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  • Run Android on your iPhone with this MESUIT smartphone case

    We've seen an anti-snooping smartphone case in recent days, now we've got another innovative iPhone case on the horizon. The MESUIT case delivers a customised version of Android to your iPhone, coming with its own battery, processor, RAM, dual-SIM slots and other hardware. But instead of a screen, it simply uses the iPhone's display, connecting via the Lightning port. Jiija, the company behind MESUIT, claims that the case reduces the need for carrying two smartphones. "MESUIT is the world's first and only one smart hardware that runs Android OS on iPhones in the form of an app and supports one-key hot swapping. Users...

  • Huawei P9 review: best camera phone of 2016?

    Dual-camera smartphones excite me. It's a rather unique way to overcome the limitations of traditional mobile cameras, while also offering some interesting novel features. The HTC One M8 (review) for instance (while technically having a depth sensor), showed what dual-camera devices could be capable of, offering the ability to have any image you shoot be refocusable. LG took a different route with its dual-camera LG G5 (review) earlier this year though, delivering two cameras that operated independently of one another. Now, Huawei has joined the party with its Huawei P9 flagship, offering two 12MP rear cameras that work together. So did the Chinese...

  • Xbox One 500GB now $249 ‘while stocks last’

    The Xbox One S is scheduled to hit stores next month, while the formidable Scorpio is set to be revealed next year. So it's no surprise to hear that sales of the standard Xbox One model are slowing down in a big way. Now, Microsoft is hoping to deliver a sales boost and clear out stock before the Xbox One S launch, cutting the cost of the 500GB vanilla console to US$249. "Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only US$249 while supplies last," the company said in a press statement. Microsoft also confirmed that...

  • Add the Meizu MX6 to your list of intriguing Chinese phones

    It's understandable that Xiaomi and Huawei get most of the attention when talking about Chinese smartphones. But there are quite a few other notable manufacturers from the country. Meizu is one of these firms, producing some rather slick handsets -- although the Meizu M2 Note is the only one available in South Africa. Now, the company has revealed its latest flagship, dubbed the Meizu MX6. The new handset is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (two A72 cores and eight A53 cores) and 4GB of RAM. Otherwise, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 32GB of expandable storage, a front-mounted fingerprint scanner and...

  • These are 7 cool Android apps you can’t get in the Play Store

    Featuring over a million Android apps, it's hard to argue that Google's Play Store doesn't have something for everyone. In fact, we often find that banned iOS apps get released without issue on Google Play. But did you know there are some interesting Android apps even Google doesn't want on its store? We showcase a few prominent examples. TubeMate Google really doesn't want you to download videos off YouTube. Unless it's via their official Android app (even then, it's only viewable via the app and some videos can't be downloaded), but we digress. For those wanting to download a video permanently (i.e. having...

  • Gorilla Glass 5 to save your phone from high drops?

    Chances are good that you've owned a mobile device with Corning's Gorilla Glass on the front. For the past few years, the company has been manufacturing the protective glass used in scores of smartphones and tablets around the world. In fact, Corning says its glass has been used on over 4.5 billion devices, over 1800 product models and by 40 brands. Now, the company has released its new generation Gorilla Glass 5, offering improved resistance against drops, it claims. Corning cited a study which found that over 85% of smartphone owners dropped their device at least once a year, The study also claimed...

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole special edition pays tribute to the Coon

    South Park: Stick of Truth was one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long time, albeit basic and full of fart jokes. It did hold true to the South Park style of things. This year's installment of the South Park franchise -- The Fractured But Whole -- will likely continue the fart humour, but reintroduces a few new gameplay mechanics, including turn-based combat. And for those who really love South Park, Ubisoft has announced a Special Edition collector's version of the game. The Amazon special bundle will include a steelbook, a game season pass as well as a...

  • Latest No Man’s Sky trailer showcases zany space-fighting mechanics

    The question I've been asking about No Man's Sky is "what exactly do you DO in No Man's Sky?"  The latest trailer series is perhaps Hello Games' answer, showing off what exactly gamers can expect within the game. Now that No Man's Sky is finally out of its development phase and into its final stretch before release in early August, its developer's flaunting its visual splendour and interesting gaming mechanics, including a dog-fighting sequence. If you've ever wanted to shoot down spaceships in a game that didn't have a Han Solo in it, this seems like the ticket. So far, the video...

  • The cancelled 3D Touch-toting Lumia McLaren gets full review

    Microsoft and Nokia's cancelled Lumia McLaren handset is perhaps one of the most disappointing stories in the history of the Windows Phone platform. You know, aside from the platform's lack of success in general. Cancelled just a few months before its late 2014 release, the McLaren offered an innovative 3D Touch feature that was unlike anything we've ever seen on a mobile device since. While Apple's take on 3D Touch required users to press down on the screen, leaks and video footage showed that the McLaren's take required users to hover their finger over the display instead. Now, Windows Central has managed...

  • Klocki and Arkham Underworld: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. Looking to get your mobile game on? We've got four decent picks for you this week. Notable titles this week include Batman: Arkham Underworld and a head-scratcher in the form of Klocki. Disney Emoji Blitz (free - Android, iOS) One of the more prominent games this week (aside from Pokemon Go) is a standard match-three puzzle title from Disney. The title has you matching various Disney emoji pieces with each other, but also delivers power-ups and...