Category Archives: gadgets

Rumour: 'SA #3 in line for 3G iPhone'

Ok, one thing we should expect for a while are plenty rumours over local release dates for the iPhone. I don’t think Vodacom actually know when they are getting the phone and I am sure they are at the whim of Apple. And Apple would never ever change the goalposts from time to time, would […]

The lowdown on the new iPhone 2.0

I was listening to the Apple WWDC event’s iPhone announcements live on ustream, following the excellent live blogging on Engadget, and also keeping up with the lively micro blogging commentary. The announcement everyone was waiting for took ages to come, but eventually it came. There was nothing majorly earth shattering, actually. Most of the new […]

New iPhone available in South Africa July 20

According to tech journalist and Stuff Magazine editor Toby Shapshak, Vodacom will be launching the new 3G iphone, also popularly know as the “iPhone 2.0”, on July 20. Vodacom’s launch is part of a 10-country deal that Vodafone announced last month, confirming speculation over the iPhone announcement. The phone is purportedly slimmer and sleaker than […]

Apple: Be evil?

Here’s a riveting read from Wired magazine, “How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong”, analysing the factors behind Apple’s success. Wired argues that despite Apple’s sexy image, it flouts the ideals that represent many of the new, progressive and forward thinking tech companies of today. These values include embracing open platforms and encouraging […]

Kawasaki grills Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Vista

Duncan Mcleod of Fm Tech pointed me to this funny interview between Guy Kawasaki and Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. It’s worth a watch, especially when Ballmer gets on his hands and knees during the interview, searching for the DVD drive on the Mac Book air. Ballmer also fields some tough questions about Vista.

The perfect Mac mini home theatre setup

I decided to take the plunge and finally upgrade my home theatre. I had three main objectives: It needed to be completely digital (no analogue connections), ie HDMI/DVI for video and optical connections for audio. It need to be a converged set up where I could view all my multimedia, including my pictures, in one […]

Move over iPhone: This is the ultimate converged phone

Now this is the true iPhone killer we have all been waiting for. Sorry for all you guys that spent your $$$ buying the iPhone. This is the baby you:

Why I won't be buying an iPhone

I’m a gadget freak. I’ll buy the latest and greatest even if it means I have to live on bread and water for the rest of the month. It’s a disease — gotta have, gotta have. It drives you crazy because just as you get the latest, then the next version comes out a month […]

HTC Touch "IPhone killer": Nice, but no big deal

I say this, because this new phone isn’t a particularly dramatic departure in mobile phone development. The HTC Touch phone is still built on Windows Mobile 6, so it’s not a new operating system, but rather a kind of souped-up windows skin. In fact you can very clearly still see the Windows Mobile 6 header […]