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Pinterest introduces web analytics

Published by on Mar 12th, 2013, 1 Comment

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Pinterest has today announced the introduction of Pinterest Web Analytics to provide website owners insight and understanding into what content their users find most interesting and how they are interacting with pins. This service adds to the current set of tools, including business accounts, Pin It buttons and board widgets, available for websites. 

Website owners can now get information about how many people have pinned from their site, seen these pins, and visited their site from Pinterest.

The free analytics service will also provide information about the most popular types of pins including those that have been repinned and clicked on the most.


Samsung tweets Galaxy SIV teaser pic

Published by on Mar 12th, 2013, No Comments

With the Samsung Unpacked 2013 event taking place in just a few days time, on the 14th March in New York City, at which the next generation Galaxy SIV is expected to be launched, the company has now tweeted a teaser picture of the much anticipated device.



Early iPhone prototype picture from 2005 surfaces

Published by on Mar 12th, 2013, No Comments


In an Ars Technica exclusive, the site has published a photograph of an early iPhone prototype, way before it began to even look like an actual mobile phone, let alone the iPhone we are familiar with today.

The prototype photograph, given by an Apple employee that was present during the early stages of the iPhone development, dates back to about 2005.

As you can see, the screen is pretty huge measuring about 5-inches by 7-inches resembling the iPad Mini but of course without its sleek appearance.

Of the size, the source comments that “at the time it was really impressive seeing basically a version of OS X running on it. ”

The device was also fitted with a number of ports and while Apple never intended on having them on the final device, they were included to make it easier for developers.

Inside dotFNB, Cape Town

Published by on Mar 12th, 2013, 2 Comments


Last week Monday, FNB opened the doors of its first dotFNB store in Cape Town at Cavendish Square shopping mall in Claremont.

Bandwidth Blog attended the official opening and received a tour from Kim Gibson-van der Walt, Head of dotFNB, FNB Banking Channels. Kim revealed that the dotFNB stores are considered “the future of banking and entrench FNB’s dominance of digital banking channels” where naturally, technology is a huge focus.

The dotFNB store is a space in which to both migrate and educate clients, something that is extremely important to the direction in which the bank is taking. Customers are assisted by staff that are technically trained to operate the online services on all the available devices in store as well as offer sound banking advise.

The store primarily addresses people who bank online and no longer want or need to visit physical branches but want to know more about the latest available online banking options and continue to receive advice.


Zinio digital magazine subscription giveaway!

Published by on Mar 11th, 2013, No Comments

416252191_370Thanks to Zinio 10 lucky Bandwidth Blog readers now have the opportunity to each win a full subscription to any of the hundreds of magazine titles available.

Among an extensive variety of digital publications, Zinio offers a number of science and technology related titles including MacWorld, PC World, PC Magazine, iPad & iPhone magazine, iPhone Life, Mac Life, Wired, Maximum PC.

Winners can choose from any of the titles offered for the subscription period available – 6 months or 1 year for example.

Competition ends 15 March 2013.

Good luck!

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Google Doodle pays tribute to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author

Published by on Mar 11th, 2013, No Comments


Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to the author of the comic science fiction phenomenon that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Created by Douglas Adams, born today in 1952, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comic science fiction series that was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.  Later, it developed into a “trilogy” of five books that sold 15 million copies in Adams’s lifetime.

In 2005, a Hollywood film version was released starring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s leading man Martin Freeman.

The doodle lets users play with several interactive illustrations, the concepts of which feature in the book itself.

Adams died of a Heart Attack in 2001.

Digital and the TV Screen

Published by on Mar 11th, 2013, No Comments

I’ve had two interviews over the past month that involved digital and TV and it’s gotten me thinking about what we could be doing better in SA. And after spending time immersed in the UK and European media, it’s evident that SA is still a bit underdeveloped in some respects.

Maybe South Africa has changed in the time I have been away, but when I left, effectively integrating digital and TV was more of a gimmick than anything else. I’m not talking about our lower LSM channels like SABC and ETV, I’m focusing more on the DSTV’s and the MNET’s. It just didn’t appear to be well thought out. It was mostly a hashtag that we stuck in the corner of the screen, in the hopes that someone would notice and just magically know what to do with it.



Sony soaps up shower models to promote Xperia Z

Published by on Mar 11th, 2013, No Comments


Marketing mobile devices is not easy. With so many to choose from, manufacturers are finding it hard to get their devices to stand out among the competition. So, Sony decided to go with a strategy that has seemed to work over and over again in other markets: sex.

The Sony Xperia Z is set to launch within the month, and the Sony marketing execs have decided to shove a couple of bikini clad models in showers with the phone to show off the much touted waterproof feature of the device.