Lauren Kate Rawlins

MTN Business seeks problem-solving apps

As MTN Business urges app creators to enter its annual app awards by 6 September, a previous winner tells ITWeb the secrets of its success.


Smartphone time guzzles up one full day a week

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


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.

Doctors test augmented reality during surgery

The technology that made Pok?mon Go so popular two years ago will soon be used by doctors during surgery.

10 Aug

Samsung unveils new Note, watch, smart speaker

Samsung's latest high-end phablet device, the Note 9, packs in features other manufacturers previously skimped on.

$10m Jack Ma prize will support African digital start-ups

The Alibaba executive chairman announces a prize for African entrepreneurs, to support exemplary young Internet leaders.

7 Aug

Ford lets users automatically SYNC to new SUV

The motoring company releases its latest compact SUV in SA, the EcoSport, with the two higher range models featuring the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Used car business gets dose of online honesty

Launching next month, will pre-inspect each used car before it is put on the site, so buyers know exactly what they are bidding for.

3 Aug

App invests in fruits of farming labour

Impact Farming, created by Fedgroup, lets users invest directly in sustainable ventures instead of the stock exchange.

Intel helps bring Smithsonian artwork to global audience

The exhibition "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" is now available in virtual reality powered by Intel technology.

Slowing Twitter, Facebook user growth spooks investors

Despite both social media firms reporting profit for Q2 2018, investors were unsettled by a downturn in user growth.

New Google cloud platform focuses on hybrid

The tech giant announces its new Cloud Services Platform, which helps developers better manage a hybrid cloud set-up.

Lauren Kate Rawlins
ITWeb digital and innovation editor.

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.