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Samsung announces Galaxy A-series for South Africa

Published by on Jan 30th, 2015, 2 Comments

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We were wondering if Samsung would bring these devices to the country, and we are so glad they did. South Africa seems like the perfect market for this device.

The Samsung A series is Samsung’s newest and slimmest smartphone range. It consists of the Galaxy A3 and A5. The range offers a trendy design and interesting functions to support social networking for young users. (more…)

Mobile gamers spend two hours a day gaming

Published by on Jan 29th, 2015, 1 Comment

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This is a scary statistic that we didn’t imagine could be so high. All the doomsayers are sitting up and noticing – mobile gaming is almost for everyone, it seems.

A new survey of mobile gamers conducted by the NPD Group says that they are playing, on average, over two hours a day on their devices as of late 2014. This constitutes a 57% increase compared to the 80 minutes it was in 2012. If you would like to start dipping your toes in the gaming pool, check out our list of the Top 5 Mobile RPG Games.

The survey was only of 5,566 individuals, but you can be sure they used a representative sample. The report states: (more…)

Apple CEO reveals Apple Watch launch date

Published by on Jan 29th, 2015, No Comments

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We can all stop speculating and piling together various rumours in order to paint a coherent picture – Tim Cook has revealed the date that Apple Watch devices will start shipping to customers.

He snuck the announcement in at the earnings call this week. Apple have had their best quarter in history and are hoping that the Apple Watch will drive the profits of the Cupertino company even higher. (more…)

Huawei SA to focus on Premium Mid to High-end Products

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, No Comments

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced its 2014 financial performance. Total sales revenue increased 30% year-on-year to USD 12.2 billion, crossing the 10 billion mark for the first time. Shipment grew by 7.8% to a total of 138 million devices in 2014, including 75 million smartphones, representing a year-on-year increase of 45%.

“Our strategy of focusing on premium mid- to high- end products has borne fruit, with 2014 resulting in significant achievements in a number of areas including product R&D, brand awareness, channel development and growth in market share which further consolidated our number three position in the global smartphone market. The global influence of our brand has continued to grow, and Huawei has become the first mainland Chinese company to successfully enter Interbrand’s Top 100 Global Brands of 2014 list,” said Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. (more…)

Kim Kardashian in T-Mobile Super Bowl Commercial (video)

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, No Comments

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Smartphone manufacturers have been very keen to sign big name celebrities for its ad campaign over the last couple of years, for example James Franco promoting the Galaxy Note 10.1, or Robert Downey Jr in the HTC ads. The large telecommunications companies have also been going it for some time, and Kim Kardashian is the latest celeb to feature in a big Super Bowl ad for T-Mobile in the US.

The advert itself is actually quite a smart one, check it out below: (more…)

Need a personal stylist? Theres an app for that

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, No Comments

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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…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Battery Life Tips

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, No Comments

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This is somewhat of a contentious issue when it comes to smartphones these days, with many of the new devices truly disappointing when it comes to battery life.

While the Galaxy Note 4 has a large battery by today’s standards, it also has to push a lot of pixels in that QHD display, and has extremely beefy specs. Also, TouchWiz is a bit of a battery hog, though it is getting slightly better with time.

As we stated in our review, the battery performance on the Note 4 isn’t quite as good as the Galaxy Note 3. Heavy users might probably won’t need a charge during the day, but here are some tips to make sure you don’t. (more…)

Top 5: RPG games for iOS and Android devices

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments

RoleplayingRole playing games have come a very long way since their original debut as table-top card games. The phenomenon easily moved to PC and console gaming and it was inevitable that they would be ported to your phone and tablet. The best RPG games excel in a combination of great battle systems, large open worlds, great story-lines and of course upgradable items and leveling heroes.

These games are set in crazy fantasy worlds and the best of the mobile lot lets players live out fantasy epics, transport them into far future space operas, or tell intimate, character-driven tales. From old school turn-by-turn RPGs to space exploration and dystopian steam-punk worlds, these are our best RPG titles for your iOS or Android device. (more…)

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