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In February 2013, Microsoft launched an initiative called 4Afrika in a bid to increase internet accessibility through affordable smart devices, facilitate modern education techniques and promote new Africentric technologies. Microsoft set out to help accelerate Africa’s economic development by empowering Africa’s youth, entrepreneurs, and developers to turn great ideas into...
Believe it or not, your smartphone is literally of no use without internet connectivity. Millennials have become addicted to Snapchating, Instagraming, Facebooking and Tweeting (not in that order), while cloud storage has picked up popularity and more & more people have become inclined to use streaming apps like YouTube...
Since you’re a designer who’s reading this post, you should be well aware of your fonts. But it is sad enough to note that few of the best designers and typographers can’t simply give a glance at some typeface and tell you about the font that is used or...
Almost 40% of businesses are using artificially intelligent programmes to manage some aspect of their business, with South African companies like Sage and Clevva innovating the market. A.I. programmes allow a business to examine massive amounts of data very quickly, finding patterns or displaying behaviors based on the information...
With the number of people in Africa using mobile phones estimated to reach 725 million by 2020, mobile usage is growing across the continent more rapidly than any other region in the world, and although per capita uptake still remains below that globally, the gap is closing. And for many...
Soon your mundane emails can look like the scrawlings of a genius. A new font based on Albert Einstein’s handwriting is being developed in Germany, in time for the 100th year anniversary of the theory of relativity. Aided by a thriving Kickstarter campaign, the German typographer Harald Geisler and the Harvard-trained physicist turned dancer Elizabeth Waterhouse are about...
During my time at the University, I picked interest in web design as hobby. I had spent my time in the 8-months-long vacation as, among other things, a computer tutor back in my hometown, Kabale. I was considered an expert because I had very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. It probably...
Did you know that cloud storage is considered to be one of the best investments that small businesses can make? Disasters can and will strike. Devices can and do get lost and or stolen. You never know when there will be a situation in which you will need information...
As long as business expenses are concerned, there are many companies which overlook the vitality of preventative maintenance and don’t inform themselves about repairs until there are definite signals of damage. While you will spend less money during the short run, not considering preventative maintenance and waiting till things...
Kenyan non-profit Ushahidi and online publication iAfrikan have developed Report Xenophobia - a tool to help better understand the landscape of the violent attacks taking place against foreign nationals living in South Africa. The tool has come in the wake to help authorities, local and foreign citizens continue the fight against these inhumane acts. The Report...