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    New malware targets Android users for financial gain

    January 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on New malware targets Android users for financial gain

    Kaspersky Lab’s Anti-Malware Research team has discovered Asacub – a new malware that targets Android users for financial gain. When first identified, Asacub displayed all the signs of an information stealing malware; however some versions of the Trojan...

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    Top 7 security tips for Android users in Africa

    November 30, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 security tips for Android users in Africa

    Your smartphone is quickly replacing your PC as the primary device where you shop, bank, and store your personal information. That means it’s becoming an attractive target for cybercriminals who want to get their hands on your passwords and private...

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    Android to receive monthly security updates

    August 6, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Android to receive monthly security updates

    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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    KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

    February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

    KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG...

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    WhatsApp makes a move to PC

    January 23, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WhatsApp makes a move to PC

    Popular messaging service “WhatsApp” has made its way to PC browsers across the African continent. The reveal was made public by the firm’s CEO Jan Koum – on the company’s Facebook page. Loum stated that: “Today, for the...

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    TomTom Powers MapQuest’s Core Map Data with New Partnership

    June 20, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on TomTom Powers MapQuest’s Core Map Data with New Partnership

    TomTom (TOM2) has announced a multi-year partnership with AOL Inc. to power its core mapping services for AOL’s MapQuest. Inc. MapQuest users will now have access to TomTom’s extensive digital map database, across all digital platforms including...

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    6 tips for creating a successful mHealth app

    May 16, 2014 • Lists, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 6 tips for creating a successful mHealth app

    There are 6 hidden factors which distinguish financially successful mHealth app developers from the rest – results of the largest global study on mHealth app publishing. There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app...

  • A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. (image: supplied)

    New app turns travel book into audio

    April 16, 2014 • StartupsComments Off on New app turns travel book into audio

    A new app released by South African author and journalist Peter Delmar is the first to turn a local travel book into a location-aware audio application. The free Android and iOS Platinum Road app contains over an hour’s storytelling narrated by Radio...

  • Nokia launched their first Android-based smartphone into the Kenyan market - the Nokia X (image: Nokia)

    Nokia X available in 17 African countries through Airtel

    March 21, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia X available in 17 African countries through Airtel

    Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and Nokia have announced that the new Nokia X smartphone will be available to purchase across 17 countries in Africa from mid...

  • Nokia launched their first Android-based smartphone into the Kenyan market - the Nokia X (image: Nokia)

    Nokia launches first Android phone in Kenya

    March 14, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia launches first Android phone in Kenya

    Finnish electronics manufacturer Nokia launched their first Android-based smartphone into the Kenyan market, with the Nokia X hitting the shelves this week. To date, Nokia has predominantly released smartphones running on Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating...

  • Cape Town-based Capsule Technologies is developing an Android-based desktop computer (image: Capsule)

    Start-up to develop Android desktop computer

    March 11, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Start-up to develop Android desktop computer

    Google’s Android operating system has been the dominant mobile platform for a number of years, but Cape Town-based Capsule Technologies is turning the tide – by using the operating system to develop a desktop computer. Franck Martinaux, Technical...

  • Manchester United inks deal with Airtel. (Image credit: http://www.sportal.com.au/)

    Airtel signs app deal with Manchester United

    March 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel signs app deal with Manchester United

    Mobile operator Bharti Airtel and popular English football club, Manchester United, have announced details of a new mobile application designed to get its energetic fans in Africa closer to the club. Manchester United’s new Club application offers...

  • Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, announces the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android (image: Bitdefender)

    Bitdefender launches for Android

    February 25, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Bitdefender launches for Android

    Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, has announced the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, fortified with smart anti-theft capabilities, enhanced privacy protection, a sleek new interface and battery-saving agility. Awarded for...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM Channels aims to help businesses and brands

    February 20, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on BBM Channels aims to help businesses and brands

    Last week, BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features, including BBM Channels to the Android and iPhone subscriber base. BlackBerry users have had access to BBM Channels beta for several months now.  In those months,...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM offers free voice calls

    February 14, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM offers free voice calls

    A new version of BBM will be available later today for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. Android and iPhone customers will now be able to make free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi or data connection...

  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    February 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    By late January 2014, Kaspersky Lab had accumulated about 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware, up 34% from November 2013 – two months earlier over 148,000 samples had been recorded. Cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android...