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Zaahirah Bhamjee
Passionate about all things internet, Zaahirah is a Marketing student, full time Instructional Designer and lifestyle blogger. Zaahirah currently spends her time juggling beauty events and support calls from the office. She has also started an initiative to provide female bloggers with a supportive community in JHB. Zaahirah is just starting her career in technology, social media and the internet.
  • 4 of the best budget smartphones from Samsung

    A few days before Samsung’s highly anticipated New York event where it announced the Galaxy S4, it held the Africa Forum in Cape Town and announced a range of new products. Samsung also announced four phones targeted at emerging markets. The lineup consisted of two budget-friendly phones, a higher-specced dual-SIM and a water-resistant phone with underwater photo capability. Savvy South African consumers would be happy to see that they have added two dual-sim phones to the line up, both of which come with "Always On” functionality. It’s also good to note that all these phones come loaded with not only...

  • Why DSLR is best for shooting video

    Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras have come a long way. The biggest advantage is the addition of video, and not just any video 1080p video. HD Camcorders have always been favoured for shooting video, even when DSLRs suddenly came bundled with video, they couldn’t quite do the job. Now DSLRs offer a "best of both worlds" solution to budding photographers who also need to capture professional-looking video. When did we realise that DSLR’s were a better fit for video? When an entire episode of House was shot on and a Canon 5D Mark II. Not everyone has a 5D...

  • The top 4 alternatives to the iPad

    An iPad is great, but it shouldn't be the only tablet you’re looking at buying. 2012 has seen a few worthy competitors enter the tablet market, some are great value for money and others look just as sexy as the iPad. There is a huge market for low-cost Android tablets, they’re cheap, get the job done and can be easily shipped to any destination in the world. On the other hand, there...

  • Windows 8: an awkward transition

    Windows 8 is fantastic, in my opinion. The Metro interface is by far the best change I’ve seen in an operating system. It feels current and really bridges the gap between desktop and mobile computing. What it’s really missing are the Metro versions of proprietary software packages. In my last article I noted how amazing using the Metro interface was and what a big change it is from desktop view. I even thought that it was better to just forget everything you knew about computers and embrace the new tiled layout. But I was wrong. Once I installed my external...

  • Is Windows 8 the most intuitive OS yet?

    Many opinions are flying around regarding the Windows 8 UI. Some mention that Microsoft are trying to fix something that was never broken while others note that they’re tired of learning new UIs. Let’s face it, the Windows 8 UI resembles a mobile interface and it demonstrates the future of devices. This convergence of UI sees the space between mobile and desktop shrink even further. Are we really ready for that? Windows has, until now, been a universal operating system, lowest end users have been able to easily navigate the OS and high-end users could employ it to its full...

  • 6 ways smartphones still simplify our lives

    I barely remember the years before I owned a smartphone, specifically, the days before I had this phone. Some people don’t realise just what a bigger screen and a processor similar to a PC can do. Never mind the screen and processor, apps have saved my life from ridiculous clutter, missed appointments and declined cheque card transactions. Many of us take these advantages for granted, but some of us still use our phones for their native tasks only. I send one SMS per week, max. Our use of cellphones vary so much from their native purposes that some use...