Tag: Android

31
Mar

Will the ‘Internet of Things’ reshape the security industry?

Everyday objects that can send and receive data have started to enter our homes. This new development of the Internet is what we call the ‘Internet of Things’. This new megatrend has already started to attract leading digital players such as Google, Amazon and Samsung as well as a vast ecosystem of start-ups. This burgeoning industry is expected to know a tremendous growth in the coming years, from 2 billion connected objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020 (1). This ...

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28
May

Picup shaking the courier industry with peer-to-peer shipment system

Over the past few years, peer-to-peer services such as Uber and Airbnb have emerged from the Silicon Valley, reshaping our relationship to transport and accommodation. These services provide a common framework where consumers can directly be in touch with service providers, thus reshaping their respective sectors toward more transparency and opening revenue-generating activities to millions of  their “partners”. One of the key pillars of these peer-to-peer models is the ...

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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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15
May

BBM Messenger free on iPhone and Android

Blackberry’s Thorsten Heins has announced their biggest news in blackberry since it’s release of the new Blackberry 10 OS. According to multiple sources such as engaged and the verge, it looks like the BBM service is going to be giving free hot-dogs outside of night clubs, for the BBM service will be free and available on multiple platforms such as iPhone and Android. The BBM Service has been a real Joker in the Blackberry deck, due to its simplicity of not having to register or ...

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29
Apr

Facebook Home, Now available for a selected few

Facebook Home is now available to download on the Google Play store , but I’m sure that you knew this after an amusing advert with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook home appears to be very distractive and interesting. After doing some research on Facebook Home and I’m getting a lot of posts saying the same things over and over.   So to avoid boring news like this particular head turner of a story. I have decided to streamline this article, to bring you the facts and the meat of the story. A ...

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25
Jun

FHM augmented reality cover comes to life

I recently went to the FHM Brandy Cocktail Party which was greatly entertaining and at the end I received my free copy of the FHM July issue “FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women”. After approval from the wife I opened my mag and what caught my eye was the logo indicating that the cover could come to life. The curiosity got the better of me and I immediately downloaded the app Aurasma, pointed it at the cover and bang… a full live video was playing on the cover. See video I brought it into the ...

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18
Jun

SHOUT App still getting exposure

The SHOUT app has really been getting great exposure lately, thanks to the efforts of the SHOUT Foundation. Cytrus are honoured to have been a part of this initiative and wish the app continued success. Cytrus are working with SHOUT to develop a Blackberry option which will be featured soon. We are very excited about this as it will allow more South Africans to get involved. Support the initiative and download the SHOUT App for android from the Samsung App Store. Below is a article written in ...

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26
Apr

Cytrus speak at the Tech Demo Africa event

Cytrus was recently asked to speak about one of our projects at the Tech Demo Africa event in conjunction with Mobile Monday. The event was held at the Radison Blue in Johannesburg on 17 April 2012. Always interested to showcase our work we jumped at the opportunity – the only problem… which of our many exciting projects should we showcase? We decided to present a project that was relevant to all South Africans and represented a cause we truly believe in – the SHOUT ...

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16
Mar

Cytrus attends the SHOUT 2012 launch

Gidon and I had the privilege of attending the SHOUT launch yesterday held at Montecasino to a packed audience that included a number of celebrities.  Gavin Koppel, Chairman of the SHOUT foundation, Danny K and Kabelo had some inspiring words to say about taking up the fight against crime in our country.  George Ferreira, COO and Vice-President of Samsung South Africa presented the launch of the SHOUT mobile application.  The launch ended with a brilliant music video “You’re the Voice”,...

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16
Mar

SHOUT Android App to be launched in April 2012

In a first for South Africa, the soon to be launched SHOUT App allows ordinary South Africans to make contact with emergency services and be directed to the nearest police station, hospital or fire station anywhere in the country, driven by live location aware maps. The App provides a quick and easy way for users to report a crime, its location, date and time, and will ultimately provide the SAPS and other anti-crime bodies’ valuable knowledge concerning crimes and crime patterns.   Using ...

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