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Flat-rate data comes to Samsung phones

Nashua Mobile has extended its flat-rate data products, Xtreme Data and Xtreme Data Premium, to some Android-powered Samsung Electronics smartphones after earlier introducing the plans on certain Nokia handsets earlier this year. The

Alistair Fairweather
Is the PC era over?

The year 1975 was a bumper one for the personal computer. Nearly 50 000 of them were sold, hatching an entirely new market. Just a year or two earlier, only giant corporations could afford computers. Jump forward to 2012: between July and September 87m new PCs were shipped and more than

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Wozniak laments closed Apple

In an interview with TechCentral, Steve Wozniak says Apple, the company he co-founded with Steve Jobs in 1976, should have taken a more open approach with its iOS operating system and should have developed two separate iPhones

Craig Wilson
Size really does matter

If you’re in the market for a smartphone, one of the key considerations, once you’ve settled on the platform, is screen size. With a multitude of sizes, ratios, and resolutions on the market, one thing is clear: average screen is increasing and it’s showing

Gadgets & Reviews
Samsung DA-E750 dock: aural delight

The audio accessories market is a lucrative one; just ask Bose, B&W, Philips or iHome. Not one to be left out, Samsung Electronics has entered the fray with a range of high-end docks that offer excellent sound quality, minimalist design and superb connectivity options. The flagship of the range, the DA-E750

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Would you spend R110k on a TV?

Samsung has launched its latest ultra-premium TV, the 75-inch ES9000, in the SA market. And, believe it or not, there are South Africans lining up to buy it, despite its six-digit price tag. The TV includes a pop-up high-definition camera in its top bezel. It offers motion and voice control, along

Gadgets & Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 reviewed

After Samsung Electronics’ incredible Galaxy S3 smartphone, we had high hopes for the Korean company’s latest tablet offering, the Android-powered Galaxy Note 10.1. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Although the Note 10.1 has a few standout features – the stereo front-facing speaker system

Alistair Fairweather
Apple vs the world

Touch-screen smartphones, once an expensive rarity, now generate tens of billions of dollars of revenue every year. And Apple, a pioneer in this market, is bent on ensuring its rivals don’t profit from its original ideas. Apple’s first big case has just born

Duncan McLeod
Apple’s Pyrrhic victory

To understand the importance — and irony — of last week’s court victory by Apple, it’s necessary to go back to 1979. It was 33 years ago that a young Steve Jobs paid a visit to the Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), a research and development facility in Silicon Valley owned by Xerox. Xerox Parc is renowned for having

Opinion
But, Apple, copying isn’t theft

Last week a US court ruled that Samsung Electronics had to pay US$1bn to Apple for patent infringement. Samsung made a cool $6bn profit in the second quarter of 2012 on revenue of nearly $50bn, so $1bn, in the final analysis, is pretty manageable. But that’s not the point. The Apple-Samsung patent war

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