Super fast 4G coverage is increasing by the day, but is it worth it?

4G, the much-anticipated successor of 3G and the next generation of mobile phone communication standards, has arrived in the UK, parts of Europe, America, Asia, Australia and a handful of African countries.  Its Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology has increased the capacity and speed of downloads and has been hailed as the Holy Grail for smartphone users …

The next big thing – Homegrown digital start-up Nexxr to hit it big?

Established by four Pretoria schoolboys, Nexxr is an on-line network for small e-commerce retailers, bloggers and others to share their company advertisements with the world at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising.  For only $2.99 a month, registered users are able to share their ideas and promote their business worldwide. Mikhaeel Aboobaker, Cassim …

Technological development in Africa – a viable opportunity for philanthropy?

The impact of technology on social change across the continent cannot be denied.  Remote areas are well-served by the use of expanding internet coverage, may it be for business or pleasure.  Additionally, the growing use of mobile technology has seen ailing health care systems revived, with government and aid work made easier.  Last month bbc.com …

Maliyo Games add an African twist to the gaming industry

Transforming what he had only experienced as an extreme irritation in Nigeria, Maliyo Games co-founder, Hugo Obi turned a pest into a pass-time with the African-themed video game, ‘Mosquito Squasher’.  With growing interest in the game and others, Obi and his partner Oluseye Soyode-Johnson are quickly expanding their African-inspired gaming repertoire. The popularity of African …

Not so dark after all – Technological bright sparks making the continent proud

Technology is not an industry that one would automatically associate with Africa but just like our Western counterparts the continent is producing bright young things, making waves in the industry at home and abroad. Saheed Adepoju Earlier this month, bbc.co.uk reported that  the 29-year old entrepreneur and Sun-certified Java programmer had invented an Android-operating tablet designed …