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Telkom welcomes Zuma's broadband call

Telkom has welcomed the announcement by President Jacob Zuma that government has decided to appoint the company as the “lead agency” to assist with …

Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly drops bloatware in favor of Microsoft apps

Quite a few smartphone fans will tell you that a Samsung phone's Achilles' heel is its software -- you'll find a ton of (frequently unwanted) apps and features that do little besides chew up space and slow things down. You may get to wave goodbye to that cruft when the Galaxy S6 shows up, however. …

China's biggest taxi-hailing services join forces against Uber

Uber is going to have an even tougher time making it big in China now that the country's two largest taxi-hailing services, Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache, are joining forces. According to state-run publication <i>Xinhua,</i> the two companies have marged into a single powerful entity that's worth around $6 …

Apple decides marijuana app belongs in the App Store after all

MassRoots' social network for cannabis users contravened Apple's policy of banning apps that promote drug use, and had to go. Two weeks after that decision was made, an army of hemp-wearing advocates have managed to convince the iPhone maker to change its mind. The contentious issue, you see, was …

Apple hires the UK's biggest radio DJ to help boost its music service

While Apple reportedly has "hundreds" of employees working to build the fabled "Apple Car," the company is also busy integrating its Beats acquisition into iTunes. We may not have to wait too long to see fruits of that union, but before we do, Apple is acquiring talent to ensure the launch gets off …

Uber does not play fair, say taxis

The rise of taxi service Uber in South Africa has its competitors crying foul and alleging a number of violations of the law.<p>These include …

Proposed commercial drone rules would ban robotic couriers

If you were worried that the Federal Aviation Administration would require a pilot's license before you could fly a drone for professional reasons, you can relax... well, sort of. The FAA has published its proposed commercial drone rules, and they're a <i>bit</i> more lenient than some had feared. The good …

100Mbps fibre-to-the-home from R570

The Craigpark Residents Association has released its fibre-to-the-home prices for residents living in Craighall and Craighall Park, with prices …

South Africa's Zuma outlines land reform plans

<b>Foreigners will be banned from owning land in South Africa under new proposals outlined by President Jacob Zuma.</b><p>Locals will have limits set on the size of their farms under the proposals.<p>Mr Zuma first announced them in a state of the nation speech on Thursday overshadowed by violence in …

Unique Cutouts in Roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi Create Patterns in Light

The architectural beauty of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum will soon complement the incredible works to be housed inside. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the building is currently under construction, located on Saaydiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first …

Cybercrime ring steals up to $1 billion from banks

The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details on what it being called an unprecedented robbery.<p>The gang, which Kaspersky dubbed Carbanak, takes the unusual approach of stealing directly from banks, rather than posing …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Google's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares

It's basically an extension of a plan that was previously in place but expired at the end of January.<p>As of January 30, 2015, Brin and Page held approximately 44.6 million shares of Google Class B stock and another 44.6 million shares of Class C stock.<p>Under the new trading plan just filed, they will …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Apps

MTN gearing up for big 1Gbps FTTH push?

MTN has been testing a pre-registration form for its fibre-to-the-home offering

Council showdown looms over R3.4bn Joburg network

Read time 4min 00sec<p>It is understood DA and ANC councillors are united in their opposition to the city insourcing the Joburg Broadband Network …

South Africa

Google now lets Brits send money over Gmail

Instead of smartphone apps and traditional bank transfers, Google is hoping that its Gmail and Google Wallet integration can strike a chord with people wanting to send money in the UK. The feature has been available in the US for ages, but finally it's headed for British shores too. Once you've …

IBM Research and Mars tackle food safety with advanced genetics

In an effort to help prevent foodborne illnesses and contamination, IBM Research is teaming up with Mars for a safety study that'll examine how supply chains affect what we eat. Specifically, the duo will take a closer look at microorganisms in a safe factory environment to help cut down on the …

IBM

Shyp for Android is now shypping

Shyp, an app that helps making shipping goods easier, is now available for Android. The app has been on iOS for the past eight months or so (though it was in beta for awhile before that), and is currently live in San Francisco, New York and Miami, with plans to expand to Los Angeles. The way the …

Mxit’s big battle against WhatsApp, Facebook

Mxit is struggling to compete against international mobile messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat.<p>According to research …

Amazon wants you to dump Microsoft's corporate email platform

Sorry to remind you of one of the more banal parts of working life, but it's time for a story about corporate email services. It's a market that's traditionally been dominated by Microsoft, although Google is managing make some in-roads with its enterprise apps platform. Now, however, Amazon is …

Jeff Bezos

Still want a BlackBerry? Hell, yes!

The BlackBerry Z3<p>BlackBerry, once the must-have device for the sweaty palms of executives and wannabe executives everywhere, has seen its global …

Mobile

Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen's custom Android mod

Now here's something we've never expected to write: Microsoft is investing in Android -- well, sort of. The software giant is reportedly planning to become a minority investor in Cyanogen, best known for its customized version of Android, according to the Wall Street Journal. Neither company is …

South Africa is the most miserable country in Africa

A new report by the Cato Institute puts South Africa among the most miserable countries in the world.<p>Cato is a public policy research organisation …

South Africa

Google's hiring, buying and disappointing Wall Street

We're in the thick of earnings seasons, friends, and Google just pushed out its latest spate of financials for our eager delectation. Here's the skinny: Google reported a total of $18.01 billion in revenue (closer to $14.5 billion if you don't count those pesky traffic acquisition costs), less than …

Google: We fought to notify WikiLeaks about email warrants

We still don't know everything about the information Google handed over to the government about three WikiLeaks employees, but a lawyer for the search giant has answered one question about the incident. While a gag order prevented Google from the three staff members, attorney Albert Gidari told the</i> …

Surveillance

Reddit posts its first transparency report

Reddit may not be subject to as much legal scrutiny as tech giants like Google or Microsoft, but there's enough of it that the internet community has published its first transparency report. The site says that it received 55 demands for user info through subpoenas, search warrants and emergency …

Internet

Amazon put $1.3 billion into Prime Instant Video last year

Amazon may have surprised Wall Street by how much sales went up in the fourth quarter of last year ($29.3 billion, with a profit of $214 million), but for customers its Prime service is the big deal. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Prime membership in the US grew by 50 percent last year, despite a …

Wall Street

Vigilante makes a run for it after being convicted

Mbombela - A vigilante was able to run out of an Mpumalanga courthouse shortly after being convicted of murder on Thursday.<p>Michael Maepa, 31, from …

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions.<p>Cyanogen's Android powers the OnePlus One, a smartphone that got lots of great reviews last year and was so popular that it experienced shortages.<p>The …