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Canon 320EX Speedlite Review

Review: Canon Speedlite 320EX

July 11, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, ReviewsComments Off

The Canon Speedlite 320EX is one flash that has always caught my attention. While Canon has always supplied a great range of accessories and tools for the modern day photographer… does the 320EX fall inline with the rest of Canon’s quality products? Description Guide Number: 32m (105 feet) Coverage: 24mm, 50mm Tilt/Swivel: 270 degrees Recycle...

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Alcatel

Review: Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha

July 3, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

The last Alcatel mobile phone that I owned was the One Touch 311, which was launched quite a few years back. Not only was it a great phone, but I would definitely mark it down as one of the top 10 mobile phones that I have had the pleasure of owning over the...

Samsung's Galaxy S5 (image: Samsung)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

May 9, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Samsung recently released its newest flagship device, the Galaxy S5. With a number of improvements over the Galaxy S4, the unit is one of the best devices that the company has released in a long time. With a better screen, improved battery life and apps, the...

A screenshot from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (image: EA)

Review: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

May 5, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

Every four years, the Beautiful Game kicks into World Cup mode, and in 2010 South Africa played host to a successful event. This year, another Southern Hemisphere country will have the honour of hosting the world’s best football teams, as the tournament...

Canon's D70 (image: Canon)

Review: Canon EOS 70D

April 14, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

Digital SLR cameras have a reputation for being bulky, cumbersome and usually only used by professional photographers. But a couple of years ago, Canon and a number of other manufacturers started to develop units with mid-range users in mind, making it easier...

Oppo’s N1 smartphone might look like just another phone, but it has a camera trick up its sleeve. (image: Oppo)

Hands-on: World’s first rotating camera smartphone

April 2, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

A smartphone that seems to have been developed for the perfect selfie, Oppo’s N1 smartphone might look like just another phone, but it has a camera trick up its sleeve. The phone’s camera can actually rotate around – making selfies easier to take. Oppo,...

LG’s G Flex smartphone (image: file)

Hands-on: LG’s flexible, curved smartphone

March 24, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February, visitors to the annual Congress got to examine some of the latest mobile handsets on offer – including LG. LG’s latest flagship model is the G Flex- and what sets this model apart from the...

A screenshot from South Park: Stick of Truth (image: Ubisoft)

Review: South Park – The Stick of Truth

March 11, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Created by long-time friends Trey Parker and Matt Stone in 1992 and 1995 as two separate animated short films, South Park has reached cult status across the globe. The television series started airing in 1997, with over 247 episodes to date over 17 seasons....

Sony's Z2 smartphone (image: Charlie Fripp)

Hands-on video: Sony’s Xperia Z2

March 7, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

Japanese electronics powerhouse Sony unveiled the nex installment in their highly-successful Xperia line-up at the annual Mobile World Congress – held in Barcelona, Spain at the end of February. The Xperia Z2 is a sleek model, much in the same vein as its...

The last thing that travelers need to worry about are roaming charges on their mobile phone (image: Roamer)

Review: Who says international roaming has to be expensive?

March 3, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off

Travelling can be an expensive affair, and the last thing travelers want to worry about is the cost of international roaming. Well, this is where Roamer comes in: it’s a simple app that links a user’s local number to an international SIM card. All you...

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 (image: Samsung)

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

February 18, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

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...

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

Review: Garmin Virb Elite

February 4, 2014 • Reviews, Top StoriesComments Off

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...