Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+: An overview

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5

Samsung’s latest releases, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, are cleverly targeted at Apple users. The company is providing a 30-day trial to iPhone users which includes a free activated SIM card as well as a cable for migrating data. Let’s take a look at what these new phones have to offer: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 As the first phablet (a blend of a phone and a tablet) to become commercially successful, the high-end Galaxy Note series was designed with the power-user … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about Apple Music

Apple Music Beats 1 iTunes

Apple Music has arrived! On 1 July Apple’s first music-streaming service was released, alongside the iOS 8.4 update made available to all Apple devices. Apple will now be competing will longstanding streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Google Play and Tidal. Membership to Apple Music costs $9.99 per month. There is also a family plan available, where multiple users can use the same account, costing $14.99 per month. There is a free trial period of three months available so that users can decide whether they … Continue reading

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How to increase the battery life of your iPhone or Android smartphone

Increase smartphone battery life

The longevity of smartphone batteries seems to be the one thing that manufacturers just can’t get right, no matter how advanced technology becomes. The battery of a new phone may be great for the first few weeks after you get it, but then it starts to decline. While we may accept the fact that smartphone batteries are just not meant to be awesome (yet), there are some tricks you can try to get more juice from your iPhone and Android smartphone batteries. For iPhone* Signal … Continue reading

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The evolution of the tablet

Tablet shelf

Apple recently released the iPad Air 2 and it has been said that, at 6.1 millimeters, it is the thinnest tablet ever. Its predecessor, the iPad Air, was already quite thin at 7.5 millimeters. The fact that the release of a tablet is such a big deal nowadays doesn’t surprise people anymore but a few years ago no-one thought people would spend money on such a gadget and that it was a trend that wouldn’t last. Tablets are a cousin of the earlier pen computing … Continue reading

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Gamify your life with apps

Gamification apps

Staying motivated every day can be a hard thing to do especially if you have a busy schedule. App developers have come to realize this and have been delving into the world of gamification to help us all get more things done and feel happy about doing so. What is gamification? Gamification applies the mechanics of games to real-life situations by rewarding you every time you complete a task. It is almost like putting your everyday tasks into a mission format and as soon as … Continue reading

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Locating interesting uses for geolocation


Geolocation services are designed to find the real-world location of a certain object or the individual using a specific object. This is done through the use of Wi-Fi positioning systems, MAC addresses, radio frequencies, a device’s IP address, GMS localization or a device’s built-in GPS (when enabled in the device). With the world becoming ever more aware that Big Brother is watching them, people have either become wary of the fact that something or someone can track their location simply through the device they are … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014 action in the palm of your hands

World Cup 2014 apps

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ kicked off in the host country of Brazil on the 12th of June. Soccer teams from all over the world are fighting it out for a spot in the finals on 13 July. If you couldn’t afford a trip to this country, best known for its beautiful beaches and the spectacular Rio Carnival, fear not. You can still follow all of the action from the comfort of your sofa or your favourite sports bar through some great apps and websites: … Continue reading

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Weighing in on the best messaging apps

Top messaging apps collage

Facebook recently forked out approximately $16 billion (reports differ on the exact amount) to purchase the popular messaging service, WhatsApp. With Facebook Messenger not having the success that was anticipated, this acquisition is aimed at tightening Facebook’s grip on communication via mobile devices. Whether this purchase of WhatsApp is a good or bad thing (people are already bracing themselves for third-party apps and invasive ads), still remains to be seen. The co-founder of WhatsApp once wrote a personalized note to his CEO saying, “No ads! … Continue reading

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