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BWB: 5 must have sports apps for any South African fan

Published by on Jan 30th, 2015, 1 Comment

SportFor the average South African guy (and to a growing extent – woman as well!) being up to date with sports scores is an absolute necessity. The digital and mobile revolution has brought information to our finger tips and we can now track our favorite teams’ scores, performance and news even though your stuck in some far flung place between Gat-sonder-water and Pofadder. No more waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to find out what is happening with the Proteas down-under.

If you are anything like me, a good sports app is one of the first-to-be-downloaded and most used apps on my smartphone. Here are Bandwidth Blog’s 5 must have sports apps for any avid sports fan. If your favorite sport doesn’t feature on the list, feel free to leave a comment with a great app recommendation!  (more…)

GoPro Hero4 firmware update brings incredible 240fps HD video

Published by on Jan 29th, 2015, No Comments

GoPro Hero 4

The GoPro Hero4 is probably one of the best (if not the best) action cameras out there. With it’s 4K resolution, it is by far the action camera of choice for many.

While avid GoPro users will surely be aware of the amazing capabilities of the Hero4, a new firmware update – set to roll out in February – will make these users even more excited about the world’s favourite action camera.

The new firmware update will allow users to record 720p HD video at an astonishing 240 frames per second, which of course makes it super slo-mo and the first time incredibly slowed down video can record in HD.

To put it in perspective for you, the 240fps frame rate is 10 times slower than the standard frame rate when shooting video. And as we all know (especially those filming a lot of action shots) everything looks better in slo-mo. (more…)

Google’s space documentary is now available on YouTube

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 1 Comment

Google Documentary

Nowadays, every major company seems to be involved with space and space exploration in some way or another. The out-of-the-universe field that was once only reserved for the likes of NASA, has now captured the imagination of (mostly tech) companies worldwide.

There is Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme, Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic and of course, the mighty Google.

As you may of heard, Google has recently launched the Google Lunar XPrize – a sort of post Cold War space race competition that challenges different teams from around the world to land a spacecraft on the moon.

18 private teams from all four corners of the Earth will go head-to-head in a bid to be the first to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, the objective is not to simply land the spacecraft on the moon, but to also let it roam for 500 meters as well as being able to send data and images back to Earth.

The winning team will then receive a grand prize of a whopping $20 million. (more…)

Apple posts $18 billion Q1 profit, largest in its history

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 1 Comment

apple-profitThe Apple tastes extra sweet today as the Cupertino based tech giant posted its first quarter results. As expected the numbers were good, really good. Led once again by record sales of new iPhones and holiday sales of iPads and Macs, Apple posted earnings of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue, far above what it forecasted back in October, and marking the highest quarterly profit in its history. This news on the back of the report that Apple is gaining market share in China and South Korea must be music to Tim Cook’s ears… (more…)

Need a personal stylist? Theres an app for that

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, No Comments

Closet Space

As a woman, I am most certainly familiar with the dilemma of “I have nothing to wear” – even though I have a closet full of clothes. I am sure there are many women and men that can relate to this feeling of distress.

Of course, an option is to enlist the help of a stylist. but, this costs (a lot) of money and not all of us are Hollywood celebrities. Luckily, we are living in 2015, so naturally there is an app that will act as your personal stylist and even schedule outfits for you weeks in advance – so you never feel like you have nothing to wear.

ClosetSpace is the brainchild of Stylistics – who has developed other fashion-based apps – and will essentially create a completely unique, curated outfit for you from the clothes that you own. That’s right, those same pieces staring at you from your closet that you have no idea how to put together.

As the company calls it, ClosetSpace is a ‘style management platform’. Pretentious name aside, the app is extremely detailed and would be an excellent tool to use for fashion forward people.  (more…)

Microsoft officially unveils new browser, Spartan

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

Spartan

During the past few weeks, we reported on what was rumoured to be Microsoft’s new, stand-alone web browser, Spartan. And now, after the Windows 10 launch event of last week, we can confirm that Spartan is, in fact, real – which surely is good news for all Windows users.

As we’ve said before, Spartan will be a complete separate browser to the long-standing Internet Explorer. However, it will be released in the new Windows 10 update alongside an updated Internet Explorer. (more…)

Microsoft unveils new AR device – the HoloLens

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2015, No Comments

hololensIt hasn’t taken Microsoft too long to jump onto the Virtual Reality band wagon. Although their take on it is decidedly more “mixed reality”. Microsoft is building support for holographic displays into Windows 10, so it only makes sense that the company would make one of those displays, wouldn’t it? 

Meet the HoloLens, an official headset with see-through lenses that merges digital content with the physical. It includes spatial sound so that you can hear things happening behind you in the virtual world, and it even has a dedicated Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) to make sure everything works smoothly.  (more…)

WhatsApp releases web client for Android and Chrome

Published by on Jan 22nd, 2015, No Comments

WhatsAppIn an effort to have you always connected with your friends or colleagues, WhatsApp has a new trick up its sleeve. WhatsApp is coming to the desktop, thanks to a web client that launched today for Chrome and Android. WhatsApp recently confirmed earlier rumors that they designed a new live webpage called “web.wahtsapp.com“. This new feature will enable you to chat over WhatsApp using your Chrome browser.  (more…)

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