On Monday Microsoft launched its very own tablet. This will place the software giant, Microsoft, in direct competition with Apple once again. Numerous competitiors like RIM (Blackberry) received a resounding underwhelming response in the tablet market (and thats puting in nicely).
Undoubtedly Apple is the major player in the tablet market. In 2011 Apple sold over 40 million iPads, out of worldwide tablet sales of 60 million, with Android tablets slowly gaining popularity.
However, the Microsoft Surface tablet seems pretty sleek and playful at the same time. The 9.3mm thick device has a magnesium case, features a 10.6-inch HD widescreen display, an integrated kickstand and weighs less than a kilo. The device comes with a detachable keyboard and trackpad that attach magnetically to the tablet.
Sexting has become incredibly popular these days and so have leaked nude photos and “screen munched” text messages making their way on to social networks. A new mobile app called Snapchat aims to add a bit of security and a peace of mind to sharing personal photos and texts.
Snapchat allows users to set a timer up to 10 seconds of when the message would self-destruct after being received. If the receiver tries to take a screenshot, then the sender will be instantly notified.
So, no need to worry about what your boyfriend will do with nude pictures of you if you happen to break up with him.
*Get your freak on* 🙂
The much anticipated Open Forum will take place in from 22 – 24 May 2012 in Cape Town. The theme throughout the forum will be Money, Power and Sex. It promises to be an interesting event well attended by activists, academics, business people and policy-makers. Have a look at their website (Open Forum) for more info.
But what really got me excited about this event is the Youth Summit that will be taking place at the same time. The Youth Summit committee really did a fantastic job of securing great participants from around the world such as Warsan Shire (poet), Gabriel Teodros (artist) and Ferrari Sheppard (journalist) to name a few.
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If the sudden overflow of instagram pictures on Twitter isn’t an indication of how well this tiny company has been doing, then its $1 Billion price tag certainly is. We all love photos and Instagram adds that magic touch to them! Now Stitchtagram offers to print your Instagram pictures on a pillow for $64. Could make for a thoughtful gift to a loved one.
Instead of simply reading about the added benefits of flying in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class, customers can now take a 360 degree virtual tour complete with all the luxuries. The tour allows users to stroll around the bar area, take a seat and browse through the entertainment options or take a walk to the bathroom and much more.
Even if you’re not planning on actually buying a ticket, the tour is quite fascinating and fun too.
Click here to take the tour!
Here are a few screen shots:
In 1994 Steve Jobs was interviewed and shared what he believed to be the Secret to Life:
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”