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Amazon opens Kindle to third-party apps

Online retailer Amazon.com is opening its Kindle e-book reader to third-party application developers. The announcement comes less than a week before Apple is expected to announce a tablet device that will compete with Amazon in the e-book market

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 95

Easing their way into 2010, our panel of geeks this week consists of Duncan McLeod, Simon Dingle and Toby Shapshak. They discuss On Digital Media, Google and China, the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Internet filtering, and much more

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Modern Warfare sequel tops $1bn in sales

Welcome to our new “Best of the Web” daily feature, in which we summarise the big tech stories from around the world. Videogames are big business. If you were in any doubt of that, consider that the Christmas season’s big blockbuster, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has just exceeded US$1bn in sales. It’s estimated that the game has sold more than 15m units since launch on 10 November 2009

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 94

In our first episode of the year Ben Kelly, Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle form the panel, with Toby Shapshak dialing in from CES in Las Vegas later on in the show. We talk about tablet devices, Vodacom’s legal battle in the Congo and Google’s Nexus One smartphone

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An endangered fox

For a number of years now, Mozilla’s Firefox has been a popular and growing alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It’s estimated that the open-source browser is used by a quarter of all Web users. But its star could be fading.

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Year-End Special

Talk Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou is our special guest in our final podcast for 2009. In this episode — number 93 — Anastasiou joins Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle to discuss Mark Shuttleworth, the Joojoo Internet tablet, Google’s Nexus One smartphone, and much more

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