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  • Apple Store trolls, ‘Life Is Strange’ and Twitch defeats Pokemon: the TGIF Video Roundup

    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: ‘Pixels’, ‘Final Fantasy XV’ and GearVR babies: the TGIF Video Roundup Finally, the long, dreary week has spat out its fair number of glorious videos for us Friday fellows to indulge. Videos this week range from the influence of David Lynch in video games to the latest The Evil Within DLC trailer (which is ridiculously short, mind). Of course, in between all of this...

  • iPhone 6s rumour roundup: ‘Apple Phone’, anyone?

    Feature image: iFixit 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 is planning an...

  • Tag Heuer partners with Intel, Google on Apple-slaying smartwatch

    Tag Heuer, you know, that luxury watch brand specialising in crafting traditional timepieces, is divebombing into the smartwatch swimming pool thanks to a firm hand on the back by Apple. After the Cupertino company launched its Apple Watch a few weeks ago, and Swatch announced that it will fit its timepieces with NFC chips, Tag Heuer has confirmed that it too will be sending its chronographs to smartwatch school, but with one important exception — it will aim to keep its smartwatches’ aesthetics as close to those of the originals. The watch will be powered by an Intel chipset, which is...

  • Microsoft’s Einstein-boosted Cortana coming to Android and iOS too

    This genuinely brings a smile to my face, especially considering Apple‘s staunch closed ecosystem mentality and Android‘s Google Now dependency. Microsoft has announced that its Bing-powered personal digital assistant Cortana is flying the Microsoft coup, and coming to Android and iOS in the near future. In a Reuters exclusive, “people familiar with the matter” noted that Cortana will be rolled out to mobile devices running Apple’s and Google’s prized operating systems. But this doesn’t quite stop there. Microsoft is also working on a more “advanced” version of Cortana to rival Apple’s Siri, dubbed the Einstein Project. The MD of the company’s research division...

  • Google Chromebook Pixel updates with two USB Type-C ports, beefy Intel chipsets

    We all knew the new Google Chomebook Pixel was coming this year, but we didn’t quite know what Google was preparing in terms of hardware, exterior panache and price. Now, the company has finally outed the Pixel, which will be the flagship Chromebook of the fleet. At first glance with the Chromebook’s face shut, it’s clear that there’s a touch of Google in the mix. The strip that runs along the top centre of the screen lid screens ChromeOS, with its now-customary multi-colour scheme. The unit itself is a gun-metal silver, very similar to what you’d find on a new...

  • LaCie launches new USB Type-C external drive for 12-inch MacBook

    LaCie (Seagate‘s fancy pants division) is the first company to jump on the USB Type-C external storage bandwagon when it launched its new Porsche Design Mobile Drive to complement the new Apple MacBook. Following the news that Apple‘s newly launched 12-inch MacBook features just one input/output port in the form of a USB Type-C number, the company has duly obliged, crafting an external drive that will work with the multi-purpose port out of the box. Read more: 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape LaCie notes that the drive supports the “the user–friendly connector of the future” and...

  • Apple Watch: all you need to know about Apple’s digital ticker

    In a typically stylish Apple event held in downtown San Francisco, Apple finally launched its Apple Watch to the world after spending the past six months teasing the general public. The Apple Watch, which will be available in two sizes (1.5-inches and 1.65-inches), three guises (average Joe, Sport and “Watch Edition”) and a plethora of strap options, will likely put a cat amongst the Huawei, Samsung and LG pigeons of the wearable world. The device, however will start at a base price of US$349 and climb to a ridiculous US$17 000 for the overly-flashy, obnoxious gold “Edition”. Read more: Huawei Watch...

  • 6 sleek Apple MacBook features that are making fans go ape

    The new Apple MacBook stole the so-called Apple Watch show last night. And rightly so, the latest Mac has introduced some really revolutionary features that are making Apple fans drool all over their now-old-and-dull MacBooks. The 12-inch Retina MacBook is the thinnest so far. Apple has therefor taken the less is more mantra to heart and equipped the device with less ports, less hardware and less fat. The less you have though, the more you have to give up. Which means that the new MacBook has slightly poorer hardware and only one port for an external drive. There’s also no space...

  • Apple Watch ‘Spring Forward’ live blog: Watches, MacBooks and ResearchKit

    No, it’s not quite yet time for the iPhone 6s launch, nor that much-hyped self-driving Apple car, but tonight’s launch could be the company’s most important device unveiling since the iPad back in 2010. We’re quite used to Apple making a big move in industries previously ploughed by other tech companies, and wearables isn’t an exception either. The smartwatch market especially is one of those final frontiers for Apple, but will the company crack the esoteric smartwatch formula? Those time-keeping wrist-cuffs remain fairly useless to their wearers, with their functional immaturity (especially speaking of the Android Wear platform) a big hindrance....

  • Apple’s virtual reality ambitions made clear thanks to new patent

    Ah Apple. The once-desktop computing company now jack-of-all-trades is sinking its leathery finger into its next big pie — virtual reality (VR). That’s right, cars isn’t quite enough for Cupertino as it has won a patent from the US Patent Office for what seems like an iPhone headset that’ll plunge its user into pools of virtual goodness. We’ve seen this particular play from Apple before though. While companies like Oculus take the initial risk in forging new audiences for new technologies, Apple waits, absorbs the zeitgeist and develops its own popular contraption. But it should be said, this “Head-Mounted Display...

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