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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. 

Opera for Android now includes a free, unlimited VPN

The Opera browser has added a privacy feature to its Android browser that every person actually ought to use already: A VPN.

Huawei Band 2 Pro – Brilliantly basic fitness facilitator

Fitness wearables have gone from the anonymous-looking Fitbit to the spectacular stylishness of the Apple Watch Series 4 in the space of just a few years. They've also scaled up in price, to the point where you're shelling out close to R20k for a tracks-everything-including-the-kitchen-sink piece of high-end wristwear. But what if you don't want or need all those extra bits? What if you just want ...[Read More]

Early April Fool’s joke? Activision reveals Call of Duty Mobile at GDC

Okay, okay, so there's hasn't any sort of backlash against this new announcement but we had to take a shot at Activision after what happened during the announcement of Diablo Immortal. Acti has revealed Call of Duty Mobile, a smartphone-focused title designed to take on the likes of PUBG and Fortnite on Android and iOS. Because if those folks can release successful smartphone shooters, so can Acti...[Read More]

Huawei has a backup operating system, in case it loses access to Android, Windows

Huawei has long been rumoured to have its own mobile operating system in reserve, rumours that reach back to 2012. There's also apparently an OS waiting for the company's computer products

If you’re feeling brave: LineageOS will confer Android 9 Pie on (some) older Android devices

And now, one for the technically-inclined. You might remember, if you cast your mind back, the custom Android installation known as CyanogenMod. It might not be around any longer but LineageOS is and it's offering intrepid users Android 9 Pie on devices that are probably not going to be supported. 

inDriver ride-sharing app lands in SA, bringing Real Time Deals (and haggling) along

Ride-sharing services like Uber have made the drive home after a night out a safer experience but there is something that we could do without: surge pricing. A new ride-sharing service, called inDriver, that’s just launched in South Africa, reckons it might have the answer to that — haggling. More or less. inDriver, a service that was pioneered thanks to a reaction to surge pricing on ...[Read More]

Light Start – The Not-about-phones-at-all Edition

In honour of this week's Mobile World Congress event, we've decided to take this Light Start and make it about anything except mobile phones.

Thanks to load shedding, EskomSePush gained more than 300,000 downloads in a week

Probably the only good load shedding news to come out of SA, is that locally developed load shedding push-notification app EskomSePush gained hundreds of thousands of downloads this week. The app only had 2,500 active users a week ago, and since load shedding was implemented, more than 400,000 people have downloaded the app. Now that’s what we call a quick turnaround.  According to Business ...[Read More]

Mobicel Hype X review – Should you believe the Hype?

The Mobicel Hype X has a touch of the peacock about it -- pull one of these out of your pocket and folks are going to notice.

Energizer bringing a massive 26 phones to MWC 2019

You read that headline correctly -- Energizer, the company best known for rabbits and batteries (not in that order), will be launching a range of smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC). And, unlike companies that just dip their toe into smartphone manufacture, they're going all-in. How else do you explain the fact that they're showing off a range of 26 devices at MWC 2019?

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