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  • Samsung wins best smartphone and manufacturer of the year

    Round of applause for Samsung please... it's just been named Device Manufacturer of the Year at the Global Mobile Awards. The Galaxy S II also walked away with "Best Smartphone". The awards took place in Spain during the recent Mobile World Congress and the winners are pretty much those you’d expect. Angry Birds Rio won best Mobile App for Consumers, Whatsapp received the Best Overall App award, Google Maps for Android was awarded Best Consumer Mobile Service and the iPad 2 won Best Mobile Tablet. It seems only fitting that Samsung and their Galaxy S II should join the ranks –...

  • 5 of the best FPS for iOS

    Shooters are the defining benchmark for consoles. How has this bombastic genre translated to iOS? We take a look at the current kings of the hill for iPad and iPhone. N.O.V.A. 2 – US$6.99 Halo-inspired N.O.V.A. 2 is a blueprint for how other FPS’ should be made for iOS. The game is nothing short of inspired, with some of the most frantic shooting action on the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Graphics-wise, N.O.V.A. 2 is hard to top and while it may not make use of the Unreal engine, its own proprietary engine manages to knock out the action at a...

  • Missed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview keynote? Here’s the video

    Grab some popcorn and experience the Windows 8 Consumer Preview keynote held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, for yourself. Hosted by Microsoft’s Windows division president, Steven Sinofsky, the video embedded below gives you an in-depth look at Windows 8 itself, its birth and its future as well as a look at desktop PCs, laptops and tablets -- both Intel and ARM based -- running on Windows 8. There’s also a demo of Windows 8 on a Gorilla Glass 82-inch, pen-friendly, wall-mounted PC from Perceptive Pixel to feast your eyes on. Yesterday’s announcement has made us really excited about...

  • New Apple TV to launch with iPad 3? [Rumour]

    When one Apple product emerges, another , usually follows shortly thereafter. If nothing else, this satisfies the naysayers who doubt Apple's gadget prowess. Case in point, a new Apple TV is rumoured to be coming out shortly after the iPad3 launch next week. A developer close to the production of the Apple TV has all but confirmed that the new Apple TV will roll out alongside the iPad 3 launch. With Apple TV sales short of acceptable and the Cupertino-giant now placing a delay on Apple TV shipments, a newer model may just be in the pipeline. Can rumours equate to...

  • Doro PhoneEasy 740: an Android smartphone for the aged

    There have been a few attempts at developing smartphones and feature-phones specifically for the elderly. Doro, a Sweden-based mobile phone company, plans to take a stab at this lucrative market with the PhoneEasy 740, an Android-based smartphone which will hopefully deliver a useable mobile experience for the aged. The PhoneEasy 740 is (oddly enough) an Android slider phone with the OS hidden by what the developers are calling the “Doro Experience”. The Doro Experience hides Android behind layers of simplicity. Gone is the marketplace, with widgets and homescreen also bowing out. Customisation is swapped for functionality and the PhoneEasy 740 is...

  • 5 Phones you may have missed at Mobile World Congress

    An incredible selection of mobile phones and tablets have dazzled visitors who were lucky enough to visit Mobile World Congress. The phones launched at MWC will soon arrive on the market. To avoid FOMO, we have compiled a list of some of the tastiest phones that you may have missed out on. Huawei Ascend D Quad Despite its utterly ridiculous name, Huawei may have stolen the show with this quad-core beast. Huawei, best known for phones we’ve never heard of delivers true innovation with the D Quad. The screen resolution is a stunning 330 pixels per inch, just 4ppi above the...

  • Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview now!

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview with 100,000 new changes is available, download it right now! Select your regional OS and enjoy the big-M’s latest foray into the oversimplified Metro UI. While other sites may have reviews of the latest version of the OS, have faith that Gearburn will deliver the definitive review in the next few days. But for now: Windows 8 includes “charms”, Microsoft’s new name for “options”. Touchscreen is where it’s at, with Microsoft saying that even users with “reduced accuracy” can mix and match mouse and touch control for faster navigation. Apps rule the roost -- users can now download...

  • Get the Windows 8 Consumer Preview wallpapers now

    You loved downloading the OS X Mountain Lion wallpaper. Will you be enamoured with the official Windows 8 wallpapers and lockscreens? Thanks to an early leak of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, this website managed to snag 6 lockscreens and 7 wallpapers. Here’s the link to the wallpapers, grab them now and enjoy clean, sexy Windows 8 backgrounds and look forward to the imminent download of Windows 8, coming later tonight at roughly 9AM EST (or 4PM GMT+2 for those in Africa). UPDATE: You can grab it right now! Look to Gearburn for a full preview of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and...

  • Reminder: Windows 8 Consumer Preview dropping later today

    We are mere hours away from getting a look at Microsoft’s Windows 8 “Consumer Preview” (or beta if you prefer). The wizards from Redmond will unveil the latest version of their operating system later today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The unveiling will coincide with a public release of the beta, which should become available for download here around 9AM EST. Be ready to wait though, the servers are bound to get slammed by traffic. The download size is estimated to be around the 3GB mark for the 64 bit build. While we wait in eager anticipation, we look forward...

  • Next-gen iPad reveal confirmed for 7 March

    No one can confirm what the next iPad will look like, or what specs it will have. Come 7 March and at 10am, Apple will finally lift the veil of mystery and reveal the next-generation iPad at a launch event in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Apple posted invitations to a special event which read "We have something you really have to see. And touch." The email reveals a portion of the iPad 2, or the possible iPad 3. The launch of a new iPad comes less than a year after the iPad 2, which...