Gearburn

App of the week: HQ: To Do

This week I take a look at HQ: To-Do, a stylishly designed and highly intuitive app that will revolutionise the way you see to-do lists and make you want to project manage the crap out of everything you do in life.As you can see when reading my review of Listbook, I am a big fan of to-do lists. Over the last few months I have gone from scribbling them on my hands (and on busy days, up to my elbows), ...

Africa, Mobile

The landscape of mobile apps in Africa [2011 report]

mobile africa I maintain that Russell Southwood and his Balancing Act newsletter and reports are some of the best material on pan-African technology and broadcast information that you can find anywhere.Their recent “Mobile apps for Africa: Strategies to make sense of free and paid apps” report is one of them, and here are some interesting tidbits from it.The report is broken into three parts: device, developers and distribution.Device South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania all are good markets for ...

Google

Larry Page talks Motorola Mobility, Google+ & Google’s biggest obstacle

larry-page Google's biggest obstacle is Google itself. At least that's what CEO and founder Larry Page believes.Page made the pronouncement at Google's annual Zeitgeist conference for partners. He took to the stage to address the audience on the company's future and was later joined by Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, for a round of questions.Page addressed the company's latest acquisition and assured the audience that the US$12.5-billion deal to buy handset maker Motorola Mobility doesn’t represent a new ...

News

RIM shares jump after ‘shrewdest investor on the planet’ rumours

Research In Motion9 The woes of BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM), are well known and have been reflected in its stock's performance. Following market-analyst rumours -- first reported by Reuters -- that billionaire investor Carl Icahn may have bought a stake in RIM, however, its shares jumped.At end of trading on the Nasdaq, the troubled Canadian manufacturer's stocks were up more than four percent after having jumped as much as 6.5 percent during the day's trading. The trend continued in after-hours trading ...

General Tech, News

MySQL website hacked

MySQL Featured Image (200 x 200) Yikes. I feel like I've taken a severe leaning toward being a security reporter, but I can't help it. Every day there seems to be yet another big story about how one of the core providers on the internet has been compromised. This week, it's MySQL.Considering that MySQL is used to power every second website, from Wikipedia through to Facebook, its pretty important that we know that it is able to keep its own website safe. Not so. Sadly ...

Ecommerce, News

WooThemes launches retail WordPress plugin

WordPress theme provider WooThemes has launched a new plugin application and library of integrated themes. The company claims that the product, called WooCommerce, will help "individuals and businesses turn WordPress sites into simple, elegant and fully-customisable eCommerce offerings".The South African-based company aims to replace traditional eCommerce CMS platforms and hosted services that require outside expertise to implement. It hopes that companies will instead use WooCommerce to build WordPress-powered shopping sites without the headache and hassle that such projects typically entail.WooThemes ...

News

Sony to unify content on its Entertainment Network

In an attempt to create a unified media content platform, Sony is introducing a brand-new method for viewing entertainment options on the PS3.In Canada and the United States, Video Unlimited software for the PlayStation 3 console plays to the strengths of the machines as an entertainment device, uniting it under the banner of the Sony Entertainment Network. Video Unlimited was reportedly purchased by Sony for US$260-million.Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President of Sony Corporation said that he wished to create ...

Gearburn

iPad app announcement at iPhone 5 launch event

apple-logo.jpgThe iPhone launch event looks as if it will be unveiling more than an array of new devices, it will also hopefully release details of the long-awaited Facebook iPad app.The Facebook iPad app has been making the rounds in certain circles, so its existence can be verified, yet no concrete evidence of its imminent arrival has been proven. The app has remained up in the air at Facebook HQ for a couple of months, owing to the tenuous relationship between ...

Gearburn

Video review: Samsung Q10 HD Camcorder

Samsung Q10 Camcorder2 Below is our review of the Samsung Q10 HD Camcorder, a surprisingly expensive, yet exceptionally easy to use option for the amateur recording enthusiast. The digital zoom is wonky, the touch-screen is fiddly and the overall package feels too light and flimsy for this price tag. The video below rips it apart in full detail.You could be watching this on a Samsung Smart TV

News, Viral videos

‘Goldman Sachs rules the world’ trader becomes online phenomenon

Goldmans-screen1 A trader who told BBC News presenters that “governments do not rule the world, Goldman Sachs does” is fast becoming a YouTube and Twitter phenomenon. In the day since the interview was conducted, one YouTube version of it had close to 400 000 views.In the clip, Alessio Rastani tells a clearly shocked interviewer that he "dreams of another recession" and that market crashes are an opportunity for "anybody to actually make money".He calls the current European economic crisis ...

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