Samsung’s burning question

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The big news this week is the smoke coming from the Samsung factory. They have permanently ceased production of their much-anticipated Galaxy Note 7 which was released this summer. The company has decided to halt all sales and do a total recall of their Note 7 as a direct result of serious incidents of the phone overheating and in some cases catching fire. This is very bad news for Samsung with the Note 7 previously being hailed as one of the best smartphones released this … Continue reading

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Snapchat puts the fun back in wearable tech

Snapchat Spectacles

We’ve seen it all before with the hype surrounding Google Glass, and its subsequent demise, but has Snapchat just come up with an alternative? Last week saw a sneak preview of Snapchat’s brand new wearable. For this purpose the mobile app company changed its name from Snapchat to Snap to accommodate their foray into hardware. Their very popular mobile app retains its name, Snapchat, while their new hardware is called Spectacles. With the glasses, much like within the Snapchat app, users can take pictures and … Continue reading

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Hit the road jack! Apple shows wired headphones the door

Apple Airpods wired headphones

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


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

Android Nougat

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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Pokémon Go takes the world by storm

Pokemon Go mobile game

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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Apple’s special March event shows smaller can be better

Apple March 2016 Event iPhone SE Collage

Ever since Apple’s iconic 1984 event to announce the Macintosh computer, the tech company has become well-known for creating great hype around their product launches. Their March 2016 event may not have been as wild as prior years but the interest was still very much there – thanks to the many rumours and supposed leaks. Here’s what Apple showcased at their event on 21 March this year: iPhone SE Over the last few years the trend in smartphones has appeared to be that “bigger is … Continue reading

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An insight into YouTube Red, a new subscription-based direction

YouTube Music and YouTube Red

Ever since YouTube’s first video was uploaded in 2005, the mammoth website has become dominant in the video-sharing sphere. In 2006 Google purchased YouTube for almost $2 billion and the site has been expanding wide and far. Currently, YouTube is trying to get in on the subscription service action (like Spotify and Netflix) and, make YouTube more exclusive and specialized. Here is everything you need to know about the new YouTube Red subscription service as well as its free counterpart, YouTube Music. YouTube Red On … Continue reading

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