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  • WWDC 2016: What’s coming to iOS 10?

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote is over and, as you'd expect, there was a big focus on iOS 10. The tenth iOS update isn't quite as full-featured on the surface as the likes of iOS 7 and other versions, but there's still plenty to like. In fact, there was even some locally relevant news as Apple quietly revealed Siri for South Africa. Notifications, lockscreen and third-party support Raise-to-wake is Apple's response to Microsoft/Samsung/LG's Glance screen efforts, allowing you to lift your phone to see lockscreen notifications. Speaking of the lockscreen, Apple is delivering more 3D Touch actions for lockscreen widgets/notifications, as well...

  • Apple stealthily announces Siri for South Africa, Ireland

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off this evening, and there was plenty of news at the keynote. However, during the iOS 10 presentation, one interesting feature in a word cloud caught our eye, it must be said... Siri is officially coming to South Africa, an #iOS10 word cloud reveals. Have a quick screenshot. #WWDC2016 pic.twitter.com/jkpj4vBPOX — memeburn (@memeburn) June 13, 2016 Yep, if you look at the bottom-right of our admittedly blurry screenshot, you'll notice that Siri is officially coming to South Africa (as well as Ireland). The smart voice assistant can technically be accessed in the country, but official support from...

  • Xbox at E3 2016: Project Scorpio, Xbox One S, Live upgrades & more

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Microsoft's E3 conference has been full of some interesting and strange announcements. Besides games, the company also showed off some new hardware, operating system, and Xbox Live features. We've decided to round up all of the hardware and Live announcements in this article. Project Scorpio First up we have the next version of the Xbox One range of consoles. According to the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, "We believe it will be the most powerful console ever built." Yes, there wasn't much shown off about this not-so-well-kept-secret powerhouse upgrade, but...

  • Xbox E3 2016 conference: 6 must-see game trailers from Microsoft’s presser

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Microsoft Xbox got a bit carried away with its service and hardware announcements (you can catch those updates up right here), but what about the actual games? Well, there were some pretty interesting titles, and trailers. Halo Wars 2 The pre-rendered trailer was a gorgeous piece of work, but Halo Wars 2 remains a game that only certain people will love. The title does boast more polished graphics, swifter gameplay and a slew of new online features across 13 campaigns will probably make it one of 343 Industry's...

  • WWDC 2016: 5 things Apple could reveal at today’s keynote

    For news and announcements as they happen be sure to keep locked on our WWDC 2016 portal for the duration of the conference. It's a busy day in the tech world. For gamers, they're preoccupied with E3 2016, but for Apple fans, WWDC 2016 begins tonight (7pm SAST). The company's annual developers conference will reside once again in San Francisco's Moscone Centre, while tonight's keynote will be held at the Bill Graham Civic. But with such an historic venue setting the scene, can we expect an historic keynote to match? Related: WWDC 2015 live blog: Apple forgot about Dre but reveals Drake,...

  • How can Sony PlayStation beat Microsoft Xbox at E3 2016? (and vice-versa)

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. We're on the eve of the world's biggest gaming expo and the stakes are as high as ever between Sony and Microsoft. Sony is in rude health thanks to record-breaking PS4 numbers, but we wonder what kind of impact the expected PS4 NEO would have on sales. Then again, Sony has revealed the console will miss E3. Meanwhile, Microsoft isn't doing too badly when judged on its own merit, but it's taking a beating at the cash registers compared to the PS4. So it definitely needs a PR coup to put momentum on its side. A solid...

  • E3 2016: Bethesda shows off remastered Skyrim, Bethesda VR & more

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Update: Added DOOM and Wolfenstein information, along with links to relevant articles.  Bethesda is one of the first companies to kick off E3 once again, usually delivering some welcome reveals and trailers. So what did the AAA publisher show us this year? Elder Scrolls is back... Well, for starters, rumours of a remastered Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were true, as the publisher revealed Skyrim: Special Edition for Xbox One and PS4 (skip to 3:05 for trailer). PC gamer? Then don't despair, as you'll be getting the update for free if you own...

  • HP shows off world’s smallest all-in-one printer

    In the midst of all things E3 2016, there actually is some other tech news. Tech company HP has unveiled what it calls the world's smallest All-in-One (AiO) Deskjet (ink) printer. According to a press release sent to Gearburn, the HP Deskjet 3720 is "half the size of other  inkjet all-in-one printers in its class." That means the device includes the ability to print, scan, and copy your documents. "With its innovative design and intuitive mobile connectivity from virtually any device or social network, the HP DeskJet 3720 turns the traditional consumer printing experience on its head," writes general manager and...

  • DOOM is finally getting some much needed multiplayer updates

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. The reviews for DOOM's single-player campaign have been stellar, but the title's multiplayer aspect has been struggling. During its E3 2016 presentation, developer Id Software announced some interesting changes to the 2016's reboot of the franchise. The game's SnapMap mode will include a range of free updates with Hell themes, new props, objects, weapons and items. There will also be new logic options with the ability to create single-player missions. DOOM will be receiving two new multiplayer modes next month: Exodus, a variation on one flag CTF, and a...

  • Xbox One, PS4 owners to receive updated Elder Scrolls Skyrim with mod support

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. Gamers on current generation consoles are finally going to be able to play Skyrim in the form of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. Announced during its E3 conference, Bethesda Softworks has finally given out details on the much-speculated release. The Special Edition will include upgraded and remastered textures, such as god rays, dynamic lighting, and new water effects. Character models weren't show off, but expect them to still be creepy mannequins. It will also include the addition of mod support. Players will be able to download and...