Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Pick A Game With This PlayStation 4 Bundle

If you're still looking for a thoughtful and entertaining present to put under the Christmas tree of a loved one, look no further. Recently Sony have revealed another console bundle for this coming holiday season, only this time they've thrown in a bit of a twist. Usually when Sony announces a console bundle it consists of a 500 GB PS4 system and a specified game.

With this bundle you still get a 500 GB PS4 but instead of a specified game you will get a voucher for which you can then use to redeem one digital copy of a game of your choice. Some of the games which are eligible for download are LittleBigPlanet 3, Destiny, Far Cry 4 and NBA 2K15. This bundle is available now in the United States for $400 USD. 

With so many awesome games being released in 2015 this is one gift which you truly can not go wrong with. If you like what you have read here make sure to click that share/+1 button and follow me on Twitter for the latest game and tech news.

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Source: IGN

Monday, 8 December 2014

Is my gaming rig still necessary?

Around this time last year I was determined to become a part of the YouTube gaming community. I wanted to do it all, let's plays, montages and live streams but most importantly video editing. Video editing was one of those things which I always heard of but I never actually tried. During the next few months I went on to create a few let's plays and montages, but I couldn't help to notice one thing. My laptop's performance was terrible.

My laptop would often freeze whilst editing video and I would have to take breaks from editing in order to calm myself down. In order to create a much smoother workflow I decided I'm going to build myself a gaming PC. It would solve all of my problems. Right? With this new gaming PC I would finally be able to focus on the enjoyable aspect of YouTube and create fun and entertaining content for everyone to watch and share. Sadly this was not the case. A few months passed since I got my gaming PC and I was still missing something, only this time I knew exactly what it was and that was passion. Whenever I write a new article and I see that you're enjoying the content that's being produced, it acts like fuel for me. It pushes me to write more and it reassures me that I'm on the right path and that's the path of being a journalist. So now the question being is "Is my gaming PC still necessary?"

To be completely honest I've gotten quite tired with Windows 7 and the whole PC experience. I've covered a fair share of Apple devices and computers as a journalist and I think I'm ready to make the switch from PC to Mac and I have a variety of reasons to back up my decision. 

The first one being all of the devices which I currently own are made by Apple apart from my PC. Ever since continuity became available on OS X Yosemite it seems like a mac would be the reasonable choice to go for.

The second reason is I've already invested so much money towards music and apps. Apps such as "Clear" are compatible with the Mac which means that all of my notes will just be there when I fire up the machine.

The third reason is I won't have to deal with cable management anymore. Which is always a plus in my book. Right now I have a ton of cables plugged into the back of my computer and it's just a pain to deal with. I sort of have OCD when it comes to keeping things organised. The iMac and the MacBook Air only have one power supply cable and that's what I call cable management.

Last but not least, the 5k iMac or the MacBook Air seem perfect for what I need them to be. I need a quick computer which is appealing to look at but also comfortable to use. I've always had a thing for Apple and the gaming rig which I have now is simply too much. Luckily I have a younger brother who is a YouTuber and I'm guessing that a PC such as this is exactly up his alley. 

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Trust Apple to fix your devices

As a lover of technology and video games I always take great care when handling my iPhone or when taking a brand new game out of the box for the first time. I am one of those individuals who orders the case and screen protector weeks before the actual device arrives. (Comment down below if you're one those people.)

A few weeks ago I noticed that something was wrong with my iPhone 5c. I didn't know what it was at first but after a while it hit me, my external speaker stopped working. The reason why I did not identify the problem straight away was I usually use my headphones when I'm writing or doing some things around the house. When my headphones were plugged in I heard everything absolutely fine and when I plugged them out there was nothing but a complete silence. 

What do people do when they have a problem in 2014? They Google it. I sort of began to panic at this point because I had never encountered a problem with an iPhone or an Apple product before. I decided to scroll through some Apple forums in order to find a solution to my problem. But the solutions that some people recommended were just ridiculous. One person claimed that if you hit the bottom corner of the phone (where the external speaker was located) of off a hard surface it would fix the problem. "Oh yeah. The person who who buys his iPhone case in advance is going to smash it of off his desk." I don't think so. 

So I then decided it was time to call Apple Care. When I called Apple care I was immediately welcomed by a strange voice automated operator. It asked me questions like "Give me the IMEI number of your device." and "What is the problem with your device?" I answered all of those questions and within seconds I was transferred to a living, breathing, human being named Andrew. Andrew one of the people who resolves problems like mine everyday was very helpful. He sent me out a link which then performed a diagnostics scan on my device and right away he knew that there was a problem with my external speaker. After I gave him my home address and email I was told that in two to five business days I would receive a package which I would then place my broken iPhone 5c into. He also told me that since my iPhone had a warranty the repair would be absolutely free and that they will send out a brand new iPhone after they received the broken unit. 

For those of you out there who are still a bit wary about sending your iPhone to Apple and would prefer to go to your local repair store. Don't be. Apple has an incredible service for people like you and me and if I ever have another problem with an Apple device (which is like one in a million) Apple will be the first group that I will contact.

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Apple will stop iPhone 5c production in 2015

When the iPhone 5c first hit the market back in late 2013 it did not receive a warm welcome like all previous generation iPhones had before. It stood in the shadow of it's superior twin brother the iPhone 5s and was often referred to as the "cheap" iPhone, even though there was about a $100 difference between the two models. But many factors have contributed in making people believe that the 5c was a knock off version of the 5s. 

The first one being it was made of plastic and not aluminium like the 5s. When people buy Apple's products they expect the product to feel like it's worth a thousand bucks. More than likely the first two words which are going to pop into your head when thinking of Apple are quality and exclusivity and hearing the word plastic or even using it when describing an Apple product is absolutely absurd. 

The second factor which contributed to that cheap state of mind was the 5c did not feature Touch ID, a fingerprint scanner which had been implemented into the iPhone 5s. Many people saw this as a downgrade and the whole point of picking up a new iPhone every year is to benefit from the new features which the new device has to offer.

The third and fourth factors which led people to believe that the iPhone 5c was a joke were, the 5c featured an A6 chip. A chip which had already been living inside the iPhone 5 for a full year. The 5s on the other hand came with a shiny A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and an M7 motion co-processor. A lot of casual gamers and speed freaks viewed the iPhone 5s as an absolute necessity and would not give the 5c a second look. 

Apple led a whole marketing campaign for the iPhone 5c claiming it was "For the colorful." It appealed to a few people until they received the actual device. Some people claimed that the colors looked washed out and not as vibrant as Apple said they would be. Which is why the blue and white versions of the device were proven in being the most popular color options which Apple had to offer.

I personally fell in love with the 5c when I picked it up last month. I've been using the device as my daily driver ever since and I can honestly say that all of the accusations about the iPhone 5c feeling cheap were way off. Which is why it's sad for me to say, according to Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times, Apple will be stopping the production of the iPhone 5c sometime in 2015. This is probably being done in order to keep the 5s and the current generation iPhone 6 and the 6 plus alive when the iPhone 6s comes out in 2015.

I will be picking up the iPhone 6s next year, but for those of you who are on the border whether to pick up the 5c for yourself or for a loved one, don't hesitate. It's a great device overall and ios 8 runs incredibly smooth on the device. 

Thanks for checking this post out people and make sure to follow me on twitter for the latest game and tech news and click that share/+1 button above if you like what you have read here. Also the official WordLoops website should be launching in a few days which I will then post a link here which will redirect all of you awesome people to the new site. Have a great day and I'll see you all soon !!!

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Montage

What is up people?

I picked up Call of Duty Advanced Warfare last night and so far it's amazing. There will be plenty of coverage on the site about this game and I am also working on a ton of videos for you guys so make sure to check them out.

Here is the first montage: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare part 1

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Apple's 5K iMac, 14.7 Million Pixels

What is up people?

Apple's annual Keynote was a pretty nice event overall. We got to see some pretty impressive pieces of tech such as the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 with Retina display. But I think Apple's 5K iMac was the thing which caught a lot of people's attention.

Apple's new iMac features an incredible 27- inch display with an insane 5210 x 2880 resolution. Yep people that's 14.7 million pixels in total. Now I know that this is the type of display which a lot of video professionals and photographers would love to get their hands on. During Apple's Keynote the words which really stuck out to me were "You've never seen the level of detail that you'll see on the new iMac." 

The thing which I've always loved about the iMac is that everything is together with only that one cable running from the back of the display to the socket. It's a pretty cool idea if you think about it. You'll find a 3.5GHz Intel i5 processor in the new 5K iMac but for a pretty steep price you can bump that up to a 4GHz Intel Core i7 processor. 

Apple's new iMac with Retina display has a starting price of $2,499. If you do however decide to purchase the iMac you'll also receive 8GB of memory and a 1TB drive.  

Thanks for checking this article out people and if you want more game and tech news make sure to click that +/share button in order to be notified of any new content. Also follow me on Twitter for more news and some occasional tweets from me. One last thing before I go. "Current Mac users everywhere, OS X Yosemite is out and it's free to download."

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Source: TechnoBuffalo

Thursday, 16 October 2014

New iPads may ship on Oct. 24

What is up people?

Today Apple will be unveiling several new products during their press conference which is being held in San Francisco.  The products which Apple is said to unveil is a second generation iPad Air and a brand new iPad mini with Retina display. Both devices will more than likely feature Touch ID and much more powerful processors. Rumors also suggest that Apple will be revealing a brand new iMac to the world and hopefully a 12 inch MacBook Air. 

Also according to MacRumors Apple's supply partners have already shipped large quantities of a product into the US, which may be the iPad Air 2 or the new iMac. However today everything will be revealed and for those of you who can't catch the event I will be tweeting everything live so make sure to follow me on twitter for all of the latest updates and news in relation to the event. I will also have a recap video going up which will run you people through the whole event in 4 or 5 minutes so make sure to check that out when it's up. Plenty of articles will also be up on the site in relation to what Apple have unveiled and for your latest game and tech news make sure to click that +/share button.

Source: MacRumors
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