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Nexus 6 reportedly will look like oversized Moto X

Published by on Sep 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Google’s next smartphone, the Nexus 6, is almost here. New details from 9to5 Google suggest it’ll come with a QHD display and 13 MP camera. Codenamed Shamu, the Nexus 6 is expected to be built by Motorola and looks quite a bit like the new Moto X. (more…)

Don’t update to iOS 8 just yet

Published by on Sep 25th, 2014, 3 Comments

ios8The early adopting curse has struck again it would seem. Tech experts and just those in the know usually give new devices and software a bit of time to settle in, as it were. Whenever large new software updates hit the shelves the multitudes of early adopters are usually the guinea pigs identifying bugs and other issues. Some early iOS 8 adopters have found a few glaring issues with Apple’s new iOS 8… (more…)

U2 working with Apple on ‘secret project’ to curb piracy

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Legendary rockers, U2, made quite the splash recently thanks to their partnership with Apple. The rollout of their latest album, ‘Songs of Innocence’ that was given away for free to iTunes users, placed them in the spotlight again – even though the reception was less than favourable.

After Tim Cook announced that every iTunes user or iPhone owner will be able to download ‘Songs of Innocence’ for free, the internet and social media exploded with a lot of WTF’s. We get it, not everyone is a U2 fan (except perhaps my dad).

The outcry (dare we say disgust) was so bad, that Apple had to release a support guide to help users get rid of the unwanted U2 album.

However, Apple’s partnership with U2 goes way beyond free albums and awkward finger-fives. It’s also common knowledge that Apple has partnered with U2 frontman, Bono, in the past to collaborate on his (RED) initiative that helps fight HIV/AIDS.

Who can forget the stunning, shiny red Mac Pro Jony Ive designed for the (RED) auction last year.  (more…)

Apple bringing more gifts in October

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

ipad-air-gallery1-2013If the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as the Apple Watch wasn’t enough for you, Apple is poised to release more products somewhere in October. Although the much rumored date of 21st October has been all but shot down, the month still presents many opportunities for Apple to launch their new devices. As you might have guessed by now Apple will be revealing the next installment of their tablet range. (more…)

iPhone sales hit new record: 10 million on opening weekend

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been officially on sales since Friday, and as you would imagine, they are once again selling in their millions. This year they are setting new records with their larger iPhones, with the company reports that it has sold more than 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices in just three days since launch. (more…)

HTC to return to tablets with Google’s Nexus 9

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, 1 Comment

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HTC has been rumoured to be partnering with Google on the next Nexus tablet for a while now, and today we’re hearing more confirmation on that front. It has actually been three full years since the last time we saw a tablet from HTC, and they haven’t made a Nexus device since 2010!

The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that Google has selected HTC over other manufacturers for its upcoming tablet, with HTC executives flying to Google’s Mountain View headquarters to work on the project. (more…)

Sony offers free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus

Published by on Sep 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Something we never grow tired of is free stuff. In the gaming world you will very rarely find something for free (unless you are talking about casual, mobile games), so to see this offer from Sony is great, even if it isn’t for very long.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an offer for gamers that will see free access to the online multiplayer features of PS Plus for all PS4 users for a full weekend from 09.00 on Friday 26th September to 09.00 on Monday 29th September. (more…)

This is what happens when you drop the new iPhone 6, 6 Plus

Published by on Sep 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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We all have that fear of dropping our brand new phones when we get them. At first, we treat our new toys like a newborn baby; cautiously and gentle and heaven forbid we drop them!

However, dropping your phone is an inevitable scenario that will play out sooner or later.

With the spotlight firmly on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it is only natural that testers around the world couldn’t wait to get their hands on them – purely to see how much of a beating Apple’s new devices can take.

The first is a drop test video by Android Authority (yes, it is strange that an Android channel will do an iPhone drop test) that tests the strength and resistance of the two new iPhones.

It’s important to remember that while the new iPhones are larger – 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6 and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus – and they are much thinner, too. As for their weight, the iPhone 6 weighs in at 129 grams and the 6 Plus 172 grams. For comparison, the iPhone 5S weighs 112 grams.

The Android Authority video delivers some surprising results. While it is almost cringeworthy watching this young man dropping the phones (on purpose!), the results made us breathe a sigh of relief.

Surprisingly, both iPhones successfully pass the drop test with just a few minor scrapes and scuff marks.  (more…)

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