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City of Cape Town unveils new transport app

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, 5 Comments

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Cape Town is proving, once again, why it is one of the best cities in the world – no offense to Northerners!

The mother of the Mother City, Mayor Patricia de Lille, unveiled a new transport app designed specifically for Cape Town on Monday, which looks to make traveling through Cape Town as easy as finding the mountain.

The Transport for Cape Town app – or TCT for short – is aimed at making traveling, through public or private transport, easy and accessible for both locals and tourists. De Lille billed the app as the “first of its kind in Africa”, but we have seen similar apps in the past year – like this one. Nevertheless, the app still looks great and will definitely (hopefully) improve traveling in and around Cape Town.

The app has two main functions. The first being a ‘journey planning’ feature which essentially enables the user to plan their trip, in detail, using the various feature and information provided by the app.

One of these features include maps of all scheduled public transport services in Cape Town. These include the MyCiti bus service, Golden Arrow bus service, Metrorail, sight seeing busses and even the UCT Jammie Shuttle.

The app will provide users with these service’s individual routes, stops and the stations that they stop at. In addition, it will also recommend to users which mode of transport – be it bus or train – to take. Or even a combination of the two.

It will also tell users where exactly they will find the closest station or stop in accordance to their current location, and will also give them directions on how to get there as well as the distance from where they are – all through GPS, of course.  (more…)

Apple Q4 2014 results break new records

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Every quarter those on both sides on the Apple – Samsung device will point towards this and that to prove that either is the dominant or dying company. Truth is, both keep making billions of dollars and keep their investors (relatively) happy.

Apple has shown growth over the last couple of years, even amidst fear that the company is doomed without the great and powerful Jobs. Apple has just published its Q4 2014 results, and things have never looked better. (more…)

LG to launch its own SoC in new phone

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Another mobile company, LG, will be producing its own system-on-a-chip (SoC) chipsets very soon. Samsung’s got its Exynos chips, Apple’s got its own A-series of SoCs, and LG will join them with some personalised SoCs of its own: the so-called Odin chip. (more…)

Motorola’s Droid Turbo: that battery though!

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The Motorola Droid name has been around since the early days of Android. Especially in the US, the Droid name is what made the company’s devices popular again after many a year of flip phone (albeit, great ones). (more…)

John Ive and Elon Musk talking transportation and design (video)

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, No Comments

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We don’t often get full interviews on YouTube, but thanks to Vanity Fair, this time we do. Vanity Fair have posted their full video interviews with both John Ive and Elon Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work.

Musk talks about Tesla’s semi-automated Model S P85D and discusses the motivations behind the science fiction-inspired transport from SpaceX and Tesla. He also thinks it’s extremely important to go to Mars someday soon.

Ive, on the other hand, focuses on his design philosophies and processes (as you might expect from the Apple exec). Check out both interviews below: (more…)

Gmail to become all-encompassing email app?

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The application Google created for their Gmail service is already extremely simple and easy to use, and great at linking multiple Gmail accounts (especially on Android). With a new version of the app on the horizon, we weren’t quite sure what we could expect in terms of new functionality. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch: Cape Town

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

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The evening of Thursday, October 16th saw Samsung Electronics launch a flurry of new products in Cape Town, South Africa under the banner of the official Galaxy Note 4 World Tour. Hosted in the Execujet Hangar at the Cape Town International Airport, the launch featured local celebrity hosting via Top Billing presenter Michael Moll.

Launched in South Africa at the event, The Galaxy Note 4 arrives with a revised, modernised look, sporting a metal frame with the same plastic leather back the Galaxy range has become (in)famous for. Instead of the stitched look though, it has been revamped and modernised. With a display reaching 5.7 inches, the Note sits firmly in phablet territory – positioned in what Samsung terms the “fastest growing segment in the smartphone environment.” (more…)

Dead grandma sends text message

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

Every one of us either sits with or knows somebody with a recycled cell number.  Constantly receiving banking sms’s or phone calls from debt collectors.  But what happened to Sheri Emerson, must certainly be one of the chart toppers.

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