Maxxor achieves a Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

Microsoft Partner Gold Application Development Competency

Maxxor, a leader in software and application development, has achieved the coveted Gold Application Development Competency as part of Microsoft’s Partner Network initiative. In order to achieve this status, our team of developers aced exams that demonstrate their proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Visual Studio and Windows Server alongside receiving the MCSD: App Builder certification. Furthermore, we showcased our skills by submitting customer references regarding some of our most successful projects including the Vodacom Rugby App, Fuel Online and Citizenship Works. Through attaining Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Immi wins two Webby awards for a Maxxor-developed website

Immi Website - Webby Awards

One of Maxxor’s American-based clients, Pro Bono Net, together with the Immigration Advocates Network, has won a Webby Award as well as the Webby People’s Voice Award for their new interactive platform ( Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two non-profit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants in the United States. They help immigrants understand their legal options and their website provides the necessary information and legal advice, all free of charge. Immi’s impact has … Continue reading

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Samsung’s burning question

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The big news this week is the smoke coming from the Samsung factory. They have permanently ceased production of their much-anticipated Galaxy Note 7 which was released this summer. The company has decided to halt all sales and do a total recall of their Note 7 as a direct result of serious incidents of the phone overheating and in some cases catching fire. This is very bad news for Samsung with the Note 7 previously being hailed as one of the best smartphones released this … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered what AI is?

Artificial Intelligence

Not a week goes by that we don’t hear about major advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) or how robots are outperforming humans. But many of us hear the term “AI” and silently wonder, “What is it?”. So let’s go a bit deeper into the rabbit hole that is AI so that all of us can hitch a ride on the future train. What is artificial intelligence (AI)? Artificial intelligence is an area of computer science that aims to create machines that react, work and even … Continue reading

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Snapchat puts the fun back in wearable tech

Snapchat Spectacles

We’ve seen it all before with the hype surrounding Google Glass, and its subsequent demise, but has Snapchat just come up with an alternative? Last week saw a sneak preview of Snapchat’s brand new wearable. For this purpose the mobile app company changed its name from Snapchat to Snap to accommodate their foray into hardware. Their very popular mobile app retains its name, Snapchat, while their new hardware is called Spectacles. With the glasses, much like within the Snapchat app, users can take pictures and … Continue reading

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The top 6 techie television shows

tech television shows

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace – so fast that many of us don’t even blink an eye at the changes anymore. This tech omnipotence means it’s only fitting that more and more tech-themed television shows are appearing on our airwaves. So, grab a cup of Java and take a look at some of the best techie TV shows to grace our screens: Mr Robot (2015 – present) Mr Robot captured the imagination of the world ever since the first episode aired. This techno … Continue reading

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Hit the road jack! Apple shows wired headphones the door

Apple Airpods wired headphones

Apple caused outrage amongst fans and tech lovers when it announced that their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not include the standard 3.5mm headphone jack we are all so accustomed to. They are not the first to do so; Motorola and Chinese smartphone brand, LeEco, have both taken this route before. However, for some reason Apple’s decision has provoked the ire of many. According to Apple, there are two important reasons why they took the leap. One, the jack takes up a … Continue reading

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Apple wows with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus


On September 7, Apple officially announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at an exclusive keynote event. So what’s the big fuss? Even though rumours have been going around about it for a while, the event confirmed that the new iPhones will have no headphone jack. Instead, a second speaker has been added for stereo sound. Apple has developed special EarPods with a Lightning connector that is included when you buy the phone. Additionally, an adaptor will also be included so you can still … Continue reading

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7 yummy new features from Android Nougat

Android Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here! Since March of this year, a developer program has been in place for those wanting to do beta testing of the upcoming Android update. On 22 August the seventh version of Android was made available only for newer Nexus devices. An over-the-air update will be rolling out in the weeks to come. Even though Android Nougat is not too dissimilar from Marshmallow (which was released in October 2015), there are some great user-facing features that have been added. Here … Continue reading

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Become the ultimate Pokémon Go trainer with these 7 hacks

Pokemon Go Hacks

The hype surrounding Pokémon Go may have died down a little, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not popular anymore. The amount of active users of the app has surpassed that of Twitter, and it is likely to increase as the app gets released in more and more countries. If you’re already in on the action and want to up your game even more, these 7 hacks will help you get the most out of your Pokémon Go trainer experience: Get Pikachu as your starter … Continue reading

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