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PND makers navigate an uncertain future

Are the days of GPS-powered personal navigation devices (PNDs) numbered? With Google Maps Navigation now offering SA Android smartphone users free turn-by-turn navigation and Nokia’s Ovi Maps offering live traffic information, it’s hard to see how standalone

Craig Wilson
Android on your iPhone

There’s less and less separating mobile handsets from one another when it comes to the hardware that powers them. So, what happens when users can decide for themselves what operating system software they want to run on their phones? Just looking at the latest

Mirrorless camera popularity set to soar

Korean electronics giant Samsung says it believes mirrorless cameras will dominate the market in coming years. The company hopes the cameras will provide compact cameras with the sort of functionality usually limited to digital

Google says ‘Hello, Moto’

Google on Monday said it was buying Motorola Mobility for US$12,5bn in what most analysts are seeing as escalation of the software patents war with Apple and Microsoft. But the acquisition holds both opportunities and big risks for the

Gadgets & Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Gio review: budget brawn

The Samsung Galaxy Gio (or GT-S5660) is a budget smartphone that’s compact and less feature-rich than a high-end device, but because it runs Google’s popular Android operating system it sacrifices little on the functionality front despite a diminutive price. The Gio

The hard drive’s days may be numbered

Solid-state drives (SSDs) using flash memory technology will largely have replaced magnetic hard drives within the next four years as prices of the components tumble. That’s the view of Chad Sakac, vice-president for the VMWare Technology Alliance

Demand for Nokia slumps among early adopters

BlackBerry’s popularity in SA is showing signs of waning, while consumer predilection towards Apple and HTC is skyrocketing. This is according to new research by BMI-TechKnowledge, which surveyed early adopters of smartphones. Nokia

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

Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes on sale in SA

Samsung on Thursday officially launched its second-generation Galaxy handset, the S2, and its long-awaited and highly anticipated 10.1-inch Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in SA. The products are seen by many as the most direct challengers

SA bandwidth holds back Samsung video on demand

Samsung Electronics is offering free 3D video content on demand over the Internet to supported television sets, including to SA consumers. However, the country’s bandwidth constraints are holding back uptake of the service, the company says. The Korean

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