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  • Is the Lumia doomed to fail?

    It’s unfair to say that Nokia’s bid to usurp Apple and Android smartphones is doomed (hell, we loved the Lumia 800), but European telecoms seem all but convinced of the Finnish giant's imminent failure. Four of the top European telecoms who have wisely chosen to remain anonymous have told Reuters that the Lumia range of phones just isn’t good enough to rival iPhones or Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Has Nokia struggled to reach even a semblance of respect in the eyes of the geek been noticed? Hell yes. Can Nokia win the hearts of the telecoms? Hell no, says Reuters. Nokia is...

  • 9 Simple iPhone 4S tips and tricks

    You don’t need a jailbroken iPhone 4S to wring the best out of it, even if it does turn your phone into a modder's dream. If you've had your 4S for as long as we’ve had it, then there may be a list of hidden tips and features you've discovered. And maybe not. For everyone who is yet to unlock the true potential of their 4S, we've gone and created a list of the best tips and tricks for Apple’s latest smartphone. Rage quitting an app I’ve put this at the top, because it's the most useful feature of them all....

  • Win Neverdead and Blades of Time for Xbox

    Another week, another Gearburn giveaway. We've got Neverdead and Blades of Time for the Xbox 360. We're also throwing in a fancy leather keychain and two t-shirts, both gaming related. Ready to enter? How to enter: Tweet @gearburn what you would do if you were immortal. Please include the hashtag #Gearburngiveaway Tweet OR Leave your answer in the comments below. The competition will run from 16-22 April 2012. Please note: The copies we are giving away are promotional games and lack an instruction manual. Gearburn.com has also opened these games to test for scratches and so on.

  • App of the Week — MoneyWiz

    This week I take a look at MoneyWiz, an amazing new personal finance app available on both iPhone and iPad. "Really? Another damn expense app?" I hear you say. Yes, but I can promise you that this is the last one, I really have found what I've been looking for since I became so obsessive about recording my expenses. So before you click back to Pinterest, or continue importing your photos from Instagram before Facebook uses them without your permission, educate yourself in the fine art of perfection. Ever since I got hold of my iPad, I've been thinking about...

  • The iPad Mini — a US$249, 7-inch tablet incoming? [Rumour]

    Rumours, gotta love 'em. This Chinese site claims that an iPad Mini is on its way come the third-quarter 2012. It'll be priced from US$249 to US$299, apparently. The site, NetEase claims that a mini iPad will launch to "attack" the incoming Windows tablets and bases its rumours on "Taiwan media reports". The rumour was mainly brought to life when sources discovered that Samsung was supplying Apple with “new PLS-based LCD technology for smaller iPads.” These snippets of info come from a Korean website which also said "Apple is planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.86-inch...

  • New iPad touches down in 11 countries April 20, then 9 more the week after

    The UK and US have had their fill of new iPad mania and from this Friday, 20 April the new iPad will be ready for purchase in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. One week later on Friday, 27 April the new iPad will be ready for release in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Thailand and happily, South Africa. The new iPad comes in 16/32/64GB flavours and rock that eye-watering Retina Display which makes it so desirable. Visit a respective Apple store in your country to secure Apple's latest baby...

  • Meizu MX launches in June, is a quad-core, Android 4.0, 64GB beast

    Meizu has unveiled a quad-core dream machine powered by Android 4.0. This smartphone, the Meizu MX, is powered by the Samsung Exynos A9 CPU and is scheduled for release in June 2012. Specifications are suitably meaty for a phone of this caliber. The MX rocks a 292 PPI screen (still woefully under the 326 PPI of the iPhone 4/4S so burn, suckers) a 8-megapixel camera, 32 or 64GB storage options and Meizu's own priority OS overlay, called "Flyme". Come June, the Meizu MX will release first in China for the acceptable price of US$315 (32GB) and US$475 (64GB) respectively. Let's get this...

  • ‘Come and meet the next Galaxy’ 3 May says Samsung invite

    Sweet baby Jesus, this could be it. Samsung has sent invites bearing the words, "Come and meet the next Galaxy". The event is set to take place at an undetermined location 3 May. Minus a few splashes of blue and white oil-paint, there is precious little information on the invitation, with Samsung being even cagier than Apple was with its new iPad launch invite. The event will fall under the "Samsung Mobile Unpacked" banner, which is a big deal as phones launched this way include the Nexus and the S II, two of Samsung's most well-received mobile devices. According...

  • Street Fighter X Tekken – The pinnacle of a stale genre

    New Tricks The Cross Gauge is a power bar shared between both of your fighters; plain and simple. You build it up by landing hits, or blocking successfully. The bar is divided into three sections, and different special moves will use one bar, two bars or all three, depending on their strength. The special moves are stylish, and the damage satisfying. The power bar is a welcome addition, and means that you can’t unleash your most powerful attacks all of the time, but rather have to build up to them adding a bit of a tempo, a dance if you...

  • The Pebble e-Paper Watch, a Kickstarter darling

    The Pebble Watch is an instant hit. It’s a watch, injected with e-paper magic, filled with apps and is “infinitely customisable” as its developers call it. Users on startup funding site Kickstarter.com quickly backed the project, and blew past the US$100 000 goal by over US$1.6-million. Better than a flying car When we dreamed of gadget futures, the simple things came to mind: paper thin computers you can hold in your hand, flying cars and watches that talk to you. The Pebble Watch is just that. A Bluetooth enabled device which when paired with an iPhone or Android smartphone, displays text messages,...