Thumbs down for WhatsApp call quality

2015-08-26 10:55

Fin24 users are unhappy with WhatsApp’s voice feature despite the instant messaging app introducing a setting that minimises data usage.

How to make cheaper WhatsApp calls

2015-08-25 13:21

Instant messaging service WhatsApp now enables users to make cheaper voice calls on the service by actively lowering data usage.

This behaviour could make you a web troll

2015-08-24 10:30

Not all internet trolls are psychopaths who delight in the pain of others but they love to get a reaction from their victims, experts say.

Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through porn sites

2015-08-24 08:08

Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself.

Jacob Zuma tops Google politician charts

2015-08-20 12:10

Zuma is far ahead of Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane as the most searched for politician online in South Africa.

Google launches Wi-Fi router for home use

2015-08-19 14:34

Google has launched a Wi-Fi router, the latest move in the company's efforts to get ready for the connected home and draw more users to its services.

Internet movie 'drive-ins' come to Tshwane

2015-08-19 10:14

The city has launched a film streaming service that taps its free Wi-Fi hotspots project.

US to extend internet oversight role

2015-08-18 14:59

The US is extending its oversight of a body that controls part of the internet's structure, the department of commerce has said.

Government ICT spending to top R15bn

2015-08-18 13:05

Spending on technology is projected to surge as pressure mounts to meet national broadband goals, says a report.

Google reveals effectiveness of solar panels

2015-08-18 11:07

The search giant has had a good look at your roof, and can tell you if it is worth the investment to install solar energy panels.


HeroTel reveals SA Wi-Fi network strategy

2015-08-26 08:17

Alan Knott-Craig Jnr and his team have been working to build out an ambitious Wi-Fi access plan, which is set for launch in early 2016.

Knott-Craig to launch data-only network HeroTel

2015-08-25 08:10

The former head of iBurst and Mxit is launching a new data-only network to take on South Africa's big telecommunications players.

Streaming TV threatens SA broadcasters - expert

2015-08-24 09:07

Internet streaming is a serious competitive threat to broadcast television in South Africa, but the technology is hamstrung by cost challenges, says an analyst.

Internet bill an ‘onslaught’ against free speech

2015-08-20 13:53

A Fin24 user has questioned government’s real intentions behind pushing a controversial online regulation bill through cabinet.

Naspers launches Netflix competitor ShowMax

2015-08-19 16:48

Multinational media and internet company Naspers has launched its competitor to internet streaming service Netflix dubbed ShowMax.

SA hits one million domains

2015-08-19 11:31

The number of web domain names has surpassed the one million mark for the first time ever.

China arrests 15 000 cybercriminals

2015-08-18 21:31

Chinese police have arrested 15 000 for suspected cybercrimes as a special operation gets underway.

Mixed reaction to online censorship bill

2015-08-18 14:03

Fin24 users are divided on whether impending internet regulation in South Africa will be good or bad for the country.

Tshwane launches free Wi-Fi voice app

2015-08-18 12:00

The city is ramping up it internet offering with services intended to boost digital inclusion.

Flight attendant video breaks the internet

2015-08-18 07:57

A flight attendant's performance during a safety demonstration has taken over the internet, with multiple shares on social media and video sharing sites.

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