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In case you missed his first two contributions, Jerm (also known as Jeremy Nell) has joined the TechCentral editorial team. Jerm, whose current affairs cartoons are widely talked about, is contributing an exclusive tech-focused weekly cartoon, called Backspace. Jerm is a

Anyone in doubt that Android is poised to be the Windows of the smartphone era, read on. Google’s market share of operating systems on smartphones leapt to 69,7% of the total market in the fourth quarter of 2012, from 51,3% a year earlier. That represents a 33% increase. During the

In case you missed his first contribution last week, Jerm (also known as Jeremy Nell) has joined the TechCentral editorial team. Jerm, whose current affairs cartoons are widely talked about, is contributing an exclusive tech-focused weekly cartoon, called Backspace

Pitched as an “SA-inspired” tablet, the first generation of Wise Touch Tablets are meant as a budget alternative to high-end tablets. The tablets offer preinstalled localised content and are intended for educational applications. The biggest selling point of the Wise tablet is its price. At R2 100 for the Wi-Fi-only

“Ideas so simple,” reads a cartoon on an elevator door, “that they feel like the completion of a thought,” continues its twin. Similar doodles adorn the walls of HTC’s headquarters in Taoyuan, near Taipei, and business cards carried by the smartphone-maker’s staff. John Wang, the chief marketing officer, lays out a set of four: concentric

Instagram has reached 27m users and continues its mantra that the photo sharing app will come to Android “really soon”. Instagram is a photo-sharing social network that is available only on the Apple iPhone. It allows people to take pictures, assign filters, and then post them to a variety of social networks, including

If you’re running the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, also known as Android 4.0, on your smartphone or tablet, you can run along right now and download Chrome for Android. The latest addition to the Chrome family is a mobile beta that brings a (purportedly) better and faster

The full Android Market, including paid-for applications, is coming to SA and 98 other markets around the world, Google announced at its I/O conference in the US last night. The market will be available in 26 African countries

Android smartphone users are being warned of a new Trojan that could send their bills skyrocketing. The Android.Pjapps virus is spread using hacked versions of legitimate applications that are hosted