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Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

October 20, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Last week Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 4 at a rather prestigious event held in Cape Town, South Africa. At the event, IT News Africa had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the Galaxy Note 4. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hosts a lot of power under the hood of its rather large ...

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Vodacom launches low-cost Smart Tab aimed at SA

October 15, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has revealed a new 3G tablet designed specifically for the South African market. Called the Vodacom Smart Tab 3G, the 7-inch tablet will run on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The Smart Tab 3G weighs in at just 275g and features a 7-inch...


Archos sets sights on Nigeria and Senegal

October 15, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

French tablet and smartphone manufacturer Archos recently signed a distribution agreement with Uni Group in Egypt. The smartphone and tablet manufacturer now plans to sign similar agreements in Nigeria and Senegal. The company also revealed that it is...

rAge 2014

Top 15 games to check out at rAge 2014

October 11, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

rAge 2014 is underway at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg South Africa. The event kicked off on the 10th of October and will run to the 12th of October 2014. IT News Africa is currently attending rAge 2014 and we have lined up the top 15 games to check out...

PlayStation Plus October 2014

10 Games that need to hit PlayStation Plus

October 7, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

The PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for October 2014 has been revealed. While the lineup is rather epic, the folks over at Sony need to start integrating some of the launch titles into the monthly PlayStation Plus Lineup. Granted, some of the indie titles...

Nokia Lumia 530

Nokia Lumia 530 arrives in Kenya

October 6, 2014 • East Africa, Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

Microsoft has launched the Lumia 530 smartphone at all Orange Kenya and authorised dealer shops, in both the single SIM 3G and dual SIM 3G variants. The Lumia 530 will be available in a range of colours along with a selection of changeable shells in a variety...

Gionee ELife S5.1

Gionee to launch thinnest smartphone in Nigeria

October 6, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria has been named as one of the first markets where the Gionee ELife S5.1 smartphone will launch this month. The new smartphone will be launched in Nigeria as well as India, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The device is set to launch with a USB cable,...

ASus Fonepad 7 Tablet

Asus & Intel launch Fonepad 7 Tablet in Uganda

October 6, 2014 • East Africa, Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

Asus and Intel East Africa have launched the Asus Fonepad 7 tablet in Uganda. According to the both parties, the device offers 3G connectivity and the calling features of a smartphone with the hybrid style of a 7-inch Android tablet. The Fonepad 7 Tablet also...

PS Plus October 2014

PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup October 2014

October 1, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

The PlayStation Plus Free Game Lineup for September 2014 was rather stellar. We received titles like PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale, Velocity 2X, and host of other great titles. This month, the folks over at Sony are treating players to a rather epic...

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport coming to South Africa

September 26, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

BlackBerry is in the process of rolling out its new qwerty keyboard smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport. According to the company, the device should be available before the end of 2014 in South Africa. The device features a 4.5-inch square touch screen,...

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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 update due to multiple issues

September 25, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Reports have been flooding in that Apple has now officially pulled its iOS 8.0.1 firmware update. Among dropped calls users have been plagued by a glitch that ultimately causes the Touch ID to fail on new devices. According to the Daily Mail, Users began...

The PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 7-million units globally (image: Sony)

Sony counters Xbox One launch in SA

September 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Ster Kinekor Entertainment has countered the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One console in South Africa by introducing two new exclusive deals. The company revealed that as of this week consumers can now purchase a PlayStation 4 for R6,299.99 as well as...

Xbox One South Africa

Xbox One launches in South Africa

September 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

With the Xbox One originally launching on November 22 2013, the time has finally arrived where Microsoft’s, once controversial, next-gen console has finally arrived in local retail stores across South Africa. According to Microsoft the console employs...

iPhone 5

Apple’s iOS 8 is on the way

September 10, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple is preparing to give its products a much needed update with the announcement of the upcoming iOS 8 software update. According to Apple, iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever and will be aimed at spicing things up for developers as well as consumers....


Sony introduces the cost conscious Xperia E3

September 5, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Sony has announced its latest budget smartphone, the Xperia E3. According to Sony, the Xperia E3 provides unmatched entertainment with features including creative camera apps. It also allows consumers to experience all its features in full throttle. With a...

The Sims 4

This is what you get for pirating The Sims 4

September 5, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

EA has cracked down on piracy once again. Instead of enforcing the fact that users have to have an active internet connection to play The Sims 4, the company has now opted to pixelate the entire game. In the retail copy of the game, Sims are generally allowed...