2012 Recap – The Moments that Made 2012

There’s no doubt that 2012 was a year to remember, for good or for worse. Who thought we would see 2013, with the Mayan apocalypse conspiracy and all that? Lying in bed last night and unable to sleep and awaiting the beginning of the work starting on the 7th of January, it got me thinking about the year that had passed and what some of the highlights and lowlights were for me personally, and for everyone as a whole. Some events in the 2012 may have affected, for better or worse, some more than others.

I started thinking of my great-grandmother, one of my good friends Tegan and another friend of mine Jamin who passed away this year… All sad memories...

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iPhone 5, Updated iPad South Africa Release Date

iPhone 5

Details have been released this week that the iPhone 5 will be launching in South Africa on the 14th of December 2012. This comes with the news Apple released that the iPhone 5 will be released in 50 countries this month. These countries include the likes of: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

iPhone 5 SA ReleaseIn addition to these, the release of the iPhone 5 will be launched in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, S...

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Gravity, Landing Soon & CrashCarBurn Interview

Gravity Album CoverThe new album by Crash Car Burn was released on the 22nd of October 2012, and if you haven’t already got a copy, I’d strongly recommend that you do! Not sure who CrashCarBurn is? Do song names like “Twisted”, “Serenade”, “Skin Versus Bone” or “Heroes” ring any bells?

The new single “The Light” was released and made available as a free download via the Crash Car Burn Facebook page and a mobile link on the 6th of October. The catch? Like the Crash Car Burn Facebook Page and send a tweet. What’s the harm in that? And in my opinion a very cool idea and clever way to promote the launch of the CD before it’s released. The new album is considered one of the band’s best albums to-date and has that typical Crash Car Burn sound to it.

The band is launching the album at ...

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Christiaan Kritzinger “Mal Vir Jou” Album Launch & Interview

On Friday 26 October, after working on the CD for the last 3 and a half years, the wait was finally over for Christiaan Kritzinger who debuted his new CD “Mal Vir Jou” at the Aula building in the University of Pretoria. The show had performances by Medu, ‘n Man Soos Jan and of course Christiaan Kritzinger and a guest appearance by Richard van der Westhuizen.Christiaan Kritzinger Mal Vir Jou

Christiaan performed the tracks off of his virtually all Afrikaans CD and gave those in the audience inside information on some the songs as well as the some of the events surrounding the writing of the songs that he himself wrote.

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Daniel Baron – “It’s Time” CD Launch (Review)

Johannesburg’s own born and bred, Daniel Baron released his debut album “It’s Time” at La Toscana, Montecasino this past Saturday.Daniel Baron Its Time

Daniel Baron was born in Johannesburg and has been singing from a young age. He taught himself to play the drums, bass and piano. His ear for music and wide spectrum of music genre’s that influenced him while growing up has helped him become a skilled singer/songwriter.

His musical style is a mix of pop and rock, with music from the likes of U2, Def Leppard and Journey, Michael Jackson, Prince and the Bee Gees influencing him as a child and most likely his music style found on his CD today.

Daniel wrote all 12 of the songs on his album, It’s Time...

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The Next Generation iPhone… What To Expect

With all the rumours making the rounds, tonight at roughly 6pm GMT+2 the “iPhone 5” launch will take place in San Francisco.

iPhone 5 Launch InviteWhat can we expect from Apple with this launch? Well, in my opinion, nothing short of excellence!

Tonight’s launch will see the official release of iOS6 and without a doubt, the launch of the new iPhone 5. Details on what to expect from the next generation iPhone are still a little sketchy in my opinion, but all will be revealed tonight! 😀

iPhone 5:

1. A larger display

With other mobile phones on the market with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy and HTC’s One X and their 4inch and a bit screens, the unofficially dubbed “iPhone 5” will most likely sport a larger display. Rumour has it that the new iPhone’s screen will be increased from the current 3...

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My Grand Idea (Random Rhyming)

Yesterday I felt a bit down and all
And wasn’t quite sure just who to call.
I felt a bit despondent and down,
Which is probably why you saw me frown.

I ended up going for lunch with my mate,
Fortunately we didn’t need to fish for our food & I never needed any bait.
But we rather went to Cappuccino’s for a pizza
Luckily not all the way in Srebrenica.

We sat there a while eating our food,
Which helped a little to improve my mood.
Then suddenly I got a grand idea…
No, it wasn’t to travel to the Republic of Korea,
But rather to check out the Musica store
And see what new DVD’s might have hit our shore.

It turned out there was a 6 disc Blu-Ray collection,
Which didn’t need much persuading for selection.
So I bought the Avengers collection on Blu-Ray,
Which I would watch on my liqu...

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Joburg Day 2012 (Review) & Prime Circle Interview

94.7 Highveld stereo and Santam started spring off with a bang thanks to some awesome music, that definitely got some animals out of hiding after the winter.

Riversands farm saw a huge turnout of at least 22 000 people in attendance to see performances by the likes of  Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele, ChianoSky, GoodLuck, Kongos, GoldFish, Crazy White Boy, Pascal & Pearce, Mi Casa, Locnville, Toya Delazy, Graeme Watkins Project, Tailor and even a performance by David Hasselhoff.

I got a gap to have a chat with Ross from Prime Circle after their show… Here’s what went down:

Describe Joburg Day 2012 in a sentence.

Biggest, bestest, baddest

How was show?

It was like playing to miniature city. It was freaking excellent. The Crowd kills me every time. it was beautiful...

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iOS 6… What You Need to Know

For those of us in South Africa, the WWDC took forever to arrive. Eventually the time came and we got to see exactly what Apple has in store for the new iOS, iOS6. Here are some of the features you can expect to see in the [South African Spring] launch of iOS6:

iOS 6

iOS Keynote Screnshot

iOS Maps
First up is the new Maps Software.

For iOS 6, Apple has moved away from using Google’s mapping service and began their own. True to Apple, the new Maps will be vector based images, which means map images will be highly detailed and allow you to zoom in without having the images distort of sorts. The new Maps with traffic and 3D flyover mode. Flyover mode will allow you to “see cities and landmarks from the air.” Another awesome feature in the new Maps will be turn-by-turn with spoken directions.

iOS Maps Features

Siri Updates
Siri has also been to schoo...

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Keyboard Dictionary Wont Reset? Here’s How To Fix That!

Have you noticed that after some time, while typing, your auto-correct stars suggesting or correcting to words that’s spelt incorrectly or if you type in another language/slang, it starts suggesting words you often use?

This is because built into the operating system (iOS) the keyboard auto correct / dictionary has a learning mechanism that learns words you type and use often and eventually takes them as the norm, and so it starts suggesting them to you while typing, simply trying to make your life easier…

When this gets a bit much, you always used to be able to go to your settings and just “reset keyboard dictionary”… But for some reason, since the release of iOS5, a few people have an issue where they can’t reset their keyboard doing the above method… Last night, after playing around wit...

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