iOS, News

Apple gets a taste of third-party keyboards with SwiftKey for iOS

iOS 8 Swiftkey Now that Apple has finally opened its iOS platform to third-party keyboard developers, the eager bunch at SwiftKey are grinning from ear to ear. Although it's not completely understood how many iOS users -- stuck in their Apple keyboard ways -- will actually use the app, SwiftKey has unveiled it's plans for its iOS 8 keyboard that includes cloud prediction services and full swipe-to-type support. SwiftKey has been one of the most downloaded apps on the Google Play Store for a ...

Apple, smartwatches

Quality and performance: the anti-hater’s guide to Apple Watch

Watch lead The Apple Watch is Tim Cook’s defining moment, a product he helped develop from beginning to end, a product that will either secure his legacy as the rightful successor to Steve Jobs or solidify the unspoken fear shared among fans the world over that Apple is no longer relevant. With the Apple Watch, Tim Cook‘s triumph is confirmed, and fans should rejoice over Apple’s continued ability to innovate, refine, and pioneer. Haters will immediately point to Apple’s history of taking existing ...

Games, News

FIFA 15 PS3 and PS4 demo live on EU PlayStation Store today, Xbox One only in the U.S.

FIFA lead There's more than one blockbuster game coming out this year, and while everyone is happily focused on Destiny, it's FIFA 15 that's gonna be played by absolutely everyone. With that, we're happy to announce that the PS3 and PS4 demo for FIFA 15 releases today, as confirmed by this tweet from PlayStation Europe. To confirm the #FIFA15Demo is coming to PlayStation tomorrow! We'll make sure you know as soon as it's live on store. — PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) September 9, 2014 Just to ...

Apple, iPhone, News

iStore offering up to R5000 off when trading in older iPhone for iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

iPhone 6 Local Apple reseller iStore has announced a guaranteed cash back for iPhone owners. iStore says iPhone owners (as part of a new upgrade, contract renewal or cash purchase at any iStore) are guaranteed cash back of up to R5000 when they trade their current iPhone for a new one. For a cash purchase, the value will be discounted from the price of the new iPhone. And thus commence, two months before the new iPhone arrives in South Africa, the game of wait ...

Hardware, News

Western Digital’s helium-filled 10TB HD and ‘Cold Storage’ drive sneak into view

WD coldstorage drives There's a new technology war brewing, but it's not on the console or mobile phone front. Hilariously, just two weeks after Seagate announced its "world first" 8TB HDD and made such a massive fuss about it, Western Digital has announced a hermetically-sealed, helium-filled 10TB drive that puts Seagate's offering to shame. Western Digital subsidiary, HGST, is responsible for the breakthrough which uses "Shingled Magnetic Recording" technology to increase capacity. Here's Seagate's simplified definition of the tech: SMR achieves higher areal densities by ...

Apple, iPhone

We’re liveblogging Apple’s iPhone 6 and iWatch launch, just for you

Apple launch Here we go. After months of speculation (mostly from us), Apple is finally launching... stuff. And by stuff, we mean a new iPhone, hopefully an iWatch and perhaps even a new iPad or two. Apple's going to broadcast the entire event live on its official site, but for those without a decent connection or an OS X device to stream it from, we'll be live-blogging the event for you. That means pictures, insights and the biting sarcasm you've come to love, ...

Apple, iOS, iPhone

Apple’s next iPhone: before the launch, everything you need to know

ios 8 copying A few months ago, we all wondered what exactly the iPhone 6 would embody, what specifications it would boast, and what new groundbreaking ideas it would bring to life. So the questions floating around the internet for the past few months have been to the tune of this: What could Apple possibly do to improve the iPhone 5s? How could a brand that relied so much on the vision of Steve Jobs build another successful device without him? And, would the ...

Games, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Xbox One

Is Destiny for you? Take our extremely scientific quiz to find out

Destiny new screen Today, on Destiny launch day, there's going to be much said of the most-hyped game of 2014. But how do you know if Destiny is for you? We've compiled this ultra-scientific report that will easily answer that question for you. Remember your answers, you'll need them later. Do you like Peter Dinklage? Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage voice-acts Ghost, an A.I. companion that will predictably follow us throughout the game, doling out advice and moving the story along. His dulcet tones ...

Games, News, PC

CodeSpells combines JavaScript, Blockly to create ‘ultimate spellcrafting sandbox’

Codespells lead Being a geek and loving the fantasy life go hand-in-hand. That's why stories like those found in the Discworld series and games like The Witcher appeal to us. Quite simply, they put a spell on us. Now, imagine coding your own spells within a sandbox environment where anything could be possible. It's happening right now in a game called CodeSpells, a Kickstarter funded game that will allow gamers of any skill level to create spells from drag-and-drop code. Developers ThoughtSTEM are ...

Hardware, Intel, News

It’s never enough: Intel releases new 18-core, DDR4-ready Xeon E5 range

E5-2600_v3_package_shot3 Intel's promising some enormous performance gains from its new Xeon E5 CPUs. Launched at yesterday's Developers Forum, the company is claiming "27 new performance records" for the chips and probably another 27 for the price alone. The Xeon range is largely marketed as server or workstation-grade CPUs and is the flagpole atop of Intel's performance massif, so any refresh or newly released batch of Xeon make some much welcomed noise. In the case of the Core i7 and Core i5 refreshes ...

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