Author Nafisa Akabor

Start-ups

Micket hopes it’s just the ticket

Micket, a new Cape Town start-up, has developed a mobile ticketing solution that allows users to purchase tickets — and gain access to events — all using their cellphones. The Micket.me website can be accessed from a PC or mobile device, with payment made via credit card or EFT, after

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BT eyes Africa for growth

BT Group, formerly British Telecom, has unveiled a new drive for growth in the high-growth markets of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, with a plan to accelerate its expansion in these regions. Speaking via a telecast from Malaysia on Thursday, Kevin Taylor, president of

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MTN’s Turkcell headache returns

Turkey’s largest mobile operator, Turkcell, has again filed papers against MTN, this time in the high court in Johannesburg, seeking damages in relation to the awarding of a telecommunications licence in Iran. Earlier this year, Turkcell, which claims that MTN’s

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The curious case of the Lumia 525

The Lumia 520, which retails for less than R2 000, has proved to be Nokia’s fastest-selling Windows Phone-based device in markets around the world, including South Africa. Yet the company has decided against introducing its successor, the Lumia 525, in South Africa, raising questions as

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Free Pretoria Wi-Fi now live

The City of Tshwane has completed the first phase of its free Wi-Fi roll-out in selected public areas around Pretoria. The roll-out is part of the city’s plan to use the Internet in education and economic upliftment, according to a statement. The network is being deployed in partnership with

Gadgets & Reviews

The HTC One Mini reviewed

HTC has taken a leaf out of Samsung’s book by offering a “mini” version of its flagship handset. Samsung had the Galaxy S3 Mini, and now the S4 Mini, and now its Taiwanese rival has followed suit with the HTC One Mini, a pared-down version of the HTC One

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Youth market abandoning voice telephony

Younger users are abandoning voice faster than any other segment as mobile operators battle a decline in voice revenues for the first time in their history, according to research firm World Wide Worx’s latest annual Mobility survey. The study reveals that the

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Apple’s iPhone 5s reviewed

Apple released two iPhone variants this year, the 5s and the 5c. The smartphones were announced in September. According to Apple, it sold a record 9m units in its opening weekend. The iPhone 5s went on sale in South Africa last Friday. The phone has the same svelte look as

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SA showcased on Instagram

An Instagram account that showcases the very best photos from around the country, and managed by a fan of the popular image-sharing service, is fast indirectly becoming the service’s unofficial South African marketing presence. The account invites anyone to use the hashtag

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Mobile data prices: how operators stack up

Standard and promotional prepaid data tariffs across South Africa’s mobile networks show vast differences in the prices consumers can expect to pay. TechCentral has put together a table showing what the four mobile networks – Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom Mobile – offering on standard prepaid data

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