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All posts tagged "iPhone 6"

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: iPhone 6S, 6S Plus to feature lower capacity batteries

    Feature image: Anton Porsche 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...

  • iPhones and Android Wear watches can now talk to each other

    Android Wear smartwatches are now even more useful, thanks to its newfound compatibility with devices running iOS 8.2 and above. For all you iPhone 5 and newer users, that means you can now purchase an Android Wear watch and pair it with your Apple phone. It's a massive leap forward for Google, as the update now gives iPhone users a more varied set of alternatives to the Apple Watch, which is (to be honest) rather overpriced as first-generation hardware. On its official blog, Google noted that the integration only works on the LG Watch Urbane at present, but it's looking to...

  • Faulty iPhone 6 cameras subject of Apple’s ‘iSight’ recall project

    Has your iPhone 6 been taking particularly blurry and unsightly photographs lately? Don't worry, your world is still as beautiful as it has always been. It's Apple's best-selling smartphone that has a few issues. The defect it seems, affects a few iPhone 6 models' cameras, which results in blurry photographs. The phone's also unable to focus on a target in manual or automatic guises and, for the most part, fails to utilise its OIS system. Apple has announced that with its new "iSight" recall project, it will repair certain iPhone 6 devices purchased between September 2014 and January 2015 that feature...

  • Innerexile Hydra for iPhone 6 review: phone protection made sexy

    There's an old photograph of my parents sitting beneath a tree, as my mother's looking away (probably wishing the damn photo could be taken already) and my dad owning the moment, posing with his oversized mobile phone pouch. The pouch is fastened to his belt but its so incredibly unsubtle its impossible to miss. It is not that my father was trying to show off though -- the early 1990s pouches were simply too big to fit into his pocket. This got me thinking about today's smartphone pouches and protective covers. Cases have undergone a massive redesign from their gigantic designs into...

  • Olloclip for iPhone 6 review: the Instagram generation’s must-have accessory

    The Olloclip is a clip-on lens for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus presumably for the selfie lover and camera phone photographer. In many ways, it aims to enhance the iPhone's already stellar camera, by giving users more variety and control over the likes of fish-eye effects and macro imaging. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, it's a mixed bag. Receiving and unboxing the Olloclip is a great experience, thanks to its curious multi-part design, quirky covers and the promise it brings. It's essentially a 4-in-1 lens, consisting of a fisheye lens, wide-angle lens and a 10x and 15x macro...

  • BlackBerry Z3 is South Africa’s most appealing phone, according to Phonefinder

    Yes, yes, we know. We aren't too kind to BlackBerry over in these here parts. The company has been the mainstay in South Africa's mobile phone race since we came to know the beauty of BBM and the wonder of BIS. Come 2015, and miraculously, even if BlackBerry is on the back burner in other corners of the globe, it's still going strong here in South Africa. That's right. According to Phonefinder -- a mobile phone marketplace tool -- and a new report revealed by Fin24, the BlackBerry Z3 is South Africa's most popular phone. Coming in second is the Samsung...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android army?

    In many ways, Apple is the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the tech world. It’s obnoxious, super rich and delivers on its promises time and time again. It’s about as consistent as an atomic clock, and well, up until now, it hasn’t really been defeated in the smartphone space. So when Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S6 at a massive MWC 2015 event and claimed that it would dismantle the world’s most prolific smartphone company, many were skeptical. I was one of them, even if I was secretly rooting for the underdog. I’m not about to suggest that Samsung is the Manny...

  • Win one of two limited edition iPhone 6 Houdt covers [competition closed]

    Note: This competition is closed as of 12h00 SAST, 1 June 2015. Update: Thank you all for entering our competition. The winners are Astrid Julies and lizelief as they had the two best comments in the field. Congratulations. Please send through your details (phone number, postal address and physical address) to andywalkermemeburncom. We'll be in contact shortly! Today's tech users want to be the trendiest kids on the block, and who can blame them? With the plethora of accessories available for smartphones, emblazoning your device with your own special character isn't a difficult thing. A company that makes this especially popular with its...

  • New Disney acoustic tech allows for power-free iPhone accessories

    This is pretty cool. The folks at Disney's Research labs have figured out a way to control fine functions on an smartphone using acoustics rather than electrical signals. Partnering up with a team from Carnegie-Mellon, the researchers have developed something they call Acoustruments, which combines ultra-sonic soundwaves with the phone's speaker and microphone slots. This they say, allows them to build "Passive, Acoustically-Driven, Interactive Controls for Handheld Devices." Confused? Don't worry it's not as confusing as it seems (as long as you don't go into massive amounts of detail). Essentially, the iPhone emits a continuous ultra-sonic sound. Using 3D-printed tubes, the Disney and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: 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 our previous roundup, catch it below. Read more: Apple Store trolls, ‘Life Is Strange’ and Twitch defeats Pokemon: the TGIF Video Roundup It has been a brilliantly short week and an extraordinarily long weekend, but that doesn't mean that this work week has been reduced in stress, or suffering at the hands of the mouse, keyboard and the almighty monitor. The past fortnight has seen some awesome videos grace the internet, with...