Welcome back to another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech news. If you are new to this website, this is a roundup of the week’s technology news stories.
Microsoft Office 2019 might not yet be released, but Microsoft has already come out and stated which versions of Windows will be able to run it. Sad as it is to say it, Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10. That means anyone still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 will have to upgrade to Windows 10 to run office 2019 (even if they have Office 365).
There was a glitch with a small number of iPhone 7 smartphones. The iPhone 7 to show “no service” where the phone signal is shown when there is clearly service. The iPhones that produced the issue were sold between September 2016 and 2018 in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, and the U.S Apple is aware of the issue and has put up a Support article on their website.
Out of the gate, Nintendo Switch has allowed gamers to check out the online multiplayer functionality by making the Nintendo Switch online service free for a limited time. However, after pushing back for a while Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch Online service will become paid only in September 2018. It will cost €3.99(approximately £3.49) a month or €19.99(approximately £17.60 ) a year. Other than the online multiplayer you will also get access to a whole back catalogue of classic Nintendo games (for as long as you keep your subscription going).
Keeping with the Nintendo Switch it turns out that it has been doing really well. So much so, that it has now outsold the Wii U (Nintendo’s previous console offering). Between the release day and the end of December, the Nintendo Switch has sold 14.86 million units. The Wii U sold 13.56 million units before Nintendo decided to stop making them. It’s clear to see that the Nintendo switch is already having a stormer at the moment.
The Google Play Store is the way we get apps onto our smartphones. With that said there have been many attempts to get malicious apps that could cause damage to smartphones. However, in a recent blog post, Google confirmed that 700,000 were removed from the Google Play Store.
Finally, in company news, Sony’s Chief Executive Kaz Hirai will be stepping down. He will be handing over his position in the company to Kenichiro Yoshida(the company’s Finance Chief). Kaz Hirai will stay at Sony but as a chairman.
That’s going to be it for this edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. What were your favourite tech news stories of the week? Let me know in the comments.