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Apple shadow looms over Berlin gadget show

2014-09-02 07:53

Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens with the shadow of Apple looming large, even if the US company traditionally snubs the event.

Apple 'iWatch' to take on Samsung, LG

2014-08-28 12:02

Apple will unveil an "iWatch" with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumoured foray into wearable computing.

US judge deals big blow to Apple

2014-08-28 07:33

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

B&N, Samsung introduce Nook tablet

2014-08-21 07:52

Barnes & Noble and Samsung have unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

Samsung extends Olympics deal

2014-08-17 20:15

South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, says the IOC.

Samsung eyes reinvention challenge: Itself

2014-08-08 15:01

As its smartphone sales stutter and a generational leadership succession looms, Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself.

Samsung, Apple drop patent war outside US

2014-08-06 07:29

Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple have decided to drop a series of bitter patent disputes pending in multiple courts outside the US.

Microsoft sues Samsung in US

2014-08-02 10:12

Microsoft has fired a legal salvo at long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.

Apple, Samsung lose ground as tablet growth slows

2014-07-25 08:29

Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC has said.

Robbers grab $36m worth of Samsung electronics

2014-07-08 05:58

Around 20 armed robbers have raided a Samsung plant in southeastern Brazil, leaving with 40 000 smartphones, laptops, tablets and other electronics worth $36m, police say.

World leaders look to BlackBerry over security fears

2014-07-04 14:45

BlackBerry might be under pressure due to the rise of Android smartphones and Apple iPhone devices, but the company is seeing adoption of its devices by people concerned about security.

Samsung, LG launch smart watches with new Google software

2014-06-26 11:13

South Korea's Samsung and LG have launched rival smart watches powered by Google's new software as they jostle to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices.

Samsung launches tablets in iPad challenge

2014-06-13 16:11

Samsung has begun selling a new line of high-end tablet computers that aim directly at the market-leading Apple iPad.

Samsung heirs face inheritance tax bill

2014-06-06 08:58

The heirs of ailing Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee face one of the biggest inheritance tax bills ever and appear to have little option but to pay up.

Samsung unwraps Tizen phone, in Internet of Things play

2014-06-04 10:01

Samsung has unwrapped its new smartphone using the Tizen platform, a move aimed at breaking away from Google's Android and staking a claim to the "Internet of Things."

New Samsung phone a break from Android

2014-06-02 10:09

Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step towards independence from the Google Android platform.

Samsung sees wearables using common system

2014-05-28 22:08

Samsung has outlined a vision for wearable devices and sensors using a common non-propriety system.

No clear winner in Samsung-Apple battle

2014-05-16 14:13

A Japanese court has ruled that Samsung may seek minimal damages from Apple for patent infringement, but both sides claimed victory.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is the big dog - review

2014-05-16 09:50

It’s very difficult to improve on a hit, but Samsung is making the effort with the Galaxy S5.

Samsung says sorry to chip workers

2014-05-15 07:29

South Korean technology giant Samsung has apologized to employees who say they suffered cancer as a result of chemical exposure in its chip factories.

Samsung chief hospitalised

2014-05-11 14:30

The chairperson of Samsung Electronics, the flagship of South Korea's biggest conglomerate, underwent a cardiac procedure and is now recovering.

Samsung abandons laptops in SA

2014-05-08 08:49

Samsung has announced that it will no longer supply laptops in South Africa due to a shift in consumer demand.

Apple vs Samsung, but Google shadow looms large

2014-04-30 09:26

It is Apple versus Samsung, but Google has loomed large during closing arguments at the month-long federal trial involving claims of patent infringement.

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 woos SA with sexy S5 Mini

2014-08-29 14:14

Samsung has announced that it was launching the Mini version of the Galaxy S5 as the company looks to boost its smartphone sales.

Samsung unveils smart watch that can make calls

2014-08-28 11:30

Samsung Electronics has unveiled what it said was the first smart watch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby.

Happy apping - check out the top smartphone apps

2014-08-27 13:05

Mobile chat is probably the most hip pastime that people use their smartphones for, based on the most popular apps on online platforms.

Super high speed mobile network launched

2014-08-20 14:29

Singapore has become the first country to have access to the highest speed mobile broadband available with the commercial launch of a 4G LTE-Advanced network.

Samsung to buy tech firm in smart home shift

2014-08-15 13:47

Samsung has said it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation start-up SmartThings.

New Note 'just a white elephant'

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphones boast of their functionality over older models, but for Reshigan Moodley, his Samsung Note was less useful than a notebook.

BlackBerry to Samsung: Not so fast on best battery boast

2014-08-04 12:01

People may love their smartphones, but these fancy gadgets can sometimes exhaust their batteries long before the day is done.

Chinese smartphone makers top in sales

2014-08-01 10:36

Chinese smartphone makers have racked up big gains as the global market for internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter.

Samsung to open Durban TV factory

2014-07-30 14:02

Global electronics giant Samsung has announced that it would open a South African plant to produce televisions.

Samsung takes shot at unknown iPhone

2014-07-23 09:32

The next iPhone is not even released yet, but Samsung has gone on the offensive with a cheeky ad aimed at Apple.

Samsung faces falling profits

2014-07-07 16:30

Samsung Electronics faces a third straight quarter of profit decline that could continue as cheaper models grab a bigger share.

Investment banks jockey for Samsung bonanza

2014-07-02 09:15

Investment bankers are jostling to win plum roles from the founding Lee family of Samsung Group, South Korea's top fee-payer.

Apple, Google to bring apps to diabetics

2014-06-23 12:02

The world's largest mobile technology firms have set their sights on monitoring blood sugar levels by means of wearable technology like bracelets.

Samsung tablets stretch advantage with new screens

2014-06-13 08:31

New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in colour than standard LCDs.

Mobile medical app explosion haywire

2014-06-05 19:03

Biotracking sensors are stirring concern in the medical community about misdiagnoses that could have serious consequences for consumers.

Samsung begins its break from Android

2014-06-02 12:09

Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone based on its own operating system, in a step toward independence from the Google Android platform.

Samsung unveils new digital health platform

2014-05-29 09:40

Samsung has unveiled a new digital health technology platform that uses sensors to track a range of body functions such as heart rate and blood pressure.

Free data offer with Samsung Smart TV

2014-05-19 14:15

South Africans who buy a Samsung Smart television are eligible for one million megabytes of data thanks to a deal between the South Korean company and Vox Telecom.

Samsung promises SA fast smartphone repair times

2014-05-16 14:01

In an agreement with DionWired, Samsung has agreed that speed up the repair times for customers.

China unveils first tablet

2014-05-15 14:21

Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to challenge Samsung and Apple.

Samsung chair 'stable' after suspected heart attack

2014-05-12 07:09

Samsung Electronics chair Lee Kun-Hee is in stable condition in hospital after having an apparent heart attack.

Reports of an early launch for iPhone 6

2014-05-09 11:36

Apple plans to release its new iPhone a month earlier than expected, after sales were hit by new big-screen models from its rivals such as Samsung and HTC, according to a report.

Apple wins mixed victory in Samsung battle

2014-05-03 14:28

A California jury awarded Apple $119m - far less than it demanded - in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features.

Apple supplier to buy British chip maker

2014-04-29 11:40

US handset maker Cirrus Logic is to buy Wolfson Microelectronics for an agreed £291m in cash.

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.

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