Let’s take a look at some of the latest tech news.
WINDOWS 10 S HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AND WAS LAUNCHED IN THE US IN JUNE AND IN THE UK SHORTLY AFTER.
The idea behind Windows 10 S is that it is a full version of Windows 10, which has been streamlined for security and performance – specifically targeted for education and low cost computers. Only apps downloaded from the Windows store will be able to be installed unlike other versions, which have the option of installing third party apps.
PC manufacturers like Lenovo and HP will likely start selling laptops running Windows 10 S this summer, and schools can opt to switch from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 S free of charge.
INTEL HAVE ANNOUNCED THE NEW X-SERIES CORE I9 CPU’S
These processors are designed for “extreme” loads and usage. The new X-Series will come in four to ten core versions with up to 18 core options in the future.
These processors will be targeted at high end users and Intel have said editors could run Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Lightroom and handle multi-gigabyte files without a meltdown. The processors will also be very overclockable for the enthusiasts out there as well.
WHEN IS 5G GOING TO LAUNCH?
Now that 4G coverage is becoming much more widely available with average speeds around the 30-50mbps in real world conditions, when is 5G going to launch and what can we expect it to bring?
Early news is that 5G should bring an average of around 100Mbps – the theoretical maximum in lab conditions is 150Mbps – again this varies on the category of the actual device – Category 9 will support up to a theoretical maximum of 450Mbps.
The way 5G is going to work is that it splits the data into different bands – each of the bands has it’s own bandwidth limitations. By joining these bands together we get the much higher speeds.
There are several pilots of 5G in the US and some planned across Europe for this year however a full roll out is not planned to start until 2020 and later.
One of the issues to be resolved between device manufacturers is that certain bands are only available in certain countries and therefore a device made for one particular country may not work properly in another. Looks like you may need more than 10Gb of data on your monthly mobile plan when it finally does arrive!
APPLE ANNOUNCE VERSION 11 OF IOS.
Apple have recently announced their latest version of their iOS operating system, version 11.
Apple have said that it will not be available for any of their iPhone 5 or 5c devices, with only the iPhone 5S and higher being supported – the reason for this is because Apple are stopping support of 32bit processors – all Apple devices made since the 5S have a 64bit processor inside.
Some of the main changes introduced in iOS v11 will be a redesigned App Store, a new Control Centre, Messages app that will enable synchronisation of your conversations across all of your iOS and macOS devices, Apple Pay will be updated to be able to pay people as well. Siri has been updated with new, more natural male and female voice’s as well as a new visual interface. Siri will also now use on-device learning to learn more about you to improve the predictions.
Other updates include the camera software, Photos, Lock Screen, Notifications, Maps, AirPlay 2 and Apple Music.