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On April 3, Business Insider revealed that more than 530 million Facebook users personal information had been made publicly available in an unsecured database - this included names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Facebook has now disclosed that it doesn’t plan to notify the users whose data was exposed online. According...
TikTok has launched an Android TV app, available from the Google Play Store - making it even easier for users to spend hours watching shortform videos. According to 9to5Google, the TikTok app works similarly to the regular app where "videos are shown in a feed can flip through to...
Netflix has launched a new short-form video platform called Fast Laughs. The service is expected to give users an inside look at funny clips from Netflix's library of series. "Wanna see something funny? On Netflix, this one little question opens up lots of possibilities from hilarious series and films to laugh-out-loud...
Huawei Mobile Services has launched its latest version of Huawei AppGallery, featuring a new and enhanced way to discover content for users in South Africa. According to the company, the update "empowers users to smoothly discover an array of new apps, games, and resources on the platform and delve deeper...
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...
Looking back, our devices and apps were a great source of comfort and convenience as we navigated through the various challenges of 2020. With this in mind, the Huawei AppGallery saw significant downloads of its most popular apps and games - ranging from entertainment and shopping to banking, games and...
Microsoft is set to introduce text predictions for Word. This new feature is expected to help users write "more efficiently" by reducing spelling and grammar errors. According to Neowin, text predictions uses a Machine Learning model to "make suggestions based on the text typed by the user". How Word Text Predictions...
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,...
Elon Musk is making headlines after causing the price of Dogecoin to surge to an all-time high. On Sunday, the tech entrepreneur tweeted "Who let the Doge out", resulting in a 53% rise over the last 24 hours. Dogecoin's record value is now 8.2 cents with a market value of...
MultiChoice has added Abol TV – a 24-hour premium 100% Ethiopian general entertainment channel – to its list of locally-focused channels. Abol TV joins DStv’s stable of Ethiopian programming including the Ethiopian Premier League, Amharic language channels such as Zee Alem, Nick Jnr Amharic, and local free-to-air channels. In developing the...
YouTube will introduce a number of new features this year, including; Expanding to TV, TikTok rival Shorts and an Integrated Shopping Experience. "With a global audience of over two billion logged-in users coming to YouTube every month—more than ever, we know we have to build custom experiences and apps that...
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...
Facebook's recent attempt to update WhatsApp's privacy policy has left many users concerned and searching for a more 'secure' messaging platform, like Telegram. This move has sparked what Telegram founder, Pavel Durov, says is "the largest digital migration in human history" after the platform saw a massive increase in active...
Telegram has released a new update that includes an auto-delete timer for messages in any chat, as well as new flexible invite links. Auto-Delete Messages Telegram users can now enable an auto-delete timer in all chats, which will automatically erase messages for all participants either 24 hours or 7 days after...
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 Safaricom App is now available for download from the Huawei App Gallery. The app provides Safaricom customers with a user-friendly way to access the telco's products and services. Through the app, users can: M-PESA SEND MONEY- Select their contacts directly from their phone book, Hakikisha the name of the...
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