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  • 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...

  • Grab a Galaxy Note III from AT&T for $299

    From 6 September, Samsung's Galaxy Note III can be pre-ordered from the US-based telecom AT&T for US$35 monthly or US$299 on a two-year contract. Pre-orders can be done here, and AT&T expects to start shipping said orders from 1 October. The Galaxy Note III is Samsung's latest and (it says) its greatest smartphone. At the IFA launch event held earlier this week, Samsung lifted the steaming lid of gadget deliciousness on three devices, the Note III, Note 10.1 2014 edition and the Galaxy Gear. Smartwatches, we really don't see the point to them. Back to the Note III. While we're yet...

  • The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a 6″ beast and here’s a picture of it

    Nokia's dead right? A forgotten company eaten by the giant Microsoft machine. No, as Microsoft quietly digests Nokia, phones like this, the massive Nokia 1520, leak out of the digital orifices. EVleaks pulled this sneaky shot from the nether and posted it to twitter. Nokia Lumia 1520, 2013 pic.twitter.com/asZhT2YVsH— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 6, 2013 Here's a closeup: Now let's tell you about this phone with a 6-inch display and we reported on it ages ago. The Lumia 1520 was originally called "the bandit" but that's a damn stupid name, 1520 is much better. It sounds enormous. And it is. The 6" display...

  • Apple working on new iPhone with 6″ display, says report

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is currently working on iPhones which have displays ranging from 4.8-inches to 6-inches. This, according to an anonymous source, suggests that Apple's interested in working on a new mobile strategy as competition has become increasingly tougher this year. The source suggests that the same way Apple changed the iPod's line over the years, it's likely to alter its iPhone lineup as well. Starting in 2001 when Apple unveiled the first iPod and then the iPod Nano, it later released the iPod Mini which was followed by the Shuffle and then the Touch. All...

  • Follow the iPhone down the manufacturing rabbit hole [infographic]

    The manufacturing process of something like the iPhone carries a lot of sweat, tears and of course many many jobs. Many of Apple's job creation happens abroad where labour is cheaper though and most of the iPhone's insides come from China, Korea and Taiwan. This infographic via Finances Online points out some interesting stuff about the iPhone's gallant journey. More than 34 million units of iPhone 5 were sold in the first 100 days of its release for instance. The infographic also points out the interesting story where Steve Jobs back in 2007 decided he wants glass screens for...

  • 6 smartwatches you should know about before you buy the Galaxy Gear

    By now most of you will hopefully have heard about the flood of smartwatches hitting the market. You may have heard rumours of the Apple iWatch or perhaps have considered buying one of the models already available. But what is it these watches really do? Why are they considered so smart, and let's be honest, are they as cool as we imagine them to be in our heads? I know you're all hoping you can speak into your watch like you see in the movies, but what is the reality of these devices, and if you're looking to get one,...

  • Nikon’s 13MP Coolpix S02 is ultra tiny

    Nikon isn't going to compete with Sony's quick but effective show last night. Instead it's released a few new imaging devices today -- and one of them is this minuscule camera, the Coolpix S02. Nikon says it's an "inexpensive ultra-mini compact" and for US$179 (R1800), they may be telling the truth. The most important specifications of this 13.2MB camera are its 3x zoom Nikkor lens, a 2.7" touch screen and the chops to record in full 1080p video. Here's the downside: the camera is so compact that the battery and storage is non-removable, therefore neither can be upgraded. Internal memory...

  • Toshiba hatches 8-inch tablet with Bay Trail CPU, Windows 8.1

    At IFA today, Toshiba announced a fresh trio of price-friendly devices including an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, a laptop-tablet hybrid and an exceptionally budget touchscreen laptop. The tablet, dubbed Encore, steals its siblings' limelight for being Toshiba's first 8-inch Windows tablet. Encore The 8-inches of the Toshiba Encore will be fitted with a decent 1280x800 resolution. Using Intel's new Atom Bay Trail CPU, the tablet will be running Windows 8.1 and is also capable of running full desktop apps like those found on Windows 7 and 8. Given this, you get a free copy of Office Home & Student 2013...

  • ASUS announces the ultra-portable, affordable 10.1″ X102BA laptop

    With IFA drawing to a close, ASUS has announced the X102BA which is an affordable 10.1-inch compact laptop that's said to be ultra-responsive as well as ultra-portable with its multitouch display. ASUS markets the X102BA as being geared for work and play and it is definitely aimed at students. Although how "affordable" it will be, we do not know. ASUS hasn't made any details clear on the X102BA's price or availability. But it will come out with the Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed. The X102BA will be available with 2GB/4GB DDR3 RAM and 320GB/500GB hard drive. Furthermore its powered...

  • The most exciting tech gear of 2013 so far [Infographic]

    From the HTC One to Google Chromecast and the Leap Motion controller, this year has seen a range of new interesting innovative gadgets. This infographic from Finances Online puts 2013's popular consumer electronics into some perspective. This year in particular we've seen Google move more and more into the hardware space with the renewed Nexus 7, the Moto X and the media streaming dongle Chromecast. It's also interesting seeing some great smartphones such as the HTC One and the Nokia Lumia 1020 becoming more and more competitive. Then again, the most awesome gadgets are probably still to come. Android 4.4...