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Posts Tagged ‘tablets’

  • Africa’s e-learning market has doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching USD 513 million, according to a report by market researchers Ambient Insights.

    Africa’s E-Learning Market Doubles to $500 Million

    September 23, 2016 • EducationComments (2)

    African public-private partnerships are fast-tracking education improvement from primary school to university, potentially levelling the playing field for millions of students worldwide. In the face of electricity shortages and over-crowding, African...

  • Gartner 2015

    Worldwide device shipments to grow 1.9 percent in 2016

    January 21, 2016 • Enterprise, Top StoriesComments Off on Worldwide device shipments to grow 1.9 percent in 2016

    Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2016, a 1.9 per cent increase from 2015, according to Gartner. End-user spending in constant US dollars is expected to decline...

  • Kamal Ravjee

    Good server infrastructure is needed for cloud

    February 11, 2015 • Enterprise, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Good server infrastructure is needed for cloud

    With smartphone penetration in Africa growing by leaps and bounds, companies must deliver excellent mobile performance in order to grow. Business Connexion’s Sakkie Burger and Kamal Ravjee discuss why good infrastructure matters more than ever in delivering...

  • African Travel

    Video Interview: Transforming African travel with smart technology – Sabre

    February 9, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Transforming African travel with smart technology – Sabre

    Travel and tourism alone is the third most popular topic, according to Sabre Corporation, for mobile apps, behind weather and news. These are mainly limited to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, but the opportunity for wearable technology with...

  • (Image Source: Triplepundit.com).

    Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

    September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

    Today’s society, globally and African-based, is always on, always connected – from PCs and notebooks to tablets, smartphones and even smart televisions and other devices – we have become used to accessing the Internet at will, wherever we are. While...

  • The Market of Tablets

    The market of tablets now looking towards Africa

    September 24, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on The market of tablets now looking towards Africa

    In 2013, the global market of tablets experienced a slight slowdown. Previously, this market showed spectacular growth these last few years. The analysts now fear that the stagnation will come due to a saturated market in developed countries; therefore,...

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

    Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

    March 28, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

    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...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    Tablets shipments see explosive growth to MEA

    March 17, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Tablets shipments see explosive growth to MEA

    Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) expanded 111% year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The premier global market intelligence and advisory firm...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    South Africa sees huge upsurge in tablet demand

    February 24, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa sees huge upsurge in tablet demand

    Shipments of tablet PCs to South Africa increased 107.1% year on year in the final quarter of 2013 to total 513,000 units, according to the latest insights from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The country’s traditional PC market suffered a...

  • The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has undertaken a decision to make tablets compulsory for first-year students (image: UJ)

    SA university makes tablets compulsory

    November 27, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SA university makes tablets compulsory

    One of South Africa’s largest universities, the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has undertaken a decision to make tablets compulsory for first-year students from next year. “This introduction of handheld devices will confirm UJ as a leader in innovative...

  • Data from the FNB eWallet Solution has shown that  4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months

    South Africa: FNB Enterprise Banking gets tablet app

    October 3, 2013 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: FNB Enterprise Banking gets tablet app

    Today FNB Commercial and RMB Corporate Bank announced the launch of Online Banking Enterprise on the FNB Banking Tablet App. This new platform will enable business and corporate clients to securely manage their business’ financial affairs anytime and from...

  • samsung

    Samsung launches stores in Nigeria

    September 10, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung launches stores in Nigeria

    The rise in telecommunications in West Africa over the past decade has spurred a massive movement into the commercial aspects of delivering products to consumers. In Nigeria, Samsung is taking the initiative and launching a number of new stores to better...

  • Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 (image: Lenovo)

    Lenovo’s smartphone and tablet sales surpass PC

    August 15, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Lenovo’s smartphone and tablet sales surpass PC

    Electronics manufacturer Lenovo announced its results for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30 this year and confirmed that, for the first time, its combined smartphone and tablet sales have overtaken those of its PCs business. The company had a quarterly...

  • tabletsinSA

    South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

    July 30, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

    According to a recent study by research firm World Wide Worx, South African consumer bought over 1.4-million tablets in a period of three years – from June 2010 to June 2013. At the end of 2012, 960 000 tablet had already been sold. In terms of market...

  • The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (image: Asus)

    Top 10 tablets suited for Africa

    July 24, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 tablets suited for Africa

    There is no doubt that tablets continue to make an impact on the lives of users worldwide. More manufacturers are producing a wide variety of tablets to cater to different user needs – and this causes confusion amongst consumers. Samsung today said...

  • Asus Taichi review (11.6-inch)

    March 9, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Asus Taichi review (11.6-inch)

    Since Windows 8’s debut last October, PC manufacturers have all followed pretty much the same playbook. Build a laptop with a touchscreen? Check. A docking laptop / tablet hybrid? Check. A strange, hinged device that twists and turns from tablet to...