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Latest LG G4 image shows a curve

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

While LG’s next flagship is rumoured to not to see its debut until April or May of this year, Twitter account @OnLeaks posted an alleged picture of the device online this morning – and, by all appearances, it seems the G4 is set to have a curve.

Much like the company’s fraternal handset, the newly introduced G Flex 2, it seems the G4 might accomodate a similar – if less extreme – length and widthwise curvature.

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Apple’s new ResearchKit is designed to further medical research

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

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At Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event yesterday, the company announced that they are taking a step in an all new direction, one that they haven’t been involved in yet – medical research.

While Apple has had their fingers in almost every pie over the last few years, the medical field is something they have only briefly touched on with last year’s launch of HealthKit. Yesterday, however, the tech giant revealed plans to help medical researchers find so-called ‘test subjects’ easier – thus helping the medical world to do their research more efficiently.

ResearchKit is an all new software platform that is aimed at helping medical institutions do more thorough research by collecting medical data from iPhone users.

The platform integrates with Apple’s existing HealthKit tool to essentially turn your iPhone into a tool that will provide medical researchers with informative diagnostics.  (more…)

Apple reveals eye-watering Apple Watch prices

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, 10 Comments

apple-watch-67-970-80Today is a good, no make it great day for Android Wear. The Cupertino boys officially revealed the Apple Watch types and prices at their “Spring Forward” event. Needless to say the Samsung, Motorola and LG teams are high-fiving each other after Apple revealed their crazy Apple Watch prices.

You will be able to buy (or finance) one of three Apple Watch types, the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. Here is all you need to know about pricing… (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…)

Samsung breaks pre-orders record with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The last 12 months haven’t been the best for Samsung, with sales starting to dry up amid stronger competition from Chinese manufacturers and heavyweights alike. It picture may be a little more rosy for the Korean company in 2015, though.

Citing a major mobile carrier in Europe, The Korea Times has revealed that pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have allegedly hit 20 million from retailers, 15 million being for the Galaxy S6 and 5 million for the Galaxy S6 Edge. This is the most pre-orders the company has ever received from retailers worldwide. (more…)

LG G4 to receive design overhaul

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, 1 Comment

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We were quite disappointed that LG hadn’t revealed the latest iteration of its flagship G range and MWC last week. The executives at the Korean company said that it still needs a bit of time to ‘perfect’ it, which we’re absolutely fine with. We loved the G3 (read our review here), so if LG can better the experience it would be quite an achievement.

Interestingly, in a recent news conference, the head of LG’s mobile division, Cho Juno, said that the company is aiming for a design overhaul on its upcoming G4 handset. According to sources, the user experience is also going to be updated and refreshed. (more…)

Apple unveils redesigned MacBook

Published by on Mar 9th, 2015, No Comments

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While the majority of Apple’s Spring Forward event was focussed on the company’s imminent wrist-worn wearable, the Cupertino also took time out to reveal a completely re-worked MacBook.

The new ultra-portable netbook, which was originally discontinued in 2011, now measures in at a minuscule depth of 13.1cm – 24% thinner than the current 11″ MacBook Air model.

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Apple Watch battery life to be better than expected?

Published by on Mar 9th, 2015, No Comments

applewatchbattery-780Today is Apple’s “Spring Forward” event and there is a buzz of excitement among the tech inclined (read our event preview here). The star attraction however is definitely the Apple Watch. There are three big questions on everyone’s mind – When can we buy it? What will it cost? And of course, what will the battery life be like?

From what we have seen so far of the Apple Watch indicates that the wearable will be tethered to the wall quite a lot. Or has Apple managed to improve the situation over the past couple of months since its big reveal? (more…)

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