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Trilogy author gets ahead of the (BlackBerry) Curve

Trilogy author gets ahead of the (BlackBerry) Curve

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile

With the birth of his son, Brett Restall realized that allocating time to sit down and write his book was becoming increasingly impossible. That was until he discovered a small mobile device called the BlackBerry Curve, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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Plan your cyber defence

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Plan your cyber defence

As South Africa becomes more connected, the chances of a company or individual being hacked are on the increase. Infant, according to DREW VAN VUUREN, a consulting partner at 4Di Privaca, it is no longer a case of “if” you get attacked but more like “when” you get attacked.

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PrecisionCore now in print

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
PrecisionCore now in print

Epson has introduced the Epson WorkForce Pro 5000 series - a new series of single and multi-function printers designed for all sized businesses and using PrecisionCore printhead technology.

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The art of influence

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
The art of influence

Creating an online profile is easy. But cultivating an online interest is a lot more complicated. STEVEN MURRAY gives us eight secrets to assist those wanting to grow their online social media profiles and influential status.

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IBM makes big breakthrough in neural networks

25 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
IBM makes big breakthrough in neural networks

Scientists from IBM have unveiled a computer chip with 5.4 billion transistors on it. Measuring no bigger than a postage stamp, the chip is able to compute 256 million operations per second and is said to be a step towards bringing brain-inspired computers to society.

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AppDate: Take control of your Inbox

24 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Take control of your Inbox

In his latest app roundup, SEAN BACHER highlights Inbox by Gmail, Truecaller, Quip Spreadsheets, MySidekick and The Sims 4 for PC.

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The Firewall: Security Evolved

24 Nov 2014 by
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The Firewall: Security Evolved

Despite claims of its demise, the firewall is still the foundation stone of security deployments.  DOROS HADJIZENONOS looks at how it has adapted to combat three decades of threats.

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Disabilities vs digital inclusion

24 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Disabilities vs digital inclusion

The Model ICT Accessibility Policy Report released by the International Telecommunication Union has recognised that despite the unprecedented growth in mobile and Internet use worldwide, very few nations have acted to ensure that persons with disabilities are part of the technology revolution.

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NAS comes to small office

24 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
NAS comes to small office

Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems.

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New Raspberry Pi now in SA

21 Nov 2014 by
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New Raspberry Pi now in SA

The new Raspberry Pi Model A+ is now available in South Africa. The unit is now easier to use, smaller and uses less power than its predecessors.

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Mordor spreads its Shadow

21 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Mordor spreads its Shadow

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game allows players to orchestrate their unique plan of attack on Sauron’s forces and create their own personal nemesis.

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Future of retail: everywhere

21 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Future of retail: everywhere

A recent uAfrica.com survey has revealed that consumers ranked convenience as the biggest attraction when shopping online. ANDY HIGGINS believes that this means that online merchants need to make their marketplaces easy to browse on any device that can connect to the Internet.

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Even investment goes mobile

21 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Even investment goes mobile

A Deloitte study has revealed that due to the growth of smartphones and tablets and the increase in interaction of clients with their financial service providers via mobile devices, there is a huge opportunity for mobile expansion in the investment management space.

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Internet of Things not only hardware

21 Nov 2014 by
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Internet of Things not only hardware

The Internet of Things (IoT) promotes a globally connected device network. But for this to work, it requires a solid foundation built on software, says MALCOLM RABSON, managing director of Dariel.

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Apple winds up WatchKit

20 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Apple winds up WatchKit

Apple has released WatchKit, a set of tools designed for developers to create applications for the Apple Watch which is set to be released early next year.

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Business slowed by mobile gap

20 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Business slowed by mobile gap

Research by VMware has revealed that the average IT company in the EMEA region takes up to three weeks to equip new staff with the mobility tools they need to do their jobs. This isn’t a viable option for organisations looking to survive in the mobile cloud era.

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Bringing women back to programming

20 Nov 2014 by
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Bringing women back to programming

In the 1960s, computer programming was viewed as a lucrative career for women, however over the years this changed to a “men’s-only” career. But, RICHARD FIRTH says that this is slowly changing as many ICT companies are starting to bring women into their programming teams.

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Cloud helps email coping

20 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Cloud helps email coping

Email sits at the centre of every business transaction and as such it stands to reason that companies want to analyse it effectively. CHRISTELLE HICKLIN says that cloud platforms will soon have analytical tools that are able to determine patterns and provide feedback about how and what data is processed.

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IBM declares end of enterprise email as we know it

19 Nov 2014 by
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IBM declares end of enterprise email as we know it

IBM announced yesterday that it is reinventing enterprise email with "a new freemium social collaboration offering that uses built-in analytics to give employees a new way to converse, find the right people and information fast, and get work done". 

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Facebook Groups go live

19 Nov 2014 by
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Facebook Groups go live

Facebook recently announced its Groups app designed to help users easily and quickly share information with friends, family and colleagues. SHIRLEY SUN, Product Manager at Facebook gives us some more information on the app and how it works.

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Opera to replace Nokia Store

19 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Opera to replace Nokia Store

Opera Mobile Store will replace Nokia Store as the default app store for Nokia feature phones, Symbian and Nokia X smartphones, following an agreement between Opera Software and Microsoft.

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