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An ode to Windows Phone: Five of the best WP handsets ever made

One of the bigger news stories this week has been a tacit admission by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore that Windows Phone is essentially dead...

By Hadlee Simons 12 Oct 2017

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Busting myths for businesses seeking to switch to Mac

Business owners and decision makers wanting to improve efficiencies often consider switching from PC to Mac, but are sometimes deterred by (what they perceive to be) the schlep involved...

By Gaynor MacArthur 12 Oct 2017

Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware
Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google last week unveiled new versions of its Pixel smartphone, the highlight of a refreshed line aimed at weaving artificial intelligence deeper into modern lives...

9 Oct 2017

Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills
Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills

Samsung is growing young girls' capacity in ICT skills in Accra, Ghana through its annual employee volunteer programme...

5 Oct 2017

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The promise of digital: We can change the world

“You are some of the world's greatest organisations and you are leading through a time of unprecedented change and opportunity. This is your show. It's about how you are changing the world..."

By Doug Woolley 14 Sep 2017

Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X
Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing...

13 Sep 2017

Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more
Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more

Yesterday, 12 September 2017, saw Apple reveal the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. In addition, it also revealed the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new 4K Apple TV... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Sep 2017

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Nikon Coolpix W300: A cool, “lifeproof” camera

I recently had the chance to play around with a nifty, bright orange Nikon Coolpix W300 digital camera for a week - courtesy of Orms...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Sep 2017

CapaCiTi, Wesgro invite companies to apply for access to digital skills
CapaCiTi, Wesgro invite companies to apply for access to digital skills

CapaCiTi and Wesgro are in the process of concluding an investment of R200 million to train and place 2500 people in ICT jobs between 2018 and 2020...

4 Sep 2017

Winners announced: MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Winners announced: MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The winners of the MTN Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards were announced late last week..

1 Sep 2017

Apple to reveal new iPhone on 12 September?
Apple to reveal new iPhone on 12 September?

Apple will be hosting a media event on 12 September 2017 at which the US tech giant is expected to unveil new iPhone models to coincide with the iPhone's 10th anniversary...

1 Sep 2017

Acer products now available online in SA
Acer products now available online in SA

Acer, a global brand in consumer technology hardware, software and services in IoT, has announced that it is introducing its first online store in South Africa, Shop Acer.

29 Aug 2017

South Africa's first Inspiring Fifty women
South Africa's first Inspiring Fifty women

Out of the 252 women in tech who were nominated for Inspiring Fifty South Africa, the final top 50 have been announced...

8 Aug 2017

Search for the Huawei sector
Search for the Huawei sector

Chinese company, Huawei, went from being a name no-one could pronounce, to a brand of cellphone that most consumers are well aware of...

7 Aug 2017

Smartphone sales slip as top vendors consolidate market share
Smartphone sales slip as top vendors consolidate market share

Global smartphone sales saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2017, as market leaders Samsung and Apple consolidated their positions, a survey showed earlier this week...

4 Aug 2017

Nominations open for IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year
Nominations open for IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year

Marking its 60th anniversary, the Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) is calling for nominations for its Annual IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year Awards...

3 Aug 2017

New SaaS product exclusively for IoT device deployments
New SaaS product exclusively for IoT device deployments

AWS Marketplace's new IoT category now features a new global cellular connectivity service. Eseye's AnyNet Secure Cellular Connectivity is a new SaaS product designed exclusively for IoT device deployments...

2 Aug 2017

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Apple Doctor lowers iPhone repair costs

In October 2016, Joffe and James Winter, co-founders of Apple Doctor, embarked on an aggressive strategy to bring down the prices of iPhone repairs in South Africa.

1 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good
#CSIMonth: Leaving a legacy of good

Natasha Reuben, head of transformation at Dell tells us more about the 2020 Legacy of Good plan and how the company is making a difference through technology...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2017

Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards
Vote now for Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards

The second edition of the Women in ICT - Partnership for Change Awards is open for nominations from and for eligible female professionals...

20 Jul 2017

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Google Glass reborn for the workplace

After spending two years on the sidelines, Google Glass internet-linked eyewear is back in the game, this time aimed at helping workers do their jobs...

19 Jul 2017

Global PC shipments show decline
Global PC shipments show decline

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 4.3% decline from the second quarter of 2016...

18 Jul 2017

Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked
Do you really WannaCry? A simple guide on how to get hacked

You've probably read endless articles about how to protect yourself online. And that's fine if you're a chicken, or you want to plaster your life with bubble wrap...

By Melissa Viljoen 14 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate
Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme...

6 Jul 2017

Dell EMC Unity takes midrange storage segment by storm
Dell EMC Unity takes midrange storage segment by storm

After 419 days since shipping, the Dell EMC Unity family of all-flash and hybrid flash storage arrays has achieved $1bn in cumulative bookings, making it one of the company's fastest-growing storage products...

6 Jul 2017

Drones could offer multi-faceted support in disaster relief
Drones could offer multi-faceted support in disaster relief

According to specialist drone firm Airborne Drones South Africa, we can expect to see drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), taking on an increasingly important role in firefighting and disaster management...

5 Jul 2017

Apple opens first store in Taiwan
Apple opens first store in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101...

4 Jul 2017

Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s
Samsung to sell off refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

SEOUL, South Korea: Smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said earlier this week...

29 Jun 2017

New Vodacom narrowband IoT lab in Midrand
New Vodacom narrowband IoT lab in Midrand

NEWSWATCH: At its new narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) lab at Vodaworld in Midrand, Vodacom aims to incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine and IoT systems using narrowband networking...

28 Jun 2017

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