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Nigeria: IXPN sees increase in local traffic

Nigeria: IXPN sees increase in local traffic

October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has revealed that it has seen a significant increase in its network in the last five years with the exchange of 110 gigabtye per second bandwidth of traffic locally. This achievement represents an increase of 10 000 percent and 40 percent of telecommunications operators and internet service providers [&hellip...

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Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Two weeks ago there was a massive hack on Facebook user data where as many as 50 million users may have been impacted. Facebook’s engineering team discovered a security issue where attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code regarding the...

Google Translator's translating camera gains 13 new languages

Google Translate adds 13 languages to its visual translator

October 15, 2018 • Online & SocialComments (0)

Google search has made some advances over the past years – from auto-complete, to image search and natural language understanding. Last year, Google announced that the Google Translate app, which is in 103 languages was made avaible in Swahili, Zulu and...

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

Introducing increasingly Hack Proof WiFi

October 14, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Wireless technology also knows as WiFi has become so integrated into our personal and professional lives, that we can’t imagine life without it. Businesses rely heavily on it to conduct their operations, mobile network providers use it to transfer voice and...

Winners of 2018 MTN Business App of the Year Awards announced

Winners of 2018 MTN Business App of the Year Awards announced

October 13, 2018 • Events, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 7th edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards took place on Thursday, 11 October 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg South Africa. The prestigious award was attended by dignitaries from the public and private sector, members of...

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

October 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to expand access to high-quality solar home system solutions and smartphone technology to a billion people worldwide, Baobab+ is licensing PayJoy’s Checkout platform including its proprietary Lock technology. This will allow consumers to...

The importance of ‘S’ in HTTPS

The importance of ‘S’ in HTTPS

October 11, 2018 • Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website...

Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

October 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook is looking to take video calling to the next level with the AI-powered Portal and Portal+ devices. On Monday, October 8, the company introduced Portal and Portal+, screens designed to provide users an immersive and engaging video chat experience...

Google+ is shutting down

Google+ is shutting down

October 9, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google+ is shutting down after a data leak affected 500,000 users due to a security flaw that no one fixed. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, 8 October, that Google detected the flaw earlier this year, but that the tech giant failed to inform users...

VAST Networks launches Hotspot 2.0

VAST Networks launches Hotspot 2.0

October 8, 2018 • Internet of Things, Online & SocialComments (0)

The tremendous growth in the use of IoT devices and applications has translated into a demand for constant connectivity. Access to premium-quality Wi-Fi coverage is fast becoming a fundamental enabler of this technology and catalysing such access is VAST...

Taxify introduces Driver Destination feature

You can now book a Taxify through Google Maps

October 6, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Taxify has announced that their customers will now be able to get estimates for the rides, fares and duration through Google Maps. Taxify ride will be available next to other transport options via the Google Maps app on the users’ smartphone. The tab will...

Use Instagram’s Nametag feature to follow real life people faster (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Use Instagram’s Nametag feature to follow real life people faster

October 5, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Now you can quickly add friends on Instagram by scanning their nametags. You can also customize your own nametag with emojis, colors and selfies. pic.twitter.com/fq4HFNiDMy — Instagram (@instagram) October 4, 2018 Instagram is introducing a new feature...

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

October 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The MTN Business App of the Year Awards is in full swing. The intensive judging process that concluded last week will culminate with the winners, in various categories, being announced in Johannesburg on 11 October 2018. The judging panel, made up of business...

Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

October 5, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Twitter has launched a new setting for South Africa which will enable people using Twitter for iOS and Android to save data while they browse. Jesar Shah, Product Manager, Twitter said: “With data saver, images will load in a smaller size, allowing them...

AKA launches new app with Vodacom

AKA launches app with Vodacom

October 4, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has entered into a new business venture in partnership with South African mobile service provider Vodacom. AKA’s Beam World App launched on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 and is set to document his life, career, family and also...

Spotify integrates with Google Maps for music on every mile of your journey

Spotify integrates with Google Maps

October 4, 2018 • Online & SocialComments (0)

If you could walk 500 miles, but you’d rather drive 500 more, you may as well join the masses and stream “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers – the most popular song on road trip playlists – for your own adventure. More and more, people...