ARTICLES RELATING TO CELLPHONES

Telkom 'mulls' selling phone towers

2015-02-06 09:23

The phone company is seeking to cut costs on a struggling mobile service and is considering a sale of a network of telephone towers in the country, according to a report.

Kids and cellphones

2014-04-02 07:47

When is a child old enough to have a phone? Arthur Goldstuck gives guidelines.

US court to weigh cellphone searches by police

2014-01-18 11:50

The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether police can search an arrested criminal suspect’s cellphone without warrant.

Broadband bucks petrol, power price surge

2013-03-18 14:31

While petrol and electricity prices have skyrocketed in the last decade, consumers are getting higher speeds and more data at a fraction of what they paid in 2003.

Kim Jong-Un and the mystery smartphone

2013-02-05 11:02

A picture of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un with a smartphone has triggered fevered speculation about which brand is favoured by the leader of one of the world's most repressive nations.

Turning gadgets green

2012-12-30 10:01

Whether it's a smartphone, tablet, laptop or compact camera, the longer you use a device, the better it is for the environment.

Nokia, BlackBerry booming in SA

2012-08-14 09:43

Nokia is by far the most popular cellphone brand in South Africa, but BlackBerry is gaining ground fast, a new study shows.

SA smartphone penetration about 16%

2011-08-31 22:22

New data out by digital research group comScore, revealed that 82.2 million people in the US owned smartphones during the three months ending in July.

iPhone5 hits the market mid October

2011-08-24 21:32

Sprint Nextel will start selling the next version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October.

Cell may help curb farm crime - inventor

2011-07-17 20:17

An Mpumalanga inventor says he has designed a special cellphone that can help fight crime in remote areas - especially farming communities.

 

Cellphones to alert Filipinos to disasters

2014-06-29 17:02

Filipinos will in future receive early warnings of impending disasters such as storms, tsunamis or other calamities on cellphones.

Tech troubles

2014-03-24 07:33

Mandi Smallhorne has a bruising encounter with the baffling world of technology.

Sub-Saharan Africa tops cellphone growth

2013-11-12 08:32

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to remain the world's fastest growing mobile market in the coming years, according to an industry report.

Cellphones bridging the digital divide

2013-03-10 15:10

Seven out of 10 South Africans are using their cellphones to log on to the internet, rather than the country’s poor fixed-line infrastructure, a report shows.

RIM reveals BlackBerry comeback plan

2013-01-28 16:44

Research In Motion has gathered music and video partners for its new BlackBerry, including Walt Disney, Sony, Vivendi SA and Warner Music.

Cell users wary of apps - survey

2012-09-05 16:54

Users of mobile devices are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns about how much personal information is collected, a US survey showed.

The seven ages of data

2012-07-31 08:19

When it comes to data and cellphones, one size doesn't fit all…

Android smartphones gain ground in US

2011-08-30 22:40

Google's Android software strengthened its grip on the US smartphone market, powering nearly 42% of handsets as of July.

Can I claim cellphone wear and tear?

2011-08-21 10:54

A Fin24 reader wants to know how he should claim the cost of his phone. A tax expert advises.

Smartphones take 35% of US market

2011-07-12 10:29

As the internet is increasingly being accessed using gadgets on the go 35% of US adults own smartphones.

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