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Nokia announces Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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With Microsoft’s Build conference people were eagerly awaiting the end of the keynote to see what Nokia has in store, but they made a surprise announcement in the middle of the Microsoft keynote with Stephen Elop coming onto stage. He announced the Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635 and Lumia 930.

The Nokia Lumia 930 is of course the successor to the very impressive Lumia 920 flagship. It sports a 20MP camera with optical stabilization, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset and wireless charging capabilities. It also features a 5-inch display with full HD 1080p resolution. (more…)

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, 1 Comment

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Microsoft’s annual Build conference is underway and have wasted no time talking about some big announcements. The first major announcement is that of Windows Phone 8.1, of course.

With Windows Phone 8.1 will come a couple of new hardware partners, namely Micromax and Prestigio. They aren’t that well known to the most of us, but are already hard at work on some prototype devices that will launch soon.

There are some interesting new features of the mobile OS show off by Joe Belfoire, the first being the Action Centre. It behaves very much like notification centres we’ve seen on other operating systems and it was sorely needed in Microsoft’s offering. The lock screen is now also fully customisable for third-party alternatives. (more…)

Nokia to show off ‘more’ Lumia at April 2nd event

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, No Comments

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Windows Mobile fans have something big to look forward to on the first day of Microsoft’s annual Build Conference on April 2nd. It will be the official unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1, but will also be a launch event of possible multiple Nokia Lumia devices. (more…)

Valve’s pro gaming documentary hits YouTube (video)

Published by on Mar 20th, 2014, No Comments

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Last month we reported on the upcoming documentary by Valve delving into the world of professional gaming. That documentary has now been released and is free to watch on YouTube, iTunes and Steam.

It depicts some of the top players in the world, playing for a $1 million top prize. Touching on their routes and origins, it shows the challenges of becoming a professional gamer, but also that anyone can do it. We have included the video after the break, so take a look and enjoy: (more…)

In Pictures: Sony Xperia Z2 Cape Town launch

Published by on Mar 6th, 2014, No Comments

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We were at both the Johannesburg and Cape Town launch event of the latest and greatest from Sony, the Xpera Z2 and Xperia Tablet Z2 devices.

You can read the detailed report here, but here is a summary of the specs:

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Sony steps up to the plate with Xperia Z2 Launch

Published by on Mar 6th, 2014, No Comments

Z2The competition in the premium segment of mobile smartphone market is heating up with flagship devices being released left, right and center. A few weeks ago we attended the LG G-Flex Launch and recently the Samsung debut the new Galaxy S5. With all the latest and greatest talk going around Sony would not want to miss the boat. Sony revealed the Z2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month and visited South Africa this week to let the press get their hands on the latest Xperia device.

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Ellen’s Oscars ‘selfie’ breaks Twitter

Published by on Mar 4th, 2014, No Comments

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Ellen DeGeneres was widely approved by the public as a good choice for host of the Academy Awards of the weekend. She is widely popular and her quirky comedic ability is much sought after in the hosting stakes as the last couple of years have seen very negativity-driven comedy, with the likes of Ricky Gervais and Seth McFarlane.

On Sunday even Ellen decided to get off the stage and interact with the A-list stars in the audience and then (in what seems to be a Samsung ad, actually) took an ‘impulsive’ selfie and a bunch of the celebrities jumped into her shot on the Galaxy Note 3 she was carrying. (more…)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is upon us

Published by on Feb 25th, 2014, 7 Comments

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Mobile World Congress 2014 is now in full swing, and the first full day gave us a lot of excitement. To a lot of people, none was more exciting than the prospect of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Very aware of the debacle they had delivered when launching the Galaxy S4, Samsung decided to tone down the media event, simply focusing on the device at hand.

Before we talk about it further, here is a list of the GS5’s specs: (more…)

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