Cell phone crashing is to loud phone calls what photobombing is to duck face selfies. Comedian Greg Benson has the solution for stopping people from having obnoxiously loud cell phone conversations in public.
The cell phone market in South Africa is a strange beast, and even more so the smartphone market. Yes, there are many types of phones being sold – different form factors, different price points, and different manufacturers – but what people see most of the time is only what the large telecoms companies advertise to you.
A skills audit report done by PricewaterhouseCoopers may have SABC executives and staff member’s looking for new jobs. But after the report showed that “60% of executive and senior managers do not meet the minimum required level of strategic thinking skills for executives,” they may as well start applying at McDonalds.
Take a good look at the current electrical plug and socket in your house, because starting in 2015 the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) plans to get rid of it for good.
While popular rhetoric insists that low-end mobile subscribers in SA are getting a raw deal, that belief has been debunked by a “secret” report.
We all feel a little bit uneasy about our private emails being stashed and archived in someones inbox forever. Surely when we invented digital mail, we could have thought ahead and prevented it? Anyway, we didn’t – but now someone has created a service that will help with this.
Is this a good thing,or a bad thing? The thought of your home being controlled by Apple gives off a distinctly ‘I, Robot’ kind of vibe. Imagine you come home and within minutes your TV is set to your favourite channel, your lights are all on and the kettle is already boiling – without you having to lift a finger. All because your iPhone sensed that you just got home.
Being a consumer is great when you have two heavyweight tech brands fighting to the death for your money. The competition between Google and Apple is heating up – and that is totally fine by us. In response to Apple’s launch of the iPad Air and OS X Mavericks, Google released the new Nexus 5 phone, as well as their new Android operating system. But they didn’t stop there.
There have been sightings of four mysterious ‘barges’ floating in the San Francisco bay area. Journalists and coast guards have gone to extra lengths to find out precisely what these things are, and to whom they belong. Sadly, they’ve managed to find out nothing, except for the fact that they belong to Google, and that the internet-giant is using them for some sort of secret project.
South African-based ad agency, Joe Public, created this masterful campaign for a school in Johannesburg that teaches in both English and Afrikaans. The campaign features a series of posters with poetry on them – that’s not the clever part though. The clever part is that each of the poems can be read word-for-word in both English and Afrikaans, with only slight changes in meaning.
In a response to Apple’s launch of iOS 7, Google has come out with their very own revolutionary new mobile software update – the 4.4 KitKat. Android users will be happy to know that Google hasn’t made as stark of a change as Apple did with the new iOS, but they have made enough of a change to make the software look, feel and perform better.
Yoh yoh yoh! Look what they have in ‘Merica! US mobile network, T-mobile has announced that their customers will enjoy unlimited global data roaming at no extra charge as part of their Uncarrier initiative, starting October 31.
Every time the phone rings, this UK man hears cha ching! After getting sick and tired of receiving numerous calls from telemarketers, he figured out a way to make money from the whole ordeal.
Charlene deGuzman, who is variously a actress/comedian/musician/tap dancer/awesome person, stars in this smart and eye-opening short film entitled, ‘I Forgot My Phone’. The film documents the modern world we live in, which is saturated with smartphones.
The Ubuntu Edge is a concept for a smart-phone that will be more powerful than a desktop computer – hence, SUPER-smart phone. The project was to be funded through IndieGoGo, and while the project smashed the record for the largest crowdfunding project (ever) and raked in over R129 million, they fell R205 million short of their goal
A few months ago Google said they will be working towards providing internet connectivity to parts of the world that don’t have it via WiFi-broadcasting balloons. The project bears the appropriate moniker, ‘Project Loon’. On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that together with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Samsung and Qualcomm, they will be founding Internet.org. This project [...]
Cell C for yourself, the power is in your hands! Or not. Cell C’s promises don’t seem to be worth the paper they’re written on. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s most recent assessment of service quality has found that Cell C has the worst rate of dropped calls of all cellphone operators in Johannesburg.
Remember when we told you about the Ubuntu Edge, the super-smart phone Mark Shuttleworth plans to release that will be more powerful than a desktop computer? No? Well here it is. Anyway, Mark may have set the record for the largest crowdfunding project ever!
The world is made up of many diverse cultures, all of whom have their own way of communicating. It is no wonder then that different parts of the world have different ideas when it comes to cellphone etiquette. RepairLabs obtained all the information and consolidated it to show cell phone etiquette around the world.
There is nothing worse than feeling like the third wheel, especially when your friend’s mobile gets more attention than you. A new term has been coined for the antisocial behaviour, “phubbing” . Phubbing is the act of “subbing others in a social setting by checking your phone”.
Mark Shuttleworth is at it again, changing the future into how we always envisioned it to be… like the Jetsons. But with better hair. Using crowdfunding website, Indiegogo, Shuttleworth is asking donors to contribute towards creating a smartphone that is more powerful than a desktop computer. The phone, which will run on Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu, can [...]
That awkward moment when your boss runs into compromising photos of you on the interwebs. If this is a worry in your life, as a result of raucous social activity, then this app could be the savior you’ve been waiting for. A new iOS app called Secret.li aims is to cut the lifespan of those [...]
Of course the Jobs movie based on ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a finely tuned trailer for Instagram. The feature for the movie that stars the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gadd has specifically been created for the social media platform. To check out the official trailer, click here and to view the Instagram video [...]
This could be the perfect invention for those chilly winter mornings. Gloves that double as a phone. This is exactly what O2, a communications company, has unveiled. The glove phone is phase two of the company’s Recycle collection. Designer Sean Miles constructed the gloves from vintage Mui Mui and Pineider gloves and coupled that with recycled phone parts. These [...]
According to Techzoom.com we have a lot of things to be excited about with regards to the upcoming iOS7 software. We have listed some of them for your pleasure, click through to see what they are.
Media mogul Martha Stewart has taken to online dating site Match.com to find Mr Right. Stewart talked to Matt Lauer from the Today Show to enlighten him on her progress. After posting this profile of herself, she has since received more than 20,000 views and 1,000 messages of interested suitors.
The latest and most prominent victim of hacking was the Associated Press’ Twitter handle. The handle was used to publish a tweet that falsely reported a bomb explosion in the White House, which injured Barack Obama. This infographic provides you with all the information you need to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.
Android phone users who have the Viber app have been issued warnings by security firms that there may be a bug in the popular chat application that allows hackers to bypass screen locks and take control of the phone. So how many people are at risk? 50 million, give or take.