As the end of 2012 draws near, it is time for us all to look back over the year that has passed and to think about what we have achieved.
It is also a time for us all to think about next year and the things we hope to accomplish in the New Year. I will try to provide you with technology and web advice that will help you achieve some of these goals and maybe make your life just a little better through the use of technology.
At this time of the year I always love to look ahead and think about what we may see on the technology front for the next year.
I believe that 2013 will see the announcement of the new Apple television set. For many years there have been rumours that Steve Jobs believed that the interaction between humans and television sets are flawed and should be more instinctive. I believe that in 2013 Apple will finally announce this new television set. Whether we will be able to afford it is another question.
Next year more televisions will have Internet-enabled capabilities and we will see a huge increase in the way we consume content on our televisions from the Internet. Some televisions already have these capabilities, but it will become the norm.
I think in 2013 we will see the end of most video stores and music shops. Yes, it is sad, but with South Africans finally being able to legally buy music and movies online through iTunes, I cannot see how these stores will be able to survive.
The other innovations and exciting developments in 2013 I will share with you as the year progresses.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a technologically enhanced new year.
The iPhone 5 is finally about to arrive in South Africa and as a huge Apple fan, I have already ordered my phone. It has been a long wait, but this week all the cellular companies announced that the iPhone 5 will be available on the 14th of December.
Not only is the phone fitted with the retina display as with the iPhone 4S, but it now has a faster processor which greatly enhances the speed at which applications can execute tasks. I have found, as the functionality of apps increase and as new apps evolve, they need a bit more processing power to enable fast results and loading times.
The list of new features in this phone is way too many to list here, and I invite you to visit the Apple.com website for more information and also a list of features in the new phone.
I also have to mention that I strongly believe that if you still have an iPhone 3 or iPhone 4, you should consider upgrading immediately. But if you have an iPhone 4S and you are still in a contract, there is no reason for you to upgrade too quickly. The one thing I love about Apple phones is the fact that the operating system is backward compatible and you can enjoy the features of the improved operating system, even if you do not have the latest and greatest model.
If you have one of the previous iPhone models, remember to update your operating system on a regular basis to enjoy the great features that are now available in the new system.
To those of you on holiday waiting for the new iPhone to arrive, make sure that you get it before Christmas that would truly make it a wonderful festive season!
A few weeks ago I realised that one or two of my websites had Malware.
I was told that it is something that happens often. I hate any type of virus and looked around for an answer. The best option I could find is Sucuri!
They now monitor all my websites! And when there is an infection of any kind they notify me. I can then request them to clean it! What a great deal! The also clean in less than 4 hours!!!
I highly recommend them!
eBoek-lesers of “tablets” is ideaal vir die lees van boeke. Dit is deesdae nie meer nodig om stapels boeke in jou huis te laat stof opgaar nie. Ek verhuis binnekort en ek moet sê dat die helfte van alles wat getrek moet word, basies uit bokse vol boeke bestaan.
Ek is baie lief vir boeke, die tekstuur en die reuk van ’n nuwe boek kan nie sommer vervang word nie, maar gerieflikheidshalwe en om ’n paar bome te red, sal ek verseker die boeke wat ek net koop om vinnig te lees met elektroniese weergawes vervang.
Daar is ’n groot getal nuwe eBoek-lesers beskikbaar op die mark en daar is werklik een wat almal se sak sal pas, jy moet net rondkyk. Die belangrikste ding is dat jy groot getalle boeke op hierdie lesers kan stoor en sonder om baie spasie te vat, altyd jou boeke by jou kan hou vir ingeval jy ’n kans kry om ’n stukkie te lees.
Hierdie is natuurlik ’n ideale geskenk vir ouer mense wat reeds afgetree het, en ek sê dit net omdat ek die afgelope ruk gereeld gehoor het dat van my vriende vir hul oumas, oupas en familie wat reeds afgetree het, van hierdie lesers wil koop en dan vir my raad gevra het. In daardie stadium kon ek nie baie Afrikaanse boeke opspoor wat op hierdie tablette gelees kan word nie, maar ek is baie bly om te kan sê dat ek wel nou gesien het dat Leserskring baie eBoeke op die web beskibaar gemaak het.
Ek is ook seker dat die pryse van hierdie boeke mettertyd en soos hul gewildheid toeneem, sal daal sodat dit almal se sakke sal pas.
Besoek www.leserskring.co.za en kyk bietjie rond. Maak net seker dat jou leser die boeke wat jy koop, kan vertoon.