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Apple remarkably announced new devices as a warm up to a hype-filled launch of new services

This week Apple announced its much-anticipated news service, as well as a streaming service to rival Netflix, a games arcade and a credit card. Instead of the usual hype around physical product launches, Apple casually announced a new iMac, two new iPads and new AirPods as a warm up to Monday's hype-filled launch of these new services. That alone is remarkable.

Huawei accidentally confirms the upcoming P30 Pro’s specs along with a new Watch

The launch of Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the P30 Pro is so close we can almost taste it… Thanks to Huawei’s website department, we now know exactly what to expect.

You want to get your hands on Fender’s sonically-shifting Acoustasonic Telecaster

We’ve seen guitar-maker Fender eneavour into the tech space in the past but their new Acoustasonic Telecaster has bypassed the likes of a Strat that can plug into tablets by miles. Fender’s new guitar hardware is an acoustic-electric guitar with a difference — the power of mimicry. You see, the Acoustasonic Telecaster is more than just an unwieldy name and an unconventional frame...[Read More]

Standard Bank launches its own ‘integrated’ MVNO – Meet SB Mobile

You can’t be a bank in South Africa these days unless you’re also administering your very own mobile network and now Standard Bank has joined in the cellular party. The bank has launched SB Mobile, its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) backed by Cell C and, by extension, MTN. So far, so good… so what? How is SB Mobile going to stand out in an increasingly crowded pack? O...[Read More]

PUBG heading to PlayStation 4 in December with platform-specific cosmetics in tow

It was rumoured when Microsoft made PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds free on Xbox (for a limited time) but now it has been confirmed. PUBG will launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4 very, very soon — expect to get your battle royale on from 7 December this year. There are several editions of the popular multiplayer game coming, with the base game costing $30 (about R440) and a SurvivorR...[Read More]

Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a companion app at launch

Gamers of all shapes, sizes, and types are (not so) patiently awaiting Red Dead Redemption 2, set to land tomorrow, 26 October. We’re already camping outside our local BT Games. In spirit.  Red Dead Redemption 2 is based in a giant open world, and although we haven’t experienced it yet, it’s likely the sheer scale might find many players getting lost in the woods. We will definitely have a mini-ma...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the most exciting smartphone of 2018

Huawei unveiled three new handsets and a watch at its global launch event in London today. The star of the show is the Mate 20 Pro. It’s flanked by the regular Mate 20 and the gaming-focused Mate 20X. Finally, there’s the new Huawei Watch GT, the details of which leaked a few days ago. Out of the handsets, we’re only getting the Mate 20 Pro in South Africa, so that’s what we’re going to focus on… ...[Read More]

Prepare yourself for a massive Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Day One patch

Hopefully you’ve laid on a substantial internet connection for gaming in general, and if you haven’t, you’ll want to before Friday (12 October) for Call of Duty: Black Ops IV — because you’ll be doing a lot of downloading. There’s a rather large Day One patch required in order to get online and start playing — and it’ll cost you about 50GB. And that&...[Read More]

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 boasts a 6.3in FullView notched screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. I...[Read More]

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 casually mentioned after or alongside the non-Lite ones, probably so they don’t steal any of the li...[Read More]

OnePlus 6T will have an in-display fingerprint sensor and might be coming in October

OnePlus has officially revealed that its next flagship, the 6T, will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Ever since Vivo teased their in-screen fingerprint sensor at CES this year, everyone’s keen to hop on the bandwagon. We’re pretty sure this will be the next big feature every major mobile phone maker will be trying to include in their devices. In the last upgrade cycle it was notche...[Read More]

Fujifilm’s X-T3 mirrorless camera is more than just an upgraded X-T2

Fujifilm announced the X-T3 today, the latest addition to the company’s X-Series lineup of APS-C mirrorless cameras. The mirrorless camera announcements are coming thick and fast of late. Unlike Canon and Nikon, Fujifilm isn’t trying to hop on the full-frame mirrorless bandwagon. Instead, the newly announced X-T3 with its 26.1MP APS-C sensor, is an upgrade to the already excellent X-T2 (one ...[Read More]

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