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  • TomTom MapQuest

    TomTom Powers MapQuest’s Core Map Data with New Partnership

    June 20, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off

    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...

  • Report reveals tips for launching a successful mhealth app. (image credit: Shutterstock, Image ID: 183802295)

    6 tips for creating a successful mHealth app

    May 16, 2014 • Lists, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • BlackBerry's Z10 (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry updates Find Friends on BBM

    February 6, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Starting today, BBM is being updated with the Find Friends on BBM feature for iPhone and Android, allowing users to easily find their friends and contacts already using BBM. “The Find Friends feature is something that BBM users have been asking for and...

  • Richard Broeke, spokesperson for IT security provider, Securicom. (Image source: Securicom)

    SA companies needs tighter grip on mobiles

    February 5, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Mobile security and device management will become one of the top challenges for South African companies as attacks on smartphones and tablets are likely to increase again in 2014. So says Richard Broeke, a consultant at leading IT security company, Securicom....

  • The MTN Steppa smartphone features a large 3.5 inch touch screen display (image: MTN)

    MTN launches R499 Steppa smartphone

    January 30, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    As part of its efforts to revolutionize the telecommunications industry and bridge the digital divide, MTN SA has launched its own affordable, simple and high performance Android smartphone for students, businesses and customers looking to take full advantage...

  • Rdio and Shazam announced an international expansion of their music discovery partnership to include South Africa. (image: Rdio)

    Streaming service Rdio available in South Africa

    January 29, 2014 • OnlineComments Off

    Digital music service, Rdio,  and Shazam, a media engagement company, today announced the international expansion of their music discovery partnership to include South Africa. South African users of the Free and Encore version of the Shazam App for iOS and...

  • Samsung's Galaxy S4 (image: Digital Trends)

    Samsung, Google to share patents for 10 years

    January 27, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Samsung is arguably the biggest provider of Android-based mobile devices, and with that in mind, technology giant Google has signed a patent cross-license agreement with the Korean electronics maker that will enable the two companies to share patents for the...