Internet of things

Governments will have to invest in the fight against cybercrime

September 21, 2015 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Governments will have to invest in the fight against cybercrime if we are to mitigate the increasing risks brought on by the Internet of Things (IoT). If our South African law enforcement is to stand any chance in winning the battle against these highly skilled criminals, they will have to invest in hiring people with [&hellip...

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Botswana Post unveils electricity payment app

August 28, 2015 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Botswana Post has officially released a new mobile app. The mobile app, which is currently available to Android users, gives consumers the ability to purchase prepaid electricity directly from the app. Speaking on the release of the app, Lebogang Bok, Head...

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Global tech awards awaiting ICT entries for basic needs solutions

August 27, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Empowering People Award – a global innovation award for basic needs solutions – has opened for entries and includes an information and communication category. The competition is looking for innovative technical solutions to tackle global challenges in...

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Android to receive monthly security updates

August 6, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics has revealed plans to roll out regular security updates to its Android mobile devices. According to Samsung, the security updates and patches will be released over the air (OTA) about once a month. Samsung recently fast tracked security...

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Windows 10: Top voice commands to use with Cortana

July 30, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Windows 10 has been released, and along with it users will find a new digital personal assistant application, which has been dubbed “Cortana.” The application is essentially controlled by voice commands and allows you to check the weather...

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Windows 10 launches, available in 190 countries

July 29, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has official launched Windows 10. According to the company, Windows 10 will be available from today (29/07/2015) available as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will include Cortana, an Xbox app and...

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Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

July 23, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Researchers reported a remote control vulnerability in connected cars. The demo remote attack was said to be performed on a Jeep Cherokee onboard computer. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek from were reported to have found the vulnerability in the...

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SnapnSave app launched in South Africa

July 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

SnapnSave, a free web and mobile shopping app developed in Cape Town, has been launched in South Africa. According to the development company, the app allows South African shoppers to get cash back, on everyday grocery items, wherever they shop in-store...

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Microsoft terminates Windows Server 2003 support

July 14, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft will no longer be offering support for Windows Server 2003. According to the company,  this means that there will be no more security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft...

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Last chance to enter 2015 MTN Business App of the Year Awards

June 30, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s best and brightest app developers have less than a week to submit their apps to the MTN Business App of the Year Awards. Entries close on 3 July 2015. The MTN Business App of the Year Awards is the premiere app awards event in South Africa...

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The world of software is evolving from applications to platforms

June 23, 2015 • SoftwareComments (2)

The consumerisation of IT and the rise of social media and mobile apps are changing employees’ expectations of the software that they must use to do their jobs every day. That means that payroll and HR software vendors and the enterprises that use their...

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Windows 10 to release in July 2015

June 1, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has revealed the release date for its latest Operating System, Windows 10. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will be available beginning 29 July 2015 in 190 markets globally as a free upgrade to individuals running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1....


Tunisia: New app helps citizens report environmental abuse

June 1, 2015 • North Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new mobile application is being launched by the Tunisia government, which will allow citizens to report environmental abuses and violations. The mobile app comes as the government has launched a series of environmental initiatives aimed at educating and...

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Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

April 17, 2015 • Lists, SoftwareComments (0)

If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again – that pirated software...

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Intel unveils availability of Intel Developer Zone in South Africa

March 24, 2015 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Intel unveils availability of Intel Developer Zone in South Africa

Intel South Africa has revealed the availability of its Intel Developer Zone in South Africa. According to Intel, the Developer Zone is a global programme that has designed to provide software developers and businesses with a single point of access to a...

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Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

January 27, 2015 • East Africa, SoftwareComments Off on Kenya: Microfinance institution to expand beyond tea sector

Greenland Fedha Limited (GFL), a microfinance institution for small-scale tea farmers in Kenya, has implemented a new software solution to improve its efficiency and remain competitive in the market. According to the institution, it had chosen the Microsoft...