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Acer Spin 5 review

The lightweight (around 1.2 kg) and portable (15.9 mm thin) Acer Spin 5 is enclosed in a stylish metal casing, that exumes quality and feels great in hand. Acer's Spin 5 attempts to tick a number of boxes for professionals, postgraduate students, and the users that...

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BlackBerry Key2 review

The first BlackBerry KeyOne (review) was a good smartphone choice for business focussed users, who needed a device to keep them productive and secure. The new Key2 builds on this, by offering an enhanced camera experience, upgraded specs and an even better typing...

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Nokia 7 Plus review

For the majority of smartphone users in South Africa, the decision to purchase a certain smartphone depends on a variety of factors including its price, the feature-set it offers, and the brand (yes it still matters to more than just Apple users). At a recommended...

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Acer Swift 3 review

Acer is of the opinion that affordable and midrange notebooks should be as stylish as the laptops at the top end and the Swift 3 is proof of that. The Acer Swift 3 is a looker and unlike the current crop of midrange laptops, the Swift 3 does not skimp out either when...

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Synology DiskStation DS118 1-bay NAS review

Cloud computing has become a pervasive technology not only within businesses but for consumers as well, who utilise cloud-based services such as Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365, iCloud, and Netflix. This has evolved user behaviour and application usage patterns, as...

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Ford Ranger FX4 review

Double cab bakkies are fast becoming popular lifestyle vehicles of choice that needs to suit the requirements of many South African buyers. These cars must tick a lot of boxes including outstanding performance, a bold design, superb comfort and segment-defining...

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Ford Sync 3 review via the Ford Ranger FX4

Ford's Sync in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVIS) is one of our favourite systems. Although we really liked iteration 2, accessing it through numerous buttons via the dash was a step out of touch with today's digital era. Now, thanks to the arrival of Sync 3 in...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus review

For me, the Galaxy S8 was the best smartphone of 2017, so I looked forward to reviewing its successor. After spending two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, I feel that the latest and greatest addition to the line-up, will probably rain supreme again this year,...

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Sony Xperia XZ2 review

Sony's Xperia XZ2 makes for a welcome change from the rest of the class of 2018 flagship smartphones, in that it offers all the premium components required for a top-end device, but offers it in a unique yet stylish package. While the XZ2 does boasts an eye-catching...

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Quick review: Syncing your infotainment on the go

In-vehicle infotainment systems (IVIS) enable drivers to safely make and receive calls while driving, as well as enjoy their favourite music on the go. Ford's Sync system is one of the best and although the most recent iteration of it is Sync 3  - that is available on...

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Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra review

Sony Mobile Communications unveiled its Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra midrange smartphone duo at the beginning of the year. The Xperia XA2 Ultra is the model we received for review and boasts a very similar design to that of its predecessor - the Xperia XA1. It...

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Nokia 5 review

With the Nokia 5, HMD Global attempts to bring an upper-class look and feel to the more affordable midrange. The smartphone is constructed out of 6000-series aluminium, making more durable than the normal assortment of plastic contenders in the R3000-R3500 pricerange,...

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Acer Spin 5 review

Before 2010, consumers upgraded their laptops relatively regularly (every three top four years) to take advantage of innovative new features introduced in newer iterations. After 2010, however, the decline in global PC sales was precipitated by various factors...

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Samsung DeX review

The idea of using your smartphone to provide a PC like desktop experience is not a new one. Companies like Microsoft have tried their hand at it through functionality such as Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile, but now Samsung is attempting to bridge the device for...

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ADATA HD710 1TB HDD review

Hard-drives are generally not the most exciting piece of technology to review, despite being essential tools in our daily lives. They are useful for storing multimedia content such as movies and TV series, backing up important data like family photo albums and varsity...

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TCL MoveTime MT30 review

Technology is a pervasive element that is present in virtually every kind of employment. Getting your kids ready for an educational environment in which technological tools can provide them with a leg up, as well as for their future workplace necessitates that you...

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Nokia 3 review

The budget smartphone in HMD Global’s Nokia lineup sports a good looking design and nice pricetag, but do those come at a price?

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