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Is Apple ARMing for war against Intel?

Is Apple ARMing for war against Intel?

Rumours are circulating that Apple may abandon Intel chips in favour of those designed by ARM Holdings. Bloomberg reported on 6 November that “people familiar with the company’s research” had said Apple was “exploring” the idea. Of course these sources

Dina Pule, minister of destruction

Dina Pule, minister of destruction

Telkom is in limbo. At the end of May, when government decided not to support the sale of 20% of the group’s equity to Korea’s KT Corp, communications minister Pule was given three months to come up with a strategic plan for the troubled telecommunications operator

Why DStv needs TopTV

Why DStv needs TopTV

MultiChoice, operator of satellite pay-television platform DStv and a unit of JSE-listed media giant Naspers, should be concerned about the financial problems at rival TopTV, owned by On Digital Media. Competition is good for consumers and it’s

Bad line at Telkom

Bad line at Telkom

If there was any doubt that government meddling is an impediment to Telkom’s sustainability and a drag on SA’s competitiveness, it should be removed by communications minister Dina Pule’s downright irresponsible behaviour at the AGM in Midrand last

Microsoft makes its stand

Microsoft makes its stand

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are intimately familiar with it. It’s been a cornerstone of Microsoft’s operating-system software since then-CEO Bill Gates unveiled Windows 95 more than 17 years ago. Yet, this Friday, when the US software giant releases Windows 8 to the general

Is the PC era over?

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

Cell C? 8ta da!

Cell C? 8ta da!

Speculation in recent weeks that Cell C and Telkom are in talks has got tongues wagging. Though suggestions that the country’s third mobile operator could merge with Telkom’s 8ta seem implausible, some sort of partnership, even a wide-ranging one, may make sense

Open Microsoft, closed Apple

Open Microsoft, closed Apple

What the heck is going on? Microsoft, famous for developing products for its platforms only, has suddenly become a leading advocate of openness. Office, its productivity suite, for example, will be available early next year for Apple’s iPad and for devices powered by Google’s Android operating

Time for a 4G reality check

Time for a 4G reality check

Within the space of a week, all of SA’s four cellular operators have outlined plans to build fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband networks based on long-term evolution (LTE) technology. But it’s more a marketing effort for now and consumers shouldn’t get too excited

Size really does matter

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

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