Archive for October, 2010
TomTom has released the little brother of the Go750 Live in South Africa and it is now available!
In June this year TomTom became the first GPS manufacturer to announce the introduction of LIVE traffic services in South Africa. Now the company is extending its GPS services with the introduction of the new GO 650 LIVE.
Some of the LIVE services available on the device will be TomTom’s High Definition Traffic (HD Traffic) service which is able to give drivers access to constantly updated traffic information every two minutes anywhere in South Africa. The Go 650 has also has a 4.3” display and up-to-date maps of South Africa.
Similar to the Go 750 LIVE, the 650 sports pre-installed safety camera locations, five-day weather forecasts and advanced lane guidance. It also has Bluetooth so drivers can make and receive calls while driving.
TomTom have confirmed that the Go 650 Live will include a one year subscription to the LIVE services and a subscription to LIVE services will cost R499 from the second year.
Samsung has unveiled its newest multifunction wireless printer geared toward small business, home office and personal at-home users. The Samsung SCX-4623FW has the high level performance found in larger multifunction printers, but the size, price and easy installation features to accommodate smaller user groups. Not only does the ultra-versatile SCX-4623FW let you print, scan, copy, and fax, it connects you to your wireless network with its one-touch Wi-Fi setting button.
“Customers are looking for an easy-to-use, worry-free printer with great features and value—simply more. This is what we aim to achieve in the products we provide,” said Ken Colby, director of printer marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division.“We are continuously developing features and functions that save customers time; we’ve introduced one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Set-Up feature for hassle-free printer installation and AnyWeb Print software to select only what you want to print.”
The SCX-4623FW features numerous functions to make printing convenient for any use.With the new one-touch WPS button, users can connect wirelessly with just one touch of a button. After simply selecting the WPS button on the router and then on the printer, the SCX-4623FW will automatically connect to the wireless network.
The SCX-4623FW continues to be easy to use with Samsung’s AnyWeb Print software, which allows users to print just the information they need, rather than printing several Web pages. Using this software, users can select, drag and drop contents of interest from various Web pages onto a blank page which can then be saved or printed.
The printer’s blue navigational compass guides users through several functions and features for your printing, scanning, faxing and copying needs. Additionally, the easy on/off button on the front panel continues to make the SCX-4623FW user friendly. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for a new netbook to carry around on your travels? You won’t be disappointed with HP’s offerings, despite many netbooks these days being the same within (and for some, without). After all, HP didn’t become to the top computer manufacturer in the world for no apparent reason. We’re looking at what HP has to offer with their NEW Mini 5103 netbook .
It tips the scales at just 1.2 kilograms, but is more than capable of delivering the capability of a full-performance companion PC, targeting mobile professionals as well higher-education students. Underneath the hood, the HP Mini 5103 will support the latest dual core processor from Intel, the Atom N550. Of course, you can also opt for the Atom N455 processors, where all of them will be able to handle faster DDR3 memory for better performance.
Depending on your preference, you can choose from a standard or the touch-screen model that is capable of handling a range of multitouch gestures, finger taps and swipes across the screen for more convenient navigation of applications, information and websites. The HP Mini 5103 will also be accompanied by a sturdy, lightweight, anodized-aluminum display enclosure with a brushed, espresso-coloured finish. You won’t find your fingers cramped either, simply because it is 95% the size of a full QWERTY keyboard alongside the addition of a touchpad that delivers an optimal experience for email, instant messaging and other text-driven applications.
Other hardware specifications include a 10.1-inch diagonal LED-backlit display, a Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator card, a six-cell battery for longer battery life, the HP DayStarter software program, and a HSPA 3G Mobile Broadband Module.
Prices start from R4923.00 Incl VAT and upwards and is available from WebAntics Online Shopping Store (http://www.webantics.co.za)
Sony has unleashed a new handheld camcorder named Sony Bloggie Full HD MHS-CM5. The Bloggie HD MHS-CM5 is almost similar to its predecessor Webbie. The Bloggie HD MHS-CM5 offers video capture at 1080p resolution, a huge 2.5” swiveling LCD, a 5x optical zoom lens, a rechargeable lithium ion battery. It includes a mini HDMI connector, which facilitates viewing videos on HD TVs and the ability to recharge via USB connector.
The Bloggie HD MHS-CM5 is 4 inches tall, 2.8 inch wide and 1.6 inch thick and it is more bag friendly than pocket friendly. Its big size does has some advantages over slimmer flip models. Read the rest of this entry »
Compliant with the latest HomePlug AV standards, Billion’s HomePlug AV 200 Ethernet Bridge Series supports data speeds of up to 200Mbps, delivering the super-fast connectivity needed for High Definition home networks.
The new faster speeds of Homeplug AV 200 are offering customers a real tangible benefit over previous versions of the technology (11 Mbps and 85 Mbps). The key to AV 200 is maintaining network speed over distance, a particular strength of the Billion HomePlugs. This is ideal for online gamers and for streaming HD. Read the rest of this entry »
Complying with worldwide ADSL standards, the BiPAC 5200W supports downstream data transmission rates up to 12/24 Mbps with ADSL2/2+, 8 Mbps with ADSL, and performs at upstream rates of up to 1 Mbps. The BiPAC 5200W includes Annex M technology that supports the latest ADSL2/2+ standard for higher upload speeds by increasing the upstream operation rate to approximately 2.5Mbps.
With an integrated Wireless-N Wireless Access Point the router supports up to 150Mbps wireless transmission rates. Wireless Protected Access (WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK) and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) features enhance the level of transmission security and access control over your Wireless LAN.
The router has a built-in SPI firewall and protects the network against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.
Enjoy this economic router that delivers improved wireless access speed! The Billion 5200W is available now from WebAntics Online on promotion at R738.52 incl vat.
Just insert your SIM* card, plug the modem into any Notebook or PC and the auto-install driver will complete installing itself. You will be free to use high speed wireless Internet with download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps anytime, anywhere**
By inserting the Victory 301USB modem into a 3G broadband router***, you will be able to share the network amongst multiple users.
- WCDMA 850/2100; HSUPA 7.2 Mbps
- GSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz; GPRS / EDGE
- USB 2.0 interface
- Mobile & light. Easy to carry
- Auto-install driver and PC manager application
- microSD interface to use as USB memory stick****
- High speed data transfer up to 7.2Mbps (Download)
- Zero-CDROM installation
The Victory 301USB modem is available now from WebAntics Online on promotion at R599.00 incl vat.
Symantec has launched the fulll versions of its Norton Internet Security 2011 and Norton AntiVirus 2011 security range.
The security programs, which were first launched in beta in April this year, feature System Insight 2.0 with Proactive Performance Alerts that monitor all applications running on a PC and alerts users if any program is overusing system resources.
The headline promises for Norton are speed and protection. Group product manager Dan Nadir says the company sets specific goals in both areas for each release of the products, and the 2011 versions will run faster and have a smaller memory footprint than their immediate predecessors, and the expectation is that the level of protection will be maintained.
“When you get 100% last year, the bar is set kinda high,” he said, referring to the multiproduct test by Dennis Labs last year in which Norton 2010 was the only product (in a list of 10) to achieve 100% protection against 80 real-world threats
Compatible with Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7, the software also benefits from the integration of a number of free Norton tools including Norton Power Eraser, which detects and removes any scareware or fake programs impersonating legitimate software. Norton Safe Web for Facebook, which scans Facebook news feeds for malicious URLs, and flags them up before a user clicks through to the linked site, is also included.
“Today’s cybercriminals are not standing down – consumers need the very best protection to stay safe online,” said Janice Chaffin, president, consumer business unit, Symantec.
“The Norton 2011 products are the highest quality we have ever built and the most comprehensive protection on the market with additional, value-added tools for protecting customers from today’s ever-evolving threats.”
Norton Internet Security 2011, which costs R560.88 for a one-year three PC licence, and the R350.21 three-PC one-year Norton AntiVirus 2011 licence are available from WebAntics Online‘s online store. There are also options for upgrades from previous versions.