Technology

Truecaller

Record calls with Truecaller to help report harassment and fraud

Truecaller has introduced a new Premium feature, Call Recording, to help report harassment and fraud for its users. This comes as another great upgrade in their efforts to improve their Premium offerings. People use Truecaller to help their communication be more safe and efficient. From their users identifying new business clients to empowering women to avoid and report harassment, or for everyone... »

LG Q7

The LG Q7 has officially launched

LG Electronics (LG) has launched the LG Q7, the newest Q series destined to refresh its popular Q6, launched locally in 2017. According to the company, the LG Q7 offers premium features typically found in more expensive flagship smartphones. The LG Q7 builds on the previous models’ foundation, with even more high-end features such as Portrait mode, DTS:X Virtual Surround Sound, water and dust resi... »

Samsung Gear S3

The Best Samsung Gear S3 Apps To Download

Samsung’s Gear S3 Smartwatch, which was released in November 2016, has gone from strength to strength – especially with the device receiving some great new updates to its firmware from Samsung. While the device has been on the market globally for some time now, it looks as though now is the perfect time to pick one up as retailers are implementing price drops. The price drop could be i... »

Mauritius Smart City

Mauritius gets $10 million funding for Smart City development

Vantage Capital, one of Africa’s largest mezzanine fund managers, has revealed that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called Tamarin. The promoter of the transaction is Trimetys through its subsidiary, Cap Tamarin Ltée, a Mauritian-... »

Hisense South Africa

Hisense South Africa Announces Enhancements to Latest Range of ULED TVs

In 2016, Hisense South Africa transformed the way TV is watched with the launch of its ULED range of TVs. Now, the brand in South Africa is enabling viewers to ‘see the incredible’, with enhancements made to the latest line of ULED TVs in the areas of colour, contrast and HDR, as well as in sound quality and design. Hisense has optimised the colour on its 2018 line-up of Premium ULED TVs by adding... »

MTN made for me

MTN Introduces Made For Home Bundles

MTN has extended their customer offering with the introduction of a new Broadband proposition, addressing consumers’ need for in-home Internet connectivity.  The MTN Made For Home proposition is offered on MTNs fixed LTE network, and is specifically designed for use within a fixed location. MTN Made For Home is an easy to use, plug and play solution that requires only a router and a SIM card, to g... »

Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent

According to the World Bank’s most recent report on Global Economic Prospects, despite the broad global recovery currently underway, Africa still faces substantial downside risks, especially relating to challenges with subdued productivity and potential growth. In response, governments on the continent should look at a combination of improvements in education and health systems, high-quality... »

Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan teens create app to end Female Genital Mutilation

According to a report via premiumtimesng.com, five Kenyan girls will be flown to Google headquarters in California, U.S.A, after inventing “I-cut”, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). As revealed by the report, I-cut connects girls at risk of FGM with rescue centres and gives legal and medical help to those who have been cut. Organisers say the five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the onl... »

Retail Banking

Converging forces set to transform retail banking

A range of models and millions of dollars in consulting hours are expended to understand the potential impact of a range of market forces on the retail banking sector. While the potential outcomes are fraught with unpredictability, it is worthwhile to pause and consider some of the forces that could have an impact to avoid being caught off-guard. Some of the major forces potentially playing out in... »

IoT is real and can drive real results today

South Africa: Internet is key to economic access

The Internet has become a vital tool for communication and information in South Africa, highlighting the importance of connectivity as a key to economic access. This is one of the most significant conclusions of the Internet Access in South Africa 2017 study, produced by World Wide Worx with the support of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), the country’s leading provider of wholesale fibre connectivity. “In... »

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