Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 (image: Samsung)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

February 18, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments (0)

With Samsung’s bold moves into the world of smart wearables and bigger mobile devices, IT News Africa had the opportunity to play around with the Galaxy Note 3 and the accompanying Galaxy Gear wearable. Do they live up to expectation, or are they just a fad? What we like about it Samsung’s mobile phones always ...

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Garmin's Virb Elite action HD camera (image: Garmin)

Review: Garmin Virb Elite

February 4, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments (0)

The action camera business is a huge deal for amateur videographers, adrenaline-junkies and professionals alike, but with so many options available, how does one distinguish between the average and the superb? The GoPro seems to have a firm hold on thril...

Microsoft's Xbox One console (image: Microsoft)

Review: Microsoft’s Xbox One

January 20, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Microsoft released their Xbox One gaming console late last year in the US, UK and a few other territories, but while the unit isn’t available in Africa, South African gamers have opted to import their consoles rather than wait for a solid release date....

A screenshot of the in-game grahics of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on the PS4 (image: Ubisoft)

Review: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (PS4)

January 14, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

The Assassin’s Creed franchise actually needs no introduction – it has been one of the most successful gaming enterprises in the last couple of years. With the launch of the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, players have been...

A Ford GT goes Head-to-Head with a cop in Rivals (image: EA)

Review: Need for Speed Rivals

January 13, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Electronic Arts released their new title in the Need For Speed (NFS) franchise to much excitement late last year. Being a spiritual successor to the publisher’s Hot Pursuit title, Rivals takes on a similar racer vs cop mechanic to enthral gamers. But is it...

A screenshot of one of the enemies from Project Spark (image: Microsoft)

Review: Microsoft’s Project Spark

January 6, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

While it was announced at last year’s E3 conference, Microsoft last week issued 10 000 beta keys to their world and game creator title Project Spark, and IT News Africa was lucky enough to receive one. The game allows users to creator their own...

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

Review: Sony’s PlayStation 4

December 17, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

With the news that Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 4, sold out in 24 hours in South Africa last week, it is easy to understand why the release has gamers chasing down new units. Sony took a bold step and completely redesigned almost every aspect...

Fujifilm's X-A1 (image: Fujifilm)

Review: Fujifilm X-A1

December 11, 2013 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

There are many digital cameras on the market, but Fujifilm is hoping to woo new users with its simple and easy-to-use entry-level interchangeable-lens camera. Sporting a 16M large APS-C CMOS sensor and EXR PROCESSOR II for rich tonal expression, all the...

A screenshot of XCOM: Enemy Within (image: 2K)

Review: XCOM – Enemy Within

November 29, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

The XCOM franchise has enthralled gamers since 1994 and while this year’s first-person shooter adaptation The Bureau: XCOM Declassified failed somewhat to gather traction among lovers of the franchise, 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown has received rave...

Canon's EOS 700D camera (image: Canon)

Review: Canon EOS 700D

November 21, 2013 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

We have reviewed a number of Digital SLR cameras and while they come in all shapes and sizes, Japanese maker Canon just seems to do things right. Selecting a digital camera is almost as personal as the pictures that are taken with the device, and it really...