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  • Should we care about a golden iPhone?

    We've reported on this, and so has half the internet now. It's now 99% confirmed (based on the ramblings of journalists and mystery sources) that Apple will make a gold or "champagne" coloured iPhone 5S. Techcrunch presents the most compelling evidence, or "guess" as it should really be called. The site checked with iMore who, with the help of their own expert, has said that a gold iPhone would not only be likely, but would be the easiest to produce. What none of the sites do or can, is outright confirm a gold iPhone. The case for it is...

  • Oppo’s 4.7-inch R819 is 7.3mm thin, runs stock Android

    Skillfully named the R819, Chinese company Oppo just announced a 4.7-inch light and sleek smartphone that comes with the option of running stock Android. Fast, clean and smooth the way Google intended. The Oppo R819 will be launched with the Chinese firm's Color ROM but, using a quick and simple side loading procedure, you can install stock Android. The Oppo has dual-SIM capabilities and has an extremely light-weight design. It's only available in white and the company claims it to be one of the thinnest and lightest in the world. The phone's 7.3mmm slim frame is also very light...

  • Samsung to launch 12-inch post Full HD Android tablet says report

    A few months ago we wrote about Apple's suspected experimenting with iPhablets and over-sized 13-inch iPads. Now, Samsung is also reportedly on the big tablet screen bandwagon. It's said in The Korea Economic Times Daily that Samsung will top its record of a 11.6-inch display with a well-rounded 12-incher. This means that Samsung is covering the tablet displays of anything and everything in and between 7-inch to 12-inch of its Android lineup. The report also suggests that the tablet said to be in production will have a "higher than full HD" display using Samsung's LCD panel. The report says that this...

  • Dissecting the ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ trailer: utterly thrilling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9N5lZodH4 Do you fancy roaming a massive sandbox and getting up to mischief with your friends at your side? With Grand Theft Auto Online, you can. Released at 4pm (South African time) yesterday, Rockstar’s latest gameplay trailer shows off what you can expect to find in GTA V’s multiplayer offering come 17 September. It picks up right where the single player trailer ended, depicting a sumptuous fighter jet arcing through the late-afternoon sky. The same narrator takes you by the hand and leads you the through the footage, imparting -- albeit in broad brush strokes -- information, and teasing a great deal more. Second Life Not...

  • iOS 7 Beta 6 is ready for download

    If you're part of the Apple Developer program and want iOS7 Beta 6 (which rolled out today), then click on over to the iOS 7 developers site and grab the new update, right now. 9to5mac reports that the sixth beta of iOS 7 is available and contains "bug fixes and improvements". The beta has just been released, so there's no detailed news on what bugs it fixes or what improvement it makes. What details we know come from 9to5mac, again. According to the site, the 13.5mb update fixes an issue with iTunes accessing iCloud. Apple lays out detailed instructions for...

  • Rumoured Nokia 10.1″ Windows RT tablet is all sorts of wrong

    We didn't like the Surface RT, it's one of the worst mistakes ever made by Microsoft outside of the Zune. It even cost it US$900-million in losses. So why Nokia wants to make a Windows RT tablet, its first official tablet to boot, is a mystery for us. Let's then hope that this rumour, from Digi-Wo stays that way. The report is translated from Chinese, but despite the language barrier, there's no denying the specs. What we have here is a 10.1-inch tablet that will have a 2.1Ghz CPU, a 1080p display with "5-point touch screen body", 32GB storage and...

  • Xbox One now launching in 13 countries: most of Europe left in the cold

    We were pretty bummed out when the news came of the Xbox One initially being launched in only 21 countries. Now, the number has been cut to an unlucky number 13. Only those will have the chance of enjoying the new next-gen console launch November this year. The eight markets that have now recently been left out in the cold include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland. People who pre-ordered Microsoft's new console in these markets are said to be getting a free game when the Xbox One gets launched in their countries in 2014 notes Eurogamer....

  • Moto X drops ‘Skip': a wearable NFC clip that unlocks your phone

    Motorola is going full steam ahead as it pimps out the Moto X user experience. Already three extras have been launched before the smartphone has even been made available. The last two are docks which are pretty standard while the first, called the Skip, is an NFC clip that offers yet another option to unlock your smartphone. As it usually goes with NFC, this is where it could get interesting. Apart from the media hype and decent specs, what sets the Moto X apart from its smartphone competitors, is its open customization and interesting software features. These include everything from...

  • Watch the ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ reveal right here

    Hey now... Below is the Grand Theft Auto Online video reveal and preview. This, like GTA V, has been teased harder than a 55-year old divorcee's hair. What we know is that the online portion will take place in GTA V, as at the end of the latest video teaser, we saw the player standing in a high-rise building, watching on in peace and quiet as people battled it out online. It could be fantastic. The latest GTA V trailer is where the action is at, for now. This is where the first footage of online was glimpsed. Rockstar's certainly...

  • BlackBerry Q10 review: the smartphone grows up

    I dislike BlackBerrys. But I like the Q10. It's a fresh take on the old Curves and Bolds, with a touchscreen thrown in for kicks. It also feels very rich in my hand, like running my fingers across an Audi's seat.  It smells good too. Did I mention that it's also a damn fine phone? As for the price, it's US$529 or R8 999 from where I hail. So I really didn't like the Q5. It felt like a nasty little phone with a price that was way too high for what was on offer. I like free stuff though,...