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  • 5 features we’d love to see on the Sony Xperia Z5

    “Yes Sony, we know that the Sony Xperia Z4 isn’t coming to South Africa, or any other country outside of Japan for that matter. That’s okay, because frankly, it’s not much of an upgrade anyway.” That was my initial impression when perusing the Sony Xperia Z4’s spec sheet. After the dense rug of secrecy was finally lifted this winter, I was particularly annoyed at the mild upgrade the company has given the Z3. There are rumours that the Sony Xperia Z4 will be exclusive to Japan though, and won’t be sailing to other parts of the world. Outside sources suggest that...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: Apple gets flexible

    iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, whatever. All we know is that an upgraded iPhone is coming later this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn’t small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan’s squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That’s why we’ve decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likened to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Of course, there’s no real way to know in all certainty that Apple is planning an iPhone 6...

  • Microsoft reintroduces ‘Solitaire’ to latest Windows 10 build

    Procrastinators, listen up. If you were gravely saddened by Microsoft‘s hasty removal of the much loved Solitaire suite from Windows 8, the company has (finally) felt your pain. A new tweet, initially spotted by The Verge, has revealed that Redmond will be returning Solitaire to its rightful, pre-installed place in the Windows 10 ecosystem. Although the game was previously available for those scouring the Windows Store, not everyone using Windows understood how to access these apps. Spotted by Irish gaming developer on Twitter, Steven Troughton-Smith (who has been giving the internet a run down of new features on the latest Windows 10 build),...

  • Possible Microsoft Lumia flagship hinted with 5.7-inch 1080p screen

    We’re not too sure what to make of AdDuplex‘s most recent blog post. The company’s monthly Phone Statistics Report — which garners information taken from Windows Phone devices — sheds some light on a new Microsoft Lumia device boasting a 1080p 5.7-inch screen, which may or may not be the Lumia flagship we’ve been waiting for. Such a large 1080p screen isn’t unheard of in a mid-range device — just ask Huawei or Samsung — but it does seem a bit weak, considering that it is the first Microsoft-branded Lumia flagship we’ll see launched. The timing of the news, however, is extremely...

  • ‘Pillars of Eternity’ review: vivid, vast, visceral

    Obsidian Entertainment’s games have always been known for their vividly elaborate plots and immense settings (Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2). Its latest title, Pillars of Eternity, is every bit as vast and intricate and has a depth that can rival any game. It is the kind of artwork that an artist would consider as one of his most remarkable creations, a work true to his own soul. This real time strategy fantasy RPG is as unforgiving as it is rewarding and it juggles these two concepts like a carnie veteran. In its epic 50-80 hour saga the effects of...

  • Ware of the Week: Button Savior

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we profile an app that allowed me to use a phone with broken hardware buttons — Button Savior. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: ShedAlert load shedding alerts I wouldn’t really call Button Savior a new app. After prowling the Android landscape for nearly five years, it has garnered a good reputation as one of those apps you definitely don’t want...

  • 5 reasons why the Apple Watch is completely worthless

    We hear people raving about the Apple Watch every day, so it’s probably about time for a good old-fashioned rant from a devil’s advocate! For starters, Apple’s smart watch is neat, but that might be the only thing it’s got going for it. If the product’s intended function is providing you with around-the-clock health information, then there are a lot of roadblocks that need to be addressed. Here are five! 1. Battery life is about as terrible as you’d expect Regular use will provide you with up to 18 hours of battery life, but demanding apps — which, let’s face it, we all...

  • Nintendo to offer black ‘Splatoon’ Premium Pack bundle come 19 June

    We’re all waiting patiently for Splatoon coming a little later next month, but Nintendo South Africa has plans to bolster sales of the game and its Wii U console well after its 29 May release date. Nintendo has announced that it will be offering a Nintendo Wii U Splatoon Premium Pack bundle, available from 19 June. “This inkredible bundle includes a disc copy of Splatoon alongside a black premium Wii U console with 32GB* of storage, plus a black Wii U GamePad controller,” jovially notes the presser. If you’re not quite sure what Splatoon is, or what it’s a big deal...

  • Nvidia GTX 980 Ti coming in May, GTX 980 ‘Metal’ edition to follow

    If you’re in the market for a graphics card upgrade, you can look forward to lush summer, thanks to Nvidia (and hopefully AMD fairly soon). The company is reportedly launching its GTX 980 Ti in May, and will line up as lieutenant behind the general GTX Titan X, this all according to a Chinese source. With that said, the GTX 980 Ti will be looking at a release window between 16 and 26 May and like its big brother, it will be based on the GM200 graphics core platform. This means, the GPU will sport 3072 stream processors, 192 texture units,...

  • 15 epic free games you should definitely try

    We live in a glorious age, where big developers are now making free games. For those who can’t afford to purchase a new AAA title each month, fear not, there are plenty of great games available for you to play across multiple platforms for no more than the electricity to boot that machine. PC gamers, rejoice. Yes, not only are you the master race of gamers, but your selection of free games is the largest, however free-to-play games can now also be found on consoles. And if that isn’t all, Android and iOS also get some love, so the free gaming...

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