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HTC launches the One M9 – Beautiful or disappointing?

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, 1 Comment

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The day has finally arrived – HTC has revealed its latest iteration of its flagship. The HTC One M9 is now official, after being one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year.

Just as the past week’s rumours have suggested, the One M9 we’re seeing today is the one that takes the majority of its inspiration form the One M8’s design, rather than making a radical departure into Desire/Nexus 9 territory.

It’s been a year since the HTC One M8 launched, and the Taiwanese company has spent 12 months hard at work designing the best they possibly can. Or have they? Looking at the new M9, you have to where the year of work since the previous One has gone. (more…)

BWB Monthly: Top 10 Articles of February ‘15

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, No Comments

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While we go through our daily lives, we don’t always have the time to read up about all the interesting things we necessarily want to. While consumer technology news never really stops, hopefully your workday does, and you can take a look at ten of our biggest articles in tech news in the last month, according to our readers. With the imminent launch of the Galaxy S6, you can imagine Samsung being in some of the most read articles, but some other interesting stories feature in our top 10.

Check out this month’s countdown below.

10. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Pint-sized power (more…)

LG G Flex 2 launch: Keeping ahead of the curve

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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The morning of Friday, February 27th saw LG Electronics launch two new handsets in Cape Town, South Africa: The high-end G Flex 2, and the budget-conscious C50.

Hosted at the One & Only, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, LG punted the G Flex 2 under the auspices of the device’s newer form factor. Harking from both the design language inaugurated with the flagship G3 handset and the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 is an impressive specimen of a smartphone.

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Use your camp fire to charge your phone!

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

StowerKeeping your smartphone on the air has become an eternal struggle. Apart from carrying your charging cable in your back pocket, you need to think about whether or not you will have access to electricity where ever you might find yourself. Eskom even throws in the difficulty multiplier called Loadshedding.

Now imagine your aren’t going to be anywhere near a wall socket for a few days? What are your options? Lug around multiple power packs and extra batteries (sorry iPhone users, that isn’t an option)? Why not use something more sustainable like converting the energy your camp fire produces into electrical energy that charges your phone! (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pics, finally!

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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We are only a couple of days away from the announcement which will usher in the new age of the Galaxy – at least according to Samsung. We have been waiting for ages and have had to endure multiple rumours and leaks, some which turns out to be true and other that don’t.

Well, finally we get to see the device in the flesh – no more dummy casings or renders. (more…)

Motorola launches the new Moto E with LTE (video)

Published by on Feb 26th, 2015, No Comments

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The US smartphone manufacturer now owned by Lenovo has been making some great products in the last year or two. They have all been well received, both critically and by the general public alike. One major reason is the fact that they are competitively priced, while offering a top of the line experience in their specific segments.

Chief among the devices on the lower end of the price scale is the Moto E. The second iteration has come around, and fixed one shortcoming it always had that meant many turned away: LTE. Now that is no longer a concern for prospective buyers, as the newest Moto E comes with LTE as well, but still at the same low price. (more…)

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet might be launched at MWC 2015

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

Xperia-Z4-Tablet2Sony has been in the news quite a bit over the past couple of months. There is still a lot of talk surrounding whether or not Sany might actually sell their mobile business, but whatever the outcome there it’s clear that the company will still have several products in the pipeline. We will definitely see a few of those devices at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, and we may have gotten an early glimpse of one already… (more…)

Facebook advertising shows growth among SME’s

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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It would come as no surprise to people that use Facebook, but there are plenty of ads on the site these days. Some are more intrusive than others, but it is nothing you won’t expect from a service that is offered to you for free.

Many smaller companies have found Facebook to be a great way to engage with potential customers, and have taken to the social media service to advertise. Yesterday, 24 February, Facebook announced that it has now reached more than two million active advertisers, most of them SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprises). (more…)

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