1. Jan

    Silicon showdown - iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra compared

    iPhone 13 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Apple's latest top-end flagship, the iPhone 13 Pro Max, is poised to take on Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra for the title of ultimate premium smartphone for 2021. Boasting among the best features and designs you will find in any smartphone today; these...
  2. Jan

    Smartphone deal roundup - 17 September 2021

    Best smartphone deals in South Africa If you are looking to buy a smartphone, South African retailers like Takealot, Everyshop, Game, and Incredible Connection are offering discounts on smartphones that cater to a range of budgets. These discounts are available on brands such as Samsung, Oppo...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi is bracing to take on Samsung and Huawei in SA

    Xiaomi is bracing to take on Samsung and Huawei in SA Xiaomi has seen significant growth in South Africa since establishing a dedicated local team in the country at the end of 2020. This is according to Xiaomi South Africa marketing manager Nicola Nell, who recently spoke to MyBroadband about...
  4. Jan

    TV and fridge sales declined after looting due to destruction of warehouses and manufacturing facilities

    TV sales hammered after looting in South Africa South African tech sales have slumped in the aftermath of rampant looting and riots in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July. This is according to a GfK Lighthouse study on the impact of the unrest on technical goods sales in South Africa...
  5. Jan

    Samsung will block TVs stolen in looting

    Samsung TVs stolen in looting will be blocked Samsung South Africa has implemented a TV blocking feature on sets stolen from its warehouse in Cato Ridge, Durban, during rampant looting in July.
  6. Jan

    WhatsApp chat history import between iPhone and Android announced

    Never lose your WhatsApp history again Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has confirmed it is rolling out one of its most requested features — the ability to transfer chats between Android and iOS. The company showcased the feature during Samsung's August 2021 Galaxy Unpacked event on...
  7. Jan

    Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 unveiled

    Galaxy Watch 4 announced — The most powerful Samsung watch yet Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Watch 4 series, the company's first smartwatches powered by the Wear OS 3 operating system co-developed with Google. The Galaxy Watch 4 will come in a standard version and a Classic edition.
  8. Jan

    Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 announced

    Galaxy Buds 2 — Samsung's lightest and smallest earbuds yet During its Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung took the wraps off its latest wireless earbuds — the Galaxy Buds 2. These earbuds succeed Samsung's original Galaxy Buds and join its Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro.
  9. Jan

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 pricing and launch date in South Africa

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 unveiled — Pricing and launch date in South Africa Samsung has revealed the 2021 version of its premium flip-phone-like foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, launching in South Africa next month at a recommended retail price of R21,999. Samsung describes the Galaxy...
  10. Jan

    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 launch date and pricing for South Africa announced

    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 announced — South African launch date and pricing Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 during its August 2021 Galaxy Unpacked Event and announced that it will be available from next month at a recommended retail price of R37,999. The third iteration of the company's...
  11. Jan

    Samsung launches Exynos W920 smartwatch chip ahead of Galaxy Watch 4 debut

    Samsung launches powerful new smartwatch chip Samsung has unveiled the Exynos W920, a powerful new chip for wearables that promises a big performance boost and better graphics processing for smartwatches. The new processor is the first in the industry to be built with a 5-nanometer extreme...
  12. Jan

    How to use two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone

    Using two WhatsApp accounts on one phone — Here's how to do it If you operate from two mobile numbers, be it for business or personal purposes, there are ways on Android and iPhone to run two WhatsApp accounts on the same device. Several Android manufacturers offer a feature that lets you run...
  13. Jan

    What you should know before buying a 4K monitor to ditch the TV Licence

    Goodbye TV licence — Buy a big monitor to replace your TV While it is necessary to present a valid TV licence when buying a new television set in South Africa, you don’t need a licence for a large-screen monitor. However, there are important technical features to consider before choosing a...
  14. Z

    FS: 2 x Brand New Samsung Active 2 Watches

    Item name (be very descriptive): Samsung Active 2, R830 version, 40mm, BT Version, Android and iOS Age and condition: Brand New Sealed Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: Yes probably with Samsung Reason for selling: Surplus to needs Price: R2950- each Negotiable: Depends Location: Melville...
  15. Jan

    The Wall - Samsung's biggest screen upgraded to 1000 inches and 16K

    Samsung launches 1,000-inch 16K TV Samsung has released the 2021 version of its "The Wall" display, which can scale up to a massive 1,000-inch screen with a 16K resolution. The South Korean tech giant unveiled its first version of The Wall at CES in 2018, showcasing a unique modular design...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Xiaomi sold more smartphones than Apple in the last quarter

    Xiaomi sold more smartphones than Apple in the last quarter Xiaomi became the world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer during the second quarter of 2021. This is according to preliminary estimates from technology market research firm Canalys, who said the Chinese company's shipments...
  17. Jan

    Value Logistics warehouse used by Samsung and others destroyed

    Samsung warehouse and service centres destroyed A key warehouse used by Samsung was destroyed and several of the company's service centres ransacked during riots in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday and Wednesday. The warehouse belonged to Value Logistics, which Samsung used as its main staging...
  18. Jan

    Evan Blass leaks images of next Samsung Galaxy phones, watches, and buds

    Samsung's next Galaxy smartphones leaked in new images Images of the new Samsung Galaxy devices set to be unveiled at the company's upcoming Galaxy Unpacked Event on 11 August have been leaked online. Renowned tech leaker Evan Blass has shared several rotating images on Twitter that showcase...
  19. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today — 9 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Graphics cards going up for sale in China after the mining crackdown. Google accused of buying off Samsung, allowing itself a monopoly over the Play Store. REvil’s supply-chain ransomware attack via Kaseya’s VSP did not target victims’ backups...
  20. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today — 7 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Nintendo announced a new Switch with a 7-inch OLED display. Microsoft released a patch for the PrintNightmare security exploit that allowed hackers to remotely control Windows devices. The US cancelled a $10 billion cloud contract awarded to...