Nokia Music Store has changed to Ovi Music. Not only does it have a new name, but all music on the store is DRM free!
Ovi Music – Nokia’s al-la-carte online music store formerly known as the Nokia Music Store – offers South African music fans a catalogue of more than 6 million tracks from local and international artists, and all tracks purchased are presented in MP3 format at 320 kb/s which ensures music of the highest quality. Ovi Music Unlimited – formerly known as Comes With Music – allows users to enjoy unlimited track downloads from the rich Ovi Music catalogue for a specified subscription period, and all tracks downloaded can be kept and enjoyed. Ovi Music is now also allows pin less activations, ‘Inspire Me’ track suggestions and renewable options.
Posted in South Africa.
– 13 September 2010
The SA Lotto iPhone app is a joint project between South African tech blogger, Marc Forrest, and Cape Town based developer Juliaan Evenwal.
The app updates you 30 minutes after the live draw has taken place with the winning numbers as well as the different prize division results. Along with that, it also has a built in quick pick number generator.
Features of the app include:
- Simple and intuitive user interface
- Instant results from Lotto, Lotto Plus & Powerball draws as soon as they are made available.
- Full prize division payouts for Lotto, Lotto Plus & Powerball.
Full draw information including machine used as well as draw number etc.
- Quick pick numbers with hot & cold indicators as well as number appearances.
- Pick your own numbers to match up to winning numbers to see if you have won.
Download the SA Lotto App from iTunes store now.
Posted in Mobile.
– 15 July 2010
For all Windows users, the first application they should always install on their PC is antivirus software. Facebook have announced that they have teamed up with McAfee to offer Facebook users a free 6 month subscription to use their antivirus software.
All you have to do to get the licence is become a fan of McAfee on Facebook. Once the 6 month subscription is over, you will be able to buy another subscription at a discounted price.
From the Facebook blog:
One of the best defenses against security threats is a good offense, and we want to help you take the offensive by having the latest security software installed on your computer. Today, we are announcing a year-long partnership with McAfee to offer all 350 million people who use Facebook the ability to download a six-month subscription to McAfee security software at no cost, along with a special discount once the six months are over.
You can take advantage of this offer by visiting the Protect Your PC tab on the McAfee Page on Facebook.
We’re committed to doing everything we can to help you protect your account and make your experience on Facebook as safe and enjoyable as possible. We invest in dedicated teams and advanced technical systems that detect and block suspicious behavior. When we find a message with a link to a fake login page or other malicious website, we prevent it from being sent and delete all instances of it from the site. We also work with third parties to get malicious sites added to browser blacklists or removed completely.
For the rare case in which an account is compromised, we’ve developed a unique process that requires the account owner to take steps to secure the account and learn security best practices. We’ve also incorporated custom McAfee software into this process for people identified as having infected computers. Now, if your computer is infected, you will be asked to run a scan like the one shown below and clean it before accessing Facebook. We’re not aware of another free Internet service that takes this much responsibility for helping people keep their accounts secure.
Posted in Software.
– 14 January 2010
Multichoice announced today that they will be adding a 2nd HD channel to its HD PVR subscribers.
From the 26th of December, DSTV are planning to go live with Supersport HD dedicated to sports coverage. This coincides with the start of the cricket test match between SA and England.
Initially, Supersport HD will broadcast sports intermittently, but will move over to a full 24-hour service on the 12 of February, which coincides with the start of Super 14 Rugby.
Supersport HD will be broadcast on channel 171 and schedules published on supersport.com as well as other media channels.
“We are pleased that we are able to make this viewing experience part of our DStv offering. High Definition is the new international television standard and MultiChoice would like to ensure that our customers are always kept abreast of new developments. The new Supersport HD channel will make viewing sport on DStv an even more exciting and rewarding experience,” said Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa regarding the imminent launch.
This is just another reason why I believe Supersport to be the no.1 sports broadcaster in the world.
Posted in Television.
– 2 December 2009
Google has published their year-end zeitgeist and it makes for some pretty interesting reading. Taking a look at the results, South African’s are still using Google as the address bar, which does indicate the level of internet awareness in SA.
2009 has been a year of change in South Africa, and people have been using Google to keep abreast of the most interesting news and trends as well as their favourite websites. Some of the most popular searches included the firebrand politician Julius Malema and of course former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen. This year’s Zeitgeist also reflects important South African concerns like understanding how the recession impacts the local economy, along with rising interest in the second-hand goods market from websites such as Gumtree and Junkmail cars. South Africans were keen on social networking, with high volumes of searches for social networking sites Twitter and Facebook, as well as around sporting events like the Confederations Cup and the IPL Cricket. Take a look below to get sense of the Zeitgeist, or spirit of the times, in South Africa for 2009.
- facebook login
- gumtree cape town
- absa internet banking
- yahoo mail
- standard bank
- junkmail cars
Most searched for sports events
- super 14
- cape argus
- confederations cup
- comrades marathon
- currie cup
- FA cup
- british lions tour
- absa premiership
- nedbank golf
Most searched for celebs
- DJ sbu
- khanyi mbau
- charlize theron
- oscar pistorius
- gareth cliff
- trevor noah
- joost van der westhuizen
- danny k
Posted in Google, South Africa.
– 2 December 2009