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The current work from home measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus is a blessing in disguise for those who prefer having a mix of working from home and in the office. Employers will be able to confirm that indeed this concept is practical and doable and probably...
The livelihood of small businesses is crucial in South Africa, especially in challenging times. That's why we are already seeing businesses coming together to share information, connect and support each other, their employees and their customers during the outbreak of COVID-19.  “When businesses thrive, their communities and local economies...
Google has pulled the plug on its newest version of Chrome and Chrome OS - known as M82. This is because the company, along with many other organisations around the world, is navigating a new reality where its employees work from home in an attempt to limit the spread...
Your data is now everywhere. Your phone. Your smartwatches. Your smart home. And if something goes just a little bit wrong – it could disappear in just one click. With digitalisation continuing to grow around the world, many services are becoming more and more data-driven. The collection of users’ personal...
Microsoft Teams — which brings together chat, meetings, calling, and Office 365 document sharing — is marking its third anniversary by sharing new communication and collaboration features. The new capabilities, according to Microsoft, reflect its commitment to two things: building the very best online meeting experience for their customers; and...
Social network mainstay, Facebook officially rolled out its new modernised redesigned desktop yesterday. The new redesign offers a tabbed home screen, a cleaner view of the profile page, and a new dark mode, reports Tech Crunch. Facebook tells Tech Crunch that as of yesterday "...the majority of people on Facebook...
The Novel Coronavirus has been a worldwide topic of conversation since the outbreak in 2019 – health experts, media and content creators alike have taken to online platforms to share the latest news on the spread, helpful tips to avoid further infection as well as discuss the global impact...
Companies all around the world are navigating a new reality where their employees work from home - in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Taking this into account, Google announced that it'll be halting any Chrome and Chrome OS updates scheduled for the upcoming weeks. Google says that...
Just a couple of days ago, South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) launched COVID-19 Connect - a WhatsApp-based helpline to deliver accurate, up-to-date information to South African citizens during the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Since then, the service has already engaged with over 1.5 million users and has served...
We're living in uncertain times. In the span of a few months, because of the coronavirus huge events have been canceled, businesses have had to re-plan to survive. There are masks in the streets and panic in the shops. Perhaps a reminder on what a fragile precipice society somehow...
Facebook, along with 6 other information-sharing goliaths, has been working hard to ensure that any misinformation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak is detected and then removed from its platform. And while this is a great way to tackle the spread of fake news, it would seem that the company is perhaps...
Some of the worlds biggest social media and information sharing platforms have announced that they will be working together to protect their users from coronavirus-related misinformation. These companies include Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 response efforts," reads the joint industry...
In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks across Africa, a Kenyan man has been charged with spreading misleading and alarming information - essentially fake news - on social media. Taking to Twitter, 23-year-old Elijah Muthui Kitonyo published a tweet where he (1) claimed to be working at the International Airport where...
TikTok, the Chinese app on which hundreds of millions of users from all corners of the world share music videos, has allegedly instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users that are deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform. This is according to internal documents obtained by The...
An update for WhatsApp's "Delete Messages" feature is inbound, reports WABetaInfo. And while the feature is not yet available, it could allow users to automatically delete messages after a set amount of time in both private and group chats. First discovered in October 2019, previous reports suggested that this function would...
Doug Parry, an information scientist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, says that humans “…can't multitask. What we’re doing is rapid task switching”. So, the next time you’re checking social media during a meeting and think you’re paying attention, know that you’re really not. Via Business Insider. Parry, whose...
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