Articles by Jan Vermeulen

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PC gaming

This is why we would still buy a PC, Tim Cook

Here are 3 great reasons people still look at PCs when they need a general-purpose computing device.

South Africa Government Technology Spy

Cybercrime and cybersecurity bill – stop the ANC government from breaking the Internet

If the Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill is passed as-is, the consequences for Internet users and website owners could be dire.

Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi Mi 4 review – great value for money

At R3,799, Xiaomi delivers good value for money with the Mi 4.

SMS worry

If SMS was priced like data, a message would cost 0.03c

SMS messages would cost a fraction of a cent if mobile operators priced text messaging like mobile data.

Nexus 6P front and back

Google Nexus 6P – South African pricing

Cellucity’s launch of the Nexus 6P in South Africa has been pushed back by a few weeks.

Internet piracy

This is when SA’s ISPs hand over the private information of pirates

We look at whether Internet service providers in South Africa have ever handed over subscriber information because of a copyright infringement investigation.

WeChat logo

WeChat Wallet launched in South Africa

WeChat has partnered with Standard Bank to offer a mobile wallet and payment system.


Why WhatsApp must be regulated in South Africa

Services like WhatsApp must comply with the same regulations that apply to other communications service providers, Vodacom and Orange Horizons have argued.

Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi in South Africa: convincing future fans that cheap is not nasty

A new company formed out of Core Group in South Africa will bring Xiaomi, known as the Apple of China, to the country.

ICASA logo on wall

Vodacom and Telkom owe us licence fees: Icasa

Icasa has warned companies that owe it spectrum licensing fees to pay up.

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Jan Vermeulen

Jan Vermeulen is a technology journalist and web developer at MyBroadband. After receiving a Computer Engineering degree at the University of Pretoria he worked at SAAB’s Civil Security division as an engineer and developer. He then moved to MyBroadband to pursue a career that combined his interest in technology and his love of writing.


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