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Massive SA growth of 4G, WI-FI, in next 5 years

Massive SA growth of 4G, WI-FI, in next 5 years

22 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile

A recent Cisco survey has revealed that the ongoing adoption of more powerful devices and machine-to-machine connections will see 3G overtaking 2G as the primary cellular technology, with 4G accounting for 56 percent of mobile data traffic by 2019.

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PoPI Act spells end to cover-ups of data breaches

22 Apr 2015 by
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PoPI Act spells end to cover-ups of data breaches

In the past, many local companies were in the habit of not disclosing data breaches, but the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act now forces them to notify regulators of any data losses, writes JOS FLOOR.

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BizSpark gives start-ups helping hand - times four

22 Apr 2015 by
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BizSpark gives start-ups helping hand - times four

Many entrepreneurs have great ideas, but getting their business up and running to set the idea in motion is sometimes difficult. However, the Microsoft BizSpark programme has helped many businesses get stared by focusing on four areas - sales, technology, marketing and finance.

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Theft-proof tracking for tablets

22 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Theft-proof tracking for tablets

Samsung and Absolute Solutions have developed a security solution that allows scholars and parents to track their stolen tablets - even if the device has been wiped and the software reinstalled.

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The 'Smart' Audience is here

21 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
The 'Smart' Audience is here

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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MTN, Vodafone, in mobile money deal

21 Apr 2015 by
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MTN, Vodafone, in mobile money deal

MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa customers can now transfer money to each other in the East Africa region.

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Wi-Fi and LTE getting engaged

21 Apr 2015 by
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Wi-Fi and LTE getting engaged

Wi-Fi and LTE have complimented each other for some time now and their co-existence is converging more and more as the need for wireless Internet access increases. But, how the come together remains a big question.

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Call to ban signal jamming

21 Apr 2015 by
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Call to ban signal jamming

Media houses want the Western Cape High Court to declare that it was unlawful to use a signal jamming device during the State of the Nation address in February, writes JENNA ETHERIDGE.

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Lenovo unveils ThinkServer portfolio

21 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Lenovo unveils ThinkServer portfolio

Lenovo today announced its ThinkServer family of products in South Africa, including rack and tower servers designed for enterprises and small and medium-sized business clients.

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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
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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
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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
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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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