Author Nafisa Akabor

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3D-printed chocolate: a photo essay

Nestlé South Africa has come up with the world’s first 3D-printed chocolate exhibition. Chocnology, currently on show at the Museum of African Design in Johannesburg, is being held in conjunction with Google, which recently launched Android “KitKat”, version 4.4 of its operating system for


Nokia Lumia 1020 is a go

One of 2013’s most anticipated handsets, Nokia’s Lumia 1020, has been launched in South Africa. At a recommended retail price of R9 999, the Windows Phone-powered 1020 is available at its launch through MTN and Vodacom in black, white and yellow. The Lumia 1020’s 41-megapixel


Google launches e-books in SA

South Africans now have access to hundreds of thousands of books on Google’s Play store including bestsellers and classics from hundreds of publishers. Santiago de la Mora, regional director of print product partnerships at Google, says that with the launch of e-books, Google Play will


SA game rakes in Kickstarter cash

A Johannesburg-based software developer, Christopher Bischoff, has become the first South African to list a videogame on Kickstarter. The classic point-and-click adventure game, Stasis, went live on the crowd-funding website two days ago and, at the time of writing, had already received


Dexter malware still a threat: expert

Claims that infected systems caused by the Dexter malware attack are “clean” and that consumers have “nothing to worry about” are unfounded, a security industry expert has said. SecureData Africa chief technology officer Wayne Olsen says consumers should still be concerned as it is a


Cell C ruling ignores Telkom roaming

Cell C has emerged victorious in a complaint at the Advertising Standards Authority in a ruling that allows the country’s third largest mobile operator to continue to state in its marketing campaigns that it has the “most affordable rate to any network, any place, any time”


Heins ousted as BlackBerry CEO

The next chapter in BlackBerry’s troubled history has been written. Thorsten Heins has been ousted as the struggling smartphone manufacturer’s CEO after plans to sell the company to its biggest shareholders, Fairfax Financial Holdings, fell through. Instead, Fairfax and other

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Time running out for Windows XP users

Windows XP users could be putting themselves in harm’s way if they don’t upgrade their operating system before 8 April 2014. That’s when Microsoft ends support for what will then be a 13-year-old operating system. After April, customers will no longer receive security updates


Phonefinder: profiting from complexity

Johannesburg-based start-up Phonefinder is hoping to profit from the complexity in South Africa’s mobile industry. The company is giving consumers the ability to compare mobile voice and data contracts from all the networks and service providers, allowing them to find the best deal online


SA gets new player in digital music

Finnish digital music store Spinlet is expanding its presence on the African continent with plans to set up shop in South Africa. The company boasts a catalogue of almost 700 000 artists, which, according to the company, represents the largest catalogue of African

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