2016 Tech News Quiz

Take this quiz to see how much you know about what happened in the technology space this year.


Filmmaker blows whistle on Ster-Kinekor staff taking bribes to let people into movies

A filmmaker has taken to Twitter to complain about Ster-Kinekor staff asking for bribes to sneak people into movies.

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Watch out for paying over R580,000 per GB while roaming

International data roaming can cost you more per GB than a Mercedes Benz C-Class, with some extras.

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Acer Swift 7 – The world’s first laptop to measure less than 1 cm thin

If you are looking for a high-end, performance-driven machine and a solidly-built value-priced device, the Acer Swift 7 is for you.


2016 highlights for Sintrex – A year in review

2016 has been a busy but successful year for Sintrex, cultivating excellence, partnership and fun with both clients and staff members.


The top gadgets of 2016

Four South African technology experts share their views on the top gadgets and smartphones of the year.

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DStv knows you hate repeats and is working on it

MultiChoice and its subsidiary M-Net have revealed their plans to address subscriber feedback regarding repeats.

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The mother of all programming languages is declining

The “programming language of all programming languages” is in decline, according to programming language indexes.

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Want to download TV shows and movies for the holidays?

Here’s how easy it is to download series and movies with ShowMax and keep watching even when you don’t have an internet connection.

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Business as usual for AlwaysOn following MWEB acquisition plan

Internet Solutions’ plan to acquire MWEB will not immediately influence AlwaysOn’s strategy.


Orange kills ADSL and mobile operator hopes for South Africa

The shutdown of Orange’s online store in South Africa has coincided with potential mobile and DSL ventures from the company getting canned.

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FNB launches Smart Device festive deals

FNB has unveiled five promotional deals for the festive season.

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Vinyl sales made more money than digital music in UK last week

Vinyl record sales surpassed digital music downloads in the UK last week, according to figures from the Entertainment Retailers Association.


ShowMax gets Android TV support

ShowMax has updated its Android app to support Android TV devices.

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ESET introduces ESET Threat Intelligence, early warning service for enterprise customers

Starting today, ESET will offer ESET Threat Intelligence, a service that predicts and proactively notifies customers of real-time threats targeting their businesses.

Parcelninja saves South African online shops time and money

Parcelninja offers a full suite of services to South African online shops, including warehousing, package delivery, and stock management.


Why the Galaxy Note 7 kept exploding – Report

Engineers at technology company Instrumental have stripped down a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, revealing why the device was prone to catching fire.


The download speeds of American Internet users

A recent report by the FCC has highlighted the “extremely slow Internet speeds” American users experience – speeds which many South Africans can only dream of.


Apple Watch sets new holiday sales record

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company’s smartwatch has broken sales records.


Incredible Connection launches embedded warranties

Incredible Connection has launched free embedded warranties across selected products, giving consumers “the most comprehensive cover available in South Africa”.


Invisible reCaptcha in the works at Google

Google is building a reCaptcha bot-detection system that doesn’t require user interaction.


Better video quality for Netflix downloads

Netflix recently unveiled two new types of mobile encodes, which offer better video quality.


Android 7.1.1 update released

Google has started to roll out Android 7.1.1, an update to Nougat that “showcases more ways to express yourself”.


Home Affairs to let you know how long queues are on the radio

Home Affairs clients living in the Cape Metro area will now “have the pleasure” of listening to broadcast updates on the volumes experienced at the various offices.


Tech giants join forces to fight online terrorist content

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube have joined forces to curb the spread of terrorist content online.


PlayStation 4 festive deals for South Africa

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced two “amazing promotions on PlayStation 4” available in South Africa in December.


Amazon has just launched the future of shopping

Amazon has launched Amazon Go – a new kind of store with no checkout required.

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Inside redPanda Software’s cool new office


Cape Town-based redPanda Software is rapidly growing and has recently relocated into bigger, better office space.

Finding the magic for clients through long-term partnerships

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redPanda Software aims to streamline business processes and operations to achieve the best results for clients.


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How to invest in a revolution


In November 2016 Sygnia launched the 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity Fund – the first unit trust in South Africa to give investors exposure to companies at the forefront of the technological revolution.

How to cash-in on the digital revolution


The fourth industrial revolution – the digital revolution happening all around us right now – is changing the way we work, live and learn. It can change the way you make money from your investments, too, if you’re smart enough.

The Raspberry Pi family officially arrives at

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RS Components is bringing the revolutionary Raspberry Pi 3 board and accessories to consumers across South Africa, by launching their products on for the first time.

Get Uncapped Internet with no contracts from RocketNet


RocketNet is rolling out its fibre all over South Africa, and is offering Uncapped fibre broadband for less than R1000p/m with no contracts.

Get a Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime and 1 GB data for R189pm


Every month Telkom brings you loads of brilliant deals, but this one’s a little different – it’s almost Christmas.

Link Africa chooses New Telco SA Data Centre for their Midrand hub

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Link Africa and New Telco SA have partnered on Link Africa’s Midrand fibre network rollout, which will form part of Link Africa’s core metro ring around Gauteng.

Fingerprints are the new PIN


Remembering your PIN to draw money will soon be yesterday’s security measure as biometrics are revolutionising banking.

More than 1 million Google accounts breached by Gooligan, new Android malware variant


Check Point reveals a major Google security breach, caused by a new Android malware variant that infects over 13,000 devices every day.

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