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Opera Mini browser updated, aims for 275 million Android users

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

The update brings with it a “dramatically” redesigned interface that should improve the overall experience for both veterans of the Opera browser, as well as those who are looking for an alternative to Google Chrome on Android. Here’s a list of highlights for the latest release: (more…)

Apple confirms 2015 WWDC dates

Published by on Apr 14th, 2015, No Comments

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For Apple developers and enthusiasts everywhere, the date has been set: the Cupertino company will hold its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference this year from the 8th to the 12th of June.

Due to high demand, Apple has opened ticket applications as of today, and will be accepting applications up until Friday the 17th of April. Apple is expected to showcase its itererant update to iOS, alongside a next-generation Apple TV carrying a brand new plethora of apps.

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LG leaks a leather-clad G4

Published by on Apr 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Following the LG G3′s release in May of 2014, a legion of users complained about the cheap feeling the handset’s faux-metal (plastic) rear shell gave in-hand. With the G4, this evidently won’t be a concern, as LG mistakenly released full press images of its upcoming flagship for 2015 – clad in leather.

Tipster @Evleaks pinpointed LG’s mistake, which showcased the rear shell of the G4 adorned in leather which, according to the image shown, will arrive in six different colours.

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Apple Watch sells out in under 6 hours

Published by on Apr 13th, 2015, No Comments

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When it comes to Apple products, it’s not unusual for new (and highly anticipated) devices to sell out within hours of its launch. iPhones, MacBooks and iPads have made headlines in the past for how quickly they sell out.

The same can be said for Apple’s most recent, highly anticipated device launch – the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch, which was announced last year along with the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus,  was made available for pre-order online on Friday. And as is the case with many new Apple products, all the various Apple Watch models sold out quickly, in under 6 hours. (more…)

First four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 leak online

Published by on Apr 13th, 2015, No Comments

gameofthronesSeason 5 of the hit series Game of Thrones aired live this morning at 03:00. The series has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world and has become the most successful TV series of its time. so much so that people would do anything to get their hands on every single episode.

While you’d normally have to wait four weeks to see the initial four episodes of the series, they’ve been leaked to torrent sites and some fans are scrambling to download them. Having a single episode leak is bad enough, but four? You will have to stay away from the internet to avoid spoilers! (more…)

Jawbone UP3 release date set

Published by on Apr 10th, 2015, No Comments

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Following an uncannily long manufacturing delay, Jawbone – the makers of the popular fitness-tracking wearables UP and UP24 – have set an April 20th release date for their upcoming flagship device, the UP3.

The release date, nearly 6 months following the UP3′s announcement in December 2014, is set an auspicious four days before the release of the Apple Watch.

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HTC One M9 – SA Launch Event

Published by on Apr 10th, 2015, No Comments

IMG_0265An out of season thunderstorm greeted me whilst I was making my way from Jozi CBD towards the Ten Bompas Hotel to attend the South African leg of the HTC One M9 launch. The wet weather couldn’t extinguish the excitement I felt to get up close and personal with the new HTC flagship.

Those of you who read my HTC One M8 review in August last year will know that I am a BIG fan of the HTC franchise. Yes, I am still an Apple user, but this little guy nearly converted me to Android last year. Here’s what happened at the HTC One M9 SA launch… (more…)

YouTube confirms ad-free subscription model

Published by on Apr 9th, 2015, 5 Comments

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For those with the will and wallet to subscribe, the ability to be rid of pesky YouTube adverts is nigh: the Google-owned service confirmed via an email to its partners that the introduction of an ad-free subscription model is soon to be implemented.

While there’s currently no word on price plans for the subscription model, Google has announced plans that the revenue from subscription will be shared with YouTube partners.

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