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Wi-Fi eases way to info highway

Wi-Fi eases way to info highway

30 Sep 2014 by
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As 4G gains momentum and more affordable, entry-level smartphones start making their way into Africa, consumers are now in a great position to benefit from the connected world. But, what does this greater data demand mean for Wi-Fi, asks MICHAEL FLETCHER.

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Passport will make - or repeat - history

29 Sep 2014 by
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Passport will make - or repeat - history

The Passport is one of the most unusual new shapes in smartphones since Motorolaís FlipOut way back in 2010. But, for BlackBerry, it also represents a new battle strategy, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Phishing spree hits portals

29 Sep 2014 by
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Phishing spree hits portals

Kasperskyís latest spam analysis has revealed that phishing has increased 1.5 times in August with over 32-million detections. Yahoo!, Google and Facebook where among the most popular targets.

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Samsung announces B2B Tablet

29 Sep 2014 by
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Samsung announces B2B Tablet

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab Active. A tablet that is waterproof, dust-proof and is able to absorb drops from up to 1,2 meters, making it an ideal tool for use in harsh environments.

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Sony expands lens-styles

29 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Hardware
Sony expands lens-styles

Sony has launched two lenses designed to by used with Android and iOS smartphones. The lenses have great zoom capabilities, feature image stabilisation and can even detect different scenes.

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Zim, Moz, now open to FNB app

26 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Serious Software
Zim, Moz, now open to FNB app

The latest version of the FNB Banking App for smartphones now offers customers the ability to send money across the border from South Africa to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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BlackBerry unveils new Passport

25 Sep 2014 by
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BlackBerry unveils new Passport

BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Passport. The smartphone features a 4.5Ē square display, a touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard and runs OS 10.3.

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BlackBerry to Blend phone and computer

25 Sep 2014 by
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BlackBerry to Blend phone and computer

Alongside the launch of the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry announced the Blend app. It allows users to view e-mail, tweets and messages across multiple devices running various operating systems including Windows, iOS, Mac and Android.

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How social exposes you

23 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in People 'n Issues
How social exposes you

A recent Kaspersky Lab survey has revealed that although many people use social networks to communicate, most of them donít understand the risks involved, especially when using a mobile device.

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Vodacom unveils 270Mbps 4G

23 Sep 2014 by
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Vodacom unveils 270Mbps 4G

Today, Vodacom demonstrated the next development in its 4G network. Using a smartphone, it was able to demonstrate download speeds of up to 270Mbps, about four times as fast as current LTE speeds allow.

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Lumia 530 in SA at R1349

23 Sep 2014 by
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Lumia 530 in SA at R1349

Microsoft has announced the Lumia 530 in South Africa. An entry-level device running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, but still offering many of the features found on high-end Lumia smartphones.

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Developers must be ready for multi-device world

23 Sep 2014 by
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Developers must be ready for multi-device world

Developing programs for a range of devices can be a headache as compatibility issues, different hardware specifications and operating systems become a problem. But, says RICHARD FIRTH, developers have to get themselves ready to for a world of multi-screens and devices.

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Xbox One lands in SA

23 Sep 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Hardware
Xbox One lands in SA

Last night, Microsoft launched the much anticipated Xbox One in South Africa. Gamers can buy the console from leading retail outlets for R6 299, or can get the console with Kinect for R8 000.

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Apple iPhone 6 sells 10-million

22 Sep 2014 by
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Apple iPhone 6 sells 10-million

Apple has sold over 10-million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in three days after the launch, breaking all previous records. The phones come installed with iOS 8, are powered by the A8 processor and are available in capacities up to 128MB.

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How to build a start-up nation

22 Sep 2014 by
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How to build a start-up nation

The correct mindset, a solid connectivity infrastructure and good government support are essential elements when building and sustaining a startup tech culture, writes ERIC EDELSTEIN.

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DiData buys MWEB Business

22 Sep 2014 by
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DiData buys MWEB Business

Dimension Data and Internet Solutions have announced the acquisition of MWEB Business and the Wi-Fi assets of MWEB WiFI, and will be merging these with the AlwaysOn hotspot service in a company called WirelessCo.

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Internet will drive spend - PwC

22 Sep 2014 by
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Internet will drive spend - PwC

A recent PwC report has revealed that the increase in Internet access is expected to generate more consumer spend across the African continent over the next five years.

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BlackBerry goes back to Porsche

22 Sep 2014 by
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BlackBerry goes back to Porsche

Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the Porsche Design Pí9983 smartphone. The phone features sapphire glass for the camera lens and a forged stainless steel chassis. It uses the BlackBerry 10 OS and a QWERTY keyboard.

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Donít start the revolution without Node

19 Sep 2014 by
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Donít start the revolution without Node

A week after VIDI appeared online in South Africa to shake up the movie-on-demand business, another contender, Node, has arrived with a combined satellite-and-data service. ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK tries to keep up.

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AppDate: Get iOS 8 free in iStores

19 Sep 2014 by
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AppDate: Get iOS 8 free in iStores

In this weekís AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights the free iOS 8 update from iStore, AppyEverAfter, bidorbuy for Windows Phone, Click and Compare and the BlackBerry Channel integration into Hootsuite.

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Connectivity thumbs down for SA

19 Sep 2014 by
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Connectivity thumbs down for SA

According to the Global Connectivity Index released by Huawei, South Africa has been ranked 18th out of the 25 countries assessed for the impact of connectivity on their gross domestic product (GDP).

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