October Tech News Roundup

Posted On October 26, 2017

October mobile phones

In the world of tech, everything moves very quickly; from one day to the next there’s new phones, gadgets, laptops and desktops available.

This month we’ve seen the technology market change quite significantly; for this reason, we’ve put together a monthly roundup of the need-to-know news.


At the beginning of the month, we were just about wrapping our heads around the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel2 has been picking up complaints about devices getting screen burn and high pitch noises. Not a great start to the month for either brand but there are often teething problems with new devices; something to watch out for when buying.

If you’re in the market for a new phone there are pretty good deals out this month; as the shops begin to get ready for Christmas they have started throwing in added extras, even for those upgrading.

As with anything tech, when you take the plunge and buy one of these new phones, there’s sure to be something new come out in the next few months. If you’re willing to hold on until 2018, you’ll see the launch of the; Galaxy S9, HTC and Sony Xperia XZ1.

Laptops and Surfaces

This month saw the launch of Microsoft surface book 2, with the reviews positioning it as the laptop of the future. The new design is paving the way for modern computing with reality, AI, machine learning and immersive gaming.

If you’re looking for something a little less pricey as the Christmas season draws near, there are plenty of options available. The Acer R11 Intel, a 11.6-inch laptop/tablet is only £219 at Tesco; or if you’re looking specifically for a laptop the Linx UltraSlim is £249.


Facebook and Twitter made changes to their algorithms this month which has impacted millions of companies online. Reaching your fans has become slightly more challenging with the latest updates. Twitter has also announced changes to its ad transparency; making all political ads purchased on the platform visible as well as the identifier of the purchasers including the targeting information.

Uber had its licence revoked putting the jobs of thousands of taxi drivers into question. TFL’s decision to revoke the licence has attracted over 800,000 signatures to get the service back. The decision has highlighted how mobile phones have changed the way we live; relying on them daily just to move around the city.

If you are planning to ditch your old gadgets including cameras, games consoles and laptops, be sure to recycle them properly. Why not add a little extra cash to your Christmas budget by selling your old phone to Cash In Your Gadgets.


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