Apps
Thursday

Smartphone time guzzles up one full day a week

BankMyCell finds smartphone owners use their devices for nearly three hours a day.

Thursday

Uber still long way from finding profit

The ride-hailing company narrows its quarterly loss but is far from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019.

Fak'ugesi fest focuses on augmented reality

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Johannesburg later this month will host a free workshop for augmented reality creators.

IDU Holdings impresses Gartner

Gartner has included the company in its 2018 Market Guide for Corporate Financial Planning Applications reports.

Kae Systems launches long-distance ride-hailing app

Users can book a large passenger vehicle, such as a bus or minibus taxi, to transport up to 30 people around the country.

Home-grown WhatsApp competitor offers data-free messaging

Moya Messenger is a new, SA-developed mobile messaging app providing a similar experience to WhatsApp, but also lets users text even when they have no mobile data.

Netgear introduces two 52-port smart cloud switches

The Netgear Insight Managed Smart Cloud GC752X and GC752XP are managed by Netgear's Insight app or Insight Cloud Portal. [Local rep: Duxbury Networking]

Mobile and social tech improves shopping experience

Mobile apps are a dominant sales channel for local and international retailers, says Kerry Hope, business development manager at Magic Software SA.

Tuesday

CWG brings Entersekt product line to Nigerian market

CWG's roll-out of Entersekt technology in Nigeria begins with Transakt, an app-based mobile identity and authentication product.

Wirecard plans African expansion

Online payments are taking off in Africa, creating significant opportunities for business growth, says Wirecard.

Monday

WhatsApp flaw used to spread scams

Researchers discover a flaw in WhatsApp that allows hackers to intercept and manipulate messages.