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  • It's easier than ever for Android users to accidentally downloaded malware

    Over 500,000 Android users accidentally downloaded malware

    November 26, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Over 500,000 Android users accidentally downloaded malware

    When it comes to the security of our personal devices, phones drop down to the bottom of the list almost every time. We’re far too trusting of app developers and stores like Google Play to even consider that there might be something malicious hiding in...

  • NBA 2K Mobile delivers console quality graphics and lifelike NBA 2K action on the go like never before.

    New NBA 2K mobile available on iOS

    November 21, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on New NBA 2K mobile available on iOS

    2K and Cat Daddy Studios have announced that the all-new NBA 2K Mobile is now available for free on iOS and is coming soon to Android. NBA 2K Mobile delivers console quality graphics and lifelike NBA 2K action on the go. “NBA 2K Mobile presents an all-new...

  • Google Translator's translating camera gains 13 new languages

    Google Translate adds 13 languages to its visual translator

    October 15, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Google Translate adds 13 languages to its visual translator

    Google search has made some advances over the past years – from auto-complete, to image search and natural language understanding. Last year, Google announced that the Google Translate app, which is in 103 languages was made avaible in Swahili, Zulu and...

  • AKA launches new app with Vodacom

    AKA launches app with Vodacom

    October 4, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on AKA launches app with Vodacom

    Rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has entered into a new business venture in partnership with South African mobile service provider Vodacom. AKA’s Beam World App launched on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 and is set to document his life, career, family and also...

  • Lukas Stefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET

    Fake finance apps on Google Play target users worldwide

    September 21, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fake finance apps on Google Play target users worldwide

    Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda....

  • Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    September 6, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Why now could be a good time to fortify your Android defenses

    First, a quick recap: Epic Games has decided to eschew distributing the Android version of its blockbuster game, Fortnite, via Google Play, instead making it available exclusively from its own website. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has said that the move...

  • Securing credit card transactional data is crucial

    Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data

    July 29, 2018 • Online & Social, SecurityComments Off on Fake banking apps on Google Play leak stolen credit card data

    Another set of fake banking apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. Claiming to increase the credit card limit for users of three Indian banks, the malicious apps phish for credit card details and internet banking credentials using bogus...

  • Kenya: Boda Boda Safety Association to launch bike hailing app

    Malware discovered in game apps on Google Play

    January 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Malware discovered in game apps on Google Play

    In the past, cyber-criminals have targeted businesses, hospitals, and governments; today, we’ve seen them begin to focus on games and apps intended for children. Check Point Researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code on Google Play Store that...

  • Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

    Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

    December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

    Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has announced support for Android Oreo (Go edition) on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Android Oreo (Go edition) is an optimised experience for smartphones supporting 1 GB or less of memory. Qualcomm...

  • Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

    Social apps take over South African smartphones

    October 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Social apps take over South African smartphones

    For the second consecutive year, social media apps have dominated free downloads on all three major app stores in South Africa, namely Google Play for Android, the Apple App Store for iOS, and the Windows Store. This is one of the key findings of the South...

  • Afro-centric emoticons launched in South Africa

    April 15, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Afro-centric emoticons launched in South Africa

    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 snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

    March 18, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Google snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

    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....

  • Concerns on the rise about mobile apps watching and tracking South African users, finds Kaspersky Lab

    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...

  • Assassin’s Creed goes mobile with Pirates

    November 26, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Assassin’s Creed goes mobile with Pirates

    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...

  • e-Books now available on SA Google Play market

    November 7, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on e-Books now available on SA Google Play market

    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...

  • 10-million downloads of BBM for Android

    October 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on 10-million downloads of BBM for Android

    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...