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Samsung posts lowest profits in years

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

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Ahead of their earnings report Samsung already warned investors that results may not be as good this time around as it was in previous years. It quoted ‘weak demand’ as the biggest reason with the growth of smartphone sales slowing worldwide.

In its second quarter, Samsung posted profit of 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down from 7.77 trillion won ($6.96 billion) last year, its lowest quarterly profit in two years. (more…)

OnePlus OneWatch leaks – another circular smartwatch

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

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Up until now we thought the Moto360 was the only circular smartwatch that was going to hit the market anytime soon.

It seems that this is not case, as a smartwatch from the interesting company OnePlus has been leaked which shows it has a circular face as well as sapphire glass. (more…)

Wireless charging will soon be truly wireless

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

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While we think wireless charging is a magnificent idea, the way it is being implemented right now isn’t truly wireless in our eyes. You still have to plug the wireless charger into the wall, and then you have to place your device onto this charger. It is a bit more convenient but we always thought the technology has some way to go before becoming very useful.

The standard for wireless charging, Qi Wireless, may very soon be a lot more useful. The group behind Qi has announced a new version of its standard that’s going to start increasing the distance over which wireless charging is possible. (more…)

BWB TV Review: The Brilliant LG G3

Published by on Jul 31st, 2014, No Comments

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Last year LG released one of the most critically acclaimed smartphones of the year, the LG G2. After rebranding the old Optimus brand, the LG G2 was the successor to the Optimus G, at least in spirit. The LG G2 completely set itself apart from the Optimus G, though, and quickly became LG’s best-selling smartphone.

Now LG brings us the LG G3, available in South Africa from 1 August, and it’s trying to take everything on board from fans and critics alike and apply to the design of its latest flagship to appeal to all. Does it succeed in improving everything we didn’t like about the G2 while consolidating its successes from that device?

You can find the in-depth written review here. Find out more in our video review below:

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Xbox Live and Playstation Plus games for August

Published by on Jul 31st, 2014, No Comments

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Sony and Microsoft have just announced what the deals will be for the month of August. There are some great picks, and others that most won’t really be interested in. If you have an Xbox Live or Playstation Plus account be sure to check them out. (more…)

Winners Announced: myPrepaid Electricity vouchers

Published by on Jul 31st, 2014, 3 Comments

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Last week we brought you an exclusive competition to win one of five R300 prepaid electricity vouchers. We got some great feedback and with the electricity price increasing in July many were hoping to walk away with the one of the prizes.

The winners have been announced and notified, and they are:

Wayne Hurst
Moegamat Yusuf Abdullatief
Mike Lamprecht
Justine Spilsburys
Ruan Barnard

According to Domenico Deidda, Director of myPrepaid, “Consumers can expect a substantial saving on electricity spend if the basic electricity saving tips are implemented and strictly adhered to. As of 2015, we can expect electricity price increases generally in line with inflation which means that, if you have not already incorporated electricity saving tips at home or even in your business, there is no better time to do so than now.”

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First Data acquires Gyft, founded by SA born entrepreneur

Published by on Jul 30th, 2014, No Comments

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Payment technology solution provider First Data has acquired mobile gift card platform Gyft, which was founded by SA born Vinny Lingham. It offers a mobile app that lets consumers organize, shop for and send gift cards to others. The company first launched its service in 2012, with its then iOS-only mobile gift card “wallet,” which has since expanded cross-platform to Android and the web, while growing its service to include cards from over 200 retailers.

The deal has been in the works for a couple of months, and was valued at under $100 million. Check out the full press release below: (more…)

Samsung to open Television Manufacturing Plant in South Africa

Published by on Jul 30th, 2014, 3 Comments

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Samsung Electronics South Africa announced its plan to open a television manufacturing plant in The Dube Trade Port, Durban by end of this year. With total investment of 20 million USD until 2018, the plan demonstrates the company’s effort to satisfy customers in South Africa. (more…)

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