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HTC One M9 – SA Launch Event

Published by on Apr 10th, 2015, No Comments

IMG_0265An out of season thunderstorm greeted me whilst I was making my way from Jozi CBD towards the Ten Bompas Hotel to attend the South African leg of the HTC One M9 launch. The wet weather couldn’t extinguish the excitement I felt to get up close and personal with the new HTC flagship.

Those of you who read my HTC One M8 review in August last year will know that I am a BIG fan of the HTC franchise. Yes, I am still an Apple user, but this little guy nearly converted me to Android last year. Here’s what happened at the HTC One M9 SA launch… (more…)

Apple reveals eye-watering Apple Watch prices

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, 10 Comments

apple-watch-67-970-80Today is a good, no make it great day for Android Wear. The Cupertino boys officially revealed the Apple Watch types and prices at their “Spring Forward” event. Needless to say the Samsung, Motorola and LG teams are high-fiving each other after Apple revealed their crazy Apple Watch prices.

You will be able to buy (or finance) one of three Apple Watch types, the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. Here is all you need to know about pricing… (more…)

Apple Watch battery life to be better than expected?

Published by on Mar 9th, 2015, No Comments

applewatchbattery-780Today is Apple’s “Spring Forward” event and there is a buzz of excitement among the tech inclined (read our event preview here). The star attraction however is definitely the Apple Watch. There are three big questions on everyone’s mind – When can we buy it? What will it cost? And of course, what will the battery life be like?

From what we have seen so far of the Apple Watch indicates that the wearable will be tethered to the wall quite a lot. Or has Apple managed to improve the situation over the past couple of months since its big reveal? (more…)

Sony MWC 2015: Joburg Launch Event

Published by on Mar 5th, 2015, No Comments

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Sony took centre-stage at the Reef Hotel in central Johannesburg on Thursday morning, bringing a slice of Mobile World Congress (MWC) proceedings to South African press teams as the conglomerate showcased a flurry of newly-announced devices: The Xperia Z4 tablet, the entry level E4 and E4g, as well as the mid-range M4 Aqua.

Sony kicked off the event, with introductory speaker Mark Fenzel, the Communication Sales Director of Sony Middle East and Africa, recapping Sony’s statement of direction the company presented at MWC.

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Blackberry unveils the “Leap” and plans for 2015 at MWC 2015

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

Blackberry2Blackberry has been very dormant over the past couple of years, only releasing a product here and there. So it came as a surprise to a lot of people that Blackberry is planning to release a flagship smartphone this year. At the company’s Mobile World Congress press conference Blackberry revealed that it plans to launch a new touchscreen slider device later this year. The new phone doesn’t have a name, price, or exact release date but it will take on the big boys of 2015… (more…)

Bookmark Awards 2015: Big agencies clean up

Published by on Feb 20th, 2015, No Comments

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The annual Bookmark Awards, which celebrates excellence and innovation in digital media, was held last night at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, and proved yet again that the South African digital landscape is very much alive and kicking.

This was the 7th Bookmark Awards, and this year they received close to 800 entries.

Hosted by Youtube-famous comedienne, Anne Hirsch, a total of 13 gold, 34 silver and 44 bronze awards were given to various agencies and individuals making waves in the South African digital space.

This year, big, respected agencies seemed to clean up most of the awards with young and smaller agencies also taking home some awards and showing a lot of promise for the future of digital creativity in the country.

Big agencies like Ogilvy, Gloo, Quirk and the King James Group had a very successful night, sweeping most of the categories and some big awards.  (more…)

HTC sends out MWC invites – new HTC One M9 coming soon?

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments

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While HTC did unveil the Desire 826 at CES this year, they didn’t really have a massive presence at the trade show. Last year HTC announced the HTC One M8 at a standalone event, and not at MWC as they had before, but this year might be different.

Reports point to a possible HTC flagship launch at MWC 2015, called project “Hima”, which is rumoured to be either the HTC One M9 or the HTC One M8 Max – the massive phablet successor to the previous One Max. (more…)

CES 2015: 250 Gadgets in 3 minutes

Published by on Jan 12th, 2015, No Comments

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The yearly Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas has a lot of gadgets and technologies that we were able to cover here, unfortunately. There are hundreds of stands, 5 large building full of booths, and many companies that you have never even heard of.

In the interest of showing you everything that happened at CES 2015 in as little time as possible, check out this montage from TheVerge, showcasing everything at a glance. (more…)

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