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  • The cheapest new iPhone will cost R15999

    The new iPhone XR might be the cheapest of Apple's 2018's smartphone lineup, but it will still retail for R15 999 in South Africa. iStore today announced the new pricing and availability information of the device, which features a 6.1 inch LCD display, Apple's A12 Bionic chipset, and a single 12MP rear camera. Those who want to purchase the phone cash, will need to fork out around R3000 less for this particular model when compared to the iPhone XS. The iPhone XR is also cheaper than the R18 999 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in South Africa, but comes in a few hundred...

  • New Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go creators Niantic has announced that new Pokémon can be discovered, hatched and battled for in Pokémon Go. The new list of Pokémon comes from the fictional region Sinnoh, a place that features in the Nintendo games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. “Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be making their way to Pokémon GO in waves!” the company explained. This means that more and more Pokémon will join the game over the next few weeks. While all the new Pokémon have not explicitly been revealed yet, Pokémon Go has confirmed that Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup will be lurking around...

  • The new Kindle Paperwhite will let you read ebooks in the bath

    Amazon has revealed its latest Kindle Paperwhite, and it’s waterproof. That's the biggest takeaway from the 6.0 inch screen device. “Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes,” the company explained on its website. This means you can now take Paperwhite to the beach or bath without worrying too much about getting it wet. The e-reader also has audio book service Audible built-in, so you can listen to audio books or switch between reading and listening at your leisure via Bluetooth headsets. Coming in at 182g for the Wi-Fi enabled...

  • Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro and 20X are now official

    Huawei unveiled three devices at a swanky event in London last night, including two familar devices with the Mate moniker, and another slightly different. For starters, the company pulled the curtain on the Huawei Mate 20, arguably the least interesting of the three devices. Huawei Mate 20 It sports a 6.5 inch LCD waterdrop-notch screen with a 2244x1080 resolution, the Kirin 980 chipset at its heart, internal storage of 128GB and a RAM figure of 6GB. The triple rear camera setup features a 12MP primary snapper, a 16MP wide angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. Up front, you'll also find a 24MP...

  • A weird PS4 messaging glitch is causing consoles to crash

    Over the weekend, a slew of PS4 have reportedly received messages from other players that render their consoles useless. The problem, which affects users who send and receive messages via PlayStation Messages on their consoles, was originally highlighted on Reddit. “There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. Even deleting the message from the mobile app doesn't work,” revealed one Reddit user. While each message seems to be different and sent from different users, there is one common element: most of these messages have characters that the PS4 can't quite render. "I had a...

  • Google Pixel 3, 3 XL will gain external microphone support

    Google has confirmed that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will gain external microphone support. IsaacOnCamera, a Google employee on the Pixel User Community page, broke the news late last week. “I have been keeping an eye on this thread since the beginning and have good news," he wrote. "At the same time as Pixel 3 launch (October 18th), we will introduce support for Android-compatible plugged-in external microphones in the default camera app for all Pixels.” It's not clear if "all Pixels" includes the third generation only, or previous devices like the original Pixel and Pixel 2. Nevertheless, the news is a...

  • The Instinct is Garmin’s new military GPS watch

    Garmin has released its latest GPS watch in the form of Instinct, an apparently military-standard device that’s “built to withstand the toughest environments”. “This rugged, reliable outdoor GPS watch is built to the US military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters),” says the company on its website. If you’re wondering, military standard 810G is a series of military-level shock tests used in the US, meaning Instinct has been put through the most. The watch seems to be a GPS, training device and smartwatch all in one with the ability to monitor your vitals, help you exercise...

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 range is getting its Android Pie update

    Android 9.0 Pie's rollout is slower than a, well, a pie rolling down a hill, but some companies are pushing updates to their devices sooner than others. Last week, Nokia confirmed that its devices will be getting the latest version of Android soon. Now, Sony is pushing updates to its older devices. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact are both receiving Android Pie in their latest security patches, according to Xperia Blog. Additionally, a new camera update is also included. It's not completely clear if South Africa is among the regions receiving the update, but we've contacted the company's local reps for clarification. Feature...

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 features four rear cameras, five in total

    The Samsung Galaxy A9, and its five cameras, are now official. Because more is better in Smartphoneworld, the Korean manufacturer has stuck four cameras onto the A9's rear plate. It's the first smartphone to boast such a claim, and is a particularly interesting move for the company's mid-range smartphone series. With that said, the phone does keep the big, heavy fad of 2018 alive. A 6.3 inch sAMOLED screen with 2220x1080 pixels is employed. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset -- also seen on the BlackBerry Key 2, Xiaomi Mi A2 and Nokia 7 Plus -- alongside a base of...

  • Fitbit Charge 3 arrives in South Africa for R2999

    The Fitbit Charge 3 is now official and available globally, the California-based firm announced this week. The company's calling its latest tracker its "smartest", pushing a number of key specifications a little bit further than the previous model. For starters, Fitbit claims that the Charge 3 will last up to a week on a single charge -- two days longer than the Charge 2. Physically, it retains the Fitbit logo below the triangular face, with a monochrome screen. And gone are the hardware buttons. Instead, Fitbit has opted for a touch-sensitive inductive unit on the Charge 3. It too, like the Ionic and...