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Can Amazon Set Fire to the Smartphone Market?

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Rumours have been sparking since 2011 that Amazon planned to unveil its own smartphone. And where there’s smoke, there is the Fire Phone, launched at an event in Seattle on June 18, 2014. Same Same, but Different The Fire Phone’s specifications compare well against rivals like the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5, or Nokia Lumia 1520, but it doesn’t ... Read More »

5 DIY Ways to Fix a Scratched Screen

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A scratched screen, is there anything more terrifying than dropping your brand new smartphone and then seeing a scratch across the screen? Maybe its just small scratches accumulated from the heavy use from thousands of social updates, whatever the cause here are some great tips on getting rid of those pesky phone screen scratches: 1. Toothpaste The Internet dubs this the ... Read More »

Lego Fusion series: “It’s all about the play”

Lego Fusion

If you are constantly nagging your children to play outside or with toys, instead of poking at pixels all day long, your battle just got tougher. Lego is going digital in a very cool way! On 19 June, Lego Systems Inc. announced the soon-to-be released next big project for Lego, LEGO FUSION games. This is how it works: “For kids, ... Read More »

Phone Charging Myths

RIP Battery

If you have a mobile phone, chances are that you’ve had an issue with one of your many phones’ batteries. It happens to us all and we all blame ourselves – “I shouldn’t have used it while it was charging”, “I should have charged it for 24 hours before using it for the first time”, etc. We al try our best to ... Read More »

Ding, ding ding: Snapchat vs. Slingshot

Slingshot v Snapchat

In June, Facebook released Slingshot, its second attempt at an impermanent sharing app. But will Slingshot be a Snapchat competitor? Round One – Snapchat  This is Facebook’s second attempt at an impermant sharing app. Meanwhile, Snapchat continues to move forward, launching Stories in October 2013. Now, less than a year after its debut, Snapchat says one billion Stories are viewed ... Read More »

Nokia Ringtone: Remixed!

Nokia Ringtone Remix

You know the Nokia ringtone all too well. It has probably been a while though. Nokia laid down the challenge to some of South Africa’s top musicians to rub some funk on the classic Nokia ringtone we all know and love. The results of this are pretty awesome. The tune we love best: Its a tie, Das Kapital and DJ ... Read More »

Vine for Android Launches

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It’s not often these days that Android users feel left out of anything – at least since Instagram moved over to the Android platform. However there was once service with over 13 million users that was causing a bit of app jealousy – Vine. Well, good news for all you Android fans (myself included) – Vine is now available for ... Read More »

Mobile Gaming market to triple by 2017

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We thought we would step away from all the awesome trailers and game news for a few minutes and engage your brain… Some new data from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2017 there will be 64.1 billion games downloaded onto smartphones and tablet devices – over 3 times that of 2012, which stood at 21 billion. This high rate ... Read More »

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