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How Much Cash Does Apple Have?

Apple has A LOT of money lying around. Due to various tax laws in the United States, Apple has a massive cash stockpile sitting overseas. They can’t bring it into the United States without paying a ton of tax so they have just left it overseas for now.

So exactly how much money does Apple have? Over $200 billion. Have at the video to put that into perspective.

[Thanks Cult of Mac]

We’ve Moved!

Welcome to the new Tech Cape Town!

I set up some really awesome hosting on Digital Ocean (Click the link for $10 free credit to try them out)

I also purchased a real domain and have moved Tech Cape Town over to All the posts should have been migrated over properly so leave a comment if anything is missing and I’ll find out what happened.

You should be automatically redirected to the new site.

If you’re looking for a cost effective host for your WordPress site, let me know and I’ll get you set up.

Thanks so much for all your support and I look forward to seeing you all on the new site!

Something Big is Coming!

Just a quick note here to ask you to please bear with me. I am working on something big that I’d like to share with you soon. Good things take time and I’ll let you know as soon as it is ready!


We’ve moved! Have a look here.

Quick Update


Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been very busy at work and been playing the role of hacker in my spare time.

I have learnt Python and made my first Kodi (XBMC) add-on this week and I’m also making my first Mac App. Both of these are custom video streaming apps. Thanks to my new found bandwidth streaming works very well. I doubt my reverse engineering of what I am trying to stream is legal, even though I have a paid subscription so neither the Mac App nor the Kodi add-on will ever be released. I may however decide to publicly document them at some point.

I have also been investigating ways of becoming my own mini ISP to share my internet with neighbours. The simple fact is that FTTH is very expensive and most people won’t pay for it. I want to upgrade my line to 100mbps and then split the cost with a few neighbours. If you followed my FTTH posts, you’ll know that running cables in my building is almost impossible. I am now investigating how to create a secure data network with PPPoE passthrough across my entire building with minimal effort or cost. So far power line network adapters have been working very well. I will keep you guys posted and also do a review of those cool little adapters.

If you have any questions or suggestion, please feel free to contact me here.

Catch Up: Grab a Cup of Coffee and Catch Up on Tech News


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Cool Shit

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