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Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

December 14, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments (0)

This week Giphy revealed an extension for its mobile app that brings a GIF keyboard to all multimedia-supporting applications. Giphy has udpated its iOS app to include a new sticker-making tool and a keyboard extension that you could incorporate into text. Starting from today, 13 December 2018 onward, Giphy users are able to add the [&hellip...

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Google rolls out Android features to iOS

December 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

In June 2018, Google launched the For You recommendations section in Maps for Android, and in October 2018, the Pixel 3 lineup came with Lens already integrated into the default camera app. Google has now announced the roll-out of both features coming to iOS....

What South Africans searched on Google in 2018

Here’s what South Africans searched for on Google in 2018

December 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 12 December 2018, Google announced the results of its 2018 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. This year’s trending searches show South...

WATCH: Google and Levi’s introduce smart jacket

December 12, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments (0)

The tech industry’s obsession with wearables is at its peak. Fitness trackers and smartwatches are proliferating and now Google and clothing brand Levi’s have recently rolled out the smart jacket. If you have a habit of forgetting your phone at...

Google CEO defends privacy laws

December 11, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google’s chief executive has defended the integrity of the company’s products a day ahead of a congressional hearing where he is expected to face tough questions from US lawmakers. In written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee made public on...

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

December 11, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has released Year in Search 2018, which gives an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football...

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and driver

Uber launches 24/7 phone line for South African riders and drivers

December 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Uber has launched a 24/7 phone support for users across South Africa. Passengers and drivers will have a dedicated phone support line, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To call, Uber users need to simply tap ‘Help’ in the main menu of the...

YouTuube Rewind Kenya

What were Kenya’s most watched YouTube videos in 2018?

December 7, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

YouTube has once again launched YouTube Rewind which celebrates the videos, moments and creators who represent the best of YouTube in 2018. Africa’s most watched YouTuber, Mark Angel Comedy, topped the list of Kenyans’ most-watched non-music YouTube...

Continuing on the path toward digital peace

Continuing on the path toward digital peace

December 3, 2018 • Online & SocialComments (0)

Sunday marked a special moment in time on the path to digital peace. The Digital Peace Now campaign — a global policy effort urging world leaders to create a safer cyberspace — converged in Johannesburg, South Africa with nearly 100,000 changemakers to...

Microsoft is resuming its rollout of key Windows 10 updates.

WATCH: Microsoft Office shows off newly redesigned icons since 2013

December 1, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on WATCH: Microsoft Office shows off newly redesigned icons since 2013

Microsoft recently announced new, redesigned icons for all Office 365 applications to reflect a modern real-time and cloud-based approach for the Redmond giant. The company announced that the redesigned Office icons come as part of its focus towards pushing...

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be livestreamed on YouTube

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be livestreamed on YouTube

November 29, 2018 • Events, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be livestreamed on YouTube

YouTube will livestream the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 on 2 December, from 14:00 South Africa Standard Time (GMT +2). Fans who are unable to attend the event in Johannesburg can head to Global Citizen’s YouTube channel to watch it live. They can...

SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

November 29, 2018 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

A recently formed digital economic link is the implementation of African start-up SimbaPay launching Kenya and China instant payment service. Kenya’s Family Bank and London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay have launched an instant money transfer...

Google South Africa announces winners of first Impact Challenge Africa

Google South Africa announces winners of first Impact Challenge Africa

November 29, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Google South Africa announces winners of first Impact Challenge Africa

On Wednesday, 28 November 2018, Google announced the winners of the first Google Impact Challenge South Africa at an event held in Johannesburg. Twelve non-profits and social enterprises were each awarded a share of $2m in grant funding. The four winners...

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

Google can now directly answer questions without search results

November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google can now directly answer questions without search results

For some time now, Google has added its own answers to the top of search results. In most cases, these widgets provide you with the information that you were looking for. If you’re Googling the time, a calculation, or a unit conversation, the website...

Cisco predicts more IP traffic in the next five years

Cisco predicts more IP traffic in the next five years

November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco predicts more IP traffic in the next five years

The internet is made up of thousands of public and private networks around the world. And since it came to life in 1984, more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed across it. That’s the same as all the movies ever made crossing global IP networks in...

Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

Pinnacle Communications, telecommunications solutions provider, is set to launch of the first ever push video-on-demand service in the country from its digital signal distribution platforms. Pinnacle Communications is the single largest investor in...