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5 reasons why you should watch Microsoft over Apple

Published by on Mar 20th, 2015, No Comments

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Less than 5 years ago, Microsoft was an ailing giant.

Following nearly a decade under Steve Ballmer (by that point), the company itself was actually a financial success, which had managed to triple its revenue following the departure of Bill Gates as CEO in 2000. However, when pitted against the company’s greatest rival – Apple – Microsoft’s successes paled in comparison, delivering meandering successes with Xbox and Windows sales while Apple enjoyed runaway success with the iPod, iPhone, and later, iPad.

For those years, Microsoft was a largely reactive company, working frivolously to outdo Apple in spheres where the Cupertino behemoth was seen by the public as the great innovator. The pitfalls the company reached with it’s Zune media player and the release of Windows Vista were seen by many as the company’s darkest period.

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TAG Heuer enlists Google and Intel to build new smartwatch

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, 1 Comment

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TAG Heuer, the company behind some of the most sophisticated – and expensive – watches on Earth have teamed up with tech behemoths Google and Intel to bring their own smartwatch to the market.

TAG Heuer intends to produce a traditional mechanical watch with smartwatch features, which will be powered by an Intel processor and run on Google’s Android Wear operating system.

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Can Zynga become a gaming force again with “Dawn of Titans”?

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

dawn-of-titans (1)Zynga has had a tough time of it lately. The gaming company became a household name with the sudden rise of Facebook gaming a few years ago but since then have struggled to adapt their brand to mobile gaming.

Their big hit Farmville spread like wildfire a few years ago and that allowed the company to grow and release more titles. Zynga spent 2011 and 2012 snapping up the studios behind smartphone sensations like Words With Friends and Draw Something, and even hired former Xbox chief Don Mattrick as its CEO. All of these changes couldn’t get them back on track, but a new epic strategy game just might… (more…)

Facebook announces payment services through Messenger

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

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Facebook has announced a new feature for its Messenger app that will allow users to send and receive money from their friends.

People who want to send money in the Messenger app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the “$” icon and type in the amount of money they want to send. Finally, the user taps the “Pay” selection, adds a debit card and sends the money. To receive funds, the user just taps “Add Card” in a message to add their debit card to get their money. Facebook says: (more…)

Trailer: New video game movie ‘Pixels’ coming soon

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

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We know what you are thinking – movies based on video games are horrible. That has certainly been the trend over the last thirty years (with some standouts), and it seems to be the early consensus surrounding Pixels as well.

Pixels is helmed by Chris Columbus, a director who hasn’t done anything worth mentioning since the first two Harry Potter flicks over a dozen years ago. It stars Adam Sandler, who has also not been making great movies in the last couple of years. (more…)

Sony launches TV streaming service PlayStation Vue

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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While Apple is apparently readying its own entry into the increasingly competitive field of TV streaming, Sony today released PlayStation Vue – a television service aimed at – as the name might suggest – PlayStation owners.

The pricey service, currently only available to PlayStation 3 and 4 owners in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, launched earlier this morning alongside a 7 day free trial for new consumers.

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Acer Iconia Tab 8 Review: Affordably premium

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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The tablet market has stopped growing as a whole and is flooded with Android devices of all shapes and sizes. Many still believe that there is a place for more affordable tablets, built with premium materials and with great performance. That is what the Acer tablet strives for.

With a recommended retail price of only R2,900 does this aluminium clad tablet offer the bang for your buck you are hoping for? (more…)

Microsoft set to launch Windows 10 come mid-2015

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

windows10The announcement of the latest Windows platform last year was received with some trepidation and it naming it Windows 10 (where ‘s 9?) didn’t help with some of the confusion. Never the less Microsoft has been working hard getting W10 ready.

After a less than satisfying Windows 8 release the tech giant will aim to get similar buy-in and appreciation that Windows 95 (back in the day) and the bit more recent Windows XP received. Well, we are set to find out by the middle of this year… (more…)

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