All posts by Afyrna Tappez

Afyrna has worked in tech journalism, general news reporting and copy editing for nearly 2 years, where she has since become a know-it-all in most things Apple and Google-related. She spends most of her free time either watching movies or type-type-typing away on her laptop. Afyrna also obsesses over the latest gadgets and all-things beauty and shells out far too much money on both.

Vodafone promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free

Vodafone has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2 Android phone and has announced that the first 3,000 customers to place their order will also get a free Sony Bravia 32-inch TV.

The phone will be available from 10 April and should you order it on one of Vodafone’s Red 4G plans, you will get unlimited UK calls and texts, monthly data from 3GB up to 13GB depending on the price plan you choose, and a KDL-32R433B television. The offer started today and will close on 9 April, or until the first 3,000 pre-orders have been bagged. Continue reading Vodafone promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free

BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but ‘nowhere near ready’ yet

BlackBerry will consider releasing a new tablet device, but only when the time is right. Speaking to us, the company’s vice president of global product management Francois Mahieu revealed that the resurgent manufacturer is interested in the tablet market, but has no current plans. Continue reading BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but ‘nowhere near ready’ yet

MWC 2014: LG Launches LG F90 and LG F70 Low-end Smartphones with LTE Connectivity

LG has just introduced to new smartphones at MWC 2014, the tech fair that is currently undergoing in Barcelona. We are talking about LG F70 and LG F90, two low-end smartphones that arrive with support for 4G LTE networks. Besides F90 and F70, the Korea-based phone maker also introduced its G Pro 2 flagship and the G2 Mini, at the same event. Continue reading MWC 2014: LG Launches LG F90 and LG F70 Low-end Smartphones with LTE Connectivity

LG G Pro 2 officially announced, featuring 5.9-inch display and 13MP 4K-capable camera


LG has officially taken the wraps off its LG G Pro 2 phablet ahead of Mobile World Congressin later this month.
A successor to the original 5.5-inch G Pro announced in 2013, the G Pro 2 features a 5.9-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, 13-megapixel camera capable of 4K videos and 120fps slow-motion videos, front 2.1-megapixel camera, 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 3200mAh removable battery, 16/32GB of storage and Android 4.4 KitKat. Continue reading LG G Pro 2 officially announced, featuring 5.9-inch display and 13MP 4K-capable camera

New Angry Birds adventure to aim at teenage girls with Angry Birds Stella and her BFFs


Rovio Entertainment has announced that the next chapter in the Angry Birds franchise will be Angry Birds Stella.

Aimed at the teenage girls market, the new intellectual property will be spread across multiple media outlets, including games, animated episodes, toys and other retail products. The company will also announce further products and partnerships for the line in the future. Continue reading New Angry Birds adventure to aim at teenage girls with Angry Birds Stella and her BFFs

New larger screen iPhone 6 spotted, set for release in September

Apple’s iPhone 6 may come in two size variations, yet more rumours suggest. They could also come with super strong sapphire crystal protected displays to keep scratches at bay. But it’s more likely this expensive protective material will appear on the iWatch first.

The latest rumour to suggest two versions of the iPhone 6 comes from the South China Morning Post who claims an insider has revealed details. There should be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch model due for release in September. Continue reading New larger screen iPhone 6 spotted, set for release in September

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 build indicates what’s coming for the platform


Several developers across the web posted their findings from the Windows Phone 8.1 software development kit that was just seeded to them for testing.

Reddit user and developer “wpthroaway” has been the sourceof a slew of the leaks, sharing what Microsoft is currently testing within the software expected in early spring.
Most notably, the Windows Phone 8.1 software once again highlights Microsoft is working to converge Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows RT closer together. Continue reading Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 build indicates what’s coming for the platform

HTC M8 leak shows a sleek handset with plenty of bezel on the bottom

Another alleged photo of the HTC M8 hasleaked from Twitter account HTCFamily.ru, highlighting what could be the design of HTC’s next-generation flagship and successor to the HTC One.

The photo shows a HTC M8 we’ve seen in leaks before, featuring on-screen buttons rather than capacitive buttons, a more rounded off design, and less bezel on the sides. It looks shockingly similar to a concept image shown-off last week by publication Nowhereelse, showing the top of the handset having a reduced speaker grille, vertical light sensor, and a front-facing camera. Continue reading HTC M8 leak shows a sleek handset with plenty of bezel on the bottom

Nokia’s first Android phone to unveil as budget handset at MWC, says latest report


Nokia is getting ready to introduce an Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress this month. Nokia’s engineers were reportedly developing the Android device before Microsoft acquired Nokia’s handset business.

The Wall Street Journal reported – citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter – that the Nokia Android smartphone will target emerging markets, meaning it is a budget phone. The report also claimed the phone would lack fancy Google-developed features and would instead spotlight services by Nokia and Microsoft such as Here maps and Mix Radio.

Continue reading Nokia’s first Android phone to unveil as budget handset at MWC, says latest report