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Motorola’s Droid Turbo: that battery though!

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The Motorola Droid name has been around since the early days of Android. Especially in the US, the Droid name is what made the company’s devices popular again after many a year of flip phone (albeit, great ones). (more…)

Gmail to become all-encompassing email app?

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The application Google created for their Gmail service is already extremely simple and easy to use, and great at linking multiple Gmail accounts (especially on Android). With a new version of the app on the horizon, we weren’t quite sure what we could expect in terms of new functionality. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch: Cape Town

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

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The evening of Thursday, October 16th saw Samsung Electronics launch a flurry of new products in Cape Town, South Africa under the banner of the official Galaxy Note 4 World Tour. Hosted in the Execujet Hangar at the Cape Town International Airport, the launch featured local celebrity hosting via Top Billing presenter Michael Moll.

Launched in South Africa at the event, The Galaxy Note 4 arrives with a revised, modernised look, sporting a metal frame with the same plastic leather back the Galaxy range has become (in)famous for. Instead of the stitched look though, it has been revamped and modernised. With a display reaching 5.7 inches, the Note sits firmly in phablet territory – positioned in what Samsung terms the “fastest growing segment in the smartphone environment.” (more…)

Microsoft could be launching a smartwatch in a few weeks

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

microsoft_watchEverybody is running around trying to get a ticket aboard the smartwatch bus. It seems to be the next big thing (or has been for about a year now) for almost every tech company out there and it came as no surprise that Microsoft also has something in the works. Interestingly this isn’t Microsoft’s first effort at a smartwatch. In 2004 they introduced the Spot smartwatch which, and since I and most people out there have never heard of them, died an anonymous death around 2008. But now Microsoft wants to raise the product line from the dead… (more…)

Will.i.am launches Puls – a smart wristband

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Celebrities seem to have a fascination with technology and in turn, putting their name on devices or services. Justin Bieber backed a social network and numerous other celebs have launched apps and the like. 

Will.i.am is the latest celeb to reinvent himself as a tech mogul with the unveiling of his smart wristband, Puls. Or rather, as he likes to call it, a smart ‘cuff’.

The Puls has been in development for more than 2 years, and is developed by i.am+ – Will.i.am’s consumer electronics company. The Puls finally saw the light of day yesterday, after numerous delays plagued the release of the device. 

The Puls resembles a smart watch, but, as Will.i.am repeatedly told his rather confused audience, it is not a watch (although it can tell the time). The Puls is being marketed as a smart device rather than tying it down to the ‘smart watch’ label. 

The device can make phone calls, send text messages as well as access online services and run apps through a 3G radio service.

Will.i.am – fashion icon and tech entrepreneur – really seems to be pushing the Puls as a ‘fashionable’ alternative to other smart watches (sorry, I mean ‘smart cuffs’.) The Black Eyed Peas singer calls the Puls a device for communicating, playing music and monitoring fitness. 

So… basically a smart watch, I hear you say? NO! It is not a watch.  (more…)

Google posts first Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 ads (videos)

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

You won’t be seeing these ads on South African television, but they do tell you a bit about the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. You may want to take a look as online stores will most likely be bringing these devices into the country in a timely manner. (more…)

Google announces the new Nexus 9 tablet

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

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It’s great to see HTC back in the Nexus line, and this time they have built the tablet Nexus, which hasn’t seen an upgrade in three years.

As was widely expected, we’re looking at a larger, squarer design this time around. Same Nexus logo on the back, and with the camera and flash tucked up in the top-left corner. The front-facing camera is centred on the front of the display. There’s a microUSB port on the bottom for charging. (more…)

Nexus 6 goes official: newest stock Android superphone

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, 6 Comments

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We don’t use the word ‘superphone’ lightly. We’ve only used the term on the highest of high end devices, and never on the Nexus line of stock Android devices.

After months of speculation and rumours, debates and leaks, to and fro in the tech community, Google has finally taken the warps of the Nexus 6, a Motorola built phone this time around. A big change for the brand, this year the Nexus 6 is a full on phablet, a 5.9-inch behemoth. (more…)

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