• SA app secures users’ bank cards

    Earlier this week, Old Mutual in Namibia unveiled a deal with Tranwall of Hong Kong to implement South African-developed “transaction control” technology on the OMcard, a prepaid Visa card that was developed specifically for Old Mutual customers in that country. The technology behind Tranwall, which gives cardholders the ability to “switch off” a credit or […]

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  • Social media optimisation – what you need to know

    South Africa’s top brands invest heavily in social media. Research conducted by Fuseware and World Wide Worx this year revealed that 93% of leading brands use Facebook, 79% use Twitter, 58% use YouTube, 46% use LinkedIn and 28% use Pinterest. Their research also included an analysis of South Africa’s leading 50 brands, which showed that […]

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  • The South African Internet Map, launched this month, provides an overview of the largest websites in South Africa, based on statistics from Effective Measure. Every website is a circle on the map, where the size of the circle is determined by the site’s unique South African browsers (its local readership). The more readers a website […]

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  • Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings

    The world’s top smartphone maker said it had entered into a deal to buy the US app maker, which allows people to monitor and control their home appliances via mobile devices. “With Samsung’s resources and support, SmartThings will be able to expand its platform and become available for even more partners and devices,” Samsung said […]

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  • The risks posed to human beings by artificial intelligence in no way resemble the popular image of the Terminator. That fictional mechanical monster is distinguished by many features — strength, armour, implacability, indestructability — but Arnie’s character lacks the one characteristic that we in the real world actually need to worry about: extreme intelligence. The […]

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  • As mobile technology and capabilities advance; creativity, innovation and impressive results in mobile marketing set the stage for a future of what’s possible. After weeks of pre-screening from a panel of leading marketers and mobile experts, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has released the finalists for the coveted 2014 Global Smarties™ Awards. The shortlist, which […]

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  • These phone makers have come up with innovative alternatives to passcodes. . . Passcodes are a pain to use, and they aren’t secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address Many people don’t even bother using passcodes on their phones anyway, even though that means any thief […]

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  • What is Spam?

    Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send — most of the […]

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  • Web Development & Design

    Definition – What does Web Development  &  Design mean? Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or Internet. The Web development process includes Web design, Web content development, client-side/server-side scripting and network security configuration, among other tasks. Web development is also known as website development. Techopedia explains Web […]

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