Competition: Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Giveaway!

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 8 Comments


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 Ascend 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 Ascend Mate 7 in conjunction with Huawei SA. (more…)

Nokia planning to make phones again (in 2016)

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 3 Comments


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…)

Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments


Still running Windows Server 2003? In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.

If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and compliance nightmare.

See the full explanation from Microsoft below: (more…)

Google bringing ‘Designed for Families’ to Play Store

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

designed-for-families Google wants to make sure that finding family-friendly content is easier in Google Play with their latest program, Designed for Families. There are currently a number of developers who create family-oriented content, and Google wants to make sure that it is easy to find and download these apps and games. Developers who tailor their apps towards age-appropriate content, by optimizing the user interface and adding features that entertain and educate, will soon see their work promoted in the Play Store. (more…)

Opera Mini browser updated, aims for 275 million Android users

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments


Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

The update brings with it a “dramatically” redesigned interface that should improve the overall experience for both veterans of the Opera browser, as well as those who are looking for an alternative to Google Chrome on Android. Here’s a list of highlights for the latest release: (more…)

Top 5: Free Android Antivirus Apps

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments


Many people don’t care about security and viruses hitting their beloved smartphone, because they reckon they can simply factory reset the device and all will be well. That is not always the case, though, and there are masses of malicious software out there that can find a home in your phone.

We think security on your phone is important, and to that end, here are our picks for the top free antivirus applications on Android. (more…)

HTC replaces Swype with China’s TouchPal on new Android keyboards (video)

Published by on Mar 6th, 2015, No Comments


HTC users who like using the Swype keyboard are going to have to switch phones or learn to type differently because the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is ditching the system. HTC’s new phones, including the new flagship, HTC One M9, will come installed with Chinese keyboard tool TouchPal instead.

One feature TouchPal has over Swype is that predicted words appear above the letters as you type instead of above the keyboard, as can be seen in the promotional video below. Overall, however, they are fairly similar, so it shouldn’t be more than a minor annoyance for users to make the switch. (more…)

Google reportedly preparing Android Wear for iOS

Published by on Mar 4th, 2015, No Comments


Google is reportedly preparing to release an Android Wear app on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, according to a French technology website.

The report claims Android Wear with extended iOS support could be announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in late May, although Google may push the agenda depending on sales of the Apple Watch. (more…)