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  • Uber redesigns app for low connectivity areas

    South Africa: Uber to charge late passengers extra

    November 9, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Uber to charge late passengers extra

    There has been a lot of controversies in South Africa surrounding the e-hailing taxi service, Uber, in 2017. The majority of which have come from violent clashes between Uber drivers and drivers who work for metered taxi companies. This forced the company to...

  • IT News Africa: Top stories of the week

    IT News Africa: Top stories of the week

    September 15, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top stories of the week

    This week in tech saw a number of developments across the African continent and the world. In South Africa, two fintech companies have joined forces and according to them, will be looking to change the fintech payment space. In Nigeria, Multichoice has...

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    Top 10 African countries with the fastest download speeds listed

    September 7, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 African countries with the fastest download speeds listed

    Internet penetration is growing in Africa and more people use the internet for various reasons such as work, school, accessing information as well as, more recently, streaming video content such as YouTube, Netflix, Showmax, and more. New streaming video...

  • International Women’s Day Google Doodle features local artist

    6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

    February 17, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

    Google is the world’s largest search engine with over 3.5 billion searches per day. There is however features which many of Google’s users are still failing to take advantage of. Jumia Travel reveals the 6 things you didn’t know you could use Google to...

  • Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

    March 26, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Enough Spying- Time for Internet Bill of Rights

    Widely regarded as the creator of the World Wide Web, online pioneer Tim Berners-Lee recently called for the creation of an Internet Magna Carta. The call has been spurred on by Edward Snowden’s recent NSA leaks. According to the latest revelations, the...

  • Life after Bitcoin: Understanding the cryptocurrency and betting on its future

    Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    January 22, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    Money, as the old saying goes- makes the world go around. The concept of presenting something of value in exchange for goods and services dates back thousands of years, but since physical notes and coins began circulating in most societies, currencies...

  • Tech start-ups are a threat to established businesses – Gartner

    September 17, 2013 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments Off on Tech start-ups are a threat to established businesses – Gartner

    Gartner’s annual Symposium and ITXpo is currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa. Vice President of Gartner Research, Peter Sondergaard, offered insight into future trends, details on the symposium itself and what businesses can expect as far...

  • In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 10, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    On the third day of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, competitor offerings will be scrutinised by judges who will physically test each submission. Yesterday saw the individual teams presenting their games, apps and programs to judges –...

  • Meet Africa’s Innovation Competition Imagine Cup finalists

    June 27, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last couple of months and it is almost time for the worldwide finals. This year, the event is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and there are a number of African...

  • First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy S4

    April 26, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Samsung launched their Galaxy S4 across the world, including South Africa, on 25 April 2013, but while the device will only be available to consumers tomorrow, select media have received review units to test out for two weeks. Box The device comes in a...

  • In Pictures: Samsung Africa Forum

    March 13, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Electronics giant Samsung’s annual Forum is underway in Cape Town, South Africa, and features a range of new electronics manufactured for the Africa market. The latest television sets, as well as a 4K model, monitors, fridges, washing machines and...

  • In Pictures: Mobile World Congress 2013

    March 4, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Mobile World Congress 2013

    Mobile World Congress recently concluded in Barcelona, Spain, where the world’s biggest players in the mobile space come together annually to show off their latest innovations, deliver keynote speeches and launch new products. IT News Africa attended the...

  • Q&A: Nokia South Africa’s Communications Manager

    February 12, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Nokia South Africa’s Communications Manager

    Nokia released their new flagship model, the Lumia 920, at the end of last year, which also represented the company’s first mobile device that makes use of the Windows Phone 8 operating system. IT News Africa caught up with Leo McKay, Nokia South Africa’s...

  • Q&A: Danny Grobben, TomTom Africa’s General Manager

    January 21, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Q&A: Danny Grobben, TomTom Africa’s General Manager

    TomTom is an established Global Positioning System and there is a lot that goes into keeping the systems of users updated with the latest maps and software. Danny Grobben, General Manager of TomTom Africa, spoke to IT News Africa about the Licensing aspect...

  • “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    October 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on “We’ll be launching new innovative features soon” – MXit

    Mobile communication has grown exponentially over the last couple of years, and services such as WhatsApp and Mxit have experienced signficant month-on-month growth within their respective user bases. But well established South Africa based social media and...