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  • Huawei Y9 (2019) debuts with huge 6.5 inch notched screen

    Huawei's Y series now has a big new member. The budget range of the Chinese phone maker hasn't really had any exciting prospects on paper thus far, but the Huawei Y9 (2019) is set to change that. "The Huawei Y9 2019 is the newest device tailor-made for the young generation, introducing stylish colours and featuring the latest technology trends," the company wrote in its release. "It caters to the generation of gamers who will benefit from state of the art gaming, audio-visual and entertainment experiences." This claim's backed up by Huawei's focus in the 2019 phone's screen size and resolution. The 6.5 inch notch-screen...

  • So here’s what each of the five LG V40 ThinQ’s cameras can do

    With five cameras, the LG V40 ThinQ is set to be a smartphone photographer's pocket knife heading into the latter stages of 2018. But what do each of the cameras do? According to a leak from Evan Blass, we now have a fairly good idea. About those five cameras on the LG V40 ThinQ... pic.twitter.com/DzC9aJnlFT — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2018 For one, one of the V40's rear camera will be the standard, everyday lens. The other two will tackle telephoto zoom and wide-angle duties. We've seen LG use wide-angle lenses before, most notably on the LG G5. As for the remaining two...

  • A weird bug is stopping iPhone XS, XS Max from charging with their screens off

    Apple's iPhone have been plagued by some daft bugs and flaws over the years. Bendgate is perhaps the most iconic, but it wasn't an issue for those who didn't wear skinny jeans or didn't sit on their phones. The latest bug however could potentially affect every iPhone user. A slew of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users have reported that they cannot charge their phones when the screen is off. Simply connecting the Lightning cable when the phone's idling doesn't initiate a charge. Instead, the phones simply lie there unfazed, and, uh, uncharged. Users found that unplugging the cable, forcing the screen on,...

  • First look: this is the new ‘cloud silver’ Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Samsung did a damn good job of making its black and lavender Note 9's desirable, by flooding the market with its blue hero device. But a new colour combo is on the horizon for a select few. The company today announced that a silver sheen version of the Note 9 will be available in the US, and only the US for now. Officially called "cloud silver", the colour's about as neutral as you could get. If you love modern fridges, you'll love this colour. Additionally, the S Pen is also slathered in the new paint scheme. Have a look at all of...

  • Android Pie updates are arriving on the Nokia 7 Plus

    The Android 9.0 Pie update will today begin rolling out to users of the Nokia 7 Plus. The news was confirmed by HMD Global's chief product officer Juho Sarvikas. In a tweet published on Friday, Sarvikas revealed -- in a bit of a cringy post, tbh -- that the Android One phablet will receive Google's latest OS build. This comes just a few weeks after Pie was officially announced by Google. We are doing a phased roll-out to ensure quality. We will start with open markets and operators will follow shortly due to required approval process. Also note that we will roll out...

  • Nokia 5.1 arrives in South Africa for R3599

    The Nokia 5.1 is the latest HMD Global smartphone to hit South Africa. The mid-range device is powered by a Mediatek Helio P18 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot. It will also feature a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display, with 2160x1080 resolution. At the rear, there's a 16MP primary camera, with phase detection autofocus. Up front, a wide-angle 8MP selfie camera can also be found. The Android One smartphone also features a rear fingerprint reader, an FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi 802.11 ac support, and NFC. Additionally, a 2970mAh battery keeps the lights...

  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite: four cameras powered by AI [Sponsored]

    The new Huawei Mate 20 Lite will introduce a South Africa's to the beauty of AI-powered photography. The game changing smartphone will feature not one, not two, but four powerful cameras powered by AI. This is a first for South African consumers. Up front, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will feature two cameras. The first camera has a massive 24MP sensor, which will ensure the finest details that are usually lost with other cameras shine through with the Huawei. But that's not all. This 24MP selfie cam is also accompanied by a depth sensing camera, which allows the Huawei Mate 20 Lite to...

  • Facebook debuts the Oculus Quest all-in-one VR headset

    Facebook's Oculus has revealed the latest edition to its virtual reality headset range, the Oculus Quest. The headset is the company's “first all-in-one VR system”, which is essentially a gaming console that you can wear on your face. “No PC. No wires. No limits,” quips the Oculus website, which also touts a short gaming trailer for Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR series. The device comes with two touch controllers that allow you to interact with virtual environments. You’ll also be able to look around and walk in these environments freely. You know, similarly to what current virtual reality headsets do at...

  • Ditch the controller: Xbox One is getting keyboard and mouse support

    Microsoft has teamed up with Razer to provide wireless keyboard and mouse support for Xbox One for a select group of Insiders. This means that soon you will be able to play supported games using a keyboard and mouse on the console. While Microsoft says gaming developers can decide if they wish to make their games compatible for this control option, one game is already set to test the new feature through the Xbox Insider programme. "Warframe will be one of the first titles testing mouse and keyboard input when the feature arrives to Insider in the coming weeks," confirmed Microsoft in...

  • Canon’s ‘superzoom’ PowerShot SX70 HS is coming to SA in November

    In a year that has seen a myriad of mirrorless camera launches, this week Canon announced its latest entry into the bridge camera market. Called the PowerShot SX70 HS, Canon notes that it's "capable of handling all types of shooting scenario, without the need to carry multiple lenses". This isn't just marketing speak either. The PowerShot features a 65 times zoom lens effectively extending its focal length to a 2730mm lens equivalent. And as holding steady with the lens fully extended could prove difficult, Canon has also bolted on its Zoom Frame Assist Lock function which the company claims "helps maintain framing...