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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus breaks pre-order record

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

iphone6So the iPhone 6 and 6 plus is literally “bigger” and better than before and its on its way to iStore in about 3 weeks. Apple finally caught up to the rest of the smartphone world when they announced that the iPhone 6 will be available in 2 sizes, a 4.7inch and 5.5 inch phablet. Over the past weekend the new iPhone went up for pre-order in most countries around the world and it seems as though the allure of the iPhone has not faded just yet. (more…)

Google launches $100 Android One smartphones

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

Pichai speaks during the launch of Android One in New Delhi

As we were expecting, Google revealed the first Android One phones at an event in India yesterday. Three companies will be vying for supremacy in India with their Android One offerings, the version of the Android software specifically built for low-cost devices. Google promised manufacturers their engineering expertise, enabling them to build smartphones delivering a great user experience on very cheap hardware.

The three companies that will be offering these Google-backed phones will be Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles. So what can you really expect from a $100 Android smartphone approved by Google? (more…)

New Windows 9 features leaked in videos

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 4 Comments

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Just last week we saw some leaked images of what we can expect from Windows 9, but now the leak has gone even further. The same source created some videos to show off the features of the new operating system from Microsoft.

Reportedly, this is a late build of Windows 9, meaning it hasn’t been completed but there will be few changes from what we’re seeing here.

Some of the more interesting features shown include a revised, (unified) Notification Centre, a demonstration of how Multi-Desktop will work, and of course, that beloved start menu.

Although some things will definitely change, were getting a relatively clear picture of what we can expect. Check out the videos below: (more…)

China now has special sidewalk lanes for those using cellphones

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, 1 Comment

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The City of Chongqing in China seems to fed up with people walking while texting on their cellphones. Obviously, this can become quite the hazard when people are so engrossed in their conversations, that they don’t look where they are walking.

So, the city has enforced new ‘rules’ that look to try and curb this annoying millennial problem.

On a 30 meter stretch of sidewalk, the city has made two lanes; one for those using cellphones and the other for those who don’t. Painted on the sidewalk, in both Chinese and English, the sign reads: “Cellphones, walk in this lane at your own risk” and the other reading: “No cellphones.”

Sure, it may seem a little strange and over the top, but as anyone who has ever been stuck behind a person staring at their cellphone screen, or has had a complete strange walk into them as a result of texting and not looking, can testify, this might not  be such a bad idea at all.  (more…)

Competition: Hermanus Getaway & Whale Watching Trip

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Today we bring you something a bit different on Bandwidth Blog, in conjunction with our friends over at NicSocks.

Have you the need to get away for a couple of days? Then this competition is meant for you, as you’ll be treated to a luxury stay in the lovely Hermanus, a special dinner and a whale watching trip. (more…)

Formula E makes spectacular debut

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, No Comments

FormulaEThe past weekend saw the birth of a new era in motorsport. The race was jam packed with excitement, brilliant passes and even better driving skills. On the final turn there was also a spectacular crash just to remind you that this IS real racing and there IS real danger. Former Formula 1 driver Lucas Di Grassi became the first winner of the Formula E series after dazzling crowds in the tight street circuit of Beijing. Formula E seems to have as much attraction as its older brother and fits perfectly in the auto racing scene. (more…)

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Budget at its best

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, No Comments

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As is the case with many companies, the lower specified versions of its flagships are often their bestselling smartphones. As is the case with Nokia, with the Nokia 520 the world’s top-selling Windows Phone device. It’s no surprise therefore, that Nokia would focus its efforts on these budget devices and even more in the emerging markets.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone to arrive straight out of the box with Windows Phone 8.1. Price-wise the Lumia 630 slots into the bottom end of the range just above the Lumia 520, but it comes jam-packed with features thanks to the upgraded operating system, therefore you get a lot more bang for your buck.

Here are some of the key features of the 630: (more…)

Windows 9 leak shows new desktop

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, 3 Comments

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According to Microsoft we aren’t far away from the release of Windows 9, and it seems that the Redmond firm is going back to its roots. Or at least very much back to the way it was on Windows 7.

Many people have become disillusioned with the operating system since Microsoft brought the whole Metro design language from its mobile platform to the desktop version. While it seems that we may very well be going back to the desktop and menus we were used to, we do still see the Metro design influence throughout. (more…)

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