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  • Jailbreak iPhone 5 and all iOS 6.x devices right now

    It’s out! Download evasi0n’s Jailbreak for Mac, PC or Linux. Here’s how it works. Foreword: if you don’t know what a Jailbreak is, you’re not a regular Gearburn reader or part of the geek elite, so please click here for further information. Proof of life Further forewarning: Gearburn takes no responsibility for any “bricked” iDevices. This is done at the user’s risk. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. Download the relevent Jailbreak (JB) app, we’ve embedded it above Backup your iDevice Close iTunes Open the Envasi0n JB app Connect the iDevice to the Mac/PC/Linux Click “Start” At the very end of the installation, the Evasi0n app will...

  • 10 gadgets you never knew you always wanted

    Geeks, we love our gadgets and in honour of 2013, and just because it’s so damn cool, we’ve creates a list of the hottest, weirdest and coolest gadgets. Onwards to glory. JetLev Flyer It’s a jetpack, but instead of using weapons-grade rocket fuel, it uses regular water which is obviously much cheaper and can be acquired without some sort of government agency interference. It’ll cost you about R2-million (with free delivery, what a deal), but think of all the cash and bureaucratic inconvenience you’ll save in the longer term. Plus you’ll always be remembered as that guy who spent a couple...

  • Microsoft Office 2013 review: it’s finally here

    Microsoft Office has changed. It’s not just that Office 2013 gets the Windows 8 treatment, with a touch-friendly interface and a sparser look, as well as new features in every application. Office is also going to the cloud, with subscription pricing, on-demand installation and automatic syncing of settings and documents you save in the cloud – if you want to pay for it that way. As usual, there are multiple versions of Office 2013, but this time around the different editions are not just about whether you’re using them at home or in a business or which applications are included. Office...

  • Ouya the Android-powered console launches June for US$99

    Remember Ouya, the Android console seemingly gifted to us from the geek-gods? Well it’s coming June 2013 for US$99 and it’s available for pre-order right bloody now. Kickstarter was its origin and the creators of Ouya asked for a humble US$95 000. The project was a runaway success, with current funding at an astonishing US$8 596 474. Just, wow. And all that for an Android-powered console. This video nicely sums up the secrets of Ouya’s Android-goodness. So, while the console and gamepad will cost US$99, adding an extra controller will set gamers back US$50. Still not a bad deal for...

  • Is this the new budget iPhone? [Rumour]

    The biggest oxymoron in tech world is “cheap iPhone”. Or “budget iPhone”. A set of words that just don’t gel. Yet rumours persist. And if Patent Number 8 364 032, filed February last year by Apple and approved last month by the US Patent Office is anything to go by, then a budget iPhone is on the cards. The patent displays a rectangle with round corners which has become an Apple trademark, a front-facing screen, plastic body and a rear facing camera. And no home button. The patent, described as a “light isolated protective cover for small form factor...

  • HTC will go ‘ultra pixel’ for new smartphone. Megapixel is so last year

    A new camera sensor, or should that be sensors, are the next big change in smartphone cameras if HTC‘s plans are anything to go by. Instead of having one 13 megapixel sensor, HTC plans to use three 4.3 megapixel sensors combined to give a much higher resolution sensor that will capture images in astounding detail and colour, according to Pocket-Lint. This is similar to Sigma’s Foveon X3 sensor, and a very similar technology to the U.S. military spy drone that can capture images the size of 15 sq/miles in an incredible 1800MP. The camera in mobile phones was a major...

  • Huawei and Microsoft bring Windows Phone 8 to Africa

    Huawei and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa, reports the BBC. Launched today, the modified smartphone is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative for what is considered one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. The smartphone is a modified derivative of the Huawei Ascend W1 handset displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, and sports a display of 4-inches with a resolution of 480 x 800, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, 4GB of internal storage and an exemplary stand by time of 480 hours. Prices have...

  • 8 of the geekiest and most exciting supercars of 2013

    The state of the global economy has had the entire world shaken up. People have been saying horrific things like, “The day of the supercar is over.” Well I can tell you that a day may come when the world has no more eccentric, adrenaline pumping cars, but it is not this day. This year will see some of the most highly anticipated cars in some time, as well as something gangster from the East. Here is a taste of some of the most exciting cars that will grace the face of the planet this year. McLaren P1C Try to contain...

  • Acer Iconia W510 review: more tablet than ultrabook

    Don’t let the Acer Iconia W510 and its hearty hinge confuse you. It’s a tablet, not one of those convertible laptops you’ve been seeing lately. It may transform into three different modes, but it’s a Windows 8 slate with a keyboard dock, pure and simple. Why? Because its 10.2-inch form factor and low-wattage Atom processor make it less than functional for all but the most basic computing tasks. Despite running the full version of Windows 8, it has more in common with the Microsoft Surface RT than a true convertible like Lenovo Thinkpad Helix. The Iconia W510 in tablet, productivity and presentation mode Our configuration of the...

  • Team evasi0n’s iOS 6.x Jailbreak 95% ready to roll out

    Today is the day. Today is the glorious day iOS owners have waited for ever since the release of the iPhone 5 all those long months ago. The evasi0n iOS 6.0 and 6.1 Jailbreak is 95% ready to go, so at the very latest, we may be looking at an early Tuesday morning or late Monday release. The process will seemingly be a one-click ordeal, much like Absinthe was for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The process will apparently take “Five minutes of your time” and work on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Spoiled for choice, eh? Team evasion has...