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  • Nokia launched their first Android-based smartphone into the Kenyan market - the Nokia X (image: Nokia)

    Nokia launches first Android phone in Kenya

    March 14, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia launches first Android phone in Kenya

    Finnish electronics manufacturer Nokia launched their first Android-based smartphone into the Kenyan market, with the Nokia X hitting the shelves this week. To date, Nokia has predominantly released smartphones running on Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating...

  • A screenshot of Windows 8.1 (image: Charlie Fripp

    Opening up Windows 8.1

    October 18, 2013 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Opening up Windows 8.1

    Microsoft this week announced the availability of the update to its Windows 8 operating system and users who download Windows 8.1 will immediately notice a number of changes. All that users have to do is visit the Windows Store and the update should be...

  • Afrinolly has announced the launch of its Windows App for Windows Phone and Windows 8 (image: Afrinolly)

    Afrinolly app available for Windows Phone

    July 18, 2013 • Online, West AfricaComments Off on Afrinolly app available for Windows Phone

    After a month in beta testing, African entertainment app Afrinolly has announced the launch of its Windows App for Windows Phone and Windows 8. With the adding of a Windows phone app, Afrinolly is now available on all major mobile operating systems. Afrinolly...

  • Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Preview

    June 26, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Preview

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview, the next update of the Windows operating system, at the company’s developer-focused Build conference. As part of the conference’s keynote speech, the company...

  • Global Windows 8 market share shockingly low among enterprises

    June 5, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Global Windows 8 market share shockingly low among enterprises

    SysAid Technologies Ltd. (www.sysaid.com), a global provider of IT Service Management (ITSM) software solutions, today released surprising IT Performance Benchmark data on the adoption rate of Windows 8. The data indicates that as of April 2013, six months...

  • Microsoft partners with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

    May 9, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Microsoft partners with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

    Microsoft today announced a TV white spaces pilot project in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and UhuruOne to provide affordable wireless broadband access to university students and faculty in Dar es Salaam,...

  • Windows 8 update to be previewed at Build

    May 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Windows 8 update to be previewed at Build

    Microsoft recently announced that their Windows 8 operating system has enjoyed its 100 millionth Windows 8 license activation since the OS launched in October and has now unveiled that the next update for OS will be previewed at the company’s annual...

  • Microsoft’s Surface coming to South Africa

    April 17, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft’s Surface coming to South Africa

    Microsoft released their efforts into the tablet market a few months ago, but while North American users got to play around with the Surface, South African users have been left in the cold as to availability. During Microsoft’s keynote address at its...

  • Samsung ATIV tablet to launch in SA next week

    November 28, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung ATIV tablet to launch in SA next week

    The Samsung ATIV Tab, which arrives in South Africa next week, will provide users with a mobile experience that integrates with the touch-screen innovations of Windows 8 and lets users create and share content more easily than ever before. “As people become...

  • Microsoft Surface sales are “modest”

    November 12, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments (1)

    Microsoft released their Surface tablet a couple of weeks ago, together with their Windows 8 operating system, and while it is only available in certain countries, CEO Steve Ballmer said that the current sales are “modest” – without giving specific...

  • Is Microsoft developing their own smartphone?

    November 2, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Microsoft developing their own smartphone?

    Technology giant Microsoft only recently released their Windows 8 operating system, and while the company is known for its software, there are rumours that Microsoft is exploring the possibilities of developing their own Windows-based smartphone. The...

  • MTN to bring Windows Phone 8 to Nigeria

    October 30, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on MTN to bring Windows Phone 8 to Nigeria

    MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December. As part of its strategic alliance with Microsoft, MTN customers in South Africa,...

  • Xbox SmartGlass released for Android

    October 29, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Xbox SmartGlass released for Android

    While Microsoft released their latest operating system, Windows 8, last week, some accompanying Xbox features were only made available to users who had Windows 8 tablets or phones. But Microsoft has now released their Xbox SmartGlass app for Android users as...

  • Microsoft launches Windows 8 operating system

    October 26, 2012 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft launches Windows 8 operating system

    Microsoft has launched its long-awaited Windows 8 operating system at a series of global events, including an African-themed launch at Shine Studios in the Johannesburg suburb of Braamfontein, South Africa, that attracted the likes of Olympian swimmer Chad...

  • In Pictures: Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch in Johannesburg

    October 26, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch in Johannesburg

    Microsoft South Africa launched the company’s latest operating system, Windows 8, at a lavish African-themed event last night at Shine Studios in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Microsoft focused on user experience and left it to celebrities to recount their...

  • New music streaming service available in South Africa

    October 23, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on New music streaming service available in South Africa

    British-based rara.com has announced a major expansion to its streaming music service, ten months after launching, with new apps for Windows 8, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as an updated Android app and web service. rara.com is switching on seven new...