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LG’s Knock Code unlock update coming to G2 and G Flex

Published by on Mar 25th, 2014, No Comments


LG has started to quicken their release cycle for updated software as promised, and have just announced that the current flagship LG G2 and G Flex will receive in interesting knock code feature soon. It stems from the Knock On feature to unlock the phone, but now supports the ability to have a passcode to unlock with the knock feature.

The functionality means you merely need to configure a phone’s security setting to recognize a combination of up to eight taps made on four sections of the screen beforehand. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy PRO ad does it again – trashing the competition

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, No Comments


Surprise, surprise. Samsung has released their latest ad for the Galaxy PRO range of tablets, and, in a (un)surprising move, turned to trashing their competitors, again.

This time around, however, Samsung brings some other companies to the party. In the past, it seemed to have just been their biggest rival, Apple, that got caught in Samsung’s line of advertising fire.

Surface, Microsoft’s tablet, as well as the popular Kindle also get mocked in this latest offering from Samsung. And, of course, the iPad. (more…)

BlackBerry liquidates most of Canadian property

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, No Comments


The bad news keeps on rolling in for BlackBerry fans. BlackBerry needs cash so badly that they are selling off most of its real estate in their home country, Canada. The company will sell over 3 million square feet of property in its homeland, leasing some of it back. It’s very much what Nokia went through in Finland when they were facing massive struggles.

Source: Bloomberg

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Apple considering iTunes Store for Android

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, 6 Comments


The only problem with iTunes as a place to get cheap music is that you have to have an Apple device to take advantage of it (if you don’t have a Windows PC). There are multitudes more Android devices out there than Apple devices, and Apple might look to take advantage of the vast numbers. (more…)

Google’s ‘Feeling Lucky’ for music

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, No Comments


Many of us carry a large portion (if not all) of our music collections around with us in the pocket. What do you do if you aren’t in the mood to scroll through the entire selection to find what you want to listen to? Just like the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ search button from Google on the website, you will also now be able to use it for playing music from your device. (more…)

South Korean schools curb students’ smartphone use with app

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, No Comments


With the rise of the smartphone, more and more adults and kids alike are becoming transfixed with their cellphones. Teenagers, especially, are tied to the hip with their smartphone and messaging apps, social media apps and games are the centre of their world.

You can then imagine what a disturbance smartphones can cause in a classroom…

However, schools in Seoul, South Korea, have decided to fight fire with fire – they have implemented a new app in schools which is solely aimed at reducing distractions within the classroom.  (more…)

Valve’s pro gaming documentary hits YouTube (video)

Published by on Mar 20th, 2014, No Comments

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Last month we reported on the upcoming documentary by Valve delving into the world of professional gaming. That documentary has now been released and is free to watch on YouTube, iTunes and Steam.

It depicts some of the top players in the world, playing for a $1 million top prize. Touching on their routes and origins, it shows the challenges of becoming a professional gamer, but also that anyone can do it. We have included the video after the break, so take a look and enjoy: (more…)

Oppo Find 7 First Look: 50MP photos through trickery

Published by on Mar 20th, 2014, No Comments


An up and coming Chinese electronics corporation, Oppo first threw itself on the map just over a year ago when they released the “Oppo Find 5″ and holds the title of the worlds first cellular 1920x1080p display. Oppo are now taking the first steps once again with their just announced “Oppo Find 7″.

Oppo took a very different approach when creating their latest flagship as they hinted to the public of their prized features such as their 2K screen, replaceable battery and the possibility of a 50MP camera Theunis wrote about a short while back. So, after months of Oppo hinting and asking their fans what they want to see, the announcement of the “Find 7″ came as a great joy to many. The specs of this phone are definitely eye catching with the much anticipated 2560×1440 resolution screen at 5.5 inches, delivering a PPI of 538! (more…)