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Motorola Launches New Moto x4 and Moto z2 Force Addition

IFA 2017: Motorola Launches Moto x4 and Moto z2

September 4, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IFA 2017: Motorola Launches Moto x4 and Moto z2

Motorola, a subsidiary of Lenovo, announced the launch of two new devices on Monday the 4th of August in Berlin at the world renowned  2017 IFA showcase. The Moto x4 was revealed in a worldwide premiere of the device while the Moto z2 Force Edition was released to the Europe, Middle East and African markets. [&hellip...

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Internet users in Nigeria decreasing

NCC warns Nigerians that “fake phones can cause cancer”

September 1, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC warns Nigerians that “fake phones can cause cancer”

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned Nigerians that using fake and substandard cell phones could cause cancer. The statement was made on Thursday the 31st of August 2017 by Mr. Kunle Olorundare, an official of the commission, who gave the...

Deadline to enter the AppsAfrica Awards is fast approaching

Deadline to enter the AppsAfrica Awards is fast approaching

August 31, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Deadline to enter the AppsAfrica Awards is fast approaching

The deadline for entries to the third annual AppsAfrica Awards, which celebrates the best in mobile and tech from across Africa is fast approaching, with nominations closing on September 11th, 2017. From African start-ups to large corporates, AppsAfrica is...

Helio P23

New MediaTek Helio chipsets to support innovation in midmarket

August 31, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on New MediaTek Helio chipsets to support innovation in midmarket

MediaTek has introduced the newest members of the Helio chipset family, the Helio P23 and Helio P30 system-on-chips (SoCs). As revealed by the firm, the chipsets have been designed to deliver performance and power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM...

South Africa: Google trends of the week

Google reveals AR software ARCore for Android devices

August 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Google reveals AR software ARCore for Android devices

Search engine giant Google has released new software for app developers to bring augmented reality (AR) to mobile devices utilising the Android platform. The ARCore software development kit (SDK) builds on the firm’s Tango platform and makes AR...

Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App.

Gartner: Spending On Comms Services in South Africa To Grow 0.7 % in 2017

August 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Spending On Comms Services in South Africa To Grow 0.7 % in 2017

Gartner has predicted that end-user spending on communications services in South Africa will total R122 billion in 2017, this is a 0.7 percent increase from 2016. “The forecast growth rate is slight, mainly due to shifts to less expensive legacy service...

How to Make the Most of Your Super-Fast Home Internet

How to Make the Most of Your Super-Fast Home Internet

August 29, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How to Make the Most of Your Super-Fast Home Internet

You probably already have Wi-Fi at home, and lately you probably also have super-fast Internet. So why do downloads sometimes take ages or your movies stutter and ‘buffer’? For many home users the problem is actually not the Internet connection, it’s...

The 4 best Apps for sharing files

The 4 Best Apps For Sharing Files

August 29, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The 4 Best Apps For Sharing Files

We have all been there, you need to send an urgent file to a colleague or even a spouse, child, friend, whatever the case may be, but you face two problems… you only have your mobile device and the file is too big to send over email or any other...

Mobile banking

The lynchpin for success in the mobile banking wars

August 29, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The lynchpin for success in the mobile banking wars

Recent years have seen South African banks compete in a key battleground: the mighty mobile app. Each bank is positioning mobile in slightly different way – with some emphasising contactless mobile payments, another highlighting bot-like automation and...

Vodacom launches Video Data Bundles

Vodacom Launches New Video Data Bundles

August 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Launches New Video Data Bundles

South African Telecommunications company, Vodacom, has announced the launch of Video Data Bundles that will be available to Pre-paid, Top-Up and Post-paid customers. The announcement, made on the 28th of August, came just days after competitor Telkom launched...

SIM Card Reg

Uganda: NIRA finds 4 million unaccounted for subscribers

August 25, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: NIRA finds 4 million unaccounted for subscribers

There are at least 4 million subscribers that are unaccounted for in Uganda, this is according to the statistic presented by the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). The queried subscribers are spread among the five major telecoms...

Telkom LIT

Telkom LIT: Everything you need to know

August 25, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom LIT: Everything you need to know

Telkom has launched its latest product offering, Telkom LIT. As revealed by the firm, Telkom LIT is a first-of-its-kind streaming service giving customers access to on-demand movies, series, online video and music through some of the world’s most popular...

South African Goverment Spying on Mobile users

R2K: South African Govt Is Spying On Mobile Users

August 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on R2K: South African Govt Is Spying On Mobile Users

Right2Know, R2K, a civil movement centred on freedom of expression and access to information, released statistics from various telecoms companies in the country that show how government is using a loophole in South Africa’s surveillance policies to...

South African Superstar Bonang Launches Cell C App

South Africa: Bonang to headline latest Cell C App

August 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Bonang to headline latest Cell C App

South African star and media personality, Bonang Matheba, in collaboration with South African mobile network, Cell C, officially launched the “Bonang by Cell C” app on the 22nd of August. The app is the first of its kind and will curate exclusive...

Internet users in Nigeria decreasing

Nigeria: Get Free Airtime For Responding To Surveys

August 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Get Free Airtime For Responding To Surveys

A U.S based marketing technology platform, Billaway, revealed in August 2017 polling data which showed that mobile users in Nigeria would like access to more airtime for their mobile devices. The results, which were from a survey targeting smartphone users...

Little Cab

Kenya’s taxi-hailing app launches virtual wallet

August 23, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s taxi-hailing app launches virtual wallet

Little, a Kenyan taxi-hailing app, which is backed by Safaricom, has unveiled an electronic wallet in a bid to encourage users to pay for their trips online. The new feature requires riders to load money into the virtual wallet via an M-Pesa pay bill number,...