Hit the road jack! Apple shows wired headphones the door

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Apple caused outrage amongst fans and tech lovers when it announced that their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not include the standard 3.5mm headphone jack we are all so accustomed to. They are not the first to do so; Motorola and Chinese smartphone brand, LeEco, have both taken this route before. However, for some reason Apple’s decision has provoked the ire of many. According to Apple, there are two important reasons why they took the leap. One, the jack takes up a … Continue reading

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Apple wows with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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On September 7, Apple officially announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at an exclusive keynote event. So what’s the big fuss? Even though rumours have been going around about it for a while, the event confirmed that the new iPhones will have no headphone jack. Instead, a second speaker has been added for stereo sound. Apple has developed special EarPods with a Lightning connector that is included when you buy the phone. Additionally, an adaptor will also be included so you can still … Continue reading

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7 yummy new features from Android Nougat

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Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here! Since March of this year, a developer program has been in place for those wanting to do beta testing of the upcoming Android update. On 22 August the seventh version of Android was made available only for newer Nexus devices. An over-the-air update will be rolling out in the weeks to come. Even though Android Nougat is not too dissimilar from Marshmallow (which was released in October 2015), there are some great user-facing features that have been added. Here … Continue reading

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Become the ultimate Pokémon Go trainer with these 7 hacks

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The hype surrounding Pokémon Go may have died down a little, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not popular anymore. The amount of active users of the app has surpassed that of Twitter, and it is likely to increase as the app gets released in more and more countries. If you’re already in on the action and want to up your game even more, these 7 hacks will help you get the most out of your Pokémon Go trainer experience: Get Pikachu as your starter … Continue reading

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From creepy to downright cool: top tech ad campaigns

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Both advertising and technology are so pervasive and advanced in modern life, it’s no surprise that when the two come together, magic happens. Here are some of the best tech ad campaigns that have made an impact: Intel and Toshiba’s social film “Inside” These two very well-known tech companies collaborated to create four social films. This genre is a type of interactive film presented through the lens of social media. It is in most cases only distributed digitally and integrates with one or more social … Continue reading

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Comic-Con 2016: All the news, trailers and releases

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Comic-Con International: San Diego is always a much-anticipated event. Even though the main focus is no longer on comics, there is plenty to keep every type of geeky attendee captivated. This year’s event ran from 21 to 24 July. Aside from the wonderful costumes that the fans donned throughout the event, here are the main attractions that got everyone talking: GAMES Pokémon Go The app’s meteoric rise to success meant that the creators, Niantic, were forced to upgrade their venue for this year’s Comic-Con to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Google Chrome extensions

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Google Chrome is currently the most-used browser in the world by a long shot. One of the (many) reasons it’s so popular is because of the extensions which expands what you can do with your browser. Here are some of the best Chrome extensions currently out there that you can install today for free: Any.do There are a million things to keep track of on a daily basis and sometimes a piece of paper with scribbles on it simply doesn’t work. Any.do is a very … Continue reading

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Pokémon Go takes the world by storm

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The 90s seem to be making a comeback with choker necklaces, mom jeans, yin yang symbols and overalls cropping up all over the place. And now a new Pokémon game has gone viral. What’s next, Tamagotchi? Oh wait, there’s already an app for that. Pokémon Go is free-to-play augmented reality* mobile game from Niantic, the same people who created Ingress. You can now capture, battle, train and trade virtual Pokémon who appear in real world locations. Players physically travel to places within their area to … Continue reading

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5 cool Gmail features to try out today

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These days everyone and their dog has a Gmail account. But, while you might be using it every day, there are many cool (and easy-to-use) features in Gmail that you are likely missing out on. Take a look at some of the best ones available that you can start using immediately: Mass unsubscribe If you’re getting too many emails from a mailing list you’ve subscribed to, there’s a handy link in Gmail next to senders of mass emails’ addresses. Not all emails will have this … Continue reading

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The biggest gaming and hardware news from E3 2016

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s better known, has come and gone. The much-anticipated E3 was greeted with a lot of excitement as always, and it didn’t disappoint either. It gave us a lot of super cool games and consoles to look forward to in 2016 and 2017. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s Los Angeles-based event: Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Project Scorpio Microsoft has wowed gamers with the announcement of the Xbox One S (or Slim). It is … Continue reading

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