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  • These are 7 cool Android apps you can’t get in the Play Store

    Featuring over a million Android apps, it's hard to argue that Google's Play Store doesn't have something for everyone. In fact, we often find that banned iOS apps get released without issue on Google Play. But did you know there are some interesting Android apps even Google doesn't want on its store? We showcase a few prominent examples. TubeMate Google really doesn't want you to download videos off YouTube. Unless it's via their official Android app (even then, it's only viewable via the app and some videos can't be downloaded), but we digress. For those wanting to download a video permanently (i.e. having...

  • Now MewTwo can be a Pokemon Go trainer with our beginner’s guide

    Downloaded Pokemon Go and have no idea what to do? Or maybe you're just curious as to what all the fuss is about? Either way, we've put together a beginner's guide to figuring out the game's premise and mechanics. From noteworthy features to battling enemies, we've got you covered. What is Pokemon Go? Pokemon Go is a location-based augmented reality title, allowing you to capture and battle Pokemon in the world around you. After creating a character with the very basic tools at your disposal, you'll be placed on a map, which reflects the world around you. From the virtual map, you'll find symbols...

  • 9+ useful, entertaining Windows 10 apps we want on Xbox One

    Microsoft announced some time back that its Windows Store would be coming to Xbox One, allowing people to download an array of apps. There's still no word on the app store hitting consoles just yet, but we'd definitely like to see some of these apps on our Microsoft consoles. VLC media player Easily one of the most popular apps around, VLC is a jack-of-all-trades media player, capable of handling almost everything you throw at it. The default Xbox players aren't bad, but an all-in-one solution, capable of handling everything from MP3 and FLAC to MKV and AVI, would be a welcome addition to...

  • Pokemon Go, Humble Bundle and more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. It's that time of the week again, so let's cut to the chase and talk mobile games. Our favourites this time are Pokemon Go and the new Humble Bundle -- but there are four other picks in this edition as well. Pokemon Go (free - Android, iOS) The eagerly anticipated game has been released in several countries so far, but South Africa isn't one of them just yet. Fortunately, thanks to APK Mirror, we've got a...

  • Aussie police station issues safety advisory for Pokemon Go players

    Now that Pokemon Go is slowly making its way around the world, players seem to be taking to the game in droves. From the same people behind Ingress, Pokemon Go's location-based gameplay means that players have to get out in the real world though. The game uses real mapping data to plot virtual locations, forcing you to physically visit landmarks in order to gain items or find Pokemon. It turns out that one Australian police station plays host to a PokeStop location in-game, forcing the station to issue a safety advisory on Facebook. "For those budding Pokemon Trainers out there using Pokemon Go -- whilst the Darwin...

  • Here’s how to install Pokemon Go on your Android phone

    Mobile game Pokemon Go has been a long time coming. From its beta earlier this year to its launch in several markets this week, many gamers are rather eager to get their hands on it. Unfortunately, South Africa isn't one of those launch markets this week, but there is a solution at hand. The ever-reliable APK Mirror website has uploaded an APK (install file for Android) and in our testing, we've found that it actually works. Here's how to get and install Pokemon Go First of all, you'll want to visit the settings menu on your phone and enable installations from unknown sources. This is either found...

  • 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...

  • Pinchworm, Vector 2 & more: this week’s top mobile games

    Welcome to Gearburn's Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens. We're back with a gander at some of the latest and most notable games for your mobile device, so let's get on with it. Highlights in this edition include Vector 2, an addictive tennis title and a game from former Facebook employees. Pinchworm (free - iOS) I didn't get a chance to actually try this out, but Pinchworm stands out thanks to its creators, being former Facebook employees who decided to create the...

  • Here are the inaugural Google Play Award winners

    Apple has held mobile app/gaming awards for a few years now, but Google has decided to do the same this year, announcing the winners today. The Best App award went to Houzz Interior Design Ideas, which allows you to browse over ten million photos of home interiors/exteriors (categorised by rooms, style etc). The app even connects you with architects, designers and other experts. The award for Best Families app was clinched by logic puzzle title Thinkrolls 2 (R39) which delivers over 270 levels for kids between the ages of three and nine. The Best Game nod went to Supercell's mega-popular Clash Royale, which really needs no...

  • 6 great apps that can shoot & edit RAW photographs

    Yes yes, shooting RAW photos on your smartphone is a bit of a weird thing to do. After all, it's more suitable for dedicated cameras than anything else. Still, if you know what you're doing and are aware of the limitations of mobile cameras compared to DSLRs, it's worth a shot. We picked a few camera apps that spit out RAW files... Camera FV-5 One of the pioneering RAW apps on Android, Camera FV-5 offers plenty of photography bang for your buck (the app is available in lite and paid flavours). The program delivers an array of manual controls (shutter speed, exposure value, ISO), RAW DNG output, an...