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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, the maker of the phone, claims innovation in smartphones has stopped. ...

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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...

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...

A screenshot of Call of Duty Ghosts (image: Activision)

Review: Call of Duty Ghosts

November 20, 2013 • ReviewsComments Off

The entire Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful in the gaming industry. So much so that it is almost a given that any new title will be well-received. Call of Duty Ghosts managed to make more than $1-billion in the first 24 hours of being on...