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TalkCentral: Episode 46 – ‘Mission Control’

It’s been a particularly busy week on the technology front in SA, so we have a bumper edition of the TalkCentral podcast lined up. Your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson unpack DStv’s BoxOffice servic, consider the latest developments in

Mike Lawrie: SA’s Internet pioneer

Mike Lawrie lives in a pleasant, suburban retirement village outside Pretoria. When he isn’t tending to his collection of succulents, or travelling with his wife, Lawrie keeps track of and contributes to various online forums and mailing lists. What few

Duncan McLeod
How Ballmer is bouncing back

Microsoft’s share price is in the doldrums. For 10 years, the stock of the world’s largest software maker has languished while those of rivals like Apple have soared. But the company remains a cash and dividend machine and the product pipeline has

Duncan McLeod
Dumb pipes loom large for operators

Mobile operators are desperate to associate their brands with Apple and its iconic iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer. It’s ironic, because the business model the US electronics giant employs threatens to turn wireless carriers into little

Alistair Fairweather
Steve vs Steve: a tale of two CEOs

It’s unusual for consumers to know the name of the CEO of the company whose products they buy. Few people can name the CEO of Toyota, or LG. But how many of us know who runs Apple? Most ordinary folks have no trouble naming him

Gadgets & Reviews
Samsung 900X review: beauty and brains

With the 900X 3A, Korea’s Samsung has made one of the best ultraportable Windows laptops we’ve seen. Though it costs slightly more than a similarly sized MacBook Air, in a number of ways it’s better equipped than the Apple machine

iPhone 5: the rumour round-up

The speculation is flying that Apple will take the wraps off the iPhone 5 in September to coincide with the release of the latest version of its iOS operating system for mobile devices following a report in The Wall Street Journal this week

Duncan McLeod
Bruised Berry

The international media is filled with tales of woe about BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM). The Canadian smartphone company’s share price has lost half its value since the beginning of the year. Yet BlackBerry is SA’s sexiest

Gadgets & Reviews
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

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