ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPUTING

Microsoft offers Office for Android, iPad in SA

2014-04-17 08:20

Hot on the heels of releasing Microsoft Office for the iPad, Microsoft has expanded the popular software to smartphones and tablets.

Physicist wins tech prize for data storage

2014-04-09 14:40

tuart Parkin has won the €1m ($1.3m) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.

New PCs infected with malware targets your cash

2014-03-19 14:35

Criminals have increased their sophistication by implanting PCs with deliberate malware, a study has found.

SA computer boffin to compete in US

2014-03-11 12:00

A local computer expert is on his way to New York to compete with the top boffins in the field.

Bill Gates tops super wealthy list

2014-03-04 08:31

The rich list of wealthy individuals indicates that technologists have continued to grow their wealth.

Mac turns 30 in changing computer world

2014-01-23 09:00

Apple's Macintosh turns 30 this month and before iPhones and iPads, the company transformed home computing with the device.

PC takes a big hit, but worst may be over

2014-01-10 09:40

It's been a miserable year for computer manufacturing with the market taking yet another body blow, research has shown.

HP says 5 000 more job cuts needed

2014-01-02 10:21

Struggling US computer giant Hewlett-Packard plans to slash 5 000 more jobs than previously announced because of a difficult business environment, a regulatory filing shows.

Jumpstart Christmas with tech shopping

2013-12-18 14:00

Since it's the season to be jolly - especially with your wallet - tech toys are one of the must-have gift items that many would like to find in their Christmas stockings.

Open source vital for SKA, says Derek Hanekom

2013-11-11 10:35

Open source software is critical to the rollout of massive science projects as it allows for collaboration with the minimal of conflict over intellectual property rights, a government department has said.

Cat pee smell has laptop owners hissing

2013-10-31 22:46

People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine.

Microsoft pulls Windows update to fix problems

2013-10-21 07:29

Microsoft has pulled a Windows update from its website after it caused problems on some customers' devices.

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1 as free upgrade

2013-10-17 09:14

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download, and it addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8.

Activate laptop special keys with Linux

2013-10-16 08:32

A magazine reports that there is a way for the special key combinations to be activated manually for Linux users.

Yahoo acquires ad-service

2013-10-13 13:31

Yahoo has said that it has acquired tech company Bread, a URL shortner that allows users to design then target advertisments to readers who click on their links.

Google unveils new HP Chromebook

2013-10-08 15:53

A new affordable HP laptop runs on Google's internet-centric Chrome system.

Microsoft unveils new Surface tablet

2013-09-23 17:36

Microsoft is introducing two new Surface tablet and several accessories, as it tries to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline.

Microsoft launches Xbox Music on web - for free

2013-09-09 08:29

Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the web - even to those who don't use Windows 8.

Nasdaq blames software bug for outage

2013-08-30 07:30

Nasdaq OMX Group has said its massive trading halt was due to an internal software bug and other technology issues.

Windows 8.1 for 18 October release

2013-08-14 18:34

A tweaked version of Microsoft's Windows operating system which restores the "Start" button missed by users and updates other features will be available on 18 October.

Rump steak with chips and coleslaw

2013-07-22 10:04

A steak and chips recipe prepared by Gordon Ramsay and Nataniël, exclusively for Checkers.

Wearable computers a smart fashion trend

2013-06-27 13:01

The notion of being fashionably smart is getting a makeover as internet-linked computers get woven into formerly brainless attire.

Windows Start button may make a comeback

2013-04-30 14:21

Microsoft is planning to resurrect the Start button familiar to the traditional Windows operating system.

Windows revenue pushes Microsoft higher

2013-04-19 09:00

Microsoft has reported that the Windows division had a 23% increase in revenues, pushing the company's profit up 19%.

 

Sony issues battery-fire warning over Vaio laptops

2014-04-11 12:10

Sony has warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk.

Tablet demand pushes PCs to the edge

2014-03-20 14:11

Surging demand for tablets have contributed to additional decline in the PC market in the Middle East and Africa.

Windows XP a headache for Microsoft

2014-03-12 14:05

Microsoft has a problem that doesn't want to go away: It's called Windows XP.

Hard drives healthy despite PC downturn

2014-03-04 10:00

Despite the serious decline in PCs, the market for traditional hard drives remains robust, a manufacturer has insisted.

Android gains in key markets

2014-01-27 19:40

The Android smartphone platform has extended its lead over Apple's iPhone in key markets including the United States, Europe and China.

Pakistan hopes to raise $2bn in 3G licence sale

2014-01-18 17:59

Pakistan is planning to hold its long-delayed auction of 3G telecommunications licences by March, hoping to raise $2bn with the sale.

Windows 9 expected in 2015

2014-01-13 19:04

Microsoft is to unveil Windows 9 in April in an effort to step up its game in the increasingly competitive market for tablet and laptop computers.

Razer gamer concept revolutionises PC

2014-01-08 14:35

Despite the continued declining trend of computer sales, one company believes in a new take on a traditional format.

MTN to expand into Middle East internet services

2013-12-20 14:00

MTN and Rocket Internet have agreed to extend online retail and other digital services in the Middle East.

PCs jump in India, bucking global trend

2013-11-26 09:05

The computer market in India has bucked the international trend with an increase over the last year, a survey has found.

Microsoft needs to 'start up again' says CEO

2013-11-06 10:06

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says the computer giant had to reinvent itself to avoid being "old and tired" as his company struggles to keep up in the mobile devices sector.

As it happened: Chiefs v Bucs

2013-10-24 13:19

LIVE UPDATES and interactive commentary on the PSL clash between Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Ubuntu races toward convergence

2013-10-17 14:20

Canonical is moving ahead toward the convergence of mobile phone and desktop operating systems with the launch of Ubuntu 13.10.

Cheaper smart machines may replace workers - Gartner

2013-10-16 14:21

The cost of smart devices makes the likelihood that they will replace people in companies a reality in the short term, research has revealed.

CAT, IT education won't suffer over OSS policy, says expert

2013-10-16 07:23

The anger at the department of basic education's policy is misplaced because it is focused on the delivery of the curriculum, an independent technology expert has said.

Anger at dropping of open source for matric CAT, IT

2013-10-11 08:01
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The department of basic education's change of policy regarding the teaching of computer applications technology (CAT) has not been well received.

Apple unveils new iMacs

2013-09-25 09:29

Apple has announced that it had updated its iMac range of computers with better processors and graphics.

NGOs get boost from free Microsoft Office

2013-09-16 11:01

Non-profit organisations have been given free copies of Microsoft Office software to help increase their productivity.

Apple hit with injunction in e-book case

2013-09-07 09:24

A federal judge, who found Apple liable for conspiring to fix e-book prices, has entered an injunction intended to bar the iPad maker from further antitrust violations.

New Windows OS sent to computer makers

2013-08-28 10:04

Microsoft has begun sending a revamped version of Windows to makers of computers, smartphones or tablets powered by the software.

USAF gets most powerful computer

2013-07-23 21:30

A US Air Force base has introduced the most powerful computer in the Department of Defence.

Thailand rolls out school tablet scheme

2013-06-28 18:36

Thailand will pay $110m to two firms to supply 1.2 million tablet computers to schools across the country, the education ministry has announced Friday.

SA team wins computing prize

2013-06-21 13:01

A team of South African students has won the overall awards at an international computing conference.

Ubuntu enhancements released

2013-04-29 08:05

The open source movement is taking aim at acceptance on desktop computers with the release of an enhancement set designed to attract consumers.

Microsoft focuses on SA

2013-04-18 15:00

Microsoft sees Africa in general and South Africa in particular, as a key market for adoption of the company’s software.

 
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