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Apple has officially introduced macOS Big Sur - the latest version of its desktop operating system. According to the tech giant, Big Sur comes with a beautiful redesign and is packed with new enhancements for key apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps, as well as new privacy features. Here's a...
Google has revealed that it would start charging Photos users who exceed 15GB, beginning 1 June 2021. The cloud service, which stores more than 4 trillion photos, will not count photos that have already been uploaded towards the 15GB limit. “This change allows us to keep pace with the growing...
WhatsApp has begun rolling out its new disappearing message feature, according to WABetaInfo. The feature is expected to allow users to send messages that disappear after a predetermined amount of time - this will also include media, like images and videos. Once activated, this feature won't affect messages sent prior...
TikTok has called for the US Court of Appeals to review the ban by Trump administration’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The social media platform says that it has been weeks since it received an update about the deadline for ByteDance - TikTok's parent company -...
Intigral, Telecom Egypt (WE) and TPAY Mobile have partnered to launch the Jawwy TV app in Egypt. The mobile app is expected to offer a new digital entertainment platform for viewers. A 30-day free trial of Jawwy TV will be available exclusively to WE subscribers from the date of...
Showmax has launched a subscription-free streaming service in South Africa - 'Showmax Free'. This service is expected to feature "hand-picked content slate that gives customers an opportunity to sample some of Showmax’s entertainment". Showmax Free will feature local movies, series and sports shows. Users will be able to stream movies...
Telkom has partnered with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to launch a new streaming channel, TelkomONE. The mobile operator channel will house SABC's television channels 1, 2, Sport and Education as well as all 19 SABC radio stations. The five-year partnership, a first-of-its-kind for the SABC, is expected to...
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has plans to push new regulations that would call for South Africans to pay TV Licence fees for using private subscription services, like Netflix and DStv. And that these platforms would have to collect the TV licences on behalf of the public broadcaster. According...
WhatsApp has unveiled its new storage management tool which is expected to make locating and deleting media/files much simpler for users. According to The Verge, offers thumbnails of content to be deleted, and groups this data in categories including “Forwarded many times” and “Larger than 5 MB”. https://youtu.be/Kw4BJpgaOPU The Facebook-owned messaging platform...
Huawei has announced the launch of its search engine app, Petal Search, in South Africa. The service is now officially available in 170 countries across the globe, supporting more than 50 languages. This addition to the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem allows users to  instantly find the information they need. In...
Facebook is publicly testing a new dark mode feature for its mobile app on both Android and iOS. This news was confirmed by code sleuth Jane Manchun Wong. https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1322116035986808832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1322116035986808832%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.engadget.com%2Ffacebook-dark-mode-public-testing-191101398.html According to Engadget, users with the option to test the feature will be able to do so by activating it in their Settings...
The SABC has revealed its plans to push new regulations that would call for South Africans to pay TV Licence fees. Sylvia Tladi, SABC Head of TV Licences, said that “one of the key things that we to deal with was the definition of the television set because once you...
WhatsApp has unveiled new beta updates for iOS and Android, according to WABetaInfo. These new features include advanced wallpaper configuration tools that allow users to customise their in-app wallpaper. MyBroadband reports that there are now "32 new bright wallpapers, 30 new dark wallpapers, and a number of solid colour options...
Following a blockbuster H1 2020, Netflix’s growth slowed down in Q3 2020. According to the research data analyzed and published by Comprar Acciones, net paid subscriber additions for Q3 2020 were 2.2 million. Comparatively, FactSet analysts had estimated 3.57 million while Netflix had expected 2.5 million. According to a report...
Google is testing dark mode for Chrome OS, according to AndroidCentral. If the feature is released, Chrome OS users would be able to join the ranks of Windows and macOS users. "Dark mode has been in high demand for any OS over the past few years for its benefits on eye...
WhatsApp has unveiled a number of new in-app features covering Shopping, Payments, and Customer Service. According to the messaging platform, the ways in which people and businesses communicate are not working. "The global pandemic has made clear that businesses need fast and efficient ways to service their customers and make...
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