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12.11.2019 | 02:27 PM

How laughter on the internet has evolved

12.11.2019 | 11:24 AM

5 apps to help streamline how you travel for business

11.11.2019 | 12:24 PM

SPOTLIGHT: The Wavecel Bontrager helmet offers a novel way to stop concussions

11.11.2019 | 11:17 AM

Here’s what you’ll be doing on Snapchat in 5 years’ time

08.11.2019 | 12:44 PM

A cross-sectional look inside Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport

08.11.2019 | 11:06 AM

Did you know? Your entrepreneurial strengths might be hindering your investment success

07.11.2019 | 02:11 PM

Facebook’s new policy on ‘sexual’ emojis

06.11.2019 | 01:04 PM

Common mistakes SA retailers make on Black Friday

06.11.2019 | 10:34 AM

How to maximise your productivity when traveling for work

05.11.2019 | 10:08 AM

Siya Kolisi x Freedom of Movement shoe collab gives traditional South African ‘veldskoene’ a brand new look

04.11.2019 | 04:37 PM

5 iPhone shortcuts you didn’t know you needed

01.11.2019 | 11:18 AM

5 practical ways to make money online without spending any cash

01.11.2019 | 10:55 AM

South Africans can now own cattle at the click of a button with BitFarming app

31.10.2019 | 12:58 PM

Death planning in the digital age: How to prepare your online footprint for when you kick the bucket

30.10.2019 | 11:53 AM

Inside Google’s innovative Design Lab

29.10.2019 | 12:31 PM

Rise of the gig economy: How South Africa’s work-life dynamic is changing

28.10.2019 | 05:55 PM

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

28.10.2019 | 10:38 AM

Stop letting fear control your decisions: Here’s how

24.10.2019 | 01:59 PM

Travelling for business may be bad for your mental health

23.10.2019 | 02:04 PM

Are you ‘future fit’? Find out if you’re equipped to thrive in a digital world

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Death planning in the digital age: How to prepare your online footprint for when you kick the bucket

In 2019 we’re all hyper-connected and comfortable with mass oversharing, but most of us haven’t realised that we need to account for our digital lives when we plan for our eventual deaths. Before the internet took over our lives, death planning was pretty straightforward. Write a will, do some estate planning, and make sure your […]

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

When the Samsung Galaxy S5e Tablet first landed on my desk for review, my initial impression was that it lived up to (the first part) of its tag line – it is indeed lighter than a cup of coffee – but if it was ‘equally as refreshing’ was something I needed to investigate. I spent […]

Are you ‘future fit’? Find out if you’re equipped to thrive in a digital world

Are you fit enough to share in a world of intelligent technologies?With intelligent machines and the onset of Industry 4.0, the future has inspired a mix of fear and fantasy. There are those who fear massive job losses and those who see only opportunity, with robots featuring everywhere in our daily lives. The effect of […]

6 benefits of gaming as a family

With the likes of Fortnite and Call of Duty taking the world by storm, and men and women of all ages – literally from primary school kids to working professionals – catching onto the gaming craze, the concept of using this once anti-social habit as a family bonding activity, is becoming increasingly reasonable. Embracing gaming […]

New ways of navigating the world through tech

Not having important knowledge at hand can be more than just an inconvenience. It can have real-world consequences. What do I mean by that? Let’s look at the average (or rather, to use statistician-speak “the most likely”)  South African, according to StatsSA’s latest figures (2011 Census). She’s a black woman who lives in Gauteng, in […]

Tips from an eye doctor: How to stop small screens and blue light from ruining your vision

Blue light has gotten a bad rap, getting blamed for loss of sleep and eye damage. Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than any other colour. Blue light has a short wavelength, which means that it is high-energy and can damage the delicate tissues of the eye. It can also pass through the eye to the […]

Instagram dark mode is a thing. Here’s how to enable it.

One of the most frequently requested features of Instagram over the years has been dark mode—and now, it’s finally here. Instagram quietly rolled out the feature on both iOS and Android last night.  Dark Mode has arrived on Instagram for iOS 13. The wait is now over. Just update your iPhone application. Dark Mode on […]

4 apps to kick your productivity into high gear

Headspace: Guided MeditationIt’s impossible to be productive without adequate rest and relaxation. Headspace provides a range of professionally produced guided meditations and calming techniques for every situation. After a free basic course, you gain access to the full Headspace meditation library, including on-the-go exercises, meditations for sleep, anxiety, relationship woes, SOS scenarios and much more. […]

New fintech platform YOCO is closing South Africa’s card payment gap

In the age of Industry 4.0, co-founder and CEO of YOCO, Katlego Maphai, identified a gap in the retail market and conceptualised a solution to help propel South African businesses forward.  How did yoco transition to a product?Before the concept, the team came together. I studied at the University of Cape Town with Lungisa Matshoba, […]

Apple may have just copied one of Instagram and Snapchat’s most fundamental features

Lots of people take pictures through Instagram and Snapchat, both of which use a similar camera interface: You tap a button to take pictures and hold it down to take a video. Now, Apple’s native camera app for the iPhone 11 series is adopting the same functionality that these social media apps have long used. […]

Apple Event 2019: All new features of the iPhone 11

The annual Apple event took place last night, where they unveiled all their latest gadgets and gizmos. Apple Watches, iPads,  and Tv’s abound but of course, all eyes were on the star of the night, the iPhone 11. While the smartphone’s design garnered mixed reviews from critics (and the Twittersphere), thanks to its unusual tri-camera […]

Apps to help you live a greener lifestyle

GoGreen: Carbon TrackerIt’s all good and well trying to ‘guesstimate’ your carbon footprint, but without knowing where it stems from, you won’t know how to reduce it. Enter GoGreen: Carbon Tracker. This nifty app accurately monitors your carbon footprint by analysing data from your household utility bills. The app is able to track your monthly […]

The meterioric rise (and fall?) of TikTok

You may have never heard of TikTok, but chances are the kids in your life have. The China-based social network made its U.S. debut in 2017 and now counts 104 million American downloads (1.2 billion worldwide). Since January, it has consistently ranked among the top three most downloaded apps, behind Facebook-owned duo WhatsApp and Messenger. The average […]

14 handy uses for Google Drive that’ll make your life easier

If you’re thinking of Google Drive as a mere place to plop your files, you’re missing out on some pretty powerful possibilities. Beneath its fluffy cloud exterior, Drive holds all sorts of useful tools for collecting information, working with data, organizing your virtual goods, and sharing stuff externally. In some cases, the options are built […]

Technology and digital skills are vital to empowering small businesses

Small businesses are often touted as South Africa’s best hope for economic growth and job creation. According to 2018 research from The Small Business Institute (SBI), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 98% of the country’s economy but deliver just 28% of all jobs. If small businesses are to play the economic role they […]

IBM predicts the next stage of human evolution

We have been acclimatised to the concept of artificial intelligence (AI), and heard the hype about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR):  Now prepare for the next stage – when advanced AI meets 4IR to enable the always smart, always learning, ubiquitous computing of the future. Combining Internet of Things (IoT), a plethora of smart new devices […]

The 5% rule, and other learnings from Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program has graduated 35 startups since it kicked off in early 2018 – five of them South African. At a dinner hosted by Google recently, the South African alumni sat down with media to discuss their experiences in the accelerator, mentorship, and life after Launchpad. One of the five South African […]

Unwanted Twitter DMs may soon be almost unnoticeable

If people keep sliding into your DMs with unique yet uninvited offers of sexual acts that are not physically possible, relentless photos of Ed Sheeran, and opportunities to fund new ventures from Nigerian princes, Twitter has some good news. The social media site is testing a small tweak to make unsolicited, uninvited DMs harder to […]

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