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 (www.immi.org). 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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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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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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From creepy to downright cool: top tech ad campaigns

Crazy Ones iPod People

Both advertising and technology are so pervasive and advanced in modern life, it’s no surprise that when the two come together, magic happens. Here are some of the best tech ad campaigns that have made an impact: Intel and Toshiba’s social film “Inside” These two very well-known tech companies collaborated to create four social films. This genre is a type of interactive film presented through the lens of social media. It is in most cases only distributed digitally and integrates with one or more social … Continue reading

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Comic-Con 2016: All the news, trailers and releases

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Comic-Con International: San Diego is always a much-anticipated event. Even though the main focus is no longer on comics, there is plenty to keep every type of geeky attendee captivated. This year’s event ran from 21 to 24 July. Aside from the wonderful costumes that the fans donned throughout the event, here are the main attractions that got everyone talking: GAMES Pokémon Go The app’s meteoric rise to success meant that the creators, Niantic, were forced to upgrade their venue for this year’s Comic-Con to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Google Chrome extensions

Google Chrome extensions

Google Chrome is currently the most-used browser in the world by a long shot. One of the (many) reasons it’s so popular is because of the extensions which expands what you can do with your browser. Here are some of the best Chrome extensions currently out there that you can install today for free: Any.do There are a million things to keep track of on a daily basis and sometimes a piece of paper with scribbles on it simply doesn’t work. Any.do is a very … Continue reading

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