Android, Applications, Reviews

Tweedle review: Android’s hottest Twitter app

lead image for tweedle Twitter clients on Android have been popping up like wildfire. Some of these apps operate in unique ways, most look amazing, yet there is only one I use. Tweedle for Twitter is developed by Handlerexploit and gives a minimalist alternative to a market crammed full of feature-rich clients. This doesn’t mean that Tweedle doesn’t have everything you need, and more, because it certainly does. Minimal is good Before looking at what the app provides, it’s important to establish what you need from ...

Car Tech, News

Audi sheds light with Matrix LED headlamps

image of Audi’s new LED Picture this: you're driving at night on a long and rather pleasant section of deserted road, and all of a sudden some character drives past thinking you have super vision and won't be blinded by their car's brights. Happens all the time, right? Audi has set about to put an end to this... although it has to get past America to do it. The LED headlight is practically Audi's trademark. Each of its cars have their own signature design, which shows ...

Android, HP, Tablets

HP Slate 7 is a $169 seven-inch tablet pitched for glory

hp-slate-7 Well done HP, a seven-inch Android tablet for US$169. Now this is innovation. It’s got Beats audio, Jellybean, access to Google Play, a 1.6Ghz CPU and loads to prove. HP even calls it a "compelling entry point” for those desperate to get into the tablet action. Eyes on the Nexus 7 The cheapest, and best sub-US$200 Android tablet before HP’s Slate 7 was the Nexus 7. But the Slate 7 is "fast and responsive” says the HP press garbage, this remains ...

Android, hands on, News, Reviews

Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on review: possibly the world’s fastest phone

AscendP2-HandsOn-02-900-75 Last year Huawei gave us the world's slimmest and the world's most powerful smartphones in the form of the Ascend P1 S and Ascend D Quad, and now the Huawei Ascend P2 has stolen the "world's fastest smartphone" crown. In short, Huawei loves a good record breaker (which means it willabsolutely love TechRadar), probably due to the fact it generates additional hype around its smartphone launches. The Chinese firm is firmly setting its sights on the mid- and high-end of the mobile market as it ...

MWC, Nokia

The Nokia 105 $20 feature phone is dirt cheap and loving it [MWC]

Nokia-105 Mobile World Congress 2013 has a spectacular slew of smartphones and tablets, but let’s not forget about the little guys, the feature phone. Nokia’s gone and released the 105, a US$20 baby-brother with a colour screen (wow, colour) and a FM Radio. There’s also the US$85 301, but the focus here is this throwaway gem. Here’s what you need to know: The Nokia 105, pocket change redefined  Features include the above-mentioned FM radio, a flashlight, speaking clock, 12.5 hours of talk time, ...

MWC, Nokia, Windows

Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 revealed: from ultra thin to super cheap [MWC]

lumia 720 Mobile World Congress says yes to two new Nokia Lumia’s, the 720 and 520. Read all about these cheap and cheerful Windows Phones below: Lumia 720 Here’s the official skinny on what Nokia is deeming a mid-range device. The Lumia 720 has a 4.3-inch display, 512MB RAM, a 1Ghz CPU and 8GB storage. It’s a mid-range Windows Phone, at a mid-range price, namely US$340. It has some cool features though that will distinguish it from the rabble. Namely that it’s 9mm thin ...

Android, Mobile Phones, News, Samsung

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S IV 14 March [updated]

s4-invite Update: It’s official, this is the invite for the Samsung Unpacked event. It starts at 19:00 EST, which is 02:00pm for everyone in South Africa. Join us live as we blog what will be the launch of yet another excellent Samsung device. Samsung has said it will release the Galaxy S IV in New York 14 March, according to a Reuters report. The launch will take place in New York, at a “Samsung Unpacked” event as Sammy is now dubbing ...

Android, Mobile Phones, Sony

Sony Xperia Z: Has Sony finally got a smartphone right?

XperiaZ-Press-02-900-75 With a cutting-edge camera, a super-slim design and the ability to withstand life's knocks and bumps (and Android Jelly Bean to boot) the Xperia Z is a phone that's got us fired up about Sony Mobile again. Earlier handsets such as the Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia T were extremely promising from a brand striking out on its own - but it's with the Xperia Z that Sony is really banking on making a cataclysmic dent in the makeup of the smartphone market. If you ...

MWC, Samsung, Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: sticking to stylus? [MWC]

note 8.0 Outed at Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC), Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note 8.0, the tiny stylus-toting successor to the Note 10.1. Here's what we know about it so far: The Note 8.0 will run Android 4.1.2, Jellybean to everyone else. It’ll be the TouchWiz version, that messy UI Samsung is still overlaying on its devices. CPU is a 1.6Ghz quad-core puppy with 2GB RAM and the 1200x800 display will use the S-Pen, Samsung’s answer to the stylus. According to The ...

Android, Mobile Phones

Huawei to launch the 4.7-inch Ascend P2 [MWC]

ascend-p2 Mobile World Congress 2013 is turning into a hotbed of geeky phone porn and one of the most lustful devices to emerge so far is Huawei’s Ascend P2, a 4.7-inch phablet (we’re sorry for using that terminology) with legs that stretch beyond the keen of mortals. What do we get with a 4.7-inch screen? Try a 1280x720 display with a screamer of a CPU, 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor, which Huawei assures us is the “fastest on the market”. There’s also ...

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