Author: Darryl Linington

IT in Africa

SAP MD discusses ambition and opportunity in IT in Africa

The potential gains to be made from the rapid growth of the African digital economy cannot be overstated. An estimated 360 million mobile devices, $75billion in annual e-commerce sales and a $300billion internet-driven boost to GDP is forecast by 2025. Yet conventional wisdom would dictate that the current lack of legacy Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in Africa is a ... »

Apps for business

How small business owners can use apps get more done

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide enormous value to South Africa’s economic growth and development. Their financial contribution to GDP (estimated at 52%) and job creation is crucial to help overcome the country’s staggering unemployment rate of 26.7%. Macro benefits aside, the personal satisfaction of being your own boss is a key factor for many small business owners who strike out on t... »

Farming Simulator 2017

Tend to animals in Farming Simulator 17

Watch the latest Gameplay Trailer for Farming Simulator 17, and discover how to keep and tend animals in this latest entry in Giants Software’s premiere agriculture series. There are more options for farmers than ever before, with the possibility to keep cows, sheep, chickens and, for the first time in the series, pigs! Players who properly tend to their animals will be able to bring in more... »

IFA 2016: Sony unveils two new smartphones

IFA 2016: Sony unveils two new smartphones

At IFA 2016, which is being held in Germany’s capital city Berlin, Sony has revealed two new smartphone devices. The latest devices from Sony include the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ smartphone (which will launch globally in October) and the 4.6-inch Xperia X compact (which will be available from September 2016). Each device will feature the ability to interact with Sony’s latest innovation, the... »

free internet

Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenya in action

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country, learn more about what mobile entrepreneurs are... »

Moto Z Play Mods

IFA 2016: The new Moto Z Play mods have been revealed

We’ve seen some rather fantastic tech at IFA 2016 so far; however, one range of mobile accessories really caught our attention. Unveiled by Lenovo and Motorola, the Moto Z Play Mods allow consumers to transform their mobile device into, according to both parties, anything they need it to be. At an exclusive press event, held in Germany’s capital city Berlin, we were introduced to a var... »

Samsung Smartwatch

IFA 2016: Samsung unveils Gear S3 Smartwatch

Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Gear S3 smartwatch. Inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of watchmaking, the Gear S3 smartwatch, according to Samsung, combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, including IP68 water resistance, mobile payments, LTE connectivity and built-in GPS. As revealed by Samsung, the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch is available in two designs t... »

IFA 2016 Lenovo

IFA 2016: Lenovo unveils latest Yoga Laptop and Tablet

At IFA 2016, which is currently being hosted in Germany’s capital city Berlin, Lenovo revealed the expansion of its multimode Yoga family with the new Yoga 910 convertible laptop and Yoga Tab 3 Plus Android tablet. According to Lenovo, today’s PC customer is constantly challenged by the demands of quickly evolving consumer lifestyles, an evolving workplace, and digital demands. To meet this ... »


ICT spending in 2016 will be driven by investments in software

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure will also be a big driver as a result of current market expansion. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) line of business or decision-makers from departments other than IT will rise to become major influencers of IT spendi... »

Lenovo Yoga Book IFA 2016

IFA 2016: Lenovo’s Yoga Book sets out to impress

IFA 2016 is heating up, especially with Lenovo having such a strong start with the unveiling of its latest innovation – the Lenovo Yoga Book. Launched on 31 August 2016 in Germany’s capital, Berlin, the Lenovo Yoga Book is the latest 2-in-1 device from the company. It features a touch-based keyboard (dubbed the Halo Keyboard), a Dual Use Stylus (which writes on paper and on screen), an... »

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