Apple announces line up for iTunes Festival 2014

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, 2 Comments


It’s that time of the year again – where we can all get excited about a month long music festival streamed directly to our smartphones. It’s time for the 2014 iTunes Festival.

Today, Apple announced the first batch of artists set to perform at this year’s festival which is being held in London, instead of the US as previous years.

The festival will take place in Camden in north London at the world famous Roundhouse venue all throughout September, from the 1st to the 30th.

As Apple says, the festival promises to bring us 30-days of exceptional performances by some of the world’s best artists; the likes of which include Pharrell, Maroon 5, Kasabian, Sam Smith, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and even legendary, Debbie Harry fronted rock band, Blondie.

But don’t get too upset if you don’t see your favourite performer on that list, Apple will gradually announce more acts as we get closer to the date.  (more…)

LG G3 Launch – Return of the King?

Published by on Jul 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

LGG3The hype train that is the LG G3 has finally hit our South African shores! Last night saw LG unveil their latest flagship device to the South African media at The Venue in Melrose Arch Johannesburg. Since the launch of the LG G2 last year the LG SA marketing team has certainly stepped up their game. They have been focusing on forming partnerships with the media, tech influentials and their immediate service provider partners. The venue, people and setup of last night’s launch spoke volumes of the growing confidence LG has in their smartphone offerings. Last year many people rated the G2 king of the hill. Will the king return in 2014? (more…)

Samsung teases new Exynos announcement

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments


Not much has been said lately about Samsung’s Exynos processors and for good reason. The Qualcomm variants of all their phones are much preferred the world over, even though the Exynos processors are “octa-core” (which it really isn’t, simply a marketing gimmick). (more…)

Germany’s crushing of Brazil becomes most tweeted sports game ever

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, No Comments

Brazil loss

Last night’s World Cup 2014 semi-final between Brazil and Germany was unlike anything we have ever seen before. It almost felt unreal, as Germany absolutely destroyed Brazil and in the process, broke 200 million Brazilian hearts.

But besides breaking hearts and (hopes and dreams), this historical game also broke many a record, including becoming the most tweeted sports game ever.

Some are calling it one of the biggest disasters in football history, as the Germans completely crushed the host nation 7 – 1 in the first of this year’s semi-final matches. And while the Brazilians lost terribly, it was clearly a win for Germany – and Twitter.

Not surprising, the previous record for the most tweeted sports game ever also involved Brazil at this year’s World Cup. When Brazil took on Chile on the 28th of June, it was a nail biting finale as the game ended in the dreaded penalty shoot-outs.

This game racked up an astonishing 16.4 million tweets. However, last night’s unbelievable game more than doubled that of the Brazil, Chile game. Amidst Brazilian humiliation, their shocking loss racked up 35.6 million tweets – officially making it the most tweeted sports game in history.  (more…)

Launch: Alcatel Onetouch Idol Alpha

Published by on Jul 4th, 2014, 2 Comments

image3Alcatel is back with a bang! Some would argue that they have never left, but within the dog eat dog world of high-end smartphones they have never really featured. Until now. Bandwidth Blog was invited to join Alcatel at the launch of the Onetouch Idol Alpha (quite the name!) at Urban Tree in Sandton this past Tuesday (1 July). Alcatel are throwing down the gauntlet at the major smartphone players challenging them to produce a high quality and extremely capable smartphone at a fraction of the price.

The Idol Alpha will be available in SA quite soon (next week in fact – Monday 7 July) at all the major networks. But the launch night was all about the celebration of 4 years of hard work and the determination of the Alacatel SA team. (more…)

Windows Phone 8.1 and Nokia Lumia(s) Launch Event

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, 3 Comments


After a warm welcome from Microsoft’s Communications Manager, Leo McKay, we were told about how Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia brings the mobility of Nokia and power of Microsoft. It is a new partnership meant to bring the best of Microsoft and Windows Phone to a mobile device, making your life as easy as possible without being intrusive.

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LG G3 is Official – the Quad HD display flagship

Published by on May 27th, 2014, 2 Comments

LG G3 Official

The LG G3 is certainly one of the most anticipated devices of the year, without question. The hype for this device hasn’t been this high for any Android device other than a Samsung. We absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on it, because at the launch event LG made their case as to why you should buy this device, and in all honestly we think for once it can live up to the hype.

We actually did know almost everything about the device before launch from all the rumours circling around, but luckily most were true. Here is a rundown of all the specifications: (more…)

The LG G3’s Quick Circle cover looks great (video)

Published by on May 27th, 2014, No Comments


The LG G3 will become official today, but we have some interesting news before the launch. There has been a lot of buzz around the device – for various reasons, including the design – and the internet will be flooded with articles of the device very soon.

We’ve got a few more titbits arriving for us to check out, including this – the QuickCircle case. LG did confirm the QuickCircle, but it also didn’t share very much in the way of imagery, and while we saw some renders of it, nothing concrete has been released by LG in terms of press images. This will of course change later today, but in the meantime, check out some of its functionality in the video below. (more…)