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  • What is Apple Arcade and how does it work?

    April 1, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on What is Apple Arcade and how does it work?

    Apple recently announced a slew of new subscription services. Among these was a new service called Apple Arcade, an all-access gaming subscription service. Through a monthly subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to a curated selection of paid games...

  • Apple Watch’s ECG app rolls out to Europe and Hong Kong

    March 28, 2019 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Apple Watch’s ECG app rolls out to Europe and Hong Kong

    When the latest Apple Watch Series 4 was first announced, its ability to more accurately monitor heart rates and detect irregular heartbeats caught the attention of many. Unfortunately, this feature wasn’t widely available at first but it is now being...

  • What can we expect from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ event today?

    March 25, 2019 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on What can we expect from Apple’s ‘Show Time’ event today?

    A number of Apple devices saw upgrades this week. These included the iMac, iPad Air and mini, and AirPods. Now, these upgrades are being followed up with an event where the company is expected to announce its highly anticipated video streaming service....

  • Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

    March 20, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

    Apple has invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. Sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters that the service may resell...

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    Apple expected to launch television and video service

    March 12, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple expected to launch television and video service

    Apple Inc on Monday invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. Sources previously told Reuters that the company is targeting April for the...

  • Global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 of 2018 – Gartner

    February 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 of 2018 – Gartner

    Top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers grew their sales across emerging markets in the third of 2018 because of their low price smartphones and the smartphones having features improved camera features and high-quality resolution displays. However according to...

  • IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the week

    February 17, 2019 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Most Read Articles of the week

    This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. From new innovations and digital transformation, growing economies to emerging startups, here is a roundup of some of the popular stories...

  • Apple rewards the 14-year-old who discovered the FaceTime bug

    Apple rewards 14-year-old who discovered the FaceTime bug

    February 10, 2019 • GeneralComments Off on Apple rewards 14-year-old who discovered the FaceTime bug

    After deploying a fix for its notorious FaceTime bug, Apple is compensating the boy who discovered it in the first place. A 14-year-old high school student named Grant Thompson from Tucson, Arizona was the first to pick up on the FaceTime bug. Thompson...

  • Apple rails against secret screen recordings

    February 10, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple rails against secret screen recordings

    In a recent article from TechCrunch, it was revealed that Apple is calling for the removal of code that lets developers record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps or face having their apps removed from the App Store entirely. Apple issued this warning...

  • Apple and Google’s feud continues

    February 9, 2019 • Online & SocialComments Off on Apple and Google’s feud continues

    Earlier this week, Apple disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. However, on Thursday, February 7, Apple widened its privacy feud...

  • Gartner reveals Chinese brands that are prominent in semiconductor buying

    February 4, 2019 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Gartner reveals Chinese brands that are prominent in semiconductor buying

    Chinese mobile products, which cater to both high and low-income consumers, underpinned an increase in smartphone sales globally in the third quarter of 2018, according to US-based researcher Gartner. Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two...

  • Global smartphone sales declined in Q1 of 2019 says Gartner.

    2018 saw a drastic drop in smartphone market – report

    February 2, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 2018 saw a drastic drop in smartphone market – report

    2018 was “the worst year ever for smartphone shipments,” according to the research firm IDC. The survey further states that worldwide handset volumes declined 4.1 per cent in 2018 to a total of 1.4 billion units shipped for the full year. IDC...

  • Apple aims to offer a subscription service for gaming

    January 31, 2019 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Apple aims to offer a subscription service for gaming

    Apple is rumoured to be planning a subscription service for games. Still in the early stages of development, users will pay a monthly subscription fee to get access to a library of gaming titles. Something akin to a Netflix of games, the service will likely...

  • A bug in Apple's FaceTime video-calling application allows a caller to hear audio on the receiving end before the call is actually answered.

    Callers can hear you over FaceTime before you answer

    January 29, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Callers can hear you over FaceTime before you answer

    A bug in Apple’s FaceTime video-calling application allows a caller to hear audio on the receiving end before the call is actually answered. Considered a major privacy issue, many users fear that this could be used for malicious intent because you can...

  • Microsoft Office is up on the App Store

    Microsoft Office goes up on the App Store

    January 25, 2019 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft Office goes up on the App Store

    The Microsoft Office suite of programs has been made available on Apple’s Mac App Store. All of the most commonly used Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive are now available to Mac users via the App Store instead...

  • 200 Apple employees get laid off

    January 24, 2019 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on 200 Apple employees get laid off

    200 Apple employees working on Project Titan, its autonomous vehicle group, have been dismissed. These dismissals are seen as an anticipated restructuring of the team under the leadership of Doug Field, and Bob Mansfield. An Apple spokesperson told CNBC that...