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  • You’ll love this: the plug, play and sniff bacon alarm app

    Tech can make our non-kosher dreams come true, by squirting a bacon scent from our iPhones and into our nostrils. Yes, it’s true. Watch this video which unashamedly gave us goosebumps. It’s a small piece of hardware that when attached to the bottom of an iPhone, puffs out a waft of bacon-flavoured scent when the accompanying iOS alarm clock app activates. Take it like this: what sound would you prefer in the morning? That horribly shrill alarm tone, or the sound of crackling bacon paired with the smell of the sweetest meat candy ever. We know what we would choose...

  • Tennis app ‘Game On’ smashing records in Australia, is weirdly fun to play

    Li Na and Roger Federer are two of the world’s top tennis champions, sports stars part of the 2014 Australian Open. Now Tennis has millions fans across the world, it’s a combination of drama and sporting excellence that draws viewers into its net. So this tennis app named Game On, from car makers Kia, seems to be the ideal companion piece for any fan. According to CarGuides, the app’s already racqueted up over 125 000 downloads in Australia alone. We promise, that’s the last tennis pun for now. Game On is a fun slice of entertainment and works like this:...

  • ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ hijacks iOS, will land on Android, Windows Phone soon

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, arguably the highlight of the series before GTA V, is now available for iOS. Not to be dramatic, but today’s a landmark day for mobile games. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is US$7 for 40-hours and more spent in the virtually messed-up world of San Andreas, which is now the current setting for this year’s GTA.  Here’s everything new and shiny for the iOS version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.  Remastered, high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models. Enhanced for the iPhone 5 series and iPad 4th...

  • CyanogenMod Screencast app enters beta on Google Play store

    Koushik Dutta, best known for bringing custom Android OS CyanogenMod to life, has introduced Screencast on his Google+ page and has also opened up the app to the community in beta form. To grab the beta, users will have to update to the latest CM nightly build (build 11 when we last checked), add the CM community to their circles, and then download and test the app. By holding the volume up and power key, Screencast will begin recording a video of an Android screen, as well as anything picked up by the microphone. There is one review for the...

  • Uber review: just about the best damn taxi service ever

    Traveling from South Africa to first world countries always opens my eyes to the vast chasm that exists between the way things are and how they should be. This is not an entirely negative sentiment mind you; I always find that basic things like food and accommodation are a lot more affordable here (and in most countries considered to be third world), as is entertainment and alcohol, which is a very good thing for all of us, first world residents included. One thing that always strikes me though is the public transport systems and infrastructure abroad versus home. There, the...

  • Zombies, Run! review: the fitness app featuring the threat of the undead

    Regular readers of my articles will know that I am a little obsessed with running, so much so that I have tried and reviewed nearly every decent running app on the App Store. After a while I figured out that I’d gone through all of them and after the App Deathmatch between Nike+ and Runkeeper, I decided to give it a rest on the fitness front and focus on other areas of the App Store, like games and productivity. Nike+ moved onto my app dock and I used it religiously for the next few months. Then winter hit Cape Town...

  • Badland for iOS review: an instant, indie classic

    I follow a lot of app blogs online, and have tons of notifications going off everyday regarding apps that have been discounted or set as free for the day. The vast majority of these apps that go free though, are crap, and I end up deleting most of them after the first use, thankful that I didn’t waste any money on them, while feeling sorry for those who did. Recently though, in celebration of the App Store’s fifth birthday, the net went wild with the list of apps that had been made free. Among them was an indie game...

  • PS3 YouTube app ‘Send to TV’ feature updated for smoother playback

    Time for a bit of controversy: the PS3 is better than the Xbox 360, hands down. From the slick interface to the almost prophetic ability to predict future gaming needs (Blu-ray drive for extra storage, installing games to the PS3 by default), it’s a system that actually gives a shit about the needs of the end-user. So why then has it taken a year for this excellent YouTube app update to appear? The Next Web reports that the app update will roll out this week as part of YouTube’s “channel initiative”. Some users who logon to their PS3s...

  • Google Maps Android update includes freshly revamped UI

    Google’s latest update for its Maps app, version 7.0, is slowly rolling out to Android devices that are version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above. There are a bunch of new features, the most important being the “enhanced navigation including live traffic updates, incident reports and dynamic rerouting” as detailed by the change log for the Maps update. Maps for mobile And Maps for tablets. Slick! The detailed changes for the app are listed below: *This update will be gradually rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks. Users with Android versions below 4.0.3 should visit http://goo.gl/5AMJS to find out...

  • System Monitor review: Android’s best stat app

    This article won’t matter to many of you, however, to the fellow nerds it will appeal to, I could not recommend System Monitor fervently enough. I can’t vouch for the depth or quality of stats available natively for TouchWizz and Sense users, but on my stock setup, this app gives me some invaluable information regarding my device. System Monitor is one of the most gorgeous, yet functional apps I’ve used on Android, and when you think of how many apps I’ve used (practically thousands), that is quite a feat. Doing it well So what does System Monitor do? It’s nothing overly...