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All posts tagged "Apple"

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: iPhone 6S spotted on production line

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, whatever. All we know is that an upgraded iPhone is coming later this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn't small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan's squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That's why we've decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likened to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple...

  • No fruit allowed: 8 powerful and versatile alternatives to the MacBook

    Apple MacBooks are great machines. Arguably, they are singlehandedly reviving the laptop genre after the early decade's tablet onslaught. They're light, built with usability in mind and dripping with style. And what's even more appealing is that you know exactly what you're going to get when you purchase one. But we can't really say that the MacBook is always the best laptop money can buy. Other manufacturers, including Lenovo, Acer, Dell and the like have been crafting some business-friendly beasts for a while now, and thanks to the leap in cool, quick hardware including SSDs and fanless processors, these little machines have...

  • Apple finally refreshes the iPod range, but is it too late?

    Apple has finally given its iPod family a makeover, from the iPod shuffle, to the iPod Nano and of course the iPod Touch. Sounds pretty exciting and knowing Apple, fresh new twists and revolutionary ideas popped into mind. The new Shuffle and Nano have new colour options including gold, silver, space gray, pink and blue. Apple is also offering a Product Red iPod colour options in support of the elimination of HIV/AIDS in Africa. The new Touch doesn't really grab anyone's attention, with a new 8MP camera which includes new slow motion and burst features. It also features a 64-bit A8 chipset (similar...

  • Apple, Nokia and Samsung trump BlackBerry in South African user satisfaction stats

    The South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) has released its latest findings on mobile handsets in South Africa. According to the survey, handsets in South Africa received an average of 77.2 out of 100 satisfaction rate from polled users. The independent survey was conducted between the months of March and May this year. The survey's results show the scores for Apple (82.7), BlackBerry (70.6), Nokia (78.9), and Samsung (78.8), which are the most popular handset makers currently in South Africa. According to the survey, BlackBerry scored below par even though it improved on its score since last year. Founder of SAcsi and...

  • New Apple iPod Touch may launch tomorrow, rumours suggest

    If you enjoy camping outside Apple stores on the eve of a launch, rumours suggest that you should be packing your sleeping bag and sleepwear right now. French website Igen through it's sources has revealed that the world could be bumping to a new range of Apple iPod music players as early as tomorrow, 14 July. The terribly clumsy translated page reveals the following: According to several reliable sources that we have already knowledgeable in the past, Apple is set to announce a new wave of audio players early next week - our contacts evoke availability for Tuesday, July 14, but...

  • WWDC 2015 live blog: Apple forgot about Dre but reveals Drake, the Weeknd instead

    It's that time of year when Apple talks more about it's software and services than it does its hardware. It's WWDC time, and the 2015 edition is being billed as a big one. The conference, which first kicked off in 1990, wasn't exactly the most eagerly anticipated show of the tech year. But look at it now. Tim Cook has done a stellar job of opening the show since Stevenotes became yet another memory, but what lies behind the curtain this year? When Cupertino descends on San Francisco in a few hours the big news will (likely) be about a new...

  • How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote live stream on Windows, Android [update]

    Update: Our WWDC live blog is now in progress. Follow it here. Apple's conferences are always special events, but it's a real pity that the company hates alternative platforms. If you happen to be running Windows, Android, Linux or anything that isn't associated with fruit, you'll be fresh out of luck if you fancy watching tonight's WWDC 2015 keynote. Or are you? If you're running iOS or OS X on an Apple product, watching the event, kicking off at 7pm South African Standard time, is as simple as hitting up Apple's site and streaming it there. For streaming to function correctly though,...

  • New Macbook Pro, 5K iMac Retina now available in South Africa

    Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina and iMac 27-inch Retina models are now available in South Africa, today revealed the company's primary South African importer, Core Group. The updated MacBook Pro boasts a 15-inch Retina-grade screen and boasts new features we've seen revealed by Apple earlier this year. These include Force Touch enabled track pad, "longer battery life and faster discrete graphics" which should make it a more attractive proposition for content creators. Flash storage speed also gets a bump, with Apple claiming that it's now 2.5 times swifter than before. The iMac on the other hand is a stately behemoth. It's...

  • 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,...

  • Apple Watch Sport now available in South Africa, will cost R10k

    Takealot has announced that it will be the first retailer in South Africa to stock the Apple Watch, which has been available in major markets for a few weeks now. Joining the likes of the US, UK, Australia and Japan, the Apple Watch will retail on Takealot for a rather hefty R10 000. Considering that the Watch retails for US$349 in the States, early adopters will have to count many many pennies down south. Read more: Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker "We are very pleased to be the first retailer in the country to offer the...