The blog.

16
Oct

eFront and Methys extend their partnership, strengthening customer service in South Africa

Paris, October 13, 2014 – eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, is pleased to announce that it has extended its partnership with international technology consulting firm, Methys, naming it the integrator for all eFront solutions in Africa. The two companies will build on the partnership’s many successes implementing eFront solutions throughout Africa to bring regional customers innovative technologies, market leadership, local ...

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28
May

South African Airways app is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones

South African Airways (SAA) recently announced the availability of the new SAA application for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront. In a constant effort to make flying with SAA more convenient, South Africa’s Global airline collaborated with Cytrus, one of South Africa’s leading web and mobile application specialists, to produce an application that gives BlackBerry 10 smartphones users access to comprehensive travel and airline information while on the go. The...

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11
Feb

Not a cloud in sight for Google Cloud Print

In South Africa this is generally a little known feature, which is a pity, since Google have once again gone out of their way to make our lives easier and it is really oh so simple to set up too. Google Cloud Print has been around for a few years now, but due to historically slow internet speeds in Southern Africa it hasn’t really taken off, but with improved internet speeds, being able to send that all important file remotely via your smart phone, laptop or tablet device to a printer in an ...

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24
Oct

Stop the Cheating, get LG’s Dual Play TV

TV’s have gone through quite a bit of innovation over the past 20 years, from being known as the tube to now a flat screen, with built-in camera’s, wifi, internet browsers to say the least and its been pretty cool. One of the innovations was the introduction of the 3D TV, which launched in 2010 and had big promise to change the way we view our TV’s today or tomorrow. Does this come with them fancy bunny Antenna do-hickeys? Now 3D TV’s have gotten a lot of stick due to the...

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16
Sep

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c: Great, good, average.

There has been some heavy slagging off of the Apple’s latest releases of their iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iOS7,  saying bizarre things such as the latest iOS 7 is not manly enough as well as investors saying that they are not happy with the amount of innovation from Apple. Lots of people are trying to be clever, coming up with silly metaphors and similes, but my first look at the new iOS7, it looked like somebody left the UI designs out in the sun for too long and is now faded, but I ...

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30
Aug

A New Motion is out and its called Leap Motion

When I was on holiday in Holland recently my Brother in-law made a pre-order for a Leap Motion. Seeing that this was something I have never heard of, i was intrigued and had to ask what was he so excited about, cause he was well excited. As far as I can tell the device works basically like the computer that Chief John Anderton uses in the Minority Report, without the massive 3D interface Hologram screens and the fancy gloves… kinda like in the Iron Man Films. LeapMotion is basically the...

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31
Jul

BB10 Hands on Experience from a QA Perspective

The BlackBerry Z10 has been on the market for a while now and having done a full testing with Cytrus’s Top12Wines application, here are some of the great things I have discovered about the BB10 OS. When I think of BlackBerry I think of the BB5, BB6 and BB7 Os’s with a built-in qwerty keyboard. I was never really sold on the idea of owning a BlackBerry device, even though they did offer a great service with the BBM messenger. I had heard from my colleagues that some devices had ...

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12
Jul

New Nokia Lumia 1020 Unleashed

Looks like the Nokia Lumia 920 has passed on its flagship bu-ton responsibilities to its smarter, slimmer sister the Nokia Lumia 1020. The launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020 has officially been made public yesterday on July 11th 2013. Boasting its 41 Mega pixel camera, professional image manipulating software, its additional accessories and it’s slimmer specs compared to the previous flagship Nokia Phone the Lumia 920, who was the chubby one of the Nokia Lumia family, more to love in my ...

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3
Jul

Nokia’s current situation

The results from the quarters are in and looks like its not great news for BlackBerry coming in at the bottom ranks after Nokia. Nokia coming in 3rd place, scraping what market share has been left behind from the dominant Android and iOS. Even though there has been some bad and good news of Nokia’s performance as of late, having a small operating loss on one side of the scale and having a growth in sales of Nokia Lumias. It is certainly an interesting position Nokia has made it to, ...

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20
Jun

Methys enjoys the AppCampus experience

To be honest, I thought I had an idea of what it would be like, but once it kicked off, all my expectations where changed. So I suppose the next question you would ask is, were your expectations changed for the better or worse? …. Well, I would have to say AppCampus exceeded expectations, from world-class offices, helpful and friendly AppCademy team, to the top draw lecturers brought in to share their experiences and spread their knowledge. AppCampus is a mobile application accelerator program...

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