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To upgrade now or upgrade in August, that is the question

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So What's a news server all about

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In the various forums I look t the question of what a news server is all about comes up quite often.

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What I Look For In A Bank

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I look for a bank that can keeps pace with my youthful mobility? What is that you ask?

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Halalalalalalalalah

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We thanks you vodacom.You really give back to your people.You give us lots of benefits.Keep up the good job.60min for R5,00
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Before we go headlong into the update remember...

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We all know what it is like. I mean the Christmas feeling of excitement when we get a new version of our software or even see a new driver or Bios update is available for our beloved equipment.

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Knowlegde Management Today, Part II

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This is actually a response to Tshidiso...I do not know why I am unable to comment. Guess, I am no so savvy after all. but hey this brings an opportunity to bring another side to the coin, if any. I am sure we are all aware that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For any living thing this happens mostly at the cellular level. A prick with a needle is processed and there is feedback (pain) that forces a sometimes involuntary action away from the prick. Natural Science has always proven to be the smartest of all us put together. One would be dumb to deny that we draw our inspirations from it. Therefore it should go without saying that all disciplines, including that of Knowledge management, should apply all, but not limited to, the laws of natural sciences.

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The illusion of time

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Protected : How to put movies on Samsung Galaxy S3

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Routing for PABX for Cell numbers

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In life most people will help others when they have a problem to solve and occasionaly you get someone who goes beyond helping an individual and helps everyone around. On the bybroadband site InfinityMVS was just such an individual when he provided a comprehensive list of which numbers belong to which network. THis was in response to someone who was setting up routing on a PABX.

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Make life as difficult as possible for the hackers

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A recent post on a forum was asking is it possible for someone to "Sniff" the wireless traffic from outside the network.

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I thought DHCP solved everything ?

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Using DHCP makes it very easy to move around from place to place with our mobile devices and get connectivity without having to change our IP address.

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Passwords and Hacking

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Going through a forum post this week highlighted that at time we all need to remind ourselves to be vigilant.

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Recycling \"old\" Tchnology

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Help my ISP is limiting my connectivity

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With physical higher broadband speeds becoming available terrestrially, there will soon be a new constraint and that is the ISP. Your contract with an ISP does determine how much information you can download and upload. If you had a 1MB line then you would sign up for a 1MB package from the ISP. There would be no point in paying for a 4MB package. Now with dramatically increased speeds the ISP may become the constraining factor. This was the case recently that I cam across. Their router was showing 22MB connectivity for download and the ISP under speed test was showing download at 3.5MB on a 4BM ISP contract (which is not bad). Loads of people replied much the same as I did. I agree with what has been said before regarding the physical connection and the download achieved. Nothing to complain about there. It does remind me though that it is good practise to run speed tests occasionaly especially as ADSL upgrades are rolling out at the moment. It may also be a good idea to re-boot your router every few days so that if the line has been updated you can get the benefit of it. Anywho your ISP is going to limit you to the bandwidth that you are contracted for. Warmest regards Tim
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My data has gone down awfully quickly

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Connecting to the Internet whether fixed line or mobile has a number of hidden pitfalls. Leaving it permanently connected and using up your sometimes precious allowance of data in tasks you did not know about is one of them. This was the case with one post that I came across where a good well intentioned son had purchased a data bundle from one of the cell providers to allow him access to mail. He found his data consumed and far more than sending and receiving an email would do. He found that Windows was turning on updates again as it does. Others commented on this and he corrected the problem but I had an additional suggestion or 3. Windows updates and do you do them automatically, manually or not at all is a good debate. What I did with my father who is very advanced in years was to disable all updates completely. He brings his laptop round every 3 months or so and I connect it to my LAN and BroadBand connectivity and do the updates that way. I do the same with his anti virus as well. It might be sensible as well with those of advancing years to remind them that in their youth they would not have left the phone off the hook or they were charged for the call. So it might be an idea to unplug the modem after accessing mail. Anywho that is my suggestion
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Extending Wireless coverage is a cable not easier?

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I came across a post that intrigued me a bit. If one has weak wireless signal how can it be boosted? The post went into some options and gave a good description of the problem. The router is in the main building and the user 5m away physically from the main building and 15m from the router so yes there would be some degredation of signal. A few peopole including me would suggest cable and this is what I said: I would go the cable route. Firstly it will ensure that you have better speed to the ADSL router and that is I believe one of your main concerns. Secondly you are likely to spend less. In running the cable I would say it pays to make a bit of an effort to make it neat and tidy to stay in the landperson\'s good books. Assuming that the area between your cottage and the house is garden, I would suggest digging a trench and laying the cable at about 40cm depth which is out of reach of most garden spades. Do encase it in normal electricians PVC conduit and put at either end proper elbow joints and run the conduit up the wall. I would even drill through the walls (check for electrical and water pipes first) and make it a neat and tidy job. Where it goes into the wall it is a good idea to put an inspection box in as at times it can be difficult getting cables round bends and having these boxes lets you get an electricians fish in easily. To make life a little easier you could run the cable or strong string through the conduit before you bury it and then either pull the cable through or just push the ends of the cable through into the house. Remember to use the PVC cement to join all the connectors to make them watertight. If there is paving between then you will need to lift it carefully and put it back. A word of warning though, it never looks the same so make sure the landperson is happy that you do it. If it is cement then I suggest you go back to looking at the wireless extenders or find another route even if it is more than 15m. Good Luck
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Protecting what\'s yours is your right !

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I was immediately attracted to a post the other day on how to protect code that you have written from being decompiled. Intersesting problem and one that the software license agreement is meant to protect you from. But that agreement is one that many people feel should not include them. Decompiling object or run time code has always been listed as one of the things not to do by the person signing the license agreement. So here wwe have a developer who has created some code that they want to protect. Obfuscation is a way of providing some protection by literally causing de-compilers to produce rubbish. Some responses indicated using a combinatin of tools and that is a good route to follow. My response after a bit of research was Looking around the Web there are plenty of tools to assist. One which came up quite frequently for me was smokescreen http://www.leesw.com/smokescreen/ Another was allatori http://www.allatori.com/ This one provides regular updates and lists some large companies that are using it. Could be worth a try. At the end of the day decompiling is what some people will always try to do. you just want to make it more difficult to do than someone else. So protecting yourself is always a good idea but plagerism is as rife in programming as it is in other creative forms.
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My HSPA is now on (the) EDGE

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We are all expecting to get the best connectivity at all times don\'t we? Certainly for me as an employee of MTN Business, I want to have the best no matter what technology I am using. In one of the forums I frequent a user was frustrated that no matter what they teiewd the best speed they could get was EDGE in one laptop but move the sim to another device and HSPA was available. One reply was I thought very good and they suggested de-installing the driver software, rebooting and then reloading. However what wass critical was that the USB modem then always be inserted in the same USB port. It sparked a memory in my mind. I few months ago working with a USB memory stick I seemed to get better performance when it was inserted in one port rther than another. I must admit that at the time I dint do too much technical research into it but just made sure I always used the same port. Their suggestion was essentially the same as what I was doing. I agreed as you can see below. Hi there Rollerball, I agree with gings that it is unlikely that the software is corrupt. Teraside has a good suggestion. I have noticed when connecting USB devices that on some ports it is slower than on others. I now try and connect the devices to the prot they were originally connected to. Hopefully it will help resolve the problem and I look forward to reading about if it does or not on this forum. Has anyone else come across this?
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What software would you install on a new PC

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We all have our favourites don\'t we? the little bits of software, the favourite can\'t do without application. A post I read last night asked the question what would you load on a new office PC with Windows 7? The responses included a list of several really good applications including simple things like anti virus, codecs, opensource office software. The list is of course potentially endless. Being the cost conscious MTN Business person that I am I felt the list needed to have something that looked at ongoing rather than capital savings. So my suggestion was as follows: If it is for office or even personal use I would want to have a simple messaging and even VOIP tool. I use SKYPE at home and in the office. Simple to use and gets communication round faster than email does. If you are going to be making calls to other offices then it can save you a lot of money on telecommunication costs. For overseas communications I use it a lot to suppliers in Europe. Regards Tim the Techxpert
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Help I damaged the USB on my router !

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USB connectors are great devices but they can at times be how can I put it a little delicate so you do have to treat them with care. A recent post revealed that someone had damaged the USB connector on his router that he used for data transferring. Another reader suggest going for a warranty replaement which I agreed with but then I added on a bit more advice which applies to any USB device: I agree with Sajunky go the warranty route first especially as it is less than a month old. Repairing a USB port can be difficult at best. Just a tip: I know that we all do tend to just thrust our USB connectors into the devices and it can be easy to damage the female and the male portion of the connection. If you are going to be removing it frequently, why not get a USB extender cable and leve that plugged into the router and then connect the USB device to the cable. In the event of damage you are only replacing a cable and not a router. I would not recommend an expander port though as you do loose signal speed without booster power. Anywho I wish you well in getting it fixed
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Someone is sending information that they shouldnt!

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As employees we are expected to follow the rules and morals of the society we live in. As employers we have a duty to ensure that the rules are followed and that confidential information that should stay inside the company does stay inside the company. Take a post I came across today. They were looking for a way to disable delting in outlook so all messages that were sent could not be removed or if that was not possible then saved somewhere else or forwarded to another person. The reason was they suspect that an employee is leaking confidential information. There were some replies many of which were more interested in what the person was suspected of doing but I did add my view It would be really useful if Outlook rules ran on any folder and not just when a mail is received. It is possible to do it but you would be into creating VB scripts to do it. If your email host can supply copies of mails that would be useful as it would be an independent witness in the event of inappropriate action by your employee. I would suggest that if you do not have an email policy signed by all employees that you implement one immediately. It should cover inappropriate use of the internet (sites for over 18s etc) and you could include less sensitive sites such as facebook, twitter, gmail although you could block those sites anyway. It should also state that all emails sent are the property of the company and that your management can read all emails. If you have locked all this down then sad to say you are still vulnerable in that they may be sending information via cellpohone in either text messages or internet connectivity. Good luck. It is not pleasant if you suspect an employee is acting inappropriately and if that is the case the actions you take, although necessary, can cause resentment in the office but they need to be taken.
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Video Converter for RCA Small Wonder HD Camcorder

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As we know, the videos shot by Small Wonder Camcorders are AVI files which can not be opened by QuickTime and iTunes. Moreover, iMovie and Final Cut Pro do not support this kind of format as well. It is really frustrating that the recorded videos are not friendly with Mac. In this occasion, what you need is a professional [url=http://www.tanbee.com/videoconvertermac/]Small Wonder Camcorder Converter[/url]. Tanbee Video Converter for Mac is especially designed to [url=http://www.tanbee.com/RCA/Small_Wonder_Camcorder/]convert Small Wonder Camcorder videos[/url] to any format with original image quality. Video Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS6Grl2NPrA
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Play JVC Everio Camcorder TOD files on iPad

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Watch video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEB-Lv7jblY Do you want to put your recorded TOD videos from JVC Everio Camcorder to iPad for enjoying anytime as you like? With the help you this video tutorial, you can achieve your idea at ease. Also, with this video you can put your JVC Everio TOD videos on many other portable devices, such as iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, iRiver, Zune, Zen and so on. More Info: [url]http://goo.gl/Xo5MM[/url]
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Blackberry Torch 9800: Check file size on phone

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I need to check the size of a file stored on my phone. How do I do this? 1. Find \"My Files\" Press the Menu key twice. Press Applications. Press Files. Press My Files. 2. Select memory Press or Device. Note: You need to insert a memory card before you can access the memory card. Furthermore, you need to activate the memory card. 3. View file details Press and hold the required file until a pop-up menu is displayed. Press Properties. Various information about the file, e.g. size and position is displayed. Press Close to return to the folder. 4. Exit Press Disconnect. Press the Return key to return to standby mode.
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Blackberry Torch 9800 - set up LinkedIn

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I’m keen to keep connected with my business network on LinkedIn, how do I set this up on my phone? 1. Find \"LinkedIn\" Press the Menu key twice. Press LinkedIn. 2. Log on If it is the first time you use the application, you need to log on. You also need to select settings for contacts synchronisation. 3. Use LinkedIn Follow these instructions to see some general guidelines on how to use LinkedIn. Read your contacts\' status updates Press the Menu key. Press Options. Press Show Connection Updates. When the box next to the contact is ticked (V), the status updates of your contact are displayed. Press the Menu key. Press Save. Write status update Press the field next to Post and key in the required text. Press Post. View your network updates Press the network icon. Press the required contact. Search for contacts Press the search icon. Press the field next to Search and key in the required text. Press Search. View invitations Press the invites icon. Press the required invitation. Read private messages Press the messages icon. Press the required message to read it. View suggested contacts Press the suggested friends icon. Press the required contact. 4. Exit Press the Return key to return to standby mode.
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Nokia E7 - setup phone as a modem

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How do I set up the phone as a data modem for my computer using Bluetooth? 1. Connect the phone and the computer You can connect the phone and the computer in the following ways: Press the Menu key. Press Settings. Press Connectivity. Press Bluetooth. Press Bluetooth again to select On. Press My Phone\'s visibility. Press Shown to all. Begin searching for Bluetooth devices on the computer. After a moment a list of Bluetooth devices within range is displayed. Highlight your phone on the list and begin pairing your phone with the computer. Key in an access code of your choice on the computer. Press Yes to accept pairing. Key in the same access code on the phone. Press OK. The installation starts automatically. Press Yes to confirm that you want to establish a connection. The modem is installed as Bluetooth modem or a similar name. 2. Check that a connection between the phone and the computer has been established Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem. Scroll to the modem you have installed and open Properties. Click Diagnostics. Click Query Modem. If the computer communicates with the modem and if it displays a number of commands, the modem has been installed correctly. 3. Configure modem for GPRS Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem. Scroll to the modem you have installed and openProperties. Then scroll to Advanced. Find the area for keying in an initialisation string. Key in the following sequence: +cgdcont=1,\"IP\",\"internet\",,0,0 Note: It is important that the sequence is keyed in exactly as shown. Otherwise you will not be able to establish a connection via GPRS. If you get an error message while trying to establish a connection, it may be because you made a mistake keying in this sequence. 4. Create a dial-up connection on your computer The procedure for creating dial-up connections depends on the operating system on your computer. The instructions below are only general guidelines on how to create a GPRS dial-up connection. 5. Create a new dial-up connection Find the area for dial-up connections on your computer. Choose Create a new connection or an equivalent option. Choose Connect to the Internet or an equivalent option that is based on a modem connection. If there is only one active modem on your computer, this is, in most cases, selected by default. If you are asked to select a modem, select E7-00 USB Modem or Bluetooth Modem. 6. Set up dial-up connection Name the connection (e.g. E7-00 GPRS). When you are asked for a phone number, key in the following: *99# Do not use area code and dialing rules. 7. Advanced settings Set IP address and DNS server to automatic provision. 8. Exit When you have selected the necessary settings, exit the configuration.
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Nokia E7 - synchronize with my Exchange

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How do I synchronise my phone with my Exchange Server? Note: Before you can synchronise with Exchange Server, you need to select settings for synchronisation with Exchange Server. 1. Find \"Mail\" Press the Menu key. Press Applications. Press Mail. 2. Synchronise with Exchange Server Press Mail for Exchange. Press Options. Press Synchronise. 3. Exit Press the Menu key to return to standby mode.
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Nokia N97 - notes

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I’m in meetings most of the day, and need to make notes electronically. What is the best application to use for this? 1. Find \"Quickoffice\" Press the Menu key. Press Applications. Press Office. Press Quickoffice. 2. Open document Press C: Phone memory, E: Mass memory or. Press the required folder. Press the required document. Note: You need to insert the memory card before you can access the memory card. Click here to see how. 3. Use Quickword Follow these instructions to see some general guidelines on how to use Quickword. Zoom in and out To zoom in. Press +. To zoom out: Press -. Go to the beginning of a document Press Options. Press Go to. Press Top. Go to the end of a document Press Options. Press Go to. Press Bottom. Search document Press Options. Press Find. Press Find again. Press the input field and key in the required search word or sentence. Press the confirm icon. Press OK. Press Match case to select Yes or No. Press Search direction to select Up or Down. Press Find. Close document Press Close. 4. Exit Press Disconnect to return to stand-by mode.
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Nokia N8 - viewing pdfs

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How do I view an Adobe PDF document on my phone? 1. Find \"Adobe PDF” Press the Menu key. Press Applications. Press Office. Press Adobe PDF. 2. View document Go to the required folder. Press the required document. The document is displayed. 3. Exit Press the Menu key to return to stand-by mode.
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Nokia N8 - send mail

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I’ve got an important file stored on my N8 and I need to send it via email. How do I do this? 1. Find \"File mgr.\" Press the Menu key. Press Applications. Press Office. Press File mgr.. 2. Select memory Press C: Phone memory, E: Mass memory or. Note: is only available if you have inserted a memory card. 3. Select file Press the required folder. If necessary, press the required subfolder. Press and hold the required file until a pop-up menu is displayed. Press Send. 4. Send via email If required, press an email profile. An email message containing the file is created. Press the input field next to To and key in the recipient\'s email address. Press the confirm icon. Edit the email message, if required. Press the send icon. Press the Menu key to return to stand-by mode.
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iPad 3G + WiFi - transfer files

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How do I transfer files from my computerto my iPad? Note: Before you can transfer files from your computer to your phone, you need a data cable to connect the phone and the computer. 1. Connect phone and computer Install the data cable driver separately or the program iTunes which contains the driver. Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of the phone. Connect the other end of the data cable to the computer\'s USB port. 2. Transfer files from a computer Start the program iTunes on your computer. Add the required files by following the program instructions. Press the phone name in the menu to the left. Select transfer settings on each tab. Click Apply or Sync.
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iPhone 3G - surf the net

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How do I set up my phone so that I can surf the internet? 1. Find \"Cellular Data Network\" Press Settings. Press General. Press Network. Press Cellular Data Network. 2. Enter APN name Press APN below Cellular Data. Key in myMTN 3. Enter username Press Username below Cellular Data. Key in MTN 4. Enter password Press Password below Cellular Data. Key in MTN 5. Exit Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.
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iPhone 4 - data modem

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How do I set up the phone as a data modem for my computer? 1. Find \"Cellular Data Network\" Press Settings. Press General. Press Network. Press Cellular Data Network. 2. Enter APN name Press APN below Internet Tethering. Key in internet Press Network. 3. Exit Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.
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iPhone 4 - set up email

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How do I set up the phone for POP3 email? Find \"Cellular Data Network\" Press Settings. Press General. Press Network. Press Cellular Data Network. 2. Enter APN name: Press APN below Cellular Data and key in myMTN 3. Enter username: Press Username below Cellular Data and key in MTN 4. Enter password: Press Password below Cellular Data and key in MTN 5. Find \"Mail, Contacts, Calendars” Press Network. Press General. Press Settings. Press Mail, Contacts, Calendars. 6. Create new email profile Press Add Account.... Press Other. Press Add Mail Account. 7. Enter sender name: Press the Name input field and key in the name you want to use as sender in your email messages. 8. Enter email address: Press the Address input field and key in your email address. 9. Enter password: Press the Password input field and key in the password for your email account at your mail provider. 10. Enter profile name Press the Description input field and key in a name for your email profile (e.g. Private or Work). Press Next. 11. Select server type: Press POP. 12. Enter incoming server Press the Host Name input field below Incoming Mail Server. Enter name of incoming mail server. 13. Enter username Press the User Name input field below Incoming Mail Server and key in the username for your email account at your mail provider. 14. Enter outgoing server Press the Host Name input field below Outgoing Mail Server and key in mail.mtn.co.za 15. Save information Press Save. Press Yes. 16. Select email profile: Press the name of the email profile you have just set up. 17. Deactivate SSL encryption of outgoing email Press SMTP below Outgoing Mail Server. Press mail.mtn.co.za below Primary Server. Press the indicator next to Use SSL to deactivate the function. 18. Deactivate password encryption Press Authentication. Press Password. Press mail.mtn.co.za. 19. Enter outgoing port Press Server Port. Key in 25 and press Done. 20. Deactivate SSL encryption of incoming email messages Press Account Info. Press Advanced. Press the indicator next to Use SSL to deactivate the function. 21. Deactivate password encryption Press Authentication. Press Password. Press Advanced. 22. Select setting for copy on server Press Delete from server. Press Never or the required setting. Press Advanced. 23. Enter incoming port Press Server Port and key in 110 Press Account Info. Press Done. 24. Exit Press the Home key to return to stand-by mode.
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Using VOIP applications on Android Phones

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Came across someone wanting to use VOIP (Skype Fring) over their Android phones. This is what I have experienced I have used Skype on my HTC Wildfire with mixed results. Yes I was Skypeout at the other end of the call and that was in Cyprus where communications can be challenging. Skype to Skype seemed to work fine. Anything is worth trying to keep in contact at an effective price rate. I have also used Skype on my iPad with a wireless hotspot on my phone to connect the iPad. Worked great including my sending video and that was in the centre of Johannesburg where reception can be difficult. Give it a try Warmest regards Tim
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Telkom the well loved land line provider

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There are times when people do want to have a landline rather than use cell devices for communication.Telkom has garnered a reputation for not delivering on service at times although I believe it is radically better than it used to be. I found someone asking how to deal with Telkom as he had for many months tried to get an ADSL line and was told it would depend on his area. That is true but when your neighbour gets a line then you do start wondering. This was my reply: Telkom can be difficult and I agree do not let them close the request and in fact ask for it to be escalated. Of course you could always look at alternatives to assist you. MTN has extensive coverage around the Republic and has choices With high bandwidth capability. Have you any idea how much bandwidth you would need in a month? Or to put it differently, what do you want to use the connection for? Sending emails does not need high bandwidth but watching videos does? Drop me a line and I will see what I can do to help you. Regards Tim
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Apartments wired for the Internet

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Just out being my usual self I read a post for someone who is moving into an apartment that the landlord says is connected to the Internet. Sounds good to me almost too good. Unlimited downloads for free immediately sprang to mind but this is South Africa so this has to be too good to be tru. Anywho the person was told that they would need a new router to connect to the network which is a bit odd. I hope they liked my reply. If your apartment has wireless connectivity and I have seen some that do then you will not need a router to connect to it. However it will have a security key of some sort to enable you to access it. If the apartment has connectivity through a telephone jack then you would need to have a router to access it. This would enable you to connect wirelessly in whichever room you want. In setting up the wireless please make sure that you put a security key on it to stop other people acessing your network. In choosing an ISP you would need to look at how much data you are going to be transferring. It may be better to look at a lower cost package with limited access (capped) at say 3GB rather than going for uncapped or even unshaped connectivity.
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IPV6 is South Africa using it

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The discussion [url=http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/452597-The-state-of-IPv6-in-South-Africa]here[/url]t was one that I followed with interest this week. IPV6 is the reevides addressing protocol that increases addresses so usltimately each device could have its own address. The disussion was sparked by a report from the Free State about the high adoption of the protocol in South Africa since its wotrldwide launch on the 6th of June. Much higher than expected. Whatg intrigued me most is tha from the repsonses we all need to do some more research to fully understand the implications of having the IPV6 and IPV4 standard (Double stacking. It aslo highlighted that we are seeing very little information from the infrastructure providers and ISP\'s about it. Anywho definately one to watch. Any comments? Tim
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Can I use 2 iBurst routers on one account?

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I just enjoy the creative ways that we want to use technology. One trail this week that I followed went right to my heart. Someone with a 2 storey house had 2 iBurst modems (and hence 2 phones), They wanted to be able to use both simultaneously for accessing data and to be able to make calls as needed. iBurst lets you have 2 routers connected to the internet but if you wanted to use bothe phones simultaneously then you would need to have 2 accounts with iBurst. Happy to be able to use one phone the iBurst account holder could not get both routers to connect to the internet simultaneously. Suggestion came in that it would be cheaper to buy a router and connect it to the iBurst router in the 2nd storey but it tuens out that the user had got the 2 iBurst Routers for free so now it was clear why he wanted it done. Easily resolved though, he just had to get iBurst to send reset signals to the router and his problem was solved.
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Credit card software for online shopping

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Hi everyone Time the Techxpert from MTN Business here. If you are going to set up an online shopping store then you need to have a way for your customers to pay you for their purchases. In mysmall business [url=http://www.mysmallbusiness.co.za/forum/internet-marketing/2802-best-credit-card-gateways-in-south-af]Recently[/url] the question was asked which is the best software to use. I did a bit of research and found that a South African product which got good reports on mysmallbusiness was slated overseas. Looking at the complaints it is not just the application that is at fault but if you are going to transfer monies out of South Africa then you need clearance from the South Afrcan Reserve Bank and the understanding of this need by some non South African\'s is clearly lacking for which we will forgive them. It did bring home to me though that there are many pitfalls in running a small business that we can overlook. And it is probably a good idea where money is concerned to do your research and then check it again with others for their opinion. Isnt that what we should be using the web for? Sharing ideas and validating them? (as well as all the other things we use it for). You can follow me on TechXperTim on Twitter Regards Tim
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Setting up a new office what do you need ?

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Hi Tim from MTN Business here. IT infrastructure is an expense for any young enterprise. Fortunately there are a number of options that you can use that will reduce the cash flow. Purchasing brand names like Dell and HP may appear expensive but generally in the price is maintenance to cover the repair if necessary. It could be more cost beneficial in the long term than having to pay to have older technology fixed. You can also look at different service providers for what is really baked beans these days. You are going to need email but that doesn\'t mean you have to start with Exchange. Organisations like Mimecast and Google provide very good mail services. Many small business startups can now have access to accounting packages through their banks and as cloud services are increasing this is one area that I see more businesses large and small turning to. They will certainly relieve some of the high end technical expertese needed in IT installations of the past. OpenOffice will do for the small startup exactly what Microsoft Office does for the people with the big bucks. I find the interface as good as and in some instances easier to use, especially being able to create different file types (spread sheeet, document processing) from one manager console. I am becoming more excited as well by the BYOD concept (Bring Your Own Device). If you structure that into the package you offer your employee you may find that they will bring the technology you need but don\'t want to spend your startup capital on. An added benefit of that is that they will tend to look after it more than they do the company supplied goods. Anywho if I can help I will gladly try
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Build a new PC good idea to check the components

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Looking through mybroadband I came across a plea for help. The writer had purchased a new motherboard PSU and memory and now wanted to bring some of his old components across like his video card. All plugged in he applied power but it didnt work. The fellow members on the site lent some great assistance in tracking down that the old components were not compatible with the new ones. The originator is now going to see if he can get the bios changed to one that will work. This led me to thinking that we expect to be able to plug and play what we believe is the latest or at least almost the latest hardware into new components and expect it to work. While 99% of the time it does there comes the time when it won\'t. Next time if you are planning an upgrade it may pay you to plan it out. Get the data on the components that you are planning to move and discuss it with the IT component supplier for compatibility. Foloow me on twitter @TechXperTim
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Manage data on Android Phones and Tablets from Mac

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MobileGo for Android (Mac), an ideal Mac Android management software, gives you a simple, smart interface to plug in and go. It instantly recognizes and remembers more than 970 Android phones & tablets as soon as you plug in. It\'s a big screen, bird\'s eye view of your phone, your life - so you get more done! More Info: [url]http://www.android-manager.net/[/url] Watch video of managing datas on Google ASUS Nexus 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofV38bI3nY This video tutorial provide MobileGo for Android Mac and how to manage Google ASUS Nexus 7 tablet on Mac With this Mac Android Manager.
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Wireless extensions could be leaving you exposed

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Wirelesss communications is great. Howver we always want to make sure that it is the best it can be and as wwe move further away from the wireless router the signal drops. Extending the range is an option and in one post I read recently they wanted to do it with a Netgear DGN2200M. The problem is that if you do that you lose out on the better security that WPS-PSK(TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPS-PSK(TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES) provides. Not a good option. Better option would be to put in a proper extender such as a tp-Link range extender. Wireless is great and while we don\'t miss the wiring we do have to be more careful on the security Follow me @TechXperTim
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Manager/Backup/Restore Android Phone Data on Mac

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Want to Backup or Restore Android Phone Data via Mac? First, please connect your Android device with a USB cable and launch this [url=http://www.android-manager.net/]Android Manager for Mac[/url]. [img]http://www.android-manager.net/MacOSX/imgs/android-manager-interface.jpg[/img] 1. How to Backup Android Data Click the \"Backup\" button, select the contents you want to copy like contacts, SMS, Apps, etc. and choose a folder to save the files by clicking Browse. When all is OK, click Back Up to start the process. 2. How to Restore Android Data Click the \"Restore\" button to open the Restore windows, where you can select the folders and files you want to restore to your device. Then click Restore to complete the process. Watch video demo of managing Google Nexus 7 data: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofV38bI3nY
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Slow Internet?

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There could be a lot of reasons for this as evidenced in a recent post. The replies mostly centered on it is possibly congested exchanges which of course can happen. However if you are getting slow response at consistent times of the day or week then in my opinion congested exchanges may not be the problem. Some other areas to check are you updating Windows automatically. I have heard but not had it from them themselves, that Microsoft releases regular updates around midnight on a Monday PST which makes for slow internet on a Tuesday afternoon as individuals and organisations alike get hold of the updates. Check if you are doing automatic updates and consider changing it to automatic notification and manual installation at a time that suits you. Do the same for your anti virus updates as well You should also check if you are on an uncapped contract to see if you have exceeded the Fair Usage Policy and the ISP is throttling you. I had that at home with my ISP. Terrible response between 7am at 7pm but good speeds between 7pm and 7am. Sometimes we should look at what we are doing before blaming someone else. Cheers Tim Follow me @TechXperTim
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Wireless hotspots consumer installable?

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Not everything is plug and play and when it comes to routers and wireless hotspots this is very true. A recent forum I was on had someone trying to configure a hotspot on a RB751U-2HnD router. Just googling that name gave me plenty of sites to look at and one of the other forum members had gone so far as to provide a link that showed with pictures each step to take. The initiator of the thread felt that they had bitten off more than they could chew which as a consumer may be true. However the steps were very clear and looked easy to follow. I also did some other reading on the site and it also provided a lot of information but it was quite technical. I give a vote of thanks to the person that took the time to take the screen shots to make it easier to follow but sometimes we have to accept that if we are going to set up some networks we will have to do some homework before hand. Alternatively you have to call in the experts to set it up. If someone wants to set up a wireless hotspot on a RB751U-2HnD [url=http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Hotspot_server_setup]here is how to do it
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Play TOD files from JVC Camcorder on Nexus 7

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Google\'s Nexus 7 tablet is especially great for enjoying high definition videos. Do you want to transfer your TOD videos shot by JVC Everio Camcorder to Nexus 7 for playback in a vivid and smooth way? This video tutorial will show you how to convert TOD to Nexus 7 in details. Video Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsaPS6QucRg Due to rights reasons, TOD format is not supported by most devices including Nexus 7. When you transfer the TOD files from your JVC Everio Camcorder to Nexus 7, you will find the videos can not be played at all. Why not try to convert TOD to MP4 format? Google Play can play MP4 videos without any problem. More Info: [url]http://www.nexus7video.com/TOD_to_ASUS_Nexus_7.php[/url]
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Great App to check mobile usage

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Smartphones are great especially when connected to wireless but running them out in the mobile world on 3G or whatever you can get can see a horrific use of cellular data by the phone without the owner even knowing about it. A recent post I read highlighted the problem An upgrade to an iPhone 4S with a data contract starting the following month meant they needed to buy a 100MB data bundle to see them through the month. Imagine their shock horror when they found they had used 37MB in one day without really using the data on the phone. They had since loaded Onavo software on the phone and asked will it help. On closer investigation Onavo does tell you which apps are using data. I loaded it onto my HTC Wildwire to try it out and I can tell you now it is not getting removed. It showed that the even the battery measuring app is communicating with cellular data. It did allow me to change the options of the app to allow it to only use wireless communications. Anywho if you have a mounting data bill for doing nothing this is one app that you should seriously look at. Follow me @TechXperTim
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