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  • iPhone SE: the 4-inch iPhone 5S upgrade you’ve always wanted

    Big news everyone: Apple last night launched its new smartphone, and it's a big step backwards for a little leap forwards. I'm talking about the iPhone SE. The phone is effectively a remastered, Game of the Year version of the iPhone 5S, using some iPhone 6S internals (notably the A9 CPU) but shoving them into the latter's shell. It might sound stupid, but there's good reason for this. Those stubborn 35% of Apple users who have yet to graduate to a larger than 4.0-inch screen size are probably rubbing their hands together with glee, so think of the SE as...

  • Poll: are you planning to buy the iPhone SE?

    There's one big open market in the smartphone industry, and that's manufacturers catering for the small of hand. 4.0-inch smartphones were the business just a few years ago, but now that screen technology is so cheap, the media we consume is so ingrained in our daily lives and that "bigger is better" is a real technological sentiment, we almost never see a phone smaller than 5.0-inches. Until now. The iPhone SE is a 4.0-inch smartphone by Apple that takes what everyone loved about the iPhone 5S (including its design), and the power people craved from the iPhone 6. It's effectively...

  • iPad Pro shrinks to 9.7-inches and $599, still has all the power

    We're surprised that Apple didn't announce a shrunken Apple TV and Apple Watch yesterday, because hot on the heels of the baby iPhone SE, the world now has a mini 9.7-inch iPad Pro too. Related: iPhone SE: the 4-inch iPhone 5S upgrade you’ve always wanted The iPad Pro was initially launched as a 12.9-inch behemoth that was meant to be a mobile workbench for graphic designers, or anyone looking for a desktop replacement (a la Microsoft Surface). Since then, Apple has clearly realised that there's a market for smaller, more compact machinery in the market. At 9.7-inches, the smaller iPad Pro is...

  • Top 10 modern industry trends that have gamers worried [video]

    Listicle website WatchMojo has put together an interesting list for those who play video game. It tackles what gamers are afraid of with current industry trends, many we see on a regular basis. The video shows off games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Dead Space 3, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate for its various topics. Even though it shows snippets of Subway, Mountain Dew, and Geoff Keighley, the video makes no mention of those aspects, but rather concentrates on what the producers hope are just fads. For those who can't watch videos at work, here's a list of the topics: Linearity Lack of local...

  • Apple cuts Watch entry price, updates TV

    While everyone may have been at Monday's Apple launch event to see the new 4.0-inch iPhone SE, there were other announcements -- including a couple of neat updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV. The Apple Watch got a couple of new straps, including a new woven nylon band. More importantly though, its entry price dropped to US$299. That'll make it a lot more enticing to people who were initially put off by the price and is bound to consolidate its position as the world's most popular smartwatch. Also at the event, company CEO Tim Cook announced a number of...

  • Miss rAge Cape Town 2016? Here’s the video recap

    This month saw South Africa's largest gaming convention spread its roots to the south of the country. GrandWest hosted Cape Town's first ever rAge gaming expo and it was an interesting gauge of Cape Town's gaming hunger. Did it live up to our expectations? You can have a listen to what we thought in our Special Podcast, or you can read about the ways next year's event can improve. But considering that it's a Friday, and video really rocks, have a look at our post-event video recap below. Also, if you're in the video, let us know in the comments, or be sure...

  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games preview: an Olympic grind

    It's that time again when we look forward to the opening ceremonies of the next Olympic games and then forget about the rest of it a day later. While awaiting said day, you can join Mario, Sonic, and friends as they head on over to Rio before everyone else. I've sunk a good few hours into Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (M&S Rio 2016) on the Nintendo 3DS. Simplified, the game allows you to play as different characters from the Sonic and Mario franchises in different Olympic events. M&S Rio 2016's gameplay varies from event to event with...

  • Far Cry Primal review: massacres, mammoths, mayhem

    The name Far Cry is synonymous with guns, goons, and all manner of open-world activities. The series has been going strong since 2004, but developer Ubisoft has decided to change things up a bit. Far Cry Primal is a fresh aesthetic take on the series, and yes, it actually works. Far Cry Primal takes place around 10 000 BC, when humankind still scoured the land for shelter, hunted mammoth beasts, and explored the great unknown Earth. You play as Takkar, a generic member of a clan that's wiped out by a fierce sabertooth tiger. Takkar can also tame animals, which comes in pretty handy,...

  • R3999 Fitbit Blaze now available in South Africa

    If you love your Fitbit fitness tracker but wish that it looked a little more like a smartwatch, you're in luck. The company's first crack at the smartwatch game has arrived in South Africa. Retailing through the iStore for R3999, the Fitbit Blaze is a modular smartwatch that privileges aesthetic appeal above fundamental fitness fanatics. That doesn't mean it lacks any of those tell tale Fitbit features though. Heart rate tracking, step tracking, distance monitoring and calories burned are all monitored, and the watch can sync to your smartphone through the Fitbit app. The app allows a more granular look at your...

  • Alan Wake, Castlevania, Pac-Man now available for Xbox One

    In the latest round of backwards compatibility games for the Xbox One, Microsoft has released three new titles for the system. This wave consists of Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The games were announced in a Major Nelson blog post along with a full list of all currently available backwards compatible titles. Alan Wake was teased in the initial backwards compatibility announcement. It was later revealed to be included with every purchase of Remedy Entertainment's upcoming game Quantum Break on Xbox One. The game has now been released with both DLC add-ons, The Writer and The Signal. Read more: Quantum...