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  • SanDisk iXpand drive review: selfie backups for your iOS device

    As much as you may love your Apple iPhone or iPad, its limited storage capabilities can be a problem. Like others that have come before it, SanDisk has developed an expandable storage solution for iOS devices. The question is: should you pick it up over the competition? The SanDisk iXpand flash drive is a rather simple device in its presentation and design. The drive has a male USB 3.0 port on one end and a male Lightning connector on the other. These two connections are joined by a bendable plastic hinge. It doesn't move naturally and feels as though it may cause...

  • Xbox One Summer Update: here’s what you should know

    Some new Xbox updates are heading to consoles and the Windows 10 app pretty soon, program management head for Xbox Mike Ybarra today revealed. Speaking on the Xbox One wire, Ybarra explained that Microsoft will be releasing "into Preview a summer update that will start to rollout to our Xbox Preview audience for Xbox One, and in the coming weeks we’ll release it to the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10." "New features will rollout to the Preview audience in waves, not all at once." So what new features can we expect? Cortana finally arrives on Xbox One And not just in Halo 5:...

  • Final Fantasy XII is getting the HD remaster treatment on PS4

    Sure, Final Fantasy VII gets most of the remake love among fans, but XII has its fair share of enthusiasts too. Fortunately, Square Enix seems to have listened to your pleas as the company has released a teaser trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, being a remastered version of FF12. Don't hold your breath for a release just yet, as Square Enix has confirmed a vague 2017 release date in Japan. The title was first released in 2006 on PlayStation 2, receiving critical acclaim. A sequel was released in 2007 in the form of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings for the...

  • Xiaomi Mi Band 2 launched: 5 things you should know

    Missed the news last week? Yep, Xiaomi quietly launched the second-generation Mi Band fitness tracker a few days ago. What's new in this edition though? We list a few of the more notable features and improvements. It's got a screen Well, for starters, there's a tiny OLED display on the tracker, being scratch-resistant and having an oleophobic coating to boot. There's a button below the screen too, allowing you to cycle through displayed data (such as steps taken, time, temperature etc) on the screen. Don't want to tap the button? Then simply lifting your wrist will activate the screen instead. And yes, the Mi Band 2...

  • 4 Xiaomi mobile devices we’d like to see in South Africa

    You can't deny that the Xiaomi brand has made quite a splash in South Africa since it landed late last year. The Redmi 2 and Mi 4 (review) smartphones provide excellent value for money, coming in at just under R2000 and R4000 respectively. Local distributor MIA Group hasn't stopped here either, bringing in the R2999 Redmi Note 2 (review) and the R7999 Mi 5 flagship recently as well. Still, there are a few more Xiaomi phones and tablets we'd like to see on the African continent... Xiaomi Redmi 3 Quite possibly offering the best value for money this year, the Redmi 3 had a RMB699...

  • Today in history: Tetris launches in USSR in 1984

    6 June 2016 might not be important for most people, but it's an integral date in the gaming world. Alongside Pong and Space Invaders, Tetris is arguably the other landmark video game that inspired many a title (and other games' puzzle-solving mechanics) beyond it. The game itself was developed by Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov and was a big moment in both worldwide game design, and Russian game design. Why? Well, it was the first fun piece of software exported by the country to the United States, where it has cemented itself in popular culture. Tetris was first played on a machine...

  • Oppomart lists OnePlus 3 with six variants starting at $369

    Remember when the OnePlus One (above) was simply one phone (no pun intended)? Well, those days are over. According to a new listing prior to its launch, the OnePlus 3 -- the Chinese manufacturer's third-generation handset -- will arrive in no less than six different flavours with varying quantities of storage and RAM. Chinese retailer Oppomart was responsible for the leak, which suggests that it has a sprig of possible truth to it. Related: OnePlus One review: two good to ignore OnePlus hasn't confirmed that the device will boast six personalities though, but the phone is set to debut on 14 June. Additionally,...

  • Watch: Here’s how Chromebooks run Android apps from Play Store

    Google made tech headlines when it announced that the Play Store was coming to its Chromebook laptops. But how will it all work? Fortunately, the Mountain View firm has published a YouTube video (spotted by Android Central), outlining the process. The video shows the Play Store working like a normal Chromebook program, with Google's Kan Liu saying that it would function like any other Android device. Want to install an app? Then merely hit the "install" button and track the progress via the Chrome OS notification centre. Liu said that general Android app notifications would "seamlessly" open in the Chrome OS notification centre. Chromebooks have a reputation for being...

  • LG X Screen, Stylus 2 now in South African stores

    If you thought Sony was the only company launching a device with an X in its name, think again. LG, less than three months after it began shipping the G5 to South Africa, is introducing two new devices to the country, dubbed the LG X Screen and the LG Stylus 2. Both devices will prop up the company's mid-range, and compete against Samsung, Sony and Huawei's new offerings. LG X Screen To differentiate its mid-ranger from the pack, LG's X Screen boasts two screens, one 4.93-inch Full HD panel and another above it, with a 80x520 resolution. The latter is used for...

  • Huawei South Africa confirms new Nexus is coming this year

    Huawei might've just launched the P9, P9 Lite and P9 Plus in South Africa, but the company also revealed some more interesting device details relevant to the industry at large. "We’re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way," Charlene Munilall, general manager for Huawei SA's consumer business group, said in an interview. The Chinese company developed its first Nexus device at the end of last year in the form of the Nexus 6P, alongside LG's smaller Nexus 5X. The Nexus 6P enjoyed a very positive reception for the most part, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a...