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  • 7 niche dating apps for Android & iOS that actually exist

    Many people are familiar with the likes of Tinder and OkCupid, but what if your needs are more specific than a mere dating/hookup app? Fortunately, there are quite a few alternative and niche apps around, whether you're into the BDSM scene, cannabis, threesomes or more. 3nder (free - iOS) Always wanted to try a threesome but not sure how to find willing partners? Then consider trying 3nder, branded as Tinder for threesomes. Anyway, the app is available for couples and singles, while passcode and fingerprint authentication is supported to keep nosey people out of the app. 3nder also supports photos and group chats, naturally. In...

  • Call centre management: are you managing the people or the tech?

    It’s easy for businesses to get sucked into the technology available and the features it offers, forgetting that managing the people who are using the features is what is going to show a positive return on the investment in the technology itself. Lost in translation The old adage, communication is key is just as relevant in the business world as it is in other contexts. And when it comes to large enterprises, different departments with differing objectives often result in disparate systems and cumbersome processes. Contact centres can be caught at the heart of this. Not only does this increase the complexity...

  • 5 great affordable smartphones with above average battery life

    You might be wondering what phones you should be buying for your specific usage case. Want a swanky body, a brilliant camera or an extremely hardy battery? Look no further. Today, we look at the latter. We round up the best phones for the job, starting with the top five phones with extra long battery mileage. In no specific order, here they are.

  • Former Konga VP Gabriel Gab-Umoden on his latest venture, Legend.ng

    Gabriel Gab-Umoden isn’t new in Nigeria’s tech space. Having served as a Vice President at ecommerce company Konga, Gabriel knew what the potentials of the ecommerce sector in Nigeria are but he surprised the industry when his next venture had absolutely nothing to do about ecommerce and was opposed to the norm in the ecosystem in Nigeria where tech companies start in Lagos before going elsewhere.

  • It’s official: Twitter announces character count and @reply changes

    Twitter made a pretty big announcement Wednesday, and it's something that many users have requested. The company has officially announced that it will soon neglect to count image links and @replies towards the 140 character limit. This effectively means that users can now dedicate all of those 140 characters to actual written content within tweets. "In the coming months we’ll make changes to simplify Tweets including what counts toward your 140 characters, so for instance, @names in replies and media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) will no longer “use up” valuable characters," the company's senior product manager Todd Sherman...

  • Google Maps ups ad game to help businesses capture mobile users

    Google is about to get a lot more evil especially if you hold an absolute hatred for advertisements. Google Maps is getting a slew of new advertising features, that will help brands, physical stores and the like reach consumers more effectively. "To help marketers succeed in this mobile-first world, we have redesigned AdWords -- from the ground-up -- and re-thought everything from creatives and bidding, to workflow and measurement," Google's SVP of ads and commerce, Sridhar Ramaswamy, noted on the AdWords blog. This change comes courtesy of smartphone usage trends, which has seen Google receive close to 50% of its search queries...

  • We’re in the era of the intelligent workspace [EMEA Atmosphere]

    By now, pretty much everyone in the business world understands that people want their device experiences at work to match their device experiences at home. Everybody gets it, but there are still plenty of businesses which are still suspicious of this state of affairs. Thing is, they don't have to be. In fact, the workspace revolution that started with people wanting to use their personal mobile devices for work purposes, could fundamentally change the workplace as we know it. And if the right structures are put in place, leading with a mobile first approach could actually result in happier, more...

  • 6 powerful collaboration tools for digital agencies

    Digital agencies can be called as a conglomeration of many stakeholders such as in-house employees, freelancers, agency partners, clients, and of course the audience! More often than not, the bandwidth of a digital agency gets assessed on the basis of their ability to handle and access data. Being one of the heavy data-driven businesses, digital agencies need to smartly collaborate data and teams in order to live up to the expectation of all its stakeholders. Here are six best collaboration tools that can do wonders for digital agencies. 1. Skype Skype is one of the most popular names in both, home and work...

  • AG#HASHTAG review: Cassper’s much friendlier Ghost

    Recruiting these so-called brand ambassadors to sing a product’s praises is a marketing trick that’s getting very old in the industry. Yes, it definitely works, but it also means that companies don’t need to make the absolutely best device they can. I mean, why should they? If you can pay the likes of Jay-Z or Beyonce to flaunt their product for an entire music video? So when AG Mobile announced that they’ve partnered with South African hip-hop sensation Cassper Nyovest with its latest phone, I let out a big, long sigh. I let out an even bigger one when I...

  • Unforgiving Monaco: F1’s crown jewel

    Easily the most unforgiving Formula 1 circuit of the year, Monaco presents a stiff challenge for drivers thanks to its slippery surface and tight, narrow corners. Unlike modern F1 circuits, there are no runoff areas here either, as the track is lined with Armco barriers, leading to many an early retirement. But to win here is to truly stamp your name in the sport’s history books, joining the likes of Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps as a true test of driver and machine.

  • 4 tips to release employee-driven innovation

    Increasingly, companies are recognising that innovation doesn’t only happen through investment in Research and Development. Businesses stand to gain a competitive advantage by involving people across the company in identifying and acting on innovation opportunities. One such example is British Airways who introduced an online suggestion box for employees to propose how the airline could further reduce emissions and fuel costs. One of the 200 ideas submitted was a suggestion to descale aircraft toilet pipes which led to the airline saving over R13 000 000 through weight reduction and improving the performance of inflight conveniences.

  • Netflix to be ‘exclusive US pay TV home’ for Disney, Marvel and more

    Netflix has announced an exclusive partnership with Disney, Marvel, Pixar and LucasFilm in the United States. The partnership will see Netflix host the latest movies from these big-name studios later this year. "From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar," the company said in a press release. The company has also revealed its refreshed summer lineup of content - so what can US subscribers (and those using proxy services) expect? June is highlighted by the first three Jurassic Park movies and Spotlight, July will see the Back to the Future and...

  • Facebook acquires VR company Two Big Ears, introduces 360 Spatial Workstation

    If you think Facebook's VR game was a joke then you were dead wrong. The company has announced the acquisition of Scottish VR company Two Big Ears. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed The company specialises in immersive audio products based on solutions for both cinematic VR and gaming, and Facebook has not wasted any time putting the company's expertise to good use. Alongside the announcement, it also introduced 360 Spatial Workstation, a software suite for designing spatial audio for 360 video and cinematic VR. The Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation has plugins for popular audio workstations, including a time...

  • Facebook reworks Trending Topics after ‘allegations of political bias’

    Facebook, in a bid to expel the allegations that it favours a conservative stance with its Trending Topics, is making changes to the product. The company claims that the changes are to make the process more rigorous and transparent. "Suppressing political content or preventing people from seeing what matters most to them is directly contrary to our mission. We are proud of the platform and community we have created, and it is important to us that Facebook continues to be a platform for all ideas," Colin Stretch, Facebook General Counsel, said in a blog post. Read more: 5 tips to spot a...

  • Norway’s consumer council reads app terms in live-stream

    Norway's consumer watchdog has decided to protest lengthy app terms and conditions by reading these policies out in a live-stream. The live-stream, which has been going on for almost two hours as of publication, will see policies for 33 apps being read as part of an #appfail campaign. The figure represents the average number of apps installed on a Norwegian's phone, the Norwegian Consumer Council explained in a press statement. The council said that to use apps you often have to waive your "fundamental" privacy, accept that the app will track you when it's not being used and that your personally identifiable data can be resold....