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  • Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 review: snap, print, repeat

    I was quite excited to get my hands on Fujifilm’s Instax Square SQ6 when the camera launched in South Africa last month. But now that I have my hands on a review unit, were my expectations met? Was I left disappointed? Well… The Looks Visually, this camera is quite attractive, which is probably why I was so keen to have one. It has that vintage aesthetic, yet comes in three contemporary colours. Personally, I think the Blush Gold is better than the Graphite Grey and Pearl White. The Instax SQ6 itself is quite big, occupying an area of 119mm by 128mm by 58mm,...

  • GoPro Hero 7’s juicy details leak through an official press release

    The GoPro Hero 7 range was this week leaked in full detail by website B&H. The web page has since been killed, but that hasn’t stopped all the specs from making its way around the internet. Spotted by The Verge, a press release published to Business Wire by B&H documented the new details of the GoPro Hero 7, including its availability in three colours, with three different specification levels. The action camera comes in black, silver and white and they seem to cater for everyone from professionals to casual users. The GoPro Hero 7 Black is at the top of the range...

  • Red Dead Online is coming to consoles this November

    The eagerly awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released at the end of October, but a month after, developer Rockstar Games announced that it will launch Red Dead Online. “Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption", said Rockstar in an announcement. The online experience is based on the sequel, coming a whole eight years after the original Xbox exclusive game. The online game will be released as a public beta initially, but Rockstar promises to keep fans updated with more. “Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 will start at R7999 in South Africa

    The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for preorder in South Africa from 21 September, the iStore confirmed today. The Apple reseller announced that two face sizes -- 40mm and 44mm -- will also be sold. Additionally, two versions of the watch will also retail in South Africa: the standard Apple Watch Series 4 GPS, and the Nike+ Series 4 GPS. While the former will be available to purchase from 28 September, the latter will be sold from 5 October 2018. "Pre-ordering online on 21 September 2018 gives customers the benefit of reserving their purchase without having to queue and the...

  • Sony’s reviving the PlayStation Classic just in time for Christmas

    Sony has revealed its latest upcoming console, a new version of the original PlayStation. The console is an exact replica of the 1994 PlayStation, but is 45% smaller, according to the company. What does that mean? It’s a miniature, and very cute PlayStation. The PlayStation Classic, is it will be called, will come with 20 preloaded games, the "best titles from a game-changing era". Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 and Jumping Flash! have been confirmed thus far. The console also comes with two full-sized replica controllers that plug into the console. There are two “virtual” memory cards for storage...

  • 5 big features now available on Apple’s iOS 12

    After the launch of Apple’s iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max last week, the company has this week released the latest version of iOS. iOS 12 is now available for models as old as the iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2. Apple calls it “the world's most advanced mobile operating system”, and it includes a number of notable updates for many of its apps and features. Here are five of the standouts. More creative camera options With this update, your iPhone will feature a bunch of stickers and filters in the built-in camera, along with Animoji and text effects. In fact, there...

  • 6 flagship features on the affordable Nokia 6.1 [Sponsored]

    There are a wide range of smartphones available at a mid-range price, but it's difficult choosing one among them. But now that Nokia Android smartphones are available in South Africa, this decision has been made a whole lot easier. At R3999, here's six reasons why the Nokia 6.1 should be your next smartphone. Hardy but beautiful Scratch-resistant glass was a feature consumers could only dream of in the lower smartphone tiers, but the Nokia 6.1 is bringing this flagship feature to this affordable price bracket. This means the Nokia 6.1's screen can brush off taps and scrapes from errant keys or the...

  • Canon’s Zoemini printer is coming to South Africa this month

    Forget mirrorless cameras, the real competitive space at present are printers that spit out pocket-sized polaroid-inspired snaps from your smartphone or memory card. HP has one, Fujiflim has one, and now Canon is bringing one to South Africa too. Called the Zoemini, the portable printer will be available in South Africa from next week, the company announced at an event in Cape Town on Tuesday. Using zero-ink film in a 2x3 inch size format, the Canon Zoemini is described by the company as the "ultimate accessory for your mobile device". "Snap a photo, slip on a vintage filter, add AR and get...

  • Pixel 3s, V40s and Mate 20s: October’s a busy month for smartphone lovers

    Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight. Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here's what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei. LG V40 ThinQ 3 October The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company's V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen,...

  • Synology DiskStation DS418play review: a media hoarder’s dream machine

    This review has been a long time coming. Launched in September last year, Synology's DiskStation DS418play NAS (network attached storage), is geared towards consumers interested in delivering high-definition media to multiple devices in their home. You may ask "why?" After all, there's Netflix, Apple Music and a host of other online services that render the media-minded NAS less useful in this case. But that's not all it's good for. Backing up machines, saving photographs, remote downloading and data access are just some of the use cases. And really, that's also just the tip of a very deep iceberg for those who...