Showing all content filed under Lifestyle.

Skype Begins Dismantling the Language Barrier

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014  -  1,074 View  -  0 Comments
Microsoft on Monday announced the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program, which initially will facilitate conversations between English and Spanish speakers. The translator will convert spoken words both ways. It also will translate instant messages in 40 languages. Translations occur... Read Article

Instagram now bigger than Twitter

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 14 December 2014  -  1,015 View  -  0 Comments
Instagram told it has the potential to “change the world” as it announced it has overtaken Twitter with 300 million users. The company’s CEO Kevin Systrom described the milestone as “exciting” and said the company would “continue to grow”. Twitter claims to have 284 million users accessing the... Read Article

Better access for Mobile POS from Thumbzup

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 05 December 2014  -  789 Views  -  0 Comments
SA’s Thumbzup is ready to launch a better version of its low-cost smartphone to make mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) more affordable and accessible through a one-stop option.  The company’s upgraded version of Pebble, AKA “the Payment Blade,” is now available as a smartphone that comes standard with a... Read Article

MTN launches Steppa low-cost tablet

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 November 2014  -  3,883 Views  -  0 Comments
A new low-cost tablet and smartphone that will go on sale at the end of this month MTN announced a new low-cost tablet and an update to its Steppa smartphone on Wednesday morning. It hopes the new offerings will entice first time smartphone and tablet users, and those on a shoestring budget. “... Read Article

Looking for a party? There’s an app for that

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014  -  1,031 View  -  0 Comments
A new South African app called Trender wants to give partygoers a real-time indication of venues that are proving popular. A new South African app, being launched on Friday, is hoping to be partygoers’ real-time digital catalogue for places to go and people to see this festive season and beyond.... Read Article

Free State features in SA’s best destinations list

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014  -  1,326 View  -  0 Comments
South Africans have a lot to be proud of. We are rated third in the world in supplying safe, drinkable tap water, and despite Eskom’s bad reputation, we enjoy some of the cheapest electricity in the world. More than these basic human necessities, our colourful nation draws visitors from near and... Read Article

Flourishing Mangaung rose festival blooms

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 October 2014  -  876 Views  -  0 Comments
The stage is set for this year’s Mangaung Rose Festival which is expected to start today in various locations of the City of Roses. During the festival, gardeners and avid rose growers will  display their roses to showcase  their variety and beauty.  Dumelang News spoke to one of the participants,... Read Article

Apple Unveils Thinner, Faster iPad

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014  -  773 Views  -  0 Comments
Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters “thin,” also adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the ability to take burst... Read Article

Samsung SB330: big sound, big price

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 14 October 2014  -  922 Views  -  0 Comments
Portable Bluetooth speakers have become popular in recent years, particularly because of the poor sound produced by smartphone speakers. They’re just not good enough for enjoying music with a small group of friends — be it at the park, the beach, or even at home. Consumers in the market for a set... Read Article

Digital radio set for SA debut

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  905 Views  -  0 Comments
Sentech, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters, will launch a digital radio trial within weeks and South Africans can tune in, provided they buy a receiver. State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB... Read Article

African prints and neon colour in full swing this spring

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  1,635 View  -  0 Comments
Local designer and owner of Nkosazana Creations, Sibongile Vilakazi (30), has been working in the fashion industry for over seven years. Dumelang News got a chance to speak to the Goldfields Chamber of Business Youth Entrepreneur of the year runner up for 2013 about the upcoming fashion trends. “... Read Article

SA gets first Bitcoin vending machine

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014  -  891 Views  -  0 Comments
SA has its first Bitcoin vending machine, allowing users the ability to get Bitcoin for their rands instantly South Africa’s first Bitcoin vending machine has been installed, giving users the ability to get Bitcoin in exchange for rand. The difference between a Bitcoin ATM and a Bitcoin vending... Read Article

MTN big loser in match-up

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 08 August 2014  -  939 Views  -  0 Comments
Vodacom and Telkom Mobile have emerged well from a new report into post-paid tariff plans in South Africa. Overall, Vodacom has South Africa’s best post-paid mobile plan, new data from telecommunications research firm Tarifica claims to show, with Telkom Mobile coming in a close second. Virgin... Read Article

HTC opens SA office, again

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014  -  2,054 Views  -  0 Comments
HTC has dropped Ingram Micro as its local distributor in South Africa. The Taiwanese company has decided yet again to have a direct presence in the country, working with a fulfilment partner, Brightstar. “It is not the first time that HTC has come back into the country and there have been a few... Read Article

Z3 in SA: BlackBerry’s elixir?

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 July 2014  -  1,813 View  -  0 Comments
There’s a lot riding on the Z3, BlackBerry’s new smartphone for price-conscious consumers. A hot seller in Indonesia, BlackBerry is now introducing the device in South Africa, a market where its brand is still relatively strong. BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in South Africa. Called... Read Article

How to Look Toned in Under 10 Seconds

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 June 2014  -  1,491 View  -  0 Comments
These in-a-pinch fitness tricks can help create the appearance of a leaner, more defined body--instantly Ears Over Shoulders: Rounded shoulders can shorten your torso, making it look thicker than it really is. Picture wearing long, dangly earrings; they should always touch the tops of your... Read Article

Amazon unveils long-awaited Fire Phone

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 June 2014  -  854 Views  -  0 Comments
Amazon announced its first smartphone, a bold move into a sector currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. CEO, Jeff Bezos unveiled the Fire Phone, a smartphone with a 4.7-inch 3D display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and 2 GB of RAM. The device, which has a... Read Article

Sony is winning the console war

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 June 2014  -  2,383 Views  -  0 Comments
Sony are winning the console wars for the first time in nearly a decade, a company official, offering a rare bright spot on the firm’s otherwise troubled balance sheet. Stellar sales of the new PlayStation 4 gave the Japanese electronic giant a huge leg up over rival Nintendo, which has dominated... Read Article

Hot drinks to keep you warm this winter...

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 June 2014  -  3,571 Views  -  0 Comments
Enjoy winter than with cosying up with a nice, hot cup of something delicious? Here is a list of tasty and healthy hot drinks that could improve your skin, control your hunger, or alleviate your anxiety. Hot cinnamon spiceRemember those Fireball hot candies from your childhood? This black tea is a... Read Article

9 Microwave Tricks That Make Your Food Amazing

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 June 2014  -  1,083 View  -  0 Comments
Tired of eating rubber sole? Try these secret nuking tricks... Microwaves get a bad rap for making everything taste like cardboard, zapping all nutrition from your food, and emitting dangerous energy waves, but let’s be fair. “Any preparation or cooking of food can decrease the level of nutrients,... Read Article