The best gets better: Gravity 2.5 Preview

December 23, 2011

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It has become all too easy to gush over Gravity, the superlative all-in-one social networking client created by developer Jan Ole Suhr, but when it is as good as it is then that should come as no surprise. To put it simply, Gravity IS the headline Symbian app, the one that gets people talking. In […]

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A celebration of hardware and why I still choose the N8.

December 19, 2011

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Yesterday I took a stroll down memory lane as I was surrounded by some, for lack of a better word, ‘classic’ Nokia handsets. In today’s world these are devices built around a different philosophy, offering dare I say a more tangible and organic connection to the world through the impressive dedication to convergence, as opposed to the […]

An (inter)stellar experience: The Samsung Galaxy SII

December 14, 2011

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This review is a continuation of something I started back in September, but I just felt that I couldn’t do the device I was looking at justice. You see even as we hit the end of 2011, the Samsung Galaxy SII is truly an extraordinary device. The era that mobile has entered into now is […]

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On the HTC Desire S: A Review

November 16, 2011

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I will come out and just say it, in most of my previous dealings with Android, I was left largely underwhelmed. I was first exposed to the OS on an HTC Desire back in 2010. Sure it had all the bling, being a Sense device, had a large screen and for the had a powerful […]

First Look: The Samsung Galaxy Note

November 3, 2011

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Last night I attended the South African launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note at the rather plush Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel. It was quite a spectacle. To put things into perspective you know when you arrive at a venue and the name of the product being launched is emblazoned across some rather spectacular sports cars (missed photo opportunity) that […]

Sight, Sound and the Pictures: Entertainment Apps for Symbian

November 2, 2011

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As we all know, our smartphones these days are powerhouses, and have become incredible computing machines. On the flip side, this power can be harnessed for fun, as can be seen from the thriving gaming scene in mobile. Now I’m not much of a gamer, but do like to have some fun with my phone, […]

Posted in: Apps, Facebook, Feature, Mobile, N8, Symbian

Early thoughts on Nokia Map Suite

October 27, 2011

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Amidst the euphoria (and disappointments) of the launches yesterday, the Asha S40 devices , the Lumia 710 and the stunning Lumia 800 running Windows Phone Mango, a couple of new applications were rolled. Of particular interest seeing as mapping and location based services are a strength of Nokia was the Map Suite available from Nokia Beta […]

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And now for something a little bit different: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ Review

October 20, 2011

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The Hardware The Galaxy Tab 7″ ( herearfter referred to as just the Galaxy Tab) is a touchscreen slab dominated at the front by a 7″ Super AMOLED screen. To give you an idea of dimensions the Galaxy Tab is just smaller than a standard issue paperback and the same thickness as said book if […]

SymPaper Revisited: The Best of the Best

October 7, 2011

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Created by Talv Bansal Version Reviewed: 2.8.0 Ovi Store Buy Link (ZAR25; €3) Final score: 95% _________________________________ A few months back, I reviewed SymPaper, one of the first but crucially by far the most usable Read It Later clients for Symbian. I rounded off that review with the following conclusion: All in all, SymPaper is a godsend […]

Become the MacGyver of the Parking Lot with Parking 2

October 1, 2011

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Created By: Andy61i Version Reviewed: Buy/Download Link (Free) Final Score: 90% _________________________________ My brother and I took my two year old son to the 2011 Air Force Base Waterkloof Airshow and Lifestyle Expo, and there I had a trivial but common experience that made me appreciate even more the power of the mobile phone. You […]

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