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Afrihost offers ADSL for R1 until end of August 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 12:38
r1-offerA message from Afrihost to current users: My partners and I were brainstorming over a beer the other day and we had a thought: What if anyone who wanted to try out any of our ADSL products could... For only R1,00?

iPad as a daily business tool

Monday, 25 July 2011 19:19

ipad-appsAbout 6 weeks ago, I bought myself an Apple iPad 2 and to be very honest I love the device. What I find extremely interesting - and this I'm sure goes for everyone who has the iPad - is every time you see another iPad enabled person, the first thing you ask is, "What applications do you use?". Let's start looking at why and what makes the iPad a clever and useful tool for day to day business.


Mobile sites are becoming a necessity

Monday, 25 July 2011 13:49

mobile-webFast-growing, Internet marketing and SEO firm, Best Rank, Inc. (, recently conducted research on top-rated mobile websites and collected some important points regarding the significance of businesses implementing mobile sites in 2011.


The future through a lens

Friday, 22 July 2011 08:13
lytroWhen the first digital cameras became available on the commercial market in the early 90s, it was as if we had been thrown into the future, where you could actually see the image before you develop it! Now, they're everywhere you turn and getting fancier and fancier. Why, Olympus has just released its new PEN E-PL2 lightweight compact camera which functions more like a DSLR than a point and shoot, with interchangeable lenses and all. But, on top of the advances in the field of digital cameras, there is an all-new breed of cameras being born that pledge to revolutionise the way we take pictures.

Ethekwini Revenue Clearance Submissions

Monday, 18 July 2011 18:43

ethekwiniElectronic applications are now 80% of all the applications coming into the eThekwini Municipality, this time last year these stood at 50% - a great improvement says Saras Kannie and Devan Shukla of the eThekwini Municipality Revenue Clearance Department.


Understanding styles

Monday, 18 July 2011 22:17
word_gabWhat's a style and why would I want one? Few of us would create a document in which every paragraph looked the same. We use structural elements (such as a title, headings, sub-headings, or captions to pictures) to help our readers make sense of our documents.
Read more at Shauna Kelly's MS Word site...

Best broadband speeds in SA: Latest Net Index stats

Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00
how_fast_is_internetOokla's Net Index sheds light on how South African broadband providers compare on download and upload speed. is the de-facto standard for testing broadband speeds, and the company's Net Index is using these statistics to compare countries and service providers based on download speed, upload speed, latency and connection quality.
Read more at the My Broadband web site...

Feedback from the Lex Informatica 2011 ICT conference

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:05

lexinformatica_smLex Informatica - "Where the Law and ICT meet" conference was held at the Burgers Park Hotel in Pretoria on the 29th and 30th June 2011. In total there were 18 different speakers discussing topics that ranged from Cyber Forensics to IT Governance Risk and Compliance.


Hosted PBX bottom-line benefits go beyond price

Monday, 11 July 2011 00:00
dupontMany businesses that have opted for hosted PBX solutions in an effort to reduce their telecommunications costs are experiencing some unexpected benefits which have little to do with reductions in capital and operational expenditure.

Rugby Geniuses - Humour

Monday, 11 July 2011 00:00
rugbyJono Gibbs, Chiefs - "Nobody in Rugby should be called a genius.. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

Mimecast announces support for Microsoft Office 365 to extend business benefits and facilitate migration processes

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 05:34
mimecast_logoMimecast®, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security for Microsoft Exchange, has announced that it has a full suite of value added cloud services for Office 365, Microsoft's latest email offering, which was launched recently.

Shortcut key of the week

Monday, 08 August 2011 00:00

computer_key-smallWe start off with the basic quick keys, which control most of the Windows functions.


New FICA Compliance Module in LegalSuite

Monday, 25 July 2011 17:11
ls_logoAs a result of the changes to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 (Amendment Act 11 of 2008) with effect from 1 March 2011 all South African practicing attorneys are now included in the compliance requirements of the act as "Accountable Institutions".

Target age groups for lawyers and law firms are reading blogs and using social networks

Monday, 25 July 2011 11:36
blogAccording to the latest Pew Survey, there is little question that the target audience lawyers and lawyers are trying to reach are reading blogs and using social networking sites. About 35% of Generation X (age 34 to 45) read blogs About 28% of Younger Boomers (age 46 to 55) read...
Read more at LexBlog...

The ‘Legal Practitioner's Handbook on Costs' Costs Survey (SA) : 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 07:22
practitioners_guide_to_costsIt is a little known fact, but even legal costs consultants are often shocked by the costs incurred at the expense of litigants. On occasion, the legal costs incurred towards resolving a controversy is closer to an abomination than actual relief sought, and it seems that many practitioners do not consider two basic principles of the office they hold, being:

4 Useful iPad Tricks You May Still Not Know About

Friday, 15 July 2011 11:19
ipad2The iPad is a pretty nifty thing. If you believe the true enthusiasts, there's nothing you really can't do with an iPad. We all know that if iOS apps were an ocean, we would all be long drowned. This is not even considering the fact that some iOS devices are jailbroken. So we all know there are lots of very cool apps out there, and if you're willing to pay a few dollars for some once in a while, you and your iPad can have the world at your fingertips! (well, almost). But even without downloading anything at all, there are some pretty handy things hidden in the iPad.
Read more at Make Use Of....

The Blackberry PlayBook – first (& personal) impressions

Monday, 18 July 2011 22:01
playbookSo I have got my hands on one of the new Blackberry PlayBooks - although I have to confess I didn't buy it, I've got it on loan from a friendly techie who had been evaluating for software development purposes but then grew bored/frustrated with its capabilities and put it back in the toy cupboard. Written by Charles Christian of The Orange Rag - Read his article at The Orange Rag.

Pull a PC prank on your colleagues

Friday, 15 July 2011 11:34
screen_rotateOn your colleague's PC, hold "Ctrl Alt" and the Right Arrow. The display should rotate 90 degrees to the right. It's quickly restored to the correct orientation with "Ctrl Alt" and Up Arrow. It does not work on all computers. Taken from the CellC Magazine -

How To Diagnose Formatting Problems In Word Documents

Monday, 11 July 2011 20:10
formatingHave you ever had a joint submission due in court (or some other document you were collaborating with another attorney on) and gotten a draft Microsoft Word document from your co-counsel that was an absolute train wreck? I'm not talking about legal arguments, but formatting that looks like someone's two-year-old typed it.
Read more at Legal Practice Pro....

Asus unveils the Padfone

Monday, 11 July 2011 00:00
padphoneAs the popularity of tablet PCs continue to boom, netbook sales are flagging. Now Asus, the company that brought us the first netbook way back in 2007, is fighting back with a new device. The company has unveiled a new gadget which they say is ‘designed to enable the convergence between two other popular mobile devices: smartphones and tablets', allowing users to enjoy the benefits of both. The idea is not exactly new. Motorola has already tried something similar with its Atrix 4G phone and laptop dock.
Read more at MyDigitalLife web site...

SA's 6th Annual Cyber Law Conference

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 05:55
computerlawSA's 6th Annual Cyber Law Conference will be held on the 1st and 2nd of November 2011 at Vodaworld, Midrand. The venue is sponsored by Vodacom. The theme of the 6th edition of this thought provoking and insightful conference is "The Mobile Revolution".

Why the new Consumer Protection Act makes choosing the best supplier imperative

Tuesday, 05 July 2011 05:18

suppdexA number of surprises, being unintended consequences of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) have arisen, which will be explored in this and subsequent articles. Today I want to talk about why it is important to ensure the quality of your supplier is the best you can afford.

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