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SAA installs new system
SAA installs new system

SAA will this week become the first airline globally to install the SatAuth (Satellite Authorisation System), which will allow for secure credit card transactions anywhere in the skies...

27 Jan 2015 11:15

Now is the time for technophiles-on-a-budget to buy
Now is the time for technophiles-on-a-budget to buy

The holiday period is peak season for gadget upgrades, and this usually means that in January some of these people will be looking to offload their older gadgets, too...

16 Jan 2015 16:00

Pinnacle Africa goes pro with new SP4 Windows Phone
Pinnacle Africa goes pro with new SP4 Windows Phone

Pinnacle Africa, one of Southern Africa's largest ICT distributors, recently took the wraps off its first branded phone, the Proline SP4, available to the market from 30 January 2015...

15 Jan 2015 15:17

Mobile shopping development leaps ahead with new Accolades system
Mobile shopping development leaps ahead with new Accolades system

The Nedbank Accolades system, powered by beacon and smartphone app technology, is a mobile platform that connects the retailer to the customer through proximity-based services...

14 Jan 2015 11:27

Fifth generation Intel Core Processors across Acer mobiles
Fifth generation Intel Core Processors across Acer mobiles

Acer has announced it will be including the fifth generation Intel Core Processors across its mobile lines, starting with its line of R13 convertible notebooks and award-winning S7 Ultrabooks...

13 Jan 2015 15:29

Consumers wary of high-tech devices
Consumers wary of high-tech devices

According to a new report from Accenture, titled Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World, most consumers experience challenges using several new types of smart high-tech devices...

13 Jan 2015 09:19

'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show
'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show

LAS VEGAS, USA: "Selfie sticks" - the lightweight monopods which hold smartphones to get a better angle for self portraits - are making the tech community look at things from a new perspective...

9 Jan 2015 15:32

New Acer smartphone - making liquid a solid
New Acer smartphone - making liquid a solid

Acer has announced the launch of the Liquid Z410 smartphone, a small powerhouse: with LTE 4G connectivity, 64-bit superfast processors, excellent audio, great camera, and prolonged battery life...

9 Jan 2015 13:23

Uncertainty mars tender for digital TV
Uncertainty mars tender for digital TV

A state entity is forging ahead with a R4.3bn tender for the manufacture of television set-top boxes without the government having finalised its policy on the devices.

By Amuel Mungadze 8 Jan 2015 13:19

Sid Peimer
Brand loyalty - a thing of the past for technology brands?

This year's Consumer Electronics Show will feature everything from biometric socks and other 'wearables' to 3D printers, drones, robotics, virtual reality and TVs where the clarity is best described as 'breath-taking'. However...

By Sid Peimer 8 Jan 2015 07:21

Sony unveils new product range at CES 2015
Sony unveils new product range at CES 2015

A sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations and concept wearable devices are just some of the new products from the Sony Corporation unveiled at CES 2015...

7 Jan 2015 11:37

China replaces rare earth quotas with export permits
China replaces rare earth quotas with export permits

BEIJING, CHINA: China has instituted a system of export permits for rare earth metals, used in hi-tech goods such as mobile phones, the government said...

5 Jan 2015 18:04

Santa opts for gadgets, Barbie and biscuits
Santa opts for gadgets, Barbie and biscuits

Speciality products such as well-priced tablets and smartphones and digital toys will dominate Christmas sales.

By Adele Shevel 22 Dec 2014 12:36

The year e-commerce grew up
The year e-commerce grew up

Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate, and the growth is set to continue during 2015...

19 Dec 2014 12:31

Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University innovation promises wonder material breakthrough - Sappi
Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University innovation promises wonder material breakthrough

Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University and Sappi have developed a low-cost way to turn wood into a wonder material that could be used to build greener cars, thicken foods and even treat wounds...

Issued by Sappi 15 Dec 2014 15:35

Doogee DG900 hands-on review - Doogee South Africa
Doogee DG900 hands-on review

In this era of technology, there is an ever-increasing number of tech-lovers who desire smartphones with larger displays, tablets and "phablets". Doogee's DG900 Turbo2 is set to surprise with superb features...

Issued by Doogee South Africa 15 Dec 2014 11:29

New technology shift for BMi Research - BMi Research
New technology shift for BMi Research

BMi Research has switched to Android-powered mobile devices for data capture in a move that will improve the quality and scope of its services to clients...

Issued by BMi Research 10 Dec 2014 11:08

The shift from electronic-commerce to "everywhere-commerce"
The shift from electronic-commerce to "everywhere-commerce"

If we think back 10 to 15 years ago, we could not have imagined shopping online or the increasing importance of online retail in today's society...

By Neil Watson 2 Dec 2014 15:11

Solving the omni-channel retail dilemma - PriceCheck
Solving the omni-channel retail dilemma

Maintaining multiple touchpoints from responsive sites to native apps is labour intensive and expensive and often reserved for the larger retailers with matching budgets. As a result, smaller retailers and shoppers alike are losing out...

Issued by PriceCheck 26 Nov 2014 11:43

Lynette Hundermark
How retail can rule 2015

There are just over 37 million adults in South Africa today and, if you want to reach them, there's no better way than to use mobile technology...

By Lynette Hundermark 26 Nov 2014 11:36

Three areas of User Experience Design you need to get right
Three areas of User Experience Design you need to get right

User Experience Design (UXD) is defined as the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability, ease of use and pleasure provided in the interaction between the customer and the product...

By Matthew Arnold 21 Nov 2014 15:45

USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O - Mobitainment
USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O

USSD, a South African-born marketing technology, has proved to be a "knockout" for marketers in Africa, especially for Boxer Superstores, SA's well-known grocery store servicing low to mid income shoppers, which created the Boxer Super Shopper Show...

Issued by Mobitainment 20 Nov 2014 11:03

[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...
[Mobile360] Beware mobile carriers, the media's watching you...

Headlines about mobile malware dominate the media. If you were to believe all of them, you'd never turn on your phone. But whose responsibility it is really to educate digital and mobile citizens of fraud risks?

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38

[MRMW] The how, why and what of best using mobile for marketing in Africa
[MRMW] The how, why and what of best using mobile for marketing in Africa

You can't ignore mobile as a fantastic way to reach consumers, but don't stress about the latest smartphone technology. Candice Goodman says Interactive Voice Response and Please Call Me's are 'good enough'...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Nov 2014 08:00

[MRMW] Insights into the average South African mobile phone user
[MRMW] Insights into the average South African mobile phone user

Mobile is definitely the way forward for market research, but you need an accurate profile of the respondents, and don't dare ignore consumers' fears of online and mobile security...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2014 08:00

International tips and trends in 2015 for e-commerce
International tips and trends in 2015 for e-commerce

The CEOs of three leading Nordic e-commerce companies have offered their insight in to what they believe will be strong moving trends in 2015...

7 Nov 2014 13:13

LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal
LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: LG Electronics said on Wednesday, 5 November 2014, it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business.

5 Nov 2014 15:20

Geolocation technology maximises target marketing potential
Geolocation technology maximises target marketing potential

With consumers devoting more attention to their mobile devices, it is critical for retailers to start adapting to these behaviours and extend their interactions with customers to these channels.

4 Nov 2014 10:25

ShoppingFeeder revolutionises e-commerce with the click of a button
ShoppingFeeder revolutionises e-commerce with the click of a button

ShoppingFeeder has stepped in to help consumers access unbiased product information and compare apples with apples when it comes to online merchants...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Nov 2014 08:01

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