Apple, iPhone, News

iPhone 5S, already? [Rumour]

The iPhone 5 has been on sale for a scant two months and rumours are floating around on the web that Apple is working on a new iPhone 5S, set for release middle of next year. According to DigiTimes (a sometimes unreliable source of rumours), the certification process for materials and parts have been accelerated after production problems with the 5. Yet there could be some value to this rumour if the last year is anything to go by. Editor of ...


Android 4.2 JellyBean: The rundown

Android JellyBean It’s that time of year again, when a select few Android nerds the world over get excited for the latest and greatest from Google, and even though I’ve only been using 4.2 for a short time, I can honestly say that it is fantastic. Sure, there will be battery woes, luckily I have a charger and a USB cable, of course there will be niggles, I’ve already found a few of those too, but is the Android team breaking ground ...

Microsoft, News, Notebooks, Windows

ASUS release first Windows 8 gaming laptop and the name’s a mouthful

ASUS G55VW-S1216H (Front and Back) According to Asia One, ASUS is set to unveil its latest Windows 8 enabled gaming laptop, the G55VW-S1216H. Yes, quite the mouthful. This laptop is the first of its kind to feature the new Windows 8 OS. ASUS is looking to challenge the notion that Windows 8's touch-centric functionality is not fully optimised for a high paced gaming experience. This latest offering from ASUS is essentially a revamp of its Windows 7 version. That does not make it ...

Microsoft, Windows

Microsoft forces gamers to take the plunge: DirectX 11.1 is Windows 8-only

Microsoft DirectX Microsoft has announced its DirectX 11.1 API is only available for Windows 8 users. This development should leave users, specifically gamers, in the lurch long-term. The API comes standard for all Windows 8 and RT users, but those still smitten with Windows 7 will not be able to enjoy any of the new DirectX enhancements. Microsoft's Dev Center details the new features which offer Windows 8 developers the ability to design programs to be fully immersed in the Live Tile ...

Microsoft, Windows

Why Internet Explorer 10 is the best browser there is

original Yes it is. No, it isn’t! Is! Isn’t! Well, I suppose we could argue about this if we really wanted to. And without a look at the facts we would probably come to the conclusion that it’s all subjective really. It’s subjective like leather pants or ass-less chaps are subjective – there will always be somebody who’s into that. Now I’m not knocking anyone in particular – I think it’s safe to say we all enjoy comfort and ease. We ...

Notebooks, Reviews

Scan 3XS Graphite LG5 review: good things come in small packages

Laptop review We're living in the post-Ultrabook era. Even when laptops are designed to do something much more taxing than pushing websites around, we still expect them to be sexy. Which explains why this diminutive laptop has us in two minds. On one hand it's a tiny machine that packs a decent punch on the hardware side of things. On the other, it's a little on the ugly side due to its thickness and drab colouring. It's also surprisingly heavy for its size. It's ...

Android, Mobile Phones, Tablets

Nexus range up for sale on Google Play Store, Nexus 4 sells out in UK

Google Nexus Range-1 Google has announced that its range of Nexus devices are currently available for purchase from its UK Play Store. Or rather, was available as the Nexus 4, Google's flagship smartphone sold out in little more than an hour. It's reported that Google's tablet offerings, the Nexus 7 and 10, are also following suit and being snapped up by Android consumers. The Nexus 4, a collaborative effort with LG, is the smartphone that Google intends to go up against the iPhone 5 ...

Applications, Microsoft, Windows

Google Chrome search app available for Windows RT, download now

Google Search App-Video Screenshot A Windows 8 Chrome search app is now available for Windows RT, says Google. Good news for all those Surface owners looking for a more "complete" web browsing experience. The app can be downloaded from the link above. Microsoft's search engine, Bing has gained some decent traction among Internet Explorer users. But many users have found it difficult to match the ease of use when compared to Google Chrome. Google has also released a short video entitled "Get your Google back" to ...


The Acer C7 is cheapest Chromebook to date, what does $199 buy

Acer C7 Chromebook-2 Acer's C7 Chromebook is now available for purchase. The C7 is the latest offering in a collaborative effort with Google. Priced at US$199, the C7 is set to be the cheapest Chromebook produced to date. The C7 features built-in Google products such as Search, Gmail and Hangouts. As far as specs go the C7 is fitted with an 11.6-inch HD screen. It also features an Intel Celeron 847 processor clocked at 1.10 Ghz as well as 2GB of RAM. Storage for ...

Competition, Consoles, Games

Win Need For Speed: Most Wanted

NFS-most-wanted Competition is closed. Winners are Yusuf Ahmed (PS3) and Manny (Xbox). Congratulations! Welcome to the drive. We're giving away two copies of EA's latest racer, Need For Speed: Most Wanted. Want to win? Details for entering the competition are below: How to win In the comment section below, list one of the exotic cars that features in NFS: Most Wanted. Please also include your platform of choice. We have one copy each of Need For Speed: Most Wanted on PS3 and Xbox. Competition ...


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