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Huawei’s woes continue with Facebook backing away from it, too

Future Huawei smartphones won't come with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Instagram pre-installed.

Life without Google is virtually impossible in this mobile smartphone era

The first problem I encountered, as I gave up Google for a week, was that I couldn't get my email. As the possibility of living without Android and Google services emerged as the US government banned American firms from dealing with Huawei, I tried to live without the world's biggest mobile operating system (OS). The short answer: it’s virtually impossible to live without Google in this smartphone...[Read More]

Google Maps will now show the local speed limit in SA

No more guessing the speed limit between Vereeniging and Randfontein -- Google Maps is rolling out the ability for users to see speed limits.

New Augmented Reality Visualizer App lets you preview a Porsche in your own driveway

Auto-maker Porsche has launched its own augmented reality app which lets your preview one of their cars just about anywhere. Like in your driveway.

Huawei’s US trade ban is temporarily lifted, but we’re still biting our nails

This week we saw the US Trump administration place Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker on an ‘Entity List’, but Huawei seems surprisingly calm about it all.

Got a Huawei? The company says you needn’t worry… for now

The Chinese device maker has issued a statement reassuring existing Huawei customers that their devices will continue to receive support.

Google Play Store will help you save storage on Android soon

If you’re one of those people who love accumulating apps that you never use Google Play Store is rolling out a solution that’ll notify you about unused apps.

Still using Windows Phone, iOS 7, or Android 2.3.7? WhatsApp will stop working soon

It's a fact that just about all the tech we make use of will eventually become obsolete. Unless you're the US Military or NASA, in which case you'll be using the same operating systems long after the rest of us are done. Hey, some of those probes were programmed in the 1970s -- doubtful there's gonna be an OS update for those things. WhatsApp is moving at a bit of a faster clip, though. Several ol...[Read More]

The 7 biggest announcements from Google I/O this year

Google’s annual I/O generally includes a focus on either hardware or software, but this year we got a healthy combination of the two.

Chrome for Android exploit could show you a fake address bar

These days you can’t be too safe with data phishing attacks, and now a developer has found that even Chrome for Android is susceptible.

Running Android 7.0 or later? Here’s how to use your smartphone as a two-factor authentication key

Two-factor authentication is a service that keeps your online accounts and services a whole lot safer than they would be otherwise. Why else would you lock down a Steam account using Steam Guard, a Blizzard account with Blizzard Authenticator, an Xbox Live account with whichever notification system from Microsoft annoys you the least? Shouldn't your more business-y accounts have the same protectio...[Read More]

Free-to-play Forza Street lands on Windows 10, out for Android, iOS soon

So you want to get your hands on a Forza game but don't want to pay for it? Funny thing, Microsoft's just made that happen with the launch of Forza Street, a new free-to-play racing title for Windows 10, Android and iOS. The desktop version of the game? Yeah, that's available now. 

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