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Why the world's hard drive is nearly full

Why the world's hard drive is nearly full

25 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

By 2020, unimaginable amounts of data will be created by everyday objects connected to the Internet. But, says MARK WHITBY, Seagate VP of Sales and Marketing for EMEA, technologies are on their way to help serve those purposes and in the meantime we can start doing more to manage our current storage problems.

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BES10 becomes hosted service

24 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
BES10 becomes hosted service

BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) will now be available as a hosted service through third-party partners worldwide.

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Air ticket malware flying around the web

24 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Air ticket malware flying around the web

Kaspersky Lab has registered an increase in fraudulent messages sent out on behalf of booking services. These fake notifications imitate hotel or air ticket booking confirmations and usually contain Trojan spyware masked as bills for reservations.

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AppDate: Healthy eating with Jawbone UP

23 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Healthy eating with Jawbone UP

In this AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights the Jawbone UP app, Dragons Adventure: World Explorer, Nike Football app, Relax and Sleep Well, by Glenn Harrold and BlackBerry Virtual Expert.

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Tweet for a share price

23 Jul 2014 by
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Tweet for a share price

IRESS, a supplier of share market systems has created a tool that lets Twitter users send a tweet to receive share price information.

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Cloud can power Africa

23 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Africa News
Cloud can power Africa

Africa has an enormous opportunity to harness technologies like cloud computing, mobility, social media and big data technologies to get cities working better, create a new wave of entrepreneurship and give millions of people jobs, says DEREK KUDSEE.

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Research must catch up to print

23 Jul 2014 by
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Research must catch up to print

Recent AMPS readership figures show that print is stable, but things could be better. The print media industry has the opportunity to be ahead of the curve in responding to South Africaís needs, but the research just needs to improve, says INGRID LOUW.

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LG goes large in 2014

22 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
LG goes large in 2014

The new LG G3, with its startling approach to the arithmetic of display, is the first serious contender for phone of the year, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Fake apps invade Google Play

22 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Fake apps invade Google Play

A recent Trend Micro report has shown that Google Play has become infested with trojanised apps posing as popular ones.

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The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi

22 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
The benefits of mobile Wi-Fi

Many of us take the idea of being always connected to the Internet for granted. But, this can become expensive, especially when using a smartphone as a mobile hotspot. FAYAAZ SEEDAT explores some of the benefits of having a dedicated mobile device and package with which to connect to the Internet.

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Maroon 5 to headline iTunes fest

21 Jul 2014 by
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Maroon 5 to headline iTunes fest

Apple has announced that among others, Maroon 5 will be headlining at this yearís iTunes festival in London throughout September.

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Fe34R† haunts Ghosts gaming

21 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Fe34R† haunts Ghosts gaming

An Xbox eSports Call of Duty team called F34R ADEPT beat 14 of the countryís finest Call of Duty Ghosts teams to victory in the MWEB GameZone Master Series Ghosts LAN tournament in Johannesburg over the weekend.

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POPI a prompt for mobile security

21 Jul 2014 by
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POPI a prompt for mobile security

Since the introduction of the POPI act, businesses have had to reevaluate the way they store and handle documentation. Now, with smartphones and tablets becoming viable work tools, companies have to factor in how these devices affect their compliance with the act, writes NADER HENEIN.

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Flaws in school networks

21 Jul 2014 by
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Flaws in school networks

Schools and universities are seeing the value in providing Internet access to students but few consider the ramifications of an unrestricted and improperly managed network, writes MATTHEW BARKER.

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How to reduce your digital footprint

18 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
How to reduce your digital footprint

Online privacy is getting a lot of attention, but are we taking the right precautions to ensure that we are protecting our privacy online? Check Point SA sales manager DOROS HADJIZENONOS highlight some steps you can take to help minimise your digital footprint.

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No questions on cybercrime refunds

18 Jul 2014 by
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No questions on cybercrime refunds

A survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab together with B2B International has revealed that 52% of financial companies reimburse customer losses caused by Internet fraud without actually investigating the circumstances.

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Gamification comes to call centres

18 Jul 2014 by
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Gamification comes to call centres

Hosted contact centre provider 1Stream says its clients will soon be able to use new gamification technologies to increase engagement and productivity in the workplace.

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NAPAfrica hits 15Gbps

18 Jul 2014 by
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NAPAfrica hits 15Gbps

NAPAfrica, a neutral peering exchange has reached a peak of 15Gbps, making it the largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Africa.

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Speed up your old computer

17 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Speed up your old computer

As your computer ages, performance declines. Some people choose to wipe their hard drive and start over. Others buy whole new machines. Before you do either though, ROBERTO CAPRIO offers some basic maintenance tips to solve these common problems.

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Prepare to defend the Ancients

17 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Prepare to defend the Ancients

Registration for the sub-Saharan Qualifiers for the Defence of the Ancients 2 world champions to be held in Taipei, Taiwan has opened today.

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SA holds steady on network readiness

17 Jul 2014 by
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SA holds steady on network readiness

South Africa has maintained its 70th position in the World Economic Forumís Global Information Technology Report (GITR) 2014, reflecting the countryís ability to use information and communication technology (ICT) to drive growth and enhance social and economic wellbeing.

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