Science & Technology

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

New hot smartphone from Motorola

2015-08-26 IF THERE is one phone company that knows how to make the perfect flagship smartphone these days, it’s Motorola. When it was acquired by Google some three years ago, the company released the Moto X and showed us that flagship phones need not be...

OnePlus 2 has three reasons to shine

2015-08-26 ONEPLUS followed up on its OnePlus One, with the latest “flagship killer”, the ingeniously named OnePlus 2. OnePlus has started the limited sale on its second model, going with the invite-only format that it previously did, prompting people to sign...

Samsung Pay: Leave your wallet at home

2015-08-26 NEVER worry about forgetting cash again with Samsung’s mobile payment system.Imagine being able to carry digital versions of your credit cards, and being able to make payments with your mobile phone almost anywhere.This is the idea behind Samsung...

Smartphones help Third World women secure land rights

2015-08-26 YOLANDA Ngunda has every reason to smile now she holds a title deed recognising her as sole owner of a disputed plot of rugged farmland in Tanzania’s remote southern highlands. For the past decade, the 51-year-old widow, who lives in Ilalasimba...

Smartphones, tablets and connected bracelets: it’s a busy fall for Microsoft

2015-08-26 ACCORDING to Chinese website WPDang, two high-end smartphones using Windows 10, a new Surface Pro tablet and a Band 2 bracelet could all be presented by Microsoft at a special event in October. Lumia 940 and 940 XL The most spectacular...

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Dell Chromebook 13: The Chromebook has finally caught on

2015-08-19 MY LAPTOP computer whizzed its final breath a couple of months ago, and since then I’ve been living without a laptop. For most people, this might seem like a handicap. “How are you going to do work when you’re out and about?” or ‘What happens when...

Samsung is serious about Note-taking

2015-08-19 WITH just a month to Apple launching its new iPhone 6s and 6s+, Samsung went ahead and surprised us with the release of not one, but two new handsets: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and Samsung S6 Edge+. Whilst the S6 Edge+ maybe an oversized version...

Google’s Android update: code name Marshmallow

2015-08-19 GOOGLE gave a name Monday to its soon-to-be released operating system for its Android mobile devices: Marshmallow.The moniker for the 6.0 version of the dominant mobile computing system follows a tradition of using sugary treats for Android...

Twitter to boost push for content partnerships in Asia Pacific

2015-08-19 TWITTER Inc said it plans to accelerate its push for content partnerships in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. It has appointed a Singapore-based executive, Rishi Jaitley, to boost teams in major markets such as Australia, India, and Japan as well...

Amazon’s data-driven approach becoming more common

2015-08-19 AMAZON isn’t the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity. A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon’s work culture as “bruising” and “Darwinian” in part because of the way it uses data to manage its...

Why data protection will be key to wearable tech success

2015-08-19 THE next generation of health-focused wearables could revolutionise the way people live, but only if consumers can be certain that their data remains confidential. While even the most enthusiastic technophile would accept that the market for...

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The new iPod Touch could be Apple’s final iPod swan song

2015-08-12 BEFORE there were smartphones, the iPod was once the darling of the mobile technology industry. The idea of holding a thousand songs in your pocket was intriguing in a time when downloading mp3s via Napster was all the rage. Backed by Apple’s now-...

Rebel with a cause

2015-08-12 THE Canon Rebel series, or for us in this part of the world, the xxD series, is the easiest Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera from Canon that one can get a hold of, and is also the easiest to learn from when coming into a DSLR for the first...

Spain’s ‘Corrupt Mayor’ app jibes at political graft

2015-08-12 COLLECTING obscene amounts of money, writing illegal contracts, handing out bribes – all things you can do with a new Spanish mobile app inspired by headlines of corruption in Spain. “Corrupt Mayor Clicker” is a free game created by three young...

UK data watchdog looking into phone retailer hack

2015-08-12 BRITAIN’S Information Commissioner’ s Office (ICO) announced that it had launched an investigation into a cyber attack on Carphone Warehouse, which involved the sensitive information of 2.4 million customers.In a statement released on Saturday,...

Five Bluetooth speakers to take everywhere with you

2015-08-12 WHETHER you're tanning at the beach or hiking up a mountain trail, picnicking in the park or lounging in the pool, there are plenty of Bluetooth speakers to help enjoy the tunes stockpiled in your computer or smartphone. Here is a selection of...

iPhone 6S tipped for Sept 9 launch

2015-08-12 APPLE is expected to host its next iPhone launch on Sept 9, so what can we expect when Tim Cook takes to the stage to unveil the new device? BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, who correctly called the date for last year's event, claims that according to...

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Moto G: third time’s the charm

2015-08-05 WHEN Motorola introduced the first Moto G two years ago, it ushered in a new trend of smartphones: affordability without compromise. Sure, the Moto G was categorised as a budget phone, but unlike most budget phones preceding it, it was one of the...

Motorola goes big

2015-08-05 MOTOROLA has been in the mobile game for ages, I remember my father’s Motorola StarTec, the first generation bulky thing that has the microphone built-in to a flip out, and an antenna that you have to pull out to get better reception. He drove,...

Apple pushed down to 3rd in China smartphones for Q2

2015-08-05 TWO Chinese smartphone makers pushed US technology giant Apple into third place in the world’s biggest market in the second quarter, an independent analyst firm said. Upstart Xiaomi, known for delivering high-performance products at cheap prices,...

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