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MyBroadband reveals MTN has best mobile network in SA
MyBroadband reveals MTN has best mobile network in SA

MyBroadband has released its Q4 2017 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best network in South Africa...

1 day ago

Replacement batteries for sloth-like iPhones now for R430
Replacement batteries for sloth-like iPhones now for R430

For South African consumers to replace the battery of their older Apple iPhones at an iStore or at Digicape, it will cost them R430...

By Wendy Knowler 12 Jan 2018

How to go about developing your enterprise app
How to go about developing your enterprise app

Having a mobile app doesn't distinguish you anymore - that period is long gone. But not having a mobile app, and not having some basic functions that competitors in your industry have, makes it impossible for you to successfully operate...

By Peter Scheffel 11 Jan 2018

MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in Africa
MTN, Ericsson trial 5G technology in Africa

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at AfricaCom 2017, MTN and Ericsson have announced the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa...

9 Jan 2018

Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam
Programmers, animators, designers invited to join Vega Game Jam

Vega Game Jam 2018 is set to put aspiring young game developers to the test. The annual 48-hour Global Game Jam will be taking place from 26-28 January 2018 at Vega's Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising
#BizTrends2018: The rise of AI and gamification in in-transit advertising

Geo-targeted advertising is becoming more and more important for marketers; and artificial intelligence in vehicle transit advertising will also become more common place over the next few years....

By Devon Brough 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow
#BizTrends2018: The car of just before tomorrow

The car of tomorrow will be self-driving, will all but eliminate accidents, and will transform roads, cities and working lives. But that is a tomorrow that is still a decade or more away...

By Arthur Goldstuck 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

By Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

iBleat - a channel dedicated to customer service dialogue
iBleat - a channel dedicated to customer service dialogue

Developed by South African entrepreneurs, iBleat is a recently released app that privately connects customers with any business, brand or outlet in an effort to simplify customer service...

5 Jan 2018

More businesses are trying mobile apps to lure and keep consumers
More businesses are trying mobile apps to lure and keep consumers

Intense retail competition has led old standbys, such as Sears, to close dozens of stores. Walmart is venturing online more. And Amazon is expanding offline...

By Venkatesh Shankar and Unnati Narang 4 Jan 2018

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Apple cracks down on lootboxes, devs now have to disclose details

Lootboxes have become one of the most contentious issues in the gaming industry in recent times, as everything from PC and console titles to smartphone games offer the feature...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Dec 2017

Audi's Safety Code allows any website to help save lives
Audi's Safety Code allows any website to help save lives

Audi Sweden has developed a solution for distracted drivers who cause thousands of accidents each year. Instead of asking drivers to stop using their phones or block the use of them while in the car, it is asking the world's website hosts to help...

27 Dec 2017

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Q&A: African entrepreneurs should realise value of USSD

Entrepreneurs across Africa are rolling out apps catering to every aspect of life, and no self-respecting tech startup doesn't have a responsive website - right?

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2017

Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion
Gambian startup Farm Fresh targets regional expansion

Gambian startup Farm Fresh is targeting expansion into other West African markets after being chosen to take part in the Make-IT accelerator programme run by the Lagos-based Co-Creation Hub (CcHub)...

By Tom Jackson 21 Dec 2017

DevConf 2018 promises top speaker lineup
DevConf 2018 promises top speaker lineup

The third annual DevConf, to be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town next year, will feature internationally and locally renowned speakers such as keynote David Hussman, Amy 'Codes' Chen, Chris Nwamba and more...

21 Dec 2017

Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform
Still using BBM? You can now request an Uber via platform

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has seen far better days in emerging markets, as WhatsApp usurps it as the favoured instant messaging platform...

By Hadlee Simons 20 Dec 2017

BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills
BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills

BCX and CiTi have formed a strategic partnership to catalyse digital skills across South Africa with a R100m investment into the CapaCiTi Skills Development Programme...

15 Dec 2017

GirlCode to launch incubator programme, digital academy in 2018
GirlCode to launch incubator programme, digital academy in 2018

2018 will see GirlCode expand its annual hackathon and training workshops, as well as launch its Digital Academy, the GirlCoder Club, the GirlCode Accelerator Programme, and the GirlCode Incubator initiative...

15 Dec 2017

How to thrive in the digital era
How to thrive in the digital era

Forget about digital transformation until you have addressed how you plan to reinvent your business model to address the fundamental and irreversible shift in the way customers make purchasing decisions...

By Marc Gower 14 Dec 2017

SA students head to Germany for supercomputing competition
SA students head to Germany for supercomputing competition

Students from various universities will be representing South Africa at the International Student Cluster Competition hosted at the 2018 International Supercomputing Conference in Germany next year...

14 Dec 2017

Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign
Digitata Insights partners Sunlight on water saving awareness campaign

Digitata Insights and Sunlight have together embarked on a water saving awareness campaign with the aim of...

13 Dec 2017

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 11 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

Apple to buy Shazam
Apple to buy Shazam

Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app, Shazam, as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reported...

11 Dec 2017

Tariffic identifies best cellphone contracts for kids
Tariffic identifies best cellphone contracts for kids

Tariffic Tracker, a report recently released by Tariffic, identifies the best cellphone contracts for kids...

8 Dec 2017

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Educational apps boost KZN learners

After three years of intervention at Zilungisele Primary in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal and several similar schools, a principal's survey showed a reduction in absenteeism and a higher enrollment, reportedly thanks to the Xander educational apps...

7 Dec 2017

Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations
Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been appointed to assist MTN Nigeria to drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers...

7 Dec 2017

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