Mobile

Why your site should go mobile and 10 things to remember when you do

Ipad and iphone Do you have a website? Running a determined business and want to stay ahead of the crowd? Well then, you have to go mobile as soon as you can. Desktop is just not cutting it anymore and if you do not take action now, you will hate yourself for it later, trust me. It is of fanatical importance that you get on board now, and draw up a mobilising plan for your current and future campaigns. This easy-to-follow slide should show ...

News

Tap a fridge magnet, order a pizza

If you thought ordering in was a cop-out on making dinner, TV dinners and ordering has been taken to a whole new level. We've all had those moments where we wish we could conjure up a pizza out of thin air, well now you can. Well kind of. A pizzeria in Dubai has unveiled a new refrigerator magnet that actually orders pizza at a single tap. Midnight snackers and impulse eaters watch out. Is it a matter of convenience or ...

Gearburn

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Beam

When I first read about the Samsung Galaxy Beam, I was incredibly excited. A phone, with a built-in projector. Too cool. Naturally I leaped at the chance to get hands on with it. To understand why I was excited, you have to understand that one of my favourite ever TED talks is by Pranav Mistry and involves him demonstrating Sixth Sense, a device that combines motion sensor technology with a wearable projector and pint sized computing. When I first watched ...

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How insulting the Swazi king on Twitter could get you arrested

Swaziland isn’t exactly renowned for its freedom and democratic institutions. In fact, it’s one of the last countries on the planet with an absolute monarch – who it may soon be illegal to insult on Facebook and Twitter. According to Freedom House, the tiny Southern African country is considering a law that would make it a criminal offence to insult King Mswati III on social networks. Justice Minister Mgwagwa Gamedze reportedly proposed the legislation, informing the Swazi Senate they would ...

Video

HalfArsed-a Chef: A dangerous kitchen to be in [Video]

Imitation is the best form flattery. But what about mockery? What's that best for? South Africans are pretty excited that a local version of the popular cooking contest Master Chef has finally hit their shores. This is the second big cooking franchise to hit the country, so clearly everyone is quite overwhelmed by all the cooking. No one is more excited than spice company NOMU who has bravely commissioned a web series spoof of Master Chef. The three episode web series ...

Video

#Carguardsong: The ‘Braaiday’ boys are back

The team who brought you the Rebecca Black Braaiday parody are back - and this time, they've set their sights on car guards. Derick Watts and The Sunday Blues posted the video for The car guard song yesterday, and their #carguardsong hashtag trended on Twitter in South Africa today. The song is a parody of Eminem and Rihanna's Love the way you lie, and the video, which was filmed in Cape Town, features some familiar faces and spaces -- including Just Jinjer's Ard Matthews and ...

Startup news

The rise of Woza Online: 10K websites in just two months

Woza Online Google's Woza Online initiative claims to have successfully helped 11 200 small businesses set up websites easily and for free in South Africa -- all in just two months. And Google expects "thousands more" to sign up in the coming months. Woza Online is a world-wide initiative that helps small businesses create their own websites, in turn boosting job creation and economic growth. Google has launched similar initiatives in 23 other countries around the world from Great Britain, Canada, and ...

News

Get a new iPad for less than $0.25?

Bidorbuy This is interesting. A company is putting four brand new iPads up for sale on online auction site BidorBuy at a starting price of R1 (US$ 0.13). The Notebook Company, who is behind the auction, isn't looking to hawk base model iPads either. According to the auction site, the iPads are 32GB and come with Wi-Fi and 4G, with the seller putting the retail price at R9699. The bidding will reportedly start on Wednesday and opens at R1, with no ...

News

Angry Birds Space downloaded 10M times in 3 days

If you’re looking for an indication of how big the Angry Birds phenomenon is, you could do much worse than the fact that Rovio’s latest title was downloaded 10-million in the three days following its launch. The Finnish-based games company sent a tweet out announcing how well Angry Birds Space had done: 10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more! #angrybirdsspace— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) March 26, 2012 The company launched the ...

Social media

How to achieve social media maturity in 5 simple steps

Social Media There is no doubt that social media has changed the way in which people interact with organisational brands, and yet many companies still lag behind when it comes to developing a coherent strategy in regard to social technologies. In a recent report, Forrester, an independent research company, highlighted that one in five businesses do not use social technologies at all, and a third of all companies are still getting off the ground. Organisations can, however, change this trend and reach ...

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