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Windows opens door to iOS, Android, Mac, Linux

Windows opens door to iOS, Android, Mac, Linux

30 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software

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
| Filed in People 'n Issues
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
| Filed in Web World
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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Make way for the virtual operator – again

28 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Make way for the virtual operator – again

A new virtual mobile operator arrives in South Africa this week, addressing a growing need in the market. But it’s not the same story all over again, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Growing girls in ICT

28 Apr 2015 by
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Growing girls in ICT

Last week was the fifth annual Girls in ICT conference, a global initiative who’s purpose is to encourage girls and young women to consider careers in IT, writes NATASSIA BADENHORST, co-founder of Girls Invent Tomorrow.

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Emergency comms for Nepal

28 Apr 2015 by
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Emergency comms for Nepal

The ITU has deployed emergency telecommunication equipment in Nepal following the earthquake that hit the country on 25 April 2015.

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Splatoon bundle on way to SA

28 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Splatoon bundle on way to SA

South African players will be able to get Splatoon, Nintendo’s upcoming action shooter from 29 May, and those willing to wait can get a Wii U Splatoon Premium Pack bundle from 19 June.

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Facebook hits 1,44-bn users

24 Apr 2015 by
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Facebook hits 1,44-bn users

In its quarterly earnings announcement this week, Facebook revealed continued strong growth, rising to 1,44-billion monthly active users by the end of March 2015, and increasing revenue by 42% over the previous year.

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eBay security hole could hurt SA sites

24 Apr 2015 by
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eBay security hole could hurt SA sites

Check Point Software has announced that its malware and research department has discovered a vulnerability in e-Bay’s Magneto web e-commerce platform that affects nearly 200 000 online shops world wide - some even in South Africa.

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Acer debuts first 11-hour Chromebook

24 Apr 2015 by
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Acer debuts first 11-hour Chromebook

Acer has extended it Chromebook line of 15-inch notebooks with the Acer CB3-531, a notebook that boasts a battery life of over 11 hours.

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Samsung unveils SUHD line-up for SA

24 Apr 2015 by
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Samsung unveils SUHD line-up for SA

Earlier this week, Samsung announced its line-up of SUHD TVs to the South African market, setting a new standard and elevating the viewing experience to new levels.

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How tablets lift lifestyle

24 Apr 2015 by
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How tablets lift lifestyle

With a couple of long weekends around the corner, it is time to pack away the notebooks, but says JULIAN PIENAAR don’t pack the tablets and smartphones. There are loads of functions they can perform to make our lives more productive and efficient - even when we are not working.

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Google Maps puts Robben Island into Street View

24 Apr 2015 by
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Google Maps puts Robben Island into Street View

Never been on the tour of Robben Island? Well now there is an app for that and it comes from Google, which offers Street View imagery as well as an audio-visual tour offering insights into Nelson Mandela’s cell and Robert Sobukwe’s house.

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Smart IDs could pave passport way

24 Apr 2015 by
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Smart IDs could pave passport way

Although the Department of Home Affairs’ Smart ID card project currently only allows for the application of identification documents, if the system is successful, it could allow South African citizens to apply for their passports in the same way.

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Telkom trims wholesale broadband costs

23 Apr 2015 by
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Telkom trims wholesale broadband costs

Telkom Wholesale Services has announced wholesale unit price reductions of up to 63% across its product range including Wholesale Fibre Broadband Access, IP Connect, Resell DSL, Metro Ethernet and SAIX dedicated access offerings.

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