Browsing: Regardt van der Berg

Opinion
Fix your blasted website … please

As a techie, when I need something — anything — I turn to the Web. I do a quick search to find a service provider, or before engaging with one, to check out their services online. Often, I do a quick check on a company website

Opinion
Gmail’s Inbox app puts the fun back in e-mail

Love the company or hate it, Google has fundamentally changed the way we use the Internet. The company has set the standard for two of the Internet’s biggest drawcards, Web search and e-mail, for more than a decade. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down. This week, Google unveiled

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 113 – ‘Kalahot.com’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the merger of Takealot.com and Kalahari.com and what it means for South Africa’s e-commerce market. Also in this week’s podcast

Opinion
Passwords: you’re doing it wrong

Early in September, Google announced that around 5m Gmail usernames and passwords had been leaked. Although Google said less than 2% of those details “might have worked” due to the age of the data stolen, this is by no means

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 112 – ‘In demand’

In this week’s episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the launch of the Altech Node, the new video-on-demand and home automation set-top box. They also chat about the expanding

Opinion
There’s a new Cook in the kitchen

It’s a new era in Cupertino. Apple’s smartwatch, announced yesterday by CEO Tim Cook, represents a marked shift in strategy for a company over which founder and former CEO Steve Jobs still casts a big shadow. Apple’s two new smartphones

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 110 – ‘Probed’

In this analysis-packed episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the decision by President Jacob Zuma to direct the Special Investigating Unit to probe alleged corruption and maladministration

Opinion
BitTorrent Sync changes the game

Think BitTorrent and most people think piracy – an easy way to get music, movies and software on the Internet using the peer-to-peer protocol, which was founded in 2004 by San Francisco’s BitTorrent Inc. But BitTorrent is a hugely useful

Podcasts
TalkCentral: Ep 109 – ‘Radio, reinvented’

This episode of TalkCentral coincides with the fifth anniversary of TechCentral. But there’s little time for reminiscing as your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg dive into the highlights of a busy technology news week in South Africa

Opinion
We scam the Indian call centre scammers

At TechCentral, we get called on average at least once a week – sometimes far more often – by a friendly sounding Indian national warning us that our Windows computer is infected with a virus. The call, which originates from a call

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