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  • LG G3 review: third time’s the charm

    The G2’s design was a bit too boring. The G Flex’s curved body and display was way too extravagant. Now, LG’s latest flagship, the G3, puts simplicity right in your hands while giving you enough power to back-up whatever you’d want to make it out to be. It’s almost like a chocolate cake. Its outer layer spells style and simplicity, though dig just a little deeper, and you’ll find plenty more surprising treats and nuances. You can’t help but feel that it’s holding back just a little. Looking good Subtle yet substantial design elements like the curved back, the lack of...

  • 5 of the most addictive social games of 2013

    2013 was an excellent year for social games on Facebook, with some titles keeping us addicted all too heavily. Listed below are the five games that were hardest to put down. Subway Surfers Subway Surfers is an “endless running” game that largely imitates Temple Run. Only this time you’re playing as a young boy dressed in street garb and brandishing a spray can. Admittedly it’s not a good start, but once the action gets going Subway Surfers proves that “endlessly running” doesn’t get old and that dashing through colourful worlds while snatching coins and avoiding obstacles at high-speed is an intoxicating...

  • Samsung introduces Smartphone GamePad peripheral for Android

    Logitech last month released the PowerShell that turns your iPhone into an uber gaming gadget. Now, Samsung announced its own. It’s called the Smartphone GamePad and promises Galaxy users a fun, convenient, and advanced gaming experience anytime, anywhere. Games are accessed via the Mobile Console application which currently holds titles such as Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour and Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame. Overall, it offers 35 dedicated titles at launch with more to come in 2014. The fact that the controls are all off-screen means that your whole viewing experience will be...

  • BlackBerry 9720 review: too little, too late

    While both the Q5 and 9720 look the same to a layman (as opposed to BlackBerry fans), the 9720 sets you back R2 600 compared to the Q5’s ridiculous R5 000. The Q5 was slaughtered for being over-expensive and having a user interface that’s a bit all over the place. The 9720 is not much different. Instead, it got lower specs to target a more budget-friendly crowd and of course, OS 7. The latter characteristic seems to be the only thing that counts in its favour but when I considered its alternatives, it didn’t win my heart. The 9720 carries...

  • 6 creepy but cool games for iOS and Android

    Flesh-eating walking dead, Cthulhu, creepy ghosts and annoying demons: that’s how we roll on Halloween. We’ve rounded up some of the must-have mobile games that will hopefully fulfil your need to be scared or horrified this month. The Eyes: The Horror Game “Experience fear and the deep horrifying atmosphere” that is The Eyes. The game seems to have taken inspiration from the popular PC title Slender Man and lets players search an old mansion for money in first-person mode. As you’d expect, you’ll encounter various puzzles, creepy things and all kinds of evil. The Eyes: The Horror Game is available on Google...

  • VR headset Oculus Rift headed for Android but not ‘problematic’ iOS

    Oculus VR announced yesterday that the virtual reality gaming headset, Oculus Rift, is coming to mobile gaming. According to GamesBeat, soon we’ll be able to take our VR headset with our tablets and smartphones to enhance our gaming and movie watching experiences on-the-go. Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe officially announced this plan at the GamesBeat 2013 event, but there aren’t a lot of details as of yet. He did note however that the plan is to launch the mobile and PC headset as close as possible if not simultaneously. As noted by GamesBeat, this device will be a “lighter, consumer...

  • ‘Fleet of One’ interview: hardcore shooting from an indie dream team

    There’s something special about Fleet of One (reviewed here), a rhythm that makes it appealing once the controls have been mastered. This Android (soon) and iOS shooter is the bees knees and it’s been made by a pretty talented team who we spent a fair amount of time with. We’ve been digging into South African game developers. There’s a wealth of talent and, thanks to the rapid uptake of smartphones in SA, developers are now finding a larger audience to pawn their trade too. Fleet of One is one of the most confident games yet, and blends eighties arcade shooting into...

  • Adobe launches mobile-friendly Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS

    After more than a year on iOS and Android tablets, Adobe has released a crunched version of Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS. Photoshop Touch for smartphones incorporates almost all of the image editing tools available on the tablet version, and is available for purchase at Google Play and the App Store for US$10. Available for versions upwards of iOS 6 (iPhone 4S and 5) and Android 4, the app can be synced with Adobe Creative Cloud, which means a user can start a project on the phone and finish it later on a tablet or desktop PC. Projects...

  • DSTV Mobile Walka 7 review: is bigger really better?

    The Walka 7 is DSTV Mobile‘s latest offering for mobile television viewing. It’s sporting a 7-inch display, twice that of the previous Walka handheld device. Has the increase in screen size affected the quality of this newest device? First impression When I first got my hands on the Walka 7 I was surprised by the sheer weight of the it. Its pretty hefty and not ideal for viewing while travelling. It’s better suited to a stable surface with movement kept to a minimum. Setup Activating the Walka 7 proved to be quite the task. It only works in DVB-H enabled coverage areas. I did...

  • The Vodafone Smart Tab 10: have we seen it all before?

    Ah man, the sense the excitement in the Vodafone boardroom when its latest product was unveiled must have been palpable. A tablet! And a 10-inch one at that! At least one person, caught up in a state of self-congratulatory revelry, must have dared to think: “Look out Apple, here we come”. Good news, Tim Cook and co. The Vodafone Smart Tab isn’t the device that’ll knock your company back to the nightmare days of the late 90s. It’s a decent tablet, but iPad killer it most certainly ain’t. Let me explain: Overall Design Look, there’s only so much creativity you can...

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