POPI Act and what it means for internet users and businesses

South Africa’s comprehensive Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act is now in effect. It is one of the world’s most sweeping regulations around personal information and carries hefty fines for businesses that break the law. In short, the POPI Act outlines how businesses, websites and government departments can process the personal information of their customers or citizens.

By |April 11th, 2022|

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Situated on 60 hectares of scenic valley bushveld, within easy access of both Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is safe-haven to the widest selection of indigenous raptors in southern Africa. We invite you to visit our tranquil bird park and experience South Africa’s magnificent aerial predators firsthand.

By |February 13th, 2022|

We Object to Shell and CGG Seismic Surveys on RSA Coast!

The vessel operated by Shell Exploration and Production SA’s hirelings, Shearwater GeoServices, will, for five months, drag up to 48 air guns methodically through 6,011km² of ocean surface, firing extremely loud shock wave emissions that penetrate through 3km of water and 40km into the Earth’s crust below the seabed.

By |December 4th, 2021|

Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-named Project Amplify. The effort, which was hatched at an internal meeting in January, had a specific purpose: to use Facebook’s News Feed, the site’s most important digital real estate, to show people positive stories about the social network.

By |September 24th, 2021|

How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland

Twenty years ago, Facebook did not exist. Google had just failed to sell itself to Yahoo for $1 million. Netflix was a fledgling startup struggling to establish a working business model around selling and renting DVDs online. Today, Facebook and Google are among the top ten most valuable companies, and Netflix, now the most popular online streaming service with nearly 200 million users worldwide, is worth over $200 billion.

By |February 12th, 2021|

What to do during the lockdown: Games, online courses and new skills

The lockdown has hit everyone hard. It’s not just the prospect of not being able to work that’s so difficult to deal with, it’s the mental health struggles that come with it. That’s why finding a way to occupy the mind is so important. By keeping themselves busy, someone will be able to get through the toughest moments of lockdown with much more ease. So, what can be done to keep the lockdown blues at bay?

By |December 8th, 2020|

Google Chrome adds new features for development

Google Chrome is the most famous web browser in the world, with more than 62% of the market share of web browsers across all operating systems, according to the latest statistics from W3Counter. Since the majority of people use the Google Chrome browser to browse the Internet, it is essential for web developers to ensure that their applications and websites work well with it. Hence if you are a developer it is imperative that you have the right plugins to increase your productivity.

By |October 7th, 2020|

What is Causing JavaScript Errors in WordPress 5.5?

WP 5.5 deprecated support for jQuery Migrate may have caused at least 50,000 broken sites. An issue with how themes handle pagination is causing other sites to break after updating to 5.5. That’s a lot of publishers who were affected by this issue and there are likely going to be more who are seeking this solution. Fortunately there are solutions.

By |August 23rd, 2020|

Critical bugs in WordPress plugins InfiniteWP, WP Time Capsule

Two WordPress plugins, InfiniteWP Client And WP Time Capsule, contain serious security vulnerabilities that have opened up an estimated 320,000 websites to exploit. The pair, used to manage multiple WordPress websites from one server and create backups for files and database entries when updates are issued, were examined by cybersecurity researchers from WebArx who found “logical issues in the code that allows you to login into an administrator account without a password.”

By |January 17th, 2020|

4 Times its okay to tell your client ‘No’

Whether you work for an agency or as a freelance developer, telling a client “no” can be awkward or even risky. However, the old adage that “the customer is always right” isn’t true in every case. In fact, sometimes saying “no” is a necessity. Fortunately, if you turn clients down respectfully and explain your reasoning, these potentially difficult interactions can end up strengthening rather than harming your relationships.

By |August 31st, 2019|

Managing WordPress Best Practices

WordPress makes it fairly easy to set up and run a website. However, this doesn’t mean there’s zero upkeep involved in managing your site. It doesn’t matter if it’s a blog, a business site, or even an online store – they all involve a lot more ongoing work than your clients might anticipate. For example, your clients...

By |August 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

Revolutionizing the web development sector

IoT is a diligent technology that has totally transformed our daily lives. But how has the technology affected web developers? In this article, we attempt to understand the impact of IoT on the web development landscape. IoT is undoubtably a big tech-wave in the web development landscape. It clearly defines the smart...

By |August 18th, 2019|Tags: , |

How to retain customers online

It is essential to bring new customers to your e-commerce store, but it is more important to keep them coming back. Customer retention is better than customer acquisition. You can improve the loyalty of your regular customers, which, contrary to popular belief, is a bit more difficult for new customers.

By |August 2nd, 2019|