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Initially, banks were slow to embrace the advantages the Internet offered. Various third-party developers took advantage of this opportunity to create applications and tools that made transferring money between people quick and painless. While banks have since made improvements in their ability to transfer money online, especially with regards...
MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa - according to the Mobile Network Quality report by MyBroadband Insights. The report is based on 310,649 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1 October and 31 December...
The African continent is facing a loss of more than $2 billion as a result of deliberate Internet shutdowns in 2019. According to digital advocacy group, Access Now, "An Internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of Internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable for a specific...
Apple Inc. has been accused of stealing trade secrets and misusing inventions in its Apple Watch. The allegations come from a Health Tech company, Masimo, that develops and produces 'signal processing technology for health-care monitors', according to Bloomberg. The initial report suggests that Apple 'got secret information under the guise...
Samsung has showcased its second foldable device - the Galaxy Bloom - during a 'secret' meeting held at the CES 2020 conference. According to TechRadar, 'Galaxy Bloom' was originally considered a codename, but now it "will actually be the device's go-to-market name, and not Galaxy Fold 2 as originally...
Twitter is upping the ante when it comes to reducing harassment on the platform - according to The Verge, "Twitter’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie, unveiled some new changes that are coming to the platform this year, focusing specifically on conversations." And one new way the social media giant...
2019 has seen companies implement several incremental changes to create a more immersive experience for employees around the digital workplace. Much of this has revolved around driving collaboration and using automation so workers can deliver increased strategic value. While this automation has always been a focus area when it comes...
Foldable phones are the next big mobile trend, but they can come with a weighty price tag. This is why LG has opted to take this trend in a new direction thanks to its LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen smartphone. Nicole Ross, Product Marketing Specialist at LG Electronics SA, explains that...
2020 is not just the beginning of a new decade, it's the start of new tech tools taking hold and consumer behaviour moving ever faster towards instant communication. And to take advantage of these innovations, Ashleigh Wainstein - director of martech firm, Social Places - has highlighted seven key...
This week, Lenovo unveiled innovations that the company says have the potential to transform lives, move industries forward and reveal new possibilities thanks to the era of connectivity. One such innovation was the launch of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - the worlds first foldable PC. “Creating the world’s first...
Samsung announced this week that it plans on introducing new products - including the next generation of Galaxy smartphones - at its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 launch in San Francisco. The event is set to take place on Tuesday, 11 February. In an official invitation from the company, it says it...
The year 2019 delivered a significant profit for the gaming industry all over the world. The statistics show that the global video games market generated $83 billion income - with mobile games representing the most substantial segment of the entire video games market, resulting in $49 billion in revenue. Mobile...
2019 has been an exciting year for tech across Africa - from local startups taking on the global stage and South Africa's very own smartphones to the appointment of more women in positions of power - and with 2020 right around the corner, here is a look back at...
Most insurers have started exploring the opportunities that blockchain can deliver to their business. With 81% of insurers globally familiar with the technology, some areas of focus are fraud prevention, the digital tracking of medical records, and developing smart contracts. JC Oberholzer, Chief Systems Architect of SilverBridge Holdings, examines...
Retailers have always been at the forefront of each new wave of digital advancement, in an effort to accommodate the increase in both the number of customers and the ensuing volume of products and transactions. Their own digital transformation starting decades prior, with investment into core transactional and system...
Having adequate levels of education and digitals skills capacity and capability is pivotal in ensuring that South Africa maximizes the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). However, this is a major challenge that South Africa faces while trying to meet the educational needs of its growing population. The challenge...
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