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iMac refresh advances retina revolution

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 17 October 2015  -  1,205 View  -  0 Comments
Apple on Tuesday announced upgrades to its iMac line, including Retina displays and Intel sixth-gen Skylake processors. The company also reached deeper into its hat to pull out "magical" new peripherals. The entire 27-inch series of iMacs now come with the 5K Retina displays, while the 21.5 inch... Read Article

Senior citizens' protection issues comes to the fore

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 September 2015  -  827 Views  -  0 Comments
BLOEMFONTEIN - During a presentation on the elder person's burden of care and their protection at the Free State Legislature on Wednesday, various representatives of NGOs and forums that cater for the interest of senior citizens, lashed out on how abusers of the elderly do not get punished enough... Read Article

Mac vs Windows: which really is safer?

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 13 August 2015  -  1,497 View  -  0 Comments
Mac OS X has long been perceived to be less susceptible to attack by viruses and other malware than Windows. Is that still the case today? During the 2000s, Apple ran a hugely successful advertising campaign for its line of Macintosh desktop computers. The ads poked fun at some of the perceived... Read Article

Cell C, Telkom beat rivals in contract deals

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 19 June 2015  -  11,500 Views  -  0 Comments
Telkom and Cell C offer the best-value contract packages for consumers, Tariffic’s latest quarterly tracker shows. The company’s second “Perfect Package Tracker” of 2015 measures the real effects of price and package changes in South Africa’s post-paid cellular market.  It does this by using... Read Article

‘Not enough tech companies helping the blind’

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 12 June 2015  -  1,387 View  -  0 Comments
APE TOWN – The Cape Town Society for the Blind said not enough technology companies are tapping into the disabled persons market. On Tuesday, the organisation launched an innovative kiosk designed to train visually impaired people to use the latest text-to-screen software available for smartphones... Read Article

SA among first markets to get Galaxy S6

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 05 April 2015  -  1,193 View  -  0 Comments
South African consumers aren’t going to have to wait long to get their hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. South African consumers aren’t going to have to wait long for the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, unveiled at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain... Read Article

Kill switches reduce smartphone theft

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015  -  925 Views  -  0 Comments
Kill switches that render stolen smartphones useless were credited on Wednesday with stifling robberies and thefts in London, New York City, and San Francisco. In London, the number of reports of smartphones being stolen from people dropped 40% in 2014, after kill switches were introduced there,... Read Article

Skype Begins Dismantling the Language Barrier

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014  -  1,198 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  -  1,174 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  -  914 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  -  4,097 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  -  1,371 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  -  1,657 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  -  1,030 View  -  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  -  906 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  -  1,054 View  -  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  -  1,038 View  -  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  -  1,761 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  -  1,020 View  -  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  -  1,064 View  -  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