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LG takes fight to Samsung with new G3

Has LG Electronics just out-Samsunged Samsung? On Tuesday, the smaller of the two fierce rivals of Korean consumer electronics took the wraps off the G3, the successor to its highly regarded G2, which it released in 2013. In at least one respect, LG has leapt ahead of its bigger rival: the G3’s 5,5-inch display is 2K

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Huawei ups ante with Ascend P7

Huawei has announced its newest flagship smartphone in Paris, France. Like its predecessor, the Ascend P6, which has sold more than 4m units, the new Ascend P7 is just 6,5mm thick, making it 1,1mm thinner than Apple’s iPhone 5s. And it boasts a 5-inch full-HD display with a pixel density of 445ppi – a figure the fast-growing Chinese company

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Review: 2nd-gen Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Should you buy a Kindle? Essentially that is the question you have to ask when deciding to splash out for an e-reader. Amazon effectively owns the space with its combination of products and its amazing selection of e-books. The new Paperwhite comes with upgraded display technology, with higher contrast, faster processor, and

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LG’s curved G Flex reviewed

A curved display. In theory, it does sound like a clever idea because it fits better against your head when you are on a call. In reality, LG’s new G Flex is more gimmicky than practical. The 4G/LTE-powered G Flex is, of course, characterised by its huge 6-inch curved OLED display, although it has a relatively low-resolution

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Gov’t expands controversial e-rate

The controversial e-rate, where public schools pay only 50% for Internet access, is being expanded to include independent schools, public and private colleges, higher education institutions, further education and training bodies, and public health establishments. The changes are included in the Electronic Communications Amendment

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Microsoft outlines SA strategy

It’s all about the cloud for Microsoft in South Africa. No, not the cirrus and cumulus variety — the software giant is shifting its focus to delivering cloud computing-based services to everyone, on every device. And that includes non-Windows platforms, says Microsoft

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Orange plays down Nashua impact

French telecommunications group Orange is playing down the impact on it of the expected imminent closure of Nashua Mobile, in whose stores it was building a brand presence. Nashua Mobile parent Reunert said on Monday it had entered into agreements to sell its subscriber base to MTN and Vodacom, and that it was engaged

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Worries as FPB targets online content

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has issued updated tariffs for content providers, in the process introducing a new “licensing fee for online distribution”. It’s a move that is raising concern among Internet service providers. Gazette 37531, effective from 7 April, introduced the new fee category without it being subjected

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Zomato undergoes major revamp

A year after restaurant reviewing service Zomato entered the South African market, it has rolled out a revamped look across its Web and mobile platforms. The new website, which has a more social element to it, gives users personalised recommendations from trusted contacts. Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal

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