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Movie streaming platforms

Netflix vs Hulu: Which streaming platform is the best?

Which streaming platform is better between Netflix and Hulu? Here’s our take. Read More
Google augmented reality

How to use Google Augmented Reality on your device

Augmented Reality lets you interact with digital content in the real world. Here’s how you can use this Google feature on your smart device. Read More
REvil ransomware

REvil group reportedly rebrands to BlackMatter: What we know

Rumour has it REvil is back with a different name, BlackMatter. Read More
Amazon Key

Amazon has a ‘key’ to thousands of apartments in the US – what we know

Amazon reportedly wants a ‘key’ to your business or garage of your home for easy delivery. Here’s what we know. Read More
YouTube Shorts TikTok

YouTube Shorts, TikTok – which one is the best?

Short videos have become a terrific part of content creation. Here’s a comparison between YouTube Shorts and TikTok. Read More
LinkedIn scraped data

“To be clear, scraping isn’t always bad” – LinkedIn on scraped data

LinkedIn informs members of scraped data, warns them of information they’re making available on the platform. Read More
Olympics 2021

Olympics 2021: YouTube has partnered with broadcasters around the world to bring Tokyo to you

YouTube is bringing Tokyo straight to your screens! Read More
Facebook e-course

Facebook launches Community Standards e-course – what we know

The Facebook e-course will help you avoid violations that could fumble with your monetisation opportunities. Read More
REvil ransomware attack

REvil ransomware attack: Kaseya obtains decryptor key

Kaseya says they have teams actively helping customers affected by the ransomware to restore their environments. Read More
Wearable fitness trackers

Top five wearable fitness trackers

Fitness trackers can offer you guidance on how hard you should be pushing yourself. Read More
Instagram

Instagram introduces Sensitive Content Control feature

You will now have control over how much sensitive content appears in Explore. Read More
Digital skills

Five digital skills you will need in the next five years

Here are some digital skills you might need to secure a job in the next five years. Read More
Apple offices

Apple delays return to offices due to COVID-19

Apple will delay returning to offices by at least a month due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Read More
Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa may have been ‘hacked’ – What we know

A recent report by Amnesty International revealed Cyril Ramaphosa and 14 other leaders may have been “hacked”. Read More
Joe Biden

Joe Biden withdraws claims Facebook is ‘killing people’ [video]

Biden explains what he meant by the statement. Read More
Google Chrome

Google adds more privacy features in Chrome

The updated safety controls will make it easier to keep track of which site has permission to what information. Read More
twitter verified

How to get verified on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Here’s how you can get the blue tick badge next to your name on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Read More
Clippy

Microsoft is bringing back Clippy in Office

Microsoft is redesigning its emoji set and it seems like Clippy will come back to replace the paper clip emoji. Read More
YouTube streamers

YouTube adds three new features for gaming creators and live-streamers

YouTube adds three new features to make interacting with your live audience as a streamer easier. Read More
Windows 365

Windows 365: Microsoft unveils cloud-based office suite

Windows 365 will let you stream to any device. Read More
Twitter Fleets

Twitter Fleets is shutting down – what we know

It seems like we won’t see the Fleets ever again. Here’s why. Read More
Facebook satellite

Facebook satellite team joins Amazon – what we know

The acquired team will be working on Project Kuiper. Read More
Apple Pay

Apple Pay: Apple reportedly working on “buy now, pay later” feature

You may be able to purchase on tab even if you don’t have Apple Card. Read More
Instagram

Instagram launches Security Checkup – what we know

Have you ever been hacked before? This new Security Checkup might put you at ease. Read More
REvil

REvil: Ransomware group websites become unreachable

It is not clear if this is another move to draw attention or they have backed down. Read More
Amazon radar sensor

Amazon radar sensor given green light to monitor sleep

The US FCC has approved Amazon’s plan to use radar sensors on its devices to monitor sleep. Read More
Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai: Google CEO warns of threats to internet freedom

According to BBC, Pichai says many countries are restricting the flow of information, and the model is often taken for granted. Read More
Microsoft RiskIQ

Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm RiskIQ – what we know

Microsoft has reportedly agreed to pay more than R7 billion for the security software provider. Read More
iPad Mini

iPad Mini: Redesigned model to launch soon – what we know

According to Bloomberg, the long-anticipated iPad Mini update will have a smaller bezel and possibly remove the home button. Read More
Joe Biden

Joe Biden to sign order to crack down big tech – what we know

Biden is concerned big tech have obtained outsize market power and wants agencies that approve mergers to pay close attention to them. Read More
LGBTQ WeChat

WeChat deleted accounts of student LGBTQ groups in China

At least two student LGBTQ groups have issued statements in response to their WeChat accounts being removed. Read More
Microsoft

Microsoft is gifting their employees R21,5k pandemic bonus

Microsoft has 175,508 employees worldwide and most employees who are non-executives are eligible. Read More
#TikTokResume

#TikTokResume: You can now apply for a job through TikTok

Looking for a job? Young content creators can now submit resumes to brands they want to work for, through TikTok. Read More
Google lawsuit

Google faces antitrust lawsuit over Google Play fees – here’s what happened

Google is currently embroiled in a cluster of lawsuits, which include an antitrust lawsuit by 36 states. Here’s what happened. Read More
Trump

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google to restore his social media accounts

The former president of the US has been suspended from social media since the Capitol riots. Read More
KPMG

KPMG: SA tech startups recognised as innovators

South African tech start-ups, Khula! and Ukheshe claimed victory at prestigious KPMG Global Tech Innovator launch. Read More
Privacy laws

Google, Facebook threaten to quit Hong Kong over new privacy laws

Asia Internet Coalition, which includes Google and Facebook threaten to cease operations in Hong Kong. Read More
GB WhatsApp

GB WhatsApp: Everything we know about this ‘clone’ app

GB WhatsApp is a cloned version of WhatsApp and many people have been using it. Here’s how it differs from the official app. Read More
Tiktok

TikTok: the company algorithm and AI tech are now up for sale

Tiktok’s parent company, ByteDance, has started selling its AI to other companies. Read More
Ransomware attack

Kaseya ransomware attack – what you need to know

The Kaseya ransomware attack has affected over 1 000 companies in the world, Read More
Jeff bezos

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO – what’s next for him?

Bezos steps down from the company after 27 years he founded it. Read More
Windows 11

Windows 11 will leave out a lot of PCs behind – here are requirements

It seems a lot of people will just have to buy new PCs. Read More
Google APK

Google is phasing out APKs on the Play Store – what does this mean?

Developers will now have to use Android App Bundles, a new format that Google launched in 2018. Read More
Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is now free for all SAns under 25

Your South African ID can get you a free premium MS Office 365 account. Here’s how. Read More
Tiktok

Tiktok removes over seven million underage users

Tiktok has removed more than seven million suspected underage users over the first quarter of this year. Read More
Microsoft, google

Microsoft, Google end 6-year-old cease-fire in legal battles

After six years Microsoft and Google made a pact to end a legal battle, the two tech giants have decided not to renew their pact. Read More
Tech innovations

Five popular tech innovations in 2021

The pandemic proved that technology is taking over the world. Here are five popular technology trends in 2021. Read More
Netflix

Netflix launches new mobile plan – what you need to know

You can now watch Netflix on your mobile at a lower cost with the new mobile-only plan. Here’s what you need to know about it. Read More
Google

Google faces fines in Russia – here’s what happened

Russia fined Google, Facebook, Telegram, and Twitter after failing to remove prohibited information. Read More
youtube china

YouTube removes videos documenting alleged human rights abuse in China

YouTube removed videos of alleged human rights violations in China, filmed by an activist group. Read More
John McAfee

John McAfee was not suicidal, widow says

The widow of the tech wiz said McAfee was not suicidal, recalling the last time she spoke to him. Read More
Windows 11

Windows 11 has finally launched – what you need to know

It’s official! Microsoft will be releasing Windows 11 later this year. I guess it’s goodbye to Windows 10. Read More
John McAfee

John McAfee: Tech wiz found dead in a prison cell

It is believed that John McAfee committed suicide. He was found hanging in a Barcelona prison cell just before his extradition to the US. Read More
jeremy ord dimension data

Dimension Data chair Jeremy Ord resigns amid court case

Dimension Data chair and four other executives resign amid unequal remuneration court case. Read More
Windows 11 leaked

Windows 11 leaked – here’s what it looks like

Windows 11 leaked ahead Microsoft’s virtual launch. Read More
internet shutdown

Internet shutdown: Major websites are not loading, here’s why

The internet shutdown was felt around the world. Here’s what may have caused it. Read More
jeff bezos space

Watch live: Jeff Bezos lifts off to space in first-ever human flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch out of planet Earth with his brother in the world’s first-ever crewed flight to space. Read More
twitter ban nigeria

Nigeria joins North Korea, China in banning Twitter

Nigeria joins a list of authoritarian regimes that have an indefinite ban placed on Twitter. Read More
apple china coronavirus

Apple reveal new purple iPhone including a range of new gadgets

Apple gets fans excited over new purple iPhone and other colourful and improved gadgets set to release soon! Read More
mars nasa helicopter

Ingenuity: NASA flies first helicopter on Mars [video]

NASA successfully commissioned the controlled flight of a small helicopter on Mars, a planet with an atmosphere so thin, it accounts for 1% of Earth’s density. Read More
multichoice

Multichoice wages subscription war with Netflix

Multichoice wants to take on Netflix and its plan is investing in local content to increase its subscription base. Read More
whatsapp privacy policy

Facebook SA clarifies WhatsApp ‘privacy’ scare

WhatsApp won’t see your messages or listen in to your calls, Facebook SA confirms. Read More
gab

Gab becomes new home for far-right extremists

Gab.com is growing faster by the day, as more extremists look for a new home. Read More
parler app

Parler: Tech giants cancel US social media app

Parler CEO John Matze says they are trying to move to a new provider: “We have many competing for our business.” Read More
whatsapp update

WhatsApp privacy update: Five important things you need to know

WhatsApp will share more of your personal information from February and you have no choice. Read More
tiktok

TikTok faces lawsuit from 12-year-old UK girl

TikTok is in hot water for allegedly misusing children’s data and wearing the cape of justice is a 12-year-old girl from the UK. Read More
amazon prime dstv

Here’s how much you’ll pay to watch Amazon Prime on DStv

Amazon Prime Video can now be accessed on DStv at the touch of a button. Read More
gmail youtube

Gmail, YouTube hit with global blackout

YouTube, Gmail and other Google products have returned to service after a reported global outage. But, what caused the blackout? Read More
astronomical observatory

SA’s Astronomical Observatory declared a heritage site

The Astronomical Observatory, situated in Cape Town, is now a national heritage site. Read More
netflix sabc

SABC wants Netflix users to pay TV licence fees

SABC is gunning for users of streaming services – irrespective of where they access content – to pay TV licence fees. Read More
apple event south africa

Apple Event: How to watch it live in South Africa [video]

The #AppleEvent is a few hours away. Here’s how you can watch it live in South Africa. Read More
wwdc 2020

WWDC 2020: How to watch Apple’s keynote event in South Africa [video]

Apple’s much-anticipated keynote event #WWDC2020 takes place tonight and if you are in South Africa, this is how you can tune in. Read More
twitter audio tweets

Twitter audio tweets: You will soon be able to really speak your mind

It’s still Twitter but instead of catfish profiles, we will hear the voices behind them. Read More
facebook

This new Facebook feature will save you from cancel culture

Don’t wait until it’s too late to remove old, embarrassing posts. Thankfully, Facebook has a feature to delete bulk posts in one click. Read More
google incog

Incog, my a** – Google hit with $5bn lawsuit for tracking private searches

Google could be forced to fork out R85.1 billion if a court finds that it was unlawfully collecting data from incog searches. Read More
google dark mode

Google dark mode: Use this method to save your eyesight

Google goes dark. Use this guide to activate dark mode on Windows, MacOS and Android. Read More
google play music

The end of Google Play Music: How to save your uploaded MP3 songs

Google Play Music is being discontinued. Save your uploaded MP3 songs while you still can by using these two methods. Read More
iphone 12 pro

iPhone 12 Pro: New details have been leaked [video]

The iPhone 12 Pro will reportedly come with improved low-light photography and a 120Hz ProMotion display. Read More
microsoft teams phishing

Microsoft Teams: Protect your account from these phishing scams

Microsoft Teams is the target of these vicious phishing scams. Read More
instagram food orders

Must be nice: Instagram rolls out food orders feature in these countries

Mark Zuckerberg has done it yet again. Instagram now allows businesses to set up food orders on the platform. Read More
facebook live

Facebook Live: Artists will be able to charge viewers for online events

Facebook Live will allow artists the opportunity to monetize online concert events. Read More
netflix showmax amazon prime video prices

Comparing Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Showmax 2020 prices in SA

You could have Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions and still be paying a third of a DStv Premium package. Read More
netflix android screen lock

Netflix: Android gets screen lock button to curb accidental touches

Android users can thank Netflix for being so thoughtful. It really be the little things. Read More
whatsapp zoom

WhatsApp rivals Zoom with upcoming video conference feature

WhatsApp is reportedly in the process of releasing a new update with enhanced video conferencing features. Read More
covid-19 fake news

COVID-19 in SA: Govt launches hi-tech platform to monitor fake news

Fake news is the greatest threat to our efforts in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Read More
zoom

Zoom meetings: How to set up the perfect lighting at home

Maintain a professional look at home with these natural lighting techniques for video conferencing. Read More
youtube shorts tiktok

YouTube Shorts: Streaming giant takes on TikTok with upcoming feature

YouTube is said to be coming up with a feature that will challenge TikTok. Read More
covid-19 test

Take this COVID-19 test to assess your risk of infection

This COVID-19 test, developed by a Nigerian ICT business, is a way to self diagnose and seek coronavirus treatment early. Read More
whatsapp covid-19

WhatsApp: Get COVID-19 information instantly on your phone

Get daily updates on COVID-19 from the World Health Organisation, straight on your WhatsApp. Here’s how you can activate this cool feature: Read More
iphone apple coronavirus smartphones

Coronavirus: Apple issues tips on how to disinfect your iPhone

Based on Screen Time data, iPhone users touch their devices at least 58 times a day. This may not bode well in the era of #coronavirus Read More
coronavirus 5G

Conspiracy theorists pin coronavirus outbreak on 5G technology

Conspiracy theorists claim that 5G has a lot to do with the advent of coronavirus. Read More
apple china coronavirus

Coronavirus in China: Apple reopens its stores after one-month shutdown

It is business as usual in China as Apple reopened all 44 of its stores in the region, on Friday. Read More
twitter fleets

Twitter Fleets: Everything we know about this new ‘Stories’ feature

Twitter Fleets sure is catchy but the tweetverse is not here for another ‘Stories’ platform. Read More
whatsapp version 2.19.120 update

WhatsApp updates: These are the latest features for Android and iOS users

#WhatsApp has some cool features that came with the new update. Read More
huawei flagship store in menlyn shopping centre

Huawei opens its first flagship store in South Africa [photo]

A big statement made by Huawei that is sure to worry Samsung and Apple South Africa. Read More
instagram down facebook a woman holding a phone

Are Instagram and Facebook down? Users complain about app outages

Instagram is down in most parts of the world and no one seems to know why. Not even Facebook. Read More
motorolla razr

Motorolla RAZR: Lenovo folds time to bring back reimagined classic phone

A zap back to the future as Motorolla prepares to roll-out the classic RAZR smartphone. Read More

Gaming

Android 12

Android 12 will allow you to play games while downloading – what we know

You don’t need to wait for your game to finish downloading anymore! Read More
fifa 22 release

FIFA 22 reveal: Features, release date, price, how to buy [video]

The FIFA 22 official trailer is finally here. Here’s everything we know about this year’s release. Read More
ps5 games

PS5 games releasing in June 2021

June will see a large selection of new PS5 games added to the console’s library. Here’s the full list: Read More
fifa fut birthday lucas moura

FIFA 21: Everything you need to know about this year’s FUT Birthday

FIFA 21 FUT Birthday reportedly starts tonight. Here’s everything you need to know. Read More
ps5 console price

PS5 price leak: Here’s how much a console could cost in SA

It seems, the PS5 prices have been leaked. Here’s what we know. Read More
colin kaepernick character on madden 21

Colin Kaepernick returns as free-agent QB on Madden 21

Colin Kaepernick returns to #Madden21 as a free agent QB with an OVR of 81. Read More
agent 47 from the epic games title Hitman

Epic Games releases PC titles you can download for free

Hitman, this Epic Games classic is available for free download on PC until Thursday. Here are more free PC titles you can get for R0.00 right now. Read More
epic games free pc games

Freebie geeks: These three Epic Games are free to play this week

Cheapies, you still have time to enjoy these #EpicGames top picks for free. Read More
free pc games

Free PC games: You can now play these three Ubisoft classics

Ubisoft is giving avid gamers one last chance to get their sweaty palms on these free PC games. Read More
travis scott fortnite astronomical

Travis Scott teams up with Fortnite for ‘Astronomical’ tour

Travis Scott will premiere his brand new track on Fortnite this week. Here’s everything you need to know about #Astronomical Read More
fortnite

Fortnite: Epic Games announces delay to new season

Fortnite’s new season has been delayed until at least June, the game’s developers confirmed. Read More

Stadia Pro: Google gifts gamers with two months free access

Stadia is Google’s cloud-based gaming platform and users can now enjoy its premium features for free. Read More
modern warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 3 comes with these updates

Here’s everything you need to know about Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare Season 3. Read More
ps5 controller playstation 5 release date

PlayStation describes PS5 DualSense controller as ‘a generational leap’

This PS5 controller offers insight into the next generation of PlayStation. Read More
cartoon network gamebox

Cartoon Network dishes out these free games for kids

Cartoon Network has rolled out a new gaming app for the kids. Absolutely free with no in-app purchases. Read More
cassper nyovest trevor noah fifa 20

Cassper Nyovest vs Trevor Noah: Watch the FIFA 20 match live [video]

Nyovest will want to redeem himself against Trevor Noah after Ochocincio’s lashing. #CassperStayAtHomeGames Read More
call of duty modern warfare 2 remastered

Modern Warfare 2: Is the Call of Duty remaster dropping on Tuesday?

The clock has ticked past the leaked release date of #ModernWarfare2Remastered and all we wanna know is: does it come with multiplayer mode? Read More
cassper nyovest fifa 20

Watch live: Cassper Nyovest takes on SA celebs on FIFA 20 [video]

This could be an epic way to settle the debate about AKA vs Cassper Nyovest. Read More
PS5 playstation

PS5 fans left deflated: No hardware reveal but here’s what we know

The PS5 console already has an edge over the Xbox Series X in tech specs. This is what can be expected from Sony’s next gen console. Read More
travis scott fortnite

Travis Scott skin coming to Fortnite: Here’s what we know

Travis Scott skin in Fortnite? It looks very possible. Read More
playstation 2 ps2 console

PS2 anniversary: 10 best PlayStation 2 games of all time

#PS2 is the most iconic PlayStation console in history. These 10 classic games will forever be timeless. Read More
cricket through the ages apple arcade

Cricket Through the Ages: Try out this SA-developed game on Apple Arcade

Check out this SA-developed game on #AppleArcade Read More