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Fitbit lets bike-tracking loose

Fitbit lets bike-tracking loose

17 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware

Fitbit has announced an outdoor bike tracking feature for Fitbit Surge users, which allows them to monitor distance, duration, average speed as well as their heart rate and calories burnt.

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Soweto ready to get unwired

17 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Soweto ready to get unwired

The Soweto Wireless User Group (SOWUG) will go live this month, offering opportunities for local developers to produce content, which will be hosted locally, reducing international costs and stimulating local emerging online services.

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Nashua unveils voice service

17 Apr 2015 by
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Nashua unveils voice service

Nashua has introduced Nashua Voice, a service that allows its clients to make voice-over-IP phone calls. The service will enable customers to save money, record calls and host conference calls.

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Huawei throws the book at P8

16 Apr 2015 by
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Huawei throws the book at P8

This week, Huawei unveiled the latest addition to its P series of smartphones, the Huawei P8. The dual-SIM, unibody device is available in four colours and is designed to resemble the pages, bindings and hardcovers of books.

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P8 taken to the Max

16 Apr 2015 by
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P8 taken to the Max

Huawei this week announced the Huawei P8max, one of the biggest smartphones currently available. It features a 6.8-inch screen, 4360 mAh battery and a 13 megapixel rear camera.

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How to make security count

16 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
How to make security count

Traditionally, businesses have grown to see security as an unnecessary cost. But that needs to change as security is no longer a feature, but instead a necessity. NADER HENEIN outlines how CIOs can build a solid security spend case to present to their CFO.

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Angels come to Android, iOS

16 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Angels come to Android, iOS

IGN's League of Angels, Winner of Facebook's Best New Games of 2014 award, is now available for download from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Damage

15 Apr 2015 by
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BYOD: Bring Your Own Damage

Companies need to start determining the impact BOYD plays on them and implement appropriate policies that would balance the security concerns, as well as their employees’ requirements, writes CATHERINE BERRY.

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e.tv challenges encryption rule

15 Apr 2015 by
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e.tv challenges encryption rule

e.tv has headed to court to challenge a South African government decision on encryption for set top boxes, writes GARETH VAN ZYL of Fin24.

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Apple unveils ResearchKit for meds

15 Apr 2015 by
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Apple unveils ResearchKit for meds

Apple has announced researchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices.

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Online alert for ISIS in SA

15 Apr 2015 by
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Online alert for ISIS in SA

ISIS is using the Internet for their recruitment drive, making no country unreachable. To try and combat any new South Africans being recruited, South Africa’s State agencies are monitoring cyberspace for any suspicious activity, writes ADAM WAKEFIELD of News24.

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Smart options for phones across the price universe

14 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Smart options for phones across the price universe

The past couple of months have seen a flood of new high-end phones arrive in South Africa, across an astonishingly wide range of prices. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK considers the likely customers for various formats and price tags.

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eBucks racks up R5bn for FNB

14 Apr 2015 by
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eBucks racks up R5bn for FNB

This morning, FNB announced that its eBucks program has paid its members R5-billion in rewards over the past 15 years.

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Cloud shaking up ERP

14 Apr 2015 by
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Cloud shaking up ERP

The ERP market is rapidly changing, and while traditional ERP suites won’t completely disappear, hybrid deployments that blend cloud apps with connected services and modular applications will start dominating the space, writes JEREMY WATERMAN.

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Darwin flaw found in iOS

14 Apr 2015 by
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Darwin flaw found in iOS

Kaspersky Lab has discovered a vulnerability in the Darwin kernel of the Apple operating system that if exploited, leaves OS X and iOS 8 devices exposed to the remote activation of denial of service attacks on the devices.

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First SA comet discovery in 35 years

13 Apr 2015 by
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First SA comet discovery in 35 years

Last week, the Master-SAAO robotic telescope near Sutherland in the Karoo located a new comet, the first one discovered in South Africa since 1978.

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Facebook finally pulls in WhatsApp

13 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Web World
Facebook finally pulls in WhatsApp

Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp has announced a Send button that allows users to send their Facebook statuses and news to WhatsApp users, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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I've learnt my lesson - 'selfie driver'

13 Apr 2015 by
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I've learnt my lesson - 'selfie driver'

Nicci Redelinghuys has issued an apology after sparking an outrage on social networks for posting selfies while allegedly driving at speed on the N3, writes JEFF WICKS of News24.

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Cell C places R8bn LTE bet

10 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile
Cell C places R8bn LTE bet

Cell C has announced that it will be spending R8-billion over the next three yeas to build its LTE network in key areas around South Africa.

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Vodacom launches VoLTE in SA

10 Apr 2015 by
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Vodacom launches VoLTE in SA

Owners of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as well as other compatible handsets will now be able to make Voice over LTE (VoLTE) calls.

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Capitec banks on fingerprints

10 Apr 2015 by
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Capitec banks on fingerprints

Capitec Bank has rammed up its fight against banking fraud by linking its biometric fingerprint database to the Department of Home Affairs.

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