Google’s own Chrome browser has had incredible growth in 3 short years. After being announced in December 2008, the lean and mean browser has taken the web by storm, and has now officially overtake Mozilla’s open-source Firefox browser.
Alan Knott-Craig is likely the most talked about local Internet entrepreneur at the moment. After his tenure as MD of wireless Internet provider, iBurst, Alan moved to Stellenbosch and started a mobile applications investment company. Enter World of Avatar, consisting of approximately 14 mobile related businesses, some of which were […]
Despite increasing pressure on the BlackBerry brand and worldwide sales decreases, the BlackBerry brand is stronger than ever in Africa. BIS is still a very compelling deal in SA with its high data prices. But Blackberry’s App World still has very few apps, which was one of our primary criticisms […]
Research In Motion today announced that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be available from MTN, Vodacom and CellC. “œThe BlackBerry Curve series is already incredibly popular in South Africa and we think customers will be very impressed with this new model and with the new BlackBerry 7 operating system. The BlackBerry Curve […]
Local entrepreneur, Joe Botha’s TrustFabric has received an investment from World of Avatar. WOA recently made headlines with their acquisition of MXit, and this seems to be one of their last investments for a while. TrustFabric, which was founded in 2010, will integrate closely with WOA companies, including MXit to provide […]
With consumerâ€™s ever increasing storage needs and the switchover to laptops, the need for a centralised storage area on your home network is becoming more relevant than ever. Sure, we can shift some of that storage to the cloud, but SAâ€™s tragic state of broadband has made this more difficult than it should be.
Certain media just works better when stored locally. Here is what to get…
Android users have always had one great feature – you can easily jump to a specific setting that you need to change often with one click. This is usually done with a quick widget, and it works a whole lot faster than trawling the Settings menu to find what you […]
Modern smartphones have all switched to touch screens, which has made things difficult for RIM. Blackberry fans are typically quite picky about one thing â€“ the keyboard. While the Torch 9800 did a good job of combining a touch screen with a keyboard, there was always a few fans out there who stubbornly chose the Bold for its keyboardâ€“first design. But the Bold 9900 changes that. You can use the using just the keyboard, or run it primarily using touch (except for text entry).
So is this the ultimate Blackberry?
South Africa was lucky enough to be amongst the first countries to get the new Samsung Galaxy Note device, and they put a great amount of fanfare behind it’s launch. So we headed through to Sandton to attend, and the Galaxy Note did not disappoint.
Traffic Map uses Google Maps software to identify the best routes for increasingly frustrated commuters, collating information sourced from some of the cityâ€™s primary traffic monitors, such as PigSpotter, YFM Traffic and Traffic SA.
Incidents reported by these sources via Twitter are identified, located and plotted on the map interface, providing users with a dynamic birdâ€™s-eye view of the streets in and around the city.