Tag: Technology

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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2
Mar

Mobile World Congress: our perspective

The Mobile World Congress that was held end of February in Barcelona, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. Traditionally, it is where phone constructors, with the exception of Apple, launch their flagship handsets. Here are the main event highlights from our perspective as mobile developers: Less wearables and tablets:  The MWC2016 didn’t see a huge number of wearables and tablets launched compared to the previous editions. This shows a slow down for these two product ...

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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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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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