Bitcoin Mania: the Cryptocurrency Explained

9 Jan

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, founded in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. It is an entirely digital form of currency. Unlike physical currency, you cannot carry it around in your wallet. Believe it or not, Bitcoin has established itself to a point where you can now buy groceries and clothing with it, just as you would with […]

Black Friday: How did SA Websites Handle the Pressure?

2 Jan

Friday 24 November saw consumers and retailers alike steady themselves for the onslaught of Black Friday sales, both online and throughout many stores. The increasingly popular end-of-year sales continued in many outlets until Tuesday 28 November with a big push on Cyber Monday for online stores. Black Friday – the informal name for the day […]

5 Simple But Secure Password Tips to Remember

26 Dec

With hacking and malware viruses on the rise each year, your password security could not be more important. Without adequate password security you are putting your personal information at great risk, where it can be used in identity theft, the emptying of bank accounts and more! Strong passwords used for business accounts are equally important. […]

Best Christmas Gadget Gifts for your Techie Kids

19 Dec

While Christmas is the time of year for fun, merriment and a little overindulgence, you can still keep things relatively educational for kiddies who love a gadget or few! Gadgets are a great form of educational entertainment for kids, however it’s important to remember that they could be exposing themselves to the internet. This, in […]

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.