Author: Craig Wilson

While creating a truly smart home usually requires planning ahead before construction commences, thanks to a range of innovative consumer products it’s possible to get many of the benefits of a smart home without spending a fortune rewiring your existing home

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OpenView HD, the new free-to-air satellite service launched by e.tv sister company Platco Digital on Tuesday, is offering the SABC’s three main television channels as part of its bouquet in spite of a simmering feud with the public broadcaster. The SABC warned last month

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Internet protocol (IP) phones that route calls over users’ broadband connections have been around for several years, but their adoption is surprisingly low in South Africa given the cost savings and even quality they offer over traditional fixed-line telecommunications

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Managing two separate programming languages at school level creates “complexity” that could “impact on curriculum delivery”, cost government unnecessary money and make it difficult for students and teachers to move between schools and provinces. Those are the views of the

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Although most high-end headphones try to offer balanced audio, Monster’s new NCredible N-Tune cans has given bass precedence. That’s great if you like hip-hop, pop, dance music or anything else that’s heavy on the bass. But it isn’t going to make these the headphones of choice for audio professionals

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The latest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system is almost here. Windows 8.1 is a free update to Windows 8 that brings back the familiar Start button, which was dropped controversially with with version 8. More importantly, the upgrade promises a slicker and more integrated user interface that fixes

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is giving telecommunications operators more time to comment on draft call termination rate regulations, announced 10 days ago, that sent the share prices of MTN and Vodacom plunging and Telkom surging

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Subscribing to international music and video streaming subscription services such as Hulu and Netflix outside the regions for which they’re intended may breach the terms of service between content distributors and the owners of that content. But as long as South African users pay their monthly fees, their

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The department of basic education has issued a circular stating that two school subjects, namely computer applications technology and IT, be limited to Microsoft Office and the Delphi programming language respectively. The move has outraged open-source advocates

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With a credit card, a broadband connection, some (usually) simple instructions, and using one or more of a selection of clever applications or browser plug-ins, South Africans can subscribe to US video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu and

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