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iPad dips, but Apple ripens

iPad dips, but Apple ripens

24 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

Apple produced mixed blessings for investors this week, reporting flagging iPad sales, but an increase in iPhone sales, profits and in all-important margins.

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Devices are Choose, not Bring

25 Apr 2014 by
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Devices are Choose, not Bring

BYOD (bring your own device) has been a disruptive trend in the enterprise. But, says QUINTON PIENAAR, businesses will have more control should they adopt a CYOD (choose your own device) policy, where a controlled group of devices with pre-installed apps are available to employees.

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Girls get coding

24 Apr 2014 by
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Girls get coding

Today, Girls Invent Tomorrow, in partnership with Intel, HP and The Media Corner, hosted a coding event to mark the celebration of International Girls' in ICT Day.

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You and your password: 5 tips for tight security

24 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
You and your password: 5 tips for tight security

When news of the Heartbleed bug broke, businesses were scrambling to fix the issue. However, once the vulnerability is patched, there is a second step some users may be initiating now – changing their passwords, writes CHRISTOPHER POGUE.

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PCCW to connect SA smart city

24 Apr 2014 by
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PCCW to connect SA smart city

PCCW Global is collaborating with Shanghai Zendai to provide technology and telecommunications services and skills to assist in the development of a smart city in Modderfontein.

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AppDate: Mxit back, with video

23 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Mxit back, with video

In the latest AppDate, SEAN BACHER focuses on the new Mxit Version 7.0, MailTrack for Gmail, PhotoFunia, and Wild about Kruger.

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Acer joins Space Geodesy project

23 Apr 2014 by
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Acer joins Space Geodesy project

Acer has provided the Space Geodesy and Geophysics Observatory (SGGO) in Matjiesfontein with IT infrastructure to help students and scientists conduct their research and to facilitate classes on subjects like mapping and geosciences.

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Panda to protect XP users

23 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Panda to protect XP users

Despite Microsoft discontinuing Windows XP support, Panada Security has said that its 2014 corporate and retail solutions will continue to protect customers using the operating system.

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Second Imax theatre for SA

23 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Arts and Entertainment
Second Imax theatre for SA

Ster-Kinekor has signed an agreement with Imax to install a second Imax theatre, following the opening of its first theatre at Gateway in Durban, in November 2013.

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Nokia's phablet now in SA

23 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Nokia's phablet now in SA

Nokia has announced that the Lumia 1320 with a 6" screen will be available in South Africa in May. The phone offers users smart camera features, streaming music and Nokia Here Maps.

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Getting a Galaxy S5? 7 things you must know

22 Apr 2014 by
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Getting a Galaxy S5? 7 things you must know

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been described by some as the superphone of 2014. LIRON SEGEV discovers that it is packed to the brim with new features and outlines seven tips to help users get started with it.

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Pastel Payroll goes multi-user

22 Apr 2014 by
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Pastel Payroll goes multi-user

Sage Pastel Payroll & HR has added new features to My Payroll Online including support for multiple usernames on a single My Payroll Online account as well as customer service and support via Live Chat on the Web.

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Earth Day: 5 digital eco-tips

22 Apr 2014 by
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Earth Day: 5 digital eco-tips

Today is Earth day, a time to reflect on how our choices impact the planet. GUNTHER JUNGER shares five eco-friendly tips on making greener choices through computing devices.

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Kids' book adds AR for Android

22 Apr 2014 by
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Kids' book adds AR for Android

iBO Live has released The French Connection, an augmented reality interactive book aimed at 8-13 year olds. The book allows Android users the opportunity to participate in missions and hunt for treasure as they play the game while reading the book.

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CT takes broadband leap

17 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
CT takes broadband leap

The City of Cape Town has signed up eight third-party service provider agreements as part of its universal broadband network strategy which will help drive the city’s economic growth and development.

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Don Bradman brings cricket back to life

17 Apr 2014 by
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Don Bradman brings cricket back to life

It’s been a long dry spell for cricket fans in the video game industry. We’ve been taunted with one or two possibly good games, only for them to fail at the last hurdle. GAVIN MANNION takes a look to see Don Bradman Cricket 14 is a game worth batting for.

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PS Vita gets new trio from Japan

17 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
PS Vita gets new trio from Japan

Sony has announced a trio of new PS Vita games, including Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines.

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The month it all changed

16 Apr 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
The month it all changed

Twenty years ago this week, South African newspaper readers were given their first in-depth exposure to the Internet. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK looks back at the birth announcements of the commercial Internet.

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Office365 gets Personal

16 Apr 2014 by
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Office365 gets Personal

Microsoft has announced the local availability of Office 365 Personal, a single subscription that enables users to install full desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook onto a PC or Mac.

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Vodacom, G-Connect, team up for mobile/Wi-Fi bundles

16 Apr 2014 by
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Vodacom, G-Connect, team up for mobile/Wi-Fi bundles

Vodacom has launched G-Connect Wi-Fi bundles to provide Prepaid, Top Up/uChoose and Contract customers the ability to connect to over 1 500 integrated G-Connect Wi-Fi Hotspots throughout the country.

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The lessons of Heartbleed

16 Apr 2014 by
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The lessons of Heartbleed

The recent Heartbleed attack has got many consumers and businesses scrambling to get their systems patched and secured. But, says DAVID JACOBY, software will always have vulnerabilities and we need to ensure that sensitive data becomes useless should it fall into the wrong hands.

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