Toby Shapshak

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Toby Shapshak is publishing editor of Stuff magazine. Email Toby at or follow him on Twitter at @shapshak.
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[2012 trends] Reviewing 2012 tech trends

There is universal agreement that this is likely to be the year of the cloud, the mobile, Africa's emergence as a new economic region, the year of the tablet and the app economy too. Here are 12 tech trends for 2012.

By Toby Shapshak 24 Jan 2012

Why Nokia got into bed with Microsoft

There's a new battle in the mobile market, a "war of ecosystems", according to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who was forced to defend his company's unprecedented tie-up with arch enemy Microsoft.

By Toby Shapshak 22 Feb 2011

[2011 trends] Year of the tablet

If 2010 was the year of the apps (as I wrote this time last year), then 2011 will be the year of the tablet. Last year was supposed to be the year of the tablet (after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off an HP Slate in January) but it was really the year of the iPad.

By Toby Shapshak 30 Jan 2011

Taking over the news: digital future doesn't mean death of paper

The old and the new sat side by side last week and probably didn't even know it. In one wing of the Cape Town International Convention Centre was AfricaCom, the big cellphone-industry conference, and in another was the MPASA Media Summit, looking at the future of magazines, organised by the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa.

By Toby Shapshak 16 Nov 2010

It's the year of the app, y'all

This will be the year of the app. Those little applications will become the dominant form of how we interact with services.

By Toby Shapshak 4 Jan 2010

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