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Truecaller

Record calls with Truecaller to help report harassment and fraud

Truecaller has introduced a new Premium feature, Call Recording, to help report harassment and fraud for its users. This comes as another great upgrade in their efforts to improve their Premium offerings. People use Truecaller to help their communication be more safe and efficient. From their users identifying new business clients to empowering women to avoid and report harassment, or for everyone... »

Small businesses in South Africa critical to 4th Industrial Revolution

Small businesses in South Africa critical to 4th Industrial Revolution

Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful panel discussion in Midrand on Thursday (5 July).  The topic debated was: “Is South Africa Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?” Panel speakers included Siemens (www.Siemens.com) Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine... »

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency social engineering schemes helped criminals net nearly $10 Million last year

Kaspersky Lab experts have exposed a relatively new fraudulent trend: the development of cryptocurrency is not only attracting investors, but also cyber-criminals seeking to boost their profits. During the first half of 2018, Kaspersky Lab products blocked more than a hundred thousand triggers related to cryptocurrencies on fake exchanges and other sources. With each attempt, criminals have been t... »

Network-attached storage

It’s time to get Network-attached storage

The enterprise market has traditionally been seen as the one that sits up and pays expensive and complicated attention to cloud storage. It is, after all, only suitable for those companies that have large wallets, skill sets and infrastructure, right? Then there’s the other side of the cloud – public. This is where consumers gleefully drop their storage needs as they don’t need as much space and p... »

IoT is real and can drive real results today

IoT is real and can drive real results today

The Internet of Things (IoT) can transform business and create innovative new revenue streams. While the demand for IoT is certainly growing, most providers are still far too focused on the technology and not communicating the business value proposition to their clients. This means that they are not translating IoT solutions into tangible business value for their clients, and that is slowing down ... »

Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent

According to the World Bank’s most recent report on Global Economic Prospects, despite the broad global recovery currently underway, Africa still faces substantial downside risks, especially relating to challenges with subdued productivity and potential growth. In response, governments on the continent should look at a combination of improvements in education and health systems, high-quality... »

Petya attack

Petya attack points to alarming trend in cybercrime

Another major cyberattack named Petya has been wreaking havoc across the world, highlighting the need for greater focus on cybersecurity education. The cyberattack originated in the Ukraine going on to cause major disruption across the globe. It has hit major infrastructure in the areas where it has spread, with security experts speculating that it might be functioning in a similar manner to the i... »

DIY Android apps

Top 9 DIY Android apps to keep kids busy these holidays

Looking for some original and fun ideas to keep your children busy during the winter school holidays? Alcatel and the team at Tech IT Out have suggested some safe and entertaining DIY Android apps that will keep them occupied. Without any further delay, here are the top apps. 1. DIY Food Decoration DIY Food Decoration offers some cool and creative ideas for putting your own creative spin on an ord... »

Mwabu Academy

Mwabu Academy to usher in new era of education in South Africa

Mwabu is set to shake up the local e-learning scene. The educational technology company recently launched its Mwabu Academy and innovative e-learning content in South Africa. The introduction of Mwabu’s enriched learning curriculum in South Africa has begun with Grade 4 Maths, Science and English and will grow to include Grades 5 and 6 in 2018. Part of what makes Mwabu unique is the depth of its e... »

Internet of Things

Simplicity is the future of building automation systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding rapidly. There are more and faster chips as well as more sensors in every element of buildings. Paired with improved wireless networking technology and standardised communication protocols that make it easier to collect data, it’s possible to transmit information, crunch numbers and use data like never before. This is putting the spotlight on Building Auto... »

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