ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE

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.

Free Wi-Fi setup guide for dummies

2014-08-28 13:07

With the apparent inevitable march toward public access Wi-Fi, it is important that vendors ensure that the deployment is accessible for users.

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.

Mobile phone use bad for school test scores

2014-08-26 10:27

Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a survey has found.

Opera scores default browser deal on Asha smartphones

2014-08-21 14:56

Opera Software has announced that it has signed a deal with Microsoft to be the default browser on Asha range of smartphones.

HTC drives brand, but takes its own route

2014-08-21 09:38

Smartphone manufacturer HTC is intent on building its brand - but taking a different strategy from competitors.

New Icasa MTR policy 'should benefit consumers'

2014-08-20 07:54

The new policy to determine the actual cost of termination rates should benefit mobile consumers in South Africa, says an analyst.

Icasa sets cost standards for MTR

2014-08-19 07:28

Icasa has adopted the long-run incremental cost plus (LRIC) model as a cost standard to determine the cost of mobile and fixed wholesale voice call termination.

Universal mobile money system 'not impossible'

2014-08-15 14:27

A universal system for transacting across multiple mobile money platforms in South Africa is an attainable goal, says an expert.

SA developers score at awards show

2014-08-15 07:09

South African talent has been celebrated as local developers were recognised in the MTN App of the Year Awards.

Tencent profit roars on smartphone gaming

2014-08-13 14:30

Tencent Holdings has posted its second quarter of year-on-year profit gain of more than 50% as smartphone gaming revenue continued to grow at a breakneck pace.

Apple prepares Healthkit rollout

2014-08-12 10:22

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers.

Sony sends SA man new smartphone to fix problem

2014-08-11 11:53

Sony has moved to assure South African customers that it is serious about after sales service with respect to its smartphones.

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.

Bad BlackBerry leaves man bamboozled

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphone problems are not only limited to Android devices, as Jamie Wood discovered with his BlackBerry.

Sony budget smartphone somehow less smart

2014-08-08 13:03

Sony makes a range of smartphones for multiple markets, and Louis Ash had an issue with the Xperia V.

Misstep for MTN Steppa

2014-08-08 13:01

South Africans have come out in support of a Fin24 user who has had problems in trying to get his smartphone repaired with stories of their own.

SA man battles to get Sony smartphone fixed

2014-08-07 13:05

A South African who bought a top-end smartphone is frustrated after the device malfunctioned and the service provider response was poor.

iPad relaxes anxious kids before surgery - study

2014-08-07 11:00

Playing with an iPad mini before going under anaesthesia could relax some kids more than a sedative would, also making life easier for their parents and hospital staff, a study has found.

Vodacom re-launches M-pesa to disrupt SA banking

2014-08-06 12:35

Vodacom's re-launch of virtual money programme M-pesa is not a reaction to rival MTN's deal with Pick n Pay, but rather a service designed to expand mobile payments in SA.

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.

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.

Line sends message to chat rivals

2014-08-04 08:30

A messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Line is moving towards a possible dual listing in Tokyo and New York as it jostles for space in an increasingly crowded and imaginative market.

 

Censorship forces Tencent to block WeChat accounts

2014-08-29 13:00

Tencent Holdings has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others.

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.

Have a banking tablet, says FNB

2014-08-26 12:50

First National Bank has announced that it will offer customers a digital banking platform at a lower cost.

SA companies 'must offer free Wi-Fi'

2014-08-25 11:20

It's in the interests of businesses to roll out free Wi-Fi as the provision of internet services could help stimulate more revenue for the enterprise concerned, says an insider.

Google Glass sales 'healthy' in SA

2014-08-21 14:05

Despite the high price of Google Glass, a number of South Africans have already purchased the internet-connected eyewear.

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.

MTN, Vodacom cautiously welcome Icasa MTR policy

2014-08-19 12:00

Mobile operators have cautiously welcomed the regulator's proposals for termination rates.

Android malware checker aims to improve security

2014-08-18 14:29

To protect Android smartphones against fraudulent applications, a security company has released a scanner that seeks to protect mobile devices from identity theft.

Intel eyes wearable devices for Parkinson's disease

2014-08-15 08:37

Intel plans to use wearable gadgets such as smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson's disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.

Google Glass available in SA - at a price

2014-08-14 12:16

South Africans may have their first chance to try out Google Glass, but it comes at a cost.

Here's how to fight cyber stalkers with mobile apps

2014-08-12 14:50

As mobile technology races ahead, cyber criminals have new ways to target their victims, but you can use digital tools to get your own back. Watch our video.

Intel sees lighter, cooler laptops with new chip

2014-08-12 08:28

Intel has unveiled a new line of microprocessors aimed at powering thinner and cooler personal computers and other devices.

Cell C bondholders agree to debt restructuring

2014-08-10 20:21

Bondholders of Cell C have unanimously agreed to a R2.3bn debt restructuring, the company said, allowing it to free up cash for network expansion.

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.

Frustration as Nokia Lumia acts up

2014-08-08 13:03

Smartphones can be temperamental when they decide to act up. Fin24 users share their nightmare stories of breakdowns and the often poor after sales service.

Double trouble with Galaxy smartphones

2014-08-08 13:02

It appears that most smartphone brands are affected by some problem over time as a Fin24 user discovered to his dismay.

Eskom app off to a solid start

2014-08-08 08:00

Eskom appears to have had a solid start to the launch of their smartphone app designed to encourage electricity users to be aware of their consumption.

China blocks message apps to curb terrorists

2014-08-07 12:03

China has confirmed its decision to block popular foreign messaging services like Kakao and Line as an anti-terrorist measure.

MTN lifts profit, data unit robust

2014-08-07 10:31

MTN has reported a 9% rise in first-half profit, as strong demand for its high-margin data services offset slow voice growth at home.

Hello data divide

2014-08-06 11:10

Say goodbye to the digital divide as the masses embrace smartphones, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Lenovo launches better battery Yoga 10 HD+ in SA

2014-08-05 13:31

Lenovo is hoping to entice South Africans with the update to its Yoga tablet with the new model that boasts an improved battery life.

Iliad founder: No jokes on T-Mobile offer

2014-08-04 07:34

French telecom upstart Iliad's founder has said that the company's offer for US-based T-Mobile is "real" and that he is open to working with partners on a deal.

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