2 June 2010

Kick off your World Cup experience online

The 2010 Football World Cup kick off is a week away! Here in Tamar’s Cape Town office we have gotten into the spirit of things, throwing ourselves behind our boys in green and gold. Some of us are supporting England though, and debates over the odds are getting quite heated. As South Africans, we are very aware of the pressure …

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2 June 2010

Accessibility in the world of Web 2.0

The internet is constantly changing, which is why the the WCAG 1.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) have finally been updated to WCAG 2.0. This version takes into account the ever-increasing changes in the technology used on the web. There has been two main developments in recent years that have had a significant impact on web accessibility. The first of these is an increased use of AJAX …

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2 June 2010

Google snubs Microsoft Windows from within

Under the guise of security deficiencies, Google is reported to have axed Microsoft Windows from all it operational desktop PCs since the beginning of January this year. Google employees are forced to use either Apple Mac OS or Linux, until ChromeOS, Googles own operating system, is ready for global release later this year. With a reported 88% market share, other …

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1 June 2010

Tips to save money using iPhone overseas

I recently took an Iphone 3GS to Paris.  Before going to the ‘City of Light’, I decided to check the mobile tariff for internet usage, and I was surprised to learn that the mobile network operator charged £3 per 1Mb data usage.  This set me on a path of finding useful tips to ensure I don’t get an end of …

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28 May 2010

Chewing on Apple: Has Jobs killed Flash?

My perception of Apple is that of the good guy with Microsoft being the bad guy – PCs get viruses Macs don’t. The Apple brand always maintains an air of Californian free spirit, born out of Sixties hippie culture, whose principles are clearly evident in their products and user-friendly operating systems. But with Apple’s continued blockade against Adobe Flash are …

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27 May 2010

Facebook bows (a little bit) to critics, makes privacy settings easier to use

As expected (the BBC revealed first thing Tuesday morning the announcement was coming), yesterday afternoon Mark Zuckerberg rolled out Facebook’s one-stop shop for privacy settings in response to growing user concerns. Zuckerberg stated during the press conference convened especially for the announcement, “We’ve focused on three things: a single control for your content, more powerful controls for your basic information …

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26 May 2010

Google fuels battle with Apple with new product launches

Google has always been known for acquiring small start ups and integrating them into the bigger Google picture and further extending the giant reach that the company already enjoys. Google has, for a while, been a lot more than a search engine. It has become a company known for being multi-dimensional and has moved into broad areas trying to capitalise …

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26 May 2010

Twitter sorting out search, Google loving Twitter…

There have been a couple of developments in the world of Twitter recently which I thought would be worth documenting here on the blog – both have links to search too, making them doubly relevant in my opinion! First up is the fairly recent change to Twitter search that demonstrates that it is getting a lot more intelligent – presumably …

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