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MTN wants you to manage your data better

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

With recent reports of data price increases and the #Datamustfall campaign, MTN has embarked on a campaign to educate its customers on cost effective ways of using data in order to minimise bill shock. Social network platforms MTN states that access to popular social media platforms, streaming and software updates account for the bulk of data [&hellip...

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Online shopping trends 2017

African Online Shopping Trends in 2017

January 17, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

The digital age has seen the rise of many activities that used to require you to leave the house, but can now be done from the comfort of your couch. That of course includes many people’s favorite thing to do, blow all our hard earned cash…...

Ford South Africa will recall 4556 Ford Kugas following reports of the vehicle catching fire. (image: Ford.co.za)

South Africa : Ford to recall 4556 Kugas and social media reacts

January 17, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Ford Kuga 1.6 litre SUV has been recalled in South Africa after a total of 47 Kuga’s caught fire and 1 person reported dead. The EcoBoost models, produced between 2012 and 2014 seem to be the only Ford models with the problem. According to...

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The importance of digital asset planning explained

January 16, 2017 • General, Online & SocialComments (0)

We all know we’re going to kick the bucket someday, and even though it’s not a pleasant thought to entertain, death can feel a little more manageable when one’s affairs are in order, such as getting funeral cover and planning your estate....

Apps for business

South Africa: EvenMe! the app looking to shape the youth releases phase 2

January 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  EvenMe!, has announced the roll out of their second phase of development. The online portal looks bridges the gap allowing and school leavers, graduates, unemployed youth and entrepreneurs, to find sustainable employment. For the second phase of...

LinkedIn provides professionals with a simple way to connect and create industry specific relationships.

4 simple ways Africans can stand out on LinkedIn

January 11, 2017 • Careers, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

LinkedIn is one of the top social networks in the world today and is very popular amongst professionals. With a membership of over 380 million, LinkedIn has a growing influence as a professional networking tool and can be extremely powerful when the user is...

Internet users continue with bad password habits which leave them vulnerable to being hacked.

Bad Password Habits Persist Amongst Internet Users

January 10, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab Survey Show Users’ Bad Password Habits Internet users around the world are still to find a way to protect themselves effectively through their use of passwords. Research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that people are putting their online...

The app is on Android phones for real money in Kenya which allows mobile users to enjoy online slots machines on the go for free.

GameMania, Kenya’s first ever money casino mobile app

January 10, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyans have been introduced to their very first casino mobile application on Android phones. Rambo Resource Ltd together with the Licensing Board in Kenya announced the launch of GameMania. The app allows mobile users to enjoy online slots machines on the go...

Facebook has partnered the ICLDNG on free internet safety resources for teenagers, parents and educators through its newly launched Safety Centre.  (Image source:Google/ business2community.com)

Nigeria: Facebook partners ICLDNG to improve browsing

January 10, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to make the internet a safe and secure environment for communities, Facebook has partnered with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) to launch a safety center for teenagers, parents and educators. According to...

The TomTom Sports app provides a single place to track up to 12 different activity types ranging from running, cycling and swimming to skiing, trail running and hiking.

TomTom introduces their new Sports app

January 10, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments (0)

Tom Tom has announce the release of a new sports app that tracks up to 12 different sports activities. With motivational messages, performance statistics and a sharing function, the app was co-designed by athletes and fitness app users. The app supports...

The arrival of a digital economy has ushered in an era of rapid business transformation

A hands-free option that lets companies focus on innovation

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on A hands-free option that lets companies focus on innovation

The arrival of a digital economy has ushered in an era of rapid business transformation. It’s brought new business models, new value propositions and new client engagement models. It has also allowed a playing field for more and different competitors. Every...

The app allows users to  manage missed calls,  voicemails and voice messages over a seamless and intuitive chat-like interface. (image: Jan Persiel)

Malawi: TNM and Kirusa bring InstaVoice services

January 9, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Malawi: TNM and Kirusa bring InstaVoice services

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) in collaboration with Kirusa has launched the InstaVoice, Celeb and Sports services. The services allows TNM subscribers to manage their missed calls, voicemail and voice messages over the InstaVoice app. With its blogging...

Increased customer engagement generated via Kirusa’s Contest Application Technology Platform.

Rwanda: Airtel partners Kirusa to Launch SMS Trivia Contest

December 31, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Airtel partners Kirusa to Launch SMS Trivia Contest

Airtel Rwanda organized a consumer promotion contest titled ‘Tunga,’ in partnership with Kirusa. The promotion that ran from August 11, 2016, to November 17, 2016, recently concluded where Airtel handed over a brand new car Suzuki Alto to the lucky...

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Top Android security & privacy Apps for 2017

December 25, 2016 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on Top Android security & privacy Apps for 2017

2016 has been the toughest year ever in online security, with multiple big-scale hacks throughout the year. To name just a few famous incidents of this year, over 100 million LinkedIn and 360 million MySpace accounts were breached, 15 million Iranian users of...

Bradley Elliott, MD of Platinum Seed.

The art of app development

December 25, 2016 • Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on The art of app development

The proliferation of smart phone and tablet apps has transformed the way consumers interact with brands and service providers. This presents a huge opportunity for companies to deepen their relationship with customers. Bradley Elliott, MD of Platinum Seed...

Apps for business

South African startup “Ubers” education

December 21, 2016 • Education, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African startup “Ubers” education

Cognition Online, a new mobile app for booking and paying tutors, has gone live in South Africa to connect tutors and pupils. The app was announced as a winner in the Samsung Launching People- Mixed Talents competition. Cognition Online allows parents and...