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Samsung to make TVs in SA

Samsung to make TVs in SA

29 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues

Samsung Electronics is to open a TV manufacturing plant in the Dube Trade Port at King Shaka Airport near Durban, investing $20-million over the next four years.

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Massive smartphone shift under way in SA

29 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Massive smartphone shift under way in SA

The numbers from South Africa’s largest mobile phone retailer show, along with other fascinating insights, a massive shift happening in the smartphone market right now, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Mobile billing goes nuts - but you can beat it

28 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Mobile
Mobile billing goes nuts - but you can beat it

Many consumers may have noticed an increase in their cellular bills, even though their usage has not increased. ROB LITH believes this is due to mobile operators shifting their focus from voice to data, but offers some advise on how to keep costs down.

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Make social work for your brand

28 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Make social work for your brand

Social media isn’t so much about Twitter followers or Facebook likes. It's more about a brand getting the correct message across. MURRAY LEGG gives some tips on how to make social media work for a company.

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Smartphones drive auto-HR

28 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Smartphones drive auto-HR

The latest smartphone capabilities are providing SMEs with options to explore new ways of automating businesses processes like human resource activities, writes PHIL LÖTTER.

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Why the world's hard drive is nearly full

25 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
Why the world's hard drive is nearly full

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 hits the web

24 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Web World
Air ticket malware hits 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: Eat healthier with Jawbone

23 Jul 2014 by
| Filed in Something on the Side
AppDate: Eat healthier with Jawbone

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
| Filed in Web World
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
| Filed in People 'n Issues
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 Africa’s 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 year’s 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 country’s 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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