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Bandwidth Blog’s Top 5 popular posts in June

Published by on Jul 6th, 2012, 1 Comment

Here are the top 5 most popular posts for the month of June on Bandwidth Blog. This month you enjoyed reading a mix of posts about all the big names in tech including Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and Nokia. The one thing in common between them? New product launches both locally and abroad.

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 Launch in SA: Hands on Preview:

Bandwidth Blog’s contributing writer Theunis Jansen van Rensburg headed up to Joburg for the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and had the opportunity to test out some of the new flagship phone’s features in a hand’s on preview.

2. ZunguZ now lets you buy iTunes in SA:

Facebook-based payments platform ZunguZ announced this month that it has now made US iTunes vouchers available to South Africans which can be purchased through Facebook.


Bandwidth Blog’s Top 5 popular posts in May

Published by on Jun 5th, 2012, No Comments

Take a look at the top 5 most popular posts for the month of May on Bandwidth Blog. As you will see from the list below, it is clear thar Apple related news was what you enjoyed reading the most this month including iPhone 5 rumours and leaked details, free apps on offer and the iPad.

1. New iPhone details revealed:

With past and present rumours buzzing around what the next iPhone will offer up, iLounge shared some new and very specific details that it had obtained, about the much anticipated device.

2. Leaked images – could this be the next iPhone?

Every year around this time the tech press starts to dig up supposed leaked images of the next generation iPhone. 9to5Mac somehow got hold of next gen iPhone images, as well as parts for the upcoming model and published them online.


Insanely expensive gadgets, we wish we could own

Published by on Jun 4th, 2012, 2 Comments

While most of us spend our time looking for the best deals on the latest products be it an iPad or mobile phone or prefer to stick with older versions in order to save a couple of bucks, there is a small percentage of people in the world who buy gadgets that, with their innovative design, exclusivity and enormous price tag, we just dream about.

So, sell your car, your home and take on two more jobs and feast your eyes on these:

1. Megatrend MkIII Speakers ($80, 000)

The Megatrend Speakers, manufactured by Transmission Audio, that come in pairs, each stands at seven feet tall and three feet wide, literally creating a wall of sound in your penthouse suite. Each speaker comes in two pieces including 24 eight-inch woofers and an accompanying ribbon-line speaker tower for the high end.


Bandwidth Blog’s Top 5 popular posts in April

Published by on May 4th, 2012, No Comments

If any of our April posts may have passed you by, here is a recap of Bandwidth Blog’s top 5 most popular posts for you to catch up on. From momentous acquisitions and grand sub-sea cables to local and international product announcements, this is what you enjoyed reading the most in April.

1. MWEB slashes uncapped ADSL prices:

In line with MWEB’s aim to make 1Mbps Uncapped ADSL the new entry level uncapped product in South Africa, MWEB dropped its 1Mbps uncapped data-only pricing to R199 per month and is now also offering a free upgrade to all data only uncapped 384Kbps customers.

2. WACS sub-sea cable to launch in South Africa in May:

The post reported that the West African Sea Cable (Wacs) will be officially launched in South Africa in Yzerfontein in May. The cable, that measures 14, 000km in length will link Yzerfontein in the Western Cape to London in the UK along the entire West Coast of the African continent. Very exciting news for possible changes in broadband pricing in SA.


5 Cool & Quirky iPhone Cases You Just Have to Have

Published by on Apr 24th, 2012, 1 Comment

As Apple continues to release the latest iPhone 4s, the successor to the iPhone 4, many companies and creatives have used it an opportunity to invent and update unusual and unique cases in which to protect the very important device. With its simple and sophisticated design, it may very well appeal to some owners who want to add some character and even crank up the functionality of their iPhones.

Here are just five of some of the cool and quirky iPhone cases around:

1. The Magna Doodle Case

Way before there were touchscreens and iPads, many kids found the joy of writing and doodling with the Magna Doodle or variation there of. Called the iFoolish, purely for its ridiculousness, this iPhone 4/4S case designed by Basic Principles lets owners have fun with their very own portable Magna Doodle and mini stylus. For a sense of nostalgia or if you can’t seem to find an iPhone App to entertain you, this case is for you.


Bandwidth Blog’s top 5 popular posts in March

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2012, No Comments

If any of our March posts may have passed you by, here is a recap of Bandwidth Blog’s top 5 most popular posts for you to catch up on. From local deals on devices to free Wi-Fi in South Africa and the world’s most viral video, this is what you enjoyed reading the most in March.

1. iPad 2 gets a price cut in South Africa:

With the launch of the much anticipated and pricey 3rd generation iPad or “new iPad”, Core (and one of their resellers Digicape) decided to drop the price of the iPad 2 in SA, across all models. So, if you don’t need the latest iPad with retina display, the new price model will get you the device that you want, at a price that suits you.

2. Free SMS service for Gmail users in South Africa:

In mid March, Google enabled South African users to use their free SMS service that allows Gmail users to send free SMS messages within Gmail chat to supported networks both locally and internationally. The service should now be available for all users.


Bandwidth Blog’s top 5 popular posts in February

Published by on Mar 5th, 2012, No Comments

Take a look at the top 5 most popular posts for the month of February on BandwidthBlog. From hotly anticipated upcoming gadgets and features to local data pricing and free Wi-Fi this is what you enjoyed reading the most.

1. Apple to announce the iPad 3 next month:

Planning to buy an iPad? BandwidthBlog’s Minnaar Pieters advises that you wait until the much anticipated iPad 3 is launched in March and makes it way to South African shores and what to expect from Apple’s latest offering.

2. Microsoft to remove the start button from Windows:

Leaked screenshots from the Windows 8 Customer Preview build shows that the familiar Orb button found in Windows 7 will be missing this time round.

3. Vodacom slashes data pricing in their latest promotion:

In early February, Vodacom announced that it was slashing data pricing by up to 60% with a new promotion running from 7 February to 6 May. If you’re still interested, read the post for more details.

4. Apple’s worth now more than Google and Microsoft combined:

With Apple’s stock price jumping up in the first week of the month, it’s worth of $456 billion makes it worth more than its rivals Google and Microsoft, combined.

5. Free Wi-Fi for Stellenbosch:

Made possible by an initiative by Stellenbosch, MXit and the University of Stellenbosch, the small town is planning to provide free Wi-Fi Internet access for all. A great step for locl internet access in SA and in boosting the economy of the Western Cape town.

Read January’s Top 5 most popular posts here. 

Bandwidth Blog’s Top 5 popular posts in January

Published by on Feb 10th, 2012, 1 Comment

Take a look at the top 5 most popular posts for the month of January on BandwidthBlog from the industry’s biggests players abroad to the battle between South Africa’s service providers, this is what you enjoyed reading the most.

1. 8ta slashes broadband pricing:

The newcomer of the mobile networks shakes up the pricing for 3G in South Africa with reduced broadband rates for its Once-Off Internet packages as well as its Post-paid Internet packages.

2. Neotel announces 24GB deal:

In the latest prepaid data deal, Neotel is offering their NeoGo package which includes 24GB of data for R799. Users will have the option of getting that 24GB upfront, or have it split up into 2GB per month for 12 months and will also include Neotel’s CDMA modem.