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Avanade — Helping Banks Go Digital

The banking industry is constantly under pressure when it comes to being innovative.This is because one innovative development has the ability to attract thousands of customers.To the contrary, lagging behind can also result in loss of customers. One way in which banks have managed to build and be innovative is through technology and various digital tools available.One firm involved in enabling the smarter digital bank is Avanade.


MTN Gives Us HD Voice

Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, or AMR-WB is a new technology that is set to dramatically change voice-calls in SA. MTN customers with a smart device may have noticed a marked improvement in phone call quality in the recent weeks. More commonly known as HD Voice, this technology is a patented speech audio coding standard  developed to improve the speech quality of calls made and to reduce background noise to deliver clearer audio. Even when a caller is...

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The Five Biggest Threats to Your Kids’ Internet Privacy

For the longest time we’ve been threatened with: “stop it, or it will go on your permanent record”. First, it was your teacher in school when you were being disorderly; in your adult-life, it is the laws of society that keep you from doing bad for fear of being incarcerated. In 2014, it is very difficult to not leave a digital trail, whether you are a child or a fully grown adult. From the moment you...

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Finally: A browser add-on that lets you copy and paste text out of images and memes

Ever ended up on those horrible sites where the text is saved as a JPEG, making selecting and copying text impossible? In comes the Project Naptha browser extension. Created by developer Kevin “Antimatter15” Kwok, Project Naptha is a complete text and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) suite, packed into a JavaScript browser extension. With the suite you can now use your mouse to select and convert (an image stored as an outline) into pixels that can be...


Amazon’s Rumored 3D Smartphone May Radically Change E-Commerce

Set to redefine e-commerce, Amazon’s rumoured 3D Smartphone may at first, seems gimmicky. A picture, recently leaked on the internet shows a smartphone that looks like any of the devices currently on the market. Possessing five cameras, the device has the typical front-facing camera for selfies and video messaging, plus four other cameras. The four additional cameras supposedly give the phone 3D capabilities that don’t require special glasses and are beyond anything yet seen on a Smartphone....


6 Can’t-Miss Apps: Sunrise Calendar for Android and More

We take a look at the 6 best apps for your Android and iOS devices. From apps that help you keep track of all your bookmarks, to Sunrise – a great iPhone calendar that is coming to Android. Slidely Capture allows users to remix their videos and photos into fun, shareable content and collages. Users start by selecting a video clip from their camera roll, and choosing the best still shots from the clips. After making...

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Your Private Facebook Friends List Isn’t Actually That Private

Turns out your there are just some things that you cannot hide on Facebook – your friends list is amongst some of them. Facebook allows users to set who their friend’s list is visible to, and you can do so by setting the list visibility to “Only Me”. The problem is that Facebook doesn’t actually limit your friends’ list visibility to only you; other users can still see some of your friends even if they can’t...

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Use Your Voice, To Control Windows 8

Say whatever you would click with the mouse, that’s the beauty of controlling Windows by voice. Make sure you have a PC with a microphone – the Windows Speech Recognition program can handle just about any kind of mike, even the one built into your laptop’s case. Start up your Speech Recognition program. If you are using this feature for the first time, all you need to do is open the Start screen; type speech and in the...


Tweet Writing

Yes, it is a thing. These days, people judge you by your character – all 140 of them. Write your tweets properly. The concision of the messages takes nothing away from their impact, so it may be a good idea to spend some time on perfecting your tweet writing. Clear; concise and brief – these are just some of the important characteristics found in a carefully constructed tweet. Clear and brief, seems pretty straightforward; Twitter only...

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Facebook’s Slingshot

Facebook has officially launched Slingshot for iOS and Android in the United States. Breaking the internet’s “1% Rule”, Slingshot is Facebook’s attempt to make everyone a creator. The “1% Rule” of Internet culture says only a tiny fraction of users create the content the majority of internet users consume. Slingshot is an app that allows friends to send you photos and videos, the catch however; you have to reply with you own before you can see...