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Cloud and Hosting Conference

2016 MyBroadband Cloud and Hosting Conference in photos

The 2016 Cloud and Hosting Conference attracted a record number of delegates, and provided a platform for IT executives and managers to interact with cloud and hosting providers.

Please call me

Vodacom, don’t pay the Please Call Me inventor: Sterling Rand

Vodacom has been asked to withhold a full payment to the employee credited with inventing the operator’s Please Call Me service.

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Video games have become super expensive in South Africa

The price of new video games has risen sharply in South Africa.

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Delete bank statements from your inbox immediately: Sabric

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre has shared information on how individuals can protect themselves against cyber criminals.

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How much the SABC spends on its choir – the number will blow your mind

This is how much the SABC has spent on its in-house choir over the last two years.

Online porn

Weirdest and most expensive items you can buy online in South Africa

From properties and businesses to crazy-expensive consumer goods, you don’t have to go to the dark web to find offbeat stuff to buy online.

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Massive Vodacom fibre-to-the-home data price cuts

Vodacom has overhauled its fibre-to-the-home packages, offering customers cheaper data prices across its range of line speeds.

Facebook Notifications

You are sharing too much information on Facebook, and fraudsters love it

Sabric has said that fraudsters are resorting to more subtle ways of stealing the personal information of South Africans, which can lead to their bank accounts being compromised.

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Seacom in the market to buy Internet companies in South Africa

Neotel would be one of its targets, said Seacom.

Business

2016 MyBroadband Cloud and Hosting Conference photos – what you missed

The 2016 Cloud and Hosting Conference offered IT executives, managers, and business owners a chance to interact with South Africa’s top cloud and hosting providers.

Broadcasting

SuperSport launches eSport ELeague coverage

SuperSport has announced it will broadcast ELeague, featuring 18 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing over 10 weeks.

Partner content

How many IDEs does it take to create a programmer?

Integrated Development Environments have evolved to solve every problem a developer can have, and VisionMobile’s latest developer survey is figuring out why.

Homefront: The Revolution is now available in South Africa

Homefront: The Revolution is out now in South Africa on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Banking

PayPal killing Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Amazon apps

PayPal will discontinue support for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and the Amazon Fire apps.

Smartphones

Microsoft ending Nokia smartphone mission

Microsoft is “signalling the end” of its Nokia smartphone mission, writing off $950 million and letting 1,850 workers go.

Motoring

Why Uber is testing cash payments in South Africa

Uber has answered questions about its decision to launch a cash payment option in South Africa.

Smartphones

Google wants smartphone makers to update Android faster

Google wants phone makers and mobile networks to update devices to the latest versions of Android quicker.

Security

Microsoft banning weak passwords

Microsoft helps users protect against weak passwords by dynamically banning commonly-used combinations.

Broadcasting

OpenView HD subscriber numbers skyrocket

eMedia Holdings has released its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2016, revealing a sharp increase in OpenView HD subscriber numbers.

Internet

The Pirate Bay goes back to .org domain

The Pirate Bay has gone back to the domain name where it started – ThePirateBay.org.

Security

Hillary Clinton fails with private email use

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton did not comply with the state department’s policies in her use of private email for work while secretary of state, an official audit has found.

Broadcasting

Watch: SABC song of appreciation for 90% South African music

The SABC song of appreciation includes local artists giving thanks to the 90% local music quota on the broadcaster’s radio stations.

Government

No way to avoid buying Jacob Zuma a new jet

Getting a new presidential jet seems to be unavoidable, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in Parliament on Wednesday.

Software

Software worth over R4 billion pirated in South Africa

A new BSA The Software Alliance study pegs South Africa’s software piracy rate at 33%.

Meet the local software development company that’s expanding globally

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Cape Town-based redPanda Software is rapidly growing and looking for experienced core java developers to join their team.

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Let’s talk about robo-advisors

Sygnia robo-advisors

Robo-advisors have been gaining steady ground internationally and have even been described as the Uber of the financial services industry.

Robo-advisors – how they really work

Sygnia Robo-Advisors

Robo-advisors are the evolutionary next step in financial planning, blending tools, advice and information, writes Nic Brown, Sygnia Lead Software Architect.

Blizzard’s Overwatch is now available in South Africa

Blizzard Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment’s futuristic team-based shooter is now available locally on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Get a massive discount on your next vehicle

Cartagious

The Bidvest McCarthy CARTAGIOUS sale is running on 26, 27 and 28 May, offering massive discounts on vehicles.

How many IDEs does it take to create a programmer?

VisionMobile survey

Integrated Development Environments have evolved to solve every problem a developer can have, and VisionMobile’s latest developer survey is figuring out why.

2015 Ombudsman report reveals SA’s best short-term insurers

OUTsurance Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance report

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) yesterday released her report for the 2015 calendar year.

Get 50% off Uncapped ADSL with Delonet

ADSL

Save on ADSL with Delonet’s Uncapped Winter Special, and connect two ADSL lines with one Uncapped account at the same time.

Proline UC10 – the ultimate 2-in-1

Proline UC10 2-in-1

Get two products for one great price when you buy the new Proline UC10 2-in-1, which offers the functionality of notebook with the mobility of the tablet.

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