Google’s new Gmail redesign has left users furious

After weeks of hints and teases, Google has finally unveiled its all-new Gmail design. And Gmail users aren’t pleased. Clearly taking inspiration from the logos used for its other web applications, Google has ditched the envelope backdrop from the icon and repainted the “M” in the four signature colours from the company. Given that the envelope has formed a crucial part of every Gmail logo since its introduction in 2004, it’s understandable that users have been thrown by the all-new look. While the “M” retains the shape used on the…

Some Currys PC World customers can get a brand-new coffee machine FREE

Currys PC World has a new promotion that’s sure to appeal to coffee-lovers nationwide. Following a two-fold increase in sales of coffee machines during lockdown – and a staggering one coffee machine sold every minute in August, Currys PC World has a new deal that means you could land a brand-new coffee machine for free. Thanks to the limited-time deal, anyone who buys a new coffee machine from a Currys PC World – online or in one of the brick-and-mortar stores – now has a 1-in-20 chance of getting a…

BT broadband customers can now stream BritBox for free

BT is offering new and existing BT TV and BT Broadband customers the chance to watch BritBox for free. The complimentary subscription will last six months and allows BT customers to watch the new series of Spitting Image, which appears on the service every Saturday, as well as bingeing on a host of popular series and movies from the ITV, BBC and Channel 4 archives. After the six-month promotional period ends, BT customers will be given the choice to lose access to the video on-demand service, or continue to stream…

Own a Chromebook? You must follow this latest advice from Google

Some Chromebook users have recently been suffering from an irritating glitch which has left them with laptops feeling too hot to the touch and batteries running out of juice at an alarming rate. The problem stems from a bug which causes the Google Play Store to use 100 percent of the CPU processing power at all times. This has left Chromebooks struggling to cope with even the most simple of tasks – not ideal if you rely on one of these machines for work. Users flooded to the forums to…

Google has teased a massive Gmail redesign: here’s what it could

Google announced a dramatic shake-up of its Gmail service earlier this summer – bringing together Chat, Google Meet and Rooms into a single one-stop-shop app. That’s rolling out to enterprise G Suit customers right now, while personal Google Account owners can already use the dedicated Meet tab to launch a video call from the popular email client. That’s a lot of new functionality thrown into Gmail. And now, it seems Google is planning a facelift to make all of these new experiences a little more cohesive and to make the…

TalkTalk DOWN: Broadband offline in some parts of UK as customers complain of outage

UPDATE: TalkTalk has confirmed that it has resolved the issues which prevent thousands of customers accessing the internet at home. Posting on its online dashboard, the company says: “We’re pleased to report that the earlier connectivity issues at the exchanges listed below are now fixed. Thank you for your patience whilst our engineers worked to restore service.” The original article, published before the problem was resolved, follows below… TalkTalk’s popular broadband service is down right now in some parts of the UK. The gremlins appear to have started at around…

Apple Watch SE review: The smartwatch many have been waiting for

Apple Watch SE review (Image: APPLE) It’s about time gadget fans got a more affordable Apple Watch and now they’re being treated to exactly that. The all-new Watch SE has just arrived in stores and brings some seriously impressive specs to your wrist at a price that won’t make such a massive dent on your credit card. Starting from a very reasonable price of £269 this now a tremendously tempting tech timepiece and could certainly be the nudge you needed to invest in the wearable revolution. And don’t think for…

iPhone 12 release could be ‘days away’ but iPhone 12 Pro fans might have longer to wait

The iPhone 12 is going to be one of the biggest smartphone launches of the year, but Apple fans are still waiting on an official announcement for the grand unveiling. Typically Apple unveils their latest and greatest iPhones during an annual September event, but it looks like this year the new iPhone range will be announced in October. And ahead of official confirmation of Apple’s iPhone 12 launch plans iOS fans have been told the big reveal is “just days away”. The news courtesy of Marc Allera, the CEO of…

Billions of people at risk as ‘practically ALL adult’ sites infected

Some of the biggest adult websites on the planet have been infiltrated with malware, security experts have warned. The devastating new attack has seen “practically all adult ad networks,” which serve almost all XXX-rated websites globally. The vast new attack comes courtesy of a group that calls itself Malsmoke. For the last few months, security experts have observed the group slowly infiltrate adult websites with malicious adverts that – when clicked – redirect users to exploit kits that infect their laptop or desktop computers with malware. Until recently, the group…

Oppo Reno4 Pro UK release could offer Huawei fans the perfect Android upgrade

With Huawei still unable to offer phones with that all-important access to Google apps, some shoppers might be looking for a new alternative and Oppo could have just the thing. The Chinese manufacturer has just announced its new Reno4 Pro, which not only gets some impressive specs, but also comes fully-loaded with Google’s popular software and the Google Play Store. Straight out of the box, the Reno4 has an incredibly striking look with an all-screen design that includes a 6.5-inch OLED display with a slick 90Hz refresh rate. Spin the…