MTN has introduced a new range of 'town-specific' data-bundles that aim to give prepaid customers data that will suit their needs and budgets. “At MTN we are committed to offering our customers increasingly personalised, and relevant, products and services. We understand that everyone is different, with vastly different circumstances, particularly...
Epic Games was hit with a set back after a US District Court Judge denied its motion to restore Fortnite to the iOS App Store. The popular game was removed after Epic Games launched a sneaky update that allowed it to dodge revenue sharing with Apple. Apple retaliated by pulling...
Over the last five years, South Africa has emerged as one of the world’s most notable cryptocurrency adopters, and an estimated 13% of its internet users owning or using cryptocurrencies. With the South African Bitcoin/ZAR weekly trading volume – to name just one – currently standing close to...
Microsoft has put its weight behind Epic Games during its ongoing feud with Apple. The tech company says that Apple's App Store created barriers and tolls - and these are even more serious than "Microsoft’s own Windows ever did when the company was found guilty of violating US antitrust...
vivo and Jumia have partnered to exclusively unveil the latest Y-series device, the vivo Y30. The move aims to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market. The Y30, which was recently launched locally, combines an Ultra O Screen, AI Quad Camera and 5000 mAh battery in a high-end device with...
In May, the Ethiopian Telecommunication Authority (ECA) issued a statement announcing that the country would now be open to selling a 40% stake in the state-owned company, Ethio Telecom. In response to this announcement, Safaricom and, its parent company, Vodacom both expressed their interest. However, it looks as though this...
Huawei has just released the newest member of the Y Series - the Y5p - in South Africa. The Y5p sports a 5.45-inch Huawei FullView Display for a wider field of view. The 18:9, 5.45-inch LCD display not only gives an exceptional viewing experience but also displays content in vibrant...
Experian CEO Ferdie Pieterse says that the business and credit information services agency was “in no way, shape, or form” hacked. This comes after the company confirmed that the personal information of nearly 24 million South Africans was breached. Pieterse adds that none of their systems, databases or records was...
Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo reports that the tech company is looking at "cheaper and less complex battery technology" to offset the cost of pricey 5G components. Kuo told investors that "Apple is reducing the number of layers in the battery board and placing cell components in a smaller area" -...
South Africa has just been hit a major data breach that may have put the personal information of as many as 24 million South Africans at risk. This information could include First and last names, ID numbers, Telephone numbers, Physical addresses and Email addresses. Experian South Africa - business and...
Gciniwe Dlamini is a Research Engineer at IBM Research. She is currently working on developing robust machine learning and statistical models to analyze and derive insights from real healthcare data. In conjunction with machine learning algorithms, she is using natural language processing tools to analyze medical reports in text format...
MTN has appointed Ralph Mupita as the new group CEO, effective from 1 September 2020. He succeeds Rob Shuter who is due to step down on 31 August. Mupita is currently the telco's chief financial officer, and there is no word just yet on who is due to take up...
Google has revealed that it's rolling out "new visual improvements that bring even more detail and granularity" to its global map. The company hopes that this will give help users get a better understanding of what an area looks like whether they’re exploring it virtually or planning a visit. Google...
Phishing is one of the oldest and most flexible types of social engineering attacks. It is used in many ways, and for different purposes, to lure unwary users to fake sites and trick them into entering personal information. The latter often includes financial credentials such as bank account passwords...
Safaricom is reportedly testing a new web app feature that allows users to track their airtime and data usage, according to TechWeez. Users who want to test out this feature will need to log on to the web app via their smartphone, Safaricom will then verify the users by sending...
Apple and Epic Games have been embroiled in an ongoing feud. ICYMI, the game developing company launched a sneaky Fortnite update that allowed it to dodge revenue sharing with the tech company. “Fortnite was one of the most downloaded games, topping 9 million installations,” according to Bloomberg. “Apple would lose tens of...
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