Kids and cellphones

2014-04-02 07:47

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

Tech troubles

2014-03-24 07:33

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

Is your Wi-Fi murdering your plants?

2014-02-08 05:00

Most houses are full of Wi Fi radiation, but did you know that it's not only bad for you, it could be murdering your plants?

Is your Wi-Fi murdering your plants?

2014-02-07 10:13

Most houses are full of Wi-Fi radiation, but did you know that it's not only bad for you, it could be murdering your plants?

Media devices at dinner spoil family life

2014-01-06 05:00

A study suggests that parents who let their teens use electronic devices or watch TV during family meals tend to serve less nutritious food and have poorer family communication.

Texting truckers: Fire or not fire?

2013-09-06 09:52

A truck driver involved in a fatal crash sent/received almost 100 SMS messages in less than three days – all while driving! - yet only 14% of employers believe truck drivers who text-'n-drive should be fired!

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.

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.

Nokia nail polish. Really now?

2012-08-02 14:39

Now your nails can match your phone. A tech-and-beauty lover’s dream come true?

Think about parental control for smartphones

2012-05-21 13:01

It is possible to restrict your kids’ mobile technology activities, for their own safety.

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.

Illegal SIM card dealers may be jailed

2011-07-06 20:25

Traders caught illegally selling pre-registered SIM cards could face fines of R100 000 or be jailed, government warns.

Govt warns on fraudulent SIM cards

2011-07-05 12:38

Cellphone users should not be tempted to buy pre-registered SIM cards from traders because they contravene Rica legislation, the department of communications has warned.

New law may curb cell number recycling

2011-06-30 16:26

Cellphone providers may run out of numbers as the new Consumer Protection Act dictates a longer waiting period before inactive numbers are reused, says an industry body.

500 000 more Android devices daily

2011-06-28 21:33

More than 500 000 devices running Google's Android software are being activated every day.

Employers urged to heed cellphone warning

2011-06-01 15:26

A report that cellphone use could increase risk of some brain tumours should be carefully monitored, says Occupational Care South Africa.

North Korea seizes cellphones - group

2011-05-02 09:54

North Korea has started a drive to confiscate mobile phones smuggled from China in an attempt to suppress news from the outside world, a group of defectors has said.

Taliban orders cellphones switched off

2011-03-24 18:03

All mobile phone services in Helmand in Afghanistan whose capital will be among the first towns to be placed under local control have been shut down on Taliban orders.

Indonesian tribes clash over ringtone

2010-11-18 16:00

Indonesian police say they have arrested three men after two Melanesian tribes clashed with machetes and arrows over a cellphone ringtone.

Cell C to appeal ASA ruling

2010-10-07 18:17

Cell C says it intends to appeal the ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority that it remove the "4Gs" logo from its print and electronic advertising campaign.


Tech troubles

2014-03-24 09:01

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

Cellphones a porn risk

2014-02-21 16:02

Oscar Pistorius allegedly visited porn sites from his phone. Children with internet access do the same.

Is your Wi-Fi murdering your plants?

2014-02-07 11:30

Most houses are full of Wi Fi radiation, but did you know that it's not only bad for you, it could be murdering your plants?

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.

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.

10 of the worst toys ever created

2013-05-31 15:56

Why are the worst toys the ones that children love the most?

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.

Hyundai harnesses cell to car

2012-12-21 12:55

Hyundai is harnessing the versatility of smartphones to create a prototype car-connectivity concept.

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.

“Don’t ban cell phones from schools!”

2012-05-15 10:25

Forward-thinking schools view cell phones as learning tools rather than problems, says Janine Dunlop.

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.

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.

Traders selling illegal SIM cards

2011-07-06 12:52

Traders in Cape Town have been found selling illegal, pre-registered SIM cards - a trend reportedly found in other parts of the country too.

Phone cancer risks unlikely

2011-07-05 09:04

A new study points away from a link between cellphones and brain tumours.

Rica or get cut off, minister warns

2011-06-29 14:18

About 2.7 million users have until Thursday midnight to register their sim cards before being disconnected, says the communications deputy minister.

Internet, mobiles blocked in Damascus

2011-06-24 15:22

Internet and mobile telephone networks have been cut in several parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say, ahead of mass anti-government protests.

Rica to avoid being cut off

2011-06-13 12:52

Cellphone users must register with their service providers before June 30 or their SIM cards will be blocked, the department of communications says.

Cellphone use "possibly carcinogenic"

2011-06-01 10:43

World Health Organisation cancer experts say using a cellphone might increase the risk of developing some types of brain tumours.

How cars are keeping pace with cellphones

2011-03-31 10:54

Car makers are developing technology to use smartphones help drivers with a host of new services, including internet access, writes Svetlana Doneva.

Village bans cellphones for unwed women

2010-11-24 15:55

A northern Indian village has banned unmarried women from using cellphones for fear they will arrange forbidden marriages often punishable by death.

Egypt sets new law on SMS services

2010-10-13 10:58

Egypt’s telecommunications regulator has set new rules for companies sending text messages to multiple mobile phones, a move criticised by activists ahead of upcoming elections.

Cell C to appeal ASA ruling

2010-10-07 18:17

Cell C wants to appeal the Advertising Standard Authority ruling that it remove the "4Gs" logo from its print and electronic advertising campaign.

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