Monthly Archive: May 2014

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Will Apple’s EarPods Track Your Health?

Another rumour circles around Apple. According to the rumour, Apple’s new earpods will include sensors to measure heart rate and blood pressure. Serving as a gateway for future Apple wearable, the earpods, according to an Apple insider, will also have iBeacons so you’ll never lose them again. Rumours are rumours, and they are always easy to dismiss but, the technical claims made here have a series of patents behind them. Apple’s research in biometric sensors attached...

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Try FaceSnap, an App That Takes Hands-Free Selfies

Whether it was thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and her star-studded photo at the Oscars or… It was Ellen. Everywhere you look, it’s the selfie. So widespread are selfies that FaceSnap has propped up, because let’s face it; trying to look cute and snap a photo is hardly an east feat to achieve. Enter FaceSnap, the new iOS app that is great to have if you are fond of the selfie. Basically, it’s a photo timer for...

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The Digital Writing Revolution

Reaching for a pen and note pad is used to be the most natural thing to do when taking notes. With the recent technological advancements, innovative new devices are coming up to service even the most basic act of taking meeting notes. Tables and stylii are fast replacing the pen and paper. New age pens are fundamentally changing the way we write. Take the Livescribe 3, a pen that syncs notes and audio to an app...

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Settle Your Bill With No Card or Cash

Introducing SnapScan, a locally developed cash and card less payment system that allows clients from any bank to make payments safely, both in-store or online. Standard Bank has recently launched SnapScan, after a lengthy pilot programme. SnapScan is a safe and secure Smartphone based payments system that doesn’t require the carrying of cash or your bank card. Download the app and start making payments via your Smartphone. Available to all banking customers, not only Standard Bank...

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Google is now the world’s most valuable brand

Having fought the battle of world dominance for a few yrs now with Apple, Google has finally come out tops and has been named the world’s most valuable brand. According to Millward Brown’s annual BrandZ study, Google’s brand value is estimated at $158,843,000, compared to Apple’s $147,880,000. Released on Wednesday, the study contains some big names in the technology field. IBM came in third, followed by Microsoft, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Visa, AT&T, Marlboro. The top ten was...

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Pre Order Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Tablet

Microsoft has opened pre-ordering for their recently launched Surface Pro 3 tablet. Available in the following markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S. and the UK. Orders can be placed via the Microsoft store, and can be yours for a low price of $799. Available in the 64GB Intel Core i3 model, the 256GB variant of...

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Twitter has decided to pull out of talks to acquire, Soundcloud.

According to reports, the social network chose to let the exclusivity on talks deadline to pass without reaching an agreement because the numbers simply didn’t add up. The purchasing of the popular German service would have been Twitter’s biggest acquisition, as the messaging service seeks to diversify its revenue stream and stop the slowdown that has gripped user growth. Soundcloud was recently valued at $700 million. Twitter and Soundcloud had come together once before. In 2012,...

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Technology accessories we recommended

Technological advancements have touched every sphere of life. Almost all economic and social trends and standards have come about as a result of technology. It is not surprising then that numerous technology inspired accessories have emerged. Some of them include: Pebble Watch – This item links into your phone via Bluetooth enabling the user to be alerted if there is a call including caller ID and receive and read emails and messages.It can also link you...

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Find my iPhone, the phone tracking app

Find my iPhone is the definition of what Apple is all about. Established in 1976, Apple is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. This global tech giant has developed a reputation over the years for being forward thinking, colourful and giving users of its products power. The find my iPhone app is an embodiment of the mentioned Apple brand attributes. Cellphones by design are mobile tools and...

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8bit media, connecting brands with audiences

8bit media believes an organisations ability to effectively and successfully reach a targeted segment or niche of the market is key to unlocking business success. It is for this reason that this fast growing media houses seized the opportunity to fill the gap in the market. 8bit is a digital media entity which represents leading independent publishers in diverse segmented inventory pools. This firm strives to connect brands with highly engaged and targeted audiences. With a...