MacBook is the focus of Apple’s Christmas ‘Share Your Gifts’ ad

Apple has revealed its new Christmas advert, a fully animated short film about sharing things created on a MacBook. The advert, called Share Your Gifts, focuses on an Apple user who is too afraid to share the things she creates on her laptop. Although it is a piece of advertising for the tech giant, product…

You can now ask Alexa to make Skype calls on Amazon Echo devices

Skype on Amazon Echo Show (Microsoft/PA) Amazon Echo devices can now be used to make calls between Skype users for the first time, as Amazon and Microsoft’s increased collaboration continues to bear fruit. Alexa-enabled devices can be linked up to a Skype account, meaning anyone can say, “Alexa, call Jeff on…

Microsoft Christmas advert shows benefits of Xbox Adaptive controller for disabled

Microsoft's Christmas advert for 2018 focuses on the power of its Adaptive Controller, released earlier this year, to make video games more accessible to those with disabilities. The short film shows nine-year-old Owen, who has Escobar Syndrome – a condition which limits his mobility - gradually being surrounded by his friends as he tries to…

Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October update after data loss problems

  Microsoft’s offices in south Dublin (Niall Carson/PA) Microsoft has re-released its latest Windows 10 update more than a month after data loss issues forced the company to halt the rollout. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which the tech giant introduced globally on October 2, was pulled a few days…

Xbox One keyboard and mouse support to arrive this week

Gamers who prefer to use a keyboard and mouse instead of a controller will soon be able to do so on the Xbox One. Following Microsoft’s announcement of support for the input in September, users will be able to play some games with a keyboard and mouse from Wednesday. However only Insiders - those signed…

Kevin Lynch Q+A: Author of Steve Jobs A Biographic Portrait

Chris Price talks to former Tech Digest contributor Kevin Lynch about his latest book on Apple Founder Steve Jobs... What was the most interesting thing you found out about Steve Jobs while researching this book? That Jobs should primarily be regarded as a design hero rather than perhaps a business hero. So many of the…

Volvo and Microsoft announce voice activated control for your car

Using the Microsoft band, Volvo drivers can now speak to their car! It's over 30 years since our TV screens first showed David Hasselhoff talking to his car KITT in the popular TV show Knight Rider. Now you too could talk to your car (if you really want to) thanks to…

Bling and Bing? Microsoft about to launch smart ring

The Microsoft smart ring patent features voice activation and gesture control According to a patent unearthed by website Patently Apple, Microsoft could be about to launch its first piece of smart jewellery. Earlier this month the US Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application covering an invention that relates to using…

10 things you need to know about Windows 10 – released July 29th

Microsoft has announced the next generation of its operating system, Windows 10, is due to be released on 29 July. Here are 10 things you need to know about the software giant's latest OS.  1. Customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade to the next-generation OS for FREE 2. Operating across all…