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Apple could have four new iPads and a 7th-gen iPod Touch headed our way soon

It’s only been a few short months since Apple’s last iPad announcement, and even shorter since they were launched here in SA, but we may be in for another iPad reveal soon. One consisting of four new iPads (well, possibly just one or two variants) and even a new, 7th-generation iPod Touch. The folks over at MacRumours first reported on the handful of iOS 12.2 beta references revealing ...[Read More]

Incoming WhatsApp features will make it easier to silence the annoying on your friends list

Yes, we know that messaging apps like WhatApp have supplied us with near-instant communication, a level of contact that was unthinkable just a few years ago. But it’s also brought on having to deal with notifications, sometimes (usually) from groups with nothing better to do with their time than waste yours. That… could be about to change. WABetaInfo, a site that regularly digs through...[Read More]

Sony caves – You’ll soon be able to play cross-platform Fortnite with all your friends

Sony is finally enabling cross-play for Fortnite today. Yup. Really. The PlayStation 4 manufacturer previously blocked cross-play and progression between PS4 and Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for massively popular battle royale game, Fortnite. People were angry — like real angry — because you couldn’t link a Epic Games account that’s previously been linked to a PS4, to a Nintendo Switch...[Read More]

WhatsApp could be getting Dark Mode, swipe-to-reply features for Android

WhatsApp has had itself a fairly busy year. When its user numbers aren’t climbing to Facebook-like levels it has been getting new features, like groups with an administrator and a whole lot less reply-spam to group video calling, like we’re in some 1990s tech future. And we could be in for a new more changes soon. The folks over at XDA Developers have spotted a few features that may be...[Read More]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta dates announced

Call of Duty fans… well, those willing to pay up for the Black Ops 4 pre-order, will receive access to early beta versions of two distinct game modes ahead of launch: one for the traditional multiplayer mode and one for the new battle royale mode, Blackout. Activision and Treyarch are rolling out the multiplayer beta in August, while the second planned beta, for the game’s battle royale mode...[Read More]

8 things we learnt from the Call of Duty: WWII beta

2017 will go down in gaming history as the year Call of Duty returned to its roots. That’s right, after what some would say was an unhealthy obsession with gravity-defying boosting and wall-running, the latest installment of the franchise is back to good old boots on the ground. We sacrificed the glorious sunshine of an almost-Spring weekend for the trenches of Pointe Du Hoc to bring you the lowdo...[Read More]

The 8 best new features in the macOS High Sierra public beta

Back in June, we enthused about features coming to macOS High Sierra, but now we’ve taken a deep dive into the public beta, we’ve got a better idea of how those new bits and bobs actually work. Here are the eight things that most tickled our happy place, plus a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to installing High Sierra without blowing up your Mac. (Top tip: don’t attack your monitor with s...[Read More]

6 things every Guardian should know before playing the Destiny 2 Beta

Our Warlock smashed the Vault of Glass, witnessed Crota’s End and defeated Oryx, The Taken King himself, but he’s been floating in orbit for far too long. If, like us, you haven’t been back to Destiny since Rise of Iron arrived in September last year, you might need a few pointers to help you get ready for the much-anticipated sequel. And with the first open beta kicking off later this week, who b...[Read More]

Here’s how to download the macOS High Sierra public beta

Yesterday might have been the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone’s release, but Apple ha ad special treat for Mac owners instead: early access to macOS High Sierra. High Sierra is expected out later this year following its recent unveiling at Apple’s WWDD conference, but thanks to its public beta program, you can sign up and grab the update right now. And it’s packing a few ...[Read More]

Here’s how to download the iOS 11 public beta

Just unveiled mere weeks ago at WWDC, Apple’s iOS 11 brings a load of fresh tweaks to the iPhone and iPad operating system, but we probably won’t see it release until September. Luckily, you can jump the queue right now if you’re a bit daring: Apple has just released the first public beta version of iOS 11, much as it did with iOS 10 last year. Now anyone with a compatible phone ...[Read More]

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer beta rockets off in October

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s multiplayer is going to be fast, frantic, futuristic, and will feature a whole lot of people being shot in the throat, if the new multiplayer reveal trailer is anything to go by. It’s also going to be dividing player classes up according to Combat Rigs, which will suit various styles of play. Don’t worry about the Mountain Dew marketing department...[Read More]

Hands-on with the Apple iOS 10 beta

We’ll probably see iOS 10 release alongside the iPhone 7 in September, but why wait? Apple has officially released the public beta, which means anyone can grab it today. Before you load up on it though, there are some compelling reasons to hold off. It’s pre-release software, which means it isn’t as fast, polished, or bug-free as the final 10.0 version will be, nor is it entirely...[Read More]

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