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On December 15th, the first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time will be available on iPhone and iPad in South Africa. Super Mario Run.

 

What can you expect from Super Mario Run for iOS?

If you’ve been playing Super Mario since before you knew how [...]

Apple Music 101

Do you keep hearing about how awesome Apple Music is but you’re not entirely sure what it is?

Here’s a quick point by point summary to get you up-to-date

• Membership to Apple Music unlocks a library of over 30 million songs for you to enjoy.

• By paying a flat rate, monthly fee, you have full access to the Apple Music library.

• It works across all [...]

Is there something you need to do on your Mac? With macOS Sierra, you just need to ask it. Siri is now available on your Mac, with new capabilities designed just for the desktop. But that’s not all you can expect from Sierra, stick around and let us give you a guided tour to your new OS.

 

What macOS Sierra has in store for you - 

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Have you ever tried to code? Of course not - you’re not a super-geek software developer, right? Those days of assuming that code is for programmers really are over. For a few years now, a lot of attention has been focused on coding programmes like Swift and Objective C; and now there is a new coding language that may just be everyone’s beginners course in programming. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creativ [...]

iOS 10 is officially available in SA. So, what’s new? We are going to take you through all the awesome features and let you in on everything you need to know about Apple's dramatically different iPhone and iPad update.

The new interface is almost unrecognisable, but you are going to love all the new features and what iOS 10 has to offer. What makes it sweeter is, it’s totally free to download, just make sure you’re in a Wi-Fi hot [...]

Music improves visual and verbal skills

Several studies have shown that music education at an early age stimulates the child’s brain in a number of ways that helps to improve verbal skills, communication skills and visual skills.

A study that looked at 4 to 6 year olds who were subject to one month of musical training that included training in rhythm, pitch, melody, voice and basic musical concept [...]

We’re not saying that an Apple Watch is more important than your passport, Forex or carry-on, but when you consider that with your device you can get a ping if there’s a flight delay or gate change, get step-by-step navigation through a new place, and even unlock your hotel room with a swipe of your watch, you realise it’s a really useful travel partner.

Here are some reasons why you’ll love Apple Watch:

  • On the go and want t [...]

Smart watches don’t often go in the same sentence as “style”, “fashion” and “accessorise”, but Apple Watch is runway-ready, and the latest fashion darling of the tech and watch world.

Apple Watch is like that little black dress that every wardrobe needs - it’s elegant, functional, fit for any occasion, and can be dressed up or down.

Reasons why you’ll love Apple Watch:

  • There’s a huge range to choose from. Fo [...]

Image by @Moography

Social Media is a beautiful thing. It gives regular people a platform to be creative and express how they view the world from a perspective that we may never have done before. Anshuman Ghosh, aka @Moography is one of SA’s most interesting instagrammers. His feed doesn’t consist of #StunningSunsets, #TheMountain or #PartyVibes. Instead, Anshuman creates little bits of artwork for each post, with the help of an iPhone. We [...]

I only strapped the Apple Watch on my wrist at least six months after the much hyped-up launch, so all I had read about in the media back then was already jaded in my mind, or replaced by my attention to getting the most out of my other new tech crush, the iPhone 6s. 

My Apple Watch works perfectly with my iPhone, like they were created to work together. Actually, an extension of the phone is probably more accurate. The home screen of the Apple Watch is an artistic [...]

Chocolates and flowers are great, but why not win a place in their heart with one of iStore’s accessories that will bring music, fun, productivity or health all-year round? 

We heart Apple Watch for many reasons - it’s stylish, has loads of functions, and works seamlessly with an iPhone. Since this is the month of love, and with Valentine’s Day just days away, we’re focusing on just how good an Apple Watch is for your heart and health

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Tanya Meyer is an exemplary high school learner at Northcliff High School in Johannesburg, which has an ethos of  academic and extramural excellence. Tanya was constantly challenged  by the daily demands of juggling school work with sports and cultural activities. She became increasingly frustrated with the amount of time she spent on certain tasks, and started looking at efficient ways of simplifying the things she was doing. When her teachers started using iPads in the cla [...]

There are three words that, at this time of year, are as overplayed as Boney M’s Christmas Album during the Festive Season. And that’s NEW. YEAR’S. RESOLUTIONS.

Now, we know it may be a touchy subject, because it’s the middle of January and you’ve probably already started slipping into your old or undesirable habits of 2015. But there is always hope, and we’re here to save you from self-loathing and disappointment.

We’ve found a f [...]

 

No matter which Mac you choose, you’re getting a computer that features the latest technology and lets you do amazing things straight out of the box. 

Free creativity and productivity apps

Free apps to write, analyse data, present your work in engaging ways, help you collaborate and produce amazing projects.

 

El Capitan

Build on our most advanced desktop op [...]

We’ve been waiting excitedly for almost a year for Netflix to arrive in South Africa, and now it’s here, with thousands of shows, documentaries and movies on demand. Netflix, the world’s largest video streaming service, has no ads during shows, and offers a massive library of old and new content, plus their own series greats such as Narcos and Jessica Jones. The series everyone’s talking about right now is Making A Murderer, reason enough to sign up to Netflix.  [...]

Whether you’re kicking back at home for the holidays (or as they say, “staycationing”), off to an island, or ticking off a bucket-list adventure, we’ve got you sorted with some holiday specials to see you off in style.

While this year’s trends saw us using Uber a lot to get around, and Airbnb to find great accommodation around the world, next year we’ll be getting more mobile and have “experiential travel marketing”, according to [...]

Did you know, 3 out of 5 of your friends pretend to know what an Apple TV is and don’t? Ok, we may have made that statistic up, but if you are someone who isn’t exactly sure what an Apple TV does and why it doesn’t have a huge screen like other TVs; you really aren’t alone. There may be a few Apple Fanboys who’ll giggle at the thought of someone not knowing this basic info, but don’t mind them. We all have to start somewhere.

This little black box [...]

 

Your friends have it and are flaunting it, and you’re left to wait another year for it. A new iPhone. 

Every time we get to see the fantastically awesome features of the latest iPhone; we pull out our OLD ones to find out when we are due for an upgrade; and the same question gets asked - “Why did I sign up for a two year contract?”

Brace yourselves, because iStore is about to change your life. We’ve come up with [...]

We all think we have the most amazing music library that no one can resist having the feels for. But truth be told, music tastes vary so much that while you’re singing your heart out to Adele’s new track, someone else is skipping it faster than you can say, “Hello… it’s me”.

Whatever your taste, iStore has something for you, and there’s no safer bet than buying someone the gift of music - whether it’s headphones, speakers or iTunes vouchers to spend on some Adele, [...]

If you find that music is your motivator, inspiration or fuel when you work out, then you can find some sensational workout playlists on Apple Music.

If you’ve never tried out Apple Music, here’s what you need to know:

To try out Apple Music, ensure your device is updated to iOS 8.4 and upwards.

After it installs and reboots, launch the Music app. You can tap Start 3 Month Free Trial to begin the registration proc [...]

On June 16, 1976, he captured an image that helped to change the course of history. Now, at 80, Sam Nzima is using his iPhone to tell the stories of the future.

History is what happens in the blink of an eye. The camera captures the moment, and in an instant, an image is transformed into a memory, a symbol, an icon of its time. A movie starlet standing on a subway grating, her skirt flaring in a sudden rush of steam. A man in a spacesuit, standing next to a star-spangled banner on [...]

 

Top Billing presenter and award-winning multi-talented filmmaker Jonathan Boynton-Lee is as awesome behind the camera as he is in front of it. Jonathan was an iPhoneography judge in 2014, and this year he won the overall award in the abstract category for his image "Voyeur". Jon is a keen iPhoneographer, and we recently spent some time with him, finding out more about the guy behind the camera.

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iSchoolAfrica is an education initiative developed by Apple’s local Value Added Distributor, Core Group, which reaches under-resourced rural and township schools across South Africa. The overall objective of the initiative is to empower teachers and students by providing them with access to the world’s most advanced educational technology and classroom practices.

The iSchoolAfrica iPad Learning Programme combines mobile iPad labs with training, support, integration, monitoring and evaluati [...]