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Donít start the revolution without Node

Donít start the revolution without Node

19 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets

A week after VIDI appeared online in South Africa to shake up the movie-on-demand business, another contender, Node, has arrived with a combined satellite-and-data service. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK tries to keep up.

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AppDate: Get iOS 8 free in iStores

19 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Get iOS 8 free in iStores

In this weekís AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights the free iOS 8 update from iStore, AppyEverAfter, bidorbuy for Windows Phone, Click and Compare and the BlackBerry Channel integration into Hootsuite.

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Connectivity thumbs down for SA

19 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Connectivity thumbs down for SA

According to the Global Connectivity Index released by Huawei, South Africa has been ranked 18th out of the 25 countries assessed for the impact of connectivity on their gross domestic product (GDP).

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FNB opens Xbox One orders

19 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Hardware
FNB opens Xbox One orders

FNB customers can pre-order the Xbox One, which they can pay for over 24 months.

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POPI demands more than one kind of protection

18 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
POPI demands more than one kind of protection

While most companies understand and have the appropriate business processes in place to protect its customersí personal data against fraud, many donít donít see the importance of protecting that data from loss or corruption.

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Kaspersky offers Ferrari experience

18 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Kaspersky offers Ferrari experience

Kaspersky Lab has announced a competition for African users of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015, Kaspersky Internet Security - multi-device 2015 and Kaspersky PURE 3.0. Numerous prizes are up for grabs, with the grand prize being a trip for two to the Monaco Grand Prix in May 2015.

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Tech set to manage homes

18 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Tech set to manage homes

McAfeeís latest Safeguarding 2025 study has revealed that consumers believe technology will play a huge part in home automation. 68% believe their fridges will automatically order groceries, while the majority are convinced their security systems will be linked to their mobile devices.

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Active-active: when downtime is not an option

17 Sep 2014 by
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Active-active: when downtime is not an option

Massive levels of data generated and consumed daily mean that data centre down-time is no longer an option. The solution, presented at the Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai yesterday, is the active-active data centre, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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ITU and UNICEF update guidelines for child safety online

17 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
ITU and UNICEF update guidelines for child safety online

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Childrenís Fund (UNICEF), and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative, have released updated guidelines to strengthen online protection for children.

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VMware upgrades Fusion for cleaner Windows on Mac

17 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
VMware upgrades Fusion for cleaner Windows on Mac

VMware have released VMware Fusion 7, which allows users to easily create virtual machines to run Windows applications on Mac hardware without the need for complicated tasks like dual-booting.

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What banks can learn from hackers

17 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
What banks can learn from hackers

Cybercrime costs the South African economy R5.8-billion a year, and as much as banks try, they always seem to be one step behind cybercriminals. But, says WILLIAM LAWRENCE, if banks want to keep fraud down, there are some things they can learn from their foes.

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New, improved SingStar on the way

17 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Audio/Visual
New, improved SingStar on the way

Sony has revealed a new SingStar version with 30 tracks from leading artists. The game will be available for PS4 and PS3 at the end of October.

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Did Apple deliver on iPhone?

16 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Did Apple deliver on iPhone?

The recent launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus certainly has stirred up the smartphone market. But, asks ALEX HILLSBERG at FinancesOnline.com, has Apple really lived up to consumerís expectations and given them what they want?

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PayGate opens PayPal to all

15 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
PayGate opens PayPal to all

The recent partnership between PayPal and PayGate means that merchants can accept online payments in South Africa from local and international shoppers.

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Vox gets on board Vumatel fibre project in Parkhurst

16 Sep 2014 by
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Vox gets on board Vumatel fibre project in Parkhurst

Vox Telecom is offering customers three broadband packages ranging from R500 to R1 500 as part of its recent partnership with Vumatel, the company that is deploying fibre-to-the-home in Parkhurst.

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Cisco brings IoT to data centres

16 Sep 2014 by
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Cisco brings IoT to data centres

Cisco has added a range of new features to its Unified Computing System (UCS) to help customers with the next data centre transition brought about by the Internet of Everything.

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Danger in your dustbin

15 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Danger in your dustbin

One of the easiest ways for fraudsters to get details to conduct ID fraud is by rummaging through documents that a company does not dispose of properly, says GIANMARCO LORENZI.

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Business of movies reinvented in SA

12 Sep 2014 by
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Business of movies reinvented in SA

The launch of the VIDI video-on-demand service signals a dramatic shift in the way South Africans will consume movies, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Mobile innovation to boost SA education

12 Sep 2014 by
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Mobile innovation to boost SA education

Today, the Ukufunda Virtual School tool was launched. It is designed to address inequalities in the school system, raise education standards and put the power of basic education back into the hands of learners, teachers and parents.

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R5000 cash-back on iPhones

12 Sep 2014 by
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R5000 cash-back on iPhones

Local iStores are offering iPhone owners the chance to get up to R5 000 back when they trade in their current iPhone for a new one.

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Kaspersky's new version goes for multi-device protection

12 Sep 2014 by
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Kaspersky's new version goes for multi-device protection

Kaspersky Lab has released Kaspersky Internet Security Ė multi-device 2015. The solution works on Windows, OS X and Android devices.

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