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    Local apps get free download from MTN Nigeria

    May 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

    MTN Nigeria has announced a month of free downloads for all Nigerian applications that fall under the APPtitude promotion from the leading telecommunications operator. The goal is to continue to increase the number of local apps on the market as an effort to...

  • Martin Walshaw

    Mobile banking and how to stay secure

    February 16, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Before mobile banking becomes truly universal, banks and financial institutions must consider the balance between security and usability, says Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks. We live in an app world. We shop through apps, we catch up with the...

  • Learning in a Sudanese classroom is not easy, but it can be made more manageable it seems, with clever deployment of technology.

    Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves

    October 18, 2014 • East Africa, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Teenagers in Sudan developing apps to teach themselves

    Khartoum: Civil war has caused a teacher shortage in Sudan, but that hasn’t stopped a group of teenagers from wanting to learn or an inspiring foreign teacher from joining the class to teach students how to teach themselves via development of their own...

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    Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

    September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

    Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls...

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

    Unicef’s RapidPro platform aimed at African mhealth

    September 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Unicef’s RapidPro platform aimed at African mhealth

    Unicef has launched RapidPro – an open-source platform of applications that can, according to the company, help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services. Produced by Unicef’s global...

  • Warren Oliver

    Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    July 15, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Managing the heterogenous DC – let the apps lead

    Data centre owners are under pressure to standardise on a single virtualisation technology – but, there are some advantages to having a mixed environment. In the modern data centre, it’s applications that should drive decision making. The only purpose...

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    By 2016, 25% of Top 50 Banks will have launched banking app stores

    June 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on By 2016, 25% of Top 50 Banks will have launched banking app stores

    According to a Gartner report, Banking CIOs, CMOs and line of business (LOB) heads face two key challenges. The first is that the visibility of customer banking apps in public stores is decreasing due to the total number of apps available; the second is that...

  • Ericsson today announced an agreement with MTN to trial the exciting new Ericsson Radio Dot System in public venues (image: Charlie Fripp)

    MTN to trial Ericsson’s Radio Dot System in public

    February 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN to trial Ericsson’s Radio Dot System in public

    Ericsson today announced an agreement with MTN, a telecommunications company with presence in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East, to trial the new Ericsson Radio Dot System in public venues and enterprise buildings across South Africa, and later...

  • A screenshot of the Valentine’s Greetings app (image: Microsoft)

    Top 10 Valentine’s Day apps

    February 13, 2014 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 Valentine’s Day apps

    With the world getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, IT News Africa is taking a look at 10 apps available in the Windows Store. Whether it is an app for romantic quotes or booking a quick getaway, these apps will make Valentine’s day...

  • 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...

  • A mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela (image: http://laliencilliers.wordpress.com/)

    Top 10 Nelson Mandela apps

    December 10, 2013 • Lists, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 Nelson Mandela apps

    As the world mourns the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, with a memorial service of global significance scheduled for 10 December 2013 at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, there are a number of mobile applications that share the legacy...

  • Windows Phone apps can now be charged to a monthly Vodacom bill (image: WP Central)

    Windows Phone users can charge Vodacom apps to monthly bill

    November 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Windows Phone users can charge Vodacom apps to monthly bill

    Windows Phone users on mobile operator Vodacom will now be able to purchase apps on the Windows Phone store, and charge it directly to the monthly Vodacom bill. “If you’re a Windows Phone Vodacom user, contract or prepaid, life has just became a whole lot...

  • Travellers to the UK from Nigeria will have to follow new Visa application rules from December 16. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Top 10 Business Traveller apps for Africa

    October 31, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 Business Traveller apps for Africa

    Travelling through Africa, or any other continent for that matter, is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. However, without access to relevant and accurate information, the experience can be rather troublesome and expensive. IT News Africa has listed...

  • Ashton Steyn, CTO and Cloud Ambassador, HP Enterprise Services, South Africa. (Image source: HP Enterprise Services, SA)

    Mobility beyond the device: A future view

    October 22, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mobility beyond the device: A future view

    Over the past 24 months there has been a veritable tempest surrounding the rise of the cloud. From cloud-lovers to cloud-haters, the debate has rumbled back and forth on the likes of security, sovereignty and sustainability. In truth, all advancements in...

  • A screenshot of Windows 8.1 (image: Charlie Fripp

    Opening up Windows 8.1

    October 18, 2013 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Opening up Windows 8.1

    Microsoft this week announced the availability of the update to its Windows 8 operating system and users who download Windows 8.1 will immediately notice a number of changes. All that users have to do is visit the Windows Store and the update should be...

  • Ericsson has announced the launch of its 2014 App Awards with key targets on students (image: Ericsson)

    Ericsson launches App Award 2014

    October 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson launches App Award 2014

    With mobile penetration projections of about 9.7 billion globally, the world is moving towards a completely digital era. People are dependent on mobile gadgets to partake in everyday living and numerous apps have made this a convenient possibility. With that...