Tshidiso Tlhalogang

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How airline pricing works

Long gone are the days when government regulation forced flight prices to be based on flight lengths. Today, the final fare is much more dependent on the person buying.<p>As early as this month, airlines worldwide may start testing a strategy that could customise airfare pricing and itinerary results …

Va-va-Valparaiso

After nearly 100 years of decline, Chile’s historic port city is bouncing back with a Unesco World Heritage nod and a 34 billion peso urban redevelopment plan.<p>Don’t call it a comeback, because South America’s newest must-see destination has been working towards revitalization for years. Nearly …

South America

World’s most colourful cities

From a monochromatic blue in Spain to a full palette of hues in Buenos Aires, these five towns are a shade above the rest.

Buenos Aires

On holiday in North Korea

Take a trip to the East Asian hermit kingdom to discover firsthand the land and its people behind the headlines.<p>The young woman waiting in the arrivals hall looks anxious, her small mouth pinched and unsmiling. Every button on the jacket of her pink tweed suit is done up, every hair on her head is …

The rise of Dubai’s variety clubs

Following the success of Beirut’s infamous MusicHall and London’s raunchy The Box, Dubai’s new wave of club owners are quickly cashing in on decadent late night fun.<p>With the worldwide success of raunchy variety/supper clubs such as London’s The Box, Dubai’s new wave of club owners are quickly …

Easy breaks from Cape Town

When the torrents of tourists on the crowded Cape become too much, find scenic fishing villages, beautiful wine country and dramatic desert less than three hours away.<p>Cape Town may take second place to Johannesburg as South Africa’s most populous city, but it easily entices more visitors each year …

Mini guide to Georgian Bath

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Bath, an English city whose architecture is as romantic as the works of its most famous resident.<p>Sophisticated and stately, Bath’s streets are lined with the finest Georgian architecture. What better time to visit and feel part …

Easy breaks from Hong Kong

With more than seven million people packed into 1,000sqkm, the city can feel a bit crowded. But landscapes that feel a million miles away can be reached within two hours.<p>Thanks to its time as a British colony and its population of mostly ethnic Chinese, Hong Kong has a distinct West-meets-East …

The rise of China’s secondary cities

From Wuhan to Chongqing, Chengdu to Hangzhou, China’s second tier cities are emerging as business hubs for both international and domestic executives.<p>China’s smaller cities may not get as much tourist attention as Beijing or Shanghai, but when it comes to business travel they are becoming more …

See the new pope this Easter in Rome

This Easter promises both the usual event-filled line-up – from chocolate sculpting to classical concerts – and the chance to get a glimpse of Pope Francis I.<p>Easter in Rome always entails festivals, fun and food. But in the wake of the recent papal conclave, this year’s holiday promises not only …

Italy

Mini guide to architecture in Turin

With tree-lined boulevards, stately Art Nouveau cafes and grand piazzas, the Italian city is packed with eye-catching designs.<p>From its elegant tree-lined boulevards, stately Art Nouveau cafés and grand piazzas to the 2006 Winter Olympics fuelled building boom, Turin’s architecture provides plenty …

Five cities where you can live large, for a little

Inspiring alternatives to the world’s priciest cities, where comparable lifestyle, location and experiences can be found for a fraction of the cost.<p>The world’s most expensive cities for 2013 have been identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit and there is a good chance your dream destination …

German court invalidates Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent

A German court has ruled that all claims for Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent have been found to be invalid. The ruling was made in Germany’s federal …

Facebook's Chat Heads May Eventually Make VoIP Calls

Following Facebook’s Thursday announcement of the Facebook Home software, I reached out to the company to find out how it would be leveraging technologies like Voice over IP (also known as VoIP), which is increasingly supplanting the traditional public switched telephone network.<p>Earlier this year, …

Samsung faces potential US import ban on its Galaxy/Nexus devices

In the everlasting patent war between Samsung and Apple, the US-based manufacturer seems to have recently obtained a very important victory.<p>Judge Thomas Pender from the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Samsung devices infringe on a text selection patent owned by …

Mobile

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …