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Apple has unveiled a bevy of brand new features coming with its iOS 15 update during is annual WWDC event, live-streamed yesterday. The new software features include upgrades to FaceTime, Maps, Weather App, Messages, Photos and more. Here are the 7 most important updates and new features shipping with iOS 15: 1....
Last year, Tik Tok's parent company ByteDance and Oracle reached a “technical partnership” for the social media platform's US operations. The deal was expected to address the national security concerns surrounding TikTok, raised by the Trump Administration. But now, it would seem that these efforts have been 'shelved indefinitely' while US...
Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has announced a 38 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth in total bookings revenue for Q2 2016, demonstrating increasing demand by enterpises all over the world for 24.7.365 Availability. Growth in quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) total bookings revenue was even...
Unified communications company, Avaya announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has powered Raya Contact Center, a business process outsourcing service provider, with the resources needed to embark on a digital transformation project. The partnership will see Raya thrive thanks to the Avaya IX Contact Center communications platform. The...
MTN Group has appointed Mteto Nyati as Group Chief Enterprise Officer, effective 1 October. Nyati joins MTN from Microsoft, where he was General Manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) Emerging Regions. In this role, he developed and implemented growth strategies for markets within the region. Prior to that,...
Safaricom has announced a number of changes to its executive team which includes the merge of its information technology and network departments. According to a memo sent to staff by Peter Ndegwa, the telco's current CEO, Morten Bangsgaard will head the new department. Bangsgaard’s appointment takes effect on January 1,...
Uber has expanded its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya. According to Business Daily, this move will increase competition in the East African town where taxi-hailing services are dominated by Wasili Cabs and Bolt. “We remain optimistic about the business opportunity in Kenya, and the launch of...
IT News Africa previously reported on the supposed cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo - E3 - for 2020, with many publications stating that companies close to the event were in the process of pulling out as the cancellation announcements were soon expected. Not a few hours after the article...
Nutanix, a leader in software for private, hybrid and multicloud computing, recently assisted two Computer Science honours students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, with the provision of the infrastructure needed to support the completion of their final honours practical.  The students, Brooke Stewart and Christina...
Business Connexion (BCX) has announced that Cisco is now an anchor partner for its Technology of the Future exhibition; MyWorld of Tomorrow Africa (MWOT). Hosted by BCX, MyWorld of Tomorrow will take place from 16 to 18 October  2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. According to BCX, the platform promises...
Google has revealed that it will be taking on app developers, who circumvent the Play Store's in-app payment system, by enforcing its 30% service fee. In a blog post, Google reveals that a number of developers have reported being confused over the company's billing system policies. “We want to be...
Apple is facing more than a 60% drop in iPhone shipments as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The tech heavyweight already announced in mid-February that it wouldn't meet its revenue guidance for this quarter because of planned cuts in...
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced that it has achieved a Level 3 B-BBEE rating, having previously been rated as Level 4. This follows the multi-national company’s acquisition of its African distributor, Shoden Data Systems, in 2012 and the establishment of a Social and Ethics Committee developed to align...
Amazon company, PAYFORT announced a new partnership with DHL Express in North Africa on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. The partnership will see DHL express customers across the region complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards, whilst protecting them against fraudulent usage and other...
Kaspersky has partnered with Pan-African distributor company, First Distribution, to expand its security software portfolio into West Africa. First Distribution currently distributes Kaspersky in Southern Africa and East Africa. The addition of the new territory means it now covers the full region for non-Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity...
Earlier this week, Google announced that it is bringing two new features to Google Maps - allowing drivers on both iOS and Android to report driving hazards and incidents and those who use Maps on iOS to report accidents, speed traps and traffic jams. "Google Maps has always helped people...
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