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  1. Jan

    Google Maps transit crowdedness, Trips, and Timeline Insights launched

    Google Maps gets new features — Including predictions for how crowded your Gautrain will be Google has updated the latest version of its Maps navigation app with new features to improve users' public transport experiences and give them a better overview of how much time they spent in different...
  2. Jan

    Google fined 500 million euros in France for failing to reach news deal

    Google fined R8.5 billion after "negligible" offer to pay for news Google was fined 500 million euros ($593 million — R8.5 billion) in France after the search giant failed to follow an order to thrash out a fair deal with publishers to use their news content on its platform. The Alphabet Inc...
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    5 important things happening in tech today — 9 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today Graphics cards going up for sale in China after the mining crackdown. Google accused of buying off Samsung, allowing itself a monopoly over the Play Store. REvil’s supply-chain ransomware attack via Kaseya’s VSP did not target victims’ backups...
  4. V

    Chrome Remote Desktop

    Hi, anyone able to assist me with the below error I get when attempting to install Chrome Remote Desktop? I cannot seem to find any answers online as to how to fix this issue. I've uninstalled Chrome and re-installed Chrome numerous times and still experience this issue.
  5. Jan

    Google sued over alleged Play Store abuse

    Google sued over Play Store developer fees Dozens of states sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google alleging that the company illegally abused its power over developers that distribute apps through the Google Play store on mobile devices. State attorneys general are targeting the fees Google takes from...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    These Android apps were stealing users' Facebook passwords

    These Android apps were stealing users' Facebook passwords Google has removed nine popular apps from the Play Store that contained trojans that stole users' Facebook login details. This comes after a report by Dr Web of how its malware analysts had discovered malicious code in the apps, which...
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    5 important things happening in tech today — 5 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today A ransomware attack affecting 17 countries, including South Africa, was launched by Russian hacking group REvil, and the hackers are demanding almost R1 billion. Apple is looking to move its workforce emphasis from Silicon valley amidst struggles to...
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    5 important things happening in tech today — 2 July 2021

    5 important things happening in tech today The upcoming macOS Monterrey, iOS 15, and WatchOS 8 are now available in Apple’s public beta. Apple and Intel will be the first companies to adopt TSMC’s new 3nm semiconductor technology. Richard Branson wants to beat Jeff Bezos to space this month...
  9. Jan

    Biggest social media and messaging platforms in South Africa - 2021 Social Media Landscape report

    WhatsApp vs Facebook — biggest social platforms in South Africa World Wide Worx and Ornico have released the 2021 Social Media Landscape report, which revealed a big increase in social media uptake in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic. It found that there are 25 million active social...
  10. Jan

    Microsoft and Google end truce

    Microsoft and Google cease the peace Microsoft and Google have decided to stop playing nice. The two tech giants recently ended a years-long truce during which they agreed not to aim their substantial lobbying firepower against each other. With regulators around the world threatening to impose...
  11. Jan

    Study shows how much bigger Netflix is than Showmax in South Africa

    How much bigger Netflix is than Showmax in South Africa Far more South Africans pay for a Netflix subscription than those who pay for Showmax, according to research from comparison website Finder. The site recently conducted Google Surveys among 28,547 adults in 18 countries and found that...
  12. dawidmsnyders

    5 important things happening in tech today

    5 important things happening in tech today Microsoft has provided clarity on its Windows 11 minimum system requirements, saying that they are considering reducing them. Facebook reached $1 trillion in value after a court case arguing that it has monopolised social media was dismissed. Hackers...
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    5 important things happening in tech today

    5 important things happening in tech today China’s Zhurong rover sent the first footage of its Mars landing as part of the country’s Tianwen-1 space mission. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is taking hold in Portugal, Italy, and Germany in addition to South Africa. Google is launching a...
  14. Jan

    Amazon and Google face UK consumer protection enquiry over fake reviews

    Amazon and Google fake reviews attract watchdog Amazon.com Inc. and Google are facing formal probes into possible violations of U.K. consumer protection rules over a failure to shield their users from an onslaught of fake reviews. The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday it has opened...
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    5 important things happening in tech today — 15 June

    5 important things happening in tech today — 15 July Razer has launched a 14-inch Blade laptop for the first time since its Intel 7th-Gen model. For the first time, a Blade laptop has a Ryzen CPU. The Elon-Bitcoin saga continues, with a rally in the Bitcoin price boosted after the Telsa CEO...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is what Facebook and Google know about you

    This is what Facebook and Google know about you Google and Facebook store vast amounts of data about their users, which can include everything from places they have visited, to foods they liked, and who they dated. Because Google and Facebook's basic consumer offerings are free, they rely on...
  17. Chris

    Google's new range of consumer products challenges Microsoft

    Google's new range of consumer products challenges Microsoft Google unfurled an expansive range of consumer products and gee-whiz research at the kickoff of its marquee annual conference, with announcements spanning quantum computing, garrulous bots, automated photo animations, and dermatology...
  18. ECHLN

    Google Home Mini

    Item name: Grey/White Google Home Mini Age and condition: 2 years Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: No Reason for selling: I want to get an Apple HomePod Mini Price: R500 Negotiable: No Location: Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria Shipping or collection: Collection only
  19. Chris

    Google to let Android smartphone users see what data developers collect

    Google to let Android smartphone users see what data developers collect Google said it will create a new safety section in its Play mobile-app store that will let Android smartphone users see what data developers collect about them and share, plus give access to additional privacy and security...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is why Google wants to know your birthday

    This is why Google wants to know your birthday Android users and other people with Google accounts are reporting that they have received a prompt from Google to provide the company with their date of birth. "Your date of birth is missing. This info is needed to comply with the law," the prompt...
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