Seven films to watch on Showmax this March

March sees some excellent films land on Showmax – perfect for a night in or a movie marathon session at the weekend on the couch. Here are just a handful of them guaranteed to entertain subscribers. Jack Reacher When the police arrest lone sniper James Barr for gunning down five people, they think they have […]

Brand new shows on Showmax this month Part 2

This month Showmax has some decidedly tasty new additions to its ever-growing catalogue of shows. Whether you’re in the mood for drama, comedy, thrillers, or something in between, February’s new additions will fit the bill. Killjoys If you’re one of the many folk who have missed the sci-fi shenanigans from the ne’er-do-wells in Firefly, Killjoys […]

The five most binge-watched shows on Showmax

Wondering what South Africans are addicted to on Showmax? We got a sneak peek into some of the most binge-watched shows over the last few months. It’s an interesting bunch, from HBO’s award-winning Big Little Lies to Showmax’s First Original, Tali’s Wedding Diary, and there’s comedy, drama and home-grown classics in the mix. Big Little […]

Wait less and do more with Intel Optane SSDs

Solid state drives (SSDs) are an essential component of any computer system today, because their memory chips are just so much faster than the spinning metal discs of the still current mechanical drives (HDDs). Ridiculously so, in fact: with entry-level SSDs sporting read and write speeds over five times faster than even the fastest mechanical […]

Rugged smartphones and tablets: Built for life on the move

Our obsession with making smart devices as thin and lightweight as possible has had the unnerving consequence of making many of our high-tech gadgets rather fragile. While many users are rather careful when using their smartphones, accidents do happen, especially in more robust environments, leaving one with the bitter pill of high repair costs – […]

New Wifi Vulnerabilities Discovered

In October 2017, researcher Mathy Vanhoef found fundamental design flaws in WPA2, a standard Wifi encryption protocol. The flaw could lead to penetration of wireless networks and an attacker wouldn’t even need to know your password. Named ‘Krack’, this technique can be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users. Based on […]

Small, sleek and versatile – the ASUS VivoMini UN45 Mini PC

The VivoMini UN45 mini PC from ASUS is an excellent example of a versatile barebones PC packed into an impressively small and affordable package. The main benefits of its design are its compact size, low cost, low power consumption, silent operation, and low cost. It’s also quite a looker, sporting the gorgeous Zen-inspired concentric circle/brushed […]

Five things to look at when buying your first laptop

At first glance buying a notebook can be a daunting experience. While the enthusiasts love nothing more than talking about gigahertz and storage and resolutions, many folks really just want to know whether the notebook they’re about to spend oodles of money on is the right one for them. With that in mind here are […]

Neutralise home network attacks and risks with your router

We are all becoming more aware of hackers being able to access and share people’s private photos/videos/work data as well as financial information, and how having your precious information stolen can cost you dearly in monetary and reputation terms, or in the case of social media impersonations, outright embarrassment. During your day-to-day browsing, you might […]

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