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  • 5 nifty tips that make the LG G5 easier to live with

    The LG G5, like every other phone, has its share of problems. Although some of them are game-breakers, most of them can be fixed with a few savvy pointers, changes, and tweaks. Here's a list of the five most annoying things about the LG G5, and how you can fix them in a jiffy. Problem: There's no app tray and it's driving me nuts Solution: Download a new launcher The LG G5 ships without the usual central app tray button, that hides all the apps from the desktop. It's a dumb omission but it can easily be fixed. The solution's as simple as...

  • Defense Grid 2, Peggle among April Xbox Games with Gold

    It's that time again when Microsoft announces its next lot of Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles. Don't get too excited, because unlike last month's fantastic selection, May looks to be a little dull. First up is the sci-fi-based tower defence game on Xbox One, Defence Grid 2. It's an upgrade from its predecessor with new upgrades, units, and a host of features. This title will be available for the whole month of May. Next on the big, black console is Costume Quest 2, which you can download from 16 May until 15 June. This cutesy RPG adventure...

  • 15 glamour shots of AG Mobile and Cassper Nyovest’s AG#HASHTAG [Gallery]

    After receiving the disappointing Ghost last year, we were hoping that AG Mobile could address the issues inherent in its then flagship. The AG#HASHTAG, for all intents and purposes, is the rebuffed Ghost in many ways, but carries a few new distinguishing features. For one, it's probably the reddest phone we've ever had at Gearburn. It's not all candy though. There's an interesting contrast of glossy, metallic rouges on the phone's rim, with a bright stop-sign red on the back. It's quite fetching. Related: Anthony Goodman: AG Mobile’s ‘born to look after the customer’ The phone is also designed in part by...

  • NIS America, Atlus cut publishing ties in Europe thanks to Sega

    It seems that NIS America and Sega's sour relationship has finally boiled over. In an announcement this weekend made by NIS head Takura Yamashita, the company will no longer publish games from Japanese developer Atlus. Atlus was bought out by Sega back in 2013, so one could say that this move was a long-time coming. "Atlus became very picky about selecting the European publishing partner after it was bought by Sega. It always cherry picked its EU publishing partner based on who offered the highest minimum guarantee on a title by title basis. I noticed that it was very difficult for NIS...

  • LG G5 camera review: is this the camera phone for you?

    A lot can be said about the LG G5 -- so much in fact, that we've resorted to splitting up our review into many parts (read the full review here though). Taking a particular look at the phone's cameras -- a feature that LG marked as a USP -- is particularly important. Like Huawei and HTC before it, the company's using two snappers at the back, with a single selfie camera in the front. Three cameras are better than two, right? Well, not totally. As Andy explains, the phone privileges automatic mode over its stellar and far-superior manual mode, which is a...

  • HP announces Z1 G3 workstation, HP RGS remote session software for Mac

    Announced this week, HP Inc. has released a new version of its HP Z1 Workstation system, a series of computers marketed as the "world's first All-in-One workstation." "The innovative Z1 broke new ground for the industry. We listened to our customers and now are delivering the smaller, lighter low-cost model they want," writes director of commercial and retail solutions at HP, Gwen Coble, in a press release to Gearburn. The HP Z1 G3 is apparently 47% smaller and 51% lighter than the original Z1. It features a 23.6-inch anti-glare 4K display, Intel Xeon quad-core CPU, 64GB of ECC RAM, and an...

  • Batman Arkham collection to arrive June 2016, excludes some big games

    The first two entries in the Rocksteady Studios developed Batman Arkham series may soon be headed to Xbox One and PS4 in remastered format, according to Eurogamer. Based on marketing materials leaked to the website, the compilation will include 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, released in 2011. It will also include all DLC add-ons for both games. The package does exclude last years' release of Batman: Arkham Knight, which released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It also excludes Batman: Arkham Origins, which was developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal. It will also, of course, not include Batman: Arkham...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 6 rumour roundup: 5.8-inch screen and 6GB of RAM?

    Now that the initial wave of flagship smartphone launches are done for the year, we eagerly await the next wave of uber-sized phablet devices. Huawei's Mate 8 kicked us off (in South Africa at least), but there's a much older kid on the block due for an upgrade pretty soon -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 6. With that in mind, we take harvest the rumours, official news and word on the street so you don't have to in our rumour roundup. Fake CPU-Z screenshot reveals what could be for Samsung phablet fans -- 18 April Back in 2012, we had no idea that...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: 2017’s iPhone could look a lot like the Galaxy S7

    iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, whatever. All we know is that there's a new iPhone arriving 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 likely to be the new iPhone 7 series. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple is planning an iPhone 6S upgrade, so...

  • Intel’s Apollo Lake platform wants to beef-up, slim down entry PCs

    Intel wants to make sure that your next entry-level PC can hold its own with its newly announced Apollo Lake platform. Unveiled at IDF Shenzen in China this weekend, Intel's looking primarily at the low-cost market, micro PCs, ultra-thin devices and tablets. Apollo Lake is based on a 14nm fabrication process, akin to Intel's flagship Skylake platform. Apollo Lake though wants to makes more USB ports available, improve power usage to performance, and bolt on a new graphics core, taken from Skylake. The platform will use Goldmont CPU cores, and will support up to four cores. Additionally, DDR4 or DDR3 RAM modules...