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Online retail enters a phase of sustained acceleration

Monday, 15 August 2011 19:14
wwworxOnline retail in South Africa has entered a phase of sustained acceleration, according to research recently released by World Wide Worx. The Online Retail in SA 2011 study shows that the total spent on online retail goods in South Africa in 2010 passed the R2-billion mark for the first time. It reached R2,028-billion, growing at 30% over the previous year.

Shortcut key of the week (2)

Monday, 08 August 2011 22:48

computer_key-smallThis week we are going to continue the obvious general windows shortcut keys and look at the Edit shortcut.


German Roll Top : The Laptop from the Future

Monday, 08 August 2011 11:07
rolltop-1The future of the laptop and the tablet PC has been rolled up into one. German designer Evgeny Orkin has developed a concept design for The Rolltop. The Roll top computer is constructed of a flexible OLED display that wraps around the removable power supply stand. Tucked into the power stand is a webcam, speaker sound bar, USB ports, and the power supply and power cord. 
Read More at Gadget World...

Research In Motion Introduces New BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:49

new-blackberry-bold-os7Waterloo, On - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry® smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 Operating System (OS). RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry® BoldTM models and three new BlackBerry® TorchTM models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry® 7 OS.


Using MS Word 2010 in Afrikaans

Monday, 01 August 2011 17:19
afrikaansTyping out an Afrikaans document in MS Word with your language and country settings set on English doesn't do much to improve your love for MS Word. The answer is to load the Afrikaans language pack and setup MS Word to be able to assist you in creating an "ordentlike dokument". Launches South Africa's First Broadband Deal Comparison Service

Monday, 01 August 2011 14:21

bandwidth_speedSouth Africa's first price comparison service for Broadband and Internet connectivity deals launched on 1 August 2011, following on from the launch of a non-profit broadband statistics website run by the team. features deals from all of South Africa's top twelve Internet service providers with the aim of simplifying the process of finding and purchasing appropriate Internet connection products for South Africans.


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.


Conveyancing 2011 Survey

Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:48
tipping_pointIt's back with some old and many new questions, the almost annual GhostDigest survey in which we find out how legal firms have adapted to the "new normal" vis-a-vis their relationship with estate agents, financial institutions and clients.
Link to the online survey setup by GhostDigest...

iPad App - How to beat "Not available to iTunes South Africa"

Monday, 08 August 2011 12:44
appstorenonsaTwo weeks ago I tried to download the most talked about application for dictation, by the industry leaders Nuance Communications. Only to find that the application is not available to the South African apps store - rather ridiculous as this is available for free and there should be no reason why it should not be available locally - so here is the way to get such "non-South African" apps.

LexisNexis in partnership with Law Credit launches Wi-Fi facility at Cape High Court

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:41

lexisnexisSouth Africa's leading knowledge provision company, LexisNexis (, in partnership with Law Credit, today announced that the Cape Town High Court will be equipped with Wi-Fi internet connectivity. The Wi-Fi installation will allow everyone visiting the court to access the internet via a wireless connection and legal professionals will be able to connect to their subscribed research platforms free of charge.


EFT's accepted at City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:40

rates-smallPlease note effective immediately - all application fees for City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (COT) can be paid via EFT.


State trip to Malawi - Humour

Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00
humourOn a visit to Malawi, at the airport Mr Zuma is met by the country's Minister of Harbours. All of a sudden Mr Zuma realizes that this is absurd, this country has no harbours as it is landlocked. He is very puzzled and decides to find out what the story is.

DStv launches View-on-demand service

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 22:10
boxoffice_bgDStv today announced the launch of BoxOffice, a Video-on-Demand service for South Africa. This service gives subscribers the opportunity to rent the latest Hollywood blockbusters from the comfort of their home. According to Imtiaz Patel, Group CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, "The BoxOffice service is a result of our continuous drive for innovation. The future of DStv relies on us offering simplicity and convenience to our subscribers in a changing world. Last year we introduced DStv On Demand and BoxOffice is the next step in the DStv product evolution."
Read more at the DSTV new site...

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....
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