Gauteng town councils struggle with data security
Both the City of Joburg and Ekhuruleni councils had their online bill-payment systems draw some unwanted attention, this past week. A security flaw made it possible for anybody to view an online invoice, placing personal details of accountholders in the public domain – something the upcoming POPI bill will attempt to clamp down on.
Try Uber for free, on us!
Fancy giving Uber a try ahead of its local launch? Great news – we’ve got a voucher code for 1 000 of our readers to try it out. The code is valid for two trips up to R200. If you’re in Jo’burg or Pretoria, give it a go and let us know what you think.
Toyota’s Dakar Hilux is built in our backyard
Toyota competes in the world’s biggest off-road race, the Dakar, with its Hilux. But did you know that the team is completely South African, and the car is built right here in Johannesburg? We took a look and studied the tech that it comes with.
PlayStation 4 headed to SA this December
At its press conference in Germany, at the Gamescom expo, Sony announced the launch date for its next-generation console. America gets it on the 15th of November, Europe on the 29th – and South Africa a mere week later on the 6th of December. Lucky for Sony, as Microsoft won’t bring the Xbox One to local shores until 2014.
Neotel launches fixed-wireless LTE solution
Struggling to get an ADSL line at home? Not keen on high-priced data from the local cellular providers? Neotel has you covered – well, if you live in the Joburg coverage zone for its new LTE product. Expect semi-uncapped access with a fair-use policy, and speeds up to 10Mbps.