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Rules for free public Wi-Fi

Rules for free public Wi-Fi

02 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Web World

For many, free public Wi-Fi access has become more of a necessity than a luxury. But, in order for it to benefit the user it has to be deployed correctly. ANDRE BEZUIDENHOUT offers eight best practices for setting up public Wi-Fi.

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Opera turns 1000

02 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Opera turns 1000

The Opera browser for Windows, Mac and Linux now offers over 1000 extensions that allow users to personalise, secure and enhance their Internet browsing experience.

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Metadata: the key to backup

02 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Metadata: the key to backup

Metadata is data that is generated by applications and provides information like who authored a document and when it was edited. GARETH TUDOR asks the question: “Can metadata pose a security risk by giving storage providers access to sensitive data?”

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IBM Watson debuts data-driven discovery

01 Sep 2014 by
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IBM Watson debuts data-driven discovery

IBM has announced advances in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.

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Surveillance in the palm of the hand

01 Sep 2014 by
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Surveillance in the palm of the hand

Vox Telecom has announced the Guardian Eye Lite Wi-Fi camera that connects to an existing Internet connection and can be accessed via most smartphones or tablets.

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Get ZA city domain now

01 Sep 2014 by
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Get ZA city domain now

Businesses and individuals interested in a dotJoburg, dotCapeTown or dotDurban domain name should apply now for these names as we have just entered the last phase that will allow applications before the free-for-all rush starts on 4 November.

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Do you know where your laptop is?

01 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Do you know where your laptop is?

Most stolen notebooks are never recovered. And even though it is expensive to replace them, the lost information could end up costing thousands. But, with ZoneAlarm users are able to track and remotely delete data from missing devices.

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Galaxy S5 Mini arrives in SA

29 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Galaxy S5 Mini arrives in SA

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced availability of the Galaxy S5 Mini, a compact version of the S5 and retailing for R6 700.

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VMware unveils Workspace Suite

29 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
VMware unveils Workspace Suite

VMware has announced the VMware Workspace Suite, a new integrated platform for managing applications, data and devices.

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Seagate ships first 8TB drive

29 Aug 2014 by
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Seagate ships first 8TB drive

Seagate Technology has announced the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive that is able to fit in a standard 3.5mm drive bay.

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Nigeria rolls out eID

29 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Africa News
Nigeria rolls out eID

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has received his National eID card, marking the official launch of the eID pilot program.

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The great gadget cover-up

28 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
The great gadget cover-up

Protecting your gadgets from the elements is often a compromise between a sleek experience and a long-lasting device. But real protection tends to cost real money, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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The mystery behind IPv6

28 Aug 2014 by
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The mystery behind IPv6

IPv6 – it sounds like something only a network administrator can understand, or care about. However, this internet standard is the key to building better business in South Africa and driving change for the economy, writes JOHN EIGELAAR.

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Namibia hosts biggest TV White Spaces trial

28 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Namibia hosts biggest TV White Spaces trial

MyDigitalBridge Foundation in partnership with Microsoft and Adaptrum have trialled the Namibian TV White Spaces project across three regional councils, making it the biggest of its kind in coverage.

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Star of VoD is rising

27 Aug 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Star of VoD is rising

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
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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
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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
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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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