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  • Reviewed: OLX Classifieds for iOS is a newsy app with bite

    This week I take a look at OLX Classifieds, an app that brings the much publicised web classifieds' service to the iPad. Even though OLX only launched a few months back, it feels as if it has been around forever. Everyone has seen the ad (especially if you're a YouTube junkie); a slightly out of shape dad gets ridiculed by his honest, entrepreneurial daughter for holding onto an exercise machine that he's used once, until she tells him how much she can get for it on OLX, and he sells it. It's a situation that we've all experienced and can...

  • Absinthe 2.0 jailbreaks 1m+ iDevices in 48 hours

    Some stats since release of #Absinthe - 211,401 jailbroken iPad3's and 973,086 devices newly jailbroken! #JBFTW ! ;D— Chronic-Dev, LLC (@chronicdevteam) May 27, 2012 That's all a jailbreaker needs to know. With the release of Absinthe 2.0 last Friday, a million plus users have experienced the sweet chin music of an unlocked phone. Absinthe 2.0, the frankly mindbogglingly easy iDevice jailbreak app, works across most iDevices, including the iPad 3 and iPhone 4S loaded with iOS 5.1.1. For those who missed the boat, read this article for all the Absinthe 2.0 news that's fit to print. Being able to break...

  • LG says screw you to Retina Display, unleashes 440PPI, 1080p screen

    iPhone 4S, pshhh whatever. It looks like LG is injecting steroids into its new 5-inch Full HD LCD smartphone display. The South Korean manufacturer says that, "this allows smartphone users to view Full HD content in the same quality as on TVs and monitors, LG Display and its new panel significantly advances the cloud computing experience widely considered the next major internet trend." Whatever, it's shit-hot, here's the deets: The 440PPI screen is based on AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) tech which maxes out with a 1920x1080 display. The panel is also "1.3 times more advanced in ppi than...

  • Reviewed: Nokia’s Asha 201 [Video]

    From the ashes of Nokia's budget phone division comes the Nokia Asha 201. The Gear takes a peek at the highs and lows of this very inexpensive feature-phone which is surprisingly well suited to the emerging smartphone market. While it's impossible to compare the Asha 201 to Nokia's top of the range Lumia line, it has the guts to introduce social media apps to a market which has been in dire need of Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. Let's see how Nokia's Asha 201 plays out.

  • Facebook’s smartphone efforts back on track [Rumour]

    Once more unto the breach dear friends. According to several reports, the mighty Facebook will re-enter the smartphone race which it so desperately failed at last year. Remember the HTC ChaCha? Us neither. Reports says that Facebook is on the lookout for software and hardware developer to take its dream of creating a Facebook phone into reality. The rumours started flying around after Google acquired Motorola Mobility for the sweet sum of US$12.5-billion. Since 2010, Facebook has been reportedly been working on an internal smartphone project. So its not the first time that Facebook's tried to push a phone...

  • Top 10 over-pledged gadgets on Kickstarter

    Kickstarter creates a platform for anyone with an idea to seek funding. The idea is simple, you make a video and tell the world about your project. People then bid whatever they want to your cause. Here are my top 10 over-pledged -- meaning they got way more than they initially asked for -- gadgets on Kickstarter. #1: Prinrbot: your first 3D printer Pledged: 3 323% of US$25 000 target If you’re an inventive-type, you’ve probably considered purchasing a 3D printer, seen the pricetag, scoffed, and moved on. Well, scoff no more. Printrbot is an affordable 3D printer that you assemble yourself and lets...

  • Jailbreak any iOS 5.1.1 iPhone, iPad now with Absinthe 2.0

    Now that was an exciting morning. After patiently waiting for the geniuses at the HITB conference to announce Absinthe 2.0, it's finally happened. Absinthe 2.0 is an incredible piece of jailbreaking software. There's nothing to it, and according to Greenposi0n.com it's "so-easy-your-grandma-could-do-it". Follow the steps below and enjoy an unlocked iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, whatever. iOS 5.1.1, eat your goddamn heart out. Best of all, it's untethered so if you reboot your device, you won't need to re-jailbreak it. Perfection. A word of warning. Even though Absinthe is practically foolproof, Gearburn takes no responsibility for any damaged iDevice. Thanks to Greenpois0n.com, we know that Absinthe will...

  • Reviewed: iPad Speaker Stand – class without crass

    In swag-factor alone, Logitech's iPad Speaker Stand succeeds. The iPad (or iPhone if you're daring or stupid enough) cradles into the dock, charges and blasts music out of the ultra-loud speakers. For US$60 or so, it is a worthy purchase. Best part, the click when the iPad is rotated in place. Here, I've filmed it for posterity. Why's my arm so hairy? The speaker is stable, pumps out incredibly loud music without distortion and turns the iPad into a hot, sexy display of tech goodness. Sound is full stereo, the arm of the base is pitch adjustable and looks damn...

  • Reviewed: Facebook’s socially-sauve Camera app

    It screams Instagram, but not really. It's the Facebook Camera app and it's available now for download. But do you want it? I say "yes". Let's look at the facts: this is Instagram for Facebook in all but name. The great blue social network is buying Instagram. It's extending its claws into everything. If you want to take an artsy, hipster shot, use Instagram. If you want to share photos of duckfaces, use the Facebook Camera app. Either way Facebook wins. Onto the review. Less is more The Facebook Camera app can upload multiple photos at once which is pure win. It...

  • Diablo 3 smashes some sort of sales record, sells 6.3m copies in first week

    Diablo III sold 6.3-million copies in its first week alone. Let that number roll around your brain. During its initial 24-hours on sale, the game cranked out 3.5-million sales. A week later, the number sits at a mind-boggling 6.3-million. With each copy of the game on average selling for US$59, Blizzard has made US$371-million at the very least. Not bad for a title which took over a decade to make it to the shelves. Blizzard has even gone on record and said that this is the fastest selling PC game of all time. But does the game have legs to...