Articles by Jan Vermeulen

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South Africa ISPs

Uncapped ADSL fair use and throttling in South Africa

An insight into the state of uncapped ADSL in South Africa.

ShowMax Netflix

ShowMax video and sound problems, app support

ShowMax has responded to questions regarding some of the teething problems it’s been having.

Internet Speed

How your ADSL usage is measured

This is how South Africa’s largest ADSL Internet service providers measure data usage on their networks.

ShowMax vs Netflix vs Vidi vs FrontRow

ShowMax vs Netflix vs FrontRow vs Vidi – content and price comparison

Now that ShowMax has confirmed the content it has on offer, we can compare it to other subscription video on demand services.

Apple iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus blurry photo camera replacements in South Africa

Is your iPhone 6 Plus taking blurry photos? This is what you can do if you bought it in South Africa.

ShowMax logo

ShowMax in South Africa: this is how it works

This is how ShowMax, the Netflix competitor from Naspers, works in South Africa.

Mobile Data

Disappearing data: are Vodacom and MTN cheating you?

Vodacom and MTN have answered questions about whether they are cheating subscribers out of data.

Hacker attack malware virus

Watch: How you can be hacked on Wi-Fi networks

If you find yourself on the same Wi-Fi network as a hacker, they can easily get their hands on your private information.


Ashley Madison hack list: South African details

Numbers from the Ashley Madison data dump give an idea of where South Africa’s potentials cheaters are from.

Fake wooden television TV

LG hits back at Samsung’s fake UHD TV warning for South Africa

Following Samsung’s warning to look out for “pseudo UHD” TVs, LG has hit back, saying its RGBW technology is a big leap forward.

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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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