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Danny Greeff
Having dabbled in graphic design, mobile and online media, Danny is now the client services director at Hitch Digital, a new full-service digital agency based in Cape Town. An absolute Internet and gadget junkie, Danny enjoys normal things too; like good music, Tabasco sauce, high CTR’s and effective minimalist user interfaces.
  • 5 big tech predictions for 2014

    In terms of tech innovation, 2013 was a pretty strong year. Sony showed us what it had up its sleeves with its newest console, Apple teased us with biometric recognition built into the iPhone 5S and the age of cryptocurrencies finally made its way onto the mainstream with unrivaled coverage throughout the year. So here we are now, a few days into the brand new year that is 2014. What will this new year bring for us? Here are my five predictions: Oculus Rift is going to be huge I learnt about the Oculus Rift in mid-2013 and have been absolutely...

  • The 10 most excellent iOS games of 2013

    Looking back on the last three hundred odd days though, We all have a tendency to start compiling lists. With such a stressful year, I found myself turning to a lot of games to pass time and de-stress, so here are my top 10 iOS games for 2013. Before I begin, I have to mention that this list is a combination of Apple’s results and my own choices. Also, not all of these came out in 2013, but I played them throughout the year, so that’s why they made the list. Ridiculous Fishing Ridiculously original and addictive, the title says it all...

  • 6 (almost) wireless solutions for your home theater PC

    If your home theatre setup was a human body, the cables would surely be the veins. Silent and without question, constantly working to transport electricity, content, signal and broadband between the various vital organs of your custom and complex entertainment ecosystem. Cords of varying thickness, colour and type, all collected and connected, to make sure everything works as it should. The only problem with equating a home theatre system to a human body is that with the body, the veins are for the most part out of sight and not going to trip you or start a small fire...

  • Uber review: just about the best damn taxi service ever

    Traveling from South Africa to first world countries always opens my eyes to the vast chasm that exists between the way things are and how they should be. This is not an entirely negative sentiment mind you; I always find that basic things like food and accommodation are a lot more affordable here (and in most countries considered to be third world), as is entertainment and alcohol, which is a very good thing for all of us, first world residents included. One thing that always strikes me though is the public transport systems and infrastructure abroad versus home. There, the...

  • 10 apps that look amazing in iOS 7

    The recent release of Apple’s freshly overhauled iOS 7 has been a breath of fresh air to most users who felt like the company had lost what made it special. To me, it feels like I’m using a completely new phone and my faith has been restored in the rigid ecosystem that is Apple. But aside from the big update to the OS, Apple fans everywhere were frothing for compulsory updates from our favourite developers who, in an effort to stay on top of their respective fields had to, for lack of a better phrase, adapt or die. Here...

  • Zombies, Run! review: the fitness app featuring the threat of the undead

    Regular readers of my articles will know that I am a little obsessed with running, so much so that I have tried and reviewed nearly every decent running app on the App Store. After a while I figured out that I’d gone through all of them and after the App Deathmatch between Nike+ and Runkeeper, I decided to give it a rest on the fitness front and focus on other areas of the App Store, like games and productivity. Nike+ moved onto my app dock and I used it religiously for the next few months. Then winter hit Cape Town...

  • 20 classic keyboard shortcuts for PC that everyone should know

    I was born in the eighties, eighty-five to be exact (yes, I am very aware of the fact that thirty is not very far away). This means that alongside the five years I spent being subconsciously influenced by awesome music and questionable fashion choices, I am a child of the nineties. I spent my afternoons watching Ninja Turtles, combing my hair into a middle-path style and cursing under my breath every time I stepped on an upturned piece of Lego. The nineties was also a time when we were all introduced to the home PC. I remember it well, the...

  • LIMBO for iOS review: shadow play

    Ever since I devoured Superbrothers: Swords & Sorcery on iOS, I’ve been on the look out for games that not only feel amazing on mobile devices in terms of playability, but also stick with me long after my phone has returned to my pocket. I’ll be honest and say that before I stumbled onto Badland by Frogmind, nothing really stuck with me and the games folders on both my iOS devices were empty for a long time. After finishing Badland, I was hungry, I needed more of that addictive gameplay, and so I searched. The first thing that struck me...

  • 3 top remote control options for XBMC

    Let me start off by saying that since I discovered XBMC, my life has changed. I spend nearly every free minute I have reading up on new plugins that have launched and watching video tutorials on how to hack it to do almost anything I want it to. I also find that I spend more time thinking about how to further streamline my budding home HPTC setup. You know, from things like wireless HDMI systems to minimize the clutter around my TV, to building custom housings for any new external storage units that I might buy in the next...

  • SnappyCam Pro review: a faster, better camera for iOS

    About three months ago, after years of waiting for the right time in our lives, my wife and I became the proud ‘parents’ of two Jack Russell puppies. Born on the same day and from a litter of three, Lily and Skipper are the most adorable little animals that I’ve ever seen, and this is immediately apparent if you look through camera roll on my iPhone.  Right now, out of the measly 16 gigs available to me on the device, just under 10 consists of pictures and videos of the little critters. If you’ve ever had the wonderful experience of...

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