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How technology is transforming South African retail

While you'd be forgiven for thinking that the future of retail is solely online, actually, the offline world has just as much to offer. In fact, it's the connection between online and offline that will really drive change in South Africa's retail sphere. So what technology is set to change the retail experience for users, [...]

By | 2017-07-17T08:37:20+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Gadgets, Hardware, Latest News|Comments Off on How technology is transforming South African retail

Apple’s billion devices give augmented reality edge over Google

Later this year, Apple Inc. will put augmented reality software in as many as a billion mobile devices. Alphabet Inc.’s Google beat Apple by three years in releasing AR tools, but its features are on very few phones and haven’t gained wide acceptance. By contrast, Apple can easily pair its software and devices, an advantage that [...]

By | 2017-07-14T07:53:28+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Electronics, Reviews|Comments Off on Apple’s billion devices give augmented reality edge over Google

Microsoft’s South African data centres are great for cloud services

SEACOM has welcomed Microsoft’s plans to build hyperscale data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg, saying it will boost cloud adoption in South Africa. Microsoft will use local data centres to deliver a range of cloud services from 2018, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365. Robert Marston, ‎Global Head of Product at SEACOM, said [...]

By | 2017-07-12T07:37:46+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on Microsoft’s South African data centres are great for cloud services

How wearable tech can improve employee wellness

Technology is transforming employee wellness programmes. Gone are the days that nurses do the physical checkups for many European and US countries. Africa, and in particular South Africa, seems to be lagging in the first adoption stages of wearable technology such as fitness trackers when it comes to employee wellness and has mainly stayed in [...]

By | 2017-07-11T07:32:34+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets|Comments Off on How wearable tech can improve employee wellness

This chart shows how much data South Africans use each month

A report by Effective Measure, IAB South Africa, and Samsung reveals the monthly internet data subscriptions in South Africa. The High Net Worth Individual Report (2017) is based on the findings of more than 9,000 respondents in South Africa with internet access. The survey was delivered between September and November 2016 with the objective of [...]

By | 2017-07-07T07:08:18+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on This chart shows how much data South Africans use each month

South Africa’s first smart community won’t be Cape Town or Johannesburg

A number of planned communities being built with connectivity at their core are leading the local race toward being truly integrated smart cities – but they won’t be in Johannesburg or Cape Town says Vox Telecoms CEO, Jacques du Toit. Speaking to BusinessTech, du Toit noted that while these communities are already on the rise in [...]

By | 2017-07-05T08:43:06+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Electronics, Internet, Latest News|Comments Off on South Africa’s first smart community won’t be Cape Town or Johannesburg

macOS High Sierra’s best features are the ones you don’t see

If it wasn’t free, High Sierra might be a hard sell for casual users. The most meaningful updates are mostly below the surface — the first full macOS upgrade to do so since 2009’s Snow Leopard. The first public beta of the OS arrives today, and while I’ve been playing around with a build of the software on [...]

By | 2017-07-03T08:06:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Gadgets|Comments Off on macOS High Sierra’s best features are the ones you don’t see

Microsoft SA launches online portal to give students free software

Microsoft South Africa, together with Intervate and 2enable, has created a portal for students to activate licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite and OneDrive cloud-based storage services free of charge. Called Mahala.ms, the objective is to enable learners from grade R to 12 to become more productive and better prepared for the next phase [...]

By | 2017-06-30T07:11:28+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Reviews, Software|Comments Off on Microsoft SA launches online portal to give students free software

Vox targets non-metropolitan towns for fibre rollout

Integrated ICT and telco provider, Vox, has lit up the first three precincts in Richards Bay, the first non-metropolitan town in its National Long Distance Fibre project, launched in October 2016. Vox said Richards Bay met the key criteria required to build a business case for fibre infrastructure investment, due to its thriving industrial and [...]

By | 2017-06-28T07:23:34+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Internet|Comments Off on Vox targets non-metropolitan towns for fibre rollout

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2017

Free Malware, Spyware, and Adware Protection As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. But another saying tells us that you get what you pay for. Which is right? I can't offer a universal truth here, but in the antivirus realm, it's definitely the first saying. Some of the utilities offered for [...]

By | 2017-06-26T08:06:59+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Latest News, Reviews, Software|Comments Off on The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2017