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The mobile device revolution is in full swing. From Smartphones and Superphones that changed the mobile device game to Tablets that are threatening to effectively put Netbooks out of business save for a few niche applications, our mobile world is changing. This is having an impact on less than mobile computing – your large Laptops and also your venerable Desktop Computer.

Are we moving toward the death of the computer and laptop as we know it today?
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Rage is around the corner. The bestest gaming and entertainment technology this side of anywhere is now only sixteen days away!

rAge will bring us games, technology, game releases, a world record attempt, the Verge and more! Remember, we will be there, and will be live-tweeting our experiences from the expo.

Read below for the official press release, and there are some pictures from last years event too!

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Come 1 October the Coca-Cola dome in Johannesburg will be awash with geeks and nerds of every kind. Among the sea of faces you will find computer geeks, comic book nerds, gamers, modders, overclockers and the people behind some of the biggest industry names today.

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A commenter (Kerberos) gave me a link regarding a FLOSS evangelist having trouble to connect to a CUPS printer in Linux. That link was from 2004, and he claimed that it was still relevant.

Naturally I wanted to see what he was on about, and decided to connect to a CUPS printer already set up here at the office.

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Printer1Right, so I am busily grafting away on my comparative test, taking into account the suggestions you guys made with regards to the tests I used, the scoring method and also some extra tests that I could use to even out the tests and give a much more realistic comparison.

Boy did I not expect these kind of problems!

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Review: Apple iPhone 3GS

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ReviewedI have been giving Apple products a lot of love this past month. Today SaBest handed me an iPhone 3GS to test, to coincide with their Facebook Post of the price drop on this model. It has been interesting spending some time with the iPhone.

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not THE harddrive in question...…and the techs that hide behind them. YOU MAKE US ALL LOOK BAD! There, I said it. Just like the guy on his 50cc Suzuki who knocks mirrors off cars when he passes them make all bikers look bad, bad IT managers and the techs they protect make those of us wanting to do an honest job look bad.

The result is that “IT Guys” all over are generally mistrusted, derided and belittled. Thanks a lot guy.

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Ipod TouchThe Apple iPod, the device that started a revolution… Looking at the review of the iPad I did recently I thought it’d be cool to do a review of one. Great was my surprise this morning when David from ThinkTank handed me one and said “Knock Yourself Out.” He just bought himself one, and was kind enough to let me try it out for a few hours.

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In my previous post I told you of my experience with an Aspire One running Linpus Linux. After tooling around with that disaster I offered my colleague two options, either I install Ubuntu or he gets someone else to install Windows XP.

To my joy he told me to go ahead and install Ubuntu on it. continue reading…

I am a Linux fanatic. I like gadgets. A colleague tells me offhand that he needs to help a friend with a Linux netbook and I am all ears. Colleague cannot fix it (he is a windows nerd) and I am all too happy to help.

So now here I am writing this blog entry on a brand new Acer Aspire One.

And I am disappointed with Acer. continue reading…