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Adobe Lightroom photo editing comes to Android

Published by on Jan 15th, 2015, No Comments

Lightroom2Long gone is the idea of only editing your photos once you get home to your desktop PC or forking out wads of cash for a powerful laptop. Professional mobile photo editing is an essential tool to professionals and even enthusiasts. Last year Adobe brought a version of its Lightroom photo-editing software to the iPad enabling on-the-go editing without pulling out the old PC or laptop. Now a version of the app is ready for Android devices and it brings all of the key features from the iOS version to those handsets running Google’s mobile OS. (more…)

Is Apple taking on GoPro?

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 2 Comments

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GoPro might have some serious competition in the very near future. And by serious we mean really serious, as their competition could be coming from the biggest company in the world; Apple.

And just what is it that Apple is planning on tackling next? Action cameras of course. And it’s just there were the headache for GoPro is sure to start.

As of yesterday, Apple are now the owners of a patent for a ‘remote controlled action camera’, which, according to various sources will be in direct competition with GoPro’s flagship Hero cameras.  (more…)

Sony might sell their mobile business

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 5 Comments

Sony-no-QuadBusiness isn’t looking too good at Sony right now. The company’s own forecasts show that they will make a 230 billion yen (R 22.65 billion) net loss for the financial year ending in March. Even though the PlayStation 4 is selling by the truckload, difficulties in other divisions are putting strain on the bottom line of the Japanese tech giant. After selling its Vaio laptop business to Japan Industrial Partners last year, the company is reportedly considering future offloads of other businesses. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6’s TouchWiz to be much sleeker

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 1 Comment

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We can’t express how happy we are to hear this news. If you have followed us for some time or read our reviews about Samsung products, the overall feeling can be summarised as ‘a good device with bad software.’ We have been calling for Samsung to make changes to TouchWiz for years, and it seems like we may finally be granted our wish. (more…)

We’re doomed! Sharks are eating the internet! (video)

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 1 Comment

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These sharks are truly getting out of hand. First they threatened the west coast of the United States in a giant tornado, and now they are targeting innocent people’s Facebook status updates by attacking the internet, of all things! (more…)

World’s craziest Rubik’s Cube (17x17x17) solved in under 8 hours

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, No Comments

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Many people see the Rubik’s Cube as a symbol of hours wasted in feeble attempts to solve it. I actual fact, anyone can learn with some easy to remember algorithms. Of course, when people start mastering it they want to take it to the extreme.

Kenneth Brandon is a YouTuber that has become famous for his puzzle solving capabilities, but more specifically in solving the Rubik’s Cube and all its spinoffs. In 2011, Oskar van Deventer designed a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube which he called the “Over the Top Rubik’s Cube”, and in November last year Kenneth took on the challenge. Because this cube needs to be 3D printed, it costs in excess of $1000 because of the materials needed. It is the world’s largest in terms of squares per side.

According to Brandon, solving the 17x17x17 “isn’t that hard” if you’re capable of solving the more standard 3x3x3 or 5x5x5 cubes. It is, however, “very, very tedious.” He created two videos of the solution of the cube: a 6 minute time-lapse as well as the entire solve, which took nearly 8 hours. (more…)

Is a new Age of Empires game in the making?

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 2 Comments

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If you get the same nostalgia thinking about the first two Age of Empires games as we do, you grew up a golden age of real time strategy games. We spent countless hours building and destroying walls, decimating enemy armies and gathering those precious resources which made it all possible. (more…)

‘Je Suis Charlie’ app launched in App Store thanks to Tim Cook

Published by on Jan 13th, 2015, No Comments

Je Suis Charlie

The world is still reeling from the horrific terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week.

Two masked gunmen entered the offices of the controversial magazine on Wednesday last week and brutally shot and killed 11 of the magazine’s employees.

Following the attack, millions of Parisians, French people and other all across the globe showed their support for freedom of speech and stood in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo – condemning the attack with the hashtag #jesuischarlie

Je suis Charlie translates to ‘I am Charlie’ in English. A powerful message clearing stating that anyone bearing the words ‘je suis Charlie’ are standing in solidarity with the magazine, as they, too are Charlie.

Of course, in our day and age, with social media being at the forefront of breaking, international events, it came as no surprise that such a powerful slogan was transformed into a hashtag that went viral. But the je suis Charlie slogan didn’t only spawn a powerful hashtag, it also spawned an app.  (more…)

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