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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.

Microsoft offers Office for Android, iPad in SA

2014-04-17 08:20

Hot on the heels of releasing Microsoft Office for the iPad, Microsoft has expanded the popular software to smartphones and tablets.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 16:28

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 11:00

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

BlackBerry races to release Heartbleed patches

2014-04-14 07:30

BlackBerry said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat.

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.

Israeli firm working on 30-second phone charger

2014-04-08 17:05

An Israeli startup has said that it was working to develop a bio-organic system that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds.

Olympians say selfies banned at White House

2014-04-08 08:29

Some of America's Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets when they visited the White House and met with US President Barack Obama.

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.

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerry in US

2014-04-02 19:33

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

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.

BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

2014-04-01 07:25

BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a start-up co-founded by Ryan Seacrest.

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.

A phone that grows into a laptop

2014-03-28 10:01

A South African company has demonstrated a phone that grows into a laptop. Check out our video.

Smart watches? Not at this time, say wary Swiss

2014-03-27 20:25

With their hundreds of years of watchmaking experience, Swiss watchmakers can afford to take a long view of technological fads and fashions.

HTC updates One smartphone, focus on metal

2014-03-26 08:35

HTC is updating its flagship HTC One smartphone by giving it a larger screen, better software and more camera features.

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.

Google eyes high fashion sense for Glass

2014-03-25 07:29

Google has partnered with Luxottica SpA, the makers of Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses, to bring a high fashion sensibility to its high-tech wearable computer.

I'm scared of you sometimes - Reeva

2014-03-24 15:43
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Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him in a text message nearly three weeks before he shot her dead, a North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Nokia's handset sale to Microsoft delayed

2014-03-24 11:25

Nokia said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks.

Tablet demand pushes PCs to the edge

2014-03-20 14:11

Surging demand for tablets have contributed to additional decline in the PC market in the Middle East and Africa.

Facebook and Google lead mobile ad gains

2014-03-20 09:14

The market for mobile device advertising doubled in 2013 and is on pace for strong gains this year, led by Facebook and Google.

EU prepares to scrap roaming fees

2014-03-18 22:39

Europe's plan to end roaming charges for cross-border mobile phone calls has cleared its first hurdle, after a committee of the European Parliament voted for the controversial reform.

Privacy is safe, says WhatsApp CEO

2014-03-18 07:31

The CEO of WhatsApp has dismissed concerns that the acquisition of the popular messaging app by Facebook would result in less privacy for users.

In-car entertainment takes next step

2014-03-13 14:30

How technologically advanced can in-car entertainment get? It's a questions that Audi hopes to answer with the new A3.

 

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.

SA Orange warehouse promises better smartphone deals

2014-04-16 13:05

Orange is making its presence felt in South Africa as the operator prepares to open a local distribution centre in Johannesburg.

Nashua Mobile to close shop

2014-04-14 13:26

Nashua Mobile has agreed to sell its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases to the two mobile operators, says parent company Reunert.

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.

Google expands Glass to more people

2014-04-11 10:25

More people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.

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.

Tech driving new SA banking strategy

2014-04-08 11:32

The line between financial institutions and retailers is becoming thin as banks go on the charm offensive with technology rewards as a way to appeal to customers.

Lenovo aims for SA glory with ultrabook, tablet

2014-04-04 14:29

Lenovo is aiming at the premium market in South Africa with a new range of notebook and tablet.

Microsoft to offer Windows for free on mobiles

2014-04-03 07:29

Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets.

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.

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.

'iPhone 6' out in September, says report

2014-03-28 08:30

Apple is likely to release its newest iPhone globally in September with a higher resolution and bigger screens, Japan's leading Nikkei business daily reported Friday.

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.

SMS to save lives in storms

2014-03-25 13:03

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the developed world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

iPad 2 replacement pricing announced for SA

2014-03-25 10:25

Apple has discontinued the iPad 2 and the company has, through its local distributor, announced the pricing for the replacement tablet.

Cellphone giants in court to stop rate cuts

2014-03-25 07:21

MTN and Vodacom have approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent basis to stop Icasa from implementing a regulation on mobile termination rates.

Icasa may make U-turn on call rates

2014-03-24 11:40

Telecoms regulator Icasa says it may reconsider planned cuts in the amount mobile operators charge each other to use their networks to avert a lengthy legal battle.

We all deserve cheap data!

2014-03-22 10:00

The right to cheap data and mobile technology needs to be addressed in South Africa.

We all deserve cheap data!

2014-03-20 10:00

The right to cheap data and mobile technology needs to be addressed in South Africa.

Google redesigns Android to power smart watches

2014-03-19 07:33

Google thinks it's time for an internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions.

BlackBerry takes a shot at competitor privacy

2014-03-18 14:01

BlackBerry has highlighted the security of its BBM platform in a thinly veiled reference to competitor applications.

Jolla Sailfish an 'Android killer'

2014-03-17 12:00

A new operating system is necessary to inject excitement into a dull mobile phone ecosystem and offer manufacturers alternatives, an industry player has said.

Compressed video coming to smartphones soon

2014-03-13 11:10

One of the main traffic drivers on the internet is video, and rich media content takes up a massive amount of bandwidth, but new technology could significantly reduce the cost of mobile video.

 
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