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MTN targets data and digital growth

MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter has announced a strategy that means to reposition the mobile network operator to claw back market share and capture the growth in African consumer spending. Shuter joined the group about five months ago and was tasked with reviving its fortunes following a poor performance in 2016. Themed "brIGHT", the mobile [...]

By | 2017-08-08T07:09:47+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on MTN targets data and digital growth

All the major cases where an LTE-enabled Apple Watch would be great

Apple is reportedly working on an Apple Watch that won’t have to be tethered to your phone for data, freeing that small fitness tracker on your wrist from the oppressive confines of having to carry around a now-critical piece of technology for operating in your daily life. This will probably have repercussions for the battery life [...]

By | 2017-08-07T08:22:21+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Reviews|Comments Off on All the major cases where an LTE-enabled Apple Watch would be great

Apple axes iPod nano and shuffle

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Touch became the last iPod standing late last week as Apple removed nano and shuffle stand-alone digital music players from its lineup. Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the devices some 12 years ago with his legendary showmanship flare, and the small, easy to operate players helped the company revolutionize how music [...]

By | 2017-08-04T08:39:41+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Reviews|Comments Off on Apple axes iPod nano and shuffle

The future of the Internet of Things: security is everything

The Internet of Things (IoT) is counted among emerging technologies that promise to transform the South African market. While the opportunity for IoT is young in South Africa, its potential influence is far-reaching. For example, in the mining industry, devices monitor air quality, seismic activity, shaft stability, equipment wear, and energy usage. In the logistics [...]

By | 2017-08-02T07:39:16+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Internet, Security|Comments Off on The future of the Internet of Things: security is everything

IT spending in South Africa set to grow in 2017

IT spending in South Africa is forecast to increase by 2.4% from 2016 to reach R266bn in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. Software is predicted to be the best-performing segment, with a 13.2% increase year on year (see Table 1). "South Africa has traditionally underinvested in IT," says John-David Lovelock, vice [...]

By | 2017-07-31T08:50:46+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Latest News, Reviews|Comments Off on IT spending in South Africa set to grow in 2017

Adobe bidding Flash farewell in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Adobe on Tuesday said its Flash software that served up video and online games for decades will be killed off over the next three years. The software giant said in a blog post its software, once considered a standard, was being supplanted by open standards such as HTML5 which have matured and [...]

By | 2017-07-28T10:26:55+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Internet, Reviews|Comments Off on Adobe bidding Flash farewell in 2020

Cyber crime is the fourth most reported economic crime in SA – Cisco

Cyber crime is the fourth most reported economic crime in South Africa, with the local economy reportedly losing as much as R1 billion annually due to online criminal activities, says Cathy Smith, managing director of Cisco Southern Africa. Cisco on Thursday released its 2017 Midyear Cyber security Report warning that no industry is safe with [...]

By | 2017-07-26T07:38:50+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Electronics, Hardware, Internet|Comments Off on Cyber crime is the fourth most reported economic crime in SA – Cisco

Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future. Failing to safeguard it could be a costly mistake. Information ranging from social media sharing to private account information, exists in a dispersed and intangible [...]

By | 2017-07-24T10:21:06+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Internet, Latest News, Security|Comments Off on Digital trust: the currency of the future

Microsoft Surface Laptop

We've long thought that the Apple MacBook Air, with its combination of portability, performance, and good looks, is the ultimate everyday laptop. If only it were paired with the Retina display of its MacBook siblings. But the Air hasn't had a meaningful upgrade since 2015, causing the spotlight to shift over to the MacBook and MacBook [...]

By | 2017-07-21T07:34:39+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on Microsoft Surface Laptop

MTN opens FTTH network to independent ISPs

Effective 1 September, MTN will open its fibre-to-the-home network to independent internet service providers, allowing them to provide value-added services to their customers via MTN’s wholesale broadband fiber connection division. ISPs that sign a wholesale service agreement with MTN will be able to lease a fibre broadband connection from the optical network terminal within the [...]

By | 2017-07-19T07:25:38+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on MTN opens FTTH network to independent ISPs