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This HTC One M9 concept is stunning!

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 2 Comments

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The mobile industry is going into a bit of a lull over the next couple of months. IFA 2014 is now over as well as Apple’s launch of its latest flagship. So what’s next?

We have just reviewed the HTC One M8 and think it a cracker of a device. Unfortunately we had to wait a while for it to launch on our shores, which means it is almost 6 months old. As you might have gathered from the latest devices and launch cycles, the world has pretty much moved on from the “one flagship a year” business (especially Sony). (more…)

HTC’s “Double Exposure” event to take place on the 8th of October

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, No Comments

HTC OneSo September the 9th has come and gone and the tech world is already preparing for the next big launch. Obviously the ball is now back in the Andriod court and HTC will have the first swing. Their event will take place on the 8th of October in New York City and is titled “Double Exposure”. Quite obviously the name refers to the current HTC One M8′s dual camera system and the future applications thereof. We are not yet quite sure what HTC will present but we can speculate… (more…)

Apple’s iPhone design history

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 1 Comment

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With hype starting to die down after the Apple Live launch event on Tuesday, we have all had some time to digest what has been announced and what it means to the market.

The highly anticipated iPhone 6 has been launched and Apple have finally embraced the worldwide trend of ever bigger smartphones. That got me thinking: “How far has the iPhone come since the original?”

Let us start with the first of its kind, the original iPhone. (more…)

Interesting Apple Watch Apps

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, No Comments

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With the launch of Apple’s smartwatch, called the Apple Watch, many people think it’s the smartwatch we have all been waiting for. While we may or may not agree (until we get our hands on it), the device is very Apple-esque.

There are a couple of companies jumping onto the bandwagon and it seems like we may be seeing some interesting apps on the Apple Watch that hasn’t been mentioned for Android Wear or any other wearable platform. Let’s take a look at a couple of them. (more…)

Competition: 2 x Alcatel Onetouch Idol Alphas Giveaway (Update: Closed)

Published by on Sep 10th, 2014, 86 Comments

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Update: Thanks to all you wonderful people who entered. The winners have been announced and contacted. It was highly successful and because of this we will be launching another competition very soon!

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 two of the Alcatel flagships to our readers (see the rules below), in partnership with Alcatel SA. (more…)

Apple Pay – All you need to know

Published by on Sep 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Apple really hit it out of the park with their event last night. Along with finally announcing the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the swoon-worthy Apple Watch, the company also announced an all new service that will allow for mobile payments called Apple Pay.

Apple Pay is a mobile payment platform, that will in essence, allow you to make payments straight from your iPhone through the Apple Pay service.

The main goal with Apple Pay, as Tim Cook announced last night, is to make credit and debit card payments more secure – and of course easier and more efficient.

Cook started by saying that their goal is to eliminate the ‘fairly antiquated’ process of paying by card. He emphasized the fact that current credit or debit card payments are not as secure as we think. Magnetic strip cards are outdated and highly susceptible to fraud. While most of us have a chip card nowadays, these are also not as secure as they should be.

That is why the safest, most secure and most streamlined way of paying is mobile payments. As Cook said, with the current way of paying with physical credit cards, we are “totally reliant on exposed numbers”.

Apple Pay incorporates NFC technology to make the payments more secure. But besides the inner workings of Apple Pay, how it works (in layman’s terms to you and me) is quite simple.  (more…)

Apple reveals its first wearable: Apple Watch (video)

Published by on Sep 10th, 2014, No Comments

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We were absolutely ecstatic to hear those immortal word once again: “One more thing…”

Expectation are always high when Apple dives into a new market segment, and this time was no different. What wasn’t expected however, was the name Apple chose for the device. It’s called the Apple Watch – no iWatch monikers here. (more…)

U2 releases free album on iTunes

Published by on Sep 10th, 2014, No Comments

U2 AppleOK, so everybody can breath again. Apple day is over, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been announced alongside the really good looking Apple Watch. You have to say since the passing of Steve Jobs, the annual Apple event has lost some of its charm and excitement. Not that Tim Cook isn’t good at hosting the show, he just isn’t Steve Jobs. So to make things more exciting and to cap of last night’s evening Apple had “one more thing” to share with the audience, U2, and they came bearing gifts… (more…)

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