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  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: what if the iPhone had a Samsung-like Edge?

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr 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...

  • ‘Need For Speed’ trailer is here, full reveal scheduled for E3 2015

    After Electronic Arts published a teaser image of what could've been a new Need For Speed game, the company has finally spilled the beans. We will indeed see a reboot of the Need For Speed franchise coming later this year. And with the beans, we now have a trailer. Read more: EA teases new ‘Need for Speed’ screen It's possibly the shakiest trailer we've ever seen, but all footage was recorded in-game, which does make it all the more thrilling. Ben Walke, EA's community manager, is also promising "rich customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative," which...

  • Mozilla to bring sponsored ‘Suggested Tiles’ to Firefox tab page

    We understand that non-profit internet companies like Mozilla need to accrue funds in as many ways as possible, but its new ploy might be a little too far a step for savvy and loyal Firefox fans. The company is this week debuting its Suggested Tiles feature in the upcoming version of Firefox Beta, which will allow advertisers to claim real estate on the browser's new tab pages. But unlike Directory Pages, Suggested Tiles looks at the browser's history, and cherry picks from those entries. In reality, if you happen to be a fan of LOLCats and browse Wikipedia pages centering on...

  • Oculus issues press invitations for 11 June event

    Virtual reality technology has suddenly leaped into the public eye again this month, with announcements that the Oculus Rift is scheduled to arrive in stores in Q1 2016. On the back of this though, the Facebook-owned VR company has sent out press invitations to an event taking place on 11 June (and yes, the invitation is really, really dark). What is it all about? It seems that the company might be ready to reveal its consumer version of the Rift a lot sooner than first thought. The invitation, which is not as coy as those from Huawei and Apple, notes that...

  • NAG Magazine bids adieu to SA gamers after 17 years

    NAG Magazine, one of South Africa's most widely read gaming print publications and the last of a dying breed, is calling it a day after 17 years in the industry. This comes amid slowing print sales and drooping appeal for print media advertising. "The print industry is diminishing quickly and because NAG speaks to a very connected, early adopting reader it has seen a faster than predicted drop-off in advertising and readers," notes Michael James, NAG Magazine publisher on the company's website. "We’re kind of in the middle of a storm of fewer people buying magazines, fewer companies spending money on...

  • Telkom expands LTE-A network to 22 more South African suburbs

    Telkom has today announced that it's expanding its LTE-A (or LTE-Advanced) network to 22 more suburbs across the country, which will mean even faster data access to those in these zones. LTE-A has theoretical speeds of 1Gbps, but Telkom had demonstrated that over 380Mbps is achievable at present. That's pretty fast when compared to copper fixed-line internet speeds. Telkom notes that it's comparable to fibre connections, which it has also begun rolling out to select suburbs. If you're wondering if you're lucky enough to fall within these zones, have a look at the suburb break down below. Gauteng: Carlswald, Highveld, Halfway Gardens, Houghton...

  • Win one of two limited edition iPhone 6 Houdt covers [competition]

    Today's tech users want to be the trendiest kids on the block, and who can blame them? With the plethora of accessories available for smartphones, emblazoning your device with your own special character isn't a difficult thing. A company that makes this especially popular with its wooden products is Houdt. The South African artisan accessories crafter has been in the game for a while now, making some pretty awesome wooden wonders, from headphone to smartphone covers, and as it happens, we have exclusive iPhone 6 Houdt smartphone covers to give away. Read more: Houdt flaunts snazzy, exclusive custom covers for iPhone...

  • Patch Tuesday May 2015: Internet Explorer is this month’s problem child [update]

    Update (16 May): It seems that the relatively uneventful May Patch Tuesday updates have sprung a last minute surprise, mainly courtesy of KB3046002, which causes 64-bit Windows 7 machines to hang after installation. Typical. Although it might seem like a massive issue, the update itself addresses a Microsoft Journal issue. But there is a fix. WindowsITPro suggests cutting power to the PC in question mid-install, which should get the cranks moving again. As it turns out, it seems that the update just doesn't call home to Microsoft to tell it that it has installed properly, hence the hang. There hasn't been any...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ‘Iron Man’ edition officially teased

    Selling smartphones on merit nowadays must be more tricky than it seems. Samsung has officially teased a version of its Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship that will feature Iron Man insignia in some way, shape or form. It's all pretty much still up in the air as to what the Korean manufacuturer is planning, but chances are that we're getting a superhero smartphone sometime "soon". The tweet reads as follows: Coming Soon (*Detailed availability in markets may differ by region) pic.twitter.com/oseZi3fOKn — Samsung Electronics (@SamsungTMRW) May 15, 2015 Excited? We bet you are. It seems that Samsung and Marvel will be looking at a more...

  • Xbox One trumps PlayStation 4 in US sales race for April

    Here's an incredible little turn up for the books in the lead-up to E3 2015, especially if you're on the greener side of the fence (pun intended in this case). Microsoft's straggler, the Xbox One, has finally outsold its PlayStation 4 competition in the United States in the month of April, which ends a long streak for Sony and its gaming machine. As the NPD report would have it, it wasn't because the Xbox One reinvented itself -- it's primarily thanks to Mortal Kombat X, which led software sales. There was an absence of exclusive title launches during this time too,...