Mobile Phones, Reviews, Sony

Sony Xperia J review: the cheaper James Bond smartphone

Xperia J lead The Sony Xperia J is the smaller and cheaper brother to James Bond'sXperia T, but don't expect to find this handset mingling with scantily clad women - the Xperia J is far more reserved, less flamboyant, happier to stay out of the limelight and just get on with life without frenzied car chases through the French Riviera. There's a less flamboyant price as well, with the Sony Xperia J setting you back a manageable £175 (around $275/AU$265) SIM-free, or you can ...

Android, Applications, News, Samsung

JellyBean makes its way to Galaxy S III users in South Africa

Android JellyBean South African Samsung Galaxy S III users can now download the JellyBean update and experience a newer Android OS. The update has slowly rolled out to users across all networks via KIES and OTA. The refinements made in JellyBean are set to offer users a smoother, more distilled Android interface. The latest update delivers faster processing speeds with the aid of Google's "Project Butter". Other new features include: Google Now, which takes data from the user's Google search history and offers personalised calendar, location ...

Apple, iOS, iPhone, News

9 more languages for Siri? Apple job ad drops vague hint

Siri 1 Are you fluent in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean, Norwegian, and Swedish? Well if you are, Apple wants you. A job listing from Apple, spotted by Belgian site "Apple Nieuws Vlaanderen", is asking for interns fluent in the above mentioned languages, giving the idea that the language support for Siri is to be extended. Join the team responsible for delivering Siri in different parts of the world for an exciting 6 month internship in Cupertino, California. Currently Siri is available ...

Microsoft, News, Windows

Windows 8 Skype update now merges with Messenger contacts

Skype Win 8 While Microsoft may have announced its intentions to murder off Messenger, the corpse of this once great IM will at the very least live on in Skype. A new update to Skype for Windows 8 lets users add Messenger contacts, group search contact, better video calling capabilities. The Skype for Windows 8 update also addresses a ton of bugs. 2013 will be the final year of Messenger, as Microsoft quietly integrates it into Skype. After spending US$8.5-billion on Skype, it's nice ...

Gadget News, Games, News

5 awesome features we love about Nintendo’s Wii U

Wii U-Black Nintendo's new gaming console, the Wii U, released on 18 November to a great amount of fanfare and hype as retailers saw console stock sellout rapidly. The Wii U is a device that, according to Nintendo, "removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV". It's intended to set a new benchmark as far as gaming and entertainment integration goes. Some consumers however believe the device to be too "gimmicky" to offer concrete competition for the ...

Lumia, Microsoft, Nokia, Reviews, Windows

Nokia Lumia 820 review: the baby brother steps up

lumia 820 lead image The Nokia Lumia 820 isn't meant as the Finnish firm's flagship handset - that accolade belongs to the Lumia 920 - but this colourful Windows Phone 8 smartphone is impressive nonetheless. The Nokia Lumia 820 carries plenty of unique features and costs less than the Lumia 920, making it a tempting offer for anyone considering making the move to Microsoft's OS. It goes without saying Nokia is pinning a lot of hope on this phone. Apple'siPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3 are kicking up dust both in terms of ...

Consoles, Microsoft, News, Xbox

New features for rumoured next-gen Xbox detailed

Next-Gen Xbox Rumor Xbox World Australia will apparently be spilling the beans on the next-gen Xbox console. The gaming publication down under is set to reveal all the details in its end of year issue. Rumours say the console will be powered by a quad-core processor as well as 8GB of RAM. The console is also said to feature Kinect 2.0, Blu-Ray compatibility and newly designed controller. There are also plans to integrate Augmented Reality glasses during a later stage of production. This is not ...

Mobile Phones, News

OPPO’s Ulike 2: a dermatologist in your phone

OPPO Ulike 2 A smartphone called the Ulike 2 from Chinese manufacturer OPPO has surfaced on micro blogging site Sina Weibo. As far as specs, go the Ulike 2 comes in around the middle of the pack. What does set it apart is its 5 MP front facing camera. According to Digi Tech, OPPO intend this device to be for the lady tech-geek and it comes enhanced with "auto beauty features". These features include dermabrasion, face lift, face slimming and whitening (not to sure ...

Apple, Applications, News

Siri and Maps rumored for OS X 10.9, we’re excited about one at least

Apple-Siri and Maps Early indications hint at Apple's Siri and Maps applications being integrated into the latest version of OS X, 10.9 for Mac devices. The applications have appeared in the initial testing stages according to 9 to 5 Mac. The apps seem like a natural addition to the desktop and laptop Mac's following the heavily touted integration of iOS 6. Siri currently inhabits many newer iPhone models, iPads and iPod touches and has garnered its fair share of praise and ...

News, Sony, TV

Sony unveil 84-inch Ultra High Def TV pre-loaded with 4K content

Sony XBR-84X900 - 1 Sony has just revealed its latest offering, the XBR-84X900 Ultra HDTV. Set to retail for a sizable US$25 000, it is a little more expensive than LG's 84-incher. The reason for the bigger price tag you might ask? The XBR-84X900 is said to arrive pre-loaded with 4K enabled content, which is the first of its kind. The Ultra HDTV market is fairly small, but Sony will be pinning its hopes on the added 4K delivery system, with the chance that it ...


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