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Will The Galaxy S6 Lift Samsung’s Sales Slump?

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Among the developers of smartphones in the market, Samsung is one of the most well-known to currently make phone models. Among Samsung’s popularity is Apple and Xiaomi, two powerhouse smartphone manufacturers that have made several people into customers, with their latest phone models and expertise in new technology even though Xiaomi being a new entrant in the market. While Samsung has enjoyed its own success, Apple and Xiaomi continue to dominate the market, in USA and China respectively, as the latest models of these companies have sold very well.

This caused Samsung loss of market dominance, however the latest Galaxy models sold well, but not as well as expected. With Samsung gearing up for their latest release, the Galaxy S6, will these phone reassess their dominance in the positional ladder of the market?


Why The Galaxy S6 Might Turn Up The Heat


Samsung was claimed “crowned king of 2014” of mobile phone sells, as it bested out Apple as selling the most phones globally for 2014. This has placed Samsung as the global leader in sales, but Apple sales increased in the last quarter of 2014 as Samsung last quarter sales fell drastically.

The next model, dubbed the “Galaxy S6” looks to improve upon the predecessor, which needs to hit all the right notes in order to convince people to upgrade. Though it doesn’t have a proper release date until April 10, 2015, the hype has already started for this phone, as the minimal features that have been released seem to be momentous and game-changing.

Perhaps the greatest feature of this phone is its wireless charging capabilities, in which the phone can be charged through integrated power that is withheld in the phone’s outer case. This has allowed for wireless charging for the phone, something that is huge for those who are constantly needing their phone while it is charging.

There are other features of both the Edge and standard Galaxy S6, which includes a better camera display that may be dubbed the highest pixel display of any smartphone sold, though these features are still being worked on. The reason Samsung fell behind both Apple and Xiaomi is its lack of differentiation between their previous models (Galaxy S4 and S5), but it seems now Samsung has given a reason to the people to switch to the next model.

With the Galaxy S6 Edge bringing a new display type to the market, might just breathe a new life in the smartphone market and help kick off a new wave which will spell profits for Samsung’s pockets. While it may take some time to make an impact for this year, Samsung might restore its dominance by the end of the year.

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What’s New With Windows 10

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What’s next with Windows 10? There are going to be a host of new features with the latest installment in Windows operating systems. You’re definitely going to love some of the things that it is going to bring to the table.

At the same time, you’re also going to love the ways in Windows 10 improves upon the things you liked about Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, while making subtle-yet-profound changes to the things about 8 and 8.1 that almost no one really liked.

What’s next with Windows 10? What’s new? Microsoft is clearly looking to roll out the most dramatically different, comprehensive Windows experience of all time. You’re at least going to be interested in the features that will define this upcoming OS.

What to look forward to with Windows 10

Windows 10 will be here before you know it. When you take a look at these compelling new features, you’re going to be intrigued. With this latest member of the Windows OS family, here’s what you’re going to want to pay attention to:

  • The start menu is coming back: If you absolutely hated the way Windows changed the start menu for 8 and 8.1, fear not. It’s not coming back. When Windows 10 rolls around, you can be certain that the original start menu you know and love will be back.
  • Cortana is coming to your desktop: Windows’ answer to Siri has been pretty well-received on Windows 8 and 8.1. It’s going to be one of the new elements with Windows 10, and it is perhaps one of the most exciting examples of how Windows wants to step up its game. You will be able to use Cortana on your desktop.
  • The Xbox app: If you love the current crop of games that are available for Xbox One, then you’re going to love the way 10 is going to let you play Xbox One games on your PC or tablet.
  • Project Spartan: Not a fan of Microsoft Internet Explorer? Most of us aren’t. Windows finally seems like they’re listening to the complaints, and the Project Spartan browser is the actualization of their desire to give us the strongest, fastest browser in existence. Will it be able to compete with Google Chrome and other browsers? Time will tell.
  • Multiple desktops: With multiple desktops, you’re going to find that multitasking is easier than ever.
  • Universal apps: With universal apps, using apps across multiple devices is going to be the easiest thing in the world.
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Case for Re-delegation of .na ccTLD

Re-delegation of country code top level domain (ccTLD) is a process which entails changing of designated managers. The country code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) is the body in charge of delegating, re-delegating, or terminating and examining how the country codes are being managed. The re-delegation of the ccTLD is done based on the policies stated in RFC 1591 and summarized in ICP-1 document. The entire policies as well as the processes are all reflected in the reports of IANA where considerations are illustrated concerning the decision on the re-delegation. The ccNSO thoroughly and meticulously studies the related issues before it decides on the appropriate action that it has to take.

Eberhard Lisse is the managing Partner of .na ccTLD, also known as Namibian Network Information Centre (cc) (NA-NiC) and former ccNSO chair. It is the internet services of Omadhina that runs the, a domain registry of Namibia and the only source for the Namibian domains. Eberhard Lisse started by managing a non-profit as well as non-commercial registry for local use only and ICANN funded his company to become a commercial registry. However, in the minutes of xxTLD-ICANN meeting in Geneva in February 19 2001, during their coffee break Mike Roberts pointed out the structure of Class 3 where he said as quoted, “The question of where the registries are sufficiently small size that the annual contribution ought to be a very nominal. We had some inputs that US$1000 was excessive for the floor. That is why we set the annual fee to US$500. But certainly there is expectation that small registries would not be required to make a contribution in their term was exorbitant.”

There have been controversy in the management of .NA ccTLD registry which is run by three individuals namely Dr. Eberhard Lisse. Dr. Bennet Fuller, and Detlef Lang. They controlled and use the .na domain for their personal interest and by earning enormous profits from it. The extent of the control have shown by Lisse’s website stating the suspension of the customer’s domain services or a fine of N$500 and €500 as nuisance fee to someone who is contacting him via his private email. Because of the violation that the manager of .na ccTLD has committed there have been complaints raised regarding the high cost in registering for the top level domain in Namibia. In addition to this the owner of the domain registry company named NamIT also filed fraud as well as extortion charges based on the 2003 competition act :“directly or indirectly imposing unfair purchase or selling prices or other unfair trading conditions; limiting or restricting production, market outlets or market access”. The internet community in Namibia is now demanding for wider or open management of ccTLD resources on a non-profit basis.

The cost of registration for Namibians for commercial sites ( can be up to N$1300, for organizations and NGO’s ( can be up to N$1300, for commercial or alternate commercial can be up to N$1700, and for .na ccTLD can be more than N$4000, which most companies in the country cannot afford. And the cost for the domain registration for foreigners can at times cost up to ten times a Namibian would pay.

This only shows that NA-NiC is persistently violating ICP-1/RFC1592 administration policy, as summarised in ICP-1.

The following conditions in the ICP-1 summary document, outline the requirements managers of TLD ought to meet, which the current manager is not adhering to:

(a) Delegation of a New Top Level Domain. Delegation of a new top level domain requires the completion of a number of procedures, including the identification of a TLD manager with the requisite skills and authority to operate the TLD appropriately. The desires of the government of a country with regard to delegation of a ccTLD are taken very seriously. The IANA will make them a major consideration in any TLD delegation/transfer discussions. Significantly interested parties in the domain should agree that the proposed TLD manager is the appropriate party. The key requirement is that for each domain there be a designated manager for supervising that domain’s name space. In the case of ccTLDs, this means that there is a manager that supervises the domain names and operates the domain name system in that country. There must be Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity to the nameservers and electronic mail connectivity to the entire management, staff, and contacts of the manager. There must be an administrative contact and a technical contact for each domain. The administrative contact must reside in the country involved for ccTLDs. The IANA may choose to make partial delegations of a TLD when circumstances, such as those in a developing country, so dictate. It may also authorize a “proxy” DNS service outside of a developing country as a temporary form of assistance to the creation of Internet connectivity in new areas. [N.B. The IANA continues to receive inquiries about delegation of new gTLDs. This is a significant policy issue on which ICANN will conduct a careful study and review based on the established decision making procedures. Information about this study will be disseminated on the website at]


(b) TLD Manager Responsibility. TLD managers are trustees for the delegated domain, and have a duty to serve the community. The designated manager is the trustee of the TLD for both the nation, in the case of ccTLDs, and the global Internet community. Concerns about “rights” and “ownership” of domains are inappropriate. It is appropriate, however, to be concerned about “responsibilities” and “service” to the community.


(c) Fair Treatment. The designated manager must be equitable and fair to all groups in the domain that request domain names. Specifically, the same rules must be applied to all requests and they must be processed in a non-discriminatory fashion. The policies and procedures for the use of each TLD must be available for public inspection. Generally these are posted on web pages or made available for file transfer. While variations in policies and procedures from country to country are expected due to local customs and cultural values, they must be documented and available to interested parties. Requests from for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations are to be treated on an equal basis. No bias shall be shown regarding requests that may come from customers of some other business related to the TLD manager. For example, no preferential service for customers of a particular data network provider. There can be no stipulation that a particular application, protocol, or product be used.


(d) Operational Capability. The TLD manager must do a satisfactory job of operating the DNS service for the domain. Duties such as the assignment of domain names, delegation of subdomains and operation of nameservers must be done with technical competence. This includes keeping the IANA or other higher-level domain manager advised of the status of the domain, responding to requests in a timely manner, and operating the database with accuracy, robustness, and resilience. Because of its responsibilities for the DNS, the IANA must be granted access to all TLD zones on a continuing basis. There must be a primary and a secondary nameserver that have IP connectivity to the Internet and can be easily checked via access to zones for operational status and database accuracy by the IANA.

What do you think is the best course of action?

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Jiva & Super Aweh Aweh: A Head To Head Comparison

The telecommunications industry in Namibia is dominated by two players, MTC and Telecom Namibia. MTC is presently the market leader with more than two million active subscribers. Telecom Namibia along with its acquired brand of TN Mobile presently has a little less than half a million active subscribers. Both the brands have been aggressive over the last few years, especially with its launch of 3G and 4G connectivity as well as phone and data plans. The two brands have similar plans across various categories, two of which are Super Aweh Aweh and Jiva. Here is a head to head comparison of Jiva from Telecom Namibia and Super Aweh Aweh from MTC.

The Offers

Here’s what Telecom Namibia’s Jiva has to offer:

1GB free data, 100 free minutes of talk time and 700 free SMS

Here’s what MTC’s Super Aweh Aweh has to offer:

2GB free data, 700 free minutes of talk time and 1500 free SMS

The Cost

Jiva charges N$30 and Super Aweh Aweh charges N$50.


Both, Telecom Namibia’s Jiva and MTC’s Super Aweh Aweh are valid for 7 days.

The Head To Head Comparison

Jiva and Super Aweh Aweh are different plans with the same validity. They are charged differently and naturally the benefits are also different. However, for a head to head comparison, let us compare the value for the dollar. We shall do this by considering what you may get from Jiva if you spend equivalent of Super Aweh Aweh or from Super Aweh Aweh if you consider the charge of Jiva.

At N$30, Jiva is offering 1 GB free data. For you to get 2 GB of free data, you would end up paying N$ 60 with Jiva plan, if there was such a provision. With Super Aweh Aweh, you are getting 2 GB free data at N$ 50. Clearly, Super Aweh Aweh is a better plan for those who need 2 GB data but those who are happy with 1 GB will find the Jiva to be more economic.

At N$ 30, Jiva is offering 100 minutes of talk time and 700 SMS whereas at N$ 50, Super Aweh Aweh is offering 700 free minutes and 1500 SMS. Super Aweh Aweh is way better than Jiva in terms of the minutes of talk time but the increase in the SMS count is almost proportional to the increase in price.


Super Aweh Aweh offers much more value for the dollar than Jiva. However, those who need very little data and make very few calls and SMS would be better off with Jiva.

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Data Offering, Reason To Buy Telecom Namibia’s 4G Products

As we continue looking into Namibia’s broadband offering’s, we ran into a new discovery that will assist you in making a decision in terms of which broadband service provider gives you the best option for your dollar.

We analysed 4G broadband products between Telecom Namibia and MTC, and in summary its clear that Telecom Namibia offers the best 4G products head to head. Looking at the entry postpaid 4G offerings, MTC’s Netman 4G Extreme is priced at N$399 per month for 5GB free data & 5GB double-up data, whilst Telecom Namibia’s LTE 10GB is priced at N$398 per month for 10GB free data & 5GB double-up data.

At the end of the entry postpaid 4G contract, you would have spend in total, for MTC’s Netman 4G Extreme N$9794 for 120GB free data & 120GB double-up data, whilst for Telecom Namibia’s LTE 10GB N$9727 for 240GB free data & 120GB double-up data. In perspective, for Netman 4G Extreme it will cost you approximately N$40.81 per GB, whilst for LTE 10GB N$27.02 that’s a 66% more data for your money with Telecom Namibia.

The trend continues in most of the packages, were it looks as if you’ll spend the same amount of money in total but holistically with MTC you get less data. MTC is sneaky in maximizing profit. Below is a summary of the packages, with additional info:

Product Subscription Download Speed Free Data Out-of Bundle Rate Double-Up Data Connection Fee
Netman 4G Extreme N$399 50Mbps 5GB N$0.90 5GB N$218
Netman 4G Unlimited N$999 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 50GB N$218
Netman Home 4G N$599 100Mbps 10GB N$0.50 10 GB N$218
Netman Home 4G Unlimited N$999 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 50GB N$218


Telecom Namibia

Product Subscription Download Speed Free Data Out-of Bundle Rate Double-Up Data Connection Fee
LTE 10GB N$398 100Mbps 10GB N$0.80 5GB N$175
LTE   Unlimited N$998 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 90GB N$175
Hotspot N$998 100Mbps Unlimited NA FUP – 90GB N$175
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Lost, Damaged or Corrupted Data, What’s next?

Data recovery, as the name implies, it speaks about handling and even trying to save or recover damaged, inaccessible or corrupted data. The main cause of this may be due to the improper use of either the internal or external hard disk drives.  Corrupt file system or sometimes media errors can cause the problem. And to repair it, sophisticated software is used to retrieve, repair and restore the data. The recovery process is done before data is totally damaged or inaccessible and more effectively can be processed before the operating system is mounted. The Data recovery process includes the following:

  1. Consultation – assessment is done to know the real problem/cause of data loss.
  2. Evaluation – analysing the damage to know the data’s condition.
  3. Recovery – engineers will perform the recovery process to save your data.
  4. Completion of the project.

These are the common processes that you can expect with this kind of service. The advantages of data recovery techniques is all about saving and recovering your files. This is even more true when the data that is damaged or corrupted is of the highest importance.

Your data can be photos, documents, emails, music or movies and can be stored on SATA HDD, SSD, memory stick, thumb drive, external hard drive or Flash drive which can be running on Windows, Macintosh, Android or Linux/Unix systems. It can be caused by accidental deletion, drive format, corrupted partition or more commonly by viruses of all sorts.

And yes!, your smartphone data can also be recovered.

So when your critical data is lost, damaged or corrupted, you can contact us via email sales[@] or process an order online here: Data Recovery Service

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Availability and Specifications in Namibia

Are you looking forward to the new range of Samsung phones? Before Samsung launch the next set of their newest model, they are about to release another awesome model. It is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Its release was worldwide, making it possible for the Samsung lovers to have the new model within their reach. Today, the question is when will they know about the Samsung note 4 availability and specifications in Namibia?

Before the information about its release, it will be great to know this model better. So to know the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 further, here are its following specifications:

Dimensions 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight 176g
OS Kit Kat Android 4.4
Display 2560 x 1440 or 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED
Connectivity IR LED for its remote control
  Download Booster, NFC, Bluetooth v 4.1(BLE), ANT+ USB2.0,MHL 3.0
  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2X2 MIMO)
Memory Supports microSD that can goes up to 64GB
  32GB Internal memory + 3GB RAM
AP 1.9GHz Octa Core Processor
2.7 GHz Core Processor


Further specifications include S Pen, Camera, Sensor, Network and incredible Audio. You’ll find features on this phone even more amazing hands-on.

Release or availability is due in mid-October 2014, we’ll release further information regarding the versions and pricing in due time.

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Is your Samsung Smartphone screen broken or water damaged? Get free replacement!

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Your mobile device is one of the most important gadgets you have and knowing that its screen becomes faulty can be a very daunting experience. It can also really be frustrating to know that your Samsung Smartphone screen is broken or water damaged. Well, if you are experiencing these problems with your favorite device, getting the best screen replacement service is the ultimate solution to consider!

If you are looking for a reliable screen repair to bring back the great functionality and value of your gadget, the Samsung ADH Service Offering now boasts three excellent options to provide you more benefits on your Samsung GALAXY Smartphone device.

You can now take full advantage of the Samsung ADH Core to protect your device from any screen damage with its 24-month warranty extension. With this impressive offering, you can obtain one screen repair that will enable you to enjoy the wonderful performance of your device in no time. If you want to protect your device from any accidental damage during normal use, then ADH will essentially cover two liquid damage repairs and two cover screen repairs to your valuable device that’s damaged within the 24-month warranty period.

If your mobile device is being repaired but you cannot go through the day without your gadget, then you can reap the benefits of ADH Premium Service offering. The Samsung Smart Swap is an excellent Service Offering that will provide you the benefit of obtaining a Premium Loan Device of similar model in order to minimize any inconvenience while your own device is under repair. With ADH Premium, you can get one screen repair and one liquid damage repair or two screen repairs and two liquid damage repairs. It also comes with an excellent package, which include a warranty extension that you can always take advantage of.

Protect your Samsung device now and choose from these impressive offerings for excellent Samsung repair for free!

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MTC and Telecom Namibia Broadband: Which is a Better Choice?

Namibia is now proving itself in the world of technology with its competitiveness in adapting to the fast-approaching innovations in communications. Although it has been among the last countries in Africa to join the competition in the sector of mobile communications, Namibia has again proven itself of its adaptability through the deployment of MTC and Telecom Namibia broadband services in their communication system.

With the telecommunication system in Namibia being developed, the introduction of broadband services is very much welcome and now undergoing developments as well.

There are different telecommunication companies in Namibia which are competing to give the people the fast and convenient communication system they need. And two of the largest companies are MTC and Telecom Namibia which both offers broadband services to give more improvement to the people’s communication system.

Telecom Namibia Limited Overview

Telecom Namibia Limited is a telecommunication company in Namibia which is operated by the government of Namibia itself since 1992. This is actually a branch of a much bigger government company, the Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings Limited. Telecom offers commercial communication services which functions as a support to the original company.

MTC Overview

MTC is another large company that offers telecommunication services especially for mobiles in Namibia. Although the majority of the company is owned by the government of Namibia, its 34% portion is also owned by another company, Portugal Telecom. And since its establishment in 1994, MTC has known to be holding the monopoly of providing telecommunication services for mobiles and the 3G access in the internet.

MTC and Telecom Namibia: A Tough Battle

Telecom Namibia and MTC have been providing the people with the best of broadband services. Telecom Namibia is gaining success through its offers of broadband services through networks of MPLS, undersea and terrestrial fibre networks, utilizing the optimal advantage of WiMax and ADSL. Telecom has also taken the opportunity to fully use the potentials of WACS and Speedlink to give people an unlimited use of the internet with low rates. The company is also offering 3G features for mobile broadband services with special use of the EV-DO technology. An agreement with ZTE has also ensured Telecom to create a network whose goal is to provide a preset and integrated mobile services which include LTE as well.

At the same time, MTC planned to install a 3G network featuring an HPSDA to support GSM connections together with GPRS and EDGE. The agreement between MTC and NMS Communications ensures also a new feature offered by the company, the AccessGate RAN. This is actually a solution for backhaul optimisation for the company to be able to support the growing population of subscribers. This will be deployed through the satellite based broadband access. AccessGate will be a great optimisation technique for GSM transportation and controlling the traffic on UMTS voice and its data. MTC has also launched its LTE network.

The Verdict

However, as it is seen today, Telecom Namibia holds the edge over MTC for it is a better choice for more efficient broadband services. Their commercial LTE data services and 4G features are available at mostly in Windhoek but still able to reach some areas on the country’s northern border and on the coasts. Also, Telecom could actually cut its tariffs up to 30% which other telecommunication companies cannot offer which ensures the start of 4G tariffs decline.

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Duo Squared Technology is a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller

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Duo Squared Technology Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller

Duo Squared Technology earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia — September, 08, 2014 — Duo Squared Technology, today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AER authorisation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller microsoft authorised education reseller Duo Squared Technology is a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller ms aer 300x75The AER program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

Duo Squared Technology offers a wide range of IT related products via our online shop, coupled with expertise in ICT services field enabling us to design, implement, manage and support in various technologies from servers, networks, storage and end user devices. Duo Squared Technology continually strives to improve knowledge and expertise in various technologies so that our client needs can be met.

“This Microsoft AER authorisation shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Ben Ipinge, Consulting Director. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

“By becoming AERs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorisation, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AER Program is designed to authorise and equip organisations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

Duo Squared Technology is a Windhoek, Khomas region based company that provides ICT services & products including an online shop and web & email hosting services to SME’s, NGO’s, Educational Institutions and other related organisational entities. Since 2011, Duo Squared Technology has consistently been supporting various small and medium enterprises in keeping their IT infrastructure performing optimally and occasionally executing their IT related projects. Duo Squared Technology is a Namibian owned company.