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Bandwidth Blog’s top 5 popular posts in March

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2012, No Comments

If any of our March posts may have passed you by, here is a recap of Bandwidth Blog’s top 5 most popular posts for you to catch up on. From local deals on devices to free Wi-Fi in South Africa and the world’s most viral video, this is what you enjoyed reading the most in March.

1. iPad 2 gets a price cut in South Africa:

With the launch of the much anticipated and pricey 3rd generation iPad or “new iPad”, Core (and one of their resellers Digicape) decided to drop the price of the iPad 2 in SA, across all models. So, if you don’t need the latest iPad with retina display, the new price model will get you the device that you want, at a price that suits you.

2. Free SMS service for Gmail users in South Africa:

In mid March, Google enabled South African users to use their free SMS service that allows Gmail users to send free SMS messages within Gmail chat to supported networks both locally and internationally. The service should now be available for all users.

3. Free Wi-Fi in Stellenbosch goes live:

After previously covering the story about the initiative to provide free Wi-Fi for Stellenbosch residents, we announced that the service went live on March 23. Joe Botha provided us with a picture of him testing the Wi-Fi service with a speed test hosted by Web Africa. Very exciting!

4. “Kony 2012″ makes viral video history:

Kony 2012″, written and directed by American Jason Russell is a 27 minute video documentary about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony that aimed to create global awareness about his crimes with the power of social media. The video generated 100 million views in just six days. You can view the video in the link above.

5. Microsoft Windows 8 coming in October:

Reports suggested that Microsoft are planning a Windows 8 launch in October this year with a number of new devices in tow. Most significant, is that the roll-out date will include Microsoft‘s move into the ARM processor space, which will enable Windows 8 to run on the same architecture as many smartphone and tablet devices.

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