Hello and welcome back to Adi’s Week in Tech News. If you are new to this website this is my roundup of the week’s technology stories.
Of course, Amazon’s had a bumper week this week with earnings. However, they have launched a new service where they will be able to deliver to your car boot. It’s being rolled out across a handful of cities but you need a car that can be connected up to a connected car service like OnStar.
Google’s Gmail is getting a re-vamp if you are visiting the Gmail website at the least. So what’s new? Well, on the surface a couple of cosmetic changes to the overall look of it. However, you can now look at your Google Calendar appointments whilst seeing your emails or see your task list without having to open Google Calendar, Google Tasks or Google Keep in a separate tab.
Music streaming service Spotify is making a change to the experience for users of its free account. If you use the app on iOS or Android, you will now be able to see 15 on-demand playlists every week and they will be unique to you. Some of these playlists might even be curated by Spotify. Additionally, you will now have a “Data Saver” switch which will optimise Spotify to use up less of your data allowance. The changes will be rolled out worldwide in “the coming weeks”.
Windows 10 getting another big update really soon. It’s officially been dubbed as the Windows 10 April 2018 update. One of the big features in the new update is called Timeline. Suppose you were working on a document but you made a mistake. With timeline, you will be able to go back in time! However it will only work for changes that were made within the last 30 days. This update will be rolling out to everyone running Windows 10 starting from the 30th of April.
Nintendo has revealed its plans for the upcoming games conference that we all know as E3. Of course on the 11th of June, the opening rounds of the Splatoon World Championship will take place between around 11.30PM UK time and 2 PM UK time. The finals will take place on the 12th of June. Also on the 12th of June is Nintendo’s video presentation where we find out more about upcoming Nintendo Switch games for 2018 including Super Smash Bros. You will be able to catch all the action live on the E3 page of Nintendo’s website.
That wraps it up for this edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. What were your favourite stories of the week? Let me know in the comments!