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Four dangers of unsecured biometric data

November 7, 2019 • Features, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nowadays, Traditional passwords are a weak point as according to Kaspersky, data leaks happen quite often. More and more have companies decide to change their approach by adopting biometrics. However, no one is immune to identity theft and there already have been several actual cases of losing biometric data. To raise awareness on the topic [&hellip...

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Top 4 cyberthreats for 2020 revealed

November 6, 2019 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity company, Sophos launched its 2020 Threat Report providing insights into the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape...

Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

Top 5 malware’s discovered in 2019

November 4, 2019 • Features, Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 malware’s discovered in 2019

Internet security company, ESET took a look at some of the most pertinent malware discoveries of the year 2019 – to emphasise the importance of taking proactive countermeasures against malware and of implementing cybersecurity best practices. Here are...

Huawei's newest smartphone software - 5 things you need to know

Huawei’s newest smartphone software – 5 things you need to know

August 29, 2019 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei’s newest smartphone software – 5 things you need to know

With more than 500 million active daily users in over 216 countries and support for up to 77 languages, it’s safe to say that Huawei has come a long way since it was first founded. But now, the smartphone giant – who’s been famed for...

Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

February 7, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a...

Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have...

10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the...

6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

January 26, 2019 • Lists, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 sites driving eCommerce in Africa

eCommerce in Africa is booming but that doesn’t leave out any struggles which include uncertainty around receiving orders satisfactorily. There are currently 65.4 million eCommerce users in Africa and the Middle East, with an additional 20 million users...

Out with the old, in with the new – 10 hot smartphones set for release in 2019

January 24, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Out with the old, in with the new – 10 hot smartphones set for release in 2019

2018 had an impressive release of smartphones. However, 2019 seems to be gearing up for even bigger releases, with most smartphone makers debuting new flagships. We’ve already seen some leaks and hints as to what new phones will release early in the year...

MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

January 17, 2019 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

Despite the major infrastructural challenges that Africa faces – such as low connectivity and the high cost of data, the number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global...

Nokia invites innovative startups to compete in the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

Hottest fintech startups to look out for in 2019

January 16, 2019 • Finance, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Hottest fintech startups to look out for in 2019

There are a number of impressive African fintech startups emerging from the continent, and 2019 could be a very important year for their growth and success. From mobile money transfer apps to tech firms determined to help users save, these tech startups come...

The IT News Africa 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

December 19, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on The IT News Africa 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

As Christmas draws near, so does the slowly building pressure to buy the perfect presents for your friends and family. The tech space is also so dense and hard to navigate sometimes that it can be daunting finding the right gift for the technophiles in your...

10 Tech gifts under R200 that are actually useful

December 18, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 Tech gifts under R200 that are actually useful

Christmas is peeking around the corner, so it’s time to get those last minute gift ideas down before it’s too late. As far as tech gifts go, it’s hard to find something useful without breaking the bank. Thankfully, IT News Africa has...

Top 10 personal technologies to support digital business

Top 10 personal technologies to support digital business

December 14, 2018 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 personal technologies to support digital business

The idea of an assistant that can schedule meetings and arrange a calendar, order lunch and remind you that you need to leave the office before 4:30 on Thursday to make it across the city to dinner with colleagues doesn’t seem too extraordinary–until you...

Load Shedding

Overcome load shedding this Festive Season with these top tips

December 6, 2018 • Lists, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Overcome load shedding this Festive Season with these top tips

The festive season has officially begun; however, it looks as though South Africans will be celebrating the holidays without electricity, at certain times of the day and night, as South African power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding. As load...

Uber launches healthcare cover for driver-partners

Top 10 essential healthcare apps to have on your phone

November 23, 2018 • Healthcare, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 essential healthcare apps to have on your phone

When you buy a smartphone you are not just buying a device that can cater for keeping in contact with friends and family, but you are also opening yourself up to a world of possibilities when it comes to apps. With mobile phones evolving constantly, we now...