The next big shift

Lurking beneath the headlines of last week’s iPhone 4S launch was a signpost to the next big shift in smartphones – high end devices at low-end prices. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK explores the meaning of a $99 iPhone 4. This week, the foundations of the cellphone market shifted. It happened during the announcement...

Amazon on Fire

Last week’s launch of the Kindle Fire in New York City was more than just another tablet launch. It marked a shift in style and technology for Amazon.com and its founder, Jeff Bezos. And, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK, it put Apple directly in the firing line. There are few things that can upstage an Apple...

Nokia re-invented in South Africa

Nokia have embarked on the road to restoring the brand’s image in South Africa. Gerard Brandjes, Nokia General Manager for East and Southern Africa, discusses the challenges with ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. Nokia has fallen far behind in the smartphone wars, but remains the biggest cellphone brand in South Africa....

Cycles get social media

Velocomp has announced iBike Coach, a solution that transforms your iPhone into bike computer. Included with the iBike Coach is an application that displays your speed and distance travelled, and an option to upload your cycling information to social media sites. Velocomp, a sports technology company and...

Bye Bye, BBM?

The outage that has rendered BlackBerry Internet Service all but unusable across Africa, Europe and the Middle East has highlighted the need for options and alternatives. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK offers a quick guide to a life without BBM. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has become the standard form of instant messaging...

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