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Japan’s apparel industry in hi-tech bid to secure future

From ready-to-wear knits manufactured instantly to customised dresses produced on inkjet printers, Japan’s apparel industry is turning to state-of-the-art technology in a bold bid to cut labour costs and secure its future. At manufacturing giant Shima Seiki’s factory in western Japan, garments materialise in minutes, thanks to digitally-programmed automated machines …

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‘Well-dressed’ ATM crooks target CPT tourists

Smartly dressed, well-spoken fraudsters lurking around Cape Town ATMs are scamming international tourists out of thousands of rands in a complex syndicate. This is according to a warning from the Cape Town Central Improvement District (CCID) about a spike of ATM theft from this syndicate in 2016. The syndicate operates …

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6 tips to save on your smartphone data

Mobile data is critical to having a smartphone experience, yet it remains a grudge purchase for South Africans. Data revenue has emerged as a strong component of mobile operator revenue in SA. Vodacom reported in 2015 that data made up 26.7% of its R62.1bn service revenue while MTN reported data …

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Google spotlights rise in web traffic encryption

Google reported that the amount of encrypted online traffic hitting its servers jumped in the past year in a sign of heightened interest in protecting information on the internet. Google introduced a new encryption, or HTTPS, section in a transparency report released on Tuesday to highlight the need to safeguard …

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The lowdown on Google Play’s SA switch-on

If you’re downloading apps for your Android device all the time, you would have noticed an all new-look Google Play Store, with a new entertainment section, but what’s in it is even more surprising.  First there were Books, then came the Music but just recently Google launched Play Movies in …

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