1. Jan

    Telegram launches Premium subscriptions - R89.99 per month for South Africans on iOS

    Telegram Premium launched — what you get for R89.99 per month Instant messaging platform Telegram has announced the launch of its subscription service, which the company said would let users support the app’s development and access additional features. iOS users in South Africa can subscribe...
  2. Jan

    Mark Zuckerberg announces WhatsApp Android-to-iOS data migration

    WhatsApp gets major smartphone switch feature Meta-owned WhatsApp is adding the ability to transfer chat data from Android to iOS, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. WhatsApp data that can be transferred will include chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages, and Zuckerberg said...
  3. Jan

    WhatsApp testing cloud backup export - possibly for cross-platform migration

    Big WhatsApp backup feature coming WhatsApp is developing a backup export feature that could make it easier to switch smartphones while keeping your chat history, WABetaInfo reports. According to the report, a new "Export backup" button will be available in the Chat backup section of...
  4. Jan

    YouTube lets TV app connect to smartphone as second screen

    YouTube's TV app lets you use your phone as a second screen YouTube has introduced a new feature that will allow users to use their Android phone or iPhone as a second screen for the service's TV app, according to a statement from the company. This makes it easier to interact with the video...
  5. Jan

    Google TV app comes to South Africa

    Google TV launches in South Africa Google has started rolling out the replacement for its Movies and TV app, Google TV, to iOS and Android smartphones. Google TV is currently available to iOS users, while Android support is still expanding in the coming months.
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    WhatsApp killing iOS 10 and 11 support

    WhatsApp dropping support for older phones WhatsApp has started notifying users on older iPhones that it would no longer support their devices from 24 October 2022, WABetaInfo reported. WhatsApp’s Help Center confirms that the Facebook-owned messaging application will no longer support iPhones...
  7. Jan

    WhatsApp developing chat filters and macOS-native desktop app

    WhatsApp chat filters and desktop app updates WhatsApp updates currently under development include a filter for chats and groups, a new message reply shortcut for WhatsApp Desktop, and a new desktop app for macOS, WABetaInfo reported. Last year, WhatsApp released advanced business account...
  8. Jan

    Best-selling smartphones on MTN and Cell C

    Best-selling smartphones in South Africa Android devices dominate smartphone sales in South Africa, and the best-selling devices vary between post-paid and pre-paid customers, according to Cell C and MTN. MTN told MyBroadband that Android devices make up 94% of the smartphones on its network...
  9. Jan

    Security flaw in open source ALAC created remote code execution vulnerability in Android

    Critical security flaws put millions of Android users' privacy at risk Security firm Check Point has announced that it discovered a security vulnerability in millions of Android devices powered by Qualcomm and MediaTek chipsets. The firm found the bug residing in an open-source version of the...
  10. Jan

    South Africa's Android kings - Samsung vs Huawei

    Samsung vs Huawei — The Android king of South Africa When it comes to Android smartphones in South Africa, two brands stand out from the rest — Samsung and Huawei. According to data from GlobalStats Statcounter, these two manufacturers have the most popular smartphone brands in the country, by...
  11. Jan

    Why the Google Play Store lost 1 million apps in 4 years

    Why the Google Play Store lost 1 million apps in 4 years The number of apps available on the Google Play Store plummeted by more than 1 million in four years, an analysis by has shown. According to the site, the Google Play Store hosted just short of 2.6 million apps by...
  12. Jan

    Google soft-launches iOS Switch-to-Android app

    Google quietly launches Switch to Android app on iOS Google has released an iOS app that helps you wirelessly transfer data from an iPhone to an Android device. On the App Store, the app’s description indicates that you can securely transfer photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events to...
  13. Jan

    WhatsApp to soon test extra message reactions - report

    New WhatsApp message reactions in the works WhatsApp is planning to add more reactions to its Android beta in a future update, WABetaInfo reported. The reaction system WhatsApp is currently testing in the Android beta includes six different emojis — Like, Love, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Thanks.
  14. Jan

    Microsoft reorganising several teams under Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences

    Microsoft gets dedicated Android team Microsoft is creating a dedicated team to improve integration between its Windows PC operating system and Android devices, Windows Central reported. According to the report, Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay sent out a memo early last week...
  15. Jan

    Huawei P10 Plus Android factory reset protection test - a cellphone shop broke it for R300

    A cellphone shop easily bypassed Google’s factory reset protection — for R300 MyBroadband was able to bypass Google factory reset protection (FRP) by taking it to a local cellphone and gadget shop and paying a R300 fee. Google FRP is a feature enabled on Android phones when a user logs into a...
  16. Jan

    WhatsApp takes multi-device out of beta - but it has limitations

    WhatsApp launches big linked device change — but there's a catch WhatsApp is rolling out its anticipated multi-device feature to all users, enabling them to link up to four devices to use the messaging platform even when their phones lack a data connection. The process to link devices to a...
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    Fitness devices advice

    Hey I used to have the Samsung Frontier S3 watch that worked just fine for recording runs and gym sessions. Recently its died (well stuck in endless restart loops) so im looking for a replacement. Im quite undecided about the brand so i was hoping some here had some suggestions or comments. I...
  18. Jan

    Chrome for Android will drop data saver mode in version 100

    Google dropping data saver mode on Chrome for Android Google's upcoming Chrome 100 release will see Android devices lose its "Lite Mode" — previously known as Data Saver — according to a 9to5Google report. The company attributed the change to decreased data costs worldwide and said that it had...
  19. Jan

    Google introduces Android 13 developer preview

    First Android 13 developer preview rolls out Google has rolled out the first developer preview of its next major smartphone software release — Android 13. The preview is now available on select Pixel devices, including the Pixel 4, Pixel 5, and Pixel 6 series.
  20. Jan

    Four generations of Android updates for new Samsung phones, tablets, and watches

    New Samsung smartphones will get four years of Android updates Samsung has announced that its latest Galaxy S and upcoming Galaxy A series devices will support up to four generations of Android updates. With Google rolling out one major Android update every year, that ensures new features on...