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BlackBerry makes Bold comeback with Classic

BlackBerry makes Bold comeback with Classic

18 Dec 2014 by
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BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Classic smartphone. It combines the familiar look and feel of the Bold with new enhancements including OS 10.3.1, BlackBerry Blend and access to both the BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore.

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WirelessCo will boost SA Wi-Fi

18 Dec 2014 by
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WirelessCo will boost SA Wi-Fi

The formation of WirelessCo has been approved by the SA Competition Commission. The WirelessCo was formed to accelerate the deployment of Wi-Fi networks, enabling South Africans to access the Internet more affordably.

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Red October makes a rerun

18 Dec 2014 by
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Red October makes a rerun

Two years ago, Kaspersky Lab discovered RedOctober, a cyber-espionage operation targeting diplomatic embassies. Two years down the line the company believes that RedOctober is back and operating under the name Cloud Atlas.

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Orange to open up in Cape Town

18 Dec 2014 by
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Orange to open up in Cape Town

Telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first Orange-branded retail store in Cape Town in January 2015.

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Sales calls a numbers game

18 Dec 2014 by
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Sales calls a numbers game

Telesales staff have one of the hardest jobs in sales departments. They are constantly abused for for disturbing people yet many wonder why companies persist on them making cold calls. LOUISE ROBINSON says it is because it is the most effective ways of gaining new business.

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Android leads as tablets grow 29% in MEA

17 Dec 2014 by
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Android leads as tablets grow 29% in MEA

The Middle East and Africa region has shown a strong year-on-year tablet growth for Q3 2014. This was spurred on by a huge increase in the number of Android tablets shipped.

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The Best of 2014, Pt 2: Vehicle Gadget of the Year

17 Dec 2014 by
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The Best of 2014, Pt 2: Vehicle Gadget of the Year

His stand-out gadget tested during 2014 was not exactly something you can hold in your hand, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK. The Nissan Leaf is one of those high-tech experiences that rewrites the future.

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Apple, IBM, deliver business apps

17 Dec 2014 by
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Apple, IBM, deliver business apps

Apple and IBM have delivered the first set of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps.

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Uber teams up with Kalahari

17 Dec 2014 by
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Uber teams up with Kalahari

Uber is partnering with Kalahari.com to make Christmas shopping easier for Capetonians this festive season.

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VIDI now on smart devices

17 Dec 2014 by
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VIDI now on smart devices

South Africa's first video on demand service can now be watched on any device including tablets and smartphones without the need for a dedicated app.

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LG Watch R gets A rating

12 Dec 2014 by
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LG Watch R gets A rating

In his latest review, LIRON SEGEV tries out LGís Watch R. He finds that not only does it look good, but it also offers a variety of features that make it more than just an extension of a smartphone.

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The Best of 2014 Part 1: Serious Gadgets of the Year

11 Dec 2014 by
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The Best of 2014 Part 1: Serious Gadgets of the Year

Over the next few weeks, ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK chooses his gadgets of the year, from smartphones to tablets to cars to toys. To start with, here are the three stand-outs in serious tech.

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The year e-commerce grew up

11 Dec 2014 by
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The year e-commerce grew up

Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate - and the growth is set to continue during 2015.

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From Big Data to Massive Data

10 Dec 2014 by
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From Big Data to Massive Data

Big Data is so last decade. Instead we are now looking living in an era of Massive Data as more devices become connected. And the challenge companies are now facing is how to make sense and incorporate it in their business processes, writes DEREK KUDSEE.

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Zapper joins mobile payment stable

10 Dec 2014 by
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Zapper joins mobile payment stable

PayGate has added mobile payment system Zapper to its stable of options, allowing PayGate users to make easier and safer mobile payments.

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Travel must go on digital journey

09 Dec 2014 by
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Travel must go on digital journey

Hotels rely on digital channels in order to generate leads for them which they then convert into sales. But, says RICHARD MULLINS, the main problem the face at the moment is to gather and use the data from third-party sites like Bookings.com.

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Ten marketing trends to stay above water in 2015

08 Dec 2014 by
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Ten marketing trends to stay above water in 2015

Trends a very much like high tide - they come at you before you have a chance to prepare for them. BEN WAGNER outlines 10 marketing trends that he believes we will see in 2015.

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Reliability: the heart of storage

08 Dec 2014 by
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Reliability: the heart of storage

A data centre is designed to give employees access to applications and data needed to do their jobs. The perfect data centre is like the perfect power plant - so reliable that people donít think about it. But, says WARREN OLIVIER, in order to achieve this, you need to start with a strong foundation.

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Office is king - and jungle

08 Dec 2014 by
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Office is king - and jungle

Dell and Intel have unveiled findings from their second Global Evolving Workforce Study, which finds, among current and future trends pertaining to the workplace, that technology is playing a key role in coping with the evolution of the office.

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Fast new word in broadband

08 Dec 2014 by
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Fast new word in broadband

ITU members have achieved approval for G.Fast, a broadband standard designed to offer speeds of up to 1GB per second over standard telephone wires.

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Cyber cons prepare for 2015

05 Dec 2014 by
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Cyber cons prepare for 2015

Kaspersky Lab has predicted that hackers are going to up the ante with their attacks next year. The company believes that among other high-profile targets, hackers will pinpoint banks and may go as far as taking cash directly from ATMs.

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