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  • LG V20 launched with music, video-centric features

    The LG V10 was one of last year's best smartphones, offering an innovative secondary display, great video recording functionality and dual front-facing cameras. Otherwise, it was the same fundamental experience as the LG G4 (review). Unfortunately, the phone didn't make it to South African shores. Now, the Korean firm has stepped up with the V20, offering several improvements over the LG G5 (review) and a variety of audio-related features. In the power department, the phone features the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset as the G5, as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage (up to 2TB microSD cards). Much like last...

  • The definitive iPhone 7 bingo game is here

    There have been a ton of leaks associated with the iPhone 7 launch, pegged for tonight at 7pm. Combine that with the predictable nature of Apple events and it makes for an interesting bingo or drinking game. Fortunately, Redditor TheMechanoids has come up with a rather excellent keynote bingo game for you to check out. Bored with Apple's samesy iPhone events? This bingo card from Reddit might help From "we think you're gonna love it" to "Jony Ive in video form", how many boxes will Apple tick tonight? Check out the iPhone 7 bingo card below. Be sure to keep track of all iPhone 7...

  • How to watch the Apple iPhone 7 launch in South Africa

    Apple's iPhone 7 event kicks off later today, where the company is expected to be revealing two models. We've already covered the rumoured specifications, but here's how to follow the event as it happens. Time and streaming link? The event takes place at 10am PDT (7pm SAST), with users being advised to visit Apple's event page for the streaming link. Got an Apple device? Those with Apple devices should be able to stream the iPhone 7 event via Apple Safari, but you'll need an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iOS 7 or later. Got an Apple Mac computer? Then you'll need Safari 6.0.5 on OS X 10.8.5. Luckily, you can...

  • Dragon Quest I [Android] review: revisiting the forefather of JRPGs

    Before giving Dragon Quest I a go, I'd only ever previously played DQ VIII on the PlayStation 2, and that was brief foray into the series. Recently, I'd been looking for an old-school JRPG to play on the go and the DQ I remake on Android was the recommended port of call. The entirety of Dragon Quest I is a JRPG trope and cliché. Let me rephrase that: DQ I invented many JRPG tropes and clichés. From the game's "save the princess from the dragon" storyline to the endless grinding for levels, and overall fantasy theme. The entirety of Dragon Quest I is...

  • PlayStation Store vs Xbox Store: not all game prices are created equal

    Brand new titles are usually priced identically on Xbox Store and the PlayStation Store, it seems that older games don't follow the same trend. In fact, we found some titles that yielded some incredibly interesting price discrepancies across the platforms. There is a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) that most stores stick to, though it's not set in stone with SA law. Both the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store usually uphold these prices on their own digital platforms as to not upset stores selling physical copies. For this piece, we have excluded physical copies of games, special editions, and bundles --...

  • Huawei Nexus device: we told you so (sort of)

    The latest news indicates that Huawei is working on a Nexus/Google-designed tablet. But, at the risk of tooting our own horn, we sort of beat them to the punch a few months ago. At the South African launch of the Huawei P9 (review) and P9 Plus in June, we interviewed Charlene Munilal, general manager for Huawei's Consumer Business Group in SA, who confirmed the company was indeed doing a Nexus device. What we didn't know at the time was what kind of device it was. A new Huawei-branded Nexus on the way? We told you so Munilal explained why the Nexus 6P wasn't more widely available in South Africa,...

  • Apple iPhone 7 launch: here’s what to expect

    We know it'll be faster obviously. We know the camera will be better (why would it be worse?). But what do we really know about the iPhone 7 handsets? We sift through the rumours and leaks to figure out what to expect from the iPhone 7 ahead of tomorrow's reveal... No headphone jack This has been a heavy rumour for almost a year now, if not more. Numerous sources claim that Apple is ditching the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in favour of using the Lightning connector. It's been claimed that Apple will ship an adapter in the box so people can still use their...

  • Sony Xperia smartphones just don’t excite me anymore

    There was a time not that long ago when a new high-end Sony Xperia smartphone was something to behold. Even if it wasn't an excellent all-round device, a new Sony or Sony Ericsson phone elicited a buzz nonetheless thanks to interesting designs and features. There was the bold Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and its slideout gamepad, the Xperia S and that transparent strip (among other cool features) and the Xperia Z2 and its waterproof design. At the time, they all made me think that Sony could turn into the next Samsung, or make the average consumer pay attention at the very least. Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact...

  • South Park, Mafia & Dishonored: 5 games yet to come in 2016

    So far, 2016 has provided us with a decent array of gaming titles to indulge in. From the prehistoric wilderness of Far Cry: Primal (review) to the beautifully minimalistic cityscape of Mirror's Edge Catalyst (review), we've been treated to hours upon hours of quality gaming. But what's done is done and while we are eternally grateful for these experiences, as gamers we cannot help but wonder what the future landscape of gaming has in store for us. Well, by the looks of it, 2016 still has a lot of digital adventures for us to undertake and the best might still be on the...

  • New Humble Mobile Bundle offers refreshing variety

    How can you complain about the Humble Bundle promotions? Offering a variety of games for a starting price of just US$1, it's hard to feel short-changed. Now, the latest Humble Bundle has been revealed, offering plenty of interesting titles for Android gamers. The Humble Mobile Bundle 20 offers action/adventure/survival title Cloud Chasers, top-down space-faring title Last Horizon and the first two Tomb Raider games as part of the base US$1 package. You might want to use a controller for the Tomb Raider games though as they aren't very playable on touchscreens. You're getting plenty of bang for your buck with the Humble Mobile Bundle...