The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Audible Romance offers unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks in the romance genre. What’s more, Amazon Romance lets you skip to the “good parts” of over 100 novels and counting.
Signal, the messaging app which values privacy above all else, now has a standalone desktop app called Signal Desktop available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has, until now, been exclusive to PC, but it’s now confirmed to be coming to the Xbox One in December.
Google is rolling out a new way for Android users to pair their Bluetooth devices. Called Fast Pair, this makes it much easier to pair Bluetooth devices to your handset.
Microsoft is killing the premium version of Outlook.com, and transferring most of its features to Office 365 instead. Existing subscribers are fine for now, but new subscribers are not welcome.
YouTube TV is finally making its way into your living room, thanks to a new YouTube TV app for set-top boxes, smart TVs, and games consoles. And about time too.
GameStop’s new Power Pass is an almost-but-not-quite Netflix for used games, except that, unlike Netflix, you actually get something to show for your money.
Two new visual search tools, called Image Search and Find It on eBay, should make it even easier to find the exact item you want to buy on eBay.
Uber now lets riders add multiple stops to a single ride. While making multiple stops was previously possible, doing so meant informally arranging detours with your driver. Now, it’s all done through the app.
WhatsApp will now let you delete sent messages, essentially unsending messages, and hiding them from view from everyone in the conversation.
Reddit is embarking on a new mission to rid itself of the nastiest communities, users, and even memes. So expect fireworks for the next few weeks.
Microsoft has stopped making the Kinect, the gaming accessory that looked, at one point, like it might represent the future of gaming. Because gamers have moved onto bigger and better things.
LEGO Dimensions is no more, with no new expansions packs in development. Which means LEGO Dimensions fans will have to make do with what they’ve got.
Amazon’s latest innovation is Amazon Key, a new service which means you can let strangers into your house even you’re not there. Which isn’t as scary as it sounds.
iPhone and iPad
As well as the usual pre-orders, Apple has confirmed that there will be some iPhone X handsets in stock in Apple Stores for customers walking in off the streets. If they’re quick.
Amazon has given the Kindle app a major overhaul. As well as a fresh lick of new paint, the new Kindle app improves the user experience and integrates Goodreads.
Pay With Google should make it easier than ever to spend all of your hard-earned cash shopping online. Because what we all need to do more of is shop online. /sarcasm
Google is actively investigating reports of the Pixel 2 XL suffering from screen burn-in. This is after some people noticed the telltale signs of screen burn-in on their new Pixel 2 XL handsets.
Apple has big plans for the Mac Mini, at least according to Tim Cook. While the company isn’t ready to share those plans with the world, the Mac Mini isn’t dead after all.
Google has added a handful of Instant Apps to Google Play. This means you can now try Android apps without ever actually installing them on your device.
Sony has a new PlayStation 4 controller coming out in time for the holidays. And this one, called the Mini Wired Gamepad, has been designed with young gamers in mind.
You can now explore space using Google Maps, allowing us all to become virtual astronauts.
While Alexa’s latest skill is a simple one, it’s guaranteed to delight the list-maker in your life right now.
You now have the option to share your realtime location with other people on WhatsApp. That is if you feel comfortable sharing your location with other people.