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Chromebit turns your TV into a Chrome OS PC

Published by on Apr 1st, 2015, 1 Comment

Chromebit-mainGoogle and its PC OS has come along in leaps and bounds. The biggest challenge for Chrome OS is to get itself noticed. Google has partnered up with various PC manufacturers to push the their Chrome OS (i.e. the ASUS Chromebook range – watch out for our upcoming review!).

Now though Google has taken it a step beyond the laptop and even their Chromecast product. Their latest HDMI dongle, called the Chromebit, will turn any TV with an HDMI jack into a full-fledged Chrome OS PC. (more…)

Rumour: Could we see three iPhone devices this year?

Published by on Mar 27th, 2015, No Comments

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Another day, another Apple rumour. As we inch closer and closer to the fall (or, Spring for us Southern Hemisphere beings) when new Apple products usually make their debut, rumours are starting to spread about the company’s proposed new devices.

This latest rumour comes from Digitimes, who are citing ‘industry sources’. These ‘industry sources’ are claiming that Apple is planning on releasing three iPhone devices this fall.

Expected to launch in the second half of 2015, if the rumours turn out to be true, Apple will release three new flagship iPhone models; the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6S Plus and, much to our surprise, a new iPhone 6C model.  (more…)

Can Zynga become a gaming force again with “Dawn of Titans”?

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

dawn-of-titans (1)Zynga has had a tough time of it lately. The gaming company became a household name with the sudden rise of Facebook gaming a few years ago but since then have struggled to adapt their brand to mobile gaming.

Their big hit Farmville spread like wildfire a few years ago and that allowed the company to grow and release more titles. Zynga spent 2011 and 2012 snapping up the studios behind smartphone sensations like Words With Friends and Draw Something, and even hired former Xbox chief Don Mattrick as its CEO. All of these changes couldn’t get them back on track, but a new epic strategy game just might… (more…)

Facebook announces payment services through Messenger

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

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Facebook has announced a new feature for its Messenger app that will allow users to send and receive money from their friends.

People who want to send money in the Messenger app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the “$” icon and type in the amount of money they want to send. Finally, the user taps the “Pay” selection, adds a debit card and sends the money. To receive funds, the user just taps “Add Card” in a message to add their debit card to get their money. Facebook says: (more…)

Acer Iconia Tab 8 Review: Affordably premium

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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The tablet market has stopped growing as a whole and is flooded with Android devices of all shapes and sizes. Many still believe that there is a place for more affordable tablets, built with premium materials and with great performance. That is what the Acer tablet strives for.

With a recommended retail price of only R2,900 does this aluminium clad tablet offer the bang for your buck you are hoping for? (more…)

Samsung quietly announces the Galaxy Tab A

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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With its latest Galaxy A range, Samsung wanted to bring premium built products at affordable prices. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones are indicative of Samsung finally listening to consumers who want a more premium feel to their devices, rather than the cheap plastic they used to use.

Now Samsung have, very quietly, announced the Galaxy Tab A in Russia. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z4 leaked: Business as usual for Sony

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 has been leaked in renders showcasing the front and rear of the device. According to the leaker, the renders in question are for use within Sony to highlight what the handset will look like. Spoiler alert – it isn’t anything you haven’t seen before. (more…)

How awesome are these Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Edition designs?

Published by on Mar 17th, 2015, 5 Comments

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It seems Marvel and Samsung have some interesting partnerships on the horizon. The massive blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in May, and Samsung will be releasing their own blockbuster Galaxy S6 range in a matter of weeks.

So, of course, it makes sense that the two team up to give us these great looking Galaxy S6 Edge devices, which will be known as the Avengers edition. (more…)

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