Tag: General

10
Feb

Methys proudly supports the launch of French Tech Cape Town

On January 28th of 2016, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron announced Cape Town, one of the most innovative hub in Africa, as one of the 6 new “French Tech Hubs”. Cape Town, South Africa therefore joins San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York or Hong Kong amongst the host of these Hubs, located at the heart of the most innovative cities in the world. “La French Tech” is a increasingly powerful force aggregating thousands of companies, ranging ...

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4
Jan

Methys’ tech predictions for 2016

What can we expect from the tech sector in 2016? Our staff got tempted to play the game of identifying the top tech trends for the coming years. Here are Methys’ obvious or wildly speculative predictions for 2016. 1. The Internet of things will become a vending channel. E-commerce as we know it is about to be fundamentally reshaped, as every connected object in the future becomes a potential commerce channel. The launch of the Amazon Echo and the Dash button in the USA is a first attempt in ...

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14
Dec

2015 – One year of tech in review.

2015 was an eventful year for the tech industry. If you’ve been living in a cave, here is our quick recap of the main tech trends and events that have affected the industry this year.   We will remember that in 2015… … Google’s material design has taken over the world; … While the smart watch revolution didn’t happen despite what Tim Cook told us; … Privacy has never been more at risk with the surge of governmental mass surveillance that happened in response to terrorism ...

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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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