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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Huawei Mate 7: Big boys collide

Published by on Apr 28th, 2015, 16 Comments

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The Samsung Galaxy Note range started the phablet craze which has subsequently led to flagships also becoming larger and larger. Phablets has now become very large phones, with screen sizes around the 6-inch range.

Up until recently, no-one was able to challenge Samsung for phablet supremacy. In the last 12 months or so that has changed drastically, though. Huawei is the latest to try and take the Galaxy Note 4’s crown as the phablet king, and on the surface it seems it has a very good chance. Can it surpass the achievements of the Note 4, though? Let’s find out with a head to head comparison. (more…)

Apple revenue continues to rise after first quarter results

Published by on Apr 28th, 2015, No Comments

Apple-MoneyThe Cupertino company is on a roll right now. In an industry where its largest competitor is losing revenue and market share to upcoming producers, Apple continues to do well with their product range. Yesterday Apple released its Q1 2015 results and the numbers do look quite rosy.

Last quarter Apple broke all of its records by selling a crazy 74.5 million iPhones in just one quarter, building up $74.6 billion in revenue in the process. Apple’s revenue this quarter isn’t as significant when compared to last quarter, but if compared to the same quarter last year, the company broke yet another record. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: pedal to the metal

Published by on Apr 24th, 2015, 2 Comments

 

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There once was a time in smartphone history where the line in the sand was clearly drawn. On one side stood Apple, with a beautiful but limited operating system housed in a premium and stylish aluminium frame. On the other was Samsung, with a gaudy but incredibly flexible Android system stationed in enough plastic to make tupperware jealous.

Fast forward, and that axis still exists… arguably. Yet how times have changed; as Apple slowly and carefully extends iOS’ reach, Samsung have made the leap from plastic to metal; and what a fantastic leap that is. The Galaxy A5 is the second Samsung smartphone to stand on this precipice and reap the results.

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iFixit reveals official Apple Watch battery size

Published by on Apr 24th, 2015, No Comments

apple-watch-battery-specs-970-80Now that the Apple Watch is here the curious among us would like to know everything about it. We do know 99% of the facts, the one missing was the official battery size of the Apple Watch. Granted, each product is set up to get the maximum amount of lifetime out of its battery – so size might not be everything.

Still the mystery of the Apple Watch battery size has now been solved thanks to the tear down experts at iFixit. (more…)

Rumour: iPod refresh imminent

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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According to recent reports, a source closely linked to Apple’s product plans has cited that the Cupertino company’s iPod lineup – specifically, the iPod touch – are expected to be updated later this year.

While the source in question couldn’t state with certainty, the rumour suggests that Apple might retain the 4″ screen size that is present on the current iPod touch model.

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Kalahari.com ready to shut-down website

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2015, 4 Comments

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In case you weren’t aware, Kalahari and TakeALot.com last year announced that they would merge, in hopes to make both companies profitable. They will combine infrastructure and storage resources to make the online shopping landscape in SA a more pleasant place for all.

While we have known about this merger for some time, we still had no idea when it would actually take place. The competition commission approved the deal very quickly after the announcement, but for the last 6 months we haven’t received any updates on actual time tables. That is, until now. (more…)

Here’s an app to help get rid of your embarrassing posts on social media

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2015, 1 Comment

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We all have one or two (or perhaps a couple) of rather embarrassing posts somewhere one one or more of our social media profiles.

Whether it’s a philosophical post by a slightly inebriated, younger version of yourself, an adolescent Facebook rant, or any ‘I-can’t-believe-I-said-that’ post – we know that while you might forget about these little gems, the internet doesn’t.

While everyone has an embarrassing post or two, and of course that’s perfectly acceptable, the problem may come in when your potential new boss stumbles across any f the aforementioned posts and then promptly decides to not hire you.

You know, first impressions…

Luckily for us all, you will now be able to get rid of these embarrassing (read: incriminating) posts way easier; because just like for everything else in this world nowadays, there is an app for that.  (more…)

Huawei Mate 7 Review: Big is beautiful again

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2015, 19 Comments

d2 Huawei is making a big push in SA and we are happy to see it. They strive to bring top-notch devices at more affordable prices – something Chinese firms are very good at doing. Huawei, Lenovo and Xaomi are all top 5 smartphone manufacturers in the world and the competition is fierce. You might notice that Huawei has dropped the ‘Ascend’ name (previously this phone was called the Ascend Mate 7) – they are completely refining their branding and naming conventions.

Recently the Huawei Mate 7 has made its way into the South African market and we were lucky enough to review it for an extended period of time. I actually took it on a trip to Europe and exclusively used it as my daily driver for the two weeks, so it had a lot of work to do.

Before we get to the full review, here are some key features: (more…)

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