• Tech’ News Roundup: 14 Jun 2015
Tech’ News Roundup: 14 Jun 2015

This is a new section where I hope to do each week where I round up some of the tech’ news updates/rumours/releases, I will keep them individually short and provide links to full articles (here or externally).

Bye Bye Modern UI Skype

On July 7th Microsoft will remove Skype from the Windows Store in favour for the desktop build. – full article…

OnePlus 2 estimated prices

The OnePlus 2 is an Android smartphone for users on a budget, but does not lack in performance or quality. OnePlus officially announced that the device will be released in “Q3 2015”, it’s estimated to cost £207 (US $322). For that money you are expected to get a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GBs of RAM, 5.5 inch 1080p screen and a 16MP rear camera. But similarly to when the original OnePlus was released it was invite only, so we expect the same for the OnePlus 2. full article…

Office 2016 Technical Preview

On the 9th of June (2015) at 23:57 users of the “Windows Insider Program” were emailed that the Office 2016 Technical Preview was available to test via here.

Twitter removes 140 char’ limit

Twitter will remove the agonising 140 character limit only for messages/DMs in July. full article…

Twitter shared block lists

Twitter will now allow you to share your blocked user list, this will allow users to share account that they find to be harassing, or only send spam, as well as other annoying content. It will also allow other users to add all of those users to their blocked user lists in a few simple clicks (not multiple times for the individual users). full article…

Paypal Purchase Protection News

Paypal has multiple policies in place to protect users, but on July 1st they will update their “Purchase Protection” police to expand it into intangible goods. Intangible goods include anything you cannot not touch, like games, apps, e-books and albums. If a user is sold an intangible good from July 1st and it not what they were advertised (different from what they were intending on purchasing) they will now be able to file a claim. full article…

Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch News

Facebook, who bought the company out on kickstarter July last year, have been teasing us with their new motion controller peripheral for the Oculus Rift. But do not expect it to be released with the Oculus Rift in the first half of 2016, which will be shipped with the Xbox One gamepad. full article…

Apple Pay to launch in the UK

In July Apple Pay will be launched in the UK, retailers that you will be able to use Apple Pay at launch will be Marks & Spencer, Costa and Waitrose, also it will be available at Transport for London. full article…

First 10TB HDD by HGST

The world’s first 10TB HDD has been announced by HGST, the Ultrastar Archive Ha10 SMR, triumphing over their 8TB HDD from 2014 & their 6TB HDD from 2013. full article…

EE Skeegle

EE has created a device to compete with the ever so popular GoPro and Periscope, their new action camera, Skeegle, will be able to stream to the internet, without a smartphone or PC. full article…

iPhone 6s release date

Earlier this month Vodafone told some of their employees that on September 25th the next iPhone handset is to be released. Also an email was sent which was seen by Mobile News here, this email outlined the pre-launch information, being when Vodafone will take pre-orders for this new iPhone 6s, which will be from September 18th. full article…

E3

Although this is not this week, be sure to watch the show cases if you are a gamer, especially if you are interested in news for Fallout 4 (which will air tomorrow at 2AM for people in the UK, which I’ve also wrote an article on here).

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