PC is no longer personal computer
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Do you own a Windows laptop, iPad and Android smartphone? Welcome to the post-PC era, which transition IDC describes as “profound”. During second quarter, smartphones and tablets commanded 69 percent of smart device shipment share, dwarfing PCs. “Recent shipment data clearly demonstrates that we have fully entered into the multi-device era, where individuals are buying

10 Tips for helping our Matric Students
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As  more than half a million matrics in South Africa begin their exams soon, the hopes and dreams of our country rest on their shoulders. This is a huge responsibility for many teens who hope to succeed, despite tremendous adversity. Knowing they are not alone and having every South African rooting for them will help them be champions-

Malware inserted on PC production lines, says study
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Cybercriminals have opened a new front in their battle to infect computers with malware – PC production lines. Several new computers have been found carrying malware installed in the factory, suggests a Microsoft study. One virus called Nitol found by Microsoft steals personal details to help criminals plunder online bank accounts. Microsoft won permission from

Facebook's new ad tracking partnership stokes privacy concerns
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Facebook is pairing up with Datalogix to track whether people who see ads for products on the social networking site actually go out and purchase them in stores. To measure how well Facebook’s ads are performing, Datalogix will match up email addresses and other information from loyalty cards and programs at more than 1,000 retailers

Cell phone banking in South Africa
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Introduction The delivery channels that South African banks use to service customers have changed drastically over the last 20 years. The original branch-only banks of the 1980’s have evolved into sophisticated electronic delivery channels such as telephone banking, automated teller machines (ATMs), online banking, and more recently, cell phone banking. Online banking has become a

Goodbye Ubuntu 11.04
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Dear Ubuntu users, the time has come to say goodbye to the Natty Narwhal release of the popular Ubuntu operating system, Ubuntu 11.04, as on October 28th it will reach end of life.    Announced last year, on Thursday, April 28th, 2011, Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the first Ubuntu release to bring the powerful

It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over
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As a signpost on the road to the so-called Post-PC Era we’ve been hearing about for so many years, this one is pretty hard to argue with: As of this year, personal computers no longer consume the majority of the world’s memory chip supply. And while it may not come as a terrible surprise to

Get back to the basics
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One of the surest signs that South Africa is failing its children is the latest rankings of our education system on a global survey as 140th out of 144 countries. Even Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland beat us to it. Shamefully, Yemen, Haiti and Burundi are our soulmates in topping the charts of mediocrity. Let’s take

10 Ways To Use Business Degrees [Infographic]
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Business degrees are important foundation to becoming an entrepreneur. This infographic shows you 10 different ways to use business degrees to accelerate your personal and professional life. Your choice of degrees goes hand-in-hand with the choice of university. Ensure the reputation of the university holds up on international rankings. The South African government merged several

Alarm as high number of motorists chat on move
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AN alarming number of Port Elizabeth motorists are guilty of talking on their cellphones while driving – which is almost as dangerous as drinking and driving. And the worst offenders are women. In a survey over a five-day period in the city last month, more than 7000 drivers were spotted tapping out messages or chatting