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Africa's Twitter bad mood mapped

Africa's Twitter bad mood mapped

01 Apr 2015 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

A mood analysis of more than 1,5 million tweets over 20 days in 50 countries has revealed that the general feeling of Twitter users is mostly negative, says MAHMOUD ABDRABO.

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Backup is not enough - data demands availability

31 Mar 2015 by
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Backup is not enough - data demands availability

Today is World Backup Day. But, WARREN OLIVIER says that simply having a backup incase something goes wrong is not enough and companies need to have their applications and data available 24/7.

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Huawei takes four new routes to connecting the world

30 Mar 2015 by
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Huawei takes four new routes to connecting the world

At the recent CeBIT 2015 expo in Germany, Huawei unveiled four new solutions designed to drive the development of smart cities, smart-grids, omni-media and omni-financial services.

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Fitness bands are leaking!

30 Mar 2015 by
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Fitness bands are leaking!

Fitness bands are all the rage at the moment, but according to researchers at Kaspersky Labs, many of them carry personal data about their owners and so have to be secured.

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Tablets grow in Africa, but...

30 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile
Tablets grow in Africa, but...

The Middle East and Africa region has recorded a good tablet year-on-year growth during the first quarter of 2014. But, experts at IDC expect this growth to slow down due to an intensifying competition from smartphones and phablets.

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Even planned downtime not okay

30 Mar 2015 by
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Even planned downtime not okay

In the age of the always-on business, downtime is increasingly unacceptable -  even when it’s planned and announced in advance, says WARREN OLIVIER. 

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Alienware Alpha lands in SA

30 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Fun Hardware
Alienware Alpha lands in SA

Starting at the beginning of March, gamers will be able to buy the Alienware Alpha gaming console that among other features, allows them to play PC games on Xbox consoles.

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Kirby coming to Wii U

30 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Kirby coming to Wii U

Nintendo Wii U owners will soon be able guide Kirby through his world of clay in the Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush title. The game will be released at the beginning of May and offers a multiplayer mode where up to three players can join in the fun.

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3D printing takes off in 2015

27 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
3D printing takes off in 2015

As people begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing, devices get cheaper and support for the technology grows, 3D printing is set to take off this year, writes NATALEE ROBERTSON.

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Massive online dangers for kids

26 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Web World
Massive online dangers for kids

Kaspersky Lab’s Children Online study has revealed that in 2014 more than two-thirds of Kaspersky Lab’s Parental Control technologies encountered inappropriate online content.

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Made in SA gets VIDI view

26 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Audio/Visual
Made in SA gets VIDI view

VIDI, South Africa’s video on demand entertainment service has recently added almost 20 locally made titles to its streaming video library. 

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FNB app leads Africa

26 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Mobile
FNB app leads Africa

Earlier this month, FNB’s banking app was rated 6th best in the world and the best in Africa at the bi-annual UX Masterclass conference held it Australia.

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SA call centres must learn Cloud

26 Mar 2015 by
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SA call centres must learn Cloud

Local call centres are finally understanding the benefits of cloud computing, but they must now educate themselves about the functionality and pricing and understand any important considerations, says BRUCE VON MALTITZ.

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Facebook looks back

25 Mar 2015 by
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Facebook looks back

Facebook has announced On This Day, which lets users look back at events and posts they shared in the past. JONATHAN GHELLER, Facebook Product Manager, explains how the feature works and how users can activate it.

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5 Myths of the Hybrid Cloud

25 Mar 2015 by
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5 Myths of the Hybrid Cloud

Cloud computing has been in the IT agenda for some years now, but with it evolving at such a fast pace, many are sceptical about taking the first step into the cloud. SERVAAS VENTER dispels five myths of the Hybrid Cloud.

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Connectivity key to IoT success

25 Mar 2015 by
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Connectivity key to IoT success

The Internet of Thins (IoT) has been touted as the next major technology trend. But the lack of connectivity has hampered its growth. However, this year the year that the IoT will take hold as new solutions get released that change the way users live and work.

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Israeli high-tech impact deepens

24 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Israeli high-tech impact deepens

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the crowds at the Israeli pavilion signaled rising demand for the country’s high-tech, contrary to boycott attempts, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Production data a new goldmine

25 Mar 2015 by
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Production data a new goldmine

Companies that put smart production data to better use have a good opportunity to reduce production disruptions and plan more efficiently, says THABO NDLELA.

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PS4 Yukimura update arrives

25 Mar 2015 by
| Filed in Serious Software
PS4 Yukimura update arrives

Sony has announced it will release system software update version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” for the PlayStation 4 system tomorrow.

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Intel brings Dev Zone to SA

24 Mar 2015 by
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Intel brings Dev Zone to SA

Intel South Africa announced the local availability of its Intel Developer Zone, a global programme designed to provide software developers and businesses a single point of access to a variety of tools, communities and resources.

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FNB hosts first 'codefest'

24 Mar 2015 by
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FNB hosts first 'codefest'

Last week FNB hosted its first codeFest where IT experts from across the bank had 24 hours to build a solution that will improve the financial services and overall banking experience of customers.

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