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10 Quick Ways to Save Electricity

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ABSA? FNB? Go Phish!

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I don't think there has been a single South African bank that has not been targeted by one of these online phishing scams. I'd be afraid if I was an amateur internet user.

FNB Online banking email phishing scam




It's simple, don't click there - read up on it on Phishing on Wikipedia. Delete the mail. You have been warned.
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I got a free HP iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger for three months!

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It's on my other blog, for which I must apologise, but the content is still relevant to mydigitallife...

My review of the HP iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger.

In summary - on price to feature ratio it beats everything out there.
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ICT companies must not patent

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So ITWeb is running a story which reads like a marketing brochure for a legal firm. FUD and broad, open-ended statements abound. Boy oh boy did that raise my hackles, but my attempt to comment on the story bailed. So here is my rant:

Patents restrict and hurt innovation. They prevent the natural progression and evolution of ideas. So called "cross-licensing" is a modern form of extortion. Patents prevent developing economies from using the latest ideas and technology without paying exorbitant amounts of money to first world countries.

Software patents are evil (and illegal) too. As Paul Graham put it "We, as hackers, know the patent office is letting people patent the knives and forks of our world"

The only people who ever get any real value out of patents are lawyers.

And if my comments here are not enough to convince you, read this transcript of a speech by Richard Stallman on software patents.
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The Numbers that feed my Technology Addiction

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How Vodacom, MTN and iBurst punch (gaping) holes in your corporate security

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Why the Apple iPhone will fail miserably in Africa (and maybe elsewhere too!)

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Trying to filter the internet is ridiculous and dangerous

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de Lille Parades her Tech-Legal-Free Speech Ignorance

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New Motorola RAZR 2

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Motorola RAZR 2

Gizmodo got the lowdown on Motorola's new RAZR 2 which was announced earlier today. I suppose it is really just a glorified upgrade to the old faithful RAZR (a great phone in its time), but apparently there are a couple of nifty features included in this new gadget.

I'm tempted - I loved the form factor of the RAZR, and it performed its primary function - that of a phone - exceptionally well. I think I may want more though. I guess I still want a Nokia N95, and I'm not going to wait until July in the hopes that it is released here at that stage. Unless the fact that it is running a Linux operating system makes it more flexible and hackable. If that is the case, I'll take one right now, thank you very much.

View Gizmodo's video tour here.
Click the image above for Engadget's take on the new phone.

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