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The 'Smart' Audience is here

The 'Smart' Audience is here

21 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets

At last week’s annual convention of the Professional Speaker’s Association of Southern Africa, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK presented a talk via Skype on the new “smart audience”, including these key tips.

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Kalahari to close next month

20 Apr 2015 by
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Kalahari to close next month

Local e-commerce site, Kalahari.net will be discontinued next month with its brand and website being folded into takealot.com, writes GARETH VAN ZYL.

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Never look at your phone again while driving

20 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Never look at your phone again while driving

Cellphones have become a huge distraction in the car, often causing accidents as drivers become more focused on their messages than getting getting to their destination in one piece. However, Project Ray has developed a system that aims to keep people concentrating on their driving, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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BlackBerry takes smartphone Leap, but not yet in SA

20 Apr 2015 by
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BlackBerry takes smartphone Leap, but not yet in SA

BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Leap in the United Kingdom and a rollout in major markets, but a South African release date has yet to be announced.

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Wits U accelerates light - and maybe the Internet

18 Apr 2015 by
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Wits U accelerates light - and maybe the Internet

Wits University researchers have developed a way to accelerate light that could eventually lead to much faster internet speeds and benefits for medical technology, writes DUNCAN ALFREDS.

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Set-top box winners revealed

18 Apr 2015 by
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Set-top box winners revealed

The names of 26 bidding organisations that have each won a piece of South Africa’s R4.3bn set-top box tender have finally been revealed by the state agency tasked with the project, writes GARETH VAN ZYL.

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Connectivity biggest hurdle for Africa travel

18 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Africa News
Connectivity biggest hurdle for Africa travel

At the World Trade Market in Cape Town, it was revealed that bad Internet connectivity, service delivery and a lack of payment options are just a few of the hurdles facing business travelers in Africa, writes CARIN SMITH.

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SA slips in global ICT index

18 Apr 2015 by
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SA slips in global ICT index

Falling lower down the World Economic Forum (WEF) global information and communication technology (ICT) rankings is becoming an annual occurrence for South Africa, writes GARETH VAN ZYL.

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Fitbit lets bike-tracking loose

17 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Fitbit lets bike-tracking loose

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
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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
| Filed in Mobile
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
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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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