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  • iPhone 5s review: lots to love

    Apple makes great looking phones, and the iPhone 5S is no exception. It's priced a wee bit too high to make it an essential purchase, but it would be one of the shiniest phones you'd ever own. Outside of its beauty, the 5S is fast, light and very useful, and it's also the world's first phone to come with a 64-bit CPU, for all that matters. I liked the 5S, a lot, subsequently there's very little to complain about. If you're an iPhone 5 owner, approach a new purchase of or upgrade to the 5S with caution - there's...

  • Dell announces impressive 24″ and ‘world’s most affordable’ 4K Monitor

    While we all love seeing 4K display's popping up from every corner over the last year or so, they all seem more like giant televisions than a crisp, clear desktop alternative. Anything past the 30" mark should be considered television, living room material and not much else. Until now it seems as a very impressive 24" UHD Monitor by Dell has been announced together with the "world's most affordable" 28" Ultra HD Monitor. The Ultra HD, slash 3840x2160, slash four times full HD monitor is Dell's highest pixel density yet. Officially known as Dell's UltraSharp 24 Monitor -– UP2414Q, it's meant...

  • LG G2 gets KitKat March 2014

    The LG G2 is the best Android currently available, but it's hampered by a lack of Android 4.4, or KitKat. This is all changing in the new year as the G2, including loads of other to-be-announced Android phones, will gain the Android 4.4 upgrade "late Q1 2014" said MobileSyrup. This comes from the mouth of LG Canada, which says that it will roll-out the OS update to the various mobile telecoms all at the same time. LG's G2 has been a well-reviewed phone and it also happens to be one of the most powerful Android devices on the market. The only...

  • Steam users surpass record-breaking 7-million concurrent users

    This past weekend (and still running) was Valve's game-distribution company, Steam's, massive Spring sale. And in the grand spirit of Black Friday, gamers from across the globe basked in the glory of cheap PC titles. So much so that Steam managed to get a massive 7.19-million customers on 1 December. If we look at the stats, the most popular game of all time is the free-to-play Dota 2, with more than a massive 500 000 daily peak concurrent players. This is followed by Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While Steam does distribute...

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 rumours mount: 64-bit CPU, possible March launch

    Samsung's no slouch in the phone department. As soon as it ejected the Galaxy S4 from its doors, Galaxy S5 rumours began cropping up. Recently ETnew, a Korean tech site, managed to grab some sneaky details concerning the launch and specifications of Samsung's best attempt to dethrone Apple. According to the "industry sources", the S5 will go into full production by 20 Jan, where Samsung's Gumi factory (located in South Korea), plans to roll out 600 000 S5s for a possible March launch. After the March launch, the source said that production will then kick into 800 000 - 1-million...

  • Nokia Lumia 925: thinner, but not all the way better

    Ladies and gentlemen, Nokia listens when its users talk. I recently got my hands on a Lumia 925 and it's a big step up from the 920 I reviewed earlier this year. Although I thought that the 920 had some very fetching qualities, I just could not look past the weight. As an iPhone user, I obviously think I am really clever because I have been brainwashed by the cult of Apple. But ever since I used the 920 I have slowly started waking up from the iComa. But can the 925 restore me fully? Design: Oh my, baby you...

  • Pebble smartwatch now sold on US Amazon store for $148.99

    Pebble, the e-Paper watch compatible with both iOS and Android is now on sale and available on the US Amazon store for a healthy US$148.99. It's great timing as well, because today is Black Friday in the States and Pebble is clearly positioning its smartwatch to take advantage of shopping's bet day of the year. Pebble is now also more iOS 7 friendly than any other smartwatch currently on sale. Recently released is SDK 2.0 for Pebble, which offers full integration for iOS 7, and persistent storage - native Pebble apps will now store navigational data without having to be reliant...

  • Steam’s Black Friday Spring sale kicks off with great PC titles

    It's time for the weekend and the Steam Spring Sale just keeps getting better and better. In the Western part of the world it's Black Friday, and Steam has decided to make everyone's weekends by announcing ludicrous discounts on its selection of digital PC games. Similar to the Steam Summer sale we saw earlier this year, we can expect to see some really great titles available for next-to-nothing this weekend. Starting on 27 November all the way though to 3 December, we've already seen saucy deals like Dead Island for only US$5 and The Walking Dead for nearly US$6. All...

  • iPad Air review: less really is more [video]

    When we reviewed the iPad Air earlier this month, we found it to be one of the best tablets ever made. Apple's thin, US$500 tablet is an incredible achievement that narrowly misses greatness for lack of a fingerprint reader and a better camera. Outside of these exceptionally minor niggles, we highly recommend it. Gearburn editor Steven Norris knows that for many, Apple's products represent a lifestyle which most iPhone and iPad owners happily tread. But the Air is more than that: it's practically priced at entry level (US$350-US$450) but what's being offered is a premium product. You have to...

  • Old Mac, new Mac: refurbishing an older Apple for a brighter future

    There’s both a sad and exciting cycle of life between modern computers. While we’re able to hold on to our intrepid digital companions for at least five good years of use, sooner or later we’re forced to overcome the limits of present day technology and embrace the future. While Apple’s line of MacBooks, iMacs as well as Mac Pros and Minis do offer great mileage for the money, recent advancements in Mac OS X have drawn a noticeable border between future-proof Macs and those less fortunate. A noticeable example is the aluminium Macbook of 2008’s ability to run OS X...