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  • This is when your smartphone will get Android Pie [Updating…]

    It's that time of the year when users frantically mash their update buttons hoping for Google's latest iteration of Android. Android Pie is now officially in the wild and stable, but lacks a slew of features shown off at I/O 2018. While the OS is now available for some devices from today, when can you expect to see a Pie update his your smartphone? We break down expectations brand-by-brand in alphabetical order below. Note: Those manufacturers who took part in the beta programme, may push updates to their devices sooner than others. "Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as...

  • FIFA 19 PS4 bundle coming to South Africa in September

    Gamers who can't get their hands on the limited edition PS4 Pro bundle, can look forward to another hitting South Africa soon. The FIFA 19 bundle will come with the game -- fit with cover star Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus strip -- a 1TB PS4 console, and a DualShock 4 controller. The bundle will also include a voucher to unlock digital addons for the game, including three FIFA Ultimate Team ICON players on a five-match loan, and one FIFA Ultimate Team Rare Players Pack. As for the price? You'll need to fork out a cent short of R6000 to own one. The bundle...

  • 3 Android Pie features you can get on your older phone right now

    Google's Android 9 Pie went live this week and is now available on a few phones. With it comes a slew of new enhancements to manage your time on your device, monitor your usage habits, and to wean yourself off your device. The latter phrase may sound counter-intuitive. How to monitor your smartphone usage Known for its excellent Windows monitoring software, Quality Time's Android app does the same on the mobile platform. "QualityTime is a fun, visually engaging and easy-to-use Android app that allows you to monitor and get real time reports on how much time you spend on your smartphone and on...

  • 48 hours with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    If you were looking for a surprise on Thursday from Samsung, think again. After practically every detail of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaked before launch, there wasn't much to say. Hell, Samsung even acknowledged this, sparing to mention anything bar the battery size, camera wizardry and "1TB ready" storage model. Apart from those little tidbits, the Note 9 is about as conventional as a 2018 smartphone can get, bar the S Pen stylus and the extremely large screen. The Korean marque's new flagship smartphone was unveiled at an event in New York last Thursday. Luckily, I got my grubby little paws...

  • Fujifilm launches rent-to-own system for X-Series, Fujinon lenses

    Buying a camera is a pretty big investment, and by big we don't just mean ridiculously expensive. Thankfully, there are ways to purchase a camera without the need to drop exorbitant amounts of cash in one fell swoop, much like a smartphone contract. Fujifilm South Africa has launched a new rent-to-own programme, which allows photographers to purchase a product not before using it for a set period of time. Said periods include rentals of 12, 18 or 24 months. The programme applies to Fujifilm's mirrorless X-series of cameras, and Fujinon lenses. "The Fujifilm Rent-to-Own system is designed to provide photographers with options to suit...

  • There’s a new limited edition PlayStation 4 coming soon

    Sony will release a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro later this month to celebrate the sale of over 500-million systems worldwide. The console itself is a translucent dark blue and features a copper plate with limited edition serial number on the front. “As translucent colours are always a fan-favourite, this is a great opportunity to bring this colour to the PlayStation 4 Pro system as a ‘thank you’ to our fans”, said Sony in its official release. The Limited Edition PS4 Pro also comes with a 2TB hard drive, DualShock 4 wireless controller -- in the same dark blue -- and a...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9: how does it compare to its rivals?

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official. Much of its specs aren't much of a surprise, thanks to the plethora of leaks that surfaced just prior to its unveiling. Now that the numbers are official, how does it stack up to its two big rivals, and its predecessor? We take a look at the numbers and specs behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro when compared to Samsung's latest flagship. !function(e,t,n,s){var i="InfogramEmbeds",o=e.getElementsByTagName(t),d=/^http:/.test(e.location)?"http:":"https:";if(/^\/{2}/.test(s)&&(s=d+s),window&&window.initialized)window.process&&window.process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var a=e.createElement(t);a.async=1,a.id=n,a.src=s,o.parentNode.insertBefore(a,o)}}(document,"script","infogram-async","https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js");Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10 ProInfogram Feature image: Samsung

  • Almost nothing’s secret about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Tomorrow's a big day for those who love large smartphones with styluses. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled at the company's Unpacked event in New York City. It's usually one of the Korean firm's premier events, and has seen the launch of a few of its iconic devices. I mean, who can possibly forget the Note 7? But unlike that device, we already know almost everything about the Note 9 thanks. German tech website Winfuture (translated) spilled all the beans in a report published Tuesday. From the suggested price of 899 euro for the base model, to the 4000mAh for all...

  • Nokia 3.1 Android One phone launches in South Africa

    Nokia's latest challenger to the budget smartphone market has arrived in South Africa. The Nokia 3.1 is the company's new Android One smartphone, priced below the R3000 mark. In this section of the market its competing against the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei, but judging by its spec sheet, it should put up a good fight. On that note, the Nokia 3.1 sports an aluminium frame, a 1440x720 5.2-inch screen, and a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on its front. Internally, Nokia's using the octa-core Mediatek MT6750 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. There is a 3GB/32GB model,...

  • Google releases Android 9 Pie to the world

    This week Google released the ninth major overhaul of its Android mobile OS. You'll know it as Android 9 Pie. As the latest update to Android, the operating system is packed with ease-of-access features and adaptive learning abilities. Google’s official release, posted on its website The Keyword, explained that it has built Android 9 Pie to be a "smarter, simpler experience that adapts to you". “Android 9 adapts to your life and the ways you like to use your phone”, it explained. "We’ve built Android 9 to learn from you -- and work better for you -- the more you use it. From...