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 [...]


It’s time to get a new Apple device. Finding the best price and contract is pretty labour intensive. But, what if we told you iStore has taken the admin out of finding the best cellular deal for that Apple product you’ve had your eye on? Great, we have your attention! Just scooch on over to iStore’s Cellular section and we’ll show you exactly what we mean.



Sure, it’s important to know how to pitch a tent, hang a picture straight and change a tyre in lightening speed without breaking a sweat. But we have a couple of hints to give your old man this Fathers Day to make sure that on top of his manly skills, he’s always up to date and in the know. 


1. How to take a selfie:

Technically challenged or not, selfie taking is [...]

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 [...]

Living in the modern world is awesome, until you forget your password. The golden rule is to not use the same password for everything, but how then do you remember an arm’s-length of random numbers and letters to give you access to your personal info, from your Instagram to your bank account? We can tell you now that scribbling down on a piece of paper and leaving it in your wallet isn’t the best idea. It’s time to find a better strategy.

Are you [...]

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 [...]

Remember the days of the Filofax, Rolodex and Palm Pilot? Who could have anticipated that a smart watch could replace all this, and do more, like even take calls and summons your Uber?
Apple Watch is a serious workhorse, and can act as a diary, personal assistant, reminder and means of communication when you’re on the go or in a meeting.

Reasons why you’ll love Apple Watch:
Receive calls and messages. You can also send quick messages, which is great for multitasking and a way to keep on to [...]

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 [...]

We know how it is, sometimes modern technology just gets the better of us. So we have decided, because Mother’s Day is coming up, we’d give you answers to the questions that pop up from time to time.


How to make space on your iPhone.

There are a lot more complicated ways to clear space on your iPhone. We’ve picked a couple of the simple ones to show y [...]

Let's do a little spot test, shall we? What is your posture like as you are reading this? Are you slouched to the side, with one arm on the arm rest of your chair? Are you holding your head up? Is your iPad resting on your lap or is your head tilted downwards as you read this off your phone?

It's time you reassess your work space and the way you use your mobile devices if you want to protect your body and prevent aches, pains and even injury now and down the line.

We may begin to sound a [...]

New Year’s Resolutions are always really motivating in January. But, by the time March hits, there are less road runners, more empty parking bays outside of the gym and even less packed, healthy lunches sitting at work colleagues’ desks. Have you given up on your New Year’s Resolutions? You aren’t alone. A British study found that out of the 35% of people who make resolutions, 80% of them would have given up in less than three months. You can take comfort in being one of the many d [...]

Imagine being able to monitor your baby from your iPhone while you’re away from home, -, or seeing who’s outside your front door while you’re at work. These days, with what’s called The Internet of Things, or Smart Home, it’s not that hard to picture. 

The Internet of things is a popular buzzword now, and we’re stocking more and more products that speak to this trend. The Smart Home refers to the idea of a network of objects or devices equipped wi [...]

We all know how awesome having an iPhone is, and with the launch of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, there are more new features for us to explore. Like Live Photo, which everyone’s talking about. So, why not chat a little more about what it can actually do. It’ll have you and everyone you show ooo-ing and aaah-ing.


What is Live Photo?

First thing’s first, all iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus de [...]

We’re excited to boast a new range of colourful, toe-tapping and pulse-racing Dr Dre Beats headphones and earphones in store, and what better way to introduce them than remembering why they’re so popular, versatile, and music to one’s ears - and hearts. Here’s what people - and we - love about Beats’ uses.

1. Listen to music

With Beats, you can listen to music in so many ways, whatever your preference. With so man [...]

You’ve signed up to the gym, checked in on Facebook, or bought a new yoga mat and some low-carb shakes. Every year, we aim to get healthier, fitter and more fab, and eat more vegetables and less sugar, and spend more time on the road running or cycling than on the couch. But in most cases, healthy resolutions are either broken or forgotten (along with that dusty Pilates ball in the garage). According to leading fitness tracking specialists Fitbit, this is because [...]

You probably don’t need us to remind you that it’s a month to go until Christmas, and if your thoughts haven’t extended to gift-buying, shopping, menu planning or entertaining, then don’t worry - we’ve got you covered with our home-themed ideas and accessories this week. 

The Internet of Things or Smart Home is a popular buzzword now, and we’re stocking more and more products that speak to this trend. The Smart Home refers to the idea of a network of objects or dev [...]

We know you’re probably busier with end-of-year work, deadlines and exams than gift-list making, which is why we’ve done it for you. For the next six weeks until Christmas, we’ll be giving you great gift ideas that cover everyone - from adventurers and music lovers to creatives and kids. And since this is the season of giving, we’re also giving you brilliant savings each week on our handpicked products. It’s a double win - we save you time by giving you awesome gift ideas, plus we [...]

Whether you have your dream beach-ready body, or didn’t manage to get to gym much even though it was your 2015 goal, we’ve got some products to see your through your summer workouts in style, and offer some great apps and tunes to help you find your fitness mojo.

Interesting trend!

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend [...]

So you’ve taken the picture. You used the rule of thirds, made sure you found the best angles , and your subject of the photo, pure perfection. Can this picture possibly get any better? Well, yes. Yes it can. There are literally thousands of photography apps available in the App Store that will turn a great photo into an outstanding one. We’ve selected just a few of our be [...]

You’ve taken a great photo, shared it online, now what? Here are some tips from printing company Printwild, who have suggestions for how to turn your images into decorative art, physical memories, and even gifts.

As you know, phone cameras make it very easy to capture top-quality images, and while we sometimes share them with friends and followers, we seldom get around to printing them. We all seem to have the same reasons:

  • Lost digital fi [...]

Divine Cape Town from Silvermine by Cathleen Hughes

Lighting is arguably the most important element in photography. The word photography is derived from Greek roots: “photos” meaning “light” and “graphe” meaning “drawing.” Without light, a pitch black room is simply that. Black.

There are many elements to discuss when it comes to lighting and photography. Lighting can alter the way the exact object and scenery looks. That is why natural light plays such a key role when s [...]

With just a few weeks left until the end of the year, you’re probably feeling that the only creativity you can muster is to add a filter to your Instagram pic, or a new Apple emoji to your WhatsApp messages.

As we count down to Christmas with our festive gift offerings and specials, we’re here to give you some creative inspiration and motivation to take you to the new year.

For starters, we love what people are doing with their Apple devices in th [...]

We often get asked by parents how to make their kids’ devices and content “safe”, and how to monitor what kids are buying or accessing via their iPhones, iPads or iPod touches. Kids are tech savvy (some parents admit that their children know more than they do), and devices are a gateway to learning, entertainment and communication, but fortunately Apple’s iOS has features to help you monitor and restrict your child’s usage – and even find your child or their cellp [...]

We won’t bore you with the details of how germ-ridden your devices get, but rather we’ll give you tips on how to keep your iPads, iPods and iPhones shiny, clean and germ-free. Remember to clean your devices regularly – every few days is ideal.

  • Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, and similar items may cause damage to the item.
  • Disconnect your Apple product fro [...]

iCloud is the difference between crisis and calm if you lose your device, or if you’re upgrading to a new one, or if you just want to see all your pictures, music and documents from any Apple device you have.

iCloud is a web-based storage service from Apple, and whether you’re using it or not, here are some tips to get started, or get it working in the best way possible for you.


What is iCloud?


Your Apple earpods are so much more than just a device for listening to audio – they can take pictures and even connect to Siri. Here’s why iPhone earphones are more than just music to our ears…



1 You can take a picture

Plug your iPhone earphones in, position the camera and then press the volume-up button to snap the photo. This is great for taking a selfie or group shot when you need the extra leverage. It’s also good if you’re using a tripod, or need a steady hand [...]