Nokia Ovi Music now DRM free in South Africa – and it works really well!

Posted on September 09, 2010

Nokia Ovi Music has been around for a while, but to be honest, after signing up and finding out that it was all DRM’d music in WMA format that was the end of my experience.

Today I saw a few tweets saying that it had now been relaunched as DRM free. A quick visit to the Nokia website and … after a few minutes of wandering around to various pages saying lots and nothing I gave up and googled “Ovi Music” and ended up on the Music Store at : Music.Ovi.Com.

I logged in, and was pleased to see that it still had all my details from the Ovi Store account I had created on my Nokia E71 a few months ago. I dived straight into the music looking for the new Liquideep album, Fabrics of the Heart (link here), which I had been struggling to find on the on-line stores (Exclusive books etc) and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had the album for a very reasonable R80 for 14 songs.

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Vodacom COLOR provides good value prepaid SMS/Data bundles for under 25s

Posted on September 09, 2010

My daughter alerted me to a new R29 Vodacom bundle for Under 25’s. Vodacom COLOR is a free service for Under 25’s. When you sign up you get 15 MMSs, 15 SVSs and 3MB data FREE every 30 days. On top of that your get to buy COLOUR UP add on bundles.

The “COLOR UR FRIENDS” bundle gets you 100 SMS and up to 100 Meg of data to be used for The Grid, Mxit and Facebook mobile. That’s a fairly decent price compared to a standard SMS bundle, you are basically getting your Facebook and Mxit access free for the month. Only one of these bundles can be used each month. The other bundles are for those interested in Games, Music, or early morning cheap calls.

To sign up SMS agent135 to 31118, it’s a free SMS.  (Disclaimer, that is my daughter’s agent code). Once you are signed up you can buy the other bundles (at R29 each).

To read more about the COLOR packages, terms and conditions etc you can go to the website here. Sam can also help with questions and setup, get her on : , facebook or twitter @samw1993 .

New ISACA audit programs: Cloud computing, Crisis mgt, Infosec mgt, Active Directory, Oracle eBusiness #in

Posted on September 02, 2010

ISACA has recently made 5 new audit programs available, 4 in August and one in July, bringing the total number of available programs to 31.

These new audit programs cover :

  • Cloud Computing Management Audit/Assurance Program (Aug 2010)
  • Crisis Management Audit/Assurance Program (Aug 2010)
  • Information Security Management Audit/Assurance Program (Aug 2010)
  • Windows Active Directory Audit Program (20 Aug 2010)
  • Security, Audit and Control Features Oracle E-Business Suite, 3rd Edition – Audit programs and ICQs (July 2010)

They are all available for download on the ISACA knowledge centre website.

ISACA makes the material available at no cost as a benefit of ISACA membership. Anybody wanting to contribute material to share with fellow professionals can send it to ISACA via

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