As the demand for powerful, affordable Internet of Things devices grows in South Africa, the focus for manufacturers and distributors alike has shifted to provide a diversity of tech products to suit the needs and budget of a highly segmented market. It is for this reason that Mobile in Africa,...
Acer has launched a suite of powerful notebooks across its Swift, Spin and Aspire series - all featuring the performance of new 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The company says that these devices have been "designed to push ultra-portable PC design to new territories"...
There's been an overall decrease in certain malware cases across sub-Saharan Africa, according to Kaspersky research. However, the human cyber threat remains rife and Africa is not immune to the evolving techniques of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), as well as the possibilities of being a future target of hacking-for-hire...
While a mobile workforce has long been possible, thanks to the availability of cloud technologies, the COVID-19 pandemic fast-tracked the adoption of remote-working practices. And as we move forward, it’s likely that a cloud-based workforce will be the foundation of how organisations operate, compete, and succeed. Leaders in tech will...
Vodacom has revealed its plans to invest just over R320 million into network across KwaZulu Natal during 2020/2021. The lion’s share of the capital expenditure will go towards building new LTE base station sites in both urban and deep rural areas of the province. This network acceleration is expected to...
LG officially launched the LG Signature OLED R (model RX) - the worlds first rollable TV - priced at $87 000. The tech company says that this TV is the very definition of exclusive, an exceptional feat of engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq3wG7p15Ew The LG Signature OLED R boasts a liquid smooth 65-inch flexible OLED...
Nokia and NASA have joined forces to deploy the first-ever LTE network on the moon - a major step towards a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. The end-to-end LTE network - pioneered by Nokia Bell Labs’ - is expected to be ready in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with...
Gozem has announced that it has acquired Delivroum, a food delivery app in Togo. This transaction combines the strength of Gozem’s transportation network with the breadth of Delivroum’s restaurant network, in the hopes of creating an unparalleled food delivery platform in Togo. Founded in 2018 in Lomé, Delivroum was the...
Nearly nine in ten (84%) of Ghanaian youth polled suggest that the rise of ‘fake news’ breaking out across their country and around the continent has impacted their ability to stay informed, according to the African Youth Survey (AYS). Commissioned by the South African-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation, the survey also...
MultiChoice Group has appointed Nyiko Shiburi as the new CEO of its South African (MCSA) operations - effective from 1 December 2020. Until now, Shiburi has been the Regional Director of MultiChoice Africa: Southern Region — a role that spans nine countries. “Nyiko is an extremely experienced leader and has successfully...
MTN Group has been named the 'Most Valuable African Brand' by Brand Finance Africa. The ranking ascribes a brand value of $3,3 billion to MTN. Brand value is said to be the net economic benefit that a brand owner would achieve by licensing the brand in the open market. In...
Twitter has reportedly suffered a global outage which lasted about an hour and a half. According to Bloomberg, the social media platform said it saw "no evidence of a security breach or hack, but was investigating internal causes for the problems". https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1316880612691591174?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Twitter was said to be looking into an “irregularity” with...
Stripe has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a payments collection company based in Lagos, Nigeria. According to an official statement, Paystack works with more than 60,000 businesses in Nigeria and Ghana to securely collect online and offline payments. It also processes more than half...
PlayStation users were surprised to discover that Sony's latest 8.0 update could give the tech company permission to record voice chats - for moderation purposes. https://twitter.com/_Minii17/status/1316341543490539523?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1316341543490539523%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2020%2F10%2F14%2F21516928%2Fsony-ps5-playstation-5-owners-record-listen-voice-chats-moderation-4-8-0-software-update According to The Verge, the update’s initial release notes "contained no mention of voice recordings". But they have since been modified to bring clarity to...
Apple has revealed that its iPhone 12 series will ship without earbuds or wall chargers. This, according to the tech giant, is part of its strategy to reduce climate impact across its entire business. "Apple is carbon neutral for global corporate operations and, by 2030, plans to have net-zero climate...
Facebook has revealed a new look for Messenger including a new logo and default chat colour, as well as new chat themes. "We’re also adding features like selfie stickers and vanish mode, which are coming soon," says the social giant in a blog post. “The new-look reflects a shift to the...
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