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HUAWEIMATE20 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED IN SOUTH AFRICA

Belanda | Oct 31 , 2018

The local launch followed the international showing of the powerhouse smartphone held last Tuesday in London. Huawei’s new Mate20 series sent shockwaves across the tech world with the phone’s impressive design, 3 multi-functional cameras, the in screen fingerprint sensor and many others, all powered by their new powerful Kirin 980 chip set.

Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa, said, “The Huawei Mate 20 series offers consumers a compelling combination of powerful artificial intelligence (AI), flagship performance,… read more


THE RISE OF THE INTERNET CLASS

Belanda | Oct 05 , 2018

Lately, I have been followed. The man who is following me has good hair and dead eyes. It would seem wherever I go on the internet, he pops up. He is young, very young, but is constantly telling me that he has the wisdom and the secret stuff that can help me.

He keeps telling me he is very rich and desperately wants to help people. This is why he will help me become very rich, too. He always seems to be at a mansion with a couple of Ferraris in the background. The snake-oil gospel of success. PT Barnum without a real circus.

I have a name for these people. I call them the… read more


FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES TO APPSAFRICA INNOVATION AWARDS

Belanda | Sep 14 , 2018

The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards – showcasing the continent’s most innovative ventures – provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking opportunities with over 300 industry peers at the awards ceremony in Cape Town on November 12. Winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join more than 400 tech leaders from across the continent.

The awards provide are open to corporates, established ventures or startups which have launched tech services in at least one African market.

Applicants must operate in one of the 14 categories covered… read more


FOR TRUE SEO, REMEMBER THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Belanda | Sep 12 , 2018

A colleague of mine (a fellow writer, but not a website copywriter or SEO specialist) recently said,

SEO writing has deteriorated into basically choosing appropriate keywords for a subject, and then using them in vaguely coherent sentences to score highly in searches.

He went on,

In this day and age, in which people hardly READ anymore, what’s the point of strategising, optimising, carefully inserting and tweaking? Who cares if the content is largely vanilla, instead of deeply significant, client-specific copy?

I couldn’t disagree more and, because this is… read more


YOUTUBE LAUNCHES YOUTUBE GO IN SA

Belanda | Aug 24 , 2018

YouTube Go is available for download in the Google Play store and will come pre-installed on all Android 8.1 (Go Edition) phones.

According to Youtube, the app has been designed with the user at the forefront. It features a user interface that allows people to access their favourite videos and has been built with an ‘offline first’ philosophy, meaning it works even when there’s low or no connectivity.

YouTube Go aims to provide transparency in how users are using their data, allowing them to reduce their data consumption. It also aims to provide a social experience by… read more


SA’S NEW DATALESS APP!

Belanda | Aug 21 , 2018

Moya Messenger is a new mobile messaging app that enables users to communicate without incurring data cost – provided they don’t send any attachments and are willing to be exposed to advertising.

Developed in South Africa, the app’s users can message each other without airtime or a data balance on their smartphone.

The app offers unlimited texting, group chat, end-to-end security with automatic encryption of all messages, and automatic contact discovery that allows users to connect with others also using the Moya app.

However, while message attachments like photos, videos,… read more


BEST SMARTPHONES IN SA UNDER R5000

Belanda | Aug 21 , 2018

HMD Global has announced that the new Nokia 3.1 is available to buy from MTN and Vodacom as well as leading retailers for R2,299.00

The manufacturer said that the Nokia 3.1 is its most affordable 18:9 smartphone – delivering the same screen ratio you get on modern flagships.

It boasts a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display which is protected by damage resistant 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Internally the Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, giving you twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation – alongside 2GB of… read more


STOP THINKING IN A SILO, EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY

Belanda | Jul 31 , 2018

Some ‘interesting’ comments have been levelled at Sagarmatha Technologies, post our announcement that we plan to list the company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Before I unpack what Sagarmatha is and will do, so everyone can be on the same page, let me address the less salubrious remarks that have percolated certain quarters last week.

This is not about a company that is in financial trouble needing to settle a loan. Let’s make that very clear. It’s about a future where eCommerce is driving the digital economy across Africa, supported by the broad reach of a media organisation… read more


12 LINKEDIN ACCOUNTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER

Belanda | Jul 24 , 2018

We’ve created a list of LinkedIn accounts to follow for when you’re on that quest for knowledge.

To discover four time-saving tools to help you grow your LinkedIn network faster. Includes one tool that lets you schedule a week’s worth of LinkedIn updates in just three minutes.

Susan Cain

Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re an executive promoting your top talent, Susan Cain has something to teach every one of us. She is the co-founder of the Quiet Revolution and author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World… read more


MOBILE USERS : AFRICA VS ASIA

Belanda | Jul 23 , 2018

Asia and Africa are seen as the two fastest growing mobile markets, but it has been highlighted that neither of them have historically been big app users. Most of the traffic seen on mobile devices in both regions is still spent on web pages, unlike for example in the US where more than 80 percent of mobile traffic is accounted for by apps. This may be quite surprising to some as Asia is home to the two largest mobile markets worldwide in China and India.

Phone ownership is continuing to increase though in Africa, in particular in some countries such as Nigeria and South Africa, which… read more


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