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TalkCentral: Ep 112 – ‘In demand’

TalkCentral: Ep 112 – ‘In demand’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the launch of the Altech Node, the new video-on-demand and home automation set-top box. They also chat about the expanding

Nokia Lumia 930 review: smarty

Nokia Lumia 930 review: smarty

The Nokia Lumia 930 is a superb successor to 2013’s already very good Lumia 925. In terms of design, the 930 can hold its own next to other flagships, including the best from Apple, HTC, Samsung, LG and Sony. We’ve been fans of Windows Phone for some time. Microsoft, which now

Apple Watch vs all other smartwatches

Apple Watch vs all other smartwatches

Apple announced its smartwatch this week. But how does it compare to the smartwatches by Motorola, Samsung and LG? Read more… Little Brother: how technology is transforming advertising Technology is radically changing the advertising business, with profound consequences for both consumers and companies. Read more… Microsoft to drop Nokia, Windows Phone brands Microsoft may be […]

Bland phones make a brick look interesting

Bland phones make a brick look interesting

Walk into a mobile retailer today and you’ll be greeted by a wall of phones, many of them black, almost all of them drab slabs of plastic with large touch screens. Before Steve Jobs got onto a stage in San Francisco seven years ago and unveiled Apple’s first iPhone, cellphones came in all sorts of nifty shapes. There were candy bars, sliders

TalkCentral: Ep 106 – ‘All about Microsoft’

TalkCentral: Ep 106 – ‘All about Microsoft’

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another episode of TalkCentral, TechCentral’s weekly podcast crammed full of technology analysis and opinion. In the show this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt

Ashas to ashes as Microsoft signals shift

Ashas to ashes as Microsoft signals shift

Microsoft, fresh from concluding its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business, has announced it will discontinue the handset maker’s Asha and S40 feature phones, as well as, perhaps less surprisingly, the Nokia X Android phones, over the next 18 months. Feature phones and particularly the Nokia

The trouble with Microsoft

The trouble with Microsoft

The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer, Microsoft, prepares to cut its workforce by a massive 18 000. Microsoft has not announced where all of these cuts will come from, but 12 500 are expected to be from the newly acquired Nokia mobile business which added

FNB boots Windows 7 browser into touch

FNB boots Windows 7 browser into touch

First National Bank will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), the Web browser introduced with Windows 7, from September. The bank told customers on Thursday it cannot be restricted by the limitations IE8 imposes on its online banking system. “It is our policy to support the three latest Internet Explorer

Jobs bloodbath at Microsoft

Jobs bloodbath at Microsoft

The pain, it seems, is not over for former Nokia workers as their new employer, Microsoft, prepares to cut its workforce by a massive 18 000. Microsoft has not announced where all of these cuts will come from, but

Microsoft Flight Simulator to fly again

Microsoft Flight Simulator to fly again

Microsoft Flight Simulator was one of the most popular simulator games of the 90s and early 2000s, until Microsoft closed the studio responsible for its development in 2009. The series made a brief return in 2012 with Microsoft Flight, although the title was critically panned and the studio was closed

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