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Which iPad should you buy? There’s an iPad to suit your needs

Once upon a time, buying an iPad just meant buying the iPad. There was one model, and nothing else on the market came close to it. But these days, Apple has four different iPads in four different sizes, each with its own components and perks, not to mention a distinct price point. Hey, at least it’s better than Apple’s iPhone situation right now, since there are eight different handset...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs LG V30+: The weigh-in

If you’re in the market for a big, beautiful, and brand-spanking-new smartphone this summer, you have some obvious choices – the Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, of course. But if none of those do the trick, you’ve got a couple more appealing options: the LG V30+ and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. LG’s G6 mostly impressed us earlier this year, but it was ...[Read More]



Need for Speed: Payback – Ignore the Vegas-style glitz and glamour – the House always wins

Need for Speed already had a lot in common with the Fast and Furious films. They’re both long-running franchises obsessed with driving fast, crazy customisation and OTT action – but this latest entry gets closer than ever to matching the car-based carnage of Dom Toretto and crew. Payback is a story-driven revenge tale, putting your ragtag team of drivers up against the underground gambling c...[Read More]

Microsoft Xbox One X vs Sony PlayStation 4 Pro: Which is best?

No, it’s not yet time for the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox… Two? However, Sony and Microsoft aren’t content to let their four-year-old consoles linger as gaming PCs get cheaper and more powerful. Last year’s Xbox One S added 4K media support and upscaling for games, but it’s the brand new Xbox One X that truly elevates the gaming experience. With a huge processing boost within...[Read More]



Call of Duty: WWII – History repeats itself – and that’s no bad thing

Out with the preposterous sci-fi warfare, in with good old fashioned Nazi-killing. Having pushed the boundaries of armed conflict into outer space, the latest Call of Duty is a return to all the stuff that has made the FPS series such a blockbuster success. Heading straight back to WWII is a tricky move to get right, though. While the past few CoD games have leapt away from the well-trodden Allies...[Read More]

The first 8 enhanced games to play in 4K on the Xbox One X

Microsoft has developed the most powerful games console in existence, and you can buy it now if you’re in a launch country. South Africa being SA, we’ve got a little wait ahead but it will be here before year’s end. Will it be worth the wait? Yes, because it’s still an Xbox One at heart, and it’ll work with the same games and peripherals as the original Xbox One and l...[Read More]



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Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Big screen, battery, brain and small bezels equal massive success

Everyone knows there’s an AI apocalypse on the way – after all, no less an authority than Stephen Hawking says so. And when it does occur, we’ll have smartphones to blame. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro isn’t the first phone packed with seriously clever AI tech inside it, but it may be the smartest yet: a mobile that’s capable of recognising what you’re pointing your camera at and predicting which a...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8: The weigh-in

Nobody is making stylish, high-end phones quite like Samsung right now, although Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2 XL are trying mightily to take the crown away from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And here’s another big contender: Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Last year’s Mate 9 Pro looked strikingly like a Galaxy S7 Edge, but this year’s edition embraces the ext...[Read More]



Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) – Waterproof and Bluetooth, ain’t that the truth

If you love reading – and we mean really, really love it – you could have done a lot worse than last year’s Kindle Oasis. Amazon’s most expensive e-reader was also its most portable, most pocket-friendly, and longest-lasting. We loved it. Now though, there’s a successor – and it’s somehow even better, despite putting on a few extra grams. With a bigger screen, bigger batter...[Read More]

Games Watch: the 5 best new games coming out in November 2017

Between button-mashing and VR stick-waving, it’s all too easy to miss some magnificent game releases. Not anymore, though. See, we’re always on the hunt for the next game to steal months of our lives – and the last thing we want is to miss it because we’re too busy playing the last one. So, with that in mind, here’s a compendium of the five most scintillating new rele...[Read More]

These are the games you can play for free on PlayStation Plus in November 2017

The subscription might cost you an annual sum but it’s considerably cheaper than buying each and every free title you get from Sony’s PlayStation Plus service, something that the November 2017 offering can attest to. Whether you’re keen on lobbing rockets at cocky invertebrates or revelling some gratis jump-scares, Sony’s November roster has you covered with gaming goodness...[Read More]

8 things we love about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – and 8 we don’t

Every year, a new set of iPhones rolls out. This year: we got the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which look suspiciously like their predecessors. As ever, they’re good. But also, they can be bad. And we don’t mean that in a ‘good’ bad way. We’re going to go into more detail, with the online and magazine reviews, but that’s going to take some time as we get to proper grips with the phone. ...[Read More]

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