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Gadget and Kaspersky Lab are giving away three copies of Kaspersky’s Internet Security – multi-device 2017. To enter, follow Gadget and Kaspersky Africa and name the feature that encrypts data when connected to the Internet.

There is no denying the fact that we spend a large part of our time online these days. Whether it’s to shop, bank or socialise, the online world provides a convenience that we have quickly become accustomed to. In fact, think about how many of us can actually survive a day without our phones/tablets or laptops/PCs?

As convenient as the online world may seem, and while it does offer numerous benefits, the digital space is also used by cybercriminals, who are becoming more sophisticated by the day! And so, we all need to guard against digital dangers. They exist and no one can hide from them! In fact, every device you use could be compromising your security online, and could allow snoopers and phishers to steal your confidential information – and so all devices must be protected!

Kaspersky Lab have recently launched the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device (2017), which is a security solution for the whole family, that can help you protect Windows, Mac, and Android devices against the dangers of the online world, including malware, dangerous websites, online tracking, fraud and money and data theft.

This solution is perfect for the individual who doesn’t have time getting to grips with complex security – but requires the protection of data from being intercepted during an unsafe Internet connection or the ability to patch potential “holes” in device security. This solution ensures that it easy for you to manage your security across all online platforms effectively.

In line with this, Kaspersky Lab and Gadget are offering readers a chance to win one of the 3 Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device 2017 products.

Competition entry details:

1. Follow @GadgetZA and @KasperskyAfrica on Twitter

2. Answer the following question and don’t forget to mention the @GadgetZA and @KasperskyAfrica handles in your tweet.

Question: What’s the name of the security feature in the new Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device 2017, which helps connect to the Internet safely, by encrypting all data sent and received.

Possible answers:
1)    Software Updater
2)    Private Browsing
3)    Secure Connection

3. Winners will be announced on Monday, 12 December 2016.

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Win a Poster Heater with Gadget and Takealot.com

This winter Gadget and Takealot.com are giving away three Poster Heaters, which look like posters but become heaters when you plug them in.

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Three Gadget readers will each win a unit, valued at R550 each. To enter, follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter and tell us on the @GadgetZA account how many Watts the heater consumes.

What’s the big deal about these heaters? Many of us are struggling to keep the balance between soaring electricity costs and the need to keep warm this winter.

However, the recently launched Poster Heater by EasyHeat and distributed in South Africa by Takealot.com is not only one of the most cost effective electric heaters currently on the market, it is also easy to setup and use.

As the name indicates, it is a poster similar to one you would hang on a wall. But, plug it in and it turns into a 300 Watt heater. The Poster Heater isn’t designed to heat hallways or large rooms, but rather smaller ones like a bedroom or a baby’s nursery or a dressing room.

It uses radiant heating, which means that it heats up in a couple of minutes and the heat is directed at the objects or people around it, quickly taking the chill out of the air and providing a comfortable ambient temperature.

The other advantage of radiant heating is that it doesn’t dry out the air like infrared or gas heaters. Users also don’t have to worry about their children or pets getting too close to it because, even though it gets hot, it can be touched.

To enter the competition follow the steps below:

Competition entry details:

1. Follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter. (We will ONLY be accepting entries via Twitter, so please don’t enter through the comments section of this article.)

2. Tell us on Twitter, via @GadgetZA, mentioning @Takealot in your posting, how many Watts the Poster Heater consumes.

cleardot.gif3. The competition closes on 31 July 2018.

4. Winners will be notified via Twitter on 1 August and Takealot.com will be in touch to organise delivery.

5. The competition is only open to South African residents.

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Happy Emoji Day! Here’s 10 reasons to be cheerful

First created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, the emoji has become a huge part of everyday communication. Whether you love them or hate them, flying dollar bills, applauding hands and rolling eyes are here to stay.

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Scientist suggest that the use of emojis will help us gain the same satisfaction from digital interactions as we enjoy from personal contact.

Almost two decades later, and we have over 2600 unique emojis to perfectly express what we feel, thank you Mr Kurita! Join HMD, the home of Nokia phones as we celebrate World Emoji Day on the 17th of July with these interesting emoji facts:

The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”

1.       The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emojis for Finland… it represents unbreakable!

2.       South Africa’s favourite emoji is the “Kiss and wink”… how sweet SA!

3.       French is the only language where a ‘smiley’ does not top the list for its use

4.       On average, over 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day

5.       For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was a pictograph! The “Face with Tears of Joy” was crowned word of the year in 2015

6.       According to Emojipedia, some of the most requested emoji’s include afro, a bagel and hands making a heart

7.       To include all races, a diversity pack was released in 2017

8.       It has become so trendy that the Museum of Modern Art displays the original emoji collection on canvas

9.       In 2009, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was completely translated into emoji’s

 

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