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  • Unsilo.me is simplifying the way your business works [Sponsored]

    You know when you just want simplicity for your business, one solution to manage all your sales, ongoing work, schedule and employees. We’ll we’ve built it, an integrated solution, to break down silos and enable efficiency. You know when you need a single digital platform to manage everything your business does? One solution that unties your sales, processes, team and boosts productivity? If you have ever wanted this or felt this way then you’re not alone. “How does technology simplify life and make my working day more productive?” That was the question that the team from YREEKA Pty Ltd, known...

  • 7 things to love about the Nokia 7 Plus [Sponsored]

    The Nokia 7 Plus is the latest flagship Android smartphone from HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones. But what should you know about this gentle giant? Here are seven things you’ll grow to love about the Nokia 7 Plus. See more with 2x optical zoom The Nokia 7 Plus has dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics, combining an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for impressive performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions, and a secondary 13MP sensor that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer. As for your selfie game? The 16MP front-facing camera guarantees...

  • Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9: head-to-head [Sponsored]

    Last week, the Galaxy Note 9 was announced by Korean smartphone maker Samsung. It's the largest Note device that Samsung has produced, and packs a number of new features. But how does the new Note stack up against more established competition, like the Huawei P20 Pro? We take a look at the key numbers and features of each flagship smartphone. Design The Huawei P20 Pro takes a bold design leap beyond its predecessor. Packing new technology into a slimmer shell, its hard not to notice its screen notch and triple rear cameras. It's also easier to hold and use thanks to its slim...

  • Win a copy of Netflix’s first comic book, The Magic Order: Issue #1

    Back in May, Netflix released a trailer for a creative project. It wasn't a new original series, nor was it for a movie. Instead, it was for an upcoming comic book. Written by Millarworld's Mark Millar and illustrated by Marvel's Olivier Coipel, The Magic Order is a six-issue series which debuted in June and is the streaming media company's first foray into distributing content on paper. Notably, The Magic Order itself could make for a mean live action series too. "Magic meets the mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle...

  • Epic (and hilarious) driver fails [Sponsored]

    There is no such thing as a perfect driver. Sometimes, people unknowingly break the rules or forget to do something really important -- like stopping at a red robot! Whatever the reason, people do make mistakes -- as is clear in the videos below! Have a look at these antics by drivers who probably didn’t get their license first time round. Parallel parking is hard There are many people who have been driving for years and still avoid parallel parking. As some would say: “the struggle is real!” But sometimes, parallel parking is the only option… Watch this driver struggle to...

  • New audio innovations from Body Glove: for people on the move [Sponsored]

    The prospect of moving to music this season just got a whole lot better. Gammatek, a leading distributor of branded technologies and accessories, has introduced the Body Glove Airstream Bluetooth ear buds for people on the move. “Great battery life, Bluetooth enabled, awesome sound and comfortable to wear, the new addition to the Body Glove range of earbuds are music to your ears,” says Gammatek’s Zev Cherniak. The Body Glove Airstream True Wireless Stereo Earbuds come with a compact, lightweight, carry along 2800mAh Power Case. The Power Case conveniently charges and stores the earbuds. Pair these to your device and enjoy...

  • DDoS types and how to fight them [Sponsored]

    Accessibility, integrity, and confidentiality are the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity. Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, in their turn, affect the availability of information causing huge damage to internet businesses each year. The goal of cybercriminals relying upon such methods is to bring down the work of a particular website or an app. Although each successful attack may impact various targets in a different way, it always incurs severe damages. Consistent denial of service may cause huge...

  • Go wireless with Snug [Sponsored]

    With Snug you can now go wireless in your car or your office.  No more irritation with tangled cables or trying to plug in your charger and finding that tiny charging port on your device. “Wireless charging is the way that technology is going for all devices.  Our Snug brand has come to the party with wireless charging that includes office chargers, car chargers and wireless charging power banks” says Zev Cherniak at Gammatek. With SNUG wireless charging, you can choose from: Desk fast wireless charger Charge your phone wirelessly with this SNUG cradle at your home or in your office.  The cradle...

  • Win a Solo Brooklyn bag with GammaTek and Memeburn this Father’s Day [CLOSED]

    Dads can be tricky to buy gifts for. Golf balls, socks, hampers and CDs are grand. But, for something functional; something they will actually use and something to last longer than a hamper of biltong; think Solo. From New York to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, thanks to Gammatek, Solo is the go-to brand for cases and bags. For work and play, Solo bags are stylish, functional and packed with character. Produced with quality, durable materials, they have great features that will impress dad.  These include internal organizers and compartments for organizing documents; internal pockets for keeping iPads and tablet devices...

  • Win with Memeburn and GammaTek’s Avengers: Infinity War competition [CLOSED]

    It's been a good few weeks now, but still we can't quite shake Avengers: Infinity War from our heads, or our hearts. And neither can you, it seems. The Marvel hit is still perched atop Southern Africa's box office charts, keeping the likes of Solo and Deadpool 2 at bay. But instead of watching the movie all over again (well, you totally can), there's a more permanent way to remember your favourite superheroes. GammaTek and Memeburn are joining forces, giving one reader the opportunity to win: 2 x Avengers Funko Pop figurines If you don't know, Gammatek is the leading distributor of branded...

  • Head-to-head: Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ [Sponsored]

    These are the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. They're two 2018 flagships from two of the world's biggest smartphone makers, but which should you take home? We take a look at each based on five particular categories that should be on your mind when purchasing your next smartphone: aesthetics, the internal components, the screen, that all important camera setup and finally, the price. Huawei P20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ - Aesthetics The Huawei P20 Pro is unlike any phone you've ever seen before. It's offered in three distinct colours in South Africa: Twilight, Black and Midnight Blue, all...

  • How TV has evolved [Sponsored]

    Just what does a 21-year-old living without electricity have to do with what most people do in the evening? The very first electronic television was invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth, who lived in a home without electricity until the age of 14. The first image he transmitted was a line, but he later managed to transmit a dollar sign after a potential investor asked when he would begin to see some dollars. However, inventor John Logie Baird is touted as one of the major inventors of the television and was involved in mechanical as well as electronic television development...

  • How screen recording can be used in different ways [Sponsored]

    As its name suggests, screen recording refers to any video recording that is sourced directly from your screen – and is sometimes referred to as screen capture or screencast recording. Most people have a fairly linear idea of how screen recording can be used however, and do not fully appreciate its potential. The fact of the matter is that because screen recording will let you record any and all video footage from your screen – there are several ways in which you could choose to use it: Creating how-to guides or demonstrations of software and apps Generally how-to guides and demonstrations is...

  • Floods, Facebook and Floyd: what was hot in South Africa this past week

    Social media was last week awash by the #GautengFloods, according to analytics firm ROI Africa's latest report. According to stats siphoned from the web from the previous seven days, the rainfall in the country's smallest province became social media's most talked about event of the past week. Ironically, #DayZero also trended as Cape Town received minimal rainfall. Politics constituted the other share of the chatter, with Julius Malema and his EFF thrust firmly into the spotlight due to Floyd Shivambu's handling of a journalist outside Parliament. "#Malema told the media he is in charge of South Africa and he made several comments about...

  • 4 apps to download on Human Rights Day in South Africa

    Human Rights Day is nearly upon us, but do you know your rights fellow South African? If you don't, now is the perfect time to familiarise yourself with them all while planning for your holiday. Here are four nifty apps which will help you with both. South African law and Constitution You know the Constitution? The document that dictates South Africans' extensive list of rights? It might be a good idea to keep it handy, don't you think? There are a slew of apps on the Google Play Store and Apple iOS App Store, but we're picking this particular gem. It has advertisements --...