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Zimbabwe’s Swav gaining in African handset market

Despite the increasing number of imported and highly subsidized Chinese-made mobile handsets, Zimbabwe’s only phone manufacturing company, Swav, is gaining ground in the African market. Launched in 2010, the company is now exporting to East Africa’s largest telecom markets, Kenya and Nigeria in West Africa, as well as Angola in Southern Africa, with plans under […]

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RogueKiller, Remove Rogue Security Software On Your PC

Rogueware, or rogue security software, is a class of malicious software that disguises itself as legit security software. These programs often have the look and feel of antivirus applications, but instead of protecting the computer from malicious software, they do the exact opposite. The majority of rogue applications fake infections of the system to scare […]

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OnLive Desktop app now available from iTunes App store

Charlie Osborne, Medical Anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, graphic designer and former teacher. After studying Anthropology at university, she spent several years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East, living for periods of time in Italy and Spain. She has been involved in the running of […]

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Matias releases three keyboards that power both your iPhone and Mac

Matias’s new line of full-sized keyboards aims to provide comfortable iPhone typing without adding more clutter to your workspace—the company unveiled three keyboards that pair to both your Mac and your iPhone at CES this week. Each keyboard in the One line has a designated button that toggles the keyboard back and forth between devices. […]

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Commentary: A cycle of massive laptop replacement is overdue

By John C. Dvorak BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) — This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up as this is being written, and it kind of confirms the fears expressed by Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. regarding the slowdown in PC sales. Nobody in Las Vegas was talking about personal computers at all. The reasons for […]

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Transferring Files From PC to Kindle Just Got Easier

Sending documents from a PC to a Kindle e-reader just got a little bit easier. That’s because Amazon on Thursday released a new application called “Send to Kindle” that enables Kindle owners to easily transfer files from their Windows PCs directly to their ebook reader. Send to Kindle is available to PC users as a […]

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Federal body concludes LightSquared can’t work with GPS

A key federal agency involved in testing the proposed LightSquared LTE network has concluded that there is no practical way to solve interference between that network and GPS, possibly dealing a crippling blow to the startup carrier’s hopes for a terrestrial mobile network. In a memo released late Friday, the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and […]

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Androids Invade CES 2012

Google’s Android operating system played a big role in the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, appearing in smartphones, tablets, televisions, MP3 players, cameras, and gaming headsets. Device manufacturers are using Android for a wide variety of devices as part of a larger strategy to create a network of connected gadgets backed up by online storage and […]

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By Dong Ngo, 10/25/10 This is Windows 7 being installed on a MacBook Air from a USB thumbdrive. Note: it’s not a requirement that the thumbdrive is pink. (Credit: Dong Ngo/CNET) So you’ve gotten yourself the sleek new MacBook Air and your first thought is to install Windows 7 on it. OK, that’s my first […]

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Can BI Help Barnes & Noble Beat Amazon in the E-Reader Race?

Amazon’s Kindle vs. Barnes and Noble’s Nook is the new Coke vs. Pepsi, and neither retailer wants to fizzle out. Both companies are marketing their latest e-readers as tablets, good not just for reading but for all entertainment, including browsing the Web, watching movies and playing games. Bigger, richer Amazon sells the less expensive device, […]

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