Apps aim to make students more productive

2014-09-09 11:10

Students eager to keep on top of classes, assignments and extra-curricular activities can turn to new apps to keep them organised.

Free 22seven strategy eyes SA growth

2014-09-03 11:03

Now that financial management app 22seven is free, it is expected to make further inroads as a tool to help South Africans manage their cash.

WhatsApp 'taking over' SA mobile chat

2014-09-01 12:03

South Africans are hooked on WhatsApp as the instant messaging chat application has taken a dominant market share in the country.

Uber drives into mobile dining, travel apps

2014-08-25 07:42

Uber has pulled into dining and travel smartphone applications as the internet age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.

Jakarta threatens to ban Uber car app

2014-08-21 11:20

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues.

Apps offer intense workouts in high speed instalments

2014-08-18 13:09

Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time.

Yahoo bolsters local search with Zofari app

2014-08-13 13:26

Yahoo has said it was bolstering its local search capabilities by absorbing the team from the smartphone recommendation app Zofari.

Here's how to fight cyber stalkers with mobile apps

2014-08-12 14:50

As mobile technology races ahead, cyber criminals have new ways to target their victims, but you can use digital tools to get your own back. Watch our video.

Alibaba invests in Kabam for mobile market play

2014-08-01 14:03

Alibaba Group Holding has invested $120m in San Francisco-based mobile games studio Kabam, the latest in a string of US investments intended to build up the Chinese online retailer's presence.

New programme lets you earn cash with your smartphone

2014-08-01 11:04

Your smartphone has cost you money, but perhaps it could also earn you cold hard cash. A new but micro-jobbing platform may be the trick to earn some extra funds.

Hamburg seeks to ban Uber ride service

2014-07-24 16:18

Hamburg has told Uber, a US car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, to stop operating in the German city, adding to resistance the company has faced globally from local regulators and taxi drivers.

Seoul plans to flag down Uber taxi app

2014-07-21 14:12

South Korea's capital Seoul has said it planned to ban the smartphone car-hailing service Uber, saying it raised passenger safety issues.

Security tips for mobile payments

2014-07-14 13:37

Feel uncertain about downloading a mobile payment app? Philip Pieterse, senior security consultant at Trustwave, answers questions related to mobile banking security.

San Francisco moves to block parking spaces app

2014-06-24 10:24

San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces

Lecture app makes it easy to ask questions

2014-06-19 09:46

A group of computer scientists have come up with a solution for students who are too shy to ask lecturers questions during class.

Cape Town racing to expand digital access

2014-06-03 13:27

The City of Cape Town is working to expand digital services and will employ local developers' applications in its platforms.

'Flappy Zuma' app makes SA waves

2014-05-29 11:45

A new smartphone application is garnering attention because it targets South African President Jacob Zuma.

Apps help travellers find gyms

2014-05-26 14:07

Travellers who want to skip the hotel fitness centre in favour of local gyms that may offer better equipment, classes and amenities can turn to new apps on their smartphones to buy a day pass to a nearby gym.

SA start-up wins international competition

2014-05-20 14:30

A South African start-up has won an award at an international conference in Italy.

At last, apps for finding... apps

2014-05-07 07:29

Finding new smartphone and tablet apps is getting easier, thanks to new apps designed to help people discover still more apps.

Facebook launches mobile ad network

2014-05-01 09:50

Facebook has rolled out a new service it envisions will distribute ads across a network of mobile applications, opening the door to a new source of revenue.

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

2014-04-24 09:35

Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO.

WhatsApp hits 500 million users

2014-04-23 13:44

WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook has said.

Apps link people with new places in real world

2014-04-22 06:52

Tired of the same restaurants and clubs? Not sure if friends would want to venture to a new cafe or bar? New apps show where people want to go, rather than where they have been.

Criticism over fat-busting app

2014-04-08 10:29

A new app that lets users shed virtual weight so their faces look skinnier on "selfie" photos is raising concerns about health and body-image issues.


WeChat boosts revenue for Apple in China

2014-09-08 11:35

Millions of people have made China Apple's third-largest market for software sales, and a huge chunk of that comes through WeChat.

SA cash management app 22seven goes free

2014-09-02 11:03

Money management program 22seven has announced that it would no longer charge for subscription.

Happy apping - check out the top smartphone apps

2014-08-27 13:05

Mobile chat is probably the most hip pastime that people use their smartphones for, based on the most popular apps on online platforms.

Opera scores default browser deal on Asha smartphones

2014-08-21 14:56

Opera Software has announced that it has signed a deal with Microsoft to be the default browser on Asha range of smartphones.

Android malware checker aims to improve security

2014-08-18 14:29

To protect Android smartphones against fraudulent applications, a security company has released a scanner that seeks to protect mobile devices from identity theft.

SA developers score at awards show

2014-08-15 07:09

South African talent has been celebrated as local developers were recognised in the MTN App of the Year Awards.

Apps aim to improve productivity - kind of

2014-08-13 09:50

New apps are designed to act as personal time assistants to get tasks done and improve productivity, but not everyone is convinced that they are useful.

Google bombs 'Bomb Gaza' game

2014-08-05 07:29

A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store.

Alibaba might invest in Snapchat, reports say

2014-08-01 12:09

Snapchat has held talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba toward a possible investment in the mobile-messaging start-up.

Tech firms still mostly white, male

2014-07-25 12:25

Technology companies are still largely seen as too white and too male, and a new diversity publication from Pinterest seems to confirm this perception.

Fake Google Play apps target data, cash - report

2014-07-21 21:14

Most of the applications on Google's Play Store online site have fake copies loaded with malware to steal personal and financial information, says a report.

Tsunami-driven app eyes $8.9bn listing

2014-07-15 13:01

A smartphone messaging app set up in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster has applied to list on the Tokyo stock exchange.

App yourself a cup of coffee

2014-07-11 05:00

FlickPay launched its mobile payment app on Thursday, rolling out its service to all Vida e Caffé's country wide

Twitter buys SnappyTV video sharing service

2014-06-20 11:14

Twitter has announced plans to buy SnappyTV, a service which allows for the clipping, editing and sharing of video over the messaging platform.

Capitec launches banking app

2014-06-18 10:00

Capitec has joined the family of banks which have launched a mobile application, but has taken a different route from the norm.

Pulse wins Cape Town hackathon

2014-05-30 12:49

The City of Cape Town has rewarded a group of developers for coming up with a digital platform to encourage citizens to participate in community-related issues.

Samsung unveils new digital health platform

2014-05-29 09:40

Samsung has unveiled a new digital health technology platform that uses sensors to track a range of body functions such as heart rate and blood pressure.

SA students score at international app contest

2014-05-22 11:29

A South African team of students has won an international competition aimed at developing a networked society and sponsored by global communications giant, Ericsson.

Joburg releases pothole repair app

2014-05-15 14:26

The Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) has launched a mobile application that will allow road users to report problems.

Apple on medical tech hiring spree

2014-05-05 14:22

Apple is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning.

Johannesburg launches pothole reporting app

2014-04-25 10:29

Residents in Johannesburg may now have an effective way to communicate the number of potholes on the roads.

Few techies create massive companies

2014-04-23 14:26

Internet technology has allowed small teams to create incredible value in companies, an investor has said.

Focus on Africa, says tech investor

2014-04-22 09:20

Emerging markets are where investors should focus their energies to secure a place in the next wave of growth in technology companies, an industry insider insists.

Microsoft offers Office for Android, iPad in SA

2014-04-17 08:20

Hot on the heels of releasing Microsoft Office for the iPad, Microsoft has expanded the popular software to smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft to offer Windows for free on mobiles

2014-04-03 07:29

Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets.

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