laptops from HP includes the convertible...

There is a growing sense of excitement about the future of virtual reality, as tech giants such as Sony, Samsung and Google all get involved. However, what about the Microsoft HoloLens headset? It may not have been as widely talked about as Google Cardboard or Oculus Rift but it could be about to make video calls a whole lot more exciting. This is because the boffins at Microsoft have been showing off how it can be used to give incredible hologram communication. They are calling this feature “holoportation” and it is definitely worth...

Among the many exciting and frivolous new gadgets out these days, it is reassuring to see that they are some extremely useful products too. One of these is a transparent smart patch that has been designed by a research team at the Seoul National University in South Korea to help control diabetes. It may not look like the most interesting gadget on the planet but this plaster could be a huge piece of news for diabetes suffered. It is made of graphene, which is an incredibly strong type of carbon that conducts heat and electricity. It is...

When you think about it, the fact that we still use hulking big desks to work on is a bit strange. Could it be that The Edge changes all this in the future? This is a new type of desk that was designed by Marc Rosenborg. He credits the inspiration for his creation to a visit to his daughter’s college dorm room. There, he noticed that a huge amount of space was taken up by a couple of desk’s that no-one actually used. These days, many of us work or play on laptops or tablets, meaning that there is no real reason to have a big desk taking...

One of the most interesting gadget rumours in recent times is that of the smart phone that is supposed to cost under £3. Could this possibly be true? This is the strange tale of the Freedom 251 phone which has recently been advertised by Ringing Bells in India. The price? A mere 251 rupees, which works out as under £3. It can’t be true, thought, can it? Surely not for a smartphone with 8 GB of storage, a 4 inch screen and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor? Sadly, many people now feel that this was some sort of hoax or scam. A few of the...