Author Nafisa Akabor

Gadgets & Reviews

LG’s G2 smartphone reviewed

Korea’s LG Electronics is not a manufacturer one normally associates with high-end smartphones. Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC and Nokia are key players already in the space, with LG, at best, seen as very much the new kid on the block. It may have taken several years, but

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LG in bold play for smartphone market

LG Electronics South Africa MD Il Hwan Lee has high hopes for the company’s newly launched top-line smartphone, the G2, but does the LG brand have a chance of succeeding in what is already a very crowded Android market? Entering the smartphone category years

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Rwanda to offer free national Wi-Fi

Rwanda is hoping for a boom in business with plans to offer free Wi-Fi-based Internet access nationwide, starting with a roll-out in the capital city, Kigali. The Rwandan government started the city-wide roll-out last month, targeting schools, public buildings, bus stations and hotels in the city first. IT minister

Start-ups

Croking gives users a voice

South Afircan-led start-up Croking hopes user-generated ideas from its social community about brands will get companies to sit up and take notice once these ideas, known as “crokes”, become valuable within the community. They become of value once they gain traction through engagement

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Start-up Mobicred targets online payments

A new start-up business, Mobicred, which offers online credit payment facilities to consumers, hopes to convince digital shoppers in South Africa to make purchases using its service as a convenient and, it says, safer alternative to credit card purchases

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Nokia puts on its boxing gloves

Nokia, soon to be part of Microsoft, is continuing its efforts to regain lost relevance — and market share — in the mobile phone market with a new high-end smartphone and its first foray into tablet computing. The tablet, a 10,1-inch Lumia 2520 with full high-definition

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SA-made game tops iTunes charts

A South African-developed game, Snailboy, has become one of the top games on Apple’s App Store within weeks of its release. The game was published three weeks ago on the US App Store and has since claimed a spot in the top 20 best new games category. The company behind Snailboy

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Sorting the wheat from the social chaff

Who really has clout in social media in South Africa? Digital communications agency Retroviral has developed a new tool, called Webfluential, that it hopes will help companies answer this question. Retroviral and Webfluential co-founder Mike Sharman says people who

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