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(l-r): Director, Consumer Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Adeola Dairo; Managing Director, Samsung West Africa, Paul Lee and Vice President, Marketing, Etisalat Nigeria, Adebisi Idowu, at the launch of the Samsung Experience Zone in the Etisalat Experience Centre, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

December 8, 2016

Nigerian telecommunications network, Etisalat Nigeria, has launched a Samsung Experience Zone within the Etisalat Experience Centre in Adeola Odeku, Victoria...

Enterprise

Cloud IDC Emea

SDL unveils global content management solutions in the Cloud

November 16, 2016

SDL  announced two solutions for managing the complete global content lifecycle from creation through translation and delivery. The two revolutionary...

Healthcare

Vodafone Foundation helps save mothers’ and children’s lives in Lesotho. (image: Vodafone group)

Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

November 30, 2016

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho, where an estimated 23% of the population is HIV positive, many of whom live in...

Financial Services

Hyperli enables  local businesses to connect with consumers and grow their sales through daily deals.

South African Hyperli launches new online deal marketplace

December 7, 2016

Fast on the heels of Groupon’s exit from the South African market, newly formed Hyperli is set to take the online daily deal marketplace by storm. Hyperli...

Opinion

Software

Microsoft held an Hour of Code session with the Blairgowrie Primary School pupils.

Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

December 8, 2016

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of...

Gadgets and Gaming

ShowMax is now available on an even wider range of smart TVs as well as smartphones, tablets, web browsers, Apple TV.

ShowMax is now available on Android TV

December 6, 2016

With the release of a new version of its Android app, ShowMax has increased the base of supported devices to include media players and smart TVs running...

  • Mobile Data Usage

    5 ways to lower your cellular charges while travelling

    October 21, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

    Being in a completely strange place without having anything in common,exploring new cultures and destinations brings you the ultimate happiness. You can have the time of your life until something very ‘’little’’ just spoils your entire vacation. One such things is running out of airtime or battery getting in a way of your communication. Often [&hellip...

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    6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

    October 20, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

    A majority of us have and use smartphones on the daily, but how many of us actually maximize its functions? Aside from voice calls, social networking, telling the time, listening to music and maybe using the device as a flashlight, there are so many other creative ways the smartphone can be used beyond their standard features to [&hellip...

  • Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

    10 key trends shaping digital entertainment on demand

    October 19, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories

    On-demand entertainment is relatively new to the South African market, but it is already taking the market by storm and evolving on the fly. Taryn Uhlmann, Executive Head of Operations at Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand services company, predicts 10 key trends to shape on-demand services in the short term: The [&hellip...

  • Jack Ma listed a the most influential technology leader in China

    China’s 10 Richest Tech Entrepreneurs

    October 4, 2016 • Lists, Top Stories

    China can easily be described as being in the forefront of technology and a leader in economic transformation. According to a report by the WEF, Chinese openness to technology has enabled their growth and success. What China has proved is that technology, although slow and costly is a great investment and instrumental to economic growth [&hellip...

  • Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg during a visit in Kenya.

    Top 10 African countries with the most Facebook users

    September 3, 2016 • Lists, Online & Social, Top Stories

    Africa is growing rapidly and so is internet penetration on the continent. The use of mobile phones and increasing availability of Wifi has enabled users across Africa to become more active on social media platforms such as Facebook. Recently, the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Nigeria, the country with the second highest Facebook users [&hellip...

  • Mobile banking and finance concept

    Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

    August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West Africa

    As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach 38% by 2020. This has largely been driven by lower costs of smartphones, which the GSMA says [&hellip...

Features

Video calling apps

From an Idea to an App – How not to fail

July 13, 2016

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonizing if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it’s even worse if you are...

Startups

Android Nougat 7.0

Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

December 6, 2016

According to a report by TimesLive, South African start-up, Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa. Onyx is licensed to...

Internet of Things

Security

alcatel one touch

6 ways to stay cyber safe this holiday season

December 8, 2016

Criminal activity often peaks over holiday seasons, mostly because people are in good spirits and let their guard down. Many of the things we do over this...

Online

The SARCS app was created with Connectik, after their resounding success with the Kenya Red Cross Society App. (image: Jan Persiel)

Red Cross expands services and reach with launch of new App

December 8, 2016

The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS), whose mission is to render services to prevent and alleviate human suffering, while fostering human dignity in all...

Retail Industry

Education

Microsoft held an Hour of Code session with the Blairgowrie Primary School pupils.

Empowering the youth to help bolster South Africa’s software economy

December 8, 2016

Computer science remains one of the most exciting, transformative and lucrative careers for the youth to embark upon, but is still underrepresented in terms of...

Mining and Energy

NorthStar introduces a solution for management of energy storage and backup energy.

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy...