Category: Technology

Facebook is introducing a Quiet Mode that mutes notifications, manages usage

Concerns that social media isn’t good for our mental health aren’t new, and with so many of us confined to our homes, we’re spending even more time on the apps. To help people better control their usage, Facebook is launching a ‘Quiet mode’ that mutes “most” push notifications and encourages users to stay off the […]

This photographer is taking lockdown portraits over FaceTime

Lockdown has disrupted everyone’s lives to varying degrees, and wedding photographers are some of the unluckier ones in terms of the impact on their careers — there aren’t any weddings happening, and even if there were it’d be unwise or impractical to attend. Yorkshire-based photographer Tim Dunk, however, has found a way to keep on […]

Nintendo on Switch shortage: “More systems are on the way”

Nintendo is working to address continued inventory shortages of its Switch handheld console created in part by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Relief is coming, but don’t expect things to get better overnight. A representative for Nintendo’s US division told GamesIndustry.biz that Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the states but added […]

Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent

Google is rolling out a refreshed user interface for its Google Fit apps for iOS, Android, and Wear OS that puts a bigger focus on step tracking. The app will now show your step count as one of the two main metrics in the two circles at the top of the app in place of […]

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Bar is getting custom widgets and its own store on Windows

Microsoft is unveiling some significant changes to its Xbox Game Bar on Windows today, including new custom widgets that any developer can build. We’ve seen Microsoft gradually improve the Game Bar with widgets, but it’s now opening it up fully today with a beta SDK to enable any developer to create custom widgets. It’s a […]

Google launches Stadia free tier with two months of Pro starting today

Goodbye invite codes — now anybody can create a Google Stadia account. Beginning today, anybody joining Stadia will get two free months of Pro and can cancel that subscription any time before the trial ends without being charged. If you do cancel, you can still use the service for free, but with lowered resolution and […]

Dell accidentally leaks images of new XPS 15 and 17

When it comes to Windows laptops, Dell’s XPS 13 is the laptop to beat. But the XPS 15 and XPS 17 are exciting upcoming releases as well, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them officially announced in the coming weeks. That’s because — if a new leak from a Reddit user is to […]