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Huawei has announced that ride-hailing platform - Bolt - is now available on its AppGallery. The service provides users with a simple, affordable, and much quicker way of reaching any destination within certain cities in South Africa. Moreover, it can help users avoid the hassle of missing an important appointment,...
Yahoo Answers is officially being shut down after almost sixteen years of helping people around the world connect and share information. According to the platform's website, it will be available in read-only mode from 20 April 2021 and officially shut down on 4 May 2021. A statement sent to active Yahoo Answers...
Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping them from using their favourite messaging platforms and applications. This emerged in new research carried out by KnowBe4 among smartphone users in Nigeria, Mauritius, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya,...
Twitter is making it possible for users to add stickers to their Fleets. In a new update, both Android and iOS users will be able to add stickers by simply tapping the smiley face icon on the bottom row of their screen. "Fleets just got an upgrade," reveals Twitter in an...
LinkedIn is testing a 'social audio experience', according to TechCrunch. This feature would allow app users to "connect with their community" across its network. Different to Clubhouse or other rivals being built by Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn believes its audio networking feature will connect with users’ professional identity, "not just...
Bolt has officially launched a new food delivery service in Kenya after announcing this plan in 2020. So far the service - which aims to give users access to restaurants and menus from the palm of their hands - has partnered with around 200 restaurants, including KFC, Big Square, Pizza...
Telegram has released a new update that includes recordable voice chats, rich lists of participants, raise hand mechanics, invite links for speakers and listeners, voice chat titles, and a way for public figures to join voice chats as their channels. Here's a closer look at all the new features and...
Twitter is testing a feature that will allow users to watch YouTube videos directly from their timeline. At the moment, users have to leave Twitter and open YouTube in order to watch a video. Here's a sneak peek at what this will look like for Twitter users: https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1372592575849189381 “The current test on...
Google has rolled out its Live Caption feature for Chrome browser users. The feature was initially only available on the Pixel 2 and then to selected Android devices. But now, XDA has revealed that the feature is finally going live on the stable Chrome 89. Live Caption provides users with...
YouTube is rolling out “Checks” - a new tool to help make uploading videos and receiving ad revenue easier for creators. "Hey Creators! Today we're rolling out a new step in the upload process on Studio desktop called "Checks" – which will automatically screen your uploads for potential copyright claims...
Google has revealed that the service fee charged to Play Store developers could be reduced by up to 50%. The tech giant believes this is will help developers build sustainable businesses. "We work with partners every day to understand the challenges they face and help them bring their innovative ideas...
Oracle has launched Java 16 (Oracle JDK 16) which includes 17 new enhancements expected to further improve developer productivity. According to the software company, Java updates can be expected every six months to provide developers with a predictable release schedule. This offers a steady stream of innovations while also delivering...
Instagram is introducing a new feature that restricts DMs between teen users (under the age of 18) and adults they don’t follow. This means that if an adult tries to message a teen who doesn’t follow them, they receive a notification that DM’ing them isn’t an option. "This feature relies on...
Netflix is testing ways to curb password sharing for business and security reasons. As part of this test, users will be required to verify whether or not they are the owner of the account through an email code or text code. "If someone is unable to verify account ownership within...
Facebook has launched a Paid Online Events tool that will allow content creators in South Africa to earn extra money. Paid Online Events is available in 20 countries and is expanding to 24 additional countries in the coming weeks, with South Africa being the first country in Africa where the...
Twitter is testing a new way for users to crop images - by not having to crop them at all. According to The Verge, this means images will show up in the Twitter timeline looking just as they did when the user was composing the tweet. "Sometimes it's better said...
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