vivo Mobile has announced that it will be extending its offering in South Africa with the introduction of two new handsets. The Y12 and Y30, both evolutions in the Y-series will enter ahead of 5G towards the end of 2020. vivo CEO, Jeff Cao says that the company plans to sit rank the top tier […]

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vivo to Launch Two New Devices in South Africa

In an interesting twist in emerging technologies and the energy sector, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a device called the Shadow-Effect Energy Generator. The device is able to create an electrical charge using the contrast between shadow and light. It sounds like something out of a science-fiction […]

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New Device Uses Shadows to Generate Electricity

Windows search is getting a massive upgrade in the guise of Mac’s Spotlight search function with a tool called PowerToys Run. Launched this past Tuesday and still in a very early stage. CNN calls the new feature “promising”, a search box that could put the Start Menu and Windows key-R shortcuts out of business. The […]

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Windows is Getting A New Apple-Like Upgrade

California-based tech giant Apple may delay its iPhone 12 announcement event, expected for September, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The company had delayed the launch of its new iPhone 12 by over a year into 2021 when the pandemic first began affecting tech companies across the globe. Now, Apple is considering pushing the announcement […]

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Apple May Delay its iPhone 12 Announcements Even Further

Samsung has officially introduced the new addition to the Galaxy A series – the A31. According to the smartphone giant, this device has been designed for a generation that wants to express themselves to the world and look good doing it. “The Galaxy A Series has always stood for value. The Galaxy A31 embodies this […]

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Samsung Introduces the New Galaxy A31

Despite being 11 years old, Minecraft sales have officially topped 200-million copies, with a total of 126-million people playing the game monthly. Microsoft is detailing the latest sales figures just as Mojang Studios celebrates 11 years since the first Minecraft alpha build was originally released. Microsoft has also seen a big increase in Minecraft usage […]

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Minecraft Maintains its Incredible Popularity as Sales Top 200-Million

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei has recently launched the Y7p smartphone to the South African market. The Huawei Y7p is available in Midnight Black and Aurora Blue from around R3,995 and is available through most major retailers. Thoughts on the Huawei Y7p The device is sleek and stylish. In classic smartphone fashion, the Huawei Y7p is […]

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Huawei Y7p – South Africa’s 1st HMS Device

Microsoft is launching a new app called Family Safety – created to make a difference in how you monitor your family’s, and your own, screen time. Designed primarily to manage the screentime and app usage of children. “Protect what matters most with physical and digital safety,” is how Microsoft describes the app on its official […]

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This App Helps Parents Control How Much Time Their Kids Spend on their Phones

The organisers of the Tokyo Game Show have announced that this year’s event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TGS 2020 was scheduled to take place from 24 to 27 September at the Makuhari Messe convention centre just outside of Tokyo, Japan. Now, the organisers are planning to host an online event instead. […]

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Tokyo Game Show 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

The success of the Nintendo Switch during the worldwide pandemic has propelled Japanese entertainment company to a stand-out year. Nintendo says that it had made 352-billion yen ($3.3-billion) in operating profit for the fiscal year ending in March – a 41% surge from a year ago. Profit in the three months leading to March more […]

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‘Animal Crossing’ Boosts Nintendo’s Profits as Videogame Demand Soars

Microsoft has introduced its latest Surface range which includes the new Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds. The tech goliath says that this range was designed to help users navigate the current environment which sees more people turning to Windows PCs than ever. In fact, over 4 trillion minutes […]

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Microsoft Introduces New Surface Devices

Lenovo’s first gaming phone, the Lenovo Legion, has leaked in a series of promotional videos showing off the device. The Verge claims a “trusted” anonymous source provided the unreleased material, as well as some new specs. There isn’t a guarantee yet that these videos will reflect the final design of the product, but they do […]

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Lenovo’s New Gaming Smartphone Shown in Leaked Videos

Huawei is about ready to release the first device from its highly-anticipated P40 series. According to the Chinese tech giant, the P40 Lite is more powerful and robust than its predecessors – it also marks the second Huawei smartphone to launch in South Africa that comes standard with Huawei’s HMS ecosystem. The Huawei P40 lite […]

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Huawei P40 Lite to Launch in South Africa

One of the world’s largest and most successful video game publishers, EA (Electronic Arts Inc) forecasts a full-year adjusted revenue above estimates projected for it by WallStreet. Experts believe this is because the company has been riding on the broader surge in videogame sales as people shelter at home due to the worldwide pandemic. Reuters […]

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EA Racks Up Higher than Expected Revenue as Gamers Stay Indoors

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has officially launched the Nokia C2 in South Africa. The device comes with a large 5.7” HD+ screen, a front-facing camera with flash and HDR photography and enough battery life to last from sunrise to sunset. “One of our main objectives is to bring great smartphone experiences to […]

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Nokia Launches C2 Smartphone in South Africa

Video game company Nintendo has confirmed in a blog post that 160,000 accounts using its services have been hacked with the personal information of users exposed. According to the company, hackers used a flaw associated with the Nintendo Network ID logins to gain access to the affected accounts. This comes via Mass Live. The company […]

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Nintendo Hack Leaves 160,000 Accounts Exposed

The most influential video game of the decade is getting its Android release on the Google Play Store. The battle royale game was just published on the store for the first time as a direct download from developer Epic Games, writes Gadgets Africa. In a statement, Epic Games says they have come to a basic […]

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Fortnite Is Finally Available For Android On Google Play Store

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has reported that the number of commercially available 5G devices had increased by 41% in the last month, with 95 different 5G devices now commercially available out of more than 280 announced devices. GSA has reported that the number of commercially available #5G devices has increased by 41% in […]

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5G Device Availability Surges by 41% in April

With millions of people forced to stay-at-home amid coronavirus lockdown, last month witnessed a huge growth in revenue of the leading iPhone apps in the world. According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, the five leading iPhone apps globally hit $142.6 million in March, and gaming apps generated almost 75% of that amount. Jedi Survival, King […]

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Top 5 Most Profitable Apple iPhone Apps during Pandemic

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, TECNO has recently made its debut to the South African market with the Camon 12 Flagship Device. Launched in late 2019, the Camon 12 hit SA shores in March 2020 and is available for around R2 999 from online stores like loot.co.za and Takealot.co.za. Thoughts on the TECNO Camon 12 The device […]

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TECNO Camon 12 – a premium device without the premium price tag

Facebook wants a piece of the game-streaming pie, adding a new dedicated mobile gaming app into the mix with already existing platforms from Twitch and Youtube. Facebook’s gaming app will largely curate and focus on the streaming community, writes the New York Times. The app will also highlight casual games that people might play online […]

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Facebook Launches Dedicated Game-Streaming App to Take on Twitch and YouTube

Entertainment and electronics giant Sony is planning to produce far fewer units of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console in its first year compared to the plans it had for its previous-generation console’s launch, according to Bloomberg. The Tokyo-based tech is limiting initial production in part because it expects the PS5’s ambitious specs to weigh on […]

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Sony Planning to Limit PS5 Output in First Year

Apple has officially launched its newest smartphone, the iPhone SE – modelled on the original 2016 design – which Apple says is “just what you have been waiting for”. According to Apple, “the iPhone SE packs our most powerful chip into our most popular size at our most affordable price”. The chip they’re referring to […]

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Apple Launches New iPhone SE

Sony has just unveiled the controller for its next-gen console: the DualSense. The new controller marks the biggest departure for the company’s controller design in its history of PlayStation consoles since the PlayStation One was released in 1994. The controller is very aesthetically different to the previous generation’s DualShock 4 controller – appearing more akin […]

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Sony Reveals New ‘DualSense’ Controller for PlayStation 5

Naughty Dog is delaying their latest AAA title, The Last of Us Part II, just as the game is reportedly about finished aside from some last-minute polishing. A 29 May release date was expected, however, due to coronavirus complications, it has been delayed indefinitely. “Even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the […]

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The Last of Us Part II Indefinitely Delayed

Tech Analyst Jon Prosser claims that Apple is preparing the iPhone 9 for an April release, this is per an internal meeting that was held yesterday. Prosser claims that the new smartphone is set for announcement on 15 April and release and shipment on 22 April, but that these dates are tentative as of yet. […]

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New iPhone 9 Release Date Possibly Leaked

According to an announcement from Valve, games in the libraries of Steam users won’t be automatically updated at the frequency they were previously to conserve bandwidth during the novel coronavirus pandemic. This is after the gaming platform sees itself stuck in a pattern of overcoming its own all-time concurrent user records as millions self-isolate to […]

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Steam Auto-Updates Delayed to Preserve Bandwidth as Millions Stuck In-Doors

What might look like a slightly out of focus video clip of someone following a river through a misty forest is, in fact, gameplay footage from something made in Dreams on the PlayStation 4. Seeming like something made with a commercial game engine like Unity or Unreal, which have produced photo-realistic graphics in the past, […]

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This Isn’t a Real Forest, it’s powered by the PS4

A hacker has reportedly stolen the AMD graphics source code that the Xbox Series X runs on its next-generation GPUs and is asking for a $1-million ransom or else they’ll leak the information online, reports Comicbook. Apparently the hacker obtained source codes from a few AMD devices, namely the Navi 10 and Navi 21, as […]

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Xbox Series X Source Code Stolen and Held for $1-Million Ransom

Huawei has revealed their new flagship series of smartphones, the P40 series known for its impressive camera mastery. The three devices released in this series are the Huawei P40, the Huawei P40 Pro and the Huawei P40 Pro+. Huawei has revealed their new flagship series of smartphones, the P40 series known for its impressive camera […]

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New Huawei P40 Flagship Series Revealed

The #coronapocalypse is happening as we speak. That’s why, as citizens of the global community, we should all do our part to keep COVID-19 away from each other and ourselves. And that means staying indoors if we can help it and keeping away from any sort of large gatherings. Now, if you simply have nothing […]

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6 Games To Help You Forget About the #Coronapocalypse

Huawei has recently launched its first smartphone – the Y7P – that runs on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) in South Africa. HMS is one of only three smartphone ecosystems used globally, the other’s being iOS and Android (Google Mobile Services or GMS). Prior to this, all Huawei devices used Android – however, in May 2019, […]

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3 things you should know about Huawei’s New Smartphone Ecosystem

Smartphones can be hotspots for viruses, both on and offline. With South Africa taking steps towards being a more hygienic nation in response to the coronavirus threat, and smartphones being used by more than 50% of all adults in South Africa – and sometimes more than one per adult, users should consider the object they […]

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7 Quick Tips to Keep COVID-19 Off Your Smartphone

The world’s top PC gaming platform, Steam, has surpassed its all-time concurrent user record with a 24-hour peak at 20,313,451, according to The Verge. The world’s top PC gaming platform, Steam, has surpassed its all-time concurrent user record with a 24-hour peak at 20,313,451Click To Tweet This information is from data presented by the platform. […]

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Steam Hits All-Time Player Record as Users Self-Quarantine

IT News Africa previously reported on the supposed cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 – for 2020, with many publications stating that companies close to the event were in the process of pulling out as the cancellation announcements were soon expected. Not a few hours after the article was posted, E3 released a […]

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World’s Largest Gaming Event E3 2020 Officially Cancelled

The world’s largest gaming convention, the Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 – will be cancelled this year, according to Ars Technica who were informed by multiple sources. The massive gaming event where the grandest developers and publishers in the world release trailers and information about their upcoming titles is being cancelled due to the spread […]

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E3 Event Reportedly Cancelled with Official Announcement Soon

Improved mouse cursor support, gesture controls and a new home screen layout are coming to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, via My Broadband. This is according to a piece of iOS code that was leaked. 9to5Mac says that the next version of Apple’s iPhone operating system will offer newer, more intuitive ways to interact with […]

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Leaked Code Unveils New Features for iOS 14

Which?, a consumer watchdog, has found that more than 1 billion Android devices are potentially vulnerable to attack – simply because they are running an older version of the OS. My Broadband reports that researchers found 40% of Android users are no longer receiving security updates. This puts their devices at risk of data theft, […]

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Android Users Beware: 40% of Smartphones Could Be At Risk

Nowadays we all really need to try our best to not touch our faces. It’s a society-wide effort in the face of COVID-19. Everyone from politicians and healthcare experts to content creators are warning against, but honestly – virus or no virus we should all be trying to live a more hygienic lifestyle. Enter Immutouch. […]

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New Wristband Buzzes When Your Hands Go Near Your Face

The Verge reports via CNN that a prototype of the Nintendo Play Station, a console that would never reach the market, was auctioned for $360,000 over the weekend. The founder of Pets.com and Toys.com, Greg McLemore, had the winning bid. McLemore beat out a myriad of other collectors, including the CEO of VR headset and […]

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Ultra-Rare Nintendo/PlayStation Hybrid Console Sells for $360,000 at Auction

According to The Verge, HBO is working on adapting The Last of Us into a TV series. Since most video game adaptations to film are infamously poor, the writer and creative director of both The Last of Us video game and its upcoming sequel, will be involved to help write and executive produce the new adaption […]

Continue Reading Game of Thrones Producers set to Adapt Highly Acclaimed Video Game

Game of Thrones Producers set to Adapt Highly Acclaimed Video Game

Samsung’s latest flagship devices – the S20 series – is officially available in South Africa as of Friday, 6 March 2020 – this includes pre-ordered devices that were reserved prior to the launch. The Galaxy S20 series – Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra – sports a major feature: 5G connectivity. Samsung President […]

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Samsung S20 Smartphones Launch in South Africa

Folding@Home, a computing project that uses distributed processing power to find cures for dangerous diseases has announced that it is now working towards finding the answer to defeat the coronavirus. This information comes via My Broadband. The Stanford University project relies on the donated and volunteered computing power from PC and laptop users around the […]

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PC Gamer? Volunteer your Rig to Find the Cure for Coronavirus

Video game and entertainment juggernaut Konami just released a mobile version of genre-defining side-scrolling action-RPG classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night without no announcement of warning, reports The Verge. The game is currently available on both iOS and Android and costs $2.99 and includes zero in-app purchases – it’s the full game. The mobile version […]

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All-Time Classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Released on Mobile

The Facebook-owned messenger app and household name WhatsApp has officially unveiled their new Dark Mode. TechWeez reports that since last month WhatsApp users enrolled in the beta program have been able to use the shadowy feature on their phones while regular users have had to wait until it was rolled out on all other devices. […]

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Fresh Details on WhatsApp’s New Dark Mode

GeoPoll conducted a study with 400 South Africans via a mobile web link to understand how they are using their phones. The study focused on what features and apps they use most often and how they are paying for these features each month. Why is this important? South Africa (SA) is one of the top […]

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Top South African Smartphone Habits that You Should Know

Certain products from Apple, Facebook and HP are in short supply all over the world in a possible sign that the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak is having a dire and widespread effect on the global manufacturing system, reports My Broadband via Bloomberg. Apple Apple’s iPad Pro tablets are seeing limited availability at stores in major cities […]

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Apple and other Tech Heavyweights face Shortages due to Coronavirus

PS4 owners can now download the official demo for the eagerly awaited Final Fantasy 7 Remake.  Developer Square Enix released the demo yesterday for the upcoming game on PlayStation Network across the world. First announced in 2015, the recently delayed game is set to be released on April 10th. The game itself is a remake […]

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Officially Available on PS4 as Demo

According to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse report, which details 2019’s top 10 best-selling smartphone devices in the world, Apple dominated the top 10 list, with six iPhone models featuring. It was followed by Samsung, with three Galaxy A smartphones. The top 10 best selling smartphones of 2019 in the world are as follows: 10. Apple […]

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Top 10 Best Selling Smartphones of 2019

Vivo today unveils the third generation of its APEX concept smartphone – the Apex 2020, a new flagship. This new smartphone builds atop the successes of its previous generations to feature more cutting-edge technologies with a focus still on Vivo’s aesthetic pursuits. “This flagship product displays a major breakthrough in visual effects that are based […]

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Vivo’s New Apex 2020 Flagship Smartphone Announced