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  • New Android 4.4.1 update finally rolling out to the Nexus camera’s rescue

    Though Google's Nexus 5 has been touted as being the best smartphone on the market considering its low cost, one of the biggest irks about it has been its camera performance. Google launched its latest mobile operating system Android 4.4 KitKat together with its latest smartphone, the Nexus 5 31 October. Now a bit more than a month later, it launched yet another update. It was announced yesterday that Android 4.4.1 will be rolling out to the camera's rescue. As mentioned on the Nexus Google+ page, the HDR+ function will tackle issues such as slow shutter speed, poor auto focus...

  • Challenge accepted: 5 of the most difficult games you’ll ever play

    I recently had a strange urge to go rummaging through my gaming treasure chest. I had this unquenchable want to play a classic title from my past. After quite some digging, and a few nostalgic moments, I finally found it. As I started playing the old quirky puzzle-adventure game (which features on this list) one thing immediately became apparent. It was the first time in ages I felt like I was truly being challenged. Then, I decided to take a look into some current games. One by one I tried my hand at these games and with each passing...

  • LG Smart TVs to use any phone as controller by 2014

    Using a smartphone as a TV remote is a nifty idea that has been championed by a few mobile phone makers, like Samsung and Sony, but until now, it's been locked to a few specific models. Even worse, iPhones are left out of the phone-as-remote market unless an expensive accessory is tacked onto it. No more, says LG who've recently announced a partnership with AllJoyn to create Smart TVs that can use any phone as a universal remote, reports Pocket-Lint. The AllJoyn protocol forms a connection between TV and phone, regardless of the mobile ecosystem. As Gigaom rightly says,...

  • iOS 7 jailbreaking, powered by crowdfunding demands ‘device freedom’

    What's the most important question iPhone 5s owners should ask themselves? It could be: is iOS 7 jailbroken yet? The answer to that quandary could be crowdfunding and a hacking initiative by this group may deliver a jailbreak through the dark powers of money. IsiOS7Jailbrokenyet.com has not only one of the best URL's on the internet, but a plan to unlock iOS 7. The winning entry receives the coveted "Device Freedom" prize and whatever monies have been mustered (the funding is currently on US$1851). We want an iOS 7 jailbreak so that we can dig into our iPhones, Android style....

  • Olloclip debuts 3-IN-1 Macro lens for your iPhone, up to 21x magnification

    Today Olloclip released the 3-IN-1 Macro photo lens for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The clip allows for extreme closeup shots up to 21x magnification and could easily be swapped with other refined lenses. This allows anyone within their means to become a macro photographer - professional or not, that will be determined by the skill of the user. Other than what pop culture suggests, smartphone cameras aren't just meant for selfies and pub lunches. Incredible engineering, on both the hardware and software front, has led to a wave of Instagram (and other) enthusiasts creating outstanding art (Follow Olloclip's Instagram for...

  • EA will work on Battlefield 4 online issues ‘until this is right’

    Got Battlefield 4? Peeved that only reason for buying it, namely the online multiplayer is broken and laggy? Battlefield 4 developers DICE feel your pain and until it's fixed the online issues, it's vowed not to "not stop until this is right." reported IGN. Speaking to the site, DICE said, "not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know we still have a way to go with fixing the game – it is absolutely our #1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game." Battlefield 4's...

  • Watch Galaxy Gear take an HK 417 rifle shot in the face [video]

    People are weird, the internet weirder. More than 400 000 people witnessed the iPhone 5C being torn apart by a sniper rifle shot in slow motion. Then, recently, the Tech Assassin decided to put Samsung's latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, to the test. First, the Gear endures the usual water resistant drop test followed by awesome slow-mo dirt and concrete meet Gear shots. Then an epic communication takes place between the Galaxy Gear and the HK417 rifle. All still in slow motion of course, the 2.5" screen at a resolution of 320×320 and the 1.9 megapixel camera take the...

  • Goodbye iPhone, hello BlackBerry: my week with the Z10

    The day my iPhone left me, it rained. I appreciated the dramatic emphasis provided by the storm outside as I stood clutching the phone’s chamfered edges and postponing the moment I had to hand it over. I tried not to be an incarnation of the first world problems meme as I swapped out the SIM card, clicked its tiny plastic edges into an adapter and slotted it into its new home. I squeezed the Z10’s power button and it came to life in a swirl of blue. I was officially a BlackBerry user. Again. The phone I held in...

  • Google Chrome web apps coming soon to iOS, Android

    Love Chrome web apps but wish they could be on your iOS or Android device? Google has you covered. While Google has declined to comments on rumours and speculations, sources say that eager developers can begin working on the tools. Also, there's these links to a repository called "MobileChromeApps" which programmers can get stuck into. Inside the repo is a document which among other things, says that Google is readying Chrome Packaged App for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS, said The Next Web. The Chrome app tools will assist developers in the testing, creation and design of future apps....

  • ‘Gary’s Mod’ a highlight of new Humble Jumbo Bundle

    It's all about monsters, aliens and tower defense it seems. Special game deals site Humble Bundle announced the Humble Jumbo Bundle recently which offers inexpensive indie titles for Mac, Linux and Windows users. The games on offer include Natural Selection 2, Sanctum 2, Magicka and Serious Sam 3: BFE. If you don't know the drill, it goes a little something like this: You pay what you want. The money supports your choice of charity, devs or the site. If you manage to beat the average (currently standing at about US$4), you get three extra games and their respective soundtracks. Natural Selection...