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  • Apple reveals iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini at October event

    Apple hosted its October event this week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the US, revealing a range of new devices. As expected, this included the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. The iPad Pro According to Apple “the only thing that hasn’t changed is the name” with the all new iPad Pro. With a 5mm width and no home button, the device is slim and almost frameless, featuring Liquid Retina technology that gives it a more enhanced, accurate and natural colour display. “And thanks to the lowest reflectivity in the industry, the display is clear and readable wherever you take...

  • Why you should (and shouldn’t) buy the Hisense Infinity H12

    It's tough being a budget smartphone in South Africa. It's even tougher reminding people that you exist as a budget smartphone manufacturer. Luckily, thanks to a run of solid devices in 2016 and 2017, Hisense doesn't really need much help regarding the latter. Where it does however is with the launch of the Hisense Infinity H12, a phone that we previewed back in June. It's finally in South Africa, and competing against the likes of Xiaomi, Nokia and Huawei for the budget device crown. But the question is: does it have any chance of getting it? We take a look at a...

  • Apple iOS 12.1 update brings Group FaceTime, other features

    Apple’s iOS 12.1 update is finally available for iPhone and iPad users all around the world and it brings with it long awaited features. One of these includes Group FaceTime. “Now with Group FaceTime, it’s easy to chat with more people than ever before — from 2 to 32 people,” the company revealed on its website. Though 32 people might seem like a crowd, Apple also added a few additional updates to FaceTime to make things a bit more understandable. “FaceTime uses on-device intelligence to display the most prominent speakers on the call, automatically highlighting the current speaker by bringing them to the...

  • These are the 20 retro games launching on the PlayStation Classic

    PlayStation Classic’s release is just over a month away and Sony has finally revealed all 20 games that will feature on the miniature console. “PlayStation Classic offers these 20 amazing games and a virtual memory card to store your game saves,” the company explained in the announcement. The following classic games will be pre-loaded on the device: Battle Arena Toshinden Cool Boarders 2 Destruction Derby Final Fantasy VII Grand Theft Auto Intelligent Qube Jumping Flash! Metal Gear Solid Mr. Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Rayman Resident Evil Director’s Cut Revelations: Persona Ridge Racer Type 4 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Syphon Filter ...

  • Pre-Apple event rumours suggest big iPad Pro redesign

    With Apple’s launch event just around the corner, there are rumours abound regarding the products set to launch. The iPad Pro is one such device, and according to a report by 9to5Mac, the device will exclude its once iconic home button. The rumour is based on the iOS 12.1 iPad icon which “shows an iPad with rounded corners, no Home button and no notch”. “Another interesting detail is that the sleep/wake button is still at the top, while new iPhone models feature a side button that’s used to invoke Siri, take screenshots and shut down the device with button combinations,” the publication...

  • Ironically and worryingly, Android Pie is absent from this pie chart

    Android Pie received months of hype and feature teasers before it actually released to the public. But all that hullabaloo has made little impact on the latest Android versions overall market share. On Android Developers' overall OS version market share chart for Ocober, Android Pie is still not even listed. In fact, the Android fragmentation issue is so ridiculous that Gingerbread -- a version of the OS that's nearly eight years old -- is still running of 0.5% of devices. It's basically more popular than Pie, which runs on less that 0.1% of Android phones. Three months in, it's clear that most manufacturers haven't...

  • Just Cause 4’s panoramic trailer teases Avalanche’s Apex engine’s tech

    Red Dead might be the only game your friends and granny are talking about this week, but it's not the only title to look forward to this year. In December, Rico Rodriquez will return with more disregard for his own life in Just Cause 4. Developed by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 4 is set to include the explosions that made the third instalment so enjoyable, while also introducing a new government you can overthrow in a country called Solis. The title, which received its panoramic 4K 60fps trailer this week, is also set to include dynamic weather effects -- powered by Avalanche's...

  • Epic Games, Hasbro to release a Fortnite-inspired Nerf rifle

    Game developer Epic Games and American toy company Hasbro have teamed up to create a Fornite-style Nerf gun called the Nerf Fortnite AR-L. If you’re wondering, a Nerf gun is a toy made by Hasbro that fires foam ammunition in the form of darts. The toy gun “resembles that of the Legendary and Epic SCAR Assault Rifle in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode,” according to game-specific publication Fornite Intel. The website also teased that more Fortnite weaponry might be in the works too. View this post on Instagram Introducing the Nerf Fortnite AR-L! Motorized blasting action to create your own NERF Fortnite battles! (Link in...

  • Here’s why I have serious Red Dead Redemption 2 FOMO right now

    The day has finally arrived: Red Dead Redemption 2 is being played on Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. Unfortunately, I’m not one of the lucky ones who are busy shooting it up in the Wild Wild West. Instead, I have to read the reviews that have been trending all over the internet for the past 12 hours. Firstly, there’s Rockstar itself, which was quick to show off Red Dead Redemption 2’s excellent ratings by popular reviewers on Twitter. #RDR2 Reviews IGN: 10/10 - https://t.co/zZuU1iQoXj The Guardian: 5/5 - https://t.co/XRdADzT6lq Game Informer: 10/10 - https://t.co/eLGOImWJ5P The Telegraph: 5/5 - https://t.co/FCeP1LVoSn Gamereactor: 10/10 - https://t.co/5noYdPulVy And more at...

  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 features no notch, tiny bezels, and a sliding selfie camera

    In a busy week for smartphone lovers, Xiaomi may have just introduced the highlight. The Mi Mix 3 is now official, and is possibly one of the more classically beautiful phones of 2018. If you dislike the notch, you'll love the Chinese company's thin top and bottom bezels. Because of the lack of real estate above or below the screen, the selfie camera duo -- a 24MP snapper and a 2MP depth sensor -- is located on a sled behind the screen. But it doesn't use a motor like the Oppo Find X. "Once the screen is pushed down, the magnetic mechanism...