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iOS 8.3 betas continue to reveal new features

Published by on Mar 25th, 2015, No Comments

22246Apple has upset the apple cart a bit with their upcoming iOS update. The tech giant surprised the world by giving users public betas for iOS with the launch of iOS 8.3 beta. What’s more is that the next iOS update won’t be a dot-equivalent update (few bug fixes) but a much more substantial update.

The initial beta release only revealed some small updates, but the newest available beta proves that it was all just the tip of the ice berg. (more…)

Top 5: Free Android Antivirus Apps

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

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Many people don’t care about security and viruses hitting their beloved smartphone, because they reckon they can simply factory reset the device and all will be well. That is not always the case, though, and there are masses of malicious software out there that can find a home in your phone.

We think security on your phone is important, and to that end, here are our picks for the top free antivirus applications on Android. (more…)

HTC replaces Swype with China’s TouchPal on new Android keyboards (video)

Published by on Mar 6th, 2015, No Comments

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HTC users who like using the Swype keyboard are going to have to switch phones or learn to type differently because the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is ditching the system. HTC’s new phones, including the new flagship, HTC One M9, will come installed with Chinese keyboard tool TouchPal instead.

One feature TouchPal has over Swype is that predicted words appear above the letters as you type instead of above the keyboard, as can be seen in the promotional video below. Overall, however, they are fairly similar, so it shouldn’t be more than a minor annoyance for users to make the switch. (more…)

RSAWEB trying to alter the software development landscape

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Following the successful launch in 2014 of Cloud Servers, allowing companies to deploy a server in seconds and only pay per hour when they use it, RSAWEB is set to introduce yet another interesting new product into the market this week: Flex Cloud.

Based on Jelastic’s technology, RSAWEB’s Flex Cloud is set to be “the next generation hosting platform for JAVA, Ruby and PHP, providing an auto-sizing, highly scalable Cloud platform that will allow developers, software agencies and SaaS vendors to increase efficiency” according to RSAWEB. It allows developers to concentrate on their development and decrease the amount of time spent on infrastructure and server management. (more…)

Interstellar’s fake black holes are helping scientific research

Published by on Feb 17th, 2015, No Comments

Gargantua1The sci-fi hit movie Interstellar has stepped out of the entertainment genre and is actually assisting in astro-physic research.  In 2014 Wired magazine explained how the visual effects team behind the space blockbuster worked with theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Together they created a new computer simulation to model how light would be dragged into the black hole Gargantua. Now, those calculations have been thoroughly researched and it was found that the software could help astrophysicists to model other celestial objects in the future. (more…)

Top 5: Valentine’s Apps to pretend that you care about Valentine’s Day

Published by on Feb 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Valentine’s Day is a day of celebrating love and what better way to make the day memorable that capturing those special moments. Or you realise that it’s just a capitalist scam that’ll force you to spend a bucket load of money in order to keep your other half happy.

Here are the best apps out there to do both mentioned above without breaking a sweat. (more…)

Samsung starts rolling out Lollipop to the Galaxy Note 4

Published by on Feb 12th, 2015, 1 Comment

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It has been some time coming, but Samsung have finally started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Galaxy Note 4 worldwide. It first showed up in Poland this week and will slowly but surely be making its way to other regions over the next couple of weeks. (more…)

Check out this Kickstarter project: “The Ninja”

Published by on Feb 11th, 2015, 4 Comments

NinjaKickstarter always has some innovative ideas. They can range from utterly crazy novelties to real “Change-the-world” kind of innovation. A project that has just launched on Kickstarter called “The Ninja” is the brainchild of South African techno enthusiast Chris Pretorius. The Ninja is an intelligent voice control platform that will change the way you interact with your PC and almost every smart enabled device in your home.

In the developers own words: How can we take existing technologies, intelligently innovate these techs, and create something truly awesome?” (more…)

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