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  • Google pays to put search back on Firefox browser in US

    15 November 2017 8:39 AM 35

    San Francisco - Mozilla rolled out a major update to its Firefox web browser on Tuesday with a bevy of new features, and one old frenemy: Google. In a blog post, Mozilla said Firefox’s default search engine will be Google in the US, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The agreement recalls a similar, older deal that was scuttled when Firefox and Google’s Chrome

  • Facebook said to move to London office, close to Google HQ

    10 November 2017 9:44 AM 52

    London - Facebook is in negotiations to lease a new London office close to the planned headquarters of Google, two people with knowledge of the talks said. The company plans to lease at least 400 000 square feet of space at the King’s Cross Central development, where Google parent Alphabet will develop its new UK headquarters, the people said, asking

  • Airbnb guns for China to become leading source of travellers

    10 November 2017 9:31 AM 48

    Beijing - Airbnb is opening more offices in China and expects the country to be its leading source of customers by 2020. Domestic guest arrivals in China have grown 289% over the past year, co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk told Bloomberg Television in Vietnam, where he was attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. “Over the last 12 months

  • Launch of Google Street View for Sanparks to boost tourism

    05 November 2017 10:00 AM 52

    Cape Town - Google launched a large collection 360-degree images of South Africa's most remote areas, including 170 trails of the country's national parks and reserves. The project, which was done in collaboration with Wesgro, Cape Town-based travel company Drive South Africa, Cape Nature and Sanparks, saw the release of Google Street View of all South

  • 8 truths about employee passwords

    02 November 2017 3:15 PM 38

    LastPass has released The Password Exposé report, highlighting the challenges of using passwords in the workplace. According to the report, the standard approach to password security in the workplace has failed. “Even worse, businesses aren’t responding to that failure quickly enough,” said LastPass. LastPass said that for most people, the fear of forgetting

  • Get carried Huawei with a free 360 VR camera when you pre-order the Mate 10 from Vodafone

    02 November 2017 2:13 AM 31

    As of today, Australians can pre-order the highly-anticipated Huawei Mate 10 from Vodafone stores across the country. Available on Vodafone’s range of no lock-in Red Plans, customers who pre-order the device before its release on November 14, 2017 will also receive a bonus Huawei 360 Panoramic VR Camera at no extra cost (subject to stock availability)

  • Signal Launches Standalone Desktop App

    01 November 2017 9:31 PM 18

    Previously, encrypted messaging app Signal only worked on the desktop via a Google Chrome browser app. Encrypted messaging app Signal is now available on Windows and Mac computers as a standalone program. Previously, Signal was available only via Google's Chrome browser. Reviews for that app were generally favorable, but some complained about crashes

  • Signal Messenger Now Has A Standalone Desktop App

    01 November 2017 4:46 PM 25

    Open Whisper Systems (OWS), the non-profit that develops the Signal messenger and its end-to-end encryption protocol, released a new standalone desktop application that will replace the existing Signal Chrome App. The move comes as Google is preparing to end support for Chrome Apps in its browser. At the time, the company said that Chrome apps would

  • Cell C launches black – movies, music, TV and sport for R5 a day

    01 November 2017 10:23 AM 19

    Today Cell C revealed a secret project its been working on for two years and it could potentially change the game. That game is streaming and content consumption, and Cell C’s solution is called “black”. The platform is a strange one and works more like an entertainment portal rather than a pure streaming service such as Netflix or Showmax. For instance

  • Locally developed dating app lets you flirt with voice messages

    01 November 2017 6:20 AM 25

    The only reason I’m writing this story is because this dating app was developed here in South Africa. Okay the idea is pretty cool as well. The app in question is Voicy and it allows users to browse profiles and then send them voice notes. Call me a cynic but this feature feels like its going to be abused. Local mobile app developers Rate ‘n Date Mobile