I consider Adii one of the most successful local web entrepreneurs I have ever met. He‘s also a close friend of mine – we met when I used to own a night club in Stellenbosch (don‘t ask), he was studying there at the time and owned a website that showcased […]
Red Bull Mobile has launched in South Africa on the back of Cell C, and they brought two new Huawei devices with them. We lived with the RBM HD (Huawei U8800) for a few days, and we were pleasantly surprised.
After looking at the data there are a few thing that stand out when looking at emerging vs developed nations – in developed countries users are more interested in ease of use and input method, whereas emerging country users tend to focus predominantly on the brand name.
Minutes before the opening an army of blue T-shirt wearing Apple employees announced themselves on the street putting up blockades and handing out little tickets to each person entitling them to a maximum of 2 iPads. Moments before opening the doors they began cheering, taking pictures and building the crowd up as if one were at a rock concert…
Just a few months after iPad was launched we were wowed by a wonderful app called Flipboard. Flipboard was essentially a news reader, but it was the perfect combination of social network integration with a new touch based control interface. Now it has competition in the form of Zite – a news reader that actually learns from your reading habits.
So who would say that quote? Microsoft. Clearly they are also tired of supporting people on older web browsers which are non-standards compliant. In a bid to encourage people to shift to newer versions of IE (or another browser, depending on how you interpret it), Microsoft set up the IE6 Countdown website, which shows worldwide usage statistics of IE.
Now that Steve’s reality distortion field has died down, we can start objectively looking at the iPad, and see how it stacks up against the flood of other competitors recently released. There are a few notable ones – the Motorola Xoom, which is built on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and HP’s recently announced Touchpad based on the brilliant looking WebOS interface.
And just like that Apple makes the “magical” iPad first generation feel old, heavy and slow. The new iPad 2 sports a even more minimalistic design with tapered edges, a flat back and some better guts. Here is the rundown:
It is no secret that today Apple will announce its iPad 2 – and needless to say the rumour mill has gone into overdrive. So here goes Bandwidth Blog’s predictions for what to expect, but also what NOT to expect:
This incredible visualization was made by the folks at Google just to show how quickly Android is taking off worldwide. Look out for the little countdown timer to mark the launch of high profile Android phones.