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Africa primed for growth - but it's intricate

Africa primed for growth - but it's intricate

23 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

Even though Africa has been labeled as a big growth market in which to operate, businesses need to know what they are attempting to achieve if they want to see any kind of successes, says LOUISE ROBINSON.

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Gamers get an SA life

23 Oct 2014 by
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Gamers get an SA life

Gartner estimates that the worldwide video game market will reach $111 billion by 2015 and at the recent rAge expo it was evident that the local gaming market is growing too. FRANCOIS RHEEDERS looks at some of the trends that are shaping SA gaming.

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Gaming will rAge on in SA

23 Oct 2014 by
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Gaming will rAge on in SA

Last weekend, the rAge gaming event attracted 31 254 visitors, over 100 exhibitors and 2 370 NAG LAN gamers on 19 553 square meters of exhibition floor space, underlining the fact that gaming industry remains a large industry in SA.

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Make data work for you

22 Oct 2014 by
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Make data work for you

Organisations that are able to quickly store, structure, access and give data to their customers are the ones that will come out above the rest, says PREMIE NAICKER.

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Customer buy-in key to PoPI

22 Oct 2014 by
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Customer buy-in key to PoPI

As PoPI draws nearer, many businesses are asking themselves what this means for their data analytics strategies. JODY BLAKE outlines why customer buy-in is important and how to get it.

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BB Passport in SA early Nov

22 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
BB Passport in SA early Nov

BlackBerry has announced that the BlackBerry Passport will be available in South Africa at the beginning of next month. The Passport features a square screen, QWERTY keyboard and a battery that offers up to 30 hours of usage.

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Bank offers free Wi-Fi in Soweto

22 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Bank offers free Wi-Fi in Soweto

Absa is offering Mopanya Mall shoppers up to 100MB a day of free Wi-Fi, making the bank one of the first financial institutions to offer free Internet connectivity in a township shopping centre.

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VMware announces 7 and 11

22 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
VMware announces 7 and 11

VMware recently announced VMware Workstation 11, the newest version of its PC virtualization solution. It also announced VMware Player 7 Pro, an updated and streamlined desktop virtualization solution that lets users run one or more operating systems on the same computer.

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Cloud giants scramble to keep up

21 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Cloud giants scramble to keep up

Even global cloud computing leader VMware could not keep up with the demands of managing gadgets in the enterprise, its president, Carl Eschenbach, told ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Vodacom data users get free LTE roaming on Vodafone

21 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Vodacom data users get free LTE roaming on Vodafone

Vodacom postpaid customers are now able to roam on selected LTE/4G networks when travelling, giving them faster speeds when surfing the Internet or downloading e-mails overseas.

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LG G3's little brother Beats a 5" path into SA

21 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
LG G3's little brother Beats a 5

The LG G3 Beat is now available in South Africa and it is the little brother of the LG G3.

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The webcam spy cover-up

21 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
The webcam spy cover-up

A recent Kaspersky Lab study has revealed that 14% of South Africans cover up their webcams as they fear cyber-spies could be monitoring them through their computers.

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AppDate: Keep tabs on your teenís driving

20 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Keep tabs on your teenís driving

In this AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights My Max Speed 2.0, MySidekick with emergency feature, MyAccountant, Star Wars: Commander and Corobrickís builders companion app.

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SA and Egypt lead smartphone growth in Africa

20 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
SA and Egypt lead smartphone growth in Africa

According to a recent IDC study, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in Q2 2014, expanding 27% year on year to total 64 million units. Within Africa, Egypt and South Africa posted the largest year-on-year handset shipment growth, at 37% and 32%, respectively.

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Lessons for brands building apps

20 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Lessons for brands building apps

For many South Africans a smartphone is the primary or only device used to access the Internet. It is for this reason that local brands should concentrate on a mobile-first strategy for digital engagement, says MICHAEL WALKER.

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Nokia Lumia 830 now in SA

20 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Nokia Lumia 830 now in SA

Microsoft has announced that the Nokia Lumia 830 is available from Vodacom for a cash price of R5 989 or for R359 per month on a Smart S contract.

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Samsung breaks 5G speed record

20 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Samsung breaks 5G speed record

Samsung has reached 5G speeds of up to 7.5Gbps while in a stationary environment and 1.2Gbps while moving at 100km/h, setting two major milestones in the development of 5G data transmission.

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Huawei sponsors Ajax CT

20 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Sports Tech
Huawei sponsors Ajax CT

Huawei has announced its partnership with the Ajax Cape Town soccer team as its official shirt sponsor for the current Premier Soccer League season.

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Follow Comet Siding Spring on Google+

19 Oct 2014 by
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Follow Comet Siding Spring on Google+

Comet Siding Spring is due to make a close flyby of Mars tonight at 20:28 South African time and to celebrate the close encounter, the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), together with Living Maths, will be hosting a Google+ hangout from 20:00 to 21:00† with a live audience at the SAAO.

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Apple reveals iPad Air 2

17 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Apple reveals iPad Air 2

Apple has introduced the iPad Air 2. Measuring just 6.1mm it is the thinnest yet, and with an A8X processor is also the most powerful.

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Samsung unveils Note 4 in SA

17 Oct 2014 by
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Samsung unveils Note 4 in SA

Yesterday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 4 is now available in South Africa. The device features an enhanced S Pen, better multitasking options and a Quad HD Super AMOLED display.

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