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Enter the perplexing password

The accepted doctrine about how to create these annoying codes is failing our security, writes Oliver Burkeman.

The virtual cloud hangs over us

Technology was supposed to make things simpler. This was the famous promise of those laughable 1960s predictions about life in the 21st century.

The secret to winning the war on email

Every email that isn't garbage can be categorised as either "active" or "reference", writes <b>Oliver Burkeman</b>.

Groupon: The golden nugget

There's nothing new in bulk buying and negotiating discounts. But Groupon does it in 47 countries for more than 70-million people.

Has the Apple iPad saved journalism from extinction?

In this parlous climate for the traditional media, a journalist who gets too excited about a gadget such as the iPad is liable to attract scorn.

You’ve been a great audience …

The gaffes, the gibberish, the gurning. Admit it: there's a part of him you're going to miss. Oliver Burkeman on Bush's comic legacy.

Carts on the beat

Rising fuel costs make electric golf carts an unusual alternative to cars.

Hotel advice from hotheads

One amusing way to waste five minutes on the internet is to visit the website TripAdvisor.com, which features thousands of travellers' hotel reviews.

Boggle-eyed and on the big screen

There are few places on the planet where the influence of five bright yellow residents of Springfield has yet to be felt, and there will be fewer still with the long-awaited arrival of the first Simpsons movie. Oliver Burkeman meets the creators of the series.

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AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

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Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

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Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

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Economic ramifications of Covid-19

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BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

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Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

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