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Apple releases first public beta of OS X Yosemite

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, 1 Comment

OS X Yosemite

If you are a Mac user and keen to start testing Apple’s latest OS Yosemite, then today is your lucky day. The company has announced that they will release the first public beta version of the operating system today.

This is the first time Apple has made Yosemite available to test for non-developers.

Mac users can simply sign up using their Apple ID for the Yosemite beta program on the Apple website. They will then need to use a redemption code to download and install the OS from the Mac App Store.

This will give users the opportunity to install the system, test it and then provide feedback. The company have also made it really easy to report any issues with the built-in Feedback Assistant app, which sends feedback directly to Apple.  (more…)

Air-powered “Bug-a-salt” rifle to kill flies

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

bug-a-salt3Summer in South Africa is a great place to be. Having a braai and a few cold ones with friends is a favorite past-time of many a Saffer. Unfortunately the smell of deliciously prepared meat and side dishes attracts a host of our bug-eyed friends. Companies have come up with various different products to keep away flies from the dinner table but finally one product has come around that will make you look forward to the next outdoor get-together. Introducing the “Bug-a-salt” rifle. Forget fly swatters, this air powered rifle takes out creepy crawlies with a single focused blast of salt. (more…)

Tory Burch for FitBit Flex is a beautiful, wearable collection

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Tory Burch for FitBit

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the one thing that pulls  away from turning wearable devices into must-have items is, unfortunately, their look.

Let’s face it, most wearable devices, whether it’s a smart watch or fitness tracker, is, well, ugly. And considering the fact that its a wearable item (i.e on display all day) it is very important that it compliments your personal style. Or at the very least looks like something stylish.

This is why we always get excited when we come across wearable devices that have spent notably more time on the actual look of the device.

A few weeks ago, we reported on Google Glass’ collaboration with Diane Von Furstenberg, and, with just some help from the legendary designer, Google Glass was already looking a whole lot better.

Now, it seems that FitBit has followed suit and enlisted the help of famed American designer, Tory Burch for their new FitBit Flex collection.  (more…)

Apple planning record production of the iPhone 6

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

iPhone 6 production

Another day, another iPhone 6 rumour. As we draw closer and closer to the (expected) announcement date of the iPhone 6 in September, the rumours are churning out hard and fast.

This time, however, the rumour comes from a respected source in the form of the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple is planning a massive production of their next generation iPhone, the iPhone 6. And as everyone keeping an eye on iPhone developments should know, the iPhone 6 will allegedly be available in two sizes – a 4.7-inch model and a larger, 5.5-inch.

According to the report, Apple has asked their suppliers to produce between 70 – 80 million units by the end of the year on December 30th.  (more…)

Nokia Lumia 530 specs leaked before launch

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Nokia_Lumia_520.jpg.pagespeed.ce.NyzOXbXSglThe upcoming Nokia Lumia 530 might not be the flagship model everyone is waiting for but the little Windows phone is still eagerly anticipated. With the unsuspected success of the Nokia Lumia 520 last year many consumers can’t wait to get their hands on a smaller, cheaper yet superior quality Windows smartphone. For those holding out for a phone just like this will be pleased with new leaks of the 530′s specs. (more…)

Yo, the world’s simplest app, receives further funding

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2014, No Comments

Yo

A few weeks ago, we reported on what we thought could possibly be the world’s simplest app. Yo, the single-function app basically does exactly what it’s name suggests; it let’s you say ‘yo’ to your friends.

And while the app was considered rather strange by many critics and tech journalists, Yo has just gone and given the finger to all it’s naysayers after it received a second round of funding – to the tune of $1.5 million.

Betaworks, a seed-stage VP firm that is based in New York City is one of the investors along with Mashable founder and CEO, Pete Cashmore.

But just what is it about Yo that makes people want to invest large amounts of money into it? (more…)

Apple announces line up for iTunes Festival 2014

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, 2 Comments

itunesfest

It’s that time of the year again – where we can all get excited about a month long music festival streamed directly to our smartphones. It’s time for the 2014 iTunes Festival.

Today, Apple announced the first batch of artists set to perform at this year’s festival which is being held in London, instead of the US as previous years.

The festival will take place in Camden in north London at the world famous Roundhouse venue all throughout September, from the 1st to the 30th.

As Apple says, the festival promises to bring us 30-days of exceptional performances by some of the world’s best artists; the likes of which include Pharrell, Maroon 5, Kasabian, Sam Smith, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and even legendary, Debbie Harry fronted rock band, Blondie.

But don’t get too upset if you don’t see your favourite performer on that list, Apple will gradually announce more acts as we get closer to the date.  (more…)

Alleged iPhone 6 sapphire screen tortured with sandpaper

Published by on Jul 21st, 2014, No Comments

iPhone 6 sapphire

Every couple of weeks a new iPhone 6 rumour or headline pops up. This week, we’ve already seen another rumour about the much anticipated phone’s new, improved camera.

Another feature of the phone that has been discussed (well, speculated over) at length, is it’s rumoured sapphire crystal display.

The idea with the sapphire crystal screen, is that it is stronger and much more ‘scratch resistant’ than the current Gorilla Glass on the iPhone 5S. Theoretically, the sapphire crystal screen would be much more robust than the Gorilla Glass and one YouTuber, Marques Brownlee (or MKBHD) set out to ‘torture test’ the new, iPhone 6 screen.

Now, we have no idea where Brownlee got his hands on a prototype of the iPhone 6 screen. We can’t verify whether it’s legit or not, but nevertheless – it’s a pretty interesting video to watch.  (more…)

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