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Samsung Galaxy S6 revealed at MWC 2015

Published by on Mar 2nd, 2015, No Comments

galaxys6-1What used to be the most anticipated smartphone release of the year has kind of fizzled out to something, let’s just say less exciting. Samsung has had to cope with numerous struggles over the past year. The fact that HTC and LG are gaining more and more market share with their brilliant flagships has put some huge strain on the Korean company’s bottom-line. The S5 was largely seen as a disappointment in 2014 and has enabled Samsung’s competitors to lure away quite a few customers.

Now the Galaxy S6 is upon us! Will Samsung come out swinging trying to take back what they worked so hard for to gain? The S6 was officially revealed at the 2015 MWC event yesterday. Read more to see whether Samsung can rock the smartphone boat once again… (more…)

Huawei’s Watch unveiled at MWC

Published by on Mar 2nd, 2015, No Comments

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Huawei took to the stage on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to unveil a brand new Android Wear device – the deliciously named Huawei Watch.

Huawei has positioned the their new wearable as a premium device – the Watch is the first Android powered wearable to bear a scratch-proof Sapphire crystal display.

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WIN: Alcatel Onetouch Idol Alpha Giveaway!

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, 12 Comments

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Alcatel has been dabbling in the cell phone market for many a year and up till now they were more known for lower-end yet indisputably reliable phones. The Idol Alpha thrusts Alcatel into the already heated battle of the smartphone war (read our full review here).

We think it is a great find, especially for its price. Following the success of our previous competition, we’ve decided to give away another Alcatel flagship to our readers (see the rules below), in partnership with Alcatel SA. (more…)

HTC launches the One M9 – Beautiful or disappointing?

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, 2 Comments

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The day has finally arrived – HTC has revealed its latest iteration of its flagship. The HTC One M9 is now official, after being one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year.

Just as the past week’s rumours have suggested, the One M9 we’re seeing today is the one that takes the majority of its inspiration form the One M8’s design, rather than making a radical departure into Desire/Nexus 9 territory.

It’s been a year since the HTC One M8 launched, and the Taiwanese company has spent 12 months hard at work designing the best they possibly can. Or have they? Looking at the new M9, you have to where the year of work since the previous One has gone. (more…)

BWB Monthly: Top 10 Articles of February ‘15

Published by on Mar 1st, 2015, No Comments

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While we go through our daily lives, we don’t always have the time to read up about all the interesting things we necessarily want to. While consumer technology news never really stops, hopefully your workday does, and you can take a look at ten of our biggest articles in tech news in the last month, according to our readers. With the imminent launch of the Galaxy S6, you can imagine Samsung being in some of the most read articles, but some other interesting stories feature in our top 10.

Check out this month’s countdown below.

10. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Pint-sized power (more…)

LG G Flex 2 launch: Keeping ahead of the curve

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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The morning of Friday, February 27th saw LG Electronics launch two new handsets in Cape Town, South Africa: The high-end G Flex 2, and the budget-conscious C50.

Hosted at the One & Only, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, LG punted the G Flex 2 under the auspices of the device’s newer form factor. Harking from both the design language inaugurated with the flagship G3 handset and the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 is an impressive specimen of a smartphone.

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The dress debate that has taken over the internet

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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If you have been on the internet at all today, chances are that you would have stumbled across the dress debacle.

It all started out quite innocently. Yesterday, someone posted a picture of a dress on Tumblr, asking users to identify the colour of a dress. And while it might seem like an innocent question to ask, it in fact started the debate of the century (in internet terms.)

The thing is, people across the globe seem to be divided as to what the actual colour of the dress is. While some people see the dress as white and gold, others see the dress as blue and black.

But just how can it be that people can see such opposing colours in the same dress? Well, luckily there is science behind it.  (more…)

Use your camp fire to charge your phone!

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

StowerKeeping your smartphone on the air has become an eternal struggle. Apart from carrying your charging cable in your back pocket, you need to think about whether or not you will have access to electricity where ever you might find yourself. Eskom even throws in the difficulty multiplier called Loadshedding.

Now imagine your aren’t going to be anywhere near a wall socket for a few days? What are your options? Lug around multiple power packs and extra batteries (sorry iPhone users, that isn’t an option)? Why not use something more sustainable like converting the energy your camp fire produces into electrical energy that charges your phone! (more…)

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