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Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg

29 June 2015 | 1604 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has opened its first office in Africa to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose ...

by APO

Samsung wants to make overtaking large trucks safer for motorists - Video

24 June 2015 | 4877 Views
Samsung wants to make the roads safer, particularly when it comes to overtaking large trucks.The company has developed a system which employs four large-screen monitors and a camera fitted to ...

by Staff reporter

All Gmail users can now 'undo send'

24 June 2015 | 6318 Views
San Francisco - Google is making it easier to avoid getting into trouble with a misdirected or inappropriate email.An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting th...

by AP

Land Rover creates one-of-a-kind Defender to mark 2 000 000th production milestone

22 June 2015 | 6527 Views
 - Land Rover announces build of 2 000 000th Series Land Rover and Defender at Solihull manufacturing facility, UK - Adventurer and Land Rover Am...

by Meropa

Jaguar Land Rover Showcases Smartphone - Controlled Range Rover Sport

18 June 2015 | 6088 Views
 - Jaguar Land Rover researchers developing new sensing technologies that will work in all weathers and in all environments – so any future autonomous vehic...

by Tech Reporter

Zimbabwe to start receiving digital signal in August this year

17 June 2015 | 4800 Views
Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe chief executive officer, Obert Muganyura, claims that Zimbabwe to start receiving digital signal in August this year.Muganyura told ZiFM that the country wil...

by Ndou Paul

Zimbabwe complies with ITU's digital TV deadline

17 June 2015 | 4809 Views
Zimbabwe has fully complied with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) requirements for the digitisation of television broadcasting ahead of the deadline on 17 June. There had b...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe misses digitalisation switch on date

17 June 2015 | 4227 Views
Zimbabwe bought digital transmission equipment worth $6 million using part of a $125 million facility signed between the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and China's Huawei International.Th...

by Target Shumba

Zimbabwe digitalisation process on course

09 June 2015 | 4132 Views
Engineers are working flat out to ensure the digitalisation process becomes a reality in the next few weeks.The process begins with the installation of a nine meter satellite dish which will c...

by Staff reporter

Tech companies warn Obama

09 June 2015 | 4047 Views
Top U.S. tech companies are warning the Obama administration against imposing new policies that the companies say would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consum...

by Staff Reporter

'Digital migration likely to cause content problems'

09 June 2015 | 3824 Views
THE migration from analogue broadcasting to digital terrestrial television (DTT) whose deadline is set for June 17 is likely to cause a content challenge for broadcasters, Broadcasting Authority of Zi...

by Yoliswa Dube

New iPhone coming soon - report

09 June 2015 | 4016 Views
The next model of the iPhone will launch on 25 September 2015, according to a report by Mobile News.The publication states that it has seen a Vodafone staff email which detailed pre-launch...

by Staff writer

Big upgrades for iOS 9 announced

09 June 2015 | 3752 Views
Apple revealed iOS 9, the latest version of the company's mobile operating system which powers its iPhone and iPad devices, at its World Wide Developer Conference on 8 June.iOS 9 is set to inc...

by Staff reporter

'Zimbabwean develops electric car,' claims Muchinguri

09 June 2015 | 6982 Views
IN what could be a major breakthrough in the history of science and technology in the country, a Zimbabwean man has manufactured an electric car, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Scienc...

by Patrick Chitumba

Free WiFi for Africa

03 June 2015 | 4821 Views
After Alan Knott-Craig Jr left Mxit in 2012, the Free WiFi initiative he started with the Stellenbosch Municipality became an orphan.  The Former MXit CEO decided to pick-up from where Mxit left ...

by Staff reporter

Internet Society Report Points to Rapid Internet Growth in Africa; Outlines Path to Further Expansion

02 June 2015 | 3088 Views
Report highlights benefits of Internet governance multistakeholder model  TUNIS, Tunisia - In order to better understand what African nations need to do to reap the full benefits of...

by APO

Hyundai becomes first car to offers Google's Android Auto system

27 May 2015 | 4614 Views
South Korea's Hyundai has become the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.Android smartphone users with a 2015 Sonata sedan can now ask car dealers to down...

by Tech Reporter

Mobile Technology: Bridging the African Digital Divide

19 May 2015 | 3552 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

Innovations in wearables

16 May 2015 | 4218 Views
At first it was a thing to have a band and later it also became a thing to own a power bank because of untimely power cuts in Zimbabwe. But now somebody thought of putting the two together to make th...

by Tawanda Nomatomá

Nine dollar computer

10 May 2015 | 4813 Views
The cheapest computer ever made costing $9, the Raspberry Pi also known as the pocket chipCheap and credit card sized the Raspberry Pi enables you to do whatever you want with it. It is way to...

by Tawanda Nomatoma

Offline System on the cards for CICs

08 May 2015 | 4576 Views
An offline system has been tabled for the Community Information Centres (CICs) in order to provide information to communities that might not have access to the Internet.With the challenge of i...

by Mandla Moyo, Freelance journalist based in Matabeleland North

Zimbabwe founded company appointed as a Ruckus Wireless Top Dog Reseller

07 May 2015 | 5022 Views
ProComm has been appointed as an official Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Top Dog reseller and service partner of all Ruckus Wireless products in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia - the first African Top Dog partn...

by Fezile Africa

GM celebrates 500 million global milestone

07 May 2015 | 3363 Views
More than 2.7 million vehicles produced in South Africa Port Elizabeth: This week General Motors celebrates...

by Tech Reporter

Sage ERP Africa partners with Datalinx to offer embedded warehouse management solution

04 May 2015 | 3186 Views
Sage ERP Africa has signed a distribution agreement with Datalinx, offering customers in Africa and the Middle East access to a range of integrated warehousing solutions that enable significant co...

by Tech Reporter

LG unveiled a new Android device

04 May 2015 | 3012 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

6,000,000th Land Rover lights up Solihull

20 April 2015 | 4672 Views
- Land Rover celebrates production milestone - Six millionth production Land Rover is luxurious Range Rover LWB Vogue SE  - Landmark vehi...

by Tech Reporter

Whatsapp calling craze hits Zimbabwe

09 April 2015 | 5941 Views
This year's Easter holidays came with an added flavor as Whatsapp servers officially allowed calling over the world`s most popular instant messaging application with over 4 billions users. Sub...

by Tonderai Rutsito

Access to Better Technology A Top Driver For Cloud Adoption

07 April 2015 | 2833 Views
DUBAI - An Oracle-sponsored IDC study into Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption highlighted that along with cost savings, process efficiencies and productivity wer...

by APO

Land Rover Debuts 2016 Range Rover Sport With New 280Kw Hst Version

26 March 2015 | 5127 Views
Pretoria - Land Rover will present the new Range Rover Sport HST at the New York International Auto Show 2015. The HST enhances the high performance Range Rover Sport driving experience thanks...

by Tech Reporter

Strive Masiyiwa explains why he writes on Facebook

22 March 2015 | 8697 Views
Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa says he writes and responds to comments on his Facebook page "because it is important to help mentor the next generation of leaders. Every time, I sit to write,...

by Moyo Roy

Send money to friends in Facebook Messenger

18 March 2015 | 6537 Views
Facebook has introduced "a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends." According to the giant social network, the ...

by Tech Reporter

WhatsApp activates calling feature

13 March 2015 | 7830 Views
Making phone calls using instant messaging service WhatsApp has quietly become a reality, albeit on an invite-only basis for Android users.Last year, WhatsApp announced plans to introduce...

by Sapa

How technology can help African businesses transform their HR and payroll functions

12 March 2015 | 2712 Views
How technology can help African businesses transform their HR and payroll functions African organisations are coming under enormous pressure to implement automated payroll and HR solution...

by Staff Reporter

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

05 March 2015 | 3838 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

zimHost.com wins Webdesigner of the year

26 February 2015 | 4538 Views
Zimhosts.com has been voted the best web designer company of the year (2014 – 2015) at the Zimbabwe Business Awards which was held at Crown Plaza hotel in Harare.According to the compan...

by Tech Reporter

Software piracy will cost your business more in the long-term than authorised software

24 February 2015 | 2810 Views
African governments are cracking down on software piracy through strong laws to safeguard intellectual property. At the same time, more and more African businesses are opening their eyes to the benefi...

by Del-Mari Roberts

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

22 February 2015 | 3838 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

Discovery Sport the newest, most affordable addition to the LandRover Discovery family

19 February 2015 | 5367 Views
 - All-new Discovery Sport is a new entry point into the Land Rover brand - Offers configurable 5+2 seating and versatile luggage compartment...

by Mabel Modipa

Sage One Accounting to storm African cloud market in partnership with MTN Business

12 February 2015 | 3076 Views
The Sage One Accounting cloud accounting software is now available in a number of major markets throughout sub Saharan Africa, following a partnership between Sage Pastel Accounting and MTN Business. ...

by Janet Sharp

Anonymous 'attacks' ISIS sites

11 February 2015 | 5100 Views
Hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed to take down more than 1,000 ISIS sites, accounts and emails since launching an offensive against the militant group in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre....

by Tech Reporter

Don't talk in front of your smart TV - it may be listening

09 February 2015 | 5985 Views
Samsung is warning its customers not to talk about personal information in front of their smart TV, as the device may be "listening" to the conversation.Samsung's privacy statement dealing wit...

by Staff reporter

SEC probes BlackBerry options

06 February 2015 | 2956 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

Google' Gtalk services will be ending in February

04 February 2015 | 4227 Views
Google is sending out messages to users of the Windows Google Talk desktop app that its services will be ending on 16 February 2015, ...

by Staff reporter

Facebook, Twitter in statistics battle

03 February 2015 | 2977 Views
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc released a barrage of data, special "heat" maps and slick animations on Monday to claim the title of most-popular social network for spectators watching the Super Bowl, bu...

by Tech Reporter

Google Glass flop forces search engine guru to reshuffle management

03 February 2015 | 3002 Views
When Google announced it was halting sales of its Glass device earlier this month the firm's message was upbeat: Glass was simply being "graduated" from the research s...

by Tech Reporter

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

27 January 2015 | 3470 Views
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines said Monday in a statement that its user data remained secured after its Domain Name System (DNS) had been compromised.It said that its DNS had been compromise...

by Staff Reporter

New change brings Facebook down

27 January 2015 | 3909 Views
Social network Facebook became inaccessible across much of the globe for a time on Tuesday, before returning to normal service.Millions of users were unable to access their accounts.Us...

by Staff Reporter

Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Zimbabwe

27 January 2015 | 4011 Views
According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook has been testing a new version of Facebook dubbed "Facebook Lite." The app is essentially a simplified version of its mobile website, which has been...

by itnewsafrica

New app for calculating lobola

23 January 2015 | 6814 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 | 7255 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
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