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Posts Tagged ‘Google Play’

  • Alpesh Patel, CEO Oju Africa and Group CEO of Mi-Group International (image: supplied)

    Afro-centric emoticons launched in South Africa

    April 15, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    They first garnered international attention with the launch of the first ethnically diverse emoticons. In fact in the past two weeks the Afro Emoticons from Oju Africa have had the world abuzz, with over 12000 downloads of the free app from Google Play in...

  • Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

    Google snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

    March 18, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    Search giant Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app. This recent update includes support for over 40 new countries – including Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia....

  • 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...

  • A screenshot of Assassin’s Creed Pirates (image: Games Press)

    Assassin’s Creed goes mobile with Pirates

    November 26, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Today Ubisoft announced that the next game from the award-winning Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Pirates will be available for high end smartphones and tablets on December 5 on the App Store, on Google Play and on the Amazon Appstore for...

  • Book-lovers in South Africa can now buy books on Google Play (image: Google)

    e-Books now available on SA Google Play market

    November 7, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Starting today, book-lovers in South Africa can now buy books on Google Play. Apps are already available on Google Play, and today’s launch will give users access to hundreds of thousands of books, including bestsellers and classics from hundreds of...

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    10-million downloads of BBM for Android

    October 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    In just 24 hours BBM has been downloaded over 10 million times by Android and iPhone users, one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date. BBM, the premier private social network from BlackBerry, is available for free in the App Store and...

  • Criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware (image: file)

    Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    September 20, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Over the last three months Kaspersky analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a Trojan, a malicious app for Android, is distributed. It transpires that the criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware. For the first...

  • BBM for Android  (image: iMore)

    BBM for Android officially launches on 21 September

    September 19, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    BBM – the iconic mobile social network – will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and the...

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    BBM coming to Samsung devices

    August 5, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Samsung has announced that the upcoming BBM app will be available in the Google Play and the Samsung App store soon and available to all Samsung GALAXY smartphone consumers across Africa. Says George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa: “At...

  • The Walking Dead game comes to Android

    July 22, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Skybound and Skybound Asia announced the release of a new game for Android-based mobile and tablet devices based on Robert Kirkman’s record-breaking comic book series and bestselling graphic novels, The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead: Assault can be...

  • Should TED Ban Marketing Pitches? Google Glass Talk Was Pure Promotion

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Sergey Brin’s Google Glass presentation at last week’s TED2013 conference came off as little more than a product pitch. Wearing his “Google Glass” throughout the presentation, Brin begins by noting that “when we (Brin and Larry Page) started Google...

  • First of its kind Star Trek app available

    February 4, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Star Trek Into Darkness, a first of its kind application which is based on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Paramount Pictures film, is now available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play. Users who have the app will have unprecedented access to all...

  • Google Play hits 25 billion downloads

    September 27, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    The Android app store, Google Play, has achieved another milestone as the official store to download Android applications. Google announced that Google Play has reached 25 billion downloads, which hosts over 675 000 apps and games for Android devices. To...

  • Sophos launches Android Mobile Security

    July 31, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    As part of its Complete Mobile Security initiative, Sophos has announced the availability of Sophos Mobile Security, a free lightweight anti-virus app that protects Android devices against malware, privacy issues and hardware loss—without reducing...

  • Android adds in-game subscriptions to Google Play

    May 25, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    While In-app Billing has been possible for apps in the Google Play store for almost a year, developers at Google have now enabled In-app subscriptions for apps. “Starting today, developers can use In-app Billing to sell monthly or annual subscriptions from...

  • Facebook to launch new App Center

    May 10, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Social networking giant Facebook unveiled plans for their new App Centre recently, which will provide over 900-milllion users with an easy way to find, download and utilise a wide variety of social apps. The App Centre will also provide app developers with a...