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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Sammy proves it has no idea what it’s doing anymore

    At the turn of the decade, Samsung made a bold move of launching a large screened smartphone just at the world woke with a thirst for pixels. Brilliant idea. It beat Apple to it. Hell, it practically built the "phablet" sub-genre by hand and owned it for many years after that. Roll on to 2015 and practically every smartphone above the R1500 price range has a screen larger than 5.0-inches. Naturally, screens are getting bigger and processing power increases, networking technology more shrewd and consumers media appetite larger. So what the hell was Samsung thinking when it debuted the new Samsung...

  • Firefox will get Chrome extension support, multi-processing threads come December

    If you're a Mozilla Firefox fan you're in for quite a rude awakening when Mozilla practically overhauls the browser from the ground up come December. Mozilla has announced that it will be adopting a new extension API, which will allow Google Chrome and Opera extensions to run within the Firefox browser. Moreover, this also means that the old-style extensions we've come to know and love will fall by the wayside, unless they're recompiled. It's particularly sad news for those who can't afford to rewrite entire extensions. Other changes include Mozilla Firefox's move to a more Chrome-like multi-process makeup, which Mozilla's calling "Electrolysis."...

  • LG G Pad II ‘multimedia companion’ tablet packs one colossal battery

    Two things are certain in the world of mobile computing: we'll almost definitely get bigger screens with each cascading release, and we'll have bags of additional processing power to boot. But something we don't see enough of is a focus on battery capacity. Well, at least that's what we thought. The new 10.1-inch tablet on the block from LG, the LG G Pad II, completely smashes this trend, and makes every other tablet in its midst seem feeble. With a 74oomAh battery, that's about three times the capacity of an iPhone 6 and over double the capacity of a Samsung Galaxy Note...

  • ASUS shoves 256GB storage into its ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

    After shoving a 5000mAh battery in its ZenFone Max, it seems that ASUS is getting the hang of cramming its smartphones with bigger and better things. The latest device in question is a special edition of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe with a quite remarkable trump card: 256GB of internal storage. Eat your heart out, Samsung. Traditionally, 64GB seemed to be the internal storage ceiling with a few manufacturers dipping its paws into the 128GB splash pool, but we definitely haven't come close to seeing 256GB yet, and especially not on a mass produced device. Now, ASUS is overtaking its rivals in...

  • Faulty iPhone 6 cameras subject of Apple’s ‘iSight’ recall project

    Has your iPhone 6 been taking particularly blurry and unsightly photographs lately? Don't worry, your world is still as beautiful as it has always been. It's Apple's best-selling smartphone that has a few issues. The defect it seems, affects a few iPhone 6 models' cameras, which results in blurry photographs. The phone's also unable to focus on a target in manual or automatic guises and, for the most part, fails to utilise its OIS system. Apple has announced that with its new "iSight" recall project, it will repair certain iPhone 6 devices purchased between September 2014 and January 2015 that feature...

  • Xiaomi is bringing its smartphones to Africa in September

    Here's some huge news, especially for Africans waiting for more Chinese devices to hit the continent. Xiaomi, the world's fourth largest smartphone producer, is heading to the continent in September, a new Forbes report suggests. The company, previously plying its trade in China and India among other smaller markets, sees ample opportunities in the continent that's experiencing a massive mobile device boom. According to the report, Xiaomi has employed the services of Mobile in Africa as a sole distributor for the "50 countries that constitute sub-Saharan Africa," so it seems that South Africa is on Xiaomi's list as well. Read more: Xiaomi smartphones...

  • 5 upcoming games in 2015 we can’t wait to play

    The year 2015 has brought us some phenomenal video games titles so far. We got to parkour our way through the zombie infested street of Harran in Dying Light. We saw the remastering of a classic adventure masterpiece, Grim Fandango. We took a heartfelt journey through Nibel in Ori and the Blind Forest. And let us not forget our adventures with Geralt in the plethora of awe-inspiring landscape in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. These are but a few of the amazing titles we’ve been treated to but the good times haven’t stopped rolling. We still have a few months left before 2015 waves...

  • Android Wear update makes its smartwatches a little more useful

    It's easy for smartwatch companies to develop a face to indicate the time, but the device's issues is its inability to show the plethora of additional information available in an orderly fashion. Well, Google is actively trying to remedy this and has subsequently issued an Android Wear update, that brings with it interactive watch faces. While it does sound like something that has been with Android Wear for ages, it's a little more intricate than that. The watch face itself -- without forcing the user to trudge through it's idiotic menu -- displays bit-sized information, from weather, to steps taken,...

  • LG G4 review: old world charm, new world chic

    It's interesting to note the meteoric rise of some smartphone companies starting life at the very bottom of the market. OnePlus is probably the best example right now, considering that the OnePlus One is one of the best mid-range phones we've ever seen. But what about flagship devices? And more importantly, what about current established players? Apple is yet to make its move this year, but the iPhone 6 continues to lay waste its competition in terms of sales. Samsung is slowly clawing its way back into the spotlight with the Galaxy S6 while HTC has launched the tepid One...

  • New Sony SmartBand 2 features heart rate monitor, improved sleep tracking

    The first Sony SmartBand -- the company's fitness wearable -- was a bundle of contradictions. It did some things flawlessly, including step and distance tracking, but failed at practical matters, like remaining on one's arm and tracking sleep. Sony has announced that it will be remedying those issues in the newest generation of the company's wearable technology. It's called the Sony SmartBand 2 (so not much change there then), but it does feature a trove of improvements, that will undoubtedly make the first generation device even worse. For starters, the company has set out quite a mission statement: "We set out to...