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Nokia Lumia 928 confirmed

Published by on May 7th, 2013, 2 Comments

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Since rumours first surfaced last month about Nokia bringing a new Windows Phone 8 handset to mobile carrier Verizon, it has now been publicly confirmed by Vanity Fair magazine which printed an advertisement for the Nokia Lumia 928 accompanied by the Verizon logo.

Endgadget spotted the printed advert today in the magazine’s latest issue. It offers minimal details about the new handset that includes confirmation of its name, the promotion of Nokia’s PureView camera technology, Carl Zeiss optics, and its ability to capture images “even in low light.”

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Rovio Accounts let you save and play games across devices

Published by on May 7th, 2013, No Comments

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In order to increase user engagement, Angry Birds creator Rovio has introduced Rovio Accounts which allows users to save games and continue to play them across various devices.

As a result, users will no longer have to replay levels of their favourite Rovio game when switching between different devices and logging into different accounts.

Rovio introduced Accounts on its blog saying, “Our fans have been asking for a way to play their game on different phones or tablets without losing their progress when changing the device. This is exactly what Rovio Account lets you do!”

While Rovio says that it will gradually be making Accounts available across all titles worldwide and add new features, for the moment it is available through The Croods as well as the original Angry Birds for iOS in Finland and Poland.

Cars.co.za launches new iPhone & iPad App

Published by on May 7th, 2013, No Comments

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Having recently launched an improved mobile site, Cars.co.za has now announced the launch of a new iPhone and iPad App.

The App, which has been in development since 2012, aims to take car buying in South Africa to the next level by offering a number of groundbreaking features.

As the backbone of the Cars.co.za offering, the latest search technology has been incorporated into the Cars.co.za App’s used car search facility. The revamped search facility offers the following functionality:
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Is the Star Wars gaming franchise doomed?

Published by on May 7th, 2013, No Comments

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When Disney bought the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas and LucasArts, a lot of fans were grieved as the announcement came that all games currently being developed by LucasArts would be cancelled with immediate effect. While not all the Star Wars games were great, there were some standouts that really immersed you in the complex fantasy world of The Force. (more…)

3 things every online business needs to know about card payments

Published by on May 7th, 2013, No Comments

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If you do business online, it’s much easier to make a sale if you take credit cards – but, says Peter Harvey of payment services provider PayGate, e-commerce businesses need to ensure they have the security basics right.

“If you store, transmit or process any kind of credit or debit card information, it is your job as the merchant to protect it,” he says. “If cardholder data is stolen and you are responsible, you could face fines, penalties and even lose the right to accept payment cards. The card associations are getting more and more strict about this.”

Harvey says there are three important steps e-commerce businesses can take to make sure they and their customers are protected:

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The Innovation Prize for Africa 2013 announces top 10

Published by on May 6th, 2013, No Comments

IPA-2013-logoThe Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2013 has announced its top 10 finalists.  These entrepreneurs have created African solutions to every day African challenges.

The top 10, five of which represent South Africa,  were chosen from more than 900 applications from 45 countries and provide practical examples of Africa’s investment potential.

Finalists are leaders in the areas of agriculture, environment, health, ICT and manufacturing.

The winners of the IPA 2013 will be announced on 7th May in Cape Town. The winner will receive US$ 100, 000 for the best innovation based on marketability, originality, scalability, social impact and clear business potential.

A runner up will receive US$ 25, 000 for the best commercial potential and another winner will receive US$ 25, 000 as a special prize for social innovation.

The top 10 finalists are:
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New leaks of BlackBerry R10 suggest budget Q10

Published by on May 6th, 2013, 1 Comment

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Newly leaked information about the unconfirmed upcoming BlackBerry R10, suggest that the new device will indeed be a budget version of the BlackBerry Q10.

The leaked information that comes in the form of some newly claimed specs were published on technology news site DGtle. DGtle reveals that like the Q10, the R10 will supposedly feature a 3.1-inch screen and 2GB of RAM.

According to DGtle, to serve its “budget” offering the R10 will offer a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage and a 1,800 mAh non-removable battery in comparison to the Q10′s 8-megapixel camera,  16GB storage and 2100 mAh battery.

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Vanity Fair: What really happened when Facebook bought Instagram

Published by on May 6th, 2013, No Comments

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For the amount of $1 billion ($300 million in cash and the rest in stock), the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook in April 2012, about 18 months after the photo sharing app launched, made global news headlines.

While the development may seem like a dream come true for any young entrepreneur, Instagram founder and CEO Kevin Systrom tells Vanity Fair magazine that the experience was one that felt more like a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs ranging from missed opportunities to  “aha” moments.

Vanity Fair finds out what really happened between Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom behind the scenes of this significant acquisition.

You can read the article on Vanity Fair’s website here.

 

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