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Samsung Galaxy S II: bold and beautiful

Samsung’s successor to the well-received Galaxy S is one of the first dual-core phones to make it to market, and it’s certainly set the bar high for the likes of the HTC Sensation, LG Optimus 2X and iPhone 5, all of which are expected later this year. The most striking

Gijima gives all staff free iPads

One of SA’s larger listed IT companies, Gijima, is giving free Apple iPad 2 tablet computers to all its employees and lessening its reliance on laptop computers as the consumerisation of IT in business gathers pace. The idea, apparently, is to position the company

Alistair Fairweather
Do Androids dream of electric Apples?

Few things incite as much passion among technophiles as their choice of smartphone. In the 1990s, phones were merely functional or fashionable. Now they have been elevated to a quasi-religious status. So the news that Android is “crushing”

Duncan McLeod
Is Apple running out of juice?

The keynote address by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco was distinctly underwhelming. Is the world’s most valuable technology company running short of groundbreaking new ideas?

Alistair Fairweather
Upgrade your Web browser – now!

It’s one of the most important pieces of technology in the modern world, a secure gateway to all the wonders and conveniences of the Internet. It’s a tool used every day by billions of people for everything from banking to learning to

Steve Jobs rides in on a cloud of hype

Apple CEO Steve Jobs opened the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, demoting the computer to “just a device” and talking up how it wants to “move your hub, the centre of your digital life, into the cloud”

Microsoft takes wraps off Windows 8 (video)

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its forthcoming operating system, codenamed Windows 8, which it hopes will give it the platform it needs to fend off rivals Apple and Google, especially in the emerging field of tablet computing

Alistair Fairweather
An Apple a day keeps the viruses away?

If you’re one of the planet’s approximately 1,6bn Microsoft Windows users, then chances are you’re pretty used to viruses. They come at you from every angle — e-mail, websites, flash memory sticks — and if you’re sensible you have

Duncan McLeod
Microsoft: in on the fun at last

Microsoft’s provocative US$8,5bn acquisition of Internet telephony company Skype set tongues wagging in the technology industry last week. The deal has been described as everything from a smart strategic buy to desperate flailing

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