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Rumour roundup: Huawei Mate 20 Pro and wireless charging Freebuds 2 Pro

The previous Huawei reveal had most phone manufacturers up in arms — three camera sensors? Are they mad? Turns out the Huawei P20 Pro is still one of our favourite handsets from 2018, which is why we are really amped for the upcoming Mate 20 Pro announcement set for 16 […]

Huawei announces the Mate 20 Lite with four camera sensors

The Huawei Mate 20 (and possibly a Pro version) will be announced at a flashy launch event in London next month, but ahead of that Huawei’s gone and launched the P20 Lite that’ll go on sale on 5 October with a very competitive price tag of R9,000. Huawei’s new mid-ranger […]

With USB-C, even plugging in can set you up to be hacked

Plugging in the power – or at least what you think is power – to a USB-C powered laptop can connect your computer, and the valuable personal data on it, directly to hackers. Your personal financial information, passwords and documents stored on the laptop could help a cybercriminal steal your identity. […]

The most expensive iPhone XS Max will cost R32k

We now know how much the new iPhone additions will cost, and we’re not surprised in the slightest. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in stores starting 28 September 2018 (with preorders starting tomorrow on the iStore website), and this is how much you’ll have to […]

Samsung’s Galaxy A7 has three rear cameras and a sub-R10k price tag

Earlier this week we brought you rumours doing the rounds that Samsung would bring two new mid-range smartphones to market, one with three rear cameras, another with four. We were only expecting the devices to drop in October… but the first of them, the Galaxy A7, has been announced today, […]

Samsung rumour roundup: Four camera sensors likely on the way

Samsung appears to be joining the more-than-two-rear-cameras-on-a-smartphone game. Rumours suggest that upcoming Samsung devices, that, it turns out, aren’t part of the flagship range, might feature three and four rear camera sensors, respectively. A Dutch site called posted a purportedly leaked image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone, […]

Do you ‘zombie check’ your phone? How new tools can help you control technology over-use

Technology has undoubtedly become essential for productivity and communication in our professional and personal lives. However, the most prominent reason users of all ages reach for their device is not to work, but to “zombie check”. These are the unthinking times you use your device throughout the day to avoid boredom. For example, […]

How to update to iOS 12 (and then measure your cat)

Apple has just released the final version of iOS 12 into the world. As we know, software updates are primarily to sort out issues and boost performance, but that’s not all you’ll get with the newest iOS update. Apple’s annual update is more of an upgrade, throwing in a raft […]

BlackBerry® KEY2: An Icon Reborn

The latest BlackBerry® KEY2 smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, a more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls. Featuring the famous BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry’s proprietary security and privacy enhancements, it packs several features that are firsts for a […]

Apple unveils a trio of new iPhones: The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR

Apple’s new iPhone lineup now includes three devices for 2018 — one of the first times that an off-the-wall rumour turned out to be true on the first go. Maybe there’s something to that talk of an Apple-made car after all. As expected, Apple announced two new handsets in their […]

iStore will have the iPhone Xs and Xs Max on 28 September and you can get R2,000 worth of iCare Plus free

South Africans wanting the new iPhone Xs and its bigger sibling, the Xs Max, will be able to get them from iStore on 28 September. Impressively, that’s only a week after the devices launch in ‘Tier 1’ markets like the US, UK and Australia. Look at us, eh? We’re ‘Tier […]

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite will launch in October with four camera sensors

We know… the full-fat Huawei Mate hasn’t even been announced yet but Huawei South Africa has confirmed that the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be available locally from 5 October. This is a peculiar announcement as the Lite devices — budget versions of their fancier brethren — tend to be […]

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