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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, 3 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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Apple releases iOS 8.3 with many improvements

Published by on Apr 9th, 2015, No Comments

iOS 8.3The new iOS 8.3 update has a few firsts for Apple. Not only is it the biggest “small” update ever to be released but it is the first time that normal users could form part of the beta testing phase, which is usually reserved for software developers.

There has been a lot more info around the improvements because of this “open” testing cycle, but now we can confirm that iOS 8.3 has been officially released and will be available to all users through the course of the day. Here is a breakdown of the new stuff… (more…)

Microsoft brings over-the-air TV to Xbox One in the US

Published by on Apr 8th, 2015, No Comments

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Just weeks after Sony released its own TV streaming service – PlayStation Vue – Microsoft has fired back with an announcement that the Xbox One will now be capable of over-the-air TV streaming, once paired with two small accessories.

Xbox One users in North America – the United States and Canada – are now able to download over-the-air content from popular networks such as CBS, FOX and NBC without a cable subscription.

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World’s first Apple Watch unboxing?

Published by on Apr 8th, 2015, No Comments

watchYou know that you have a lot of product anticipation if the mere unboxing of the product attracts attention. Time is slowly ticking away towards the official Apple Watch launch on the 24th of April, but one Instagram user appears to have has jumped ahead of the Friday’s online Apple Watch pre-order date with an inside look to the actual packaging… (more…)

Xperia Z4 images leaked

Published by on Apr 7th, 2015, 2 Comments

 

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In what’s quickly becoming another day at the office for Sony, new images of the firm’s upcoming flagship, the Xperia Z4, have been leaked. The images in question reveal the forthcoming smartphone’s frame and home screen.

Judging from the images, the Xperia Z4 continues the design legacy from the prior Z3, and collates with the Xperia Z4 tablet’s design language.

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LG accidentally reveals Apple’s plans for an 8K iMac

Published by on Apr 7th, 2015, 2 Comments

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LG may have just completely jumped the gun and, without realising, revealed Apple’s plans for their next generation iMac – or at least the display part of it.

The details around Apple’s display plans were leaked in a press release by LG that details their new 8K display technology, which they are calling “Quad-Ultra High Definition.”

It was most likely not on purpose (and we’re sure the copy editor in charge of press releases at LG has had a talking to) but the press release that was posted on the company’s website, mentions Apple’s plans for a 8K, high-resolution display in the new iMacs.

As we all know, LG is the display partner for Apple, so it was only natural that they would mention their new technology along with their partners. However, LG certainly didn’t beat around the bush when it came to revealing Apple’s plans.  (more…)

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