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Huawei Mate 7 Review: Big is beautiful again

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2015, 10 Comments

d2 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. You might notice that Huawei has dropped the ‘Ascend’ name (previously this phone was called the Ascend Mate 7) – they are completely refining their branding and naming conventions.

Recently the Huawei Mate 7 has made its way into the South African market and we were lucky enough to review it for an extended period of time. I actually took it on a trip to Europe and exclusively used it as my daily driver for the two weeks, so it had a lot of work to do.

Before we get to the full review, here are some key features: (more…)

Competition: Huawei Mate 7 Giveaway!

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 25 Comments

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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…)

BWB TV Review: Microsoft Lumia 535 – Windows for all?

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

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2015 is an interesting year for Microsoft. For the first time in years, the Redmond company seems to be establishing a vivid ecosystem, with results which look – so far – to be impressive. From the forthcoming release of Windows 10, to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft now has the opportunity to regain the confidence of its consumer base – and that pursuit of critical appeal is where the firm’s newest budget smartphone, the Lumia 535, comes into play.

You can read the full written review here. But first, below is the video review by Bryan Smith. Please check it out and let us know what you think. (more…)

LG accidentally reveals Apple’s plans for an 8K iMac

Published by on Apr 7th, 2015, 2 Comments

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LG may have just completely jumped the gun and, without realising, revealed Apple’s plans for their next generation iMac – or at least the display part of it.

The details around Apple’s display plans were leaked in a press release by LG that details their new 8K display technology, which they are calling “Quad-Ultra High Definition.”

It was most likely not on purpose (and we’re sure the copy editor in charge of press releases at LG has had a talking to) but the press release that was posted on the company’s website, mentions Apple’s plans for a 8K, high-resolution display in the new iMacs.

As we all know, LG is the display partner for Apple, so it was only natural that they would mention their new technology along with their partners. However, LG certainly didn’t beat around the bush when it came to revealing Apple’s plans.  (more…)

Samsung quietly announces the Galaxy Tab A

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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With its latest Galaxy A range, Samsung wanted to bring premium built products at affordable prices. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones are indicative of Samsung finally listening to consumers who want a more premium feel to their devices, rather than the cheap plastic they used to use.

Now Samsung have, very quietly, announced the Galaxy Tab A in Russia. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z4 leaked: Business as usual for Sony

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 has been leaked in renders showcasing the front and rear of the device. According to the leaker, the renders in question are for use within Sony to highlight what the handset will look like. Spoiler alert – it isn’t anything you haven’t seen before. (more…)

How awesome are these Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Edition designs?

Published by on Mar 17th, 2015, 5 Comments

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It seems Marvel and Samsung have some interesting partnerships on the horizon. The massive blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in May, and Samsung will be releasing their own blockbuster Galaxy S6 range in a matter of weeks.

So, of course, it makes sense that the two team up to give us these great looking Galaxy S6 Edge devices, which will be known as the Avengers edition. (more…)

Scientists to wake dormant Philae lander on comet 67p starting tomorrow

Published by on Mar 11th, 2015, 1 Comment

rossetaIn November last year the Philae lander successfully landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The landing though was unexpectedly bumpy and left it stranded in an area far colder and with far less sunlight than scientists had originally planned. New plans had to be made for short term experiments and the long term future of the lander.

Starting tomorrow, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to make contact with the stricken Philae lander for the first time in nearly four months… (more…)

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