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Battle of the Android superphones

The battle lines have been drawn in the fight for the hearts, minds and wallets of Android users. In the blue corner it’s Korean giant Samsung Electronics, with its Galaxy S3. And in the green corner is plucky Taiwanese featherweight HTC with the One X. Both contenders

Craig Wilson
Berry’s got the blues

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, this week unveiled, at least in early beta, its long anticipated and repeatedly delayed BlackBerry 10 operating system. The Canadian company hopes the redesigned OS will help arrest the decline in BlackBerry’s popularity

Gadgets & Reviews
New iPad in SA: we review it

Android tablets may be improving and Windows 8 slates are on the horizon. But there’s still only one real game in town in the tablet computer market: Apple’s iconic iPad. The new one — the third generation, but don’t call it the iPad 3 — ups the bar to which Apple’s rivals are going to have to measure up

Apple under pressure over iPad ‘4G’ claims

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is investigating claims by Apple that its new iPad supports fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks. According to a report by the BBC, the regulator is concerned that Apple may not be complying with an agreement to amend claims about the tablet computer’s capabilities

Apple shares leap higher after blow-out earnings

Apple announced its second quarter earnings Tuesday, turning it US$39,2bn in revenue, beating analyst estimates of $36,8bn. The company raked in $11,6bn in net income. Year over year, Apple’s net profit increased by 94%. Last quarter, Apple announced $13,1bn in net profit, blowing Wall Street estimates out of the water

New iPad selling like hotcakes

Apple announced it has sold 11,8m iPads since the company debuted the tablet in early March. The number reflects a 151% increase over iPad sales during the same quarter a year ago. The company released its third version of the iPad this quarter, starring the new “Retina” display (2048-by-1536 resolution), which quadruples the amount of pixels packed

RIM hires law firm to assist with restructuring

Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the ailing BlackBerry platform, has hired a law firm to help it with a company-wide restructuring plan aimed at making the company profitable again. The plan could include selling off resources, seeking joint ventures, or licensing its patents. After losing a significant portion of

Third-gen iPad gets SA pricing

Apple’s SA distributor, Core Group, has published the recommended retail prices for the third-generation iPad, which goes on sale in SA on Friday, 27 April. They start at R4 999 for the iPad with Wi-Fi only and 16GB of storage and go up to R8 299 for the 64GB version that includes a mobile broadband aerial. The new iPad features a much

What happens to your data when you die?

Lorne Gladstone of Toronto is 58, but prudently pondering how to bequeath his digital property. Doing the paperwork after his parents’ death was a challenge. “When my time comes, I wonder if my children will even know what paper is,” he says. As a software developer, his virtual assets are both valuable and vital to his business. That

Backdoor: another Mac attack

In the wake of the recent Flashfake Trojan, Kaspersky Lab has uncovered another threat to the Mac OS X environment. The malware, known as Backdoor (Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a), was detected earlier this month and, like Flashfake, exploits a vulnerability in Java. Kaspersky says the number of users infected with this malware

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