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5 Tech Gifts to Add To Your Christmas Wish List

12 Dec

It’s hard to believe that it’s here, but here it is – the month of December, and with it comes the most wonderful time of year! A time for relaxation, celebration and most importantly, special time with family and friends.

How to avoid holiday fraud and scams

5 Dec

Being a victim of holiday fraud can be unsettling and can have a negative impact on your budget. During the build up to, and over the festive season, you are likely to be spending more and will probably be busy and distracted. This makes you the perfect victim for opportunistic criminals. According to Nitesh Patel, […]

South Africans are ‘pwned’ in worst data leak ever

28 Nov

Having your personal information and data compromised can mean serious problems for both private individuals and corporations. The biggest data leak to date in South Africa, was recently discovered by Troy Hunt, the regional director of Microsoft. The information that Hunt found online contained over 30 GB of data detailing the ID numbers, income details, […]

I’m selling my computer – How do I wipe the hard drive before I sell it?

21 Nov

We often talk about doing online backups to ensure that you don’t lose files in the event of a computer malfunctioning or going missing, but what if you are choosing to sell your laptop or computer? Many people who are upgrading to a better system will want to make some cash selling their older unit […]

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime – knowing the difference!

14 Nov

We have often focused on ways in which to bolster cybersecurity to ensure that you don’t become a victim of identity theft or data breach (in a corporate environment). Sadly, not enough attention is given to cybercrime which usually affects individuals and families by preying on their emotions. What sets cybersecurity and cybercrime apart? In […]

5 Weird & Wonderful Advancing Technologies? You decide

7 Nov

Technology has been a bit of a mixed bag for us mere humans. In some instances, it has created a convenience by saving us time and money while in other instances, it has been used to wreak havoc and cause distress.

How AI Can Help Your Business

31 Oct

The concept of AI (Artificial Intelligence) might sound intimidating to some and that’s mostly due to the concept of being misunderstood. Recently, Facebook shut down one of their AI projects because the bots had begun communicating with each other, in their own language! The imagination runs wild when considering just what might be communicated between […]

Dr Diagnosis Could Be A Thing Of The Past With AI

24 Oct

Gone are the days where technology was simply transforming the way we communicate. Now, with advanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications, machines are able to diagnose certain health conditions just as effectively as a human can! What makes medical AI systems able to do this is a process called “deep learning”. An advanced branch of computer […]

ATM PIN Alerts – Fact or Fiction?

18 Oct

Typing Your PIN Backwards When Held Up At An ATM Will Alert The Police We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is most certainly fiction. If you think, or have heard, that by typing your PIN code backwards if you are held up at an ATM help will be on its […]

Can South Africans bank on biometrics?

9 Oct

In an article earlier this year we looked at Mastercard’s trial run of the biometric card in South Africa and this particular topic is one that is close to our hearts. The new Mastercard requires the consumer to use their fingerprint as a digital form of identification in order to authorise a purchase on their […]