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  • Ware of the Week: Opera Max

    In our weekly series, Ware of the Week, we showcase our favourite organised lines of code from the world of mobile and desktop computing. In today’s edition, we look at an app that's all about data saving and data management from the makers of Opera -- Opera Max. If you missed our previous Ware of the Week winner, catch it below. Read more: Ware of the Week: Prey Anti-Theft You've probably heard the name "Opera" used around the web now and again. The company, once known for its iconic web browser that served mobile and PCs so well is redefining itself...

  • Lenovo launches Vibe Shot smartphone

    Lenovo today announced its attempt at a smartphone with high-end camera capabilities. Launched at Lenovo TechWorld in Beijing, the device features an octa-core 64-bit processor, a 16MP camera and tri-colour LED flash. There's also auto-focus, a manual shutter, and the ability to take panoramic selfies and insert yourself at multiple points in the same picture. At the same time Motorola Mobility announced that it would be making its Moto Maker feature, which enables you to build your own phone, available in China. More to follow...

  • GoPro to launch drone camera rig in 2016, dabble in virtual reality

    Late last year we heard whispers of GoPro's future plans and expansion into the drone space. The company has now officially revealed that it's working on a cube-like camera rig for drones with virtual reality support dubbed the "Six-Camera Spherical Array". Sounds very awkward, right? GoPro CEO Nick Woodman told Re/Code that it would be anything but. "It’s incredible to see our world from new perspectives," Wordman mentioned. "It’s a real ‘Oh my God’ moment. “We did that with our GoPro cameras, and we see a similar opportunity in the quadcopter market. It’s something that’s in our DNA, and we are excited...

  • Solid Snake, Bill Rizer and Simon Belmont: the Big Konami Three

    Konami has been one of the biggest developers and publishers of video games for over two decades. Over the years they have provided us with many memorable gaming experiences and, most importantly, characters. To many this vast of array of digital personalities have become heroes, icons of gaming who defined their childhood and who they have carried in their hearts right to this day. But now a sad day has arrived with Konami announcing that they are leaving the world of video games and going full mobile. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean the end of these characters, we probably won’t ever...

  • Reload those weapons: ‘Evolve’ is getting an ‘Arena Mode’

    Evolve is one of those games that's only really five-star entertainment in short bursts, and that seems to be what Turtle Rock Studios is focusing on. Arena Mode is a free update to the game that will see four hunters pitted against one monster in a head-to-head, fight-to-the-death battle. If this sounds like Hunter Mode, it's probably because it is, but it's the most exciting part. There's no "hunt" to worry about. Gamers are plunged straight into the action and are forced to do battle. Read more: ‘Evolve’ review: a monstrous bite of entertainment "Arena Mode adds a completely new way to...

  • Japan’s Sony Xperia Z4 to relaunch as ‘Sony Xperia Z3+’ internationally

    When the Sony Xperia Z4 was announced a few weeks ago, we were particularly harsh on Sony. The company didn't do much to the Z3 to warrant a numerical jump in its naming scheme, and while the device wasn't supposed to reach international shores, the company has come up with a cunning plan. It's not so much as an Xperia Z4 than it is an upgrade of the Z3, and thus Sony has decided that it will relaunch the Sony Xperia Z3+ to markets beyond Japanese borders. Read more: 5 features we’d love to see on the Sony Xperia Z5 The new...

  • BlackBerry Z3 is South Africa’s most appealing phone, according to Phonefinder

    Yes, yes, we know. We aren't too kind to BlackBerry over in these here parts. The company has been the mainstay in South Africa's mobile phone race since we came to know the beauty of BBM and the wonder of BIS. Come 2015, and miraculously, even if BlackBerry is on the back burner in other corners of the globe, it's still going strong here in South Africa. That's right. According to Phonefinder -- a mobile phone marketplace tool -- and a new report revealed by Fin24, the BlackBerry Z3 is South Africa's most popular phone. Coming in second is the Samsung...

  • PlayStation 4 exclusive ‘Until Dawn’ seems a darker, more serious ‘Life Is Strange’

    It has been an inconsistent year for PlayStation 4 exclusives. We've seen marvels like Bloodborne outshine terrors like The Order: 1886. With more interesting titles coming later this year, gamers on the blue side will be waiting patiently for the post-E3 2015 onslaught. But what's first on the agenda? Supermassive Games' Until Dawn will see an August release date, coupled with story driven gameplay inspired by the chaos theory. It's all third person it would seem, and will jump on the coattails of games like Life Is Strange (which we thoroughly love). If the trailer is indeed taken from gameplay, we...

  • Google I/O 2015 preview: Android M, Brillo and virtual reality tales

    June is a bumper month for conferences across the world, with WWDC, Computex and E3 within weeks of each other. Arguably though, there's a much more important event that opens the curtains for these. Mountain View will head to San Francisco on 28 May to kick off Google I/O -- the company's most important event of the year. It's generally a software developers paradise, but we have seen the odd hardware surprise here and there in the past. So, before the multicoloured mayhem begins in earnest, we look forward to the conference that will define Google's next 12 months. Android M: the...

  • 5 quick and nifty Apple iPad tricks

    There is something to be said for the ease and simplicity of use of Apple products. Most of the time, they just offer elegant and extremely user friendly solutions. Here are five useful tricks to enhance your experience with the Apple iPad. 1. Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPad Find my iPad is now enabled by default (during the initial setup process), rather than asking users to enable it manually. This is a very useful feature when you’ve lost or misplaced your iPad. Set up a free iCloud account and you will be able to locate,...