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Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Microsoft employees protest contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

June 21, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed an open letter to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in protest of the company’s deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency which has been separating members of families who illegally cross US borders. This letter urges Microsoft management to not follow through on a deal made [&hellip...

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All things Apple from WWDC 2018 (Image from www.cultofmac.com)

All things Apple from WWDC 2018

June 7, 2018 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on All things Apple from WWDC 2018

Apple announced a range of new developments at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC, this week. The conference kicked off on Monday June 4, with a two-hour presentation from Apple in which top executives took the stage at the San Jose Convention...

How corporates can secure sensitive information online

How corporates can secure sensitive information online

June 2, 2018 • Features, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How corporates can secure sensitive information online

The recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica crisis saw many corporates across Africa relook policies regarding their sensitive information and online presence. According to the one global EY survey, 58% of customers are concerned about the amount of personal and...

10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

May 24, 2018 • Features, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 tech podcasts to start listening to right now

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular as a medium of entertainment. “What are podcasts,” you ask. Podcasts are a series of audio files made available online. Reminiscent of old radio, they have all the appeal of a talk show or a television...

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

May 22, 2018 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

GirlCode, a non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to empower girls through technology recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a nationwide competition which will award 30 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs)...

The benefits of learning to code

The benefits of learning to code

May 6, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on The benefits of learning to code

Coding may seem intimidating at first glance, but mastering it, or at least getting to grips with the basics, is so much more advantageous than one might think. The benefits go beyond just being able to understand “the language of computers”. It also...

Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa 2018

Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa 2018

May 4, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa 2018

Africa’s economy is projected to continue to rise to 3.2 percent in 2018 and to a further 3.5 in 2019, this is according to the latest World Bank report released early 2018. According to the report, non-resource intensive countries are expected to expand at...

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Review

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Review

March 29, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Review

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is a sleek masterpiece with a great display. It boasts a familiar Sony design which attempts to keep the look up to date with the current trend for bezel-free smartphones. Sony launched the phone at the Consumer Electronics Show...

Asus Zenbook 3 Review: Dynamite packed in a small package

Asus Zenbook 3 Review: Dynamite packed in a small package

March 20, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Asus Zenbook 3 Review: Dynamite packed in a small package

It’s true what they say, dynamite really does come in small packages. The ASUS Zenbook 3 is proof of this and at just 910g and 3mm high, the device has impressive features. The Asus Zenbook 3 is light, thin and easy on the eyes, bluntly put, the device is...

Huawei's safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

Huawei’s safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

February 21, 2018 • Features, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei’s safety expert unpacks the need for mission-critical communication in Africa

IT News Africa recently spoke to Peter Goulding, Global Public Safety Expert, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies who unpacked the importance of establishing mission-critical communications in Africa at the Technology Innovation Conference held in...

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Which Is South Africa’s Most Valuable Bank?

February 12, 2018 • Features, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Which Is South Africa’s Most Valuable Bank?

On 1 February 2018, The Banker released its 2018 Top 500 Most Valuable Banking Brands. Which bank tops the South African banking list? According to The Banker’s 2018 ranking of the Top 500 Banking Brands in the world, First National Bank has been named...

Vodacom Siyakha now has 7.5 million users

Vodacom Siyakha now has 7.5 million users

February 5, 2018 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Siyakha now has 7.5 million users

Vodacom Siyakha, which was launched by Vodacom in 2017, has reached 7.5 million users in just a year – the company revealed on Wednesday, 31 January 2017. Siyakha which means “to build” in IsiZulu was introduced to offer zero-rated and lower...

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Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable...

Open Innovation Challenge supports novel applications for earth observation data

South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

January 30, 2018 • Features, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) together with the Airbus Defence and Space have launched the Open Innovation Challenge project which is aimed at developing and supporting home-grown applications for earth observation data obtained by...

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

On Sunday 21 January 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria released its Labour Force Statistics Vol. 2: Employment by sector report in Abuja. The report revealed that 7.5 million Nigerians were left doing nothing between January 2016 and...

Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

January 23, 2018 • Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

On Tuesday 23 January 2018, Google honoured former Nigerian Super Eagles captain and coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi by placing a doodle of the footballing icon on the Nigerian home page of the web browser. Doodles are changes made to the Google logo to...