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Some FNB App News.

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I have two press releases that bounced into my inbox regarding the FNB app and mobile banking.

Among the things covered are the App now being available on BlackBerry devices, and this deal includes a sweetener in the form of no data charges while using the app.

See the releases below for all the info:

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And here we have yet another reason to stay the heck off the open WiFi at airports and other hotspots.

Being curious I decided to see what gets broadcast over the air when I send WhatsApp messages to my friends. I connected my phone to my WiFi and messaged a friend. What I found was very interesting…

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(I just re read this and my writing is horrible in this article. I will edit it later – it was bedtime when I finished it, but real work calls now and editing will have to wait.)

A (long) while ago I opined that Ubuntu needs some serious Android integration into the OS in order to forge a market niche for itself as a complete computing package.

Well, after some digging and troubleshooting I discovered that a lot of what I mentioned in that post is already available and possible if you are an Ubuntu (and in most cases Any Linux) user.

Below I have listed seven Apps that will make your computing experience so much better if you have an Android Phone. They are divided into Five Categories. And they are all FREE.

So without further delay, 7 Killer Android Apps Every Ubuntu User Should Have:

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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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Android is taking the world by storm. 300000 devices are being activated daily since December 2010, yet a tightly integrated ecosystem is sorely lacking in the Android arena. I believe strongly that Desktop Linux in general, and Canonical and Ubuntu in particular, are well placed to become key players in this ecosystem, and to become the Operating System partners of choice for the Android environment.

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Right. I skipped the mid-morning session, and now we are online again. WiFi has been a bit dodge the past hour.

This session is about YouTube. Called YouTube in Business, let’s dive into the talk… continue reading…

Hey, online at the morning session for day two.

Not much new to report since the introductory session is exactly the same as was the first session yesterday. It is good for me to hear this talk again, refreshes some of the points and brings home the challenges that face Africa regarding Internet penetration.

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Post lunch session.

After a quick lunchtime tweetup we are back!

Listening to a talk on the online trends…

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Right, got me some power (until I get chased off by the organisers) and 3G dongle… back to the conference.

I missed a chunk of this session getting the previous post out, so here is what is left of this one…

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Hey Everyone.

Trying to live blog from the gSouth Africa event here in Camps Bay. Reason it is not happening LIVE live is that power is a bit of a challenge.

Currently I am in the “Chill Out and Recharge” room, getting some content online for you to read.

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