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Local pricing and availability for Nokia 5 and 6 confirmed

HMD Global, the company that’s resurrected the Nokia marque, has confirmed that the Nokia 5 will go on sale in South Africa on 28 June 2017 at a recommended retail price of R3,000. The Nokia 6 will follow in late July and cost R3,700. The Nokia 3 went on sale locally on 7 June for R2,000. While it’s the revamped Nokia 3310 that’s been grabbing headlines, we’re far more exci...[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]

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is set to be the most expensive Galaxy yet

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is on the way, hard, and if current reports are on the er… money, then the Note 8 is going to be hitting your wallet the same way — hard. A VentureBeat report by noted smartphone leaker Evan Blass claims that Samsung is going to be launching a 6.3in Galaxy Note 8 and that it’s going to be the most expensive phone the company has ever made — a w...[Read More]

Drop everything and download: Sega Forever

Remember those amazing Sega games you used to play? Now they’re back for Android and iOS! In truth, they never really went away – ever since emulation became a thing, owners of old games have recognised the money to be made in old rope. But Sega Forever is a new rallying cry, and reportedly the start of something big – an endlessly growing collection of retro hits aiming to hurl you back to the ha...[Read More]

6 things we love about the OnePlus 5… and 5 things we don’t

Would you look at that – OnePlus has done it again, introducing the world to another fantastic phone that somehow manages to beat the big-brand competition on specs, but still cost a whole lot less. The OnePlus 5 is an excellent bit of kit, which improves on last year’s OnePlus 3 in so many ways. But while there’s lots to love here, there are a few things that aren’t so ros...[Read More]

Expect to see Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 reveal as soon as August

Samsung’s had one heck of a time in the past year, with the mostly successful Galaxy S8 signifying the company’s way past the flaming heap of scrap that was 2016. But it is the to-be-launched Galaxy Note 8 that will prove to be the final hurdle for the company and it seems to be one that it would like to clear as soon as possible — which could well be why we’re getting repo...[Read More]

The LG G6+ is the flagship the company should have released first

If you haven’t made your mind up in the 2017 smartphone awards just yet then you may want to hold your horses. The newly-announced LG G6+ is on its way and it’s set to be the phone that LG should have released the first time around. The LG G6+ is (obviously) an upgrade on the G6. The specs aren’t in for a major bump in terms of processor and RAM — those aren’t going t...[Read More]

The best bits (and bobs) of iOS 11

When updates to iPhones and iPads are big, you can see them immediately. A thinner bezel here, an extra camera there. But when iOS gets major improvements (and it doesn’t at every WWDC) they’re tougher to spot. With iOS 11 Apple’s basically given its mobile operating system the equivalent of an edge-to-edge display and impossibly thin chassis. All you really need to know is that,...[Read More]

Apple WWDC 2017 – what we want to see (and what we expect to get)

WWDC 2017 is upon us. From 5–9 June, Apple will offer in-depth sessions, labs, and speakers, to “bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world”. Which is lovely, but us norms are tuning in for the keynote, where Apple reveals new kit, services and software. This year, Apple’s been tight-lipped, and few leaks ha...[Read More]

6 things you need to know about the Essential Phone

It’s not often a brand new player enters the smartphone scene. With a handful of well-established names dominating sales, it can be a tough market to break into – but Essential Products is looking to do just that with the Essential Phone. More than a mere startup, Essential is headed by Android creator Andy Rubin – a man who presumably knows what goes into making a great smartphone. The result is ...[Read More]

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 wasn’t a great outing and while the company is well on its way to making up for it, it’s the Galaxy Note 8 that will finally close the book on 2016. We’re expecting that they’re going to want to keep at least a few secrets before the reveal of their Apple-competition handset later this year but… we’ve never really liked the idea of ...[Read More]

8 new features Android O will bring to your phone

The age of Nougat is over. Google has officially unveiled its new Android O operating system for smartphones and tablets at its I/O conference. Right now, Android O really is meant for developers to start learning from and improving their apps. That means you can download its beta incarnation to an array of Google’s own devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and...[Read More]

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