Articles by Jan Vermeulen

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Oculus Rift on head

The price of importing an Oculus Rift into South Africa

The Oculus Rift does not ship directly to South Africa, but that doesn’t have to stop you from getting one.

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Telkom will let you switch to its insane new packages mid-contract

If you’re already a Telkom contract subscriber, you will be able to switch to one of the new FreeMe contracts.

Pizza

Lack of .ZA vanity domains up for discussion

We might be able to order a slice of Four Seasons from piz.za someday after all.

Telkom shadow logo

Telkom’s new contracts kill Vodacom and MTN’s

Each contract offers free WhatsApp calling and messaging, free on-network calls, and 50 free SMS messages per day.

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10 settings in Windows 10 you should disable

If you have installed Windows 10, there are a few default privacy settings you’ll want to change.

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Big legal problem that let South African policeman get cellphone records from operators

A man facing 26 charges related to illegal surveillance got mobile operators to give him his targets’ phone records.

Movie ticket cinema popcorn

Movie prices hiked in South Africa

Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro have increased the prices of their movie tickets.

IAPP card skimming demo card reader

How your chip-and-PIN bank card gets skimmed and your money stolen

A security risk specialist has demonstrated how an attacker can skim your bank card and use it without needing your PIN.

Webafrica

Webafrica ADSL usage tracking broken – will be fixed soon

Webafrica has said its usage tracking system will be back online soon.

DStv and ShowMax

How much DStv spent on ShowMax

MultiChoice has spent millions of rand on ShowMax for the purchase of “goods and services”.

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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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