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Make way for the virtual operator – again

Make way for the virtual operator – again

28 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets

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
| Filed in People 'n Issues
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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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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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
| Filed in Web World
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
| Filed in Serious Hardware
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
| Filed in Audio/Visual
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
| Filed in Mobile
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
| Filed in Serious Software
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
| Filed in People 'n Issues
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
| Filed in Mobile
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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Blame Moore's Law for your obsolete new phone

23 Apr 2015 by
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Blame Moore's Law for your obsolete new phone

Thanks to the inexorable progress of chip design, any smartphone built today is "obsolete" tomorrow, writes LIRON SEGEV, as Moore's Law marks its 50th anniversary.

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Mimecast tool cuts data leaks

23 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Mimecast tool cuts data leaks

Mimecast has announced Mimecast Secure Messaging, a new service to help employees send and receive sensitive or confidential information via e-mail.

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Spy vs Spy in cyber wars

23 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Web World
Spy vs Spy in cyber wars

Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the Hellsing cyberespionage group was recently targeted by group of rival cyber attackers. Kaspersky believes this could mark a new trend in cyber criminality called the ATP wars.

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News must go mobile

23 Apr 2015 by
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News must go mobile

Local publishers that want to stay relevant in today’s digital society need to make personalised content available to readers whenever and wherever they are, writes LYNETTE HUNDERMARK.

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Twitter reveals spread of SA's Premier League passions

22 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in Sports Tech
Twitter reveals spread of SA's Premier League passions

A new service allows fans of English Premier League teams to see how they stack up against rivals by following their teams on Twitter.

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Massive SA growth of 4G, Wi-Fi, in next 5 years

22 Apr 2015 by
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Massive SA growth of 4G, Wi-Fi, in next 5 years

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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