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Google To Have An Even Darker Dark Mode – What We Know

Google is testing a darker dark mode for its Android Search app, which is not the same as the one they were testing last month on desktops. According to The Verge, the one spotted in the mobile app is darker...

Sharing These Messages on Social Media in SA Could Land You In Jail

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has approved a new law that prohibits sharing of certain messages on social media platforms. The new regulations mainly apply to the sale, hiring and streaming of content on various digital platforms in South Africa. The...

Why is Nigeria So Anti-Tech?

The Nigerian federal government has, within the last 12 months, enacted a series of bans and restrictions across a country that has one of the most vibrant tech ecosystems in Africa. Africa's most populous country has a booming tech industry...

As Facebook Floundered, its Rivals Flourished

On Monday, US-based social media monolith Facebook underwent its worst outage in recent years after its group of platforms all went down for about 6 hours - Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all unusable across devices and ISPs around...

Social Media Users in Africa React to WhatsApp & Facebook Outages

Last evening, millions of people across Africa went to their usual social media platforms only to have their apps load endlessly. Was it the signal? Did they steal the tower cables? No -- Facebook and its platforms, including some...

Twitter Launches Patreon-Like ‘Super Followers’ Feature for iOS

Twitter has begun its roll-out of Super Followers, a new feature on the social network that lets users who have over 10,000 followers charge other users for subscriber-only content - a feature similar to other platforms like Patreon, and...

Nigeria Now Expects to Lift Twitter Ban by End of Year

Last week, IT News Africa reported that Nigerian authorities were expecting to lift the country's ban of social network Twitter "in the next few days or weeks", according to Nigeria's Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. The Minister said that the Federal...

Nigeria to Lift Twitter Ban “In The Next Few Days”

Nigeria is soon expected to lift its ban on Twitter, according to Information Minister Lai Mohammed who relayed as much on Wednesday. This comes after the apparent resolution of some of the differences between the country's Federal Government and...

Twitter is Testing a New E-Commerce Feature: Shop Module

Social media platform Twitter has begun testing its new Shop Module e-commerce feature, beginning on Wednesday. The new feature is set to be Twitter's version of other e-commerce novelties offered by social networks like Facebook's Marketplace and Instagram's Checkout. With...

Twitter is Testing Tweet Upvote & Downvote Buttons

Ubiquitous social media network Twitter is currently testing Reddit-like upvote and downvote buttons in efforts to highlight replies in long tweet threads that are considered most interesting by users. https://twitter.com/TwitterSupport/status/1417920469265788931 Twitter says it will begin what it's calling a "small research...
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What Internet Options Are Available on a Cruise Trip

Staying connected to the internet all the time has become the need of many people around the globe. While...
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