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On Tuesday, May 22, YouTube will launch their new music streaming service, simply called YouTube Music, which will replace Google Play Music. YouTube also plans to introduce YouTube Premium, the new name for the YouTube Red subscription service. Free, ad-supported accounts will be available, while the subscription tier, YouTube Music Premium,...
Earlier this week, Twitter announced that it plans on cleaning up the platform by removing inactive accounts. The social media giant said it would send out warning emails to the owners of inactive accounts - login by the 11 December 2019 deadline or risk losing your account and username....
Social Media Week 2020 kicks off on Monday, 24 February 2020 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos. Dubbed "Africa’s largest tech and media gathering" by Business Insider, the 4-day conference hopes to see thousands of visitors interacting with globally recognised brands. Last year, SMW2019 dealt with ‘STORIES: With Great...
With the growth of the mobile app market and more apps requiring a user's bank card information, cybercriminals are finding these apps attractive and they are now able to steal users credentials. Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new modification of the mobile banking Trojan Faketoken. Cybercriminals have extended...
A scandal that implicates a number of South African politicians has been trending on Twitter since yesterday. This comes after Sihle Bolani, a Public Relations strategist took the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's ruling party to court, claiming that the party owed her R2.2 million for public relations...
Webtickets has expanded its online ticketing business into Southern Africa. Webtickets recently started operating in Zimbabwe and one of its biggest ticketing sales events has included the recent 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series one-day international (ODI) cricket tournament, which took place from 25 August to 6 September 2014 between Zimbabwe, South...
WhatsApp is on a mission to slow the spread of fake news between users and that's why it has imposed a strict new limit on message forwarding. Starting today, users who plan on forwarding a message that has been identified as “highly forwarded” will only be to send it...
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has teamed up with Mondia Pay, a digital payments company, to roll out seamless and contactless payments solutions for mobile network operators. Since the commencement of the partnership in September 2020, demand for the implementation of Direct Carrier Billing service (DCB) for seamless, contactless payments...
The 89th Academy Awards was held on Sunday the 26th of February in Los Angeles. On Monday as Africa woke up to the news of the ongoing awards in the United States, something had happened that sent the internet into meltdown. The biggest award of the evening, Best Picture, was...
The Facebook-owned chat service and messaging platform, WhatsApp is on track to support users simultaneously using their account across multiple devices. This is, of course, while taking all the necessary privacy and security precautions, reports Tech Weez. Adding multi-device functionality is something WhatsApp's over 2-billion worldwide users have been requesting...
Enterprise mobility is growing up. From the earliest days where the goal was merely to remotely connect key staff members to basic corporate services remotely, the scope is broadening. For business leaders, one’s mobility strategy must now encompass various user profiles, and many different devices, operating systems, networks, applications...
Popular video-sharing website YouTube was forced to remove more than 8million inappropriate videos during the last three months of 2017. YouTube released a transparency report that shows a high number of inappropriate content being uploaded, however automated flagging is speeding up the removal process. It's easy for the internet to get...
Earlier this week, Apple disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. However, on Thursday, February 7, Apple widened its privacy feud with tech giants, blocking Google from running its internally built iOS apps, an apparent...
Google today announced Project Link, an initiative to enable any local mobile operator or ISP to connect more people in Kampala, Uganda to the Web through a super-fast, high-capacity fiber network. In Kampala and many parts of the world, online activity is halted by pre-broadband speeds or unreliable connections. Project Link...
South African based company, RND Labs has launched 'Guardian' an app that aims to protect local mobile user's from primarily overseas-based mobile fraudsters. Described by its developers as an 'anti-virus app for airtime'; Guardian's ability to scan, notify, detect and remove malicious apps that deliberately set out to deplete a...
Opera launched the newest Opera browser for Mac, Windows and Linux now includes a Crypto Wallet, Web 3 explorer and a free VPN. The new feature lets people make transactions and interact with the blockchain-based Internet of the future, also known as Web 3. With Opera 60 (codenamed Reborn 3), Opera...
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