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IRESS launches updated mobile app suite for iOS

Published by on May 28th, 2013, No Comments

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South Africa’s stockbrokers, portfolio managers and their clients now have an advanced and updated mobile solution to trade and view market information where ever they are with IRESS’s updated mobile app suite.

IRESS has launched the latest version of its iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini software that complements their existing cross-platform browser-based mobile site and desktop products.

IRESS Mobile has been optimised to take advantage of the high-resolution iPad screen, and now includes the following features:

  • Multiple panes display
  • Enhanced charting functionality
  • Contingent orders and enhanced search
  • Market depth by security and market activity summary
  • Swipe from depth to news to order view
  • Extensive CFD trading detail (more…)

Samsung announces Premiere 2013 event

Published by on May 27th, 2013, No Comments

Samsung has today announced a new premiere 2013 event with a teaser poster posted on its website.

According to the poster details, the event will take place on 20th June at Earls Court 2 in London and will serve to premiere new mobile devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.

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The Startup Kids screening, Jhb

Published by on May 27th, 2013, No Comments


JoZiHub,  a co-creation space in Johannesburg dedicated to creating sustainable change in Africa, will be screening The Startup Kids, a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe.

It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who reveal and discuss how they started their companies and their lives as entrepreneurs.

Following the screening of the documentary there will be a panel discussion around all the issues raised and addressed by the movie.

The panel includes Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, the CEO of Avatar Agency and other successful entrepreneurs.


Samsung confirms Galaxy S4 mini on Apps site

Published by on May 27th, 2013, No Comments

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With rumours of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini having already appeared online along with suggested specs and images, the miniature version of the smartphone has now been confirmed by a listing on the Samsung Apps website.

Clearly an accident, the listing, originally spotted by TGSpot, was quickly removed from the site with no specs having been revealed.

Rumours have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with a 4.3-inch screen will feature a Super AMOLED 960 x 540 display, 1.6GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AGPS and run on Android 4.2.2 with a layer of Samsung’s own Touch Wiz Nature UX.


Wayami: inspiring change through information sharing

Published by on May 27th, 2013, 1 Comment

wayami-logo-big-sloganMeet Wayami, a new social networking platform founded by Pretoria-based tech company Noborox.

Wayami aims to encourage a culture of sharing relevant, interesting and empowering information that will inspire and influence change around and within communities based on trust between its users.

Wayami was founded by Sbu Khoza and Kelly Kuyunsa, two students who met in a computer science class at the Tshwane University of Technology. A number of conversations lead to the decision to go into business together – enter Noborox in 2011 – and after a number of trials and failures (though they learnt a lot about business in the process), they conceived of the idea of Wayami.com.

Of the inspiration behind Wayami, the founders say that “We believed that we needed a platform that is relevant to us, one that will allow us to be youthful and empowered at the same time, create opportunities and allow us to dream and have our voices heard. That is the sole purpose of Wayami.com.

In South Africa there is a higher internet penetration than most African countries and even higher on mobile access, especially amongst the youth and there is a flood of information available through a large amount of technology applications.


Google blimps to bring wireless internet to developing countries

Published by on May 27th, 2013, 3 Comments


Google will be connecting Africa, Asia and other developing countries, to wireless networks with the aim of connecting approximately 1 billion people.

The search giant will finance, build and help to operate high altitude platforms using balloons and blimps – rather than traditional infrastructure – to carry a signal that can transmit to areas of hundreds of square kilometres, well-suited to provide internet to developing communities.

Google is also lobbying regulators to allow for the use of airwaves reserved for television broadcasting that operate at low frequencies known as ‘white space’ that can pass more easily over longer distances.


Pricecheck wins global BlackBerry App of the Year award

Published by on May 27th, 2013, No Comments


PriceCheck, Africa’s leading price comparison service, was recently awarded the prestigious title of International 2013 BlackBerry App of the Year.

PriceCheck, announced its selection as one of three finalists up for the award in early April.

PriceCheck managed to fight off some stiff competition in the form of IKS (Poland) Cooklet And Hoyts (Argentina) Cine Hoyts to eventually emerge as the winner in a ceremony held in Orlando, Florida this week.

“We are proud to have won this award after competing with so many great BlackBerry 10 apps from around the world,” said PriceCheck GM Andre de Wet. De Wet further added: “This underlines that South Africa has world-class talent when it comes to mobile software development. We also see it as recognition of the value our app brings to mobile consumers.”


Rumour: HTC working on One with stock Android

Published by on May 24th, 2013, 2 Comments


According to Geek, HTC is considering making available a Google Edition stock Android variant of the HTC One that will come without the company’s Sense UI.

According to sources, the smartphone will be announced in the next two weeks and possibly released in the US this summer although it is unclear how it will actually be available for consumers to purchase – perhaps like the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, it will be sold by Google.

Prior to its official announcement at Google I/O this year, Geek accurately leaked information about the upcoming Galaxy S4 Google Edition so this rumour could very well turn out to be true, however with the recent departure of a number of HTC staff members, anything could happen.

This “falls in line with claims from HTC that production for the One will be doubling soon, as well as plan to have the HTC One updates to Android 4.2.2. in the same time frame,” says the blog.