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  • Apple launches iPhone 6S, 6S Plus with Apple A9, 12MP camera

    Be sure to refresh, or revisit this article for the duration of Apple's event for updates. Apple has been rather busy today in San Francisco, launching devices and new software packages left, right and centre. But we've seen some rather intriguing and unexpected things too. Here's the Apple launch event as it happens. Apple Watch It's the same old Apple Watch, but with new apps and thrilling software advancements. AirStrip is a brilliant new app that can can quite literally read a mother's baby's heartbeat before birth. Dr. Cameron Powell, AirStrip co-founder was on stage with Cook to demo the app, and it was...

  • Happy Plugs in-ear review: fashionable, flavourful audio accessory

    If you think of headphone brands, the last company that'll come to mind is probably Happy Plugs. To be fair, I hadn't heard of Happy Plugs before this, but the Swedish firm has been crafting fashionable yet functional buds for quite a while. Only recently setting foot in South Africa, we got hold of a pair of Happy Plug's in-ear monitors in a Beyonce-like shimmering gold finish. Was it my favourite colour? Not quite, but these little buds are more than just skin deep, it seems. It's always great to be proven wrong as a reviewer too, and boy, were my...

  • Missed Apple’s iPhone 6S launch last night? Here’s the video recap

    If you haven't heard by now, Apple held some type of event or something in downtown San Francisco yesterday. It launched some gadgets (we believe), and invited a band to play a few songs. If that sounds like previous Apple events, you wouldn't be ridiculed for saying so, but the company really did pull out all the stops last night, especially when it came down to its new primary offerings. While many missed the launch last night, Apple has graciously published its entire video reel on its YouTube page. So, grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the videos you missed out...

  • South Africa’s Xbox One Elite 1TB bundle price announced

    Microsoft's Xbox One 1TB Elite console bundle is slowly making its way across the world, and one of its destinations is South Africa. Raru, a local online retailer, has announced that the aforementioned bundle as well as the limited edition Halo 5: Guardians bundle, are available to pre-order for R8699 and R8399 respectively. The Xbox One Elite features a customisable Elite controller (which Raru is retailing for R2279) and a 1TB hybrid drive, which boasts an SSD sector and a traditional spinning drive for faster game loads. If there's one thing the Xbox One desperately needs, its faster game loads. Read more:...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ will boast massive South African price tag

    Numbers aren't scary when sitting lonely upon a page lacking context, but the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ price will definitely cause a few die-hard Samsung fans to cower in the corner. Vodacom has announced the pricing for one of Samsung's many flagship smartphones, and it's quite exorbitant. Exorbitant you, ask? I mean R14 879. To put this into perspective, we thought that the R11k Samsung Galaxy S6 was expensive, with the iPhone 6 now available for under R9000 if you peek in the right places. The reason for the price hike over the base Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (pictured above) is the...

  • Sony unboxes the original PlayStation console, celebrates 20 years

    Remember that dirty-dishwater coloured console Sony launched back in 1995? Well, it turned 20 on 9 September 2015, and its parents are massively proud. Back in the year that South Africa won the Rugby World Cup for the first time, the timid launch of what would become Sony's greatest product wouldn't really set hearts aflutter or minds alight, but that was perhaps part of its beauty. Each subsequent launch of the console was a little bit better than the last, and finally, with the PlayStation 4, the company cracked it. It's at 25-million units sold and counting. Read more: Sold-out PlayStation 4...

  • Apple iPhone 6S launch preview: iPads, a new Apple TV and more

    For all Apple iPhone 6S launch news, opinions and analysis, keep locked on to our Apple portal here. In case you've been living beneath a rather large rock for the past year, there's word a new iPhone arriving this week. Everyone's running around trying to get the latest scoop, while Apple's readying it's San Francisco venue for what will likely be the biggest launch event in Apple's history. That's quite a bold claim, especially considering that there won't be an all-new product range set to launch. Or so say the sceptics. Rumours suggest a new phone, possibly a new media centre mini...

  • Jawbone relaunches UP2, UP3 fashion-conscious fitness bands

    With more than 450 employees, Jawbone -- the design-focused fitness tracker company -- is not the largest, but it clearly isn't a shrinking violet either. The company launched two new products today, including a refreshed UP2 wristband (super thin, small, fitness focused, and designed to blend in to your body) and the UP3 (a more technical big brother to the UP2). Available today in ten new designs and colour options, neither variety will get you laughed at the gym thanks to the 13-year, strong relationship with top design icon Yves Behar. Both designs indeed do blend in to other jewellery or wrist...

  • Samsung readying rapid 6GB RAM chips for smartphones

    The silicon wizards over at Samsung have announced that they're about to mass produce the "industry’s first" 6GB RAM module crafted using a new 12-gigabit LPDDR4 standard. If that's just a jumble of letters and numbers, then consider this: these chips are over 30% faster than traditional 8Gb LPDDR4 RAM, and run at an astounding 4266Mbps. That's around double the speed of DDR4 PC RAM. Samsung also claims that it uses around 20% less power, which means that its future smartphones and mobile devices will likely be quicker and thriftier. Additionally, it suggests that its "12Gb LPDDR4 brings the largest...

  • rAge Expo’s ‘Home Coded’ stand aims to mix game development with job creation

    NAG's annual rAge Expo, South Africa's biggest gaming and electronic entertainment expo, is nearly upon us once again. The publisher will once again showcase gaming as an alternative employment option at its Home Coded stand. Come 9-11 October, the Home Coded stand will "aim to showcase the very best in South African game development talent, and promote local growth in this exciting industry," notes the press release. Started in 2012, the Home Coded stands aims to see the prospective growth of the South African gaming industry. Zero Degrees Games' Geoff Burrows explains: The world of gaming, although relatively small in South Africa,...