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Better broadband promise with Seacom upgrade

Better broadband promise with Seacom upgrade

06 May 2015 by
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South Africans, along with internet users in the rest of Africa, may soon experience faster broadband as a result of a Seacom network upgrade, writes DUNCAN ALFREDS.

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Ford brings B-MAX tech to SA

06 May 2015 by
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Ford brings B-MAX tech to SA

The new Ford B-MAX, which is scheduled for launch in South Africa in the third quarter of this year, will feature small car technology, making it one of the most compact cars currently available on the market.

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Call for global privacy pact

06 May 2015 by
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Call for global privacy pact

The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) recently called for a new global social compact to protect digital privacy and security.

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Mobility to sweep away digital divide, says Wits prof

06 May 2015 by
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Mobility to sweep away digital divide, says Wits prof

According to BARRY DWOLATZKY, the past ten years have seen mobility sweep away the digital divide that was so prevalent in South Africa, now allowing previously unreachable areas to now have access to the digital world.

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Hands-on with the HoloLens

05 May 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Hands-on with the HoloLens

At the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco last week, the company finally allowed developers to get their hands on its new holographic viewing device, the HoloLens. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK tried it out.

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Fifth of SA Internet users casual about keys to their lives

05 May 2015 by
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Fifth of SA Internet users casual about keys to their lives

A recent Kaspersky Lab survey has revealed that one in five South African Internet users assume their passwords are of no value to cybercriminals. However, should that password fall into the to wrong hands, a user’s private life and money could be at risk.

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Matrix comes to VIDI

05 May 2015 by
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Matrix comes to VIDI

VIDI, the South African on-demand entertainment service, has announced that the Matrix trilogy will join its lineup of movies-on-demand from June 11.

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Dell delivers new Vostro range

05 May 2015 by
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Dell delivers new Vostro range

Dell has announced the next generation of its Vostro line of notebooks, designed for SMEs, home offices and mobile professionals. 

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TomTom takes best shot at action cam market

04 May 2015 by
| Filed in Sports Tech
TomTom takes best shot at action cam market

Many people associate the TomTom brand with personal navigation devices. But, now that most mobile devices come with a built-in GPS of sorts, the company had to diversify. Last week, TomTom announced its entrance into the action camera market with the Bandit, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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Load shedding tops SA Google searches

04 May 2015 by
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Load shedding tops SA Google searches

Information about Eskom's slow moving crisis was one of the hottest topics that South Africans searched for on Google during April, writes DUNCAN ALFREDS.

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Veeam offers free Endpoint backup

04 May 2015 by
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Veeam offers free Endpoint backup

Endpoint backup has been a tedious task that most know they should be doing but are not. Veeam has announced Veeam Endpoint Backup Free, a solution that needs very little administration that automatically backs up a company’s endpoint computers.

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Biometrics comes to banking apps

04 May 2015 by
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Biometrics comes to banking apps

Last month, Standard Bank launched a mobile biometric solution for its customers using Apple’s TouchID technology.

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Windows opens door to iOS, Android, Mac, Linux

30 Apr 2015 by
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Windows opens door to iOS, Android, Mac, Linux

Microsoft announced at its Build 2015 conference yesterday that Windows 10 will allow developers to reuse code written to create apps for Android, iOS and other platforms.  

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Robot assists in SA op

30 Apr 2015 by
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Robot assists in SA op

After 72 hours of having a cancerous kidney removed, a patient was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital. This wasn’t an ordinary operation though, it was the first ever robotic assisted procedure of its kind in South Africa.

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Online xenophobia to be censored 

30 Apr 2015 by
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Online xenophobia to be censored 

Local internet content that is deemed racist or xenophobic is planned to be taken offline as part of a call by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services, writes GARETH VAN ZYL.

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Dual-SIM phones meet new challenges of mobile market

30 Apr 2015 by
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Dual-SIM phones meet new challenges of mobile market

Smartphones have solved many problems associated with South Africans, but there are some issues that an app can’t fix. One such problem is cellular coverage, where some cellular networks have better coverage over others. For that, says YUDI RAMBARAN, there are devices, and they come in the form of Dual-SIM phones.

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May the Fourth be with you

30 Apr 2015 by
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May the Fourth be with you

May 4th is a day Star Wars fans have chosen to celebrate and honour all-things-Star-Wars, be it by posting Star Wars related content to social media, hosting Star Wars screening parties, wearing Star Wars costumes and clothing, or shopping for Star Wars merchandise.

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Prioritise cyber security

28 Apr 2015 by
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Prioritise cyber security

The Internet of Things and Big Data are offering companies numerous new opportunities to deliver tailored and enhanced content to their customers, but says SHAILENDRA SINGH, this wealth of new data opens organisations to various cyber threats if they are not protected correctly.

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Now for base stations on container shops

29 Apr 2015 by
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Now for base stations on container shops

Vodacom has started deploying cellular base stations to the roofs of shipping container shops in an effort to deal with the rapid data increase in townships around South Africa.

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Beware the Dark Hotel, and other travel traps

29 Apr 2015 by
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Beware the Dark Hotel, and other travel traps

Having free Wi-Fi access, especially when overseas has numerous advantages, but there are also many pitfalls. Kaspersky Lab’s experts outline a few of these traps and how to avoid them.

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War of the future: access to the customer

29 Apr 2015 by
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War of the future: access to the customer

Even though feature rich content like over the top applications are focused mainly at the consumer, the enterprise market is quickly realising the benefits of similar platforms, says GRANT THEIS.

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