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Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide

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Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide

19 May 2015 | 2579 Views
Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology, creating strata of informatio...

by Sara El-Khalili

LG unveiled a new Android device

04 May 2015 | 2618 Views
LG unveiled a new Android device, the G4 last week at the New York press event.At the event in New York LG President and CEO Juno Cho stated, "every smartphone now looks the same as if someone...

by Tawanda Nomatoma

Adding 'ICE' to your cell phone can save a life

05 March 2015 | 3475 Views
The National Road Safety Authority has come out with the concept of "ICE"Please read carefully, it may save your life or that of someone you knowWe all carry our mobile phones with nam...

by Staff Reporter

US, UK intelligence accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes

22 February 2015 | 3514 Views
US and British intelligence agencies hacked into a major manufacturer of Sim cards in order to steal codes that facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a US news website says.The Intercept says t...

by BBC

SEC probes BlackBerry options

06 February 2015 | 2548 Views
 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a January 14 spike in trading in BlackBerry Ltd options that took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung Electronics Co was...

by Staff Reporter

New app for calculating lobola

23 January 2015 | 6436 Views
It's one of the oldest cultural traditions in Africa and now a startup tech company in Gauteng has come up with an app to calculate Lobola. The app, developed by Johannesburg techno boffi...

by Staff reporter

WhatsApp lock-outs users for 24 hours

21 January 2015 | 6783 Views
WhatsApp is imposing 24-hour lock-outs on people trying to access its service via an unauthorised Android app.The Facebook-owned messaging service said that it had acted against users of Whats...

by Tech Reporter

Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in SA

20 January 2015 | 2627 Views
Vodacom becomes the first mobile operator to initiate the large-scale rollout of an EMV banking card that is accepted anywhere Johannesburg - Gema...

by Tech Reporter

Number one travel app comes to Africa

13 January 2015 | 3830 Views
RingCredible is an ingenious travelling app that eliminates roaming charges, as it relies on an internet connection to make calls to mobiles and landlines worldwide at minimal costs.This ...

by Sithandile Mpofu

NetOne introduces free emergency airtime

12 January 2015 | 7784 Views
Today state-owned mobile network NetOne introduced its own emergency airtime credit facility that extends 50 cents to any prepaid subscriber accessing the service on the *140# shortcode, ...

by Staff reporter

Apple sued over missing text messages

12 November 2014 | 4528 Views
Apple Inc was ordered to face a U.S. federal lawsuit claiming it failed to tell consumers that its messaging system would block them from receiving text messages if they switched to Android-based sma...

by Staff Reporter

Telecel launches telecash mobile App

25 September 2014 | 2917 Views
The country's second largest mobile network by subscribers, Telecel, has announced the launch of a telecash Android application which is already available on Google's Play Store, the application makes...

by Staff reporter

Tim Cook unveils new 'Apple Watch'

09 September 2014 | 4150 Views
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by Moyo Roy

Econet pushing for smart-phone penetration

29 May 2014 | 6038 Views
Econet Wireless says it is making inroads to increase smart phone penetration in the country with a view to increasing broadband usage.Speaking at an investment forum, Econet chief executi...

by Staff reporter

Telecel introduces video calling

12 May 2014 | 7706 Views
Telecel has introduced a video calling service that allows prepaid subscribers with video calling capable handsets to make video calls to other prepaid Telecel subscribers.Video calling, w...

by Tech Reporter

Mvendr™ launches prepaid 'Mobile Tuck Shop' Android app in Zimbabwe

09 May 2014 | 7271 Views
UK based and Africa focused Mvendr today announced it has launched the Android version of its mobile app which enables the vending of prepaid Airtime, Electricity Tokens and Bill payment.M...

by Tech Reporter

WhatsApp hits 500 million users

23 April 2014 | 7296 Views
Washington - WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.That is up from an estimated 450 million as ...

by AFP

Zimbabwe mobile penetration at 104.4%

18 March 2014 | 9997 Views
Zimbabwe's improved tele-density has opened up opportunities for mobile money services.This should provide impetus for growth in the country's usage of electronic payment systems. Last week In...

by Tawanda Musarurwa

WhatsApp to add voice service

24 February 2014 | 11298 Views
Barcelona - WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired last week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.Koum says "we are going to in...

by AP

Zimbabwe mobile money agents form association

11 February 2014 | 9516 Views
Agents handling mobile money transactions for Econet, Telecel Zimbabwe and NetOne in Zimbabwe have formed an association to advance their interests and lobby for inclusion in policy making....

by Staff reporter

Econet trials educational content and tablet scheme

04 February 2014 | 8419 Views
Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has launched a four-month pilot for a scheme called EcoSchool, which aims to provide resources, lecture notes and educational content at discounted prices....

by Staff reporter

Econet acquires Altron's 8.6% in Liquid Telecom

17 January 2014 | 9350 Views
Econet Wireless Global has acquired the 8.6% in its subsidiary Liquid Telecom held by JSE listed technology company Altron. In a statement to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), A...

by Own correspondent

Zimbabwe mobile penetration now stands at 103.5%

11 January 2014 | 9951 Views
Zimbabwe's national mobile penetration rate for the year ended December 2013 now stands at 103.5%, up from 98% for the same period in 2012, fin24 reported.The Postal and Telecommunications Reg...

by Staff reporter

How to cut your own micro-SIM card

18 December 2013 | 11746 Views
SIM cards were long forgotten until a few years ago when Apple introduced the micro-SIM in its iPhone 4. Hardly measuring the size of a fingernail, the micro-SIM was created to accommodate th...

by Sharon Vaknin

Zimbabwe to have mobile number portability next year

08 December 2013 | 12537 Views
POTRAZ, Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has sent notices to the mobile networks warning them that it wants to introduce Mobile Number Portability next year.Mobile number portability (MNP) enabl...

by Staff reporter

Smartphone app to give early earthquake warning

30 November 2013 | 8508 Views
Rio de Janeiro - A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.Resea...

by Staff Reporter

Charge your phone - with your shoe!

30 November 2013 | 8890 Views
The phone-charging shoe that harvests energy through an ultra tiny chip designed by 24-year-old Kenyan graduate Anthony Mutua is now available market after patenting it. Mutua developed a very tiny ch...

by Staff reporter

Ex-Nokia employees release new smartphone

28 November 2013 | 11009 Views
A team of ex-Nokia employees has released the first handset running on a new smartphone platform.The Jolla phone - pronounced Yol-la - is powered by open-source operating system Sailfish, but ...

by Staff Reporter

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Round

30 October 2013 | 9605 Views
Samsung did it again - With an addition to the big screen family the company unveiled a new curved technology , the Galaxy Round. Instead of bending from top to bottom like LG's concept the G...

by Tech Reporter

'A third of Samsung's smartwatches returned' - Leaked document

29 October 2013 | 5463 Views
The smartwatch has seen a return rate of 30% in Best Buy locations in the U.S. according to leaked information.Almost of a third of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatches are being returned, a lea...

by Staff Reporter

Blue Screen Of Death on iPhone 5s - Reports

11 October 2013 | 6359 Views
There has been reports by iPhone 5s user of an unexpected Blue Screen Of Death (BSoD).According to 'The Verge...

by Tech Reporter

BlackBerry co-founders considering bid for struggling smartphone maker

11 October 2013 | 5028 Views
BlackBerry Ltd co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering a bid to buy the struggling smartphone maker, according to a securities filing on Thursday, raising the prospect of an alte...

by Tech Reporter

Hackers Learned How to Trick the Fingerprint Censor on the New iPhone -Video

04 October 2013 | 4737 Views
Some hackers in Germany, known as the Chaos Computer Club, claimed to have figured out how to trick the new iPhone 5's fingerprint scannerThe group have now uploaded a video proving that the...

by Tech Reporter

Security company says iPhone bug can thwart device wiper

04 October 2013 | 4113 Views
Boston - A German security company has uncovered a bug in the new iPhone's software that it said enables hackers to overcome a safeguard allowing users to remotely wipe stolen or lost phones.B...

by Staff Reporter

Samsung set to unveil smartphones with curved displays

25 September 2013 | 4805 Views
Seoul - Samsung said on Wednesday it would unveil a smartphone with a curved display in October - a technological innovation aimed at maintaining its lead in a lucrative but increasingly saturated mar...

by Tech Reporter

Sony Xperia Z1 - 'Best smartphone for capturing images'

13 September 2013 | 6112 Views
IFA 2013 Berlin - Sony unveiled its new Xperia Z1 together with its first lens-style camera last week.The Xperia Z1 which comes with 20.7 megapixel camera will be in store this month and it i...

by Tawanda Nomatoma

New iPhone price spooks investors, Apple shares drop

12 September 2013 | 3354 Views
 Apple Inc's new iPhones got panned by Wall Street on Wednesday as investors decried one model for being too costly for emerging markets such as China, and dismissed the other model as lacking en...

by Reuters

Apple unveils new iPhone 5s and 5c

11 September 2013 | 3715 Views
Apple has unveiled two new iPhones: the 5S, which has a significantly faster processor and an extremely cool feature in the fingerprint sensor, and the budget 5C version.These are the phones...

by Staff Reporter

Samsung unveils a smartwatch

04 September 2013 | 4306 Views
Berlin - Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch at least weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts bel...

by AP

Zimbabwe most expensive in voice tariffs

27 August 2013 | 4304 Views
ZIMBABWE'S small mobile operators are charging the most expensive voice call tariffs in the southern African region, a study by Research ICT Africa Network shows.In the study, the smaller oper...

by Staff reporter

Google launches Ndebele keyboard App

23 August 2013 | 4796 Views
Google has taken a leap across language barriers by launching its Google Keyboard, an app which has as one of its key languages, a composite Nguni blend of Ndebele and Zulu.The keyboard app ...

by Staff reporter

New iPhone to be revealed soon - report

12 August 2013 | 3758 Views
New York - Apple is to unveil its next iPhone on 10 September, according to The Wall Street Journal blog AllThings D.The blog cited unnamed sources for its report. An Apple representative decl...

by Sapa-DPA

Apple wins long-running patent dispute with Samsung

10 August 2013 | 3422 Views
New York - Apple won a partial victory in its long-running patent dispute with Samsung on Friday when a US administrative panel found Samsung in violation of two Apple patents and blocked imports of s...

by Staff Reporter

LG unveils new device to challenge Apple, Samsung

08 August 2013 | 3446 Views
San Francisco, California - LG Electronics on Wednesday unveiled a new device to challenge Apple, Samsung and other rivals in the booming smartphone market.The G2 was introduced as the first i...

by Tech Reporter

Econet breaks EcoCash to Telecel mobile numbers

05 August 2013 | 4897 Views
The smooth convenience of using mobile money for transfers and payments is exceptional. The idea of being able to send money to anyone that has a mobile phone and them being able to pick it up immedi...

by L.S.M Kabweza

Nokia unveils world's first Windows Phone phablet, Lumia 625

23 July 2013 | 6038 Views
Finnish phonemaker, Nokia Tuesday unveiled the Lumia 625 -- the world's first Windows Phone phablet.Despite being the biggest Nokia to date, the 625 will sit rather low in the deck in term...

by Staff Reporter

Nokia hints on unveiling its first phablet device

23 July 2013 | 4976 Views
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by Tech Reporter

India ends 162-year-old telegram service

15 July 2013 | 3942 Views
Thousands of Indians have crammed into telegram offices to send souvenir messages, in a last-minute rush before the service was shut down after 162 years.Sunday night at 10pm was the last poin...

by Tech Reporter

Samsung second quarter misses forecast

05 July 2013 | 3909 Views
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd missed already modest expectations for its quarterly earnings guidance on Friday, deepening worries that its smartphone business may have peaked, as growth in sales of its b...

by Tech Reporter

10 million units of Galaxy S4 sold in less than a month

23 May 2013 | 4318 Views
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, said Thursday that it has sold more than 10 million units of Galaxy S4, the latest flagship smartphone model, in less than a month since its...

by Staff Reporter
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