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How Secure Are Your Emails?
Emails are hacked every single day, from Gmail and Yahoo to private corporate email servers, with the right know-how and a bit of luck hackers can and will gain access to email accounts. With that being said there are some email accounts that offer better protection than others. For... Read more
Chrome Versus IE 10

Chrome Versus IE 10

InternetNews September 11, 2012

The browser wars have been going on for how long now? Back in the day – sometime in the early 90s, Netscape’s Navigator was the dominant browser . Then came Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which eroded the influence and market share of Navigator in the late 90s. Thus the concept... Read more
Top Tips For Keeping Your Passwords Safe
Not a day goes by when we don’t hear about yet another website being hacked and personal passwords being culled by hackers, only to be released online for the masses to view. Because password security has become such a major issue we have created some top tips for keeping... Read more
How Malware is evolving

How Malware is evolving

Internet September 10, 2012

Malware was once technology that was relegated to Windows operating systems and low-end open-source programs, however in 2012 the technology has involved into malicious code that can literally take down a nuclear power plant (Stuxnet) or go undetected for years (Flame). As Malware continues to grow into a force... Read more
What to Expect From Windows 8 [HINT: It’s the New Windows Vista]
Windows 8 has been hyped to high heavens and beyond for a while now. Whether or not the operating system lives up to the hype, we are yet to find out. Opinions vary, naturally, but there is one thing every camp can agree on: Windows 8 is the biggest... Read more
Will The Paralympics Become The Super Olympics?
Much has been said and written about South Africa’s Oscar Pistorious. He participated in the 2012 London Olympics as a sprinter along with many others. What sets him apart from the rest is that both his legs were amputated due to a deformity shortly after he was born. In... Read more
London 2012 Olympics: A Truly Digital Event
With the athletes on Twitter, live online streaming of the games, several apps related to the games, blogs, memes and YouTube videos related to the Olympics, the 2012 Olympics were by far the most digital Olympics in the history of the world. In fact, the International Olympics Committee (IOC)... Read more
Whose Tweet Is It Anyway?
Using ghostwriters for autobiographies has been a common trend among many celebrities for many decades. However, using ghostwriters for social media is relatively new, and for many it is hard to swallow. Celebrities use social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to stay in touch with... Read more
Never Get Lost Again! Google Maps Indoors Has Arrived
Most consumers know that Google Maps is the go-to mobile application for finding their way around town and through city streets. Since Google Maps can help a consumer find their way to a local restaurant with turn-by-turn instructions and even reroute from traffic or construction, it was no wonder... Read more
Is Mobile Banking Secure?
These days you can do just about anything from your mobile phone. Email, text, make phone calls and even do banking all from one device. Thanks to the introduction of the iPhone and its unlimited amount of applications, more consumers are turning to the use of mobile banking, but... Read more
What Happened to HP?

What Happened to HP?

Internet August 31, 2012

Back in the day, Hewlett Packard was the best known computer on the market and other computer makers strived to be exactly like them. Up until 2000, HP was certainly one of the leaders, but with the rise of Apple and other computer companies, HP started to rapidly decline.... Read more
Why Is Everyone Jumping Ship From Facebook?
In the past few months Facebook has seen many senior and important staff members resign. Bret taylor, Carl Sjogreen, Ben Blumenfeld, Ethan Beard, Katie Mitic and Jonathan Matus have left the company one after the other. Seemingly, they have all parted ways on good terms and their announcements on... Read more
The Coolest Apps Of 2012
The year 2012 is about to enter its fourth quarter. By the time you will be reading this, it would already be September 2012 and if we have judged you correctly, you would already be looking for new apps to download. So we have gone ahead and compiled a... Read more
The Best Of Online TV
Online TV allows you the freedom to watch all your favourite shows, current or old, at your convenience. The best sites allow you to search for any show, from the latest hit sitcom to the almost-forgotten classics. These sites are the cream of the crop: 1. Amazon Instant Video... Read more
What’s The Next Instagram?
Since Facebook’s purchase of Instagram for $1 billion, speculation over the next billion-dollar tech company is increasingly at the heart of evaluating tech startups. Social networking and mobile apps create value by solving problems that address fulfilling human social needs, and many tech startups focus in these two arenas.... Read more
Watching Rio 2016

Watching Rio 2016

Internet August 24, 2012

Thanks to emerging technology, watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio is sure to be much different from the 2012 events in London. People are going to have more viewing options available to them, such as the ability to view televised events from multiple devices, in a more interactive way,... Read more
Will Virtual Credit Cards Work?
With the advances in smart chips on the market today, it is easy to imagine a world without cash or credit cards; a simplified world where people carry only their Smart Phones to fulfill all their communication needs, identification and purchase demands. Cash, driver’s licenses and credit cards would... Read more
The Most Stolen Gadgets of 2012
Today, electronic gadgets play a central role in the way that you work, play, communicate and stay organized. Unfortunately, in 2012, more electronics are stolen than any other type of property, including cash. Apple’s iPhones and iPads top the list of lifted gadgets, but other brands of smartphones and... Read more