internet of things

5G will bring the Internet of Things to life

By now, many of us have heard about the Internet of Things – the trend that sees sensors and Internet connectivity embedded into just about every device and tool we use on a daily basis in both our personal and professional lives. From smart thermostats and LED lighting in your home to an array of instruments in your car to fitness wearables – the IT industry is connecting just about everything yo... »

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Top 10 food apps for your Android smartphone

Whether you’re keen to amaze guests at your next dinner party with your celebrity chef skills or wanting to whip up a nutritious, delicious family meal, you’ll find a helpful app to take your cooking to the next level. Here are some of Alcatel’s favourite recipe and cookery apps for Android devices. Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals Cook like Jamie! Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver presents 65 mouth-wateri... »

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Get the most out of your device with these top 5 smartphone features

Much more than just making calls and sending text messages, your smartphone can do so many other things, from scanning documents, to measuring your pulse. ALCATEL helps you discover five features that will make your smartphone your best ally. Scan your documents You may be unaware of this, but your smartphone can act as a scanner to scan documents. This convenient feature will make your life easie... »

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Keep your kids safe this Christmas with these tracking apps

Over the December school holidays, your kids will be on-the-go all the time, making it difficult to keep up with their movements. But mobile tracking apps and wearable devices can give you peace of mind while allowing the young ones to enjoy a bit of independence as they make the most of the summer break. Check out these cool Android apps for your Alcatel smartphone: Child Safety First Meant for p... »

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Alcatel Plus 10 2-in-1 Laptop Review

There is still a place for tablets, especially the kind that you can use every day. Want to watch videos and browse Facebook? Any will do. Want to do some basic Office work? Any tablet you buy will do this in a limited fashion. The problem comes in when you need access to a keyboard and mouse. Usually this involves getting an OTG cable and USB hub. Letting the screen rest at a decent angle is the ... »

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The Internet of Things could be a driver of innovation for SMEs too

The Internet of Things is not only for big businesses – it will also create a wealth of opportunities for smaller enterprises to transform their business processes, drive efficiency and become more productive. Those that seize the initiative can get a competitive advantage. That is according to Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at Alcatel. He says that with the cost and size of ... »

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Keep track of your child with the Alcatel Move Track & Talk

Alcatel has launched the Alcatel Move Track & Talk watch in South Africa – a wearable, GPS-connected device which, according to the company, allows kids to communicate with pre-approved contacts and which gives parents peace of mind. “We’re excited to lead the way in the market for kids’ wearables with this new smartwatch,” said Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at ALC... »

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The Internet of Things is here and it will change the world

The Internet of Things – an ecosystem of smart, connected devices and sensors that talk to each other and take independent, automated action – is here already and will become a part of our everyday lives within the next two to three years. That’s according to Ernst Wittmann, Regional Manager for Southern Africa at ALCATEL, who says that new research and data indicates that the Internet of Things i... »

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IFA 2016: Alcatel to unveil new range of smartphones & devices

Alcatel has revealed that its new range of mobile technology and devices will be introduced and on show at the IFA 2016 in Berlin, while at the same time some new business partnerships will be announced. According to the company it recognizes that millennials and Gen Z consumers want to interact with technology in a way that makes them feel good – a way that allows them to seize the moment, create... »