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Africa Day Celebrated on Twitter

May 25, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Thursday the 25th of May marks the continent wide day of celebration known as Africa Day.  Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union, which happened on May 25, 1963. The day is not only celebrated across the African continent but [&hellip...

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Snapchat's share rise rivaled that of Facebook's opening.

Snapchat introduces Group Story in latest update

May 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Snapchat, the photo and video sharing social media platform, announced yesterday on their website that their latest update will allow users to create group stories. The update comes as the Los Angeles based company looks to stay ahead of other social media...


Is Content Really King?

May 22, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Recently I was thinking of the increase in adoption OTT players have gained and the consequent dilemma it’s wrapping around operators who now have to grapple with the concern of who owns and influences the consumer. This also got me thinking about something...

One of the winners receiving their award at the WAMAS.

West Africa Mobile Award Winners 2017 Announced

May 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, an award show that recognises the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced over the weekend at an event in Lagos, Nigeria. The awards which were sponsored by BBM, Mobile West Africa...

The KPMG app calculates learnership tax allowances and generates tax schedules at the press of a button.

Parenting? There’s an App for that

May 19, 2017 • Education, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The fact that 80% of cellphone users keep their mobile devices within arm’s reach, coupled with growing acceptance of pre-teen mobile use, means parenting in the age of always-on connectivity has taken on a decidedly digital edge. This is according...

Mechell Chetty, Unilever South Africa’s Vice President Human Resources.

First of its kind digital recruitment launched in SA

May 19, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unilever has announced the launch of a new digital recruitment programme that will use online gaming to select the best candidates, making the FMCG giant the first business to release a fully digital recruitment process. The company, which receives more than...

New languages have been introduced for both iOS and Android that could see the start of a new era in native mobile development.

Will the face of development change?

May 18, 2017 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Until very recently, developing native mobile applications meant having an iOS team who coded in Objective C and an Android team who developed in Java. Stark differences between the two ecosystems and the languages themselves meant there were few developers...

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Facebook selects MEA finalists for Messenger Developer Challenge

May 17, 2017 • Events, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook has selected the 60 finalists for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The finalists were selected from hundreds of entries which came in from across the Middle East and Africa. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and...

TomTom Sports app now syncs with Google Fit and Apple Health.

Tom Tom app users can now import data

May 17, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

After the recent launch of the new TomTom Sports app, TomTom (TOM2) today brings an exciting new update to the TomTom Sports app allowing users to import data from Google Fit and Apple Health to their account. As a result, users can continuously track their...

ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform and Assessment Tool offer on-demand, hands-on training and skills assessment in live lab environment.  (image: Yu Samoilov)

Global Ransomware Attack: Outbreak Disrupts IT Systems Worldwide

May 15, 2017 • Online & Social, Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new wave of ransomware known as “WannaCry” has spread across the globe and infected tens of thousands of computers. This ransomware propagates by exploiting a Microsoft Windows vulnerability in unpatched computers. According to Europol, more than...


New Medical App Launches in SA

May 15, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Medici, the app that is revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa and will continue to expand into the rest of Africa. The next-generation secure messaging app enables users to communicate virtually with medical...


World First: Open Trial Application To Hit Malawi

May 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Malawi will become the first country in the world to use the Open Trial smartphone and tablet application. The application will  enable Malawi’s citizens to access the country’s justice system at a click of a button. The first of its kind app was...

Lagos Nigeria

Free Wi-Fi in Lagos Now Available

May 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Partnership the Lagos State Government and MainOne, a Nigeria telecommunications company, has launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in Lagos, Nigeria. The launch of the project was announced on the 12th of May at Ndubisi Kanu Park,...

.Africa domain name finally available for roll out.

The 3 Requirements For .Africa Domain Registrars

May 11, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The 3 Requirements For .Africa Domain Registrars

Domain Name Registrars (RaRs) hoping to capture a slice of the new (‘dotAfrica’) .africa gTLD (geographic Top Level Domain) will have to adhere to three requirements  before they will be allowed to submit a domain name application during the...

How to keep yourself safe while using public Wi-Fi.

5 ways to keep yourself safe when using public Wi-Fi

May 11, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on 5 ways to keep yourself safe when using public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, restaurants and city streets is used by almost everyone who’s traveling – but how many people take an extra step to make sure their browsing is not only convenient, but also safe? According to a study by, 79%...

Celeste Buitendag, Underwriter at SHA Specialist Underwriters


May 10, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on IS YOUR INTERNET BROWSER REALLY SECURE?

When browsing the internet, users typically come across a ‘secure pop-up’ on most internet browsers. However, this does not always mean that the browser is 100% safe and as a result internet users may face an increased risk to various potential threats,...