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January 19, 2018

Malware infected gaming apps in Google store targeted kids with porn

GOOGLE has been forced to pull malware-infected gaming apps from its online store after cyber security researchers revealed what they were showing young kids.

GOOGLE has removed apps targeted at children from its online store after it was revealed they were infected with malware that encouraged users to click on pornographic content and advertisements.

The malware was reported by cyber security company Check Point, prompting the search giant to act over security concerns for users and the fact that young children were being targeted with inappropriate images.

The malicious software displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services, [...]

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January 19, 2018

How Austin Malema Became South African Hip-Hop’s Most Sought-After Photographer

SA hip-hop’s most popular photographer shares his journey.

You’ve seen almost all your favorite South African mainstream rappers credit Austin Malema on their Instagram photos.

“I’ve done two campaigns for Ciroc with Cassper Nyovest,” he says, listing some of his accolades that not many of us are aware of. Right now, at his apartment, he is seated in front of his iMac where he is retouching a photo and sending an image of an album cover he is working on.

The past three or so years have been busy for the photographer. His recent portraits of the winners at the South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHAs) in December went viral and he was the [...]

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August 30, 2017

WhatsApp launches verified accounts

WhatsApp has launched verified business accounts, which let users talk to companies through its messaging app.

Business accounts which are verified by WhatsApp will receive a green badge next to their contact name, which means WhatsApp has confirmed the phone number belongs to the business.

“WhatsApp will also let you know when you start talking to a business via yellow messages inside a chat. There is no way to delete these messages from the chat,” it said.

“If you already have a business’s phone number saved, the name you will see is the name you have saved in your address book.”

If users want to stop a business from contacting them, the contact can be [...]

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August 2, 2017

Facebook is working on a video chat device

Facebook Inc. is working on a video chat device for the home – the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab.

Featuring a laptop-sized touchscreen, the device represents a new product category and could be announced as soon as next spring’s F8 developer conference, according to people familiar with the matter. They say the large screen and smart camera technology could help farflung people feel like they’re in the same room, which aligns with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s mission of bringing Facebook users closer together. The device is in the prototype phase but is already being tested in people’s homes.

The social media giant is [...]

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