New iPad South Africa Launch Date Confirmed

Apple has confirmed that the new iPad will be available to purchase on our South African shores from the 27th of April 2012. In an image on the iPad page on the Apple South Africa Website, the launch date is confirmed at April 27th.

Since the new [3rd generation] iPad’s launch in the US on the 16th March 2012, stats show that the new iPad already take up about 11% of total iPad ownership. With roughly 3 million new iPad’s being sold already, I’m sure South African consumers will add to that figure!

Let’s talk prices

Although prices have not yet been confirmed, judging by the trend shown internationally and with the iPhone 4S South African prices too, I think it’s safe to say that we can expect the prices to be similar to that of the iPad 2 when it was initially launched in South Africa...

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iPad 3: What Can You Expect?

1 Year and 1 day since the iPad 2 launch on and the build-up to the launch of the next generation iPad is increasing. What this new iPad will feature is still uncertain, however here are some of the rumours making the rounds and some features we can expect to see in the next generation iPad.

A launch date for the new iPad was set, after Apple sent out invitations that looked like the image below:

iPad 3 Launch Invite

When? 7 March 2012. Where? Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

As a result, prices for the iPad 2 have dropped already. According to an article by Geeky Gadgets, prices of the iPad 2 were dropped at Best Buy, with the prices dropping by $50. But what does this mean for the iPad 2? Will it die out only a year after it’s launch? The likelihood: no...

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Apple Users: Make Your Own Ringtones

Variety is the spice of life, right? So, because of this, in this article I will show you how to make your own ringtones, using ONLY iTunes, for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Worth noting is that once you have correctly made the ringtone, it will be usable on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Making your own ringtone is done in 3 main steps:

  1. Specify time
  2. Duplicate
  3. Sync

For this you will need the following:

  • A computer with iTunes installed
  • iTunes Open

If you don’t have iTunes on your PC, you can download it by clicking here.

*Please note that throughout the steps below, you can click on the image to enlarge the photo, if needed.

Step 1

Once you have opened iTunes, find the song you want to use as a ringtone...

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[Update 2014-11-06] WhatsApp Closing? WhatsApp Starting to Charge for Use? Hoax!

Over the past few days more and more rumours about WhatsApp have come up. There are 2 main messages making the rounds, one of which is supposedly about WhatsApp closing on the 28th of Jan 2012 saying:

“Whatsapp is shutting down on 28th Jan Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill...

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See How Easily You Can Get Your iPhone 4S To Work on Cell C

The title of this article is slightly sarcastic… But here is why:

I recently got my iPhone 4S. Very excited to set it up and get it working, I went to my service provider, got a mico-sim and went home to set it up. I put my micro-sim in and tried to set up the iPhone, only to hit a problem when iTunes tries to activate the phone, with the following error:

Could Not Activate iPhone

Could Not Activate iPhone

Frustrated, I started checking what the cause of the issue could be. I noticed that the sim-card didn’t seem to be active and the iPhone kept showing “Searching” where the signal should be displayed. Eventually I tried using a different micro-sim and used my father’s Vodacom micro-sim and the process went through and I was able to set up my new iPhone.

While I was syncing all my content to my iPhone, I put my Cel...

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What You Should Know About Music Formats and Sound Quality

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AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless Encoder, MP3 and WAV are some of the music formats you should have heard of in the past, some possibly more than others though. These also happen to be the music formats supported by iTunes and therefore also by your iDevice… So which of these is the best music format to use and what should you look out for to unsure the best music quality of your songs to enjoy crisp, clear sound?

Lets get stuck into a quick introduction to the music formats:

AAC

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) was designed to be the MP3 format’s successor. AAC boasts better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rate, which is generally achieved.

With AAC the following improvements over MP3 were achieved:

  • More sample frequencies (from 8 to 96 kHz) than MP3 (16 to 48 kHz)
  • Up to 48 channels (MP3 su...
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Tweet Like A Boss, How? Best Free Twitter App Review

After Twitter launched the New Look Twitter and layout yesterday, 8 December 2011, and also launched their new iPhone Twitter app, I decided to try something a little different… I’ve decided to review 6 different free Twitter apps for iPhone. More and more people are discovering twitter and realising its advantages. So for the next week, I will spend a day per app testing each app and checking which app has the best of the following:

  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • Features
  • Limitations
  • Glitches and Problems
  • Overall Use

The 6 different free Twitter apps I will be testing are:

Once I have used each app over the next few days, I will add my review of each app and give my opinion on which is the best Twit...

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16 Quick iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Tips That Every User Should Know

Sometimes a quick reference guide to some tips and tricks to remember is all you need. So below are some quick tips of things to keep in mind or use. I’m using iOS 5 and therefore some of the things you may come across below won’t be the same as your device if you do not have iOS 5.

*Please note that throughout the steps below, you can click on the image to enlarge the photo, if needed.

1. How To Take A Screenshot

You may or may not be wondering how I added the pictures of my screen on the iPhone and iPad when I did some of the other articles. It’s actually pretty easy and you will be surprised how useful this little trick comes in! I use it quite often.

So to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, all you need to do is the following:

Press your “Sleep / Wake” button and the...

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How to Make an Apple ID on iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

As promised When I made the guide on How to Make an Apple ID in iTunes, here is a guide on How To Make An Apple on Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

This is a FREE apple ID, meaning it will have no credit card details.

[UPDATE]: If you know how to make an apple ID, but not able to get the “None” option when it asks for your payment method, please see step 3 and 4.

For this you will need the following:

  • An iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
  • Internet connection or WiFi connection
  • An Email account that is not already registered with Apple
  • A physical Address

If you don’t already have an email account, or you would like a separate email account, you can make a Gmail account, as I will do for the purpose of this tutorial...

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