French court ruling hurts Uber

2015-05-22 12:33

France's highest administrative court has backed restrictions on unlicensed taxi services in a decision that will hit US start-up Uber.

Local audio app helps cut data costs

2015-05-20 10:07

A group of Cape Town developers, who won an opportunity to be included in the BBC development studio, have created a widget that cuts data costs for audio streams.

Cape Town group wins BBC tech contest

2015-05-18 17:25

A Cape Town group has been selected as part of the BBC development studio.

Brazil court suspends Uber service

2015-04-30 14:07

A Brazilian court has issued an injunction suspending the US-based online taxi service Uber.

Android beats Apple on revenue, but with a catch

2015-04-29 08:45

Google's Android operating system has, for the first time, beaten Apple's iOS in terms of revenue generated by downloads, a report says.

India transport ministry bats for Uber, Ola

2015-04-09 21:30

India's transport ministry will ask states to allow US-based taxi-hailing firm Uber and its local rival Ola to operate, a senior official has said.

Go on holiday with these cool apps

2015-04-02 10:27

With the holidays around the corner, smartphones are invaluable in helping to plan and have a lower stress holiday.

Google unveils unified email for Android users

2015-03-31 08:10

Google is updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program.

Santam launches safety tracker app

2015-03-24 13:51

The short-term insurer has unveiled a mobile application that allows users to choose who will be informed of their movements.

Police raid Uber Paris offices

2015-03-18 13:36

French police raided the Paris offices of the Uber taxi app company as part of an investigation into its controversial ride-sharing service.


Developers cool to Microsoft app overtures

2015-05-20 12:24

Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: Few developers are interested.

Yahoo overhauls Flickr

2015-05-20 07:51

Yahoo has introduced an overhaul of its photo-sharing site, Flickr , including a design that works with client programmes on desktops and apps.

Standard Bank edges toward fingerprint banking

2015-05-18 09:00

The bank is taking baby steps towards biometrics as it updates its application with fingerprint technology.

Anonymous app Secret is shutting down

2015-04-30 13:43

The smartphone app that gained notoriety for allowing users to make anonymous comments, is shutting down.

Uber to face lawsuit over blind bias

2015-04-21 14:29

Uber Technologies must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs.

Apps to keep you safe during Easter

2015-04-03 11:30

Smartphones are not just useful for playing Angry Birds or surfing the web while on holiday, but they can also keep you safe while travelling.

Maturing apps market demands more of developers

2015-04-01 14:41

Creating a hit mobile application is becoming more difficult in a market where users are more demanding, an international survey has found.

Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

2015-03-30 08:55

Microsoft has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop , which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations.

Tshwane safety app overcomes language barriers

2015-03-24 09:15

The crime fighting application developed to increase safety is uniquely positioned to overcome language barriers that exist in South Africa.

Microsoft digital assistant to head to Android, iPhone

2015-03-16 07:34

Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple's Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called "Einstein".

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