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  • The 10 most anticipated games of 2011

    The gaming industry has advanced in leaps and bounds over the last two decades. Growing from an 8-bit sanctuary for the inner most circles of geekdom to one of the most lucrative facets of mainstream entertainment. It has evolved from developer's basements and garages to massive multi-million dollar corporations shelling out astronomical budgets to churn out blockbuster epics. With A-list voice acting from some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the latest in cutting edge digital technology, it is little wonder that some titles have grossed more than the highest grossing films of all time. This is only the...

  • The 7 faces of the iPhone user [Infographic]

    Ahh.... the iPhone, the height of status in our society today. Those who have it won't stop gushing about how amazing it is. Those who don't have one wish they did (yes you do stop denying it). You see iPhone users all over town, always on their phones and busy with some "cool" app or other. Generally, when you meet someone with an iPhone it takes them less than 30 seconds to make it clear they have an iPhone. The fever is catching and the users are getting more and more interesting. Below is a fun infographic by AllAreaCodes.com...

  • Honeycomb and Xoom: Just one look and then my heart went boom

    I’m in love with Android Honeycomb and I want it right now. Google held a special event at its headquarters in Mountain View on Wednesday, and gave an in-depth demo of the latest operating system for tablets: Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb. Honeycomb is tailored for the new generation of tablet-sized computers," Google mobile products director Hugo Barra said while demonstrating software features at the Internet titan's headquarters in Mountain View, California. "We've spent a tremendous amount of time really optimizing performance on Honeycomb." The free, open-source operating system is expected to quickly be built into an array of tablets in...

  • Gran Turismo 5: Missed opportunities at every turn

    Getting ready to play a new game can sometimes be like that first conversation with a girl you like. She is very pretty (graphics look amazing), she has similar interests to you (your favorite genre) and people that know her have only good things to say (comes highly recommended by other gamers). But when you take the plunge and actually engage her, it doesn’t work out like you had hoped. Sometimes she's a total hellion filled with the crazy, sometime she’s perfectly nice but just not meant for you. Either way, you are left disappointed. No-one has a monopoly on disappointment,...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops downloadable content goes on sale worldwide

    The first downloadable content extension for Call of Duty: Black Ops goes on sale today around the world, exclusively for XBOX 360. The offering is called "First Strike" and it has five new levels in it and four brand new multi-player maps and a zombie level called "Ascension." The game has been a worldwide smash hit. Within 24 hours of going on sale, Call of Duty:Black Ops had sold more than 7-million copies, 5.6-million in the U.S. and 1.4-million in the U.K., breaking the record set by its predecessor Modern Warfare 2 by some 2.5 million copies. Wikipedia reports that...

  • TomTom delivers a world-class iPhone app and car kit [Review]

    Last week, I received a mouth-watering package from the good folk at TomTom South Africa -- an iPhone 4 and a Tom Tom car kit. I had been wanting to test their GPS app out for quite a while, as I had only heard good things about it, and after reviewing other iPhone GPS apps, I wanted to see how TomTom stacked up. The latest update to the TomTom Southern Africa app (iTunes Link US$59.99) delivers a much-anticipated feature called HD Traffic (In-App purchase US$37.99 for 12 months or US$5.99 for 1 month), a service which allows you to see...

  • iPad finally launches in South Africa, but will you buy it?

    It seems we're exiting the stone age. The iPad will officially go on sale in South Africa, from 9am today, you will be able to buy the iPad from premium Apple resellers, Dion Wired, Incredible Connection or any Apple store. Digicape should also be stocking the iPad. For more info on pricing and specs, check out core.co.za This won't be news to most hardcore geeks, many of whom secured iPads from overseas or from "grey" retailers shortly after it was launched last year. The prices for the iPads are as follows: 16GB WiFi - R4,399 32GB WiFi - R5 399 64GB WiFi - R6...

  • Microsoft’s Kinect points the way to intuitive interfaces

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced a few weeks ago the Xbox 360 Kinect has sold over 8 million units in its first 60 days. Microsoft has a hit with Kinect, and the product deserves the kudos that it has generated. In case you have missed it, Kinect is a controller-free gaming sensor for the Xbox 360 that lets players control the game they are playing via movement. And this technological marvel is just the beginning of more natural ways for people to interact with computing. The Kinect interface for the Xbox 360 is brilliant. Microsoft describes it as a “controller...

  • Top 10 most-downloaded free iPhone apps of all time

    Just two and half years since its launch, the Apple App Store is about to clock in its 10 billionth download. This same feat took iTunes eight years to achieve. To celebrate, Apple is giving away a US$10 000 iTunes Gift Card to the person who downloads the 10-billionth app. To commemorate the occasion Apple has also created an iTunes page featuring lists of the top paid and free apps available for iPhone and iPad devices. Four of the top free apps appear both on the iPad and iPhone lists, namely Pandora, Movies by Flixster, Google Earth and Google Mobile...

  • Jobs gone, ‘uncensored’ Playboy to hit the iPad

    Steve Jobs is known as a big prude, banning applications and other iPad content that feature nude or sexual content on the iPad. No sooner that he announces a leave of absence on medical grounds, Hugh Hefner, announces that Playboy, both old and new, will be available on the iPad in March. The octogenarian publisher, in a message via his Twitter account, @hughhefner, said current and back issues of Playboy would be available on the Apple device in March. "Big news! Playboy -- both old & new -- will be available on iPad beginning in March," Hefner tweeted. He did not provide...