Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He currently works as a senior journalist at TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television. Email him at , follow @craigwilson on Twitter and connect on LinkedIn.
Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He currently works as the deputy editor of TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television.
Craig has also worked as an arts and entertainment writer, columnist, film and music critic, and photographer.
He holds a BA degree in English and philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand.
[Craig Wilson] Google's popular YouTube video service is now available in Zulu and Afrikaans. The South African version of the site, at www.youtube.co.za, was launched in May 2010 and was the first localised YouTube edition in Africa.
[Craig Wilson] Many of the details of the process for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television still need to be debated and finalised, including who will qualify for subsidised set-top boxes, says communications minister Roy Padayachie.
[Craig Wilson] Communications minister Roy Padayachie has provided a little more clarity on government's thinking about digital terrestrial television and what it would like to see happening once broadcasters switch off their analogue signals, freeing up big chunks of scarce radio frequency spectrum.
[Craig Wilson] BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) has vowed to "work cooperatively with all appropriate authorities" in SA but has warned it cannot decrypt the communications of its business customers who use its BlackBerry Enterprise Server product.
[Craig Wilson] Vodacom is launching a multi-platform mobile application store at the beginning of September 2011. The company says it wants to help foster a local app industry and provide apps for both feature phones and smartphones. But does the move make sense?
[Craig Wilson] The deadline for consumers to comply with South Africa's SIM card registration law is 30 June 2011 and, according to communications minister Roy Padayachie, no extension will be granted. This comes after the original deadline of 31 December 2010 was extended by six months following complaints from operators to the department of justice that they needed more time to complete the process.
[Craig Wilson] Just a week after online news website Daily Maverick announced its intention to launch an iPad newspaper, iMaverick, South African daily Business Day has unveiled plans to launch an iPad edition of the paper. The application, available from next month, will be free to download and free to use - at least for now.
[Craig Wilson] Africa is getting its first Android-based tablet computer designed and engineered on the continent. No, the device isn't the brainchild of a company in Johannesburg or Cape Town. Rather, it's been developed in Congo-Brazzaville.
[Craig Wilson] BlackBerry is the most desirable handset among teenagers and tertiary-level students in South Africa, but they aren't using the devices to make voice calls. A new study from London-based research firm MobileYouth shows that one in two students in SA wants a BlackBerry.