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AppDate: App reveals free WiFi in Tshwane

AppDate: App reveals free WiFi in Tshwane

12 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Something on the Side

In this edition of his regular AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights Tshwane Free WiFi, NLife Africa, WordFlex, miCoach, Hub++, Flapp, Opera with sidebar extensions and Safety Score from Momentum.

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Samsung goes to next Level

12 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Audio/Visual
Samsung goes to next Level

Samsung has announced two additions to its Level series of smart Bluetooth audio products: Samsung Level On Wireless and Samsung Level Link. 

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PES signs 3-year UEFA deal

12 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Fun Software
PES signs 3-year UEFA deal

Konami Digital Entertainment has extended its agreement to feature the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League elements in forthcoming PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) titles for another three years.

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BlackBerry Leap arrives in SA

10 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile
BlackBerry Leap arrives in SA

The newly launched BlackBerry Leap smartphone comes with a 2800 mAh battery designed to last just over a day, has built-in malware protection and is designed for the mobile professional.

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Standard Bank pilots Apple Watch

11 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile
Standard Bank pilots Apple Watch

Standard Bank has announced plans to embrace wearable technology, with the forthcoming release of its Apple Watch banking app.

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Cybercrime will never happen to me – until it does

11 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Cybercrime will never happen to me – until it does

Local SMEs must be vigilant when it comes to cyber security by layering protections and extracting threats before they enter the organisation, says NOAM GREEN.

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Microsoft ramps up Lumia range

10 Jun 2015 by
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Microsoft ramps up Lumia range

Microsoft has ramped up the former Nokia-owned Lumia range, releasing three new smartphones, the Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640XL and the ultra-affordable Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM, into the South African market. 

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GM predicts jobs of future

10 Jun 2015 by
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GM predicts jobs of future

With the Internet of things advancing at a rapid pace, cars will evolve in ways consumers cannot yet imagine - meaning the jobs of the future will change too. General Motors’ employees list the to 10 jobs of 2025.

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Streaming video changes game

10 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Audio/Visual
Streaming video changes game

A recent Deloitte Digital Democracy survey has revealed that streaming video services are changing the viewing habits of many consumers. Streaming content has long overtaken live programming and younger viewers are opting to watch content on a mobile device instead of a television.

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Intel gives diversity $125m boost

10 Jun 2015 by
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Intel gives diversity $125m boost

Intel Capital has announced the Intel Capital Diversity Fund, which it says will invest in tech start-ups run by women and those in the underrepresented minorities.

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Cell C gets on Vodacom network

09 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile
Cell C gets on Vodacom network

Cell C has announced that it has concluded the renegotiation of its roaming agreement with Vodacom, which includes access to 3G services on the Vodacom network.

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Apple Music tunes in to worldwide streaming radio

09 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Apple Music tunes in to worldwide streaming radio

Apple last night made the long-awaited announcement of Apple Music, an app that brings users’ own collections together with a global music radio station.

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Acer goes for the education gap

09 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Acer goes for the education gap

A focus on the education sector is part of the secret of Acer's turnaround as it battles slumping sales in the rest of the PC sector and competition from Apple in schools, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Apple unveils iOS 9 ... and multitasking

09 Jun 2015 by
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Apple unveils iOS 9 ...  and multitasking

At its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco last night, Apple unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software that will be available later in the year.

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OS X now built with Metal

09 Jun 2015 by
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OS X now built with Metal

At the recent Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple released OS X El Capitan, which brings with it enhancements to window management, built-in apps and incorporates Metal, which will offer users a system-wide performance increase.

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3D printing tech will require new laws

08 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
3D printing tech will require new laws

As 3D printing takes off, new legislation will have to ensure that the technology is used responsibility, writes DUNCAN ALFREDS.

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Ericsson doubles mobile speed on same spectrum

08 Jun 2015 by
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Ericsson doubles mobile speed on same spectrum

Even though 5G is only expected to become available in 2020, Ericsson has found a way to deliver drop-free, higher capacity mobile connections for both people and things - while making the most of available spectrum. 

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First IoT prize goes to LED security start-up

08 Jun 2015 by
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First IoT prize goes to LED security start-up

BeON Home are the first winners of Z-Wave Labs competition. The BeON Home solution improves home security by using intelligent LED bulbs that learn and replicate lighting behaviours to create the illusion of home occupancy.

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Wachowski hits come to VIDI

08 Jun 2015 by
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Wachowski hits come to VIDI

Lana and Andy Wachowski’s movies are now available on VIDI. The movies include include The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and their most recent blockbuster - Jupiter Ascending.

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SA's Lumkani fire detector gets to global Venture finals

05 Jun 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
SA's Lumkani fire detector gets to global Venture finals

16 start-ups from across the globe with a mission to create positive change have been announced as finalists of The Venture. The forward-thinking businesses, including Lumkani from South Africa, are competing to win a share of $1 million in funding from Chivas Regal.

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WeChat and picup plan to disrupt delivery services

05 Jun 2015 by
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WeChat and picup plan to disrupt delivery services

A new service has been launched on WeChat that aims to remove the hassle and admin involved with traditional courier services by transforming a phone into a delivery remote control.

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