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BWB: 5 must have sports apps for any South African fan

Published by on Jan 30th, 2015, 1 Comment

SportFor the average South African guy (and to a growing extent – woman as well!) being up to date with sports scores is an absolute necessity. The digital and mobile revolution has brought information to our finger tips and we can now track our favorite teams’ scores, performance and news even though your stuck in some far flung place between Gat-sonder-water and Pofadder. No more waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to find out what is happening with the Proteas down-under.

If you are anything like me, a good sports app is one of the first-to-be-downloaded and most used apps on my smartphone. Here are Bandwidth Blog’s 5 must have sports apps for any avid sports fan. If your favorite sport doesn’t feature on the list, feel free to leave a comment with a great app recommendation!  (more…)

Apple CEO reveals Apple Watch launch date

Published by on Jan 29th, 2015, No Comments

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We can all stop speculating and piling together various rumours in order to paint a coherent picture – Tim Cook has revealed the date that Apple Watch devices will start shipping to customers.

He snuck the announcement in at the earnings call this week. Apple have had their best quarter in history and are hoping that the Apple Watch will drive the profits of the Cupertino company even higher. (more…)

Apple posts $18 billion Q1 profit, largest in its history

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 1 Comment

apple-profitThe Apple tastes extra sweet today as the Cupertino based tech giant posted its first quarter results. As expected the numbers were good, really good. Led once again by record sales of new iPhones and holiday sales of iPads and Macs, Apple posted earnings of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue, far above what it forecasted back in October, and marking the highest quarterly profit in its history. This news on the back of the report that Apple is gaining market share in China and South Korea must be music to Tim Cook’s ears… (more…)

Apple’s next iPhone to be powered by Samsung chips

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, 8 Comments

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The Korean giant Samsung may have pulled off another great move to boost its electronics business. That’s not the devices division, however, but Samsung chips will reportedly power the majority of the next-generation iPhone.

The report says that Samsung will claim 75% of processor chip production for Apple’s next smartphone. Samsung are one of a few companies that have the scale to provide high-end processors in the numbers that Apple needs for its iPhones. (more…)

Apple is eating Samsung’s market share, even in South Korea

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

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It is normal for citizens to support companies from their own country and as you can imagine, Samsung have a massive market share in its native South Korea. That is, until now. Samsung finds this worrying, as their dominance is slowly fading away in their home territory. (more…)

Apple Watch’s battery performance disappoints

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

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Even though smartwatches are the new cool gadgets in the tech industry, they haven’t been and aren’t yet cool enough to become a mainstream success. Many people will struggle to find the need for one, as the functionality is still in its early stages of development.

Apple intends to revolutionize this market just like it has with smartphones and tablets in the past, but it seems that even certain basics won’t be met. One of our biggest gripes with current smartwatches is the battery life. Certainly you would prefer not to have to plug in your watch every night before you got to sleep, which is mostly still the case. (more…)

Apple iPhone 6 Review: Still the go-to smartphone?

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, 3 Comments

iPhone-204Apple introduced the iPhone 6 models in September last year and the devices made it to South Africa by the end of October, which in itself was a great surprise for Apple consumers of our rainbow nation. The iPhone 6 range is supposed to be the “game-changer” model for the Cupertino based company. Apple finally caved on the idea of a larger phone and the iPhone 6 (at 4.7 inches) and iPhone 6 Plus (at 5.5 inches) clearly shoves Apple out of the “4-inches-is-perfect-Steve-Jobs” mentality.

As an Apple user with a perfectly timed Vodacom contract I was able to pick up the new iPhone 6 a week after its launch and have been using it for a little over two months. This review will hopefully provide an unbiased (as far as possible) view of the iPhone 6 (4.7-inch model) and whether Apple has been able to step out of their comfort zone and produce a truly top of the range smartphone. (more…)

iMac concept inspired by the Macs of yesteryear

Published by on Jan 15th, 2015, No Comments

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The iMac is undoubtedly one of Apple’s more aesthetically pleasing computers. The beautiful, clean lines, big, crystal clear display and the impossibly sleek design is enough to make any tech junkie weak at the knees.

That is why it is so strange to think that the iMac we know today evolved from the first ever Macintosh computer – yes, that big, bulky, box-like computer.

However, in a bit of a past-meets-future scene, a group of designers from Curved Labs have come up with a new conceptual iMac design that that throws it all the way back. It is Throwback Thursday after all. (more…)

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