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DIGITAL LIFE AFTER DEATH


Investing & Money, Technology
piece written on the 26th October 2016 by  
I've written about life insurance, medical aid and other financial matters a number of times on my blog. I've also tried my best to incorporate technology related material. This is a way of sharing two of my passions with all of you. I don't often get the opportunity to write something where I take a shot at combining the two passions together into one post,...

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MAC AUTOMATOR: BATCHING TURNS ME ON ;)


Technology
piece written on the 31st January 2016 by  
This evening I came across Mac Automator and I sat here for a while trying to figure out how I've never come across it before. I consider myself a serious super user when it comes to computers and with my programming background I like to think that I am good at finding ways to speed up processes and workflows. With Mac Automator in my back pocket, I'm going to be able to save myself several hours of work every single...

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THE LEXUS HOVERBOARD


Personal & Lifestyle, Technology
piece written on the 14th August 2015 by  
As a child, I remember watching Back to the Future I, II and III. One of our biggest memories is of course.. the hoverboard! For how many years have we longed to see a hoverboard in real life? Oh the memories: ...

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MEERKAT: EYES ON THE WORLD


Technology
piece written on the 23rd March 2015 by  
This weekend whilst cycling with some buddies, one of them told me about Meerkat. This morning my wife told me about Meerkat.. when various people start telling you about something and you log into Facebook and see it everywhere, it's a clear sign that it's something big. It's also a sign that you're late to the party, but let's not get into that ;) ...

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NETFLIX IS COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA


Technology
piece written on the 22nd January 2015 by  
There have been some great announcements recently, just yesterday Whatsapp announced it's desktop version and now Netflix has announced that it's coming to South Africa. This is really great news - just a few weeks ago the biggest story floating around the Internet was all about Netflix blocking various proxy se...

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WHATSAPP ON YOUR DESKTOP COMPUTER!


Technology
piece written on the 21st January 2015 by  
If there was ever an application I wanted on my computer and not just on my mobile phone, it would be Whatsapp. Well, that is coming true as of today (I'll come back to this), Whatsapp have launched a web app that runs inside your Google Chrome browser. It's unfortunately not a native application, but I really do feel that it would be a wise move for them to venture down that road as I believe it will be well suppor...

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INTRODUCING: DUET DISPLAY – IPAD...


Technology
piece written on the 21st December 2014 by  
I've owned an iPad and an iPad Mini for a really long time, the iPad was quickly taken by my wife and I was left with the iPad Mini. To be honest, I haven't really found too much use for the iPad Mini - at the moment it sits on my desk at work and displays share prices, but that's essentially all. What I wanted was to be able to extend my desktop onto it as a second monitor but all the software I tried failed horribl...

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SUCCESS THROUGH SOLVING A PROBLEM


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 23rd November 2014 by  
They say that one of the best ways to launch a company is through solving a problem and if you think about it, that's fairly logical. However, coming up with a problem to solve is difficult, one must be very perceptive and present in life, always taking note of things - I often say that keeping a notebook or application handy is a good way of doing this. Or, to find the headspace to step back from life and a...

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MY 2 USEFUL IFTTT RECIPES


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 21st November 2014 by  
IFTTT is one of the most useful applications on the Internet. It's one of those out-the-box applications that is powerful, but with your own intelligence you can make it even more powerful and the options are endless. IFTTT stands for If This Then That and that's exactly what it is. You create what is known as a recipe for example: IF i write a blog post THEN send out a tweet about it. Or, if I post a link on Face...

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SEEDING A NEW PRODUCT WITH TWITTER


Technology
piece written on the 20th November 2014 by  
I was chatting to a friend the other day who is launching a new product in the not too distant future and he was asking me whether I knew some ways to get the product seeded into the right influencers hands. He has someone to actually handle this task for him so time isn't a big concern, he's one of those guys who wants quality over quantity, which I greatly appreciate. His specific request was to be able to engage w...

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