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  • Reigns and Train Conductor World: 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. Just put down Pokemon Go if you aren't sick of it already, because we've got some good mobile gaming picks this week. Our favourite games this time are Reigns and Train Conductor World, with four titles in total to be had. The Manga Works (Android, iOS) Prolific mobile game developer Kairosoft is back with another management game, this time, taking place in the world of manga comics. The game has you starting out as a...

  • From the 3GS to the 6S: a brief history of Apple’s iPhone

    It's hard to imagine a world without smartphones, and it seems strange that they have only actually been with us for a few years. But no matter how many new models we can choose from these days from numerous manufacturers, there is one phone that started it all: the iPhone. Since the first iPhones released in 2007 and 2008 to the latest iPhone 6S, Apple has constantly led the way when it comes to power and performance. With a new model surely only a few months away from being released, now is a good time to look at the history of...

  • Surprise, surprise: tablet sales decline, but Apple increases market lead

    The world's consumer buying habits are extremely odd, and highlighted even further thanks to new data by research firm IDC. This week, it released world tablet sales figures, and unsurprisingly, they're steadily declining. In Q2 2016, tablet sales topped 38.7-million, but that itself is a drop of 12.3% over the same quarter a year ago. That's enormous. IDC's senior research analyst Jitesh Ubrani suggests that users don't consider tablets as a "productive form factor". "The market has spoken as consumers and enterprises seek more productive form factors and operating systems – it's the reason we're seeing continued growth in detachables," he explains. However,...

  • Fallout Shelter (PC) review: Vault-Tec now on PC

    Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play management game that puts you in control of your very own “Vault”, an underground bunker that has been built as a refuge to protect its residents from the plethora of dangers present in a post-apocalyptic world. It was originally released in June 2015 for iOS (August 2015 for Android), just a few months ahead of the critically-acclaimed Fallout 4 and garnered an impressive US$5.1-million in micro-transactions within the first two weeks of its release. Now, a year since its release, Fallout Shelter has finally made its way to PC. But as a game originally meant for...

  • Her Story, LEGO Star Wars & 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 mid-week (kind of), which means we've rounded up a few noteworthy mobile games for you. What stands out this week though? Our top picks in this edition are Satellite Command and popular PC title Her Story coming to Android. Pocket Arcade Story (paid - Android, iOS) Kairosoft made a name for itself with Game Dev Story, being a title about managing a fledgling video game studio. Now, the company has gone back to its...

  • 1979 Revolution, PKTBALL & 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. Looking for the next big mobile game? Or maybe you're just bored? Whatever the case may be, this week's mobile gaming picks might scratch that itch. Our picks this week include a game based on the Iranian Revolution and a rather fun tennis game that delivers local multiplayer for up to four players. PRISM (paid - Android, iOS) This polished puzzler finally came to Google devices a few days ago after being launched on Apple gadgets...

  • WWDC 2016: What’s coming to iOS 10?

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote is over and, as you'd expect, there was a big focus on iOS 10. The tenth iOS update isn't quite as full-featured on the surface as the likes of iOS 7 and other versions, but there's still plenty to like. In fact, there was even some locally relevant news as Apple quietly revealed Siri for South Africa. Notifications, lockscreen and third-party support Raise-to-wake is Apple's response to Microsoft/Samsung/LG's Glance screen efforts, allowing you to lift your phone to see lockscreen notifications. Speaking of the lockscreen, Apple is delivering more 3D Touch actions for lockscreen widgets/notifications, as well...

  • Blades of Brim & War Tortoise: 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 Wednesday, which means time for our weekly mobile gaming roundup, where we pick a few of the latest and most notable titles for your device. Our highlights this time include a new game from the people behind Subway Surfers and a puzzler with over four billion possible levels. Blades of Brim (free - Android, iOS) From the team behind Subway Surfers, Blades of Brim is pretty much the previous game with swords, being...

  • 4 alternatives to Microsoft’s dying Sunrise calendar app

    Microsoft will soon shutter Sunrise, the calendar app it bought back in February 2015. If you were an avid user of the rather brilliant calendar app, you're probably hunting for an alternative that doesn't suck. Luckily for you, we've scoured the Play Store to find you five possible alternatives. Google Calendar If you're on Android, this is probably the no-brainer alternative. The new Calendar app boasts plenty of colour, clean Material Design and the typically simple Google app setup. Multiple viewing options compliment the options to quick-add events with Google Maps integration, and search events across all calendars. Being it a Google product,...

  • Meet Gboard, Google’s keyboard for iPhone users

    Apple took a page out of Google's playbook when it announced support for third-party keyboards on iOS 8. This of course meant that fan-favourite keyboards Swiftkey, Swype and more were no longer the sole domain of Android. One notable omission has been Google's native keyboard, but the Mountain View company has now released a rather feature-filled app in the form of Gboard. The biggest feature is integrated Search functionality, which should make for a more streamlined approach, the company said in a blog post. Google said that until now, users had to leave the communications app and then open Google Search to find relevant...