Browsing: Craig Wilson

Last week, Yahoo released new applications for mobile phones and tablets. Android tablet and iPad users got an e-mail application, while iPhone users received a weather app that makes Apple’s equivalent look rudimentary and crude by comparison. These are just

A revised version of government’s national broadband plan, published in the Government Gazette last week, makes all of the right noises about bridging the digital divide, making connectivity affordable and reducing duplication of infrastructure but, like a previous incarnation, it fails to offer concrete direction

Getting to grips with mobile interfaces, and serving targeted advertising using them, is key if Facebook is to make nervous shareholders happy. Its latest effort, Facebook Home, is built on top of Google’s Android operating system, a move both fitting and cheeky given Google makes its money in the same way as Facebook

Under Alan Knott-Craig, Cell C is slowly evolving from being just a minor nuisance to Vodacom and MTN into something altogether more threatening.
Whether it’s in call rates, flexible contract terms or free airtime, Knott-Craig is determined to hit his competitors where it hurts in an effort

There’s no denying that cutting the cost to communicate is good for South Africa. Cheaper and more ubiquitous communications have a direct and measurable economic impact. This is one of the reasons government wants to have every South African online by the end of the decade. Part of government’s

Speculation has been mounting in recent weeks that Apple is preparing a cheaper iPhone to help it expand more aggressively in emerging markets. The rumours had reached such a point that senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, this week moved to play them down. The

Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) and Finland’s Nokia have both taken a beating in recent years. The former’s share price has slumped 89% in the past five years; the latter’s is down by 91%. Yet, in recent weeks, both shares have bounced up significantly, prompting questions about whether

MultiChoice, operator of satellite pay-television platform DStv and a unit of JSE-listed media giant Naspers, should be concerned about the financial problems at rival TopTV, owned by On Digital Media. Competition is good for consumers and it’s

What the heck is going on? Microsoft, famous for developing products for its platforms only, has suddenly become a leading advocate of openness. Office, its productivity suite, for example, will be available early next year for Apple’s iPad and for devices powered by Google’s Android operating

If you’re in the market for a smartphone, one of the key considerations, once you’ve settled on the platform, is screen size. With a multitude of sizes, ratios, and resolutions on the market, one thing is clear: average screen is increasing and it’s showing