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New Raspberry Pi now in SA

New Raspberry Pi now in SA

21 Nov 2014 by
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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
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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
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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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Mxit to sponsor codeX

19 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Mxit to sponsor codeX

Mxit has partnered with codeX, a company focused on training software developers, and is offering three bursaries to the value of R25 000 each to Mxit users for the next intake in February 2015.

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Win-win from wholesale VoIP

19 Nov 2014 by
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Win-win from wholesale VoIP

Having carriers provide wholesale VoIP services to other providers, the communications sector is empowered to lower costs, improve quality, and help smaller operators gain a competitive advantage.

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BYOx: new challenges and opportunities

19 Nov 2014 by
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BYOx: new challenges and opportunities

A few years ago, BYOD was causing headaches among CIOs around the world. Now that the BYOD battle has been largely fought and won, a new trend is emerging within the enterprise – Bring Your Own App, says BRENT LEES.

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SA falls behind in ICT skills

19 Nov 2014 by
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SA falls behind in ICT skills

According to Wits University's Joburg Centre for Software Engineering skills trends survey, South Africa is falling behind its peers in Africa as countries like Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt place greater emphasis on the contribution that technology plays in economic growth.

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Is Nextbook next big thing?

18 Nov 2014 by
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Is Nextbook next big thing?

Microsoft has announced the Nextbook tablet, with runs Windows OS 8.1 and has access to over 700 000 applications. The tablets are available from Makro store nationwide.

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Epson projectors invade

18 Nov 2014 by
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Epson projectors invade

Epson has launched four new projectors in South Africa especially designed for the office, home and classroom.

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Make your IT services context-aware

18 Nov 2014 by
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Make your IT services context-aware

The growth in mobility and mobile devices has created a consumer that is both more IT aware and IT savvy, which is why one’s ability to deliver a consumer-style experience will make it easier for IT and the business to align.

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Job description: 'Games developer'

18 Nov 2014 by
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Job description: 'Games developer'

There are now hundreds of South African game developers according to a recent survey by Make Games South Africa. Furthermore, the local games market was worth a R2.1 billion in 2012 – with expected figures for 2014 to be around R2.5 billion, according to Price Waterhouse Coopers.

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Changing lives – at 13

17 Nov 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Changing lives – at 13

A 13-year-old California boy is the youngest person ever to receive venture capital investment in the United States. He spoke to ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK at the recent Intel Capital Global Summit.

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