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How social exposes you

How social exposes you

23 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

A recent Kaspersky Lab survey has revealed that although many people use social networks to communicate, most of them donít understand the risks involved, especially when using a mobile device.

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Vodacom unveils 270Mbps 4G

23 Sep 2014 by
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Vodacom unveils 270Mbps 4G

Today, Vodacom demonstrated the next development in its 4G network. Using a smartphone, it was able to demonstrate download speeds of up to 270Mbps, about four times as fast as current LTE speeds allow.

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Lumia 530 in SA at R1349

23 Sep 2014 by
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Lumia 530 in SA at R1349

Microsoft has announced the Lumia 530 in South Africa. An entry-level device running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, but still offering many of the features found on high-end Lumia smartphones.

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Developers must be ready for multi-device world

23 Sep 2014 by
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Developers must be ready for multi-device world

Developing programs for a range of devices can be a headache as compatibility issues, different hardware specifications and operating systems become a problem. But, says RICHARD FIRTH, developers have to get themselves ready to for a world of multi-screens and devices.

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Xbox One lands in SA

23 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Hardware
Xbox One lands in SA

Last night, Microsoft launched the much anticipated Xbox One in South Africa. Gamers can buy the console from leading retail outlets for R6 299, or can get the console with Kinect for R8 000.

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Apple iPhone 6 sells 10-million

22 Sep 2014 by
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Apple iPhone 6 sells 10-million

Apple has sold over 10-million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in three days after the launch, breaking all previous records. The phones come installed with iOS 8, are powered by the A8 processor and are available in capacities up to 128MB.

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How to build a start-up nation

22 Sep 2014 by
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How to build a start-up nation

The correct mindset, a solid connectivity infrastructure and good government support are essential elements when building and sustaining a startup tech culture, writes ERIC EDELSTEIN.

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DiData buys MWEB Business

22 Sep 2014 by
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DiData buys MWEB Business

Dimension Data and Internet Solutions have announced the acquisition of MWEB Business and the Wi-Fi assets of MWEB WiFI, and will be merging these with the AlwaysOn hotspot service in a company called WirelessCo.

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Internet will drive spend - PwC

22 Sep 2014 by
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Internet will drive spend - PwC

A recent PwC report has revealed that the increase in Internet access is expected to generate more consumer spend across the African continent over the next five years.

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BlackBerry goes back to Porsche

22 Sep 2014 by
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BlackBerry goes back to Porsche

Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the Porsche Design Pí9983 smartphone. The phone features sapphire glass for the camera lens and a forged stainless steel chassis. It uses the BlackBerry 10 OS and a QWERTY keyboard.

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Donít start the revolution without Node

19 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Donít start the revolution without Node

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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