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Mobile Marketing Automation Upscaling Consumer Engagement

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Mobile Messaging Automated platforms provide tools to reach customers at the right time & place by creating personalised campaigns that can reach thousands.

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The Top 5G Smartphones To Look Out For In 2019

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

This year sees the releases of the top new smartphones to look out for with 5G connectivity- which boasts faster speeds, more stable and stronger internet.

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Augmented Reality Changing Product Delivery

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Augmented reality becoming a game-changer for product and service delivery as it creates efficiency, personalisation and aims to improve customer service.

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Carrier Community GCCM BERLIN 2019

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

This year's Carrier Community GCCM Berlin 2019 forum is set to be a hub of information, innovation & networking with its focus on the digital cloud and SMS.

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Vodacom's Rollover Charges Become Free due to Public Outrage

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Vodacom's loophole find of charged rollover data fees goes against new data regulations and sees public backlash resulting in rollover data becoming free.

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What is Conversational Commerce?

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Conversational Commerce changes the way businesses communicate with consumers by providing a more personalised and superior shopping experience online.

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2 Million Fake Accounts Banned Per Month By WhatsApp

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

With WhatsApp becoming a gold mine for spamming, phishing messages and fake accounts, the social media app now bans 2 million fake accounts per month.

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Data-Only Network Rain Takes Off in South Africa

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

In partnership with Huawei, Data-only network Rain makes SA the first country to launch 5G and is set to become a strong contender for established networks.

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78% Mobile Users Growth Expected by 2022

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The need increases for businesses to think mobile first, as a predicted growth rate of smartphone users to increase by 78% in 2022.

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RICA ChatBot Service Coming to South Africa

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The rise of chatbots for solving basic consumer tasks see RICA set to release a chatbot consultant for improved customer service and engagement.

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A Summary of Mobile World Congress 2019

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Mobile innovation continues to impress with the MWC at the forefront with this year's conference the platform for several telecommunication announcements

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Greg Brophy Elected As Chairman of The WASPA Board

By:Staff Writer

iTouch CEO Greg Brophy has been elected as the Chairman of the WASPA Board for 2019 with the new board officially being instated for the coming year

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Uber Launches Uber Lite App

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Uber looks to increase adoption by offering a less data-intense version of its application geared to markets with poor or expensive mobile connectivity

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Waheed Adam Has Been Elected To Stand On The MEF Global Board For 2019

By:Staff Writer

ITouch Chairman Waheed Adam has been elected to join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum Global board for 2019

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Waheed Adam Nominated To Stand On The MEF Global Board

By:Staff Writer

ITouch Chairman Waheed Adam has been shortlisted as a candidate to join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum Global board for 2019

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The Mobile World Congress 2019

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona is a highlight in the mobile and communications industry and we expect plenty of exciting announcements form big brands from around the world

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Huawei To Make A Statement of Intent By Launching a Foldable Phone At The 2019 MWC

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Huawei poised to make a shock announcement at this year's Mobile World Congress by launching a foldable Smartphone ahead of many of its competitors

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FNB Launch QR payments With Its Latest Banking App Update

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

FNB's popular banking app has now launched the option of making payments with the help fo QR codes to make it easier for South Africans to make instant and quick payments

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All You Need To Know About the IOTFA 2019 Edition

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Your guide into what this years IOTFA 2019 will look like and what we expect to see from this year's conference that brings together the most exciting members of the IoT industry

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Industry Predictions For How Mobile Will Change In 2019

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We review which trends will take a foothold in 2019, be the anchor points for growth in the industry and how it will change the way we do business.

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All You Need To Know About The Digital Retail Forum 2019 Edition

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Your guide into what this years DRF 2019 will look like and what we expect to see from this year's conference that brings together the most exciting members of the retail industry.

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2019 sees Samsung launch 5G Smartphones

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Samsung is wasting no time and has announced that it will be launching its first 5G compatible handset at the start of 2019

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MTN becomes the African frontrunners by being the first to join the IoT World Alliance

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

MTN becomes the first telecommunications company in Africa to join the prestigious iOT World Alliance with planned innovation to follow

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How To Combat Fraud During The Festive Season

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

A list of precautions you can take to identify and steer clear of fraudulent activity which is very popular with shoppers around the festive season

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WhatsApp Messages Can Land You In Legal Trouble

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

A new cybercrimes bill will target unlawful acts via instant messaging to try and stop the spread of cybercriminals on platforms like WhatsApp

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MTN launches new music streaming service in South Africa

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We review the launch of MusicTime! MTN's latest streaming music offering designed to service the South African market

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Google unveils It's AI-driven audio news feed

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Google Launches its new radio-style audio feed that curates news and information with the help of its latest personalised artificial intelligence algorithm.

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MzansiSat's Plans For Affordable Broadband

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

South African Based telecommunications company MsansiSat plan to bring low-cost broadband to Africa. Here's what you can expect in the near future from these frontrunners.

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Best Financial Apps for Small Business 2018 Edition

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

iTouch takes a look at the best financial apps for 2018 to help small business better manage their finances. Have a look through these options and save time by automating some financial tasks!

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Power to KaiOS for World’s First 3G Smartphone in Africa

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

New 3G Smartphone technology by KaiOS bridges the connectivity gap in Africa. The new range of smartphone is expected to connect Africa cheaper and easier!

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Invest That Extra Cash With Stash: The New App by Liberty

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Stash is a new nifty app from Liberty that allows you to invest your extra change quickly and easily. Simply connect your bank card and watch your savings grow!

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WhatsApp Providing A Green Light With Pay-To-Use Tools!

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

With WhatsApp being part of so many users lives, businesses have also started using it as a way to communicate with their clients. We take a closer look at how at the new pay-to-use tools by WhatsApp.

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Digital Transformation On the Horizon At AfricaCom 2018!

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Cape Town prepares to host one of the biggest communication conferences in Africa this November. Here's all you need to know about AfricaCom 2018!

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Africa To Be Catapulted With 5G

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The talk about 5G technology reaching Africa has been an ongoing discussion. Find out more about how teh continent is preparing for its arrival!

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A Closer Look at Mobile Banking in Egypt

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Simplify your banking admin by installing one your preferred Egyptian Bank's Mobile App. Get your banking done with just a few clicks!

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Speakers Announced For MEF18

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

MEF18 is approaching soon, and speakers have been announced! Book your ticket now and get to see these industry disrupters live in action!

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Progressive Web Apps Now Available for iOS

By:Staff Writer

Learn more about progressive web apps for IO and how these can help your brand stay ahead of the curve.

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Introducing Samsung Pay: The New Mobile Payment Method

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Samsung Pay, the newest innovation in mobile payments has been launched in South Africa. Find out all you need to know to get started!

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How The A2P Code of Conduct Affects Bulk Communication

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

MEF has now put forward a strict code of conduct for application to person messaging providers to ensure ethical practices and the reduction of fraud within the messaging industry

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Facebook Testing out Augmented Reality Advertising

By:Staff Writer

Find out more about how social media giant Facebook is using augmented reality technology to engage with their users.

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10 Smartwatches That Support Onboard Music Storage

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Take your workouts to the next level with your personal soundtrack stored straight on your smartwatches. We reviewed the 10 best devices to help you make a decision.

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How Huawei Changed the Smartphone Game

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Huawei has been taking the smartphone world by storm with their high-end smartphones costing less than a fraction of the price than more traditional brands. Find out more about their journey.

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Trace Mobile Plans To Launch Data That Never Expires

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Losing out on data because you let it run past its use by date has been a pain of many South African consumers, but not for long with new legislation and Trace Mobile looks to take full advantage

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The success story that is the iTouch Foundation

By:Staff Writer

A summary of the investment and projects run by the iTouch foundation over the past year and the milestones hit during that time

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Essential Tips To Protect Your Data

By:Staff Writer

Get your online data security checklist here and make sure you practice the following safeguards to ensure you're online data is stored safely and reduce the risk of scamming or phishing attacks on your accounts

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How to bank using your Smartphone in South Africa

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

If you're interested in doing banking on your smartphone then we suggest you check out our review banking apps currently available in South Africa

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SMS could be in line for a make over with blockchain technology

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

SMS Chain aims to use blockchain technology in order to create a marketplace for the open trade of SMS and SMS bundles

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The biggest announcements from this years Mobile World Congress 2018

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Mobile World Congress 2018 showcased how mobile is the force behind every emerging innovation. Take a closer look and watch all the highlights from the 2018 edition

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Best foreign language apps for the avid traveller

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

If you're about to travel or planning to travel soon then consider these foreign language apps could help you bridge the language barrier on your next trip

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Telegram messenger app plans to release Its own cryptocurrency

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Popular instant messaging platform Telegram is set to release its own cryptocurrency called Telegram Open Network (TON) which is marked to be the biggest ICO in history

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Electroneum Cryptocurrency Wants To Build A Smartphone Mining Network

By:Staff Writer

Electroneum has used the Mobile World Congress 2018 as the platform for announcing its latest Android and iOS app. This will be the first Smartphone cryptocurrency mining project which uses Smartphones to secure the blockchain

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Nokia takes us down memory lane with the relaunch of the 8110

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Nokia has taken us back with the relaunch of the popular 8810 handsets 20 years after the release of the original release and it does not only look as good as the original did back then but has some nifty new features too.

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How Dent Aims To Change The Mobile Data Market

By:Staff Writer

Cryptocurrency project Dent wants to liberate users from standard mobile data packages and allow users to buy, sell and trade data as a community using the Dent data marketplace.

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How Africa Creates Unique Use Cases For SMS

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

The SMS may seem like a simple tool to send messages but in Africa, its become much more than that from banking, education to health insurance SMS has become a popular transaction medium on the continent

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What 5G connectivity means for the South African market

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

5G connectivity is around the corner and we explore what it means for South Africa and how it will improve the mobile first economy, drive new jobs and opportunities.

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iTouch Joins Accelerate Cape Town

By:Staff Writer

iTouch Messaging Services is proud to announce that we have officially joined up as a member of the Accelerate Cape Town network.

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Google wants to add augmented reality to its Chrome browser

By:Staff Writer

Google's Chrome browser looks set to get a major update with the introduction of augmented reality for both desktop and mobile devices

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WhatsApp Begins Monetisation By Launching Its Business App

By:Staff Writer

WhatsApp for business app is here and it could change the way small business trades are done especially in mobile first landscapes like Africa

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How mobile phones have disrupted photography

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We review why and how have Smartphones taken over the photography industry and which handsets are the best for photography needs

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The best photography apps to set you apart

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Supercharge your Smartphone with these photography apps and turn your photos gallery into a library filled with masterpieces

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Convert your excercise into cash with Sweatcoin

By:Staff Writer

Sweatcoin is an Android and iOS based app that offers fitness enthusiasts an additional incentive to exercise in exchange for digital currency.

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25 Years of SMS Has Changed The Way We Communicate

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We've been able to communicate using SMS for 25 years now and this simple text message service has revolutionised the way we communicate with one another as well as how businesses communicate & secure data with their customers

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Why Enterprise Messaging Solutions are iTouch’s Claim To Fame Application

By:Wafieka Bruckner

Why our enterprise messaging solutions have helped local and international businesses create, send, manage and report on all their bulk messaging activities.

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Why You Should Use 2 Factor Authentication

By:Staff Writer

We break down what 2 Factor Authentication is, why it is imported in securing you and your user data and how it can help your business and improve the quality of leads, data, sales & customer retention.

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The Best Virtual Reality Devices Of 2017

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We take a look at some of the most popular virtual reality tech making headlines in 2017 and driving a new way in this industry and ready to integrate into our lives

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What Wearable Tech To Get In 2017 - Part 2

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We take a look at some of the most popular wearable tech making headlines in 2017 and driving a new way for us to integrate technology into our lives

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Bulk Messaging Has Gotten Smarter With The iTouch MEMS Platform

By:Staff Writer

We break down what rich communication services are and 5 actionable strategies businesses can use to leverage this technology to improve their mass communication

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What Wearable Tech To Get In 2017

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We evaluate some of the must-have wearable tech making headlines in 2017 and driving a new way for us to integrate technology into our lives

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Top 10 Grossing Business Apps for 2017

By:Staff Writer

Itouch takes a closer look at the Top 10 most profitable mobile business apps for 2017. Discover who has it made this year.

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Case Study: Theatre Improves Attendance & Walk In traffic Using Bulk SMS

By:Wafieka Bruckner

We take you through one of our success stories helping a client harness the power of Bulk SMS to improve their marketing communications and eventually sales.

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Top Financial Apps For South Africans

By:Staff Writer

We take you through five apps that will make managing finances easy. These apps will help make your everyday purchases, banking, investing, saving simpler

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USSD codes for Tanzanian Cellular Network Providers

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

Find a complete list of useful USSD codes Tanzanian subscribers of all networks should know about and even some new ones you should try out

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Which Voice Assistant Option Is Right For You

By:Lauren Van Niekerk

We compare the top voice assistant devices like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Bixy & Ok Google & find out which one comes out tops

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