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Samsung to offer pre-installed Microsoft apps

Published by on Mar 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Samsung have announced the intention to expand on a recent partnership with Microsoft, and offer pre-installed Microsoft apps on select Android tablets.

Microsoft’s entire Office suite – Word, Excel and Powerpoint –  will arrive pre-installed on Android tablets alongside the company’s OneNote note-taking app, OneDrive cloud storage facility, and the popular video-calling service, Skype.

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TAG Heuer enlists Google and Intel to build new smartwatch

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

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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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LG G Flex 2 launch: Keeping ahead of the curve

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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The morning of Friday, February 27th saw LG Electronics launch two new handsets in Cape Town, South Africa: The high-end G Flex 2, and the budget-conscious C50.

Hosted at the One & Only, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, LG punted the G Flex 2 under the auspices of the device’s newer form factor. Harking from both the design language inaugurated with the flagship G3 handset and the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 is an impressive specimen of a smartphone.

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Google debuts Android for Work

Published by on Feb 26th, 2015, No Comments

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In December last year, Apple announced a new partnership with IBM to supplement the iPhone and iPad’s role in Enterprise. Now, in February 2015, Google has released its own reply in the form of Android for Work.

The move, not only in response to Apple’s interest in enterprise, will pit Google against titans of industry such as Microsoft and BlackBerry.

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Google Inbox expands to more devices

Published by on Feb 19th, 2015, No Comments

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Today marked a great turn of events for Google’s new Inbox mail service, as the service expanded into several new platforms, including the Firefox and Safari desktop browsers, as well as launching native iOS and Google Play apps for the iPad and Android tablets respectively.

On launch, Inbox initially worked inside Google’s own Chrome browser, and with a native iOS and Android app geared for mobile phones.

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Latest Android ad is all about the social (video)

Published by on Feb 19th, 2015, No Comments

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Google doesn’t market Android all that often, as the millions upon millions of Android devices out there seem to be doing their marketing department’s job for them. However, every now and again they like to release some quirky, fun TV spots.

The latest Android commercial is all about the social aspects of Google’s software, with lots of handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps and more between two or more people. (more…)

It’s a new dawn: Microsoft acquires Sunrise

Published by on Feb 12th, 2015, No Comments

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Seeking to re-assert itself as the kingpin of productivity, February 11th saw Microsoft officially confirm its acquisition of mobile calendering startup Sunrise.

The news was first broken by TechCrunch on February 4th, where it was rumoured that Microsoft had allegedly acquired the vendor behind one of the most popular calendering services on the mobile front. A week later, Microsoft has now publicly confirmed that it has spent over US$100 million to acquire Sunrise. (more…)

Top 5: Must have sports apps for any South African fan

Published by on Jan 30th, 2015, 2 Comments

SportFor the average South African guy (and to a growing extent – woman as well!) being up to date with sports scores is an absolute necessity. The digital and mobile revolution has brought information to our finger tips and we can now track our favorite teams’ scores, performance and news even though your stuck in some far flung place between Gat-sonder-water and Pofadder. No more waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper to find out what is happening with the Proteas down-under.

If you are anything like me, a good sports app is one of the first-to-be-downloaded and most used apps on my smartphone. Here are Bandwidth Blog’s 5 must have sports apps for any avid sports fan. If your favorite sport doesn’t feature on the list, feel free to leave a comment with a great app recommendation!  (more…)

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