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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

Can Nokia be saved?

Think about how many of your friends use Nokia handsets today as opposed to a few years ago. Chances are many of them have ditched the Finnish handset manufacturer’s devices for alternatives from companies such as Apple, Samsung

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

TalkCentral: Episode 39 – ‘Fruity’

Craig Wilson and Duncan McLeod are in the studio this week for a packed episode of TalkCentral, TechCentral’s business technology podcast. In episode 39, we look at Eskom’s load-shedding schedule, the appointment

Microsoft lobs Mango at smartphone rivals

If there were any lingering doubts that Microsoft is serious about taking on rivals Google and Apple in the smartphone war, the software maker put them to rest on Tuesday when it took the wraps off a significant update to

Microsoft to expand empowerment programme

Microsoft SA is about to embark on a second phase of its R475m black economic empowerment “equity equivalence” investment programme and is looking for as many as five black-owned independent software vendors

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

Microsoft, operators on a collision course?

Could Microsoft’s US$8,5bn acquisition of Skype, and its plans to integrate the software into Windows Phone, its smartphone operating system, put the software maker on a collision course with cellular network operators

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