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Top 5 Android Apps of 2017

By Staff Writer 12 December 2017

As always, it was a busy year on the apps front, with a number of tasty treats making an appearance in Google Play. Looking for the best ones? Here is our selection of the Top 5 Android Apps of 2017. FULL STORY >

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Android 8.1 begins rollout to Pixel and Nexus phones

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 December 2017

Google's latest iteration of mobile OS is making its way to smartphones, starting with the company's own Nexus and Pixel devices. FULL STORY >

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Google reveals Android Oreo Go as an OS for entry-level smartphones

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 5 December 2017

Designed as an operating system for devices with less than 1 GB of RAM, Google announces Android Oreo Go. FULL STORY >

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 29 November 2017

Is it a big S8? Yes, but that does not stop the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from being one of the best premium phones around. Not to mention its stylus that places it above the competition. FULL STORY >

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Nokia 8 takes its first bite of Oreo

By Staff Writer 28 November 2017

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is excited to announce that Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for the Nokia 8. FULL STORY >

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 24 November 2017

Huawei's latest Mate flagship inches towards greatness with enviable specs and an intriguing processor. The only shortcoming is an irksome user interface in an otherwise solid device. FULL STORY >

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Sony Xperia XZ1

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 November 2017

Another solid offering from Sony, but still lacking that something special to entice users. FULL STORY >

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New HTC U11+ gets revealed, was to be the Pixel 2 XL

By Staff Writer 3 November 2017

HTC at one stage looked like they were down for the count, but if reports are to be believed this year’s squeezable U11 was an extremely solid device, unfortunately not seen locally here in South Africa. A follow-up is now seeing the light... FULL STORY >

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HMD Global debuts new Nokia 2 with two days battery life

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 31 October 2017

The company's latest entry-level device is priced at €99 and features a sizeable battery. FULL STORY >

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 October 2017

A far better all-round offering than its predecessor, the Moto Z2 Play is a solid smartphone sans Moto Mods. FULL STORY >

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LG Q6

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 20 October 2017

LG's latest offering is a bit of a mixed bag, with flagship stylings and a combination of mid-range and entry-level specifications. FULL STORY >

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New mid-range Nokia 7 released sporting bothie camera

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 October 2017

The latest addition in Nokia's new lineup of smartphones, the Nokia 7 makes its debut. FULL STORY >

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Fitbit Ionic officially launched in South Africa

By Press Release 13 October 2017

Core Group today announced the launch of Fitbit’s first smartwatch in South Africa. Fitbit Ionic, the world’s first truly cross-platform high-end smartwatch, with industry leading battery life, is available immediately from retailers... FULL STORY >

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DoubleLocker: innovative Android malware with a cunning infection vector

By Press Release 13 October 2017

ESET researchers have spotted the first-ever ransomware misusing Android accessibility services. On top of encrypting data, the ransomware also locks the device. FULL STORY >

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BlackBerry Motion revealed in Dubai

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 October 2017

The latest BlackBerry-branded device from TCL is like the KEYone sans keyboard. FULL STORY >

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