Press Release: HTC One M9 officially launches in South Africa next month

Published by on May 29th, 2015, No Comments

HTC_One_M9-016The HTC One M9 becomes available in SA next month. The One M8 did very well last year and the company aims to repeat, if not exceed, the success of the previous model (read our full review here). Read the article for HTC South Africa’s official launch press release. They reveal some details about the phone itself and the contracts that will accompany it… (more…)

Sony not planning QHD screens on flagships

Published by on May 29th, 2015, 1 Comment


The newest iteration of Sony’s flagship, the Xperia Z4, has already been unveiled and it left many people asking why they didn’t opt for the Quad HD screens like some of their competitors. The design and internals of the Xperia Z range hasn’t changed much over the many iterations – the Xperia Z3 was once again an incremental improvement – and some think this would be the next logical step from the Japanese company. (more…)

Lenovo unveils the first dual-screen smartwatch

Published by on May 29th, 2015, No Comments


Just earlier this week we spoke about electronics manufacturers that always believe more is better, as is evident with the upcoming dual battery Gionee smartphone. Smartwatches aren’t a necessity like a smartphone is (yet), but Lenovo believe they need to get ahead of the curve by offering a smartwatch with two screens. Well, sort of… (more…)

Apple to challenge Google Now with upcoming “Proactive” software

Published by on May 28th, 2015, 2 Comments

Proactive1Although Apple is seen as a very innovative company, their main strength lies in taking existing technology (or products) and making them better than anyone else. Apple is reportedly looking to expand beyond Siri with a Google Now competitor code-named “Proactive,” and it could debut on iOS 9.

According to a report published on 9to5Mac Apple has been working on perfecting the integrated piece of software (not an app) for a couple of years now and it could make its debut at Apple’s WWDC 2015 conference, which kicks off June 8. (more…)

The first car with Android Auto launches – and it’s a Hyundai (video)

Published by on May 27th, 2015, No Comments


Even though Google announced Android Auto quite some time ago, it has taken a while to bring it to market. It seems the world isn’t ready for cars truly integrated with the mobile world, as Apple’s CarPlay is taking longer than expected as well.

That begin said, Hyundai has just made it official that it will be the first automaker to launch the service on its 2015 vehicles, and the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be the first model to include it. Owners of existing models will also be able to get the service through the Hyundai online service software update. (more…)

Opera Max launches with free data compression

Published by on May 27th, 2015, No Comments


Opera Software, the company that brought us Opera Mini, Africa’s most popular mobile browser, has today launched the new Opera Max. Opera Max compresses all data sent through Android smartphones with world leading image and video compression technology, so users can get the most from their data plans.

Originally launched in Africa with Samsung, the app has seen huge popularity, with Nigeria being home to the most Maxers globally to date. Now launching in 135 countries around the world, it is available free for all Android users via Google Play. (more…)

Samsung officially launches the Iron-Man Galaxy S6 Edge

Published by on May 26th, 2015, 1 Comment

Galaxy-S6-edge-Iron-Man-Limited-EditionThe long rumored Marvel Samsung Galaxy S6 is set to arrive. As part of the company’s partnership with Marvel to take Avengers: Age of Ultron to smartphones, they have produced quite the looker in this Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge.

According to Younghee Lee, an Executive Vice President at Samsung – “The limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge embodies the power of the iconic Avenger with a dual-curved edge design and advanced features that will provide Marvel fans with the ultimate entertainment experience.” (more…)

New Nexus details emerge ahead of Google I/O

Published by on May 26th, 2015, 2 Comments


With Google I/O around the corner anything that has to do with Google is taking centre stage. The Nexus line will be refreshed in the latter part of the year, but we’ll receive no news from Google at the conference regarding the hardware. Rather, it seems they will share some interesting news regarding its software policies.

According to reports, Google intends to use the update’s release to set up an official policy for how long Nexus devices are entitled to updates. This is regardless of the manufacturer or form factor. (more…)