Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

2014-04-17 20:02

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Samsung goes 'big' with Galaxy S5 in SA

2014-04-14 09:36

Samsung is going big with the New Galaxy in South Africa - and by big, we mean the price.

DStv BoxOffice app added to Samsung S5

2014-04-12 09:00

MultiChoice and Samsung is making DStv on Demand's DStv BoxOffice available as an app on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 mobile phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the shelves

2014-04-11 07:29

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone series went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.

Smartphone margins in the spotlight

2014-04-09 11:37

As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, the leaders are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales.

LED makers get smart to rise above price war

2014-04-03 17:55

Lighting companies like Philips and Osram are scrambling to develop more advanced technology as a price war for LED bulbs threatens to eat into profits and bring on a period of low growth.

Samsung scores with Obama selfie

2014-04-03 08:29

Samsung has celebrated a viral marketing coup after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama.

Apple, Samsung start $2bn patent debate

2014-04-02 10:13

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung started their major new patent case by debating the role of a company not even part of the case, namely Google.

Apple hits growth roadblock

2014-03-31 13:10

Apple has hit a roadblock of its own making and it is critical for the iPhone maker to up its game to stay relevant, a research company has said.

Apple and Samsung to renew patent battle

2014-03-30 18:08

Apple and Samsung will return to federal court in the heart of Silicon Valley for a new round in their seemingly perpetual patent war.

Don't panic over Samsung firmware update

2014-03-25 11:25

Don't panic about your Samsung device after the most recent update, the South Korean firm has said.

Samsung: Oscars selfie a surprise for everyone

2014-03-06 07:40

Samsung says the Oscars selfie that went viral was a "surprise for everyone", after reports it was part of a pre-planned marketing stunt by the company.

Smartphone companies beef up its cameras

2014-02-27 13:48

Samsung has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras.

Samsung's big guns

2014-02-26 07:24

Samsung's Unpacked promises a new device ecosystem, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Samsung adds heart-rate monitor to smartphone

2014-02-25 13:58

Samsung is adding a lifestyle element to its smartphone range as it unveils a heart-rate monitor built into its latest device.

LG G Pro 2 takes on Samsung in mobile arena

2014-02-24 20:12

LG has made no secret that it intends to take fellow South Korean manufacturer Samsung in the mobile arena.

Samsung's Gear 2 has fitness features

2014-02-23 21:32

Samsung has unveiled two new computerised wristwatches, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile world

2014-02-21 15:42

Facebook's $19bn takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

Samsung Galaxy Gear a pricey toy - review

2014-02-18 13:20

Wearable technology promises to take your mobile technology to the next level, but it's still early days to see whether the new toys like the Galaxy Gear can deliver.

California pushes for smartphone kill switch

2014-02-08 09:04

Legislation unveiled in the state of California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen.

Ericsson, Samsung settle patent dispute

2014-01-27 15:15

Ericsson and Samsung have agreed to drop a long-running dispute over patents.

Smartphone profit slips

2014-01-24 15:34

Samsung Electronics has announced that its earnings were significantly down in the final quarter of 2013 compared to the previous record quarter.

Apple fights for bigger slice of China's pie

2014-01-15 12:30

The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle.

Apple, Samsung to mediate in US patent battle

2014-01-09 08:06

The CEOs of Apple and Samsung have agreed to attend a mediation session by mid-February to discuss their legal battle over smartphone patents.

Apple asks US court to ban Samsung phones

2013-12-27 22:10

Apple has asked a federal judge to bar US sales of Samsung smartphones and tablet computers in the blockbuster patent case.


Samsung Galaxy S5 first look - Check out the video

2014-04-17 14:15

Samsung has released the latest version of its Galaxy S and News24 had a first look at the pricey smartphone. Check out our video.

Amazon to release smartphone

2014-04-12 19:35

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models.

Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut

2014-04-11 10:11

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide, days after it announced it was facing a quarter of profit decline.

Smartphone trial judge annoyed - by phones

2014-04-09 13:15

US District Judge Lucy Koh has become increasingly frustrated during the first few days of the trial pitting Apple against Samsung because of the number of smartphones and wireless devices in the courtroom.

Obama 'selfie' now in hands of lawyers

2014-04-07 07:20

The controversy over a "selfie" of President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz now is in the hands of attorneys, a White House official says.

Samsung 'most popular' on Gumtree in SA

2014-04-02 11:01

Samsung devices are growing in popularity as the ideal smartphone platform if results from an online classifieds site are anything to go by.

Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers

2014-04-02 07:37

Samsung attorneys have said that patents contested by Apple were developed by Google engineers.

Devices market set for over 6% 2014 growth

2014-03-31 11:30

Worldwide growth of mobile devices is projected to grow by 6.9% in 2014, driven mainly by tablets and smartphones, a survey has indicated.

Samsung upstaged on Galaxy S5 launch

2014-03-27 07:30

The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone is being upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies.

Flexible phones 'better' at resisting damage

2014-03-07 14:40

The idea of a flexible phone was borne out of a desire to produce a device more resilient to damage, but the process was not without challenges.

Apple iPad lead evaporating

2014-03-05 09:30

Apple is the top tablet vendor, though its lead is becoming slim, research data shows.

Fingerprint security apt, but not perfect

2014-02-26 09:09

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal.

Samsung S5 back to basics

2014-02-25 16:13

The battleground for mobile innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

2014-02-25 09:02

Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

Mobile privacy sells in post-Snowden world

2014-02-24 19:30

Following the Snowden snooping revelations, there is growing interest in a range of mobile phone products with one central selling point: privacy.

Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

2014-02-23 13:29

Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the US.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile

2014-02-20 16:30

Facebook's takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

Samsung leads smartphone juggernaut

2014-02-17 14:44

Smartphone sales have outsold feature phones for the first time as people increasingly shift to smart devices, new research has shown.

Apple claws back share in US

2014-02-04 22:49

Apple has regained ground in the US smartphone market with its latest iPhone release.

Toy tablets for toddlers

2014-01-26 12:32

The big players in the traditional toy market have come out fighting in Britain as little fingers are increasingly occupied by iPad-type devices at playtime.

LG to launch curved smartphone in Europe

2014-01-21 09:15

South Korea's LG Electronics has said it would start selling its first curved-screen smartphone - seen as a first step to fully flexible products - in Europe.

HTC One Mini is cute and capable - review

2014-01-14 12:11

The HTC One Mini is the little smartphone that could. As a smaller (and cheaper) version of the HTC One, the phone performs most tasks that you ask of it.

Samsung sells ultra-HD TV for $150 000

2013-12-30 13:24

Samsung says a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $150 000 in South Korea.

SA tech flops for 2013

2013-12-18 12:47

South Africans have had a feast of technology toys in 2013, but things have not always gone to plan for some of the major players.

  • Thursday Sir Lowry's Pass - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Old Sir Lowrys Pass Road
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Bezweni Road
  • Thursday Cape Town - 05:35 AM
    Road name: Buitengracht Street
    TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Waterkant Street
More traffic reports...

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now! - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.