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  • 8 reasons why iOS 7 is the freshest fruit from Apple yet

    Of all the announcements made at this year’s WWDC, the launch of the hotly anticipated and much-needed refresh of iOS was definitely the most important part of the event. It’s no joke that Apple’s mobile operating system was in dire need of an upgrade, especially with all the Android fan boys constantly boasting about how superior their systems were when Apple folk complained about the various shortcomings and lackluster performance of current versions. So while we wait for the autumn release date, let’s check out at eight of the new features we can look forward to. The keynote in full Control...

  • Want a 5.7-inch ‘iPhablet’? Apple’s reportedly on the case

    Apple’s no longer fighting for relevancy, but for innovation. Since the first iPhone, Apple hasn’t altered the size of its near-legendary smartphone, save for the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen of course. That’s all about to change as Reuters reports that Apple is “exploring launching iPhone with bigger screens as well as cheaper models in a range of colours, over the next year.” Four people who are close to the source (those are the best kind of people) have said that Apple wants to ape the success of Samsung who’ve successfully cornered the Phablet market. Apple’s plans are to expand its...

  • Japan cures parking ills with underground storage tube for bikes

    Japan is probably where most great ideas are born. From a 300MPH floating train recently to the PS4– it all seems out of this world. In a video recently uploaded by Culture Japan on YouTube, presenter Danny Choo (aka tokyostormtrooper) shows us Japan’s newest solution to its overcrowded cities– a parking tube that stores bicycles in the subterranean depths of the earth. The company behind this valet, Eco-Cycle, made the process incredibly simple for cyclists. He/she can simply scoot a bicycle into a well-defined area where it is then whisked underground by the tube machine. Your RFID-tagged bicycle will...

  • PS4 pre-orders popup on Amazon, is US$0.03 cheaper

    Right now, you can pre-order Sony’s PS4 from Amazon.com for the bargain price of US$399.96. That’s a US$0.03 saving so you better act now before Amazon takes this special gift away from us. Right here, right over here is the place you need to be if you want a PS4 before the unwashed masses get their sticky hands on it. There’s the Standard and Launch edition of the PS4, with the latter almost instantly selling out as it hit Amazon. Don’t worry about the difference between each edition or as Amazon puts it, “the standard version of the PlayStation 4 is...

  • 3 must-have minimalist Android apps

    Since I’ve been using Android, and trying to encourage other people to use it, I’ve waxed lyrical about the customisability and open nature of the OS. The sheer number of options available to Android user when it comes to setting up a device exactly to their individual needs is seemingly endless. I’ve tried most of the major launchers, Twitter and Facebook clients, as well as the keyboards. I’ve tried these not out of need, but more out of curiosity, more out of trying to find the best setup for my phone. Then something strange happened: all the choice became overwhelming....

  • ‘Stick with Xbox 360′ says Microsoft to offline masses

    Microsoft is not endearing itself to the fans. First it confuses with its bewildering second-hand games policies for the Xbox One, and now it’s telling fans to “stick with the Xbox 360 if you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device.” It feels like one of those joke interviews, but it’s very real and Microsoft’s top executive Don Mattrick shares his thoughts on the (now deserved) Xbox One bashing at this years E3. Microsoft has chutzpah, we’ll give it that. The YouTube interview comes to us via Reddit where the users of the world’s most insane source...

  • Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S4 Zoom with 16MP camera

    Samsung just unveiled the new S4-variant namely the S4 Galaxy Zoom. Samsung seems to be on a spin-off spree after releasing more and more models based on the original flagship S4. As you’d expect, the main feature of the S4 Zoom is its camera. This smartphone packs a massive 16-megapixels and a 10x optimal lens. On the aesthetic side of things, the Zoom looks like a fusion between the white S4 Mini and a small silver digital camera lens at the back. On top of the massive camera, the Zoom also hosts specs very similar to the Mini. The...

  • Google Glass undergoes surgery and shows it has guts

    Yes, the very rare and expensive Google Glass has been given a thorough shakedown. Star Simpson and Scott Torborg are both former students at MIT and have been overcome by their curiosity to dissect Google’s popular head-computer. In the introduction of their post the teams states the following: “Growing up on a rich diet of dystopian tech fiction, we were filled with both intrigue and concern about Glass and decided to take our model apart to bring you a detailed view into the electronics guts of the device.” Google Glass is entering (very slowly at that) our dear world in...

  • The games of Xbox One at E3: teaching a new dog old tricks

    The Xbox One press conference was solid, if not exactly wowing. Furthermore, it was punctuated by two audio hiccups that left the publishing giants red-faced. But there were also thirteen exclusive titles for the Xbox One on show, and three games coming to the Xbox 360 later this year. Moreover, Microsoft unveiled a redesigned Xbox 360 that mirrors its upcoming bigger brother. It’s on sale today, but we’re here to chat about the new Xbox One games of this year’s E3. The Microsoft press conference was focused on AAA-titles that’ll sell by the boatload and outside of the odd...

  • Gamers rejoice: PS4 is a self-publishing platform for indie studios

    Where would we be without Braid, Minecraft, Castle Crashers and the thousands of indie titles that compel the gaming industry to think outside of the blueprint? We’d be up shit creek without a paddle, that’s where we’d be — indie titles like the ones we mentioned above are the touchstone of gaming culture and the PS4 is going to allow indie studios to self-publish games says : it’s a huge advantage over the Xbox One which won’t allow self-published titles according to a report by Kotaku.com. Microsoft and Nintendo, shame on you. Give the underdogs a chance. At the PS4...

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