Group buying has exploded in South Africa and shows no sign of slowing. Although some of the smaller ‘fly by night’ players have come and gone, there are plenty local group buying sites that are carving out a market for themselves. We are also seeing lots of international players entering […]
Thunderbolt essentially combines the PCI Express bus and the DisplayPort into a new serial data cable that is capable of transferring data at a data speeds of 10 Gb/sec. In simpler terms, it is a data cable that is capable of extremely fast data speeds with compatible devices.
The idea is pretty simple – instead of carrying several cards like credit cards, loyalty cards etc, your phone will store virtual versions of these cards, and enable you to pay (and get relevant loyalty point) using your phone’s built in Near Field Communications Chip (NFC).
Vodacom recently announced that it will be throttling Blackberry BIS users who use more than 100MB per month, effectively stepping them down to 2G speeds. Needless to say – there was tremendous backlash to this decision. Twitter was abuzz, and Bandwidth Blog had massive traffic from users who wanted to […]
For some reason we all love a machine that can boot quickly – even though it is slowly becoming more and more irrelevant because machines can actually sleep and hibernate quite reliably (and quickly) these days. But still – it is great to fire up a machine and see how quickly it can get us to the desktop. Right?
Along with the arrival of the Rugby World Cup 2011, comes the new Rugby24 iPad app from Media24’s Touchlab. In addition to its many features, the exclusive app offers material that has not been published in their newspapers. The app features include: Access to the latest news, pictures, match scores […]
After last month’s acquisition of Motorola, it seems Google does not hesitate to buy brand names which are much, much older than them. Google now announced that they are buying over Zagat – the people who are known for rating restuarants, but also recently hotels, shopping areas, zoos, music, movies, theaters, golf courses etc.
This might just be the perfect Blackberry. Since 2008 RIM has been trying to build the â€œiPhone killerâ€, first with the Blackberry Storm and Storm 2, and recently the Torch. While the Storm was not universally liked, the Torch did a lot better because it held on to the one thing that makes a Blackberry a Blackberry â€“ the keyboard. The new 9900 models bring together the great form factor of the Bold series with a new touch enabled Blackberry OS 7 operating system. And now Vodacom has made it available in SA….
We have already said in the past that the DStv Drifta is one great little device to have around, and we have actually named the iPhone app one of our favourite apps in SA right now. So just before the Rugby World Cup 2011, Multichoice has now made the app available to the Android folks as well.
One of the most often criticized ‘flaws’ of the iPad or iPhone for that matter is it’s inability to play flash. How can something described by the Apple marketing gurus as the best way to experience the Internet not allow the user to experience all the joy that comes from watching a kitten dance on youtube or the trailer for an upcoming movie? Friends deciding on which tablet to purchase, would often play around with my iPad but then inevitably ask one of two questions. “But why canâ€™t it play Flash videos?” or ” Where is the USB connection port?”.