AppDate: Absa brings Masterpass to banking app

In this week’s AppDate, SEAN BACHER highlights Absa’s MasterPass, Cell C MiAssist, NordVPN for Android, PokerConnect and QualityTime.

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IBM, Cisco, team up with Watson

Cisco and IBM have announced a global collaboration to provide instant Internet of Things (IoT) insight at the edge of the network.

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Jaguar XF vs Tornado

Storm chaser ‘Tornado Tim’ Baker drove the Jaguar XF through America’s Midwest in search of a tornado as this year’s storm season came to a dramatic close.

Tornado Tim ldrives towards an incoming super cell outside of Montevideo, MN on Saturday, June 19, 2016  (photo by Sandy Huffaker/Jaguar)

Africa can lead in digital

GORDON GREYLISH, VP, Sales and Marketing Group General Manager, Governments and World Ahead Division, Intel, discusses how embracing the 3rd industrial revolution will assist in addressing issues like diversifying economies and improving efficiency.

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BlackBerry refuses to go away

When Facebook announced earlier this year that it would end support for WhatsApp on BlackBerry phones, it looked like a death warrant. Now, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK, BlackBerry plans to fight for its users.

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-July 26th, 2016

Jaguar XF vs Tornado

Tornado Tim ldrives towards an incoming super cell outside of Montevideo, MN on Saturday, June 19, 2016  (photo by Sandy Huffaker/Jaguar)

Storm chaser ‘Tornado Tim’ Baker drove the Jaguar XF through America’s Midwest in search of a tornado as this year’s storm season came to a dramatic close.

-July 26th, 2016

Win with Gadget and Alcatel

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Gadget and Alcatel are giving away a Pixi 3 4.5" smartphone and an Alcatel 2004C feature phone. To enter, simply follow Gadget and Alcatel South Africa on Twitter and name three apps that are preloaded on the Pixi 3.

-July 26th, 2016

Film fest open to SA adventurers

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The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to South Africa in October. As part of the festival, Cape Union Mart invites local filmmakers to contribute to the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge 2016.

-July 25th, 2016

Facebook drone passes first test for airborne data

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Facebook has announced the successful first test flight of Aquila, a high-altitude, long-endurance solar airplane that provides Internet access to those in its flight path. 

-July 25th, 2016

Africa can lead in digital

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GORDON GREYLISH, VP, Sales and Marketing Group General Manager, Governments and World Ahead Division, Intel, discusses how embracing the 3rd industrial revolution will assist in addressing issues like diversifying economies and improving efficiency.

-July 25th, 2016

Motorola Solutions launches new radio suite

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Motorola Solutions has launched a suite of communications tools for the South African market, including MOTOTRBO and WAVE 3000 radios, as well as a range of software products and services.

-July 25th, 2016

Land Rover demos all-terrain autonomous driving

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Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated a range of research technologies that would allow a future autonomous car to drive itself over any surface or terrain.

-July 22nd, 2016

Telkom up-ends mobile data

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Telkom has announced an overhaul of its mobile product offering with the launch of its FreeMe service which is designed to get rid of confusing contracts, endless T&C and pricey extras.

-July 22nd, 2016

Suzuki aims at the moon

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The next vehicle to drive on the moon could very well be a Suzuki, if the team from Hukato, Suzuki and ispace technologies has its way.

-July 22nd, 2016

Africa Tech Riot coming

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From 19 August to 3 September the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is back in Johannesburg to explore and celebrate technology and creativity by Africans for Africa. 

-July 21st, 2016

Mobile now more vulnerable

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A recent survey by Blackberry Limited has revealed that despite extensive resources dedicated to mobile security, many IT decision-makers remain concerned about the level of vulnerabilities that persist.

-July 21st, 2016

Standard Bank app pushes R430bn

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Standard Bank has revealed that during 2015 825 million financial transactions worth R430 billion were processed through its banking app resulting in a sharp decline in ATM and branch transactions.

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Movie of the Week

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The Free State Of Jones

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Video of the Day

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the latest downloadable content (DLC) for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, the Marvel’s Ant-Man Character & Level Pack, along with a new video showcasing this cast of Super Heroes. Based on Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” this add-on content is available as a free download for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 players.

Product of the Day

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Astrum Wireless Bluetooth Outdoor Speaker

The Astrum Wireless Bluetooth Outdoor Speaker can connect to most Android or Apple smart devices or music players. It mainly geared for the outdoors with features like a built-in flashlight and a 1600mAh lithium battery. Its sturdy chassis, carry handle and light-weigh design also makes it easy to carry around.

The Astrum Wireless Bluetooth Outdoor Speaker retails for around R750 and can be bought a most reputable electronic retail outlets.