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Five ways you a can create the perfect password and why you should

Five ways you a can create the perfect password and why you should

August 17, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

Stories of people being hacked online are becoming more common these days. Many people have had their accounts, whether Facebook or Twitter, compromised.  Avoiding these kinds of hacks mean that one needs to use stronger passwords, but this won’t keep you secure from all the threats out there. It is also important to ensure that there [&hellip...

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How digital banking can impact Africa

How digital banking can impact Africa

August 16, 2018 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile money can serve as a gateway to financial inclusion, it enhances the impact of international remittances on development. Digital platforms enable a significantly lower cost to serve and increased cross-selling of products in emerging markets while...

The evolution of the iMac: From the iMac G3 to the iMac Pro

The evolution of the iMac: From the iMac G3 to the iMac Pro

August 16, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments (0)

The iMac recently turned 20. Though there have been a variety of different naming conventions and models over the years, Apple recently highlighted the next generation of the MacBook Air that is expected to roll out in October 2018. From the iMac G3 to the...

Virgin Money’s CEO, Andre Hugo

Interview: Virgin Money’s CEO, Andre Hugo – The benefits of going cashless

August 15, 2018 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Want to send, or request, money? Add a recipient. Enter an amount. Press send. Boom. It couldn’t be easier. Virgin Money has launched a peer-to-peer payment app called Spot. The app lets you transfer funds from your linked bank account to a friend’s...

GoCube: The smartest cube of all

GoCube: The smartest cube of all

August 9, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Originally created to help explain three-dimensional geometry to architecture students, the Rubik’s cube has become one of the world’s most iconic puzzle toys. It was never intended to be a toy, but that didn’t stop it from being etched in...

Here's what to expect in 2018 in the fintech sector and which South African startups in the sector to keep an eye on.

African Fintech startups to look out for in 2018

August 6, 2018 • Features, Lists, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

There are a number of impressive African fintech startups emerging from the continent, and 2018 could be a very important year for their growth and success. From mobile money transfer apps to tech firms determined to help users save, these tech startups come...

South African startup uses AI to help farmers

South African startup uses AI to help farmers

July 26, 2018 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup uses AI to help farmers

South African startup, Aerobotics, recently announced that they successfully closed its Series A funding round with a raise of approximately $2 million. The data analytics company uses aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to optimise crop...

Acer, Acer Swift 3, gadgets, laptops

Review: Acer Swift 3

July 22, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: Acer Swift 3

The Acer Swift 3 is a compact lightweight device. It scores highly in terms of looks, build, performance, and features. The laptop has a solid keyboard. With island-style keyboard that feels soft, the Swift 3 offers a decent typing experience for long typing...

Herman Lintvelt, Chief Technology Officer of Custos, a South African startup which embeds imperceptible bitcoin private keys in the digital files.

Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud

July 7, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Interview: Fighting intellectual property pirates with the cloud

The modern-day pirate has a new target. By stealing original digital content like books and films, they rob hard-working creatives of their intellectual property and income. To address this problem, masterminds at Stellenbosch University devised a solution to...

Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

July 7, 2018 • Education, Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Syafunda diversifies its reach with Syafunda Plus

Syafunda which means ‘we are learning’ in IsiZulu is a learning and data management platform that provides access to digital content for Math, Science, Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and digital skills through mobile technology in rural and...

'We need to have the hunger to innovate' says Vodacom Business Chief Executive

‘We need to have the hunger to innovate’ says Vodacom Business Chief Executive

June 28, 2018 • Education, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on ‘We need to have the hunger to innovate’ says Vodacom Business Chief Executive

Global Initiatives and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the second Annual Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development Africa from 25-27 June 2018 at the Hyatt in Johannesburg, South Africa. ‘Transforming Africa’s...

What GDPR means for African organisations

What GDPR means for African organisations

June 23, 2018 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on What GDPR means for African organisations

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially came into effect on 25 May 2018 and this policy affects every organisation regardless of size or structure. GDPR extends well beyond the borders of the EU, also preventing European organisations...

Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

June 21, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed an open letter to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in protest of the company’s deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency which has been separating members of families who illegally...

All things Apple from WWDC 2018 (Image from www.cultofmac.com)

All things Apple from WWDC 2018

June 7, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on All things Apple from WWDC 2018

Apple announced a range of new developments at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC, this week. The conference kicked off on Monday June 4, with a two-hour presentation from Apple in which top executives took the stage at the San Jose Convention...

How corporates can secure sensitive information online

How corporates can secure sensitive information online

June 2, 2018 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How corporates can secure sensitive information online

The recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica crisis saw many corporates across Africa relook policies regarding their sensitive information and online presence. According to the one global EY survey, 58% of customers are concerned about the amount of personal and...

Have you heard of Google Duplex?

Have you heard of Google Duplex?

June 1, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Have you heard of Google Duplex?

Google is a titan among tech companies, a household name, so it comes as no surprise that they are continually developing technology to help simplify our lives both at home and everywhere else. Last month the company took a leap forward for virtual assistants...