Review: Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

On August 28 Apple finally released the latest version of its Mac OS X called Snow Leopard. Though it is a new version, the changes are very subtle, but those little things add up to a highly revamped Mac experience. And though the traditional Apple fan boy/journalism bigshots like Walt Mossberg and David Pogue got…

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What I want from the Apple tablet

So, the internet/blogosphere is abuzz with news of an Apple tablet, and deservedly so. While I am not going to say I don’t believe it is not coming any more (there is way too much evidence forming) I am having a tough time placing it in Apple’s line-up. Microsoft has been trying to push the…

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Why are Apple products so expensive in SA?

Here is a letter I sent today to Apple’s European customer-relations representative. Core buys their stock from Apple Europe so they seem like the right people to contact. I hope I get feedback. To whom it may concern I am sending you this email because I have had service from you in the past and…

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Review: Android is finally in SA

Last Monday I finally received the HTC Magic (also called the G2) — a phone I have long been looking forward to, not so much for the hardware, but for the operating system. This is Google’s second official iteration of Android, its open source mobile operating system. It comes included with a mini-USB charger, USB…

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SA’s future broadband scenario

About a week ago I went up to Mtunzini to visit the cable station that recently finished construction. Seacom is an underwater fibre-optic cable being installed along the coast of East Africa — a tremendous boost for all the countries affected. When it comes to internet bandwidth, Africa has always been left behind, thanks to…

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Microsoft’s new lease on life: Windows 7

While Windows 7 is constantly in the news this year, we can finally start making an educated judgement on what significance this product might have. In the last 10 years just about any Windows release was plagued by the same problems time and time again. If you want an idea of what I am talking about…

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Are celebs killing Twitter?

Twitter is a microblogging platform that has recently grown at an incredible pace, with more than 10 million current users. It is one of those ideas that are hard to understand for someone who has not used it before (that someone can be anyone). What recently started to happen is that celebrities are pouncing at it…

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