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Here are New emojis coming to your phone

15/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

The smiley face has proved remarkably durable, however, getting a major lift with smartphones, as text messaging became more widespread and the Unicode Consortium, a global standard-setting group for computer text, began adding thousands of new emojis to its catalogue over the past 10 years.

Cyber Attack

SA government entities hit by cyber attacks and services affected

15/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

A cyber attack on the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s (DOJ and CD) IT systems has affected the ability to pay child maintenance payments. Last week the department announced… 


Smartphone sales grew 10.8% in Q2 2021

15/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Global smartphone sales to end users came to 328.8 million in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 10.8% year over year, a new report said on Wednesday. According to a report by Gartner, overall global mobile phone…


How to keep your phone charged and useful in an emergency

15/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

A smartphone can be a lifeline in an emergency, connecting you instantly to assistance and real-time resources.
If you’re preparing for or in the midst of an emergency, here are some of the best ways you can get your phone in the best shape to help you.


Business and industry increasingly adopt IoT to drive sustainability

15/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Beyond the immediate benefits like having data about business operations available in real time, businesses are increasingly exploring and adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to drive their sustainability goals.


Intensified scamming activity marks popular smartphone launch

15/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

But, as year-to-year shows, not only Apple fans are interested in such events – for several years now, Kaspersky experts have detected intensified scamming activities amid the long-awaited Apple presentations.

Tech Skills

SA needs vital tech skills boost

14/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

If South Africa is serious about creating jobs and competing in the global economy, we need to do something about boosting our tech skills. Vukani Mngxati, CEO of Accenture in Africa, offers his opinion on the subject.
If I were given a rand every time I heard the phrase “South African jobs crisis” I would be an extremely wealthy man. And I would use that money to refocus national efforts on a rapid deep-rooted technology skills-development programme.


Businesses can now accept payments via links on WhatsApp

14/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Clickatell has introduced yet another groundbreaking payment solution which is set to deliver an effortless and comprehensive way for merchants to offer payments and transactions to consumers in chat.


The rise of online misinformation fighters in SA

14/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

When social media and some online tools were introduced to society, they were hailed as tools that would connect people, enable freedom of speech and facilitate better access to information. Although some good things are… 

Solar Power

Vodacom installs new solar-powered sites in South Africa to reduce carbon emissions

14/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

As part of Vodacom’s energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, Vodacom has installed new solar-powered sites in Polokwane…


Google to release Android 12 stable version update on October 4 – report

14/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Google is reportedly planning to launch the stable version of the Android 12 operating system for Pixel smartphones.
According to documents, Google will publish the source code for Android 12…


Facebook and Zoom team up to make Work From Home Virtual Reality solution

14/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Facebook released its new virtual reality office meeting software, Horizon Workrooms, to enable work from home Virtual Reality (VR) experience. The first version would work with Oculus devices which…

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SA partners with 3 countries to test central banks digital currencies scheme

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Central banks in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and South Africa will conduct a cross border payments trial using different central bank digital currencies (CBDC) to assess if this allows transactions to be settled more cheaply and easily, the banks said on Thursday. Many governments and central banks around the world are exploring the use of CBDCs, which are digital forms of existing currencies.


Irish data privacy watchdog fines WhatsApp $266m

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Ireland hit Facebook’s WhatsApp with a record $266 million (R2.8 billion) fine on Thursday following an inquiry into the messaging app’s transparency around sharing personal data with other Facebook companies.

Super Followers

Twitter lets star users make money from subscriptions

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Twitter has launched a long-promised “Super Follows” feature that lets creators sell subscriptions for access to special content. The move came as Twitter strives to be a preferred online venue for clickable stars and…

Apple Watch

Apple to add new advanced health features to Apple Watches

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Apple is looking to add blood pressure and fertility features to the Apple Watch. The technology giant is believed to be testing out a range of new health features to its line of smart watches, including the…


SA FGC competition Red Bull Hit The Streets calling on players to enter qualifiers

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

South African Fighting Game Community (FGC) competition, Red Bull Hit The Streets is back to crown the best street Fighter V and Tekken 7 players for 2021. The competition will pit the best players…


Vodacom Central Region launches 5G network in Bloemfontein

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom Central Region has switched on 5G mobile network in Mangaung Municipal District, with other municipal districts in the Free State and Northern Cape provinces to go live later this month. The 5G network…

girls in STEM

e4 launches programme to help girls pursue careers in STEM

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Fintech specialist e4 has launched a Girls in STEM programme to provide girls in underprivileged areas with the support they need to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)…

artificial intelligence

Joburg leads Africa in AI

03/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Johannesburg is fast becoming Africa’s artificial intelligence (AI) tech capital, according to research released by the AI Media Group. Launched in early 2018 the AI Media Group set out to create a new hybrid analysis, trade and advisory operation, says founder and CEO Dr Nick Bradshaw.


Vodacom Group named Global Alliance Member of The Earthshot Prize

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Vodacom Group has been named a Global Alliance Member of the Earthshot Prize. The Earthshot Prize has been designed to discover and scale the best solutions to repair our planet over the next 10 years. Vodacom is one of the 14 companies and brands that will come together to support and scale the innovative and ground-breaking solutions developed by the soon-to-be-announced fifteen Earthshot Prize Finalists.

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Google to appeal $590m French fine in copyright row

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Google is appealing a decision by France’s competition watchdog to hand it a $590 million fine in a row with news outlets over the use of their content under EU copyright rules, the multinational technology company said on Wednesday.


LinkedIn will be shutting down its Stories feature

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

LinkedIn will be shutting down its Stories feature, according to senior director of product Liz Li, who confirmed the news on the company’s blogpost. LinkedIn Stories will be completely removed by the end of September, as the company plans to work on ‘new experiences’.

Standard bank

Standard Bank apologises to customers for app disruptions

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Customers that use the Standard Bank’s mobile banking App have experienced slower response times and intermittent access when attempting to log on, according to s statement from the bank.

xiaomi corp

China’s Xiaomi completes business registration of electric vehicle unit

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp has completed the business registration of its electric vehicle unit, marking the latest milestone in its push into the automotive…


Fintech start-up offers virtual card to FICA lite customers

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Fintech start-up SOLmate, an online payment platform with a digital wallet facility has launched a virtual card. According to the start-up, the new virtual card provides clients with the ability to…

Andy Jassy

Amazon CEO unveils 55 000 tech jobs in first hiring push under his watch

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Amazon Inc is planning to hire 55 000 people for corporate and technology roles globally in the coming months, CEO Andy Jassy told Reuters. That’s equal to more than a third of Google’s headcount as of June 30, and close to all of Facebook’s.


AVEVA Launches Comprehensive Operations Control Software through Game-Changing User-Centric Flexible Model

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

New Offering Delivers Industry-First Mix of Cloud, On-Premise and Hybrid Solutions to Enable Companies to Optimize Software Investments and Maximize Value.

cyber smart

Do your part, be Cyber Smart

02/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms, which can become a gold mine for bad actors. In addition to this, phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID pandemic…


3 million Indian WhatsApp accounts banned between June 16 to July 31

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

WhatsApp announced that it has banned over 3 million Indian accounts in the 46-day period from June 16 to July 31. It received 137 reports for account support, of which one was actioned, and 316 requests to ban accounts, the messaging giant said in its second compliance report under the new Information Technology Rules, 2021. 


Google delays office return for staff until January as Covid-19 worries linger

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Google is extending its voluntary return-to-office policy through to January next year, chief executive Sundar Pichai said yesterday, citing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in many parts of the world. The rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta Covid-19 variant is also making companies reconsider their mask mandates and vaccine policies.

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ICASA provides three months grace period to allow licensees to wind down their use of temporary radio frequency spectrum

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has resolved that the temporary radio frequency spectrum assigned to licensees will now have to be returned to the Authority by no later 30 November 2021.


Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker Rivian announces IPO

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Amazon-backed manufacturer of electric trucks and utility vehicles, said last week it had filed for a stock market listing as it prepares to ramp up production and delivery.


How to keep your phone charged and useful in an emergency

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

A smartphone can be a lifeline in an emergency, connecting you instantly to assistance and real-time resources. If you’re preparing for or in the midst of an…


TransUnion’s South Africa Global Capability Centre Starts Servicing U.S. Market

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

TransUnion’s South Africa Global Capability Centre (GCC) marked its formal opening ceremony a few days ago by announcing that it has started providing support to…

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New MD for Altron Nexus

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Altron has announced the appointment of Kennedy Chinganya as MD of Altron Nexus, with effect from 1 September, 2021. He succeeds Mark Harris, who will handle special projects until end of November 2021. Chinganya joined Altron Rest of Africa in August 2018 as the Finance Director. He was responsible for implementing financial governance…

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Red flags – which platforms/services do Internet users have most privacy concerns about?

01/09/2021 | By Tech Talk

Kaspersky analysed anonymised data, voluntarily provided by Privacy Checker, a website that contains helpful advice on privacy settings for various Internet services and platforms. The results reflect which services and platforms’ Internet users have the most privacy concerns about. The data shows, most customers are worried about the security of popular…

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