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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 revealed, a tiny step above the 820

    The mobile world moves at a ridiculously fast pace, as today's tech quickly becomes last week's news. Qualcomm is no exception to the rule, as it's just unveiled its latest flagship processor in the form of the Snapdragon 821. Fortunately for owners of the LG G5, the HTC 10, OnePlus 3 and the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Snapdragon 821 is only a minor performance upgrade over the 820 in these phones. Much like the Snapdragon 801 improved upon the Snapdragon 800, the Snapdragon 821 builds on the Snapdragon 820. "Building on the technology leadership introduced with the Snapdragon 820 platform, the 821 is engineered...

  • 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...

  • 5 must-have virtual reality games for your Samsung Gear VR

    Samsung and Facebook are pushing virtual reality in a big way this year. The companies are giving away Gear VR headsets at events and customers could even get one as a bonus for preordering the Galaxy S7. So if you've got the headset or are thinking about getting one, you'll want to try out these games. Ocean Rift You'll be exploring the depths in this simple game (it's more of an experience though), which has you marvelling at all sorts of marine life floating around you. Ocean Rift also lets you specify creature-specific scenes, placing you inside a shark cage and letting you swim with...

  • 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...

  • 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. http://youtu.be/4Qy_HtfWiPE 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...