Johannesburg, 4 October 2016 – Brand South Africa will this week launch the ‘Play Your Part and Know Your Constitution, Play Your Part and Live Your Constitution’ campaign.This is in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to contribute to national efforts to inspire pride, patriotism and active citizenship amongst the citizens of our country. This is the ethos that will drive citizens to play their part to strengthen the Nation Brand and its value proposition domestically and internationally.The Play Your Part and Know Your Constitution, Play Your Part and Live Your Constitution campaign is premised on the notion that knowledge and awareness is a powerful tool that can be used to safeguard embrace South Africa’s democracy.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela says, “The Nation Brand’s democratic dispensation rests on the fundamental principles of freedom, social justice, equality and human dignity – and this generation owes it to those who will come after us to entrench these values into the social fabric of our country.”The three-month campaign which commenced on 1 October 2016 aims to empower people with knowledge and information on their rights as enshrined in the Bill of Rights. This awareness will be integral to the promotion and advancement of South Africa’s constitutional values.“To understand the spirit of our Constitution, one has to reflect on South Africa’s democratic journey and discover those common values that shaped it. Yet the application of the values of the Constitution requires interrogation as our social fabric evolves. Our campaign aims to highlight some of these contemporary issues while continuing to empower citizens about their rights as embodied in the highest law of our land,” concluded Ntombela.Listen out for the ad on Metro, 5FM, Tru Fm, YFM, TUT, VOW, UJ FM this week and let us know your thoughts on #InspiredByMyConstitution #SANationBrand
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#Apple#Samsung#Tizen Samsung is turning the smartphone market in to one giant game of Simon Says. Samsung says stand on one foot. Samsung says make bigger phones. Samsung says to make smartphones available to all carriers. Sue the South Korean smartphone manufacturer in every patent court on the planet… Oh, we didn’t say Samsung Says. Above all, Samsung Says: follow the leader. And like it or not, the rest of the smartphone manufacturing industry is going to have to play Samsung’s game. It’s Samsung’s Game Now“Barring an unlikely collapse in Samsung’s business, even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 through the foreseeable future,” said ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan in a release.ABI Research predicts that Apple’s iPhone will top out at 22% of smartphone market share in 2013. Samsung will likely improve on its 30% market share as well as continue to diversify its portfolio.Samsung rose to prominence on its well-chronicledshotgun approach to smartphone manufacturing. On the strength of Android (which makes up 90% of the company’s mobile portfolio according to ABI), Samsung has inundated the globe with handsets of all shape, sizes and prices. Samsung knows how to hit the top of the market with its Galaxy S and Note lines but also have an extremely effective long tail with its lower-end Galaxy devices and oft-forgotten products using Bada operating system. Android’s perch atop the global smartphone pyramid is secure… for now. Yet, as history shows us, no technology is ever immune from falling out of dominance and there is a long line of competitors lining up to steal some of Android’s thunder. Research In Motion may find a moderate degree of success with its BlackBerry 10 smartphones that will be announced at the end of this month. Microsoft and Nokia still hope to make a dent with Windows Phone. At this point, those two operating systems are relative known quantities and performance can be predicted with a fair degree of accuracy in the short term. The misnomer, however, are the operating systems that will find their way to market later this year or in 2014. Call it the Shadow Army. Who knows what it will do or if it will succeed. The actors within that army could be Tizen, Firefox OS, Canonical (Ubuntu) and, if you want to stretch your imagination, possibly Facebook. The Linux-based Tizen is the most likely to rise from the crop and make a discernible dent in the smartphone wars but there is nothing stopping Samsung from championing any one of these fledgling operating systems if they show signs of traction. That would include Windows Phone as well, as Samsung builds devices for Microsoft’s operating system. That is a luxury companies like Apple or Research In Motion do not enjoy. If Nokia ever decides it needs to expand from its Windows Phone-only approach, it could take up manufacturing of some of these other operating systems, but at this point, that seems unlikely as Nokia is currently all in on its Windows Phone bet. Hence, Samsung’s shotgun approach takes on an added degree of depth and future-proofs its market standing for the rest of the decade. Samsung will likely be happy if Android continues to be its main squeeze but, in the case of a fall from grace, it has any number of players ready to step in off the bench.Samsung says: check mate. Related Posts dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts lauren orsini 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Before Vibease, the world’s first smart vibrator had been on crowd-funding site Indiegogo for 24 hours, it had already earned double its $15,000 funding goal. But to spokesperson Hermione Way, it’s no surprise. As a woman in a long distance relationship (she’s in San Francisco, he’s in London), she can’t wait to use it herself. “It’s Skype sex 2.0,” she said. “You can actually have a physical long distance relationship with this.”Remote control vibrators do already exist. But it’s hard to find one with a wireless range further than 30 inches away (that would be the upscale Lelo Lyla). They’ve got nothing on Vibease, which can be controlled from a smartphone anywhere in the world, provided the vibrator is no more than ten feet from the user’s own smartphone. Thanks to the Vibease’s bluetooth properties, it’s actually being marketed on two points. There’s the long distance vibration, of course, but also the ability for women to sync up the toy for solo play with audiobooks on their smart phones. Audiobooks with names like 50 Shades of Rose, just so there’s no confusion as to what they’re about. Way said the toy will switch up its vibration depending on how juicy the book is getting. “They did a lot of research into the female orgasm, and found out that women are far more likely to fantasize,” said Way. “Men are more visual creatures. And so the audio is far more important to women for getting excited.”Way chose to represent Vibease as a spokesperson after meeting with the company’s founder, Dema Tio. She said she gets asked to promote a lot of products, but it’s clear to see why this one’s unique. And as you might expect from Way’s party girl reputation, she certainly had no qualms about tying her name to a sex toy.A native Singaporean who travels for work, founder Tio longed for a toy he could use with his wife over long distances. His wife helped him design Vibease.But along the way, Tio has faced a unique problem that could only endanger a sex toy that is connected to the Internet of Things. Just like hackers who would hijack smart homes, there are those who dream to hack this smart vibrator. “Lots of people are emailing me and joking about what they’d do if they hacked the device,” said Way. “We believe this device is not hackable. But even if somebody managed to get in, the worst consequence would be lots of women having orgasms in unusual places.”Way said the beta will be limited to the technology already listed, but the possibilities associated with a sex toy connected to the Internet of Things are endless. Will they ever release the source code, so users can program their own erotic audiobooks? And just imagine what programmers could do with an API! Watch the video to learn more about what’s on the horizon for Vibease: Tags:#Internet of Things#Vibease 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Man Utd long-termby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer admits he’d like to stay with Manchester United beyond the end of the season.The caretaker manager is on-loan from Molde until June.Asked about a permanent role in the Old Trafford dugout, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in. “That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June. “So my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“Of course, results and all that stuff too but I have to make sure I guide them and help them so in a year or two when I sit down and see these players perform again and keep winning trophies, I might feel a part of this.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can. “And if in May you decide someone else will be coming in then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me I’m sure we will agree.”
Kirk Herbstreit remains bullish on Ohio State’s football team heading into the season.The ESPN college football analyst did a Q&A with his followers on Twitter late Wednesday night.One person asked Herbstreit, who played quarterback for the Buckeyes, to highlight OSU’s strengths heading into the fall.@KirkHerbstreit What is going to be Ohio State strength this year. I know we are young but lots of talent. Go Bucks— Chris Lawson (@Law_Dog_osu) August 4, 2016His answer: quarterback play, athleticism and, most importantly, having a team that is “motivated” and “hungry.” Being incredibly athletic, QB is special, and most importantly back to having a team MOTIVATED and HUNGRY https://t.co/b58vCXnU9H— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 4, 2016Ohio State opens its fall camp on Sunday.The Buckeyes open their regular season on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.