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CT takes broadband leap

CT takes broadband leap

17 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Web World

The City of Cape Town has signed up eight third-party service provider agreements as part of its universal broadband network strategy which will help drive the city’s economic growth and development.

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Don Bradman brings cricket back to life

17 Apr 2014 by
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Don Bradman brings cricket back to life

It’s been a long dry spell for cricket fans in the video game industry. We’ve been taunted with one or two possibly good games, only for them to fail at the last hurdle. GAVIN MANNION takes a look to see Don Bradman Cricket 14 is a game worth batting for.

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PS Vita gets new trio from Japan

17 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
PS Vita gets new trio from Japan

Sony has announced a trio of new PS Vita games, including Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines.

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The month it all changed

16 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
The month it all changed

Twenty years ago this week, South African newspaper readers were given their first in-depth exposure to the Internet. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK looks back at the birth announcements of the commercial Internet.

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Office365 gets Personal

16 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Office365 gets Personal

Microsoft has announced the local availability of Office 365 Personal, a single subscription that enables users to install full desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook onto a PC or Mac.

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Vodacom, G-Connect, team up for mobile/Wi-Fi bundles

16 Apr 2014 by
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Vodacom, G-Connect, team up for mobile/Wi-Fi bundles

Vodacom has launched G-Connect Wi-Fi bundles to provide Prepaid, Top Up/uChoose and Contract customers the ability to connect to over 1 500 integrated G-Connect Wi-Fi Hotspots throughout the country.

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The lessons of Heartbleed

16 Apr 2014 by
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The lessons of Heartbleed

The recent Heartbleed attack has got many consumers and businesses scrambling to get their systems patched and secured. But, says DAVID JACOBY, software will always have vulnerabilities and we need to ensure that sensitive data becomes useless should it fall into the wrong hands.

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Something on the Side: Kindle puts paper into e-books

15 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
Something on the Side: Kindle puts paper into e-books

In Something on the Side, SEAN BACHER highlights the Kindle Paperwhite 2nd generation, the Western Digital Black Dual Drive, the Dyson bagless and filterless Cinetic vacuum cleaner, and the Red-E iPhone 5s Jailbreak Cover.

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Reaper of Souls - Much more than just a Diablo III fix

15 Apr 2014 by
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Reaper of Souls - Much more than just a Diablo III fix

Diablo III’s expansion - Reaper of Souls not only fixes many of the programming issues users experienced in the original game, but also throws in a lot of content to keep players entertained for many hours, writes MATTHEW FIGUEIRA.

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Survive the end of XP

15 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Survive the end of XP

Microsoft officially stopped its support of Windows XP earlier this month. ROBERT CAPRIO gives some advice on helping users and businesses decide what options they have now that Microsoft no longer supports them.

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SuperSport adds new HD channel

15 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Arts and Entertainment
SuperSport adds new HD channel

SuperSport is adding a seventh HD channel to its lineup. SSHD7, the HD version of SS7, will start airing at 10am on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 and will be available on channel 217 to all DStv Premium customers.

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MTN stuns market with pre-paid cut to 79c

14 Apr 2014 by
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MTN stuns market with pre-paid cut to 79c

MTN has stunned the market by being the first to introduce a new reduced rate for pre-paid calls, following the reduction of the interconnect fee from 40c to 20c.

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Tech lets wheelchair-bound walk again

14 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Tech lets wheelchair-bound walk again

Technology isn’t always about the latest smartphone or newest app. LIRON SEGEV discovers from two Israeli innovations, that it also has a lot to do with helping disabled people perform everyday tasks that many of us take for granted.

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Cloud versus the traffic

14 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Cloud versus the traffic

As more commuters move into cities, congestion has caused a decline in productivity. The workplace now has to adapt to this problem while meeting employee demands, writes BRIAN TIMPERLEY.

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Use location services for safer travels

14 Apr 2014 by
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Use location services for safer travels

The Easter weekend is upon us, which will see thousands of South Africans taking to the roads. JACQUES SWANEPOEL points out some location based services that will help travellers get to their destination more safely and conveniently.

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Digital universe to expand 10x by 2020

14 Apr 2014 by
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Digital universe to expand 10x by 2020

EMC’s Digital Universe study has revealed that the digital universe is doubling in size every two years and will multiply 10-fold between 2013 and 2020, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale in SA

11 Apr 2014 by
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Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale in SA

Samsung has announced the availability of its most advanced phone yet, the “people-inspired” Galaxy S5, in stores across South Africa today. Here are the full specs.

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GEAR Fit released in SA

11 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
GEAR Fit released in SA

The Samsung GEAR Fit wearable activity tracker, released today in South Africa, is compatible with a wide range of Galaxy devices.

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We still believe in hardware, says BlackBerry boss

11 Apr 2014 by
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We still believe in hardware, says BlackBerry boss

A Reuters article this week reported BlackBerry's CEO hinting at an exit from hardware. In this response, JOHN CHEN confirms that devices remain important to the company.

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Unpacking the Galaxy S5 ecosystem

11 Apr 2014 by
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Unpacking the Galaxy S5 ecosystem

Samsung last night announced that an extensive ecosystem built around the new Galaxy S5 will include DStv Box Office and a music service.

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Twitter cleans up its Face

11 Apr 2014 by
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Twitter cleans up its Face

On 8 April, Twitter went through a radical and visual upgrade as profile and timeline changes were implemented, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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