Welcome to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you are new to this website, this is where we take a look at the week’s technology news stories.
Of course, Burnout Paradise Remastered is a game that is releasing on the 21st of August on PC. Do keep in mind that the game came out earlier this year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Gamers will be able to experience the Big Surf Island expansion, the Cops and Robbers game mode, and the additional post-release DLC cars (including some of the toy/miniature cars).
That’s not all: if you bought Burnout Paradise from the Origin store back in 2009 (when it was called the EA store), you will get a 75% discount on Burnout Paradise Remastered.
iOS 12 is Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads. Whilst it’s due to come out in the Autumn, the one thing that won’t make it in is group FaceTime video calls. That’s right, only this week, Apple has chosen to delay group FaceTime video calls for the time being.
WhatsApp app normally allows you to backup your chats in WhatsApp to Gooogle Drive if you are on Android but backups in Google drive would count against your storage quota. From November onwards, you will be able to back up your chats in WhatsApp without it counting against your storage quota. The only caveat is that any backups that have not been updated in the last year will be removed from Google Drive. I would strongly urge you to manually back up your chats right now. For more information, visit the WhatsApp FAQ.
When using a desktop or laptop computer, we sometimes tend to just dump things onto our desktop (I sometimes do this). If you are a user of Microsoft’s OneDrive online storage service, then you will be able to take advantage of OneDrive’s folder protection feature. This was rolled out to business users in June, but now all of us will be able to take advantage of this as well. Folder protection will allow you to backup whatever is on your desktop to OneDrive and keep it stored in a folder called Desktop.
Google has already made changes to the way its search engine works. However, another change is coming down the pipe very soon. When you type in something, it will display results as normal, but then it will also display subtopics relevant to what you are searching for. You can have a look at the picture above to see how this might work. The subtopics feature is rolling out to everyone in the next few days.
That’s going to be it for this roundup! What were your favourite news stories of this week? Let me know in the comments