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  • 6 flagship features on the affordable Nokia 6.1 [Sponsored]

    There are a wide range of smartphones available at a mid-range price, but it's difficult choosing one among them. But now that Nokia Android smartphones are available in South Africa, this decision has been made a whole lot easier. At R3999, here's six reasons why the Nokia 6.1 should be your next smartphone. Hardy but beautiful Scratch-resistant glass was a feature consumers could only dream of in the lower smartphone tiers, but the Nokia 6.1 is bringing this flagship feature to this affordable price bracket. This means the Nokia 6.1's screen can brush off taps and scrapes from errant keys or the...

  • 5 excellent Nokia smartphones for the budget consumer [Sponsored]

    With all the chatter about how expensive smartphones have become, you may think you'd be hard pressed to find an excellent smartphone at a reasonable price. But think again. Nokia's extensive 2018 lineup has a number of devices that won't blow a hole in your bank account. Nokia 1 For R999, consumers get a 4G smartphone with a 4.5 inch screen, 8GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB, and a 5MP rear camera. For those interested in running WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or simply send and receive texts, this Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone is just the ticket. Nokia 2.1 Recently launched...

  • iPhone 2018 rumour roundup: iPhone 5C successor expected in September

    Welcome to our mid-year Apple rumour roundup, popping up just in time for the company's annual September product announcement. Because rumours have an odd tendency to be true around these parts, treat this article as a look at possible things to come. But none of these tidbits have been confirmed by Apple. So take everything listed below with a pinch of salt. With that out the way, have at our rolling rumour roundup for Apple's upcoming iPhone models below. Significant changes coming to three iPhones in 2018 We're hearing from more sources that three iPhone devices will launch in a few weeks time. The...

  • 7 things to love about the Nokia 7 Plus [Sponsored]

    The Nokia 7 Plus is the latest flagship Android smartphone from HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. But what should you know about this gentle giant? Here are seven things you'll grow to love about the Nokia 7 Plus. See more with 2x optical zoom The Nokia 7 Plus has dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics, combining an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for impressive performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions, and a secondary 13MP sensor that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer. As for your selfie game? The 16MP front-facing camera guarantees...

  • Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: head-to-head [Sponsored]

    Last week, the Galaxy Note 9 was announced by Korean smartphone maker Samsung. It's the largest Note device that Samsung has produced, and packs a number of new features. But how does the new Note stack up against more established competition, like the Huawei P20 Pro? We take a look at the key numbers and features of each flagship smartphone. Design The Huawei P20 Pro takes a bold design leap beyond its predecessor. Packing new technology into a slimmer shell, its hard not to notice its screen notch and triple rear cameras. It's also easier to hold and use thanks to its slim...

  • New audio innovations from Body Glove: for people on the move [Sponsored]

    The prospect of moving to music this season just got a whole lot better. Gammatek, a leading distributor of branded technologies and accessories, has introduced the Body Glove Airstream Bluetooth ear buds for people on the move. “Great battery life, Bluetooth enabled, awesome sound and comfortable to wear, the new addition to the Body Glove range of earbuds are music to your ears,” says Gammatek’s Zev Cherniak. The Body Glove Airstream True Wireless Stereo Earbuds come with a compact, lightweight, carry along 2800mAh Power Case. The Power Case conveniently charges and stores the earbuds. Pair these to your device and enjoy...

  • Go wireless with Snug [Sponsored]

    With Snug you can now go wireless in your car or your office. No more irritation with tangled cables or trying to plug in your charger and finding that tiny charging port on your device. “Wireless charging is the way that technology is going for all devices. Our Snug brand has come to the party with wireless charging that includes office chargers, car chargers and wireless charging power banks” says Zev Cherniak at Gammatek. With SNUG wireless charging, you can choose from: Desk fast wireless charger Charge your phone wirelessly with this SNUG cradle at your home or in your office. The cradle...

  • GammaTek’s top bags for Father’s Day [Sponsored]

    Dads can be tricky to buy gifts for. Golf balls, socks, hampers and CDs are grand. But, for something functional; something they will actually use and something to last longer than a hamper of biltong; think Solo. From New York to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, thanks to Gammatek, Solo is the go-to brand for cases and bags. For work and play, Solo bags are stylish, functional and packed with character. Produced with quality, durable materials, they have great features that will impress dad.  These include internal organizers and compartments for organizing documents; internal pockets for keeping iPads and tablet devices...

  • Head-to-head: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ [Sponsored]

    These are the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. They're two 2018 flagships from two of the world's biggest smartphone makers, but which should you take home? We take a look at each based on five particular categories that should be on your mind when purchasing your next smartphone: aesthetics, the internal components, the screen, that all important camera setup and finally, the price. Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ - Aesthetics The Huawei P20 Pro is unlike any phone you've ever seen before. It's offered in three distinct colours in South Africa: Twilight, Black and Midnight Blue, all...

  • How TV has evolved [Sponsored]

    Just what does a 21-year-old living without electricity have to do with what most people do in the evening? The very first electronic television was invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, who lived in a home without electricity until the age of 14. The first image he transmitted was a line, but he later managed to transmit a dollar sign after a potential investor asked when he would begin to see some dollars. However, inventor John Logie Baird is touted as one of the major inventors of the television and was involved in mechanical as well as electronic television development...