ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE APPS

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.

Uber, Lyft rebuffed in drivers as contractors bid

2015-03-12 12:01

Ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft have failed to persuade separate US judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.

Uber SA wants more women drivers

2015-03-11 14:10

The ride-sharing app plans to push for more South African women to drive in partner vehicles as part of an ambitious plan to increase safety for females.

Concern over lack of women in SA tech

2015-03-09 13:07

A lack of South African women in the local technology industry matches a worldwide shortage, says a long term industry professional.

Tshwane safety app changes SA mindset

2015-03-06 09:18

Project Namola, which aims to provide an Uber-like service for security in the Monument Park area of the City of Tshwane, is demonstrating the viability of such a product.

Uber resurfaces in Spain with home food deliveries

2015-02-20 13:00

US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain on Thursday as a home food delivery network.

Dangers of dating apps revealed

2015-02-13 14:42

Love might be in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, but so are cyber criminals intent on identity theft and access to your bank account.

South Korea rejects Uber proposal, vows crackdown

2015-02-05 09:48

South Korea has rejected a proposal by the web-based taxi firm Uber to legalise its business by registering its drivers.

Protest against Uber rocks Cape Town

2015-01-29 12:07

Metered taxi drivers have expressed their outrage at internet ride hailing company Uber's operations in Cape Town.

 

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".

Apple iTunes, App Stores back online

2015-03-12 07:51

Apple's iTunes and App Store has come back online after an unusually long service disruption.

SA apps success attracts international funders

2015-03-11 13:18

The potential success of local application development has played a significant role in attracting international funders for South African start-ups, says an insider.

Japan slams brakes on Uber taxi service

2015-03-09 10:13

Japan has slammed the brakes on taxi service Uber less than a month after it launched a pilot programme in the country.

School maths app goes viral

2015-02-27 09:18

PhotoMath , a free app that scans and solves equations, providing a step-by-step explanation for maths has been downloaded more than 11 million times.

Yahoo eyes harvesting ad revenue from other apps

2015-02-20 12:05

The search company is giving away tools to mobile app developers in a move to increase revenue from mobile ads, an area where the tech giant has fallen behind.

Uber-like app to fight crime in Tshwane

2015-02-06 12:15

Residents of the City of Tshwane will soon be safer as a new smartphone security application goes live.

Uber fails in bid for New Delhi return

2015-01-30 17:17

Uber has failed to win a licence to resume operations in New Delhi after one of its drivers allegedly raped a female passenger in the Indian capital.

Uber targets 'revolutionising' SA transport

2015-01-29 08:33

Ride hailing service Uber is intent on changing the way South Africans think about transport, but the company says it is also fighting a 'dated regulatory' framework.

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