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Huawei recently unveiled six new gadgets at its global launch event, these include the FreeBuds 3i which retail in South Africa for just R1,999. These earphones are said to be the world’s first open-fit true wireless stereo (TWS) with advanced active noise cancelling (ANC) technologies. Here are three reasons to...
Kenya's government is planning to spend KES15 billion to allow schools to teach four subjects online. This comes after ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru announced plans to pilot a programme that would aid in digital learning. According to The Star, Mucheru appeared before the Senate ICT Committee to "answer questions about...
South Africa is about to move into Lockdown Level One as from midnight on Sunday, 20 September. And while the hard lockdown saw eCommerce activity skyrocket to unprecedented levels, trade volumes in brick and mortar stores have already started to see a pick-up during the previous shift down to...
Following months of uncertainty, data from FNB shows that businesses are already seeing signs of recovery as card swipes at merchants point of sale devices rebound close to pre-pandemic levels. Purchases recorded on FNB Speedpoint devices show that transactions recorded in August, when the country moved to level 2 of...
Sony has announced the arrival of its new TV range which comprise of the A8H, X90H, X75H and X80H 4K models. The lineup is equipped with the Android 9 Pie smart TV platform, powered by Sony’s proprietary and houses the game-changing Picture Processor X1. “We’re excited to announce the arrival...
Nokia and Tizeti have partnered to supply over one million subscribers in Nigeria with LTE technology. The telco will deploy Nokia's AirScale Base Station TDD-LTE and Fastmile Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) gateways in order to deliver Internet and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services. The solution is expected to enable Tizeti...
Telkom South Africa and Telenor have announced the signing of a three and a half year Managed Roaming agreement that will enable Telkom to improve the roaming retail offering to its end users. Through this agreement, Telenor will be responsible for the full end-to-end wholesale roaming process for Telkom. Meanwhile,...
The ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR) has revealed that has launched Registry Lock, a new feature that prevents ownership and other details of domain names (under its management) from being fraudulently changed. "Registry Lock is a function that can now be activated at the Registry level to prevent the unauthorised...
Jumia has expanded its delivery service with the introduction of new pick-up locations across Ghana - something that the company hopes will allow customers to receive their orders faster while saving money. With over 20 pick up stations already operational in Accra and Kumasi, new stations will open in the...
With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing. Yet as technology continues to drastically change how we conduct our...
KaiOS Technologies  and Telkom Kenya have unveiled the new Kaduda T-Smart, a KaiOS–enabled smart feature phone. The T-Smart is said to be a 'significant upgrade' of Telkom Kenya’s feature phone portfolio as the device aims to address the growing demand for competitively-priced Internet-enabled devices with affordable data packages. The T-Smart enables...
Lonestar Cell MTN and WorldRemit have partnered to make it possible for customers to receive international remittances straight to their Mobile Money accounts, free of charge. With over 7,000 Lonestar Cell MTN agent cashpoint locations across Liberia, the service is expected to eliminate the stress, risks and long queues in...
Safaricom, Telkom and Airtel Kenya have decided to compensate customers who experience interrupted services due to network outages, reports Gadgets Africa. This comes shortly after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) issued new draft regulations "to compel telcos to either pay or offer credit equivalent of the time users are...
Infinix has officially launched its new X1 smart TV in Kenya. With Android TV, a 'high-quality' viewing experience and the AIoT technology, the new smart TV is expected to develop the new business line for the company and 'take the entertainment of local customers to a new level'. The X1 Android...
Mastercard and Zimswitch have partnered in an attempt to modernise Zimbabwe's payment infrastructure - something that the companies believe will support the country's Reserve Bank’s vision of an interoperable payment system that supports inclusive economic growth and boosts the digital economy. “We see this partnership as a positive development that...
South Africa's National Department of Health (DoH) and Discovery have partnered to launch a COVID-19 Alert app in an attempt to strengthen the existing contact tracing methods in the country. The app is a free exposure notification tool that lets users know if/when they have been in close contact with...
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