Monthly Archives: June 2017

iPhone 5 still hugely popular in South Africa

admin/ June 29, 2017/ Software updates/ 0 comments

Apple’s iPhone turns 10 today, marking a decade of advancements in the smartphone industry. But while the iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 offer many improvements over older models, the iPhone 5 remains extremely popular in South Africa. Gumtree SA’s Head of Core Claire Cobbledick said the iPhone 5 – released in 2012 – is one of the most commonly searched

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Toshiba sues Western Digital for 1billion-Toshiba misses self-imposed deadline for chip unit sale

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) has pushed back its timeline to clinch a sale of its prized flash memory chip unit, saying the $18 billion deal was being held up due to differences of opinion within the consortium chosen as preferred bidder. The delay came as the conglomerate sued its chip business partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) for interfering in the

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Facebook hits two billion users but criticised for not doing enough to remove terror-related content

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“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially two billion people,” founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted. The milestone comes just 13 years after the network was founded by Mr Zuckerberg when he was at Harvard. He famously dropped out of the university after launching the global social-networking website. The internet giant announced it had one billion

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Security researchers have discovered a vaccine for the huge wanacry cyber attack

admin/ June 28, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine. However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers. Experts are still unsure about the attack’s origins or its real purpose. Given that the ransom amount – $300 – was relatively

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Google pays $2.7Billion fine in E.U. over manipulated search results

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

The penalty, of 2.4 billion euros, highlights the aggressive stance that European officials have taken in regulating many of the world’s largest technology companies, going significantly further than their American counterparts. By levying the fine against Google — more than double the previous largest penalty in this type of antitrust case — Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s antitrust chief, also

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27/6/2017 Ukraine cyber attack

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Ukraine’s national bank, state power company and largest airport are among the targets of a huge cyber attack on government infrastructure. Rozenko Pavlo, the deputy Prime Minister, said he and other members of the cabinet were unable to access their computers. He tweeted an image of his PC displaying a message claiming a disk “contains errors and needs to be

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the technology in 2018 Mercedes benz

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

Imagine a vehicle that can stop if you have a medical emergency, or communicates with other cars about nearby road hazards. We are test driving a car that can do all that — it’s the brand new Mercedes Benz E class coupe. It’s still the number one luxury brand in America. Dealers are often sold out of the most popular

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Tech giants team up [Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft]

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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft have created a joint forum to counter terrorism following years of criticisms that the technology corporations have failed to block violent extremists and propaganda on their platforms. The Silicon Valley companies announced the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism on Monday, saying the collaboration would focus on technological solutions, research and partnerships with governments and

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Amazon’s delivery drone house [It looks like a beehive]

admin/ June 27, 2017/ Software updates, Technology gossip/ 0 comments

If Amazon has its way, cities around the US will have vertical drone centers shaped like giant beehives in the middle of downtown districts, allowing the online retailer to coordinate speedy deliveries by unmanned aircrafts. The company has filed for a patent for “multi-level fulfillment centers” that would accommodate the landing and takeoff of drones in dense urban settings, the

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