More good news in the form of price drops this week with Vodacom launching lower data contracts. 1gig for R99, 2gigs for R149 and 3gigs for R199 monthly. Both give you double the data for after hours browsing between midnight and 5am.
Although I still think 8ta offer the best data contract with their 10gigs for R199. Just make sure you fall within their coverage map.
More good’ish news is that from August, Telkom will be upgrading all 384k Adsl subscribers to a 1meg linespeed and all 1meg customers get upgraded to 2meg. All this at no extra cost.
Adsl Speeds and Telkom
One of our listeners notified that he was paying Telkom for a 4meg line but was only getting speeds up to 1meg. Most likely exchange related and if that is the case he should not be paying for the higher packages.
If you are not sure what speed your broadband is and unsure of how to access your router, simply visit www.SpeedTest.net and perform the quick 1minute test to confirm your line speed.
Learn Arabic iPad Application
Baba Ali of the famous UmmahFilms Youtube series has released a nifty Arabic educational iPad application.
The application teaches you to write all 28 arabic alphabet, arabic numbers as well as hearing the sounds of the various letters and numbers. It has a little alphabet song to make the learning curve easier.
A unique feature is that the program corrects you when making a mistake.
A a cost of a mere $2.99, this is well worth it and will provide hours of constructive learning for your kids.
The Cute Arabic Alphabet app can be purchased through Apples iTunes store here
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Facebook Smartphone Rumours
We closed the show with a little rumour of Facebook releasing their own smartphone. Where there’s smoke there’s fire and Facebook has being hiring various hardware engineers including a former Apple employee. Nothing has been confirmed or denied by Facebook and if rumours are true, we could possible see this in the market by early 2013.