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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

Pichai speaks during the launch of Android One in New Delhi

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…)

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…)

Why I Hate Apple (but secretly love them)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 20 Comments

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One more thing…

These three little words might not mean anything to most people, but to any real tech lover like me it means a hell of a lot. This short phrase has been a staple of Steve Jobs’ second tenure at Apple, and it has become synonymous with some of the big products that have come to light at their launch events over the last 15 years.

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This HTC One M9 concept is stunning!

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 2 Comments

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The mobile industry is going into a bit of a lull over the next couple of months. IFA 2014 is now over as well as Apple’s launch of its latest flagship. So what’s next?

We have just reviewed the HTC One M8 and think it a cracker of a device. Unfortunately we had to wait a while for it to launch on our shores, which means it is almost 6 months old. As you might have gathered from the latest devices and launch cycles, the world has pretty much moved on from the “one flagship a year” business (especially Sony). (more…)

Apple’s iPhone design history

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 1 Comment

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With hype starting to die down after the Apple Live launch event on Tuesday, we have all had some time to digest what has been announced and what it means to the market.

The highly anticipated iPhone 6 has been launched and Apple have finally embraced the worldwide trend of ever bigger smartphones. That got me thinking: “How far has the iPhone come since the original?”

Let us start with the first of its kind, the original iPhone. (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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