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Facebook accepts $5 billion fine over privacy violations

WhatsApp and Instagram to undergo a Facebook face-lift

November 5, 2019 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp and Instagram to undergo a Facebook face-lift

While it’s no secret that Facebook owns both WhatsApp and Instagram – it would seem that the social media giant doesn’t want anyone to forget it. In a move that is all part of Facebook’s attempt to (1) create a clear distinction between Facebook the corporation and Facebook the social media platform and (2) to [&hellip...

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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...

Rugby World Cup final breaks all-time streaming records in Africa

November 4, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Rugby World Cup final breaks all-time streaming records in Africa

On Monday, 4 November 2019, South African TV service, MultiChoice revealed that the 2019 Rugby World Cup final saw the most people across Africa live streaming an event. “It’s fair to assume that the load during the Final was the largest ever seen in...

Huawei to promote South African content with local app developers

US – China trade deal shaping up for Huawei

November 4, 2019 • Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on US – China trade deal shaping up for Huawei

The on-going trade-wars between the US and China could potentially reach a pivotal peak this month. US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross seemed confident that a “Phase One” trade deal would be made sometime in November, saying that “licenses would be...

Huawei nova 5T officially available in South Africa

November 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei nova 5T officially available in South Africa

Huawei officially unveiled its latest nova 5T device on Friday, 1 November 2019. The device features premium Huawei innovations and advanced smartphone photographic capabilities. “At Huawei, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the latest in...

Vodacom launches the first smart feature phone in Tanzania

November 1, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom launches the first smart feature phone in Tanzania

Tanzanian cellular network company, Vodacom announced the launch of the country’s first smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi, operating on KaiOS on Friday, 1 November 2019. This new launch serves as a milestone for both the companies and the country, as...

DeepFakes: When seeing isn’t believing

November 1, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top StoriesComments Off on DeepFakes: When seeing isn’t believing

Deepfake technology is rapidly becoming easier and quicker to create and it’s opening a door into a new form of cybercrime. Although it’s still mostly seen as relatively harmful or even humorous, this craze could take a more sinister turn in the future...

8 things you should know about the Nokia 6.2

November 1, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 things you should know about the Nokia 6.2

The all-new Nokia 6.2 is officially coming to South Africa on 7th November 2019 and will retail at R3,899. According to HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, this mid-range smartphone offers AI-powered battery efficiency, powerful camera’s and comes...

Spotify is launching a new streaming app for kids

October 31, 2019 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify is launching a new streaming app for kids

Global streaming giant, Spotify announced that it is launching a child-focused platform where kids can safely explore and listen to music. The new app, which is only available in Ireland at the moment, boasts over 6000 curated tracks – approved by...

7 “harmless” habits threatening online safety

October 31, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 7 “harmless” habits threatening online safety

Everyone nowadays is connected to the Internet and has by now probably settled into some online routines: we all have such habits as checking our e-mails and social media pages first thing in the morning and consider these rituals healthy and harmless....

MTN reveals revenue growth despite drop in subscribers

October 31, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN reveals revenue growth despite drop in subscribers

On Thursday, 31 October 2019, MTN South Africa published its trading update showing mixed results for the last nine months, ending 31 September 2019. The mobile network provider indicated that although there has been a slight growth in service revenue (of...

Samsung reveals its next-gen flip phone concept

October 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung reveals its next-gen flip phone concept

Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy Fold design: a ‘clamshell’ flip phone that folds vertically, rather than from the sides. The new concept, which Samsung is yet to name, was showcased at its annual Developer Conference on Tuesday, 29 October...

Nokia and Ooredoo Tunisia gear up for 5G cloud mobile core project

October 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia and Ooredoo Tunisia gear up for 5G cloud mobile core project

Tunisian mobile operator, Ooredoo Tunisia and Nokia announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that the two companies would be partnering to deploy a 5G cloud mobile project. Ooredoo Tunisia is currently the country’s biggest mobile operator with over 8.8...

Axon Wireless launches ‘tap & go’ SIM registration in Ivory Coast

October 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Axon Wireless launches ‘tap & go’ SIM registration in Ivory Coast

South African tech company, Axon Wireless announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that it has launched Africa’s first ‘tap and go’ system for mobile SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration. Ivory Coast is the first country on the continent...

New mobile app helps Kenyan farmers thrive

October 30, 2019 • East Africa, Industries, Top StoriesComments Off on New mobile app helps Kenyan farmers thrive

FarmSmart, in partnership with London-based technical consultancy Amido, announced earlier this week that it has launched an innovative mobile app that not only shares essential, sustainable and climate-smart farming knowledge to Kenyan farmers but also...

Manufacturing industry gets ready for Digital Manufacturing Africa 2019

October 29, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Industries, Top StoriesComments Off on Manufacturing industry gets ready for Digital Manufacturing Africa 2019

On the 27th of November 2019, IT News Africa is set to host the Digital Manufacturing Africa summit at the Altron Conference Centre in Midrand. Ai, IIOT and Automation are changing the face of manufacturing as we know it, placing digitization at the top of...