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LG goes large in 2014

LG goes large in 2014

22 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets

The new LG G3, with its startling approach to the arithmetic of display, is the first serious contender for phone of the year, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Fake apps invade Google Play

22 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Fake apps invade Google Play

A recent Trend Micro report has shown that Google Play has become infested with trojanised apps posing as popular ones.

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The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi

22 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi

Many of us take the idea of being always connected to the Internet for granted. But, this can become expensive, especially when using a smartphone as a mobile hotspot. FAYAAZ SEEDAT explores some of the benefits of having a dedicated mobile device and package with which to connect to the Internet.

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Maroon 5 to headline iTunes fest

21 Jul 2014 by
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Maroon 5 to headline iTunes fest

Apple has announced that among others, Maroon 5 will be headlining at this year’s iTunes festival in London throughout September.

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Fe34R  haunts Ghosts gaming

21 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Fe34R  haunts Ghosts gaming

An Xbox eSports Call of Duty team called F34R ADEPT beat 14 of the country’s finest Call of Duty Ghosts teams to victory in the MWEB GameZone Master Series Ghosts LAN tournament in Johannesburg over the weekend.

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POPI a prompt for mobile security

21 Jul 2014 by
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POPI a prompt for mobile security

Since the introduction of the POPI act, businesses have had to reevaluate the way they store and handle documentation. Now, with smartphones and tablets becoming viable work tools, companies have to factor in how these devices affect their compliance with the act, writes NADER HENEIN.

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Flaws in school networks

21 Jul 2014 by
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Flaws in school networks

Schools and universities are seeing the value in providing Internet access to students but few consider the ramifications of an unrestricted and improperly managed network, writes MATTHEW BARKER.

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How to reduce your digital footprint

18 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
How to reduce your digital footprint

Online privacy is getting a lot of attention, but are we taking the right precautions to ensure that we are protecting our privacy online? Check Point SA sales manager DOROS HADJIZENONOS highlight some steps you can take to help minimise your digital footprint.

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No questions on cybercrime refunds

18 Jul 2014 by
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No questions on cybercrime refunds

A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab together with B2B International has revealed that 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances.

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Gamification comes to call centres

18 Jul 2014 by
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Gamification comes to call centres

Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.

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NAPAfrica hits 15Gbps

18 Jul 2014 by
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NAPAfrica hits 15Gbps

NAPAfrica, a neutral peering exchange has reached a peak of 15Gbps, making it the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Africa.

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Speed up your old computer

17 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Speed up your old computer

As your computer ages, performance declines. Some people choose to wipe their hard drive and start over. Others buy whole new machines. Before you do either though, ROBERTO CAPRIO offers some basic maintenance tips to solve these common problems.

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Prepare to defend the Ancients

17 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Prepare to defend the Ancients

Registration for the sub-Saharan Qualifiers for the Defence of the Ancients 2 world champions to be held in Taipei, Taiwan has opened today.

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SA holds steady on network readiness

17 Jul 2014 by
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SA holds steady on network readiness

South Africa has maintained its 70th position in the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report (GITR) 2014, reflecting the country’s ability to use information and communication technology (ICT) to drive growth and enhance social and economic wellbeing.

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Apple gets in bed with IBM

16 Jul 2014 by
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Apple gets in bed with IBM

Apple and IBM have announced IBM MobileFirst for iOS, a solution that brings IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to the iPhone and iPad.

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Something on the Side: Check what’s up with the Garmin HUD

16 Jul 2014 by
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Something on the Side: Check what’s up with the Garmin HUD

In this week’s Something on the Side, SEAN BACHER highlights the Garmin HUD, Microlab’s H30BT speakers, a USB Snake Scope and the Roku 3 Streaming media player.

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Know your fridge

16 Jul 2014 by
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Know your fridge

Refrigerators are a long-term purchase yet, unlike many other major home appliances, often the decision is one that consumers make without fully comparing the benefits between the available options. RAJAN GUNGIAH highlights a few need to know tips when buying a fridge.

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Innovation won the World Cup

16 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Sports Tech
Innovation won the World Cup

The German football team has taken its fourth World Cup title thanks to a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracanã stadium – and this is partly thanks to technology, says MANOJ BHOOLA.

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13.1m SA cardholders now 3D Secure

16 Jul 2014 by
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13.1m SA cardholders now 3D Secure

13.1 million or 98% of card holders in South Africa are currently registered to use 3D Secure which redirects online credit or debit card payments to the bank’s 3D Secure service to facilitate an authentication process.

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Alcatel competing from top to bottom

15 Jul 2014 by
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Alcatel competing from top to bottom

A new flagship smartphone from Alcatel signals the brand’s intention to compete on design as well as price. And that’s just one element of its strategy, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Universe has a light crisis

15 Jul 2014 by
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Universe has a light crisis

A recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters by a team of international scientists has found that the light from known populations of galaxies and quasars is not nearly enough to explain the observations of large amounts of light in our galaxy.

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