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Afro Story: Africana at the push of a button

A new reading app plans to make relevant literature easily available

‘Xi cult’ app is China’s red hot hit

A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country

uKheshe: An app for the unbanked

Card holders can transfer money to each other at no cost, so an entire sub economy may evolve

​Shaping creative business minds for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Vega's Brand Challenge and Brand Activation allow students to see what it’s like to work with a real-life brief from a real-life client

IBM aims AI at Africa

Artificial Intelligence is seen as an advanced and dangerous technology, but IBM is showing how it can help solve problems in Africa

Mabe’s fingers in many pies

ANC spokesperson’s links to companies, apps and patents in controversial R49-million deal

Apps for the people by the people

Two young innovators are bringing information about taxis and kasi businesses to your phone

Goggle the asp that fits with your Leninist

The overenthusiastic spellchecker-cum-predictive-text function in the PathInput app turns ordinary text into a surreal fantasy, writes Shaun de Waal

Taking fewer risks with age is biologically determined

Study with gaming app shows that older people are less attracted by big rewards, and will take less risks to get them.

No fare, cry Uber taxi competitors

Rivals say the taxi service is using illicit loopholes to dodge paying tax and other regulations.

Shedding alerts: Apps to keep you in light about the dark

The uptake of various new apps is directly proportional to increased load-shedding and news coverage, but developers are yet to make any money.

AppDate: Easy mobile banking

Sean Bacher highlights the updated Standard Bank mobile app, the Kaspersky Free Fake ID Scanner, Centrallo and Battery Watch – Funny Voices.

Mobilise your medical history with apps

Sean Bacher looks at MyMedRec, Up Coffee, Documents To Go, Scanner Pro and Dragon Dictation - apps that help keep track of medical records and data.

Digital tools for a pen and paper election

Although we'll be using the paper ballot method to cast our votes, there are some apps to help us keep up with the election process.

Appdate: Speak 42 languages with iTranslate

From iTranslate Voice 2 to Search for BBM and Checkers Eezi Coupons, here are five apps that you should check out.

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