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Microsoft goes DIY in tablet war

The battle for the tablet computer market became much more intense on Monday, with Microsoft breaking with its past approaches and announcing it was developing its own line of tablets, to be called Surface. The company offered a preview of a pair of tablets that it intends manufacturing itself

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Kaya FM turns to tablets on the road

Johannesburg-based radio station Kaya FM has overhauled its outside broadcasting facilities and moved from physical mixing desks and other large and cumbersome interfaces to virtual ones that run on tablet computers. Its new system runs on Mecer Xpress Windows-based slates from Mustek

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Mustek hit by forex losses

Foreign exchange losses are set to depress Mustek’s earnings in the six months to 31 December 2012, despite a more than 20% increase in sales in the period compared to a year ago. The JSE-listed technology distributor expects headline earnings per share to be between 55% and 65% lower than headline earnings of 36,2cc/share a year

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Teacher laptop initiative kicks off

The department of education has begun appointing its first accredited suppliers as part of its teacher laptop initiative to get computers into the hands of all of the country’s teachers. On Thursday, JSE-listed computer company Mustek said it had been given the nod

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Tech belts to tighten over plummeting rand

This week’s sharp fall in the value of the rand against major currencies is bad news for gadget-loving South Africans and the technology companies that import hi-tech gear and computer equipment. The currency’s fall may also reduce the

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Growing outrage over new monitor tax

A new tax on imported monitors has the computer industry increasingly incensed and they want action from authorities to remedy the situation, which they say is harming the technology sector. In April, a 7% ad valorem tax, which

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Mustek pulls plug on delisting plan

Mustek has pulled the plug on a plan to delist from the JSE. A consortium led by CEO David Kan and the Trinitas Private Equity Fund had wanted to execute a management buy-out of the technology company and take it private. Kan says during the preparations

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Mustek launches Windows 7 tablet

JSE-listed technology distributor has unveiled a Windows 7-based tablet computer, the Mecer Xpress, on the same evening Apple announced the iPad 2. But Mustek says the Mecer Xpress is aimed at a