Apple is eating Samsung’s market share, even in South Korea

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments


It is normal for citizens to support companies from their own country and as you can imagine, Samsung have a massive market share in its native South Korea. That is, until now. Samsung finds this worrying, as their dominance is slowly fading away in their home territory. (more…)

Apple Watch’s battery performance disappoints

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments


Even though smartwatches are the new cool gadgets in the tech industry, they haven’t been and aren’t yet cool enough to become a mainstream success. Many people will struggle to find the need for one, as the functionality is still in its early stages of development.

Apple intends to revolutionize this market just like it has with smartphones and tablets in the past, but it seems that even certain basics won’t be met. One of our biggest gripes with current smartwatches is the battery life. Certainly you would prefer not to have to plug in your watch every night before you got to sleep, which is mostly still the case. (more…)

How To: Upgrade your LG G3 to Lollipop now!

Published by on Jan 26th, 2015, No Comments


The wait is over. Android’s latest operating system, Lollipop is now available in South Africa (even before it has become available in the US). LG Mobile is the first to bring it to local consumers and is has been available for download since late last week.  Lollipop is available only for the LG G3 at the moment, but will roll out for other devices at a later stage.

You have a couple of options to install the latest version of the software: (more…)

Meet the Faces of Uber South Africa (video)

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2015, No Comments


Uber hasn’t been in the country for very long, but they surely are glad about their current growth rate. They also believe it will get much, much better over the next couple of years.

Even though the service still seems to be doing very well all over the world, they have had some hard times of late. They were accused of booking fake rides to undermine rival their rival Lyft, one driver assaulted a customer with a hammer, there was a rape by a driver in India and the Spanish government ordered them to cease operations last year.

But in South Africa, Uber is still very happy with their growth rate and claim to have created 2,000 jobs in the country thus far and plan to create 15,000 in another two years’ time. They have also gone on a charm offensive, with the following press release going out to customers, with some faces of the Uber family in SA and their stories (which is after the promo video below). (more…)

South Africa’s Digital Future in Serious Doubt

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2015, 4 Comments

SA risks falling behind the rest of the world as the information revolution gains real momentum

Steven Ambrose

South Africa’s digital future looks bleak and its current Internet growth trajectory won’t support the exploding “internet of everything” and the accompanying devices and digital services that will mainstream in the next five years.

Steven Ambrose, Strategy Worx CEO, attended the International CES 2015 in Las Vegas USA, one the largest electronics and technology trade shows in the world earlier this month. Ambrose says the standout trend at CES was that everything is now connected and every device has become a smart device.

“The second industrial revolution (information revolution) has now reached a tipping point with high-speed, high quality, ubiquitous broadband becoming the third utility in the first world after water and electricity,” he says. (more…)

Bill Gates Interview: How the World will Change by 2030 (video)

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2015, No Comments


Bill Gates is one of the biggest philanthropists in the world, and he (and his wife, Melinda) have made a massive difference to many peoples’ lives around the world. He and others have a vision for the next 15 years, and he obliged when TheVerge requested an interview to talk about it. Check out the interview below: (more…)

Bizarre heart-shaped phone to release in Japan

Published by on Jan 22nd, 2015, No Comments


Often we see smaller phone manufacturers trying something new and interesting to make a bit of money in a tech sector that is dominated by massive corporates. Their niche devices do sometimes make them some money, even if they don’t sell in great numbers. This device, however, must have an extremely small market.

Would you buy a phone without a camera? How about one with a monochrome 0.9-inch, 128 x 36 display? Or one without SMS functionality, let alone email or a web browser? I’m not so sure. (more…)

LG G4 not launching at MWC, LG ‘still perfecting’ it

Published by on Jan 22nd, 2015, No Comments


Last year LG released the much praised LG G3 and earlier this month they unveiled the LG G Flex 2, which at first glance looks like a winner.

Some reports claimed that the follow-up to last year’s LG G3 will be launched at MWC in March, but that seems not to be the case. (more…)