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  • Mark Zuckerberg unveils 2019 tech forums

    January 9, 2019 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

    On Tuesday, 8 January 2019, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a host of public forums on how technology can better serve society. According to a blogpost, Zuckerberg says he will host a discussion every few weeks — some with tech leaders...

  • How to protect yourself as the threat of scam apps grows

    January 8, 2019 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

    There’s nothing new about advertisers and app developers using deceptive practices, but the Touch ID scam that Lukáš Štefanko wrote about recently is a significant twist in this ongoing story. Of course, iOS users are not alone in facing these...

  • Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

    December 17, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Instagram introduces voice messaging feature

    Instagram has joined social media networks including Facebook, WhatsApp, Voxer in rolling out voice messaging to it’s app. Considering that Facebook is the parent company of both WhatsApp and Instagram, it may come as a surprise that the latter...

  • Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

    December 14, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & SocialComments Off on Giphy introduces iOS compatible GIF keyboard extension

    This week Giphy revealed an extension for its mobile app that brings a GIF keyboard to all multimedia-supporting applications. Giphy has udpated its iOS app to include a new sticker-making tool and a keyboard extension that you could incorporate into text....

  • Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

    Google can now directly answer questions without search results

    November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google can now directly answer questions without search results

    For some time now, Google has added its own answers to the top of search results. In most cases, these widgets provide you with the information that you were looking for. If you’re Googling the time, a calculation, or a unit conversation, the website...

  • FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

    November 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

    South Africa’s FreshPHONE has introduced a free mobile application it says could replace the traditional home phone. The app enables customers to manage all their home phone calls seamlessly on their mobile phones, paying only for calls made. Customers...

  • Microsoft integrates collaborative AI powered to-do list in Word

    November 9, 2018 • General, SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft integrates collaborative AI powered to-do list in Word

    This week, Microsoft revealed new AI features in Word that will help you create an in-platform to-do list where you can invite others to help out without ever breaking your writing mojo. The new tools make it simple to create to-do lists for catching back up...

  • MUST SEE: Africa’s most popular video streaming sites

    Showmax launches free data deal with Vodacom

    November 1, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Showmax launches free data deal with Vodacom

    Showmax has launched a deal with Vodacom featuring three months of free access to the Showmax video on demand service and three months of free Showmax data. Showmax has launched a new deal with Vodacom featuring free access to the Showmax service and free...

  • Facebook simplifies Messenger app

    Facebook upgrades Messenger app

    October 24, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook upgrades Messenger app

    On Tuesday, October 23 Facebook unveiled a redesigned Facebook Messenger that attempts to simplify the user interface for its 1.3 billion monthly active users. According to reports, the social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three...

  • Google to invest $1 bn in new New York campusorted images

    New Google Lens import feature rolling out

    October 20, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on New Google Lens import feature rolling out

    Google started rolling out a test version of Google Lens this week, giving the app the ability to analyze imported images, snapped images, live images, ALL images. According to reports by 9to5Google, a new day of Google Lens dawned on Tuesday for some users,...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

    October 10, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook launches AI-powered Portal

    Facebook is looking to take video calling to the next level with the AI-powered Portal and Portal+ devices. On Monday, October 8, the company introduced Portal and Portal+, screens designed to provide users an immersive and engaging video chat experience...

  • Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA

    Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    October 4, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook hack highlights importance of cyber risk procedures for employees

    The recent data breach that saw hackers gain access to over 50 million Facebook users’ accounts, has once again highlighted the need for businesses to adequately manage their cyber security risks. It particularly indicates the importance of having robust...

  • Spotify integrates with Google Maps

    October 4, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Spotify integrates with Google Maps

    If you could walk 500 miles, but you’d rather drive 500 more, you may as well join the masses and stream “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers – the most popular song on road trip playlists – for your own adventure. More and more, people...

  • Black Mirror is getting an interactive episode on Netflix

    Streaming safely: how to reduce risk as you cut the cord

    September 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on Streaming safely: how to reduce risk as you cut the cord

    South African viewers are joining the global trend to move from traditional TV to streamed content. Here’s how to make the move securely. ‘Cutting the cord’ is a global trend, as growing numbers of consumers move from traditional broadcasting and pay-TV...

  • Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

    Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

    August 29, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

    Facebook has a new home for original video content produced exclusively for it by partners, who will earn 55 percent of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45 percent. The social networking site has just rolled out globally its Watch video service, which...

  • US President, Donald Trump claims Google’s news service is rigged.

    Trump accuses Google of rigging Search engine

    August 29, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Trump accuses Google of rigging Search engine

    US president, Donald Trump took to Twitter in a series of tweets to complain that Google’s news service is “rigged” against him and has pledged to address this “very serious” situation. The president said the existing system was biased in favour of...