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  • Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

    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...

  • Jumia pens deal with smartphone maker Xiaomi

    Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda

    August 28, 2018 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda

    Jumia Food customers can now pre-pay for their food deliveries, as the online food delivering company commences online pre-payment options (credit cards and mobile payments) in Kenya and Uganda. This new payment option leverages the prominence of online...

  • Chrome will look different in September

    August 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Chrome will look different in September

    According to Google’s newest Chrome Enterprise release notes, the Chrome Browser is getting its biggest redesign in years with the release of Chrome 69 rolling out on September 4. You can already enable some of the changes in the current Chrome 68...

  • Fanatical Assistant will help you find the best Steam game deals

    Fanatical Assistant will help you find the best Steam game deals

    August 2, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Fanatical Assistant will help you find the best Steam game deals

    Global digital retailer Fanatical has launched a brand-new web browser extension aimed at shoppers that want to cut out hours of searching for deals on Steam PC games.Fanatical Assistant, which is available now for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, is a free...

  • Facial recognition: When cutting-edge tech becomes a subject for philosophical, societal and legal debate

    Facial recognition: When cutting-edge tech becomes a subject for philosophical, societal and legal debate

    August 1, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Facial recognition: When cutting-edge tech becomes a subject for philosophical, societal and legal debate

    These days, there is much controversy regarding facial recognition technology, widely explored by the media, both online and in print. As a supplier of biometric technology such as facial recognition, it is essential to remember that everything depends on a...

  • The ASI Snakes App: the go-to app for snakebites

    The ASI Snakes App: the go-to app for snakebites

    July 30, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on The ASI Snakes App: the go-to app for snakebites

    First aid for snakebite is problematic, largely because of all the myths and incorrect or outdated information that do the rounds. While sound advice is given in books like Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa, few people have access to such publications....

  • Twitter said Tuesday it had removed more than 143,000 apps from the messaging service since April in a fresh crackdown on "malicious" activity from automated accounts.

    Twitter limits access for 143,000 apps in new crackdown

    July 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter limits access for 143,000 apps in new crackdown

    Social media network, Twitter announced on Tuesday, July 24 that it had eliminated greater than 143,000 apps from the messaging service since April in a recent crackdown on “malicious” exercise from automated accounts. According to AFP, the San...

  • The tax means Ugandans will now have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

    Uganda government sued over social media tax

    July 10, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda government sued over social media tax

    The Ugandan government recently introduced a law to tax social media users which went into effect as of July 1 2017. According to BBC, the taxes are an attempt by the government to help alleviate the country’s debt. Additionally, Ugandan President Yoweri...

  • Clemens Weitz, CEO of ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media)

    How ROAM is revolutionising Africa’s online marketplace

    July 2, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern AfricaComments Off on How ROAM is revolutionising Africa’s online marketplace

    To anyone who lives and works in today’s rapidly-digitising world, it won’t come as much of a surprise that research has shown a strong link between a population’s increased access to internet connectivity and a boost in national economic development....

  • 21 June is Selfie Day – Five things you didn’t know about the selfie

    June 21, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on 21 June is Selfie Day – Five things you didn’t know about the selfie

    The selfie. Love it or hate it, it is undeniable that it has become a central element of global culture, transcending boundaries of geography, religion, and status. Nothing embodies the influence of technology on our lives more than the phenomenon of the...