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Star of VoD is rising

Star of VoD is rising

27 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

Although television is still the main channel of entertainment for many Africans, a large portion of the population is regarding the Internet as a provider of entertainment and has spurred on the growth of Video on Demand.

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Opera hits 100m on Android

27 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Opera hits 100m on Android

According to Opera, 100-million Android users are now accessing the web using its browsers, twice as many as last year.

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Myths in the cloud

27 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Myths in the cloud

Many South African SMEs are embracing cloud-based services like Dropbox and Google Apps. And even though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths around the technology, says IVAN EPSTEIN.

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The irony of privacy

27 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
The irony of privacy

Millennials have grown up with the Internet and commonly use encryption methods like SSL to keep their data private. But, says DAVID HOLMES, these same SSL methods often allow malware to enter a business undetected.

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MultiChoice decodes single view in HD

27 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Audio/Visual
MultiChoice decodes single view in HD

MultiChoice has released the DStv HD Decoder, a low-cost HD single view decoder which will replace current SD units.

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AppDate: Easy mobile banking with Standard Bank

26 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Easy mobile banking with Standard Bank

In this AppDate issue, SEAN BACHER highlights the updated Standard Bank mobile app, the Kaspersky Free Fake ID Scanner, KickSmoking, Centrallo and Battery Watch – Funny Voices.

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Calling for digital ethics

26 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Calling for digital ethics

Although many people have agreed to the terms and conditions of the digital services they currently use, new technologies like the Internet of Things may infringe on user’s free will as it drives their behaviour as well as monitors it.

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VMware expands hybrid cloud

26 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
VMware expands hybrid cloud

VMware has unveiled a range of new hybrid cloud services and third-party mobile apps to help developers better support the growing needs of the modern business.

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2000 beautiful minds in CT

26 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
2000 beautiful minds in CT

Two thousand of the world’s foremost engineers, roboticists and mathematicians are currently in Cape Town for the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

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Pacman can win you 100k

26 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Pacman can win you 100k

Entires for the Entelect 100K Challenge have closed. This year, contestants will be required to build a modern graphical user interface for the classic arcade game - Pacman. They will then battle their designs out at rAge, with the winner taking home R100k.

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Cell C dishes out daily deals on data

25 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Cell C dishes out daily deals on data

Cell C has announced the release of a new range of low-priced Daily and Nite data offerings, which are now available to all prepaid and hybrid customers.

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When the drones go dancing

22 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
When the drones go dancing

The future of drone technology is about to come dramatically to life at a tech conference in Cape Town, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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FatBudgie, thin budget

22 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
FatBudgie, thin budget

This week, FatBudgie announced the lowest small business call rates in South African history – from as low as 25c per minute for calls to landline numbers and 39c per minute to mobile numbers.

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How businesses should prepare for IoT

22 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
How businesses should prepare for IoT

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything. But what is the true definition of IoT, and more importantly, how should businesses prepare for it, asks BRIAN PEREIRA.

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Hacking your living room

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Hacking your living room

Kaspersky Lab security analyst David Jacoby conducted a research experiment in his own living room to find out how safe his home is in terms of cyber security. His experiment revealed that there were over 14 vulnerabilities across his home entertainment devices.

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Acer accelerates big screens

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Acer accelerates big screens

Acer has added a range of 32” monitors that feature 4K2K and WQHD resolutions. The monitors are aimed at gamers that need fast refresh rates and good contrast ratios.

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Nokia will sing Opera tune

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Nokia will sing Opera tune

Opera Software has announced that its Opera Mini web browser will become the default browser on Microsoft’s existing feature and Asha phones.

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Something on the Side: A neater, cheaper PC

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
Something on the Side: A neater, cheaper PC

In this week’s round-up, SEAN BACHER highlights the CloudGate computer, Sony Smartband, Awox SmartLight, the Phillips NTRX100 Party Machine and the Xeno interactive monster. 

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Barca shoots for BBM

21 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Barca shoots for BBM

A new BBM sticker pack has been created by FC Barcelona allowing its fans to personalise their chats about the club.

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Vodacom upgrades in townships

20 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Vodacom upgrades in townships

Vodacom has announced that it has set R1-billion aside for network upgrades around Gauteng. A large portion of the money will be used to increase 3G coverage in the major townships.

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Knowledge gap opens in security

20 Aug 2014 by
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Knowledge gap opens in security

A recent Kaspersky Lab survey has found that although many IT professionals have a solid knowledge of IT security, many of them don’t have a clear understanding around virtualisation security.

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