Craige Fleischer, Samsung’s Director for Mobile Communications in South Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

March 28, 2014 • HardwareComments (0)

The shifting dynamics of how people are opting to utilise their personal computers has resulted in a change in the type of device being chosen. Increasingly consumers are requiring mobile devices that can be utilised for both work and play. The professional-consumer, or prosumer who also use their devices for business purposes, are opting for ...

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PC sales see strong decline. (image credit: computer aid international)

Africa: PC sales are in trouble

March 19, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Personal Computer (PC) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are in a bit of trouble, as it continued to decline in sales the fourth quarter of 2013. The report...

The Gobandlovu Primary School is among those that lack both a library and basic computer equipment with internet access. (image: Wipro)

Wipro opens Computer Learning Incubator in SA

March 14, 2014 • HardwareComments (0)

Wipro, a global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, has launched a Computer Learning Incubator and a library at the Gobandlovu Primary School, located in Esikhawini in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Gobandlovu Primary School is among...

HP CEO Meg Whitman (image: Shutterstock)

Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

January 24, 2014 • Company News, HardwareComments (0)

Chip maker Qualcomm Incorporated and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and...

HP South Africa today announced the availability of the HP Officejet Pro X Series (image: HP)

HP’s Guinness World Record printer now available in SA

January 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

HP South Africa today announced the availability of the HP Officejet Pro X Series, which has been named the world’s fastest desktop printer as recognised by Guinness World Records. The HP Officejet Pro X Series was Guinness World Records-certified for the...

Lenovo, HP top 2013 PC sales (Image Credit:Blouin News)

PC shipments take a major dip in 2013 – including in Africa

January 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 82.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6.9 per cent decline from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline....

Manoj Kohli, MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel (International) (image: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP)

Major digital hub deal to boost education in Africa

November 1, 2013 • HardwareComments (0)

Over half a million teachers and learners in nine countries in Sub-Africa are set to experience a step change in access to digital educational resources in their schools. British council and Bharti Airtel have joined forces to maximize the learning benefits...

Samsung launches digital village (image: file)

Samsung Africa’s first ever digital village debuts

October 24, 2013 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today, at an event held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand South Africa, Samsung Electronics Africa showcased the company’s first ever Digital Village – solutions that use a renewable and environmentally friendly resource (solar) to improve the lives of...

Intel will be increasing their software development in Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

Intel Africa to take market by storm

October 4, 2013 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

Intel recently launched their new Haswell processors and although the adoption has been slow, Intel South Africa’s Mohammed Fareed says that consumers will start to see more of them in technology devices such as the cameras in laptops, notebooks and mobile...

Jacques Malherbe, Executive of Advanced Technologies at AxizWorkgroup. (Image source: AxizWorkgroup)

Acer Africa appoints AxizWorkgroup as official Server Distributor

September 26, 2013 • Hardware, Southern AfricaComments Off

Acer has announced AxizWorkgroup has been appointed as the sole distributor for Acer Altos servers. AxizWorkgroup is a leading IT hardware and software distributor with branches in Midrand, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and...