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Report: Apple plans reversible USB cable for iPhone 6

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, 3 Comments

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We all know that USB plugs can be annoying. There is only one ‘right side up’ and more often than not, we get frustrated by first having to figure our which side up is the right side, before you can plug your device into a USB port.

Apple is reportedly looking to eradicate this frustration, by making their Lightning cable for the iPhone 6 reversible.

This means that the cable will be able to plug into any USB port form any orientation – thus eliminating the struggle of having to figure out which side is ‘up’.  (more…)

LG G3 now available nationwide in SA

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, 4 Comments

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If you haven’t used an LG in recent years, the LG G3 may get some getting used to. But if you are in the market for a new Android device, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t go to a store and handle this device.

We think this is a great device, and now anyone in SA can get their hands on it. Read more about the G3 here.

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Can these alleged Galaxy Note 4 specs be true?

Published by on Aug 15th, 2014, 2 Comments

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What are you expecting from the Galaxy Note 4? We always expect the new Note model to have the best specifications possible, but did you expect 4GB of RAM? (more…)

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Alpha (video)

Published by on Aug 14th, 2014, No Comments

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The much rumoured and leaked Galaxy Alpha has been officially announced by Samsung. It is basically a lightly stripped-down version of the Galaxy S5 flagship with a metal frame. As expected, it sports a substantially different, less rounded design than the GS5, and rather resembling the iPhone 5S, to be honest.

The Alpha is also much lighter and thinner than its big brother at a mere 6.7mm and 115 grams. Samsung said it took a “fresh approach” with the new handset’s looks, something it vowed to do in the face of a steep downturn in sales. (more…)

RiCharge – Public cellphone charging solutions for Africa

Published by on Aug 14th, 2014, No Comments

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RiCharge is spearheading new mobile charging technologies in Africa to bring charging ports to the public. Its newest product, the Super Station, is meant to charge your tablets and smartphones. Currently exporting to 12 international countries, RiCharge’s latest offering is will try to achieve their goal of keeping everybody connected, all the time. (more…)

Microsoft teases new camera-focused Windows Phones

Published by on Aug 13th, 2014, 2 Comments

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If you are waiting for some new Windows Phone devices with great cameras, you may not need to wait much longer. Microsoft has just sent out a save-the-date notice that asks the media if it’s ready for “more face time” at a Berlin event on September 4th, just ahead of the IFA technology show.

The ‘o’ in the word ‘more’ is reminiscent of the camera we saw on the Nokia Lumia 1020, so we won’t be surprised to see the successor, probably called the Lumia 1030, next month. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks in pics

Published by on Aug 13th, 2014, No Comments

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Because Sony’s launch cycle has been drastically shortened over the last couple of years the Xperia Z3 is almost on its way. There was no time for Sony to release a smaller version of the Xperia Z2 like we saw with the Xperia Z1 Compact, which was a smaller version of the Xperia Z1 but still had premium specs.

It was the first of a kind to deliver the same top specs seen in its bigger flagship brother and we thought it was a great phone (see the review here).

So now we are skipping an Xperia Z2 Compact altogether and flying straight to the Xperia Z3 Compact. Some pics have been leaked and it’s giving us some interesting insight into what to expect. (more…)

Moto G2 coming our way soon

Published by on Aug 13th, 2014, No Comments

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At the end of last year we were extremely happy to see Motorola announce the Moto G, which was an affordable smartphone for the masses.

There were, as you can imagine, a couple of significant trade-offs to factor in. It has a 4.5-inch screen coming in at 720p, Android 4.3, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera. The upside is that at launch the price was only $179. (more…)

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