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  • You can link Windows 10 PC to your phone, but Apple Continuity is still better

    Microsoft's Windows 10 has seen loads of updates since its initial rollout a few years back. Now, the latest update, going out to Windows Insiders, allows users to link their Windows 10 PC to their smartphone. Yep, simply visit the Windows 10 settings page to find a new "Phone" menu item, which lets you link your phone to the PC. Of course, you'll need to use the same Microsoft account on your phone as you do on PC. "After adding your phone to be linked, you will receive an SMS from us directing you to install a test application called 'Microsoft...

  • Meizu Pro 7 now official, packs weird rear screen because reasons

    Earlier this month, we saw the Meizu Pro 7 leaking, but it wasn't the internals that had us intrigued. Nope, it was the fact that the leaks showed a smaller screen on the back. We've seen rear-mounted screens before, but all of these have been e-ink displays, such as the YotaPhone and Oukitel U6. Instead, the leaked images showed a phone with a small colour screen on the back. Now, the Meizu Pro 7 has officially been announced and those leaked images are indeed the real deal. Starting at RMB2880 (R5516 as a straight conversion), the Pro 7 features a 5.2-inch full HD...

  • The Gearburn Podcast #17: Our favourite ever review phones

    Hadlee Simons and Andy Walker have reviewed many a phone in their day, but which stood out among the rest? Was it Vodacom's Smart Kicka, with the ability to teach older people how to use Android and survive a trance music festival? Or perhaps it was an expensive Samsung, ready to compete with the iPhone once and for all? Or maybe it was the iPhone itself, standing tall as the phone others desperately want to become. Find out if Hadlee and Andy have great opinions or if they've lost their marbles completely on this week's episode of The Gearburn Podcast. If you...

  • USB 3.2 is coming, so what does it bring to devices, cables?

    We've already seen USB 3.1 launching in recent years, but the tech world moves pretty fast. Now, the people behind the standard have announced USB 3.2, being an incremental but important update anyway. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group noted in a press statement that USB Type-C cables are made with "multi-lane operation" in mind, with 3.2 upping the ante. "For example, a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will now be capable of realising over 2 GB/sec data transfer performance over an existing USB Type-C cable that is certified for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps." The group implies that...

  • BlackBerry KeyOne gets South African price courtesy of Cellucity [Update]

    Update, 27 July 2017: Cellucity marketing manager Gavin Geldenhuys has told us that the initial price given to Gearburn was incorrect. The representative said that "the correct recommended retail price will be R9599". He also confirmed that the phone would be available on Vodacom contract from R479 a month. If confirmed as a recommended price across all retailers, BlackBerry's handset is actually the most expensive smartphone with the mid-range Snapdragon 625 chip. The similarly specced Redmi Note 4 is looking even more attractive... Original article: The BlackBerry KeyOne is coming to South Africa pretty soon. In fact, BlackBerry Mobile/TCL's local representatives sent out...

  • Want a custom ROM for Android? Check this cool comparison tool

    Slapping a custom ROM on your phone is one of the best things about Android, effectively giving you a new operating system to play with and breathing new life into an old phone. But there are loads of these available, so how do you go about picking the best one? Fortunately, Android enthusiasts have created a handy comparison tool (as spotted on XDA), showing you the ROMs that are compatible with your smartphone, for starters. Simply hit the "devices" tab and choose your phone to get a quick overview of compatible ROMs. Right now, the database supports 280+ phones, according to...

  • Xiaomi Mi 5X gets revealed: is it essentially a Mi 6 Lite?

    Xiaomi is well known for launching multiple variations of its phones. Take a look at the Mi 4, coming in vanilla Mi 4,  Mi 4C and Mi 4i flavours. Now, it's time for another addition to the Mi 5 (review) family, in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 5X. The Chinese firm revealed the full specs today, a day after showing off a hardware design that revealed a dual camera layout and rear fingerprint scanner. As for the actual specs, you're indeed looking at a Snapdragon 625 chipset that Xiaomi is obsessed with, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a...

  • Twitch Bait: 7 games that unashamedly cater to streamers

    Ever heard of Oscar Bait? Apparently it's used for movies that were created almost solely with the intention of earning a nomination at the Oscars. What about Twitch Bait though? There are quite a few games these days that were designed almost expressly with streaming in mind. We pick a few standout titles. Breakaway A game made by Amazon's game studios? Yep. It's also designed to have deep integration with fellow Amazon company Twitch, believe it or not. A four-on-four action title, you'll need to essentially grab the "Relic" and slam it into your opponent's base. So it's basically a combat title meets American...

  • Xbox Games with Gold for August revealed

    Got an Xbox Live Gold subscription? Then of course, you can expect up to four games at no extra cost every month. So what can we expect from Games with Gold for the month of August? Xbox 360 gamers have the choice picks this month, as Platinum's Bayonetta makes its way to Games with Gold from 1-15 August. Action fans will also be happy with the inclusion of Red Faction Armageddon, from 16-31 August. Fear not, Xbox One owners, because all Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles are backwards compatible with the new console, so you can still download these two...

  • K10000 Max: Oukitel’s rugged phone can go a week without charging

    The Oukitel K10000 broke records in late 2015 when it was revealed, packing a monstrous 10 000mAh battery into its brick-like chassis. Who cares if it weighed a ton and could hold down a body in a river (let alone your pants), if it lasted for a week and could charge other phones? A few months back, we saw the K10000 Pro, packing a leather back, full HD screen, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and MT6750T (octacore A53) processor. It made for quite an evolution over the original model, which had 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 720p screen and...