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SOUTH AFRICA

Voice interfaces are coming of age
Voice interfaces are coming of age

Voice assistants and interfaces on smartphones are coming of age and adoption is expected to soar over the next few years...

By Ernst Wittmann 14 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Land Rover Explore Outdoor phone is a well-rounded piece of tech

An impressive feat of engineering and a well thought out communication device with technical and technological details that truly expresses its arrival into a market often overlooked...

By Lyall Pienaar 9 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Five predictions for the future of smartphones
Five predictions for the future of smartphones

Innovation in smartphones seems to have hit a ceiling, with most manufacturers releasing new products that feel like incremental improvements ...

By Ernst Wittmann 30 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation
Cheaper mobile data set to unleash mobile innovation

The close of last year contained some especially good news for the South African mobile consumer...

By Devon Meerholz 25 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android
WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo...

By Andy Walker 18 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Hey Jude gets your to-do list done
Hey Jude gets your to-do list done

Marcus Smith, founder and head architect of Hey Jude Technology, chats to Eugene Yiga about outsourcing to-do lists with his innovative app.

By Eugene Yiga 6 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides
#EntrepreneurMonth: Flock Eventing Platform makes great strides

Flock Eventing Platform's app proved a hit with delegates at the recent SA Investment Conference, which saw investors pledge more than R290bn in investments into the country...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

App development made easy with microservices
App development made easy with microservices

Modern businesses understand the benefits of agile work practices and have begun implementing agile methods...

By Nick Durrant 23 Aug 2018

AFRICA

4 reasons why identity verification matters for African mobile operators
4 reasons why identity verification matters for African mobile operators

A powerful digital identity verification solution that is automated and integrated into the business process brings a new dimension to customer identity management. Here are the four key benefits for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 31 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Google's Gboard lets you type messages in Morse code

You can type in Morse code through Android's Gboard keyboard...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2018

AFRICA

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers
#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat
Mobile crypto mining malware is a growing smartphone threat

According to a report by Kaspersky, the number of internet users affected by cryptocurrency mining software has jumped by a considerable margin this year, when compared to last...

By Andy Walker 29 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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These are WhatsApp's shiny new group chat features

In a not-all-that-exciting update, WhatsApp has tweaked the way groups work on its platform...

By Andy Walker 18 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

Mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 25 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Google Go now available locally
Google Go now available locally

Google has announced that its Google Go app, which provides a "lighter, faster way to search", is now available locally...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa
Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa

According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the latticework, or mental model, for the industry/country you're entering, before you enter it.

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Go go Google Go: all the Go apps in one convenient place
Go go Google Go: all the Go apps in one convenient place

The last year or so has seen Google release a variety of lightweight "Go" apps for emerging markets, using less data and requiring less storage space than the standard apps...

By Hadlee Simons 28 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US
#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky Live...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Feb 2018

NIGERIA

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app
Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea has launched its Android app, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs...

By Tom Jackson 15 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?
Mobile app fatigue - what is it and what can you do about it?

Eight years after the global "app-splosion", even in a country like South Africa where smartphone adoption took a little longer than the rest of the world to catch up, "app-fatigue" is now a thing...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

WhatsApp launches business app
WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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Top seven lessons to help you maximise the African app-ortunity

We love mobile and have been fortunate enough to work on the initial versions of many of South Africa's leading apps over the last seven years...

By Lynette Hundermark 15 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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The revived Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

The new Nokia 3310 made headlines around the world earlier this year, after HMD Global revived the handset for a new generation...

By Hadlee Simons 2 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Mobile technology can promote productivity and profitability

Savvy businesses harness the power of mobile technology for the betterment of their organisation for marketing, communication, and most importantly, productivity...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Lynette Hundermark
#WomensMonth: Lynette Hundermark makes mobile useful and beautiful

Lynette Hundermark is the woman behind Useful and Beautiful - a consultancy that makes memorable mobile experiences across the South African and African markets...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Colin Thornton
Cyber attacks moving to mobile

With individuals and businesses becoming increasingly dependent on mobile devices for everything from email to banking, cyber criminals have turned their attention to mobile platforms...

By Colin Thornton 7 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

ParkFind app solves Cape Town's parking woes
ParkFind app solves Cape Town's parking woes

NEWSWATCH: If you've tried to find a parking spot in Cape Town's CBD on a... um, ever; you'll know full well that it can lead to your not-so-pretty self making an appearance...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jul 2017

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