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The world’s first dual battery smartphone is on its way

Published by on May 26th, 2015, No Comments

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The world of technology and gadgets changes at a pace unknown to most industries. Companies try to push the realms of possibility with extremely expensive research and development programmes in order to find that next big thing that will line its pockets with cash.

Many manufacturers have found that having more of one of something can often bump up the usability or performance of devices, like dual cameras, duel SIM cards and of course dual-core processors, which is soon to evolve into a 10-core setup in smartphones. (more…)

Google debuts its first Apple Watch app

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments

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Ever since the launch of the Apple Watch, more and more software from the world’s biggest companies have made its way to the Watch OS in the form of various apps. Many have announced their intentions to launch an app for the Watch (while a couple have already released one). (more…)

BitTorrent’s messaging app Bleep goes public

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Oh, you didn’t know that BitTorrent created its own secure chat client? Don’t worry, neither did we.

While Bleep had only previously become available as a closed beta, now the news comes that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS owning public.

As you can imagine given BitTorrent’s roots, Bleep comes with peer-to-peer messaging. You are able to communicate without your friends being online, though, meaning that no servers are required. This, in theory at least, means that there is no threat of hacking. (more…)

OPPO reveals the R7 and R7 Plus

Published by on May 12th, 2015, No Comments

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At this stage you might not be aware of OPPO or what they are up to, but you should really take notice. The Chinese manufacturer has made some inroads in North America, is one of the leading manufacturers in its home territory and is expanding into Europe and the rest of the world. We might even start seeing them pop up on our shores sometime soon. (more…)

LG G4 vs LG G3: spec comparison

Published by on Apr 29th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The day has finally arrived and LG has announced its latest flagship device, the LG G4. Most smartphone manufacturers release new iterations of its flagship line once a year, and sometimes those 12 months can mean a massive jump in specifications. Other times, though, we see just slight improvements here and there.

So how does the shiny new G4 compare to G3 (see our review here) that was released about 12 months ago? Unsurprisingly, most of the changes seem to be iterative improvements and not monumental steps forward, as has become customary from the top manufacturers in recent years. The G4 has an upgraded processor, slightly tweaked design and improved screen (according to LG). The biggest upgrade can probably be found in the image sensor. (more…)

LG officially launches the G4

Published by on Apr 28th, 2015, 4 Comments

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While just about all the intriguing aspects have been made known prior to launch through product leaks – from the upcoming smartphone’s size to its leather rear shell – LG officially launched their 2015 flagship, the G4, today.

LG took to the stage today for a one-hour event in London to reveal the G4, hosted by British presenter Gabby Logan.

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Competition: Huawei Mate 7 Giveaway – (Closed)

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 40 Comments

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Update: This competition closed on 10 May, 2015.

Huawei is making a big push in SA and we are happy to see it. They strive to bring top-notch devices at more affordable prices – something Chinese firms are very good at doing. Huawei, Lenovo and Xaomi are all top 5 smartphone manufacturers in the world and the competition is fierce.

Recently the Huawei Mate 7 has made its way into the South African market. We will be publishing our full review of this phablet tomorrow (22 April), but we thought we would wet you appetites with a giveaway. That’s right, we are giving away the flagship Huawei Mate 7 in conjunction with Huawei SA. (more…)

Nokia planning to make phones again (in 2016)

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 12 Comments

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Many people thought that we had seen the last of Nokia when they sold its Lumia devices business to Microsoft. Luckily that’s not the case – we have already seen the Nokia N1 Android tablet being released last year, and now news comes that they will be re-entering the smartphone game. (more…)

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