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Lauren Kate Rawlins

ITWeb digital and innovation contributor.

Lauren made the move to online journalism after a stint with broadsheets in Durban. She now writes about the different ways businesses are embracing digital transformation, how small start-ups are disrupting big industry, and how the machines are slowing taking over. She investigates the far flung corners of the web and interrogates the algorithms our social lives revolve around. She researches emerging technologies and puts into words how 21st century living, more and more, resembles a scene in a science fiction novel.


InnovationsAug 5, 2019

Mastercard’s Community Pass delivers essential services to underserved communities

Mastercard has unveiled a digital infrastructure platform that will enable individuals, without formal identification, to access a variety of services and benefits.

SoftwareJun 4, 2019

Apple targets pro users with pricey Mac Pro and display

Apple announces its all-new Mac Pro and separate 6K display with a specialised stand, all sold separately, amounting to more than R175 000.

SoftwareJun 4, 2019

Apple chops up iTunes offering

The tech conglomerate will separate iTunes into three separate apps: Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV, in a bid to simplify the offering.

SoftwareJun 3, 2019

Apple expected to close iTunes

Apple’s online music store and audio storage facility, iTunes, is rumoured to be shutting down, with Apple choosing to split the service into separate apps.

WirelessMay 29, 2019

Global smartphone sales decline; Huawei beats slump

Smartphone sales decreased globally in the first quarter, although Chinese manufacturer Huawei achieved the highest year-over-year growth.

SoftwareApr 25, 2019

Acast buys South African-founded podcast start-up

The global podcast company will acquire podcast technology firm, Pippa, for an undisclosed amount.

InnovationsApr 18, 2019

Reviewers find Samsung's new foldable phone to be faulty

Samsung seeded a few early review units of its Galaxy Fold to journalists, who have found the foldable screens break after a few days of use.

SoftwareApr 15, 2019

Oracle's new Joburg office ready for workforce of the future

The enterprise software company hopes its new building in Woodmead, Johannesburg, will entice the best talent in the country.

SoftwareMar 26, 2019

Apple reveals news, gaming subscription services

The tech company launches Apple Arcade and News+ subscription services for Apple customers that will provide access to hundreds of original games and news titles.

FintechMar 25, 2019

Apple unveils its own credit card

Apple announces a credit card offering that does not charge fees, helps users manage their finances better and gives cash-back rewards.

SoftwareMar 25, 2019

Apple launches streaming service with Winfrey, Spielberg on board

Apple unveils a subscription-based video-streaming platform featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

SoftwareMar 13, 2019

YouTube Music lands in SA

Google's music streaming service, YouTube Music Premium, replaces Google Music and adds extra services.