Web Gadget

Acer goes for the education gap

09 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Acer goes for the education gap

A focus on the education sector is part of the secret of Acer's turnaround as it battles slumping sales in the rest of the PC sector and competition from Apple in schools, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Click here to read more...

LG hits the G-round running

02 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
LG hits the G-round running

Korean electronics manufacturer LG has spent the last two years proving its high-tech credentials as a smartphone technology leader. With the release of the G4, it is ready for more, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Click here to read more...

E-commerce is broken - but fixable

19 May 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
E-commerce is broken - but fixable

Thanks to poor online presence, e-tailing in South Africa has yet to make a dent in retail, but tools are becoming available to fix it, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK writes from an e-commerce conference in San Diego. 

Click here to read more...

QR Codes invading – even if you don’t know it

12 May 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
QR Codes invading – even if you don’t know it

Those strange little square barcodes now popping up everywhere represent a quiet rebirth of QR Codes, once left for dead, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Click here to read more...

Hands-on with the HoloLens

05 May 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Hands-on with the HoloLens

At the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco last week, the company finally allowed developers to get their hands on its new holographic viewing device, the HoloLens. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK tried it out.

Click here to read more...

Make way for the virtual operator – again

28 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Make way for the virtual operator – again

A new virtual mobile operator arrives in South Africa this week, addressing a growing need in the market. But it’s not the same story all over again, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Click here to read more...

The 'Smart' Audience is here

21 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
The 'Smart' Audience is here

At last week’s annual convention of the Professional Speaker’s Association of Southern Africa, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK presented a talk via Skype on the new “smart audience”, including these key tips.

Click here to read more...

Smart options for phones across the price universe

14 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Smart options for phones across the price universe

The past couple of months have seen a flood of new high-end phones arrive in South Africa, across an astonishingly wide range of prices. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK considers the likely customers for various formats and price tags.

Click here to read more...

Israeli high-tech impact deepens

24 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Israeli high-tech impact deepens

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the crowds at the Israeli pavilion signaled rising demand for the country’s high-tech, contrary to boycott attempts, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Click here to read more...

Mobile payments grow up

10 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Mobile payments grow up

The announcement of Samsung Pay, in direct competition with Apple Pay, is a signal that payments with mobile devices are growing up, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

Click here to read more...