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Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Budget at its best

Published by on Sep 19th, 2014, No Comments

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As is the case with many companies, the lower specified versions of its flagships are often their bestselling smartphones. As is the case with Nokia, with the Nokia 520 the world’s top-selling Windows Phone device. It’s no surprise therefore, that Nokia would focus its efforts on these budget devices and even more in the emerging markets.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone to arrive straight out of the box with Windows Phone 8.1. Price-wise the Lumia 630 slots into the bottom end of the range just above the Lumia 520, but it comes jam-packed with features thanks to the upgraded operating system, therefore you get a lot more bang for your buck.

Here are some of the key features of the 630: (more…)

Google launches $100 Android One smartphones (Updated)

Published by on Sep 19th, 2014, 1 Comment

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As we were expecting, Google revealed the first Android One phones at an event in India yesterday. Three companies will be vying for supremacy in India with their Android One offerings, the version of the Android software specifically built for low-cost devices. Google promised manufacturers their engineering expertise, enabling them to build smartphones delivering a great user experience on very cheap hardware.

The three companies that will be offering these Google-backed phones will be Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles. So what can you really expect from a $100 Android smartphone approved by Google? (more…)

Microsoft Sept 30th event – expect Windows 9

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, 1 Comment

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We have seen plenty of leaks of the upcoming Windows 9 operating system from Windows in the last couple of days. First we saw screenshots of the new desktop and then three videos of the OS in action, like the one below: (more…)

Apple Watch’s battery life won’t be good

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Ever since the announcement of the Apple Watch, we have been wondering about battery life. Apple’s mobile products have never had the worst battery life, but by no means is it among the best. There were rumours before the announcement that it could be quite meager on the wearable. (more…)

iPhone 6’s NFC is a one trick pony, for now

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, No Comments

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As is usual with Apple, the NFC on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will initially not be opened up to developers.

Many people were hoping that we would see some interesting uses for the new addition to the iPhone, but that seems to be impossible, at least for the time being. (more…)

New Windows 9 features leaked in videos

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 5 Comments

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Just last week we saw some leaked images of what we can expect from Windows 9, but now the leak has gone even further. The same source created some videos to show off the features of the new operating system from Microsoft.

Reportedly, this is a late build of Windows 9, meaning it hasn’t been completed but there will be few changes from what we’re seeing here.

Some of the more interesting features shown include a revised, (unified) Notification Centre, a demonstration of how Multi-Desktop will work, and of course, that beloved start menu.

Although some things will definitely change, were getting a relatively clear picture of what we can expect. Check out the videos below: (more…)

Interesting Apple Watch Apps

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, No Comments

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With the launch of Apple’s smartwatch, called the Apple Watch, many people think it’s the smartwatch we have all been waiting for. While we may or may not agree (until we get our hands on it), the device is very Apple-esque.

There are a couple of companies jumping onto the bandwagon and it seems like we may be seeing some interesting apps on the Apple Watch that hasn’t been mentioned for Android Wear or any other wearable platform. Let’s take a look at a couple of them. (more…)

Apple reveals its first wearable: Apple Watch (video)

Published by on Sep 10th, 2014, No Comments

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We were absolutely ecstatic to hear those immortal word once again: “One more thing…”

Expectation are always high when Apple dives into a new market segment, and this time was no different. What wasn’t expected however, was the name Apple chose for the device. It’s called the Apple Watch – no iWatch monikers here. (more…)

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