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How to VOOV: A beginner’s guide

Last year we introduced you to social live streaming service VOOV. Now we’re going to show you how to use it. VOOV lets you live stream your life from your mobile phone, find up-and-coming local stars, and if your content’s up to scratch, could see you featured on #VOOVTV on channel 196 on DStv. But if you’re going to be featured you can’t just film any old thing. Here̵...[Read More]

Apple Authorised iPhone Screen Replacements now available in South Africa

Starting on Monday, 29 January, South African iPhone users will be able to pay for Apple Authorised screen replacements that’ll keep their smartphone’s warranty intact. Announcing the service on Thursday, Core Group added that the service will be available through iStores and Digicape nationwide. According to the announcement, the screen repairs performed by an Apple Authorised Service...[Read More]



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Garmin Forerunner 30 – Garmin’s cheapest Forerunner is a solid budget motivator for road runners

The Garmin Forerunner 30 is a watch for the run curious, you know, those folk who’ve made fitness one of their New Year goals but don’t want to spend a fortune on something they fear could wind up gathering dust. Don’t get us wrong, that’s not a criticism of this Forerunner or those who buy it. Any decision to start working out — in whatever way and at any point in th...[Read More]



Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition – This ‘fighter finally feels like the complete package

The long-awaited fifth iteration of Capcom’s definitive fighting game series should have been a first round knockout. Instead, Street Fighter V started strong, then quickly gassed out. Where was arcade mode? What was there for single player fans that didn’t appreciate getting thrashed every time they stepped out online? It might have taken two years, but Arcade Edition finally delivers everything ...[Read More]

Apple HomePod: Everything we know so far

2017 was the year that the smart speaker went properly mainstream, thanks mainly to the Google Home and Amazon Echo becoming household names. But one tech company with designs on controlling your smart home kit never made it to the party. Apple’s HomePod smart speaker, announced in 2017, was originally scheduled for a pre-Christmas launch, but has now slipped into 2018. That said, it’s a premium-p...[Read More]

Fit parade: the 11 best tips and tricks for your new Fitbit

We’ve been using Fitbits since 2009 – amazingly, they’ve been around almost as long as iPhones. Their world has changed a lot since those days. Fitbit is no longer just a way to get you off your backside by obsessing over your step count (although they’re pretty good for that too). It’s a whole lifestyle platform that can get you to retrain your brain to think, and be, more healthy in ...[Read More]

The most anticipated smartphones of 2018

2017 was a fantastic year for phones. We got skinnier screen bezels than ever, cameras that took better pictures than dedicated compacts, and better-than-all-day battery life. But we want more. And if the early rumours are any indication, that’s exactly what we’re going to get. All eyes will of course be on Samsung at the beginning of this year, when the inevitable Galaxy S9 arrives, a...[Read More]

Lenovo Mirage Camera hands-on – VR snaps with point-and-shoot practicality

It’s never been easier to experience virtual reality, with the latest headsets not even forcing you to faff with your phone before diving into all manner of digital worlds. So shouldn’t it be getting easier to create VR content, too? Google and Lenovo think so, and the Mirage Camera could be the piece of tech to do it. The point-and-shoot camera made its debut at CES, and we made sure to try it ou...[Read More]

Screen therapy: the best TVs of CES 2018

We may not have qualified this time around but a whole lot of football teams are going to be kicking balls in the 2018 World Cup this year and that means only one thing in the world of tech: loads of people are about to get a new TV. So CES 2018 has delivered in a big way with a slew of 4K, HDR sets from the likes of Sony, LG, Samsung and plenty of others. As anyone who’s got themselves a bargain ...[Read More]

WTF is MicroLED? Samsung’s new TV tech explained

The TV industry loves jargon almost as much as it likes tempting you into bankruptcy with spectacular new sets. Sure enough, just when we thought we knew our nits from our pixels, Samsung used CES 2018 to announce a new tech to keep us on our toes. MicroLED is the new tech behind the company’s impressive 146in modular TV prototype, “The Wall”, and is promising to improve on traditional LCD TVs by ...[Read More]

Home runs: The 11 best smart home gadgets of CES 2018

There’s no doubt about it: buoyed by the widespread adoption of Alexa and Google Assistant-equipped kit and flexible platforms like Samsung’s SmartThings and Apple’s HomeKit, smart home tech feels like it’s finally on the cusp of mainstream adoption. After a decade or so of languishing in the consumer tech background, connected home products are getting some proper time in the spotlight – and ther...[Read More]

The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in the latest Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Switch got off to a phenomenal start in 2017, selling 11 million units while shipping truly fantastic titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But what are we going to play on it in 2018? Nintendo had kept that point a bit of a question mark last year, choosing instead to focus on its current crop of games, but the legendary game-maker just unleashe...[Read More]

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