Monthly Archive: September 2014

Hanx Writer

Hanks Hanx Writer Typewriter App Dominates

Tom Hanks is known for box office hits; a select group of individuals know about his love of the keys of a typewriter. Recently Tom Hanks launched his typewrite app for iPad – Hanx Writer – and since the launch, the app has dominated. It currently ranks number 1 in free apps and already boasts a 4.5 star rating, based on over 1000 reviews. An avid typewriter collector, Hanks has been collecting typewriters since the 70s...

MTN

MTN Gives Us HD Voice

Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, or AMR-WB is a new technology that is set to dramatically change voice-calls in SA. MTN customers with a smart device may have noticed a marked improvement in phone call quality in the recent weeks. More commonly known as HD Voice, this technology is a patented speech audio coding standard  developed to improve the speech quality of calls made and to reduce background noise to deliver clearer audio. Even when a caller is...

Twitter

Your Twitter timeline May Soon Be Filled By Accounts You Don’t Follow

Known for subtly testing out new features on a small group of users; Twitter is currently testing a new feature that could see your timeline filled with tweets from accounts you don’t even follow. This time, Twitter is testing out its core function; the follow system. Flagged by a user, reports were abound with users seeing tweets in their feed from an account they didn’t follow, because that account was followed by someone they did follow. According to...

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Review: 2nd-gen Kindle Paperwhite e-reader

Introducing the second generation Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon. Effectively owning the e-reader space, Amazon’s new Paperwhite features upgraded display technology, with higher contrast, faster processor, and new reading features such as “page flip”, “smart lookup” and “vocabulary builder”. The Paperwhite 2 is 169mm x 117mm x 9,1mm in dimension and weighs a mere 206g. The 6-inch display uses e-paper technology with a built-in light, has 16-level gray-scale and 221ppi pixel density. It has a 1GHz processor,...

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The Five Biggest Threats to Your Kids’ Internet Privacy

For the longest time we’ve been threatened with: “stop it, or it will go on your permanent record”. First, it was your teacher in school when you were being disorderly; in your adult-life, it is the laws of society that keep you from doing bad for fear of being incarcerated. In 2014, it is very difficult to not leave a digital trail, whether you are a child or a fully grown adult. From the moment you...