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

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

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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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Apple’s special March event shows smaller can be better

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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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Weird apps that’ll amuse almost anyone

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With so many people now able to have easy access to advanced technology, strange and sometimes useless apps are bound to pop up on app stores. Here are just a few examples of these unusual apps— download if you dare! Cat Paint Cost: $0.99 Available on iOS only Are you crazy about cats? Now you can add images of cats to any photo. The cats will ‘meow’ as you place them on an image and you can even give them laser eyes. Its popularity may … Continue reading

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iOS 9 update brings welcome new features

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Updates to Apple’s operating system, iOS, have been coming swiftly during 2015. March and April saw the release of two separate updates (iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3) and on 16 September 2015 iOS 9 made its appearance. It may not be the biggest update in Apple’s history but plenty of small, very helpful, changes have been made. Battery With the new update you get more control of your battery usage: In Settings > Battery a Low Power Mode has been added. This reduces the phone’s … Continue reading

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