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  • How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote live stream on Windows, Android [update]

    Update: Our WWDC live blog is now in progress. Follow it here. Apple's conferences are always special events, but it's a real pity that the company hates alternative platforms. If you happen to be running Windows, Android, Linux or anything that isn't associated with fruit, you'll be fresh out of luck if you fancy watching tonight's WWDC 2015 keynote. Or are you? If you're running iOS or OS X on an Apple product, watching the event, kicking off at 7pm South African Standard time, is as simple as hitting up Apple's site and streaming it there. For streaming to function correctly though,...

  • New Macbook Pro, 5K iMac Retina now available in South Africa

    Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina and iMac 27-inch Retina models are now available in South Africa, today revealed the company's primary South African importer, Core Group. The updated MacBook Pro boasts a 15-inch Retina-grade screen and boasts new features we've seen revealed by Apple earlier this year. These include Force Touch enabled track pad, "longer battery life and faster discrete graphics" which should make it a more attractive proposition for content creators. Flash storage speed also gets a bump, with Apple claiming that it's now 2.5 times swifter than before. The iMac on the other hand is a stately behemoth. It's...

  • 5 quick and nifty Apple iPad tricks

    There is something to be said for the ease and simplicity of use of Apple products. Most of the time, they just offer elegant and extremely user friendly solutions. Here are five useful tricks to enhance your experience with the Apple iPad. 1. Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPad Find my iPad is now enabled by default (during the initial setup process), rather than asking users to enable it manually. This is a very useful feature when you’ve lost or misplaced your iPad. Set up a free iCloud account and you will be able to locate,...

  • Apple Watch Sport now available in South Africa, will cost R10k

    Takealot has announced that it will be the first retailer in South Africa to stock the Apple Watch, which has been available in major markets for a few weeks now. Joining the likes of the US, UK, Australia and Japan, the Apple Watch will retail on Takealot for a rather hefty R10 000. Considering that the Watch retails for US$349 in the States, early adopters will have to count many many pennies down south. Read more: Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker "We are very pleased to be the first retailer in the country to offer the...

  • Is the Apple Watch a crazy fad or the next iPad?

    On 10 April, the Apple Watch became available for preorder and within the day, an estimated one million people purchased the tech accessory. By comparison, it took more than two months for Apple to sell one million iPhones — a product that everyone seems to own today. Looking at the early numbers, it’s safe to say that Apple is going to redefine and take the lead in the wearables market — like it did with the computer, music, and mobile markets. The stylish wearable is set to outperform fitness trackers from Nike and Jawbone, which collectively sold 3.3-million units between...

  • New Apple MacBook arrives in South Africa with pricing details [update]

    Update: The new Apple MacBook range is now available for preorder on the iStore website. It's always good to gain word of a new product's imminent arriving in South Africa, but more often than not, Apple products seem to take that much longer than its rivals' offerings. After what has been just a few weeks since its March launch, Apple's South African importer Core has announced that the new 12-inch MacBook will be "available for in-store preview in Apple Premium Resellers on Friday, 8 May 2015." These resellers include Digicape and the iStore, but note, the device will not be available...

  • Next Apple TV to boast swanky remote with touch controls

    The previous Apple TV remote was sleek, simple and managed to give even a remote sex appeal. Now there are whispers online and from institutions like the New York Times, reporting that Apple will launch a new Apple TV complete with a larger, more advanced remote fairly soon. A bit of a reverse on Apple's usual attempts to be thinner than any catwalk could imagine, it's thicker; giving the user a better grip when in use. It's also more difficult to lose. It's a refreshing backtrack when compared to Apple TV's previous release, which clearly suggests that the company's interested in...

  • Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ to feature larger screen, Force Touch support

    Although it seems that the time for Apple's sweetheart has long gone, the company hasn't fully given up on its iPad tablet just yet. The device that single-handedly ended the reign of netbooks and thrust the important of tablets in consumers faces has been battered by the tremendous sales figures of the iPhone. Even if the current crop of iPads have sold a paltry collective of 12.2-million units, there might be another device on the cards. AppleInsider has gained word of a new device, boasting a much larger screen, Bluetooth-based accessories and a few features lifted from the company's new...

  • Beautiful destruction: Apple Watch Sport is torn apart by iFixit

    It was bound to happen at some point. The US$349 Apple Watch Sport has been spotted on iFixit's testing table -- legendary pickers apart of devices big and small -- and subsequently stripped component by component to reveals its innards. But is there anything strange to report? It doesn't seem so. The teardown was relatively simple according to the iFixit team, with a few hair-raising moments. "Disconnecting the display isn't easy, as the display cables are trapped under a springy bracket," notes the mad scientist when the rear plate was removed. Apple also adds a few gold embellishments in the Sport, perhaps...

  • 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...