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  • InnJoo One 3G HD review: a Middle East masterclass

    If you're pretty sick of these Chinese smartphone brands taking over the world one device at a time, take a breath, because a company from the Middle East finally brings some respite. It's an area of the globe we almost never associate with gadget manufacturing or anything other than oil and extravagant man-made islands in the shape of ducks and schnauzers. Nevertheless, the company I speak of is InnJoo and its firmly based in the sunny climes of Dubai. It has built its house on what's considered a global economic force. But the real question is, can a company from an...

  • PlayStation 4 continues sales romp against Xbox One, Wii U

    Industry tracker NDP Group this week announced that the PlayStation 4 claimed yet another month as the top selling console of 2015 in the United States, outselling the Xbox One and Nintendo Wii U yet again. That means that Sony's console was pipped to the post in all but one month of the year by the Xbox One -- April. Sony, in a press release thanking its supporters, suggested that the console was the top selling platform for "NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and FIFA 16," with the company also leading sales of Destiny:...

  • BlackBerry reveals its Android privacy plans for the PRIV

    The BlackBerry PRIV is no longer a secret after the company finally announced its plans for an Android-based slider a few weeks ago. But one key question emerged from the news: how will the move to Android affect BlackBerry's focus on privacy? A new blog post published by David Kleidermacher, BlackBerry's chief security officer, highlights the processes BlackBerry's undertaking in order to make the PRIV a "secure and private smartphone experience." BlackBerry will essentially take the base Android Lollipop OS and perform "extensive surgery under the hood to augment Android’s privacy and security capabilities." The company doesn't quite say what that...

  • Anthony Goodman: AG Mobile’s ‘born to look after the customer’

    The smartphone business is a cut-throat world, where the small fry are usually chewed up and spat out by the baleen whales of the big blue. But sometimes, thanks to luck and what we imagine must be a fair bit of determination, said small fry turn into companies that make a few massive waves in the space themselves. Although many people in South Africa have not heard of AG Mobile, the company has been around since 2007 in its current guise, and 1994 in its post-natal infancy. Founded by Anthony Goodman, a South African-born entrepreneur and technology enthusiast, AG Mobile has...

  • Where to buy the iPhone 6S in South Africa and what you’ll pay for it [update]

    Apple's phase two iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launch is a go, after the company launched the device just over a month ago to major markets. South Africa and many of the other BRICS and emerging markets are getting their share of the Apple phone today, but where on earth can you buy one? Well, don't fear, and don't camp outside Apple stores with hope in your heart either, because we list all the outlets and prices of Apple's latest phones in and around South Africa for your convenience. This list is subject to change as well, as more locations...

  • Pippa’s top 5 rAge 2015 moments

    rAge 2015 has come and gone, and although it's a slightly shorter wait than usual (if you plan on attending rAge Cape Town as well) until the next one, there are always moments that stand out every year. We've gone and narrowed it down to five. Read more: 4 numbers that tell rAge 2015’s story The NAG Jam Those of us in the gaming industry are well aware of the concept of a Game Jam, but 2015 saw the inaugural NAG Jam take place in the weeks preceding rAge 2015. Some amazing games were made in a mere 72 hours, some of...

  • Forgot what happened in Halo 4? Here’s your recap [video]

    I barely remember what I had for dinner last night so there's a fat chance that I remember what happened in 2012's Halo 4. If you're like me, you're going to want to watch this, especially if you've pre-ordered Halo 5: Guardians and raring to go. The Xbox UK YouTube channel has been graciously publishing recap videos for the past week weeks, highlighting the storyline of the Halo series and giving those new to the series a little information before Halo 5's imminent launch. The latest in the series is Halo 4, which launched back in November 2012. In typical fashion,...

  • A Day In The Woods receiving Halloween update

    South African indie puzzle mobile game A Day in the Woods will be receiving its own Halloween update. You'll be able to play this gem with some interesting spooky costumes. Each character in RetroEpic's game will have their very own Halloween-themed outfit, such as Little Red dressed as a witch and the bear as a fairy. The general playing area will follow suit with a Halloween background, pumpkins outside of houses, and the woodsman looking like Jason Voorhees. The update will be free to all owners of the game and will be available from 22 October. In a press release sent...

  • iPad mini 4 available in South Africa from R7k

    For those of you not swept up by the South African iPhone 6S Day hype, Core Group -- one of Apple's key local importers -- has announced that the iPad mini 4 is available from "Apple Premium Resellers and selected Apple Authorised Resellers from this weekend." Prices will start at R6999 for the WiFi 16GB model, and climb to R12 999 for the WiFi, cellular and 128GB storage version. Read more: Where to buy the iPhone 6S in South Africa and what you’ll pay for it Have a look at the complete pricing table below. The iPad mini 4 was one of the...

  • Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront and GTA V: the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: PlayStation 4 streaming, Ethan Hunt’s return and ‘ZOMBI': the TGIF Video Roundup It would be more than an understatement to say that we have neglected the TGIF Video Roundup in recent months, because we've practically forgotten about it, laid it to rest and planted a sunflower on it. But that's about to change. And we...