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FNB clients can sell their homes via the banking app

By Bombi Mavundza for Business Insider SA  FNB customers can now list and sell their homes directly to other FNB clients on the Nav Home feature on their FNB apps – without using an estate agent. Prospective sellers and buyers can talk to each other, arrange to view a...

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Robot serves customers at Morningside Dispensary

A local pharmacy in Morningside, Sandton, has implemented a robot in its dispensary to improve customer service. The robot dispenses medication ordered online by the pharmacist. According to the pharmacy, this gives staff more time to spend with clients....

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Cancelled FNB bank cards used to make payments

Source: MyBroadband If your bank card gets stolen and you cancel it, this does not automatically mean that all payments from it will be blocked. This was the case when two FNB customers contacted MyBroadband about their frustrating experiences with the bank. The...

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SA is most crypto-friendly country in Africa

By David Kariuki for Cryptomorrow  French banking group BNB Paribas and IT company Capgemini has released a report stating that South Africa is Africa’s most crypto-friendly country having allowed cryptocurrency payments, trades and investments to flourish...

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OUTA warns of e-toll malware scam

OUTA has notified members on its Facebook page that a highly suspicious SMS is doing the rounds with regards to e-tolls. The organisation notes that before members of the public can appear in any court for any matter, they need to be summonsed. This SMS is a scam to...

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died

Source: MyBroadband/Bloomberg Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp. with fellow billionaire Bill Gates and used the fortune he made from the iconic technology company to invest in professional sports teams, cable TV and real estate, has died. He was 65. Allen...

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Survey illustrates Internet users’ attitude to ads

Source: eMarketer A recent survey conducted by eMarketer has illustrated how the average American Internet user feels about digital advertising. The majority of respondents felt that advertisers were “too aggressive” in the way they were tracked online....

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Windows 10 update deletes user files

By Peter Bright for ARS Technica  Last week, Microsoft started distributing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, to Windows users who manually checked for updates. The company has now halted that rollout after many reports that installing the update is...

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Bug proves lethal to Google+

Source: Business Day Google is shutting down the consumer version of its online social network after fixing a bug exposing private data in as many as 500 000 accounts. The US internet giant said it will “sunset” the Google+ social network for consumers. It...

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Facebook is hit by a new viral hoax message

By Harry Pettit for Daily Mail  Facebook officials have warned of a new viral hoax message that is fooling users into thinking there is a problem with their account. The fake message claims your account has been cloned – meaning someone has created a new account...

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