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  • The ins and outs of identity theft [Sponsored]

    Identity theft happens when one’s personal information is stolen and used to conduct transactions, usually online. Identity thieves often steal the personal information they need by accessing your online profiles or accounts, where they can see important information such as banking details, your name, address and ID number. The thieves take this information and use it to create credit cards, bank statements and IDs in your name. Then, whilst pretending to be you, they use your credit accounts or open new ones, sometimes taking loans as well. Identity theft results in the abuse of these credit accounts and loans. This can put you...

  • Cyber crime and festive season shopping [Sponsored]

    Although online retail only accounts for 1.4% of South Africa’s retail spend -- as per the recent findings of business technology research firm World Wide Worx – data seems to suggest more South Africans are shopping online. The same study, which the firm conducted with the support of Visa and Platinum Seed, found that online retail had grown by 25% over 2017 with estimates that online retail spend will pass R14-million this year. Despite its conveniences – chief among them the ability to shop for all manner of things in the comfort of your own home or wherever the shopping...

  • Fake Facebook profiles and pages: the tools of bullies, scammers and thieves [Sponsored]

    As humans, we spend a ridiculous amount of time with our eyes glued to a screen. Our lives are now almost entirely online, due to services, entertainment and communication media governing our interaction with other people and our world, which opens us up to a world of possible circumstances where criminals can "steal" your personal information. With this in mind, it is more important than ever before to practice good cyber security, and guard against falling victim to scammers. While hiding your PIN from prying eyes at ATMs, or keeping your smartphone in a pickpocket-resistant place should be common practice, and...

  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite: four cameras powered by AI [Sponsored]

    The new Huawei Mate 20 Lite will introduce a South Africa's to the beauty of AI-powered photography. The game changing smartphone will feature not one, not two, but four powerful cameras powered by AI. This is a first for South African consumers. Up front, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will feature two cameras. The first camera has a massive 24MP sensor, which will ensure the finest details that are usually lost with other cameras shine through with the Huawei. But that's not all. This 24MP selfie cam is also accompanied by a depth sensing camera, which allows the Huawei Mate 20 Lite to...

  • 6 flagship features on the affordable Nokia 6.1 [Sponsored]

    There are a wide range of smartphones available at a mid-range price, but it's difficult choosing one among them. But now that Nokia Android smartphones are available in South Africa, this decision has been made a whole lot easier. At R3999, here's six reasons why the Nokia 6.1 should be your next smartphone. Hardy but beautiful Scratch-resistant glass was a feature consumers could only dream of in the lower smartphone tiers, but the Nokia 6.1 is bringing this flagship feature to this affordable price bracket. This means the Nokia 6.1's screen can brush off taps and scrapes from errant keys or the...

  • 5 excellent Nokia smartphones for the budget consumer [Sponsored]

    With all the chatter about how expensive smartphones have become, you may think you'd be hard pressed to find an excellent smartphone at a reasonable price. But think again. Nokia's extensive 2018 lineup has a number of devices that won't blow a hole in your bank account. Nokia 1 For R999, consumers get a 4G smartphone with a 4.5 inch screen, 8GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB, and a 5MP rear camera. For those interested in running WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or simply send and receive texts, this Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone is just the ticket. Nokia 2.1 Recently launched...

  • How to generate B2B leads? 4 tips to follow [Sponsored]

    With changing times, the purchasing behavior of B2B buyers have also evolved. Nowadays, CEOs and VPs make purchase decisions online and more often their decisions are influenced by social media. Here are four tips that will help you to quickly generate B2B leads: Remain omni-present in the minds of customers It has been rightly said that you must target somebody rather than everybody. Keeping this in mind, you must identify and create customer personas. Once, you have segmented your audience, it’s time to remain omni-present in the minds of your prospects. Omni-present experience means your brand is always there for the customer no...

  • 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...

  • Public only has a few days left to to vote in South Africa’s biggest ecommerce awards [Sponsored]

    Online spending in South Africa is expected to reach R53-billion by the end of 2018. This is up from R37.1-billion in 2017, according to research conducted by PayPal, bucking the trend of the current economic climate. There’s no doubt that the local ecommerce scene will continue to grow, but South African consumers need to know they can sufficiently trust and engage with retailers, for the industry to reach its full potential. It's just one of the reasons why the PriceCheck Tech & E-Commerce Awards was created. When you reward those doing great work within an industry, you give them motivation to...

  • 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...