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Wearable tech to 'erode' your privacy

2015-01-26 10:45

Modern smart wearable devices and their accompanying apps pose a risk to those who are concerned about personal data, according to an expert.

WhatsApp adds messaging from web

2015-01-22 10:01

WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook for nearly $22bn, has unveiled a new service on Wednesday for sending messages from a web browser.

Windows 10 weaves together devices

2015-01-22 08:27

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on a coming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of internet gadgets.

MTN wants you to share the data love

2015-01-21 09:45

Smartphone users worried about losing unused, expired data now have an alternative as MTN rolls out a sharing package.

Tencent blocks WeChat accounts for 'distorting history'

2015-01-20 13:24

Tencent Holdings, China's biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for "distorting history".

Talks over deal to buy Britain's O2

2015-01-19 09:00

Hutchison Whampoa, owner of Britain's fourth-largest mobile operator Three, is in talks with Telefonica about buying its O2 network, a report says.

Google to stop sales of Glass

2015-01-16 11:13

Google will stop selling its internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version.

Google pushes smartphones forward with translator tool

2015-01-15 13:05

Google has begun turning smartphones into real-time language translators - of both written and spoken content.

Google to test Lego-like smartphone

2015-01-15 08:55

Google says it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico as part of a pilot programme that will allow people to choose their own hardware.

Samsung starts selling Tizen smartphone

2015-01-14 14:37

Samsung Electronics has started selling a $90 smartphone in India that runs on the company's Tizen software rather than Google's Android.

Spotify rockets to 15 million paying users

2015-01-14 09:04

Spotify says it has 15 million paying subscribers, boosting claims that its revolutionary and controversial model can work.

iPhone anniversary marks new day for Apple

2015-01-09 10:18

The anniversary of the debut of the iPhone's introduction in 2007 marks a new market share push by tech giant Apple.

Android smartphone survival guide

2015-01-08 10:15

If it's time to upgrade your phone, the odds are that you might opt for an Android-powered device. Check out our Android survival guide.

Apple ID users warned on super security

2015-01-07 19:30

Recent steps have made it much harder for outsiders to gain access to data locked away by a person's Apple ID. But owners of the data run the risk of getting locked out themselves.

Acer targets smartphone giants with Liquid Jade S

2015-01-07 14:59

Computer maker Acer has thrown down the gauntlet with a new smartphone that takes direct aim at some of the top global manufacturers.

Zim slashes mobile tariffs

2014-12-31 10:11

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has reduced mobile tariffs by about 35% to 15 US cents.

Plenty of new blood heading SA's top firms

2014-12-23 12:48

In the past year, 17 of the JSE's top 100 companies brought in new CEOs, with the youngest leading the biggest of the pack.

Plenty of new blood at the top of SA’s top companies

2014-12-23 12:38

Have been updating databases during this quiet period. The full list of CEOs of the JSE’s Top 100 Companies has just been published on Biznews.

Google aiming Android straight into cars

2014-12-19 08:55

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources have said.

Zim’s Telecel launches ‘keep your digits’ promotion

2014-12-18 12:24

The battle to win over subscribers from rival operators in a saturated Zimbabwean mobile telecoms market is heating up.

Uber brings Christmas shopping relief to SA

2014-12-18 08:20

With Christmas around the corner and malls being packed with shoppers, an online partnership between Uber and kalahari hopes to bring back the "ho ho ho" into the festive season.

Vodacom launches safe driving campaign

2014-12-12 14:40

Vodacom has launched a digital campaign to discourage texting while driving in South Africa.

Wearable tech to blur the line on human

2014-12-12 12:47

Wearable technology will become inconspicuous as the line between a mobile device and an implant blurs, new research says.

Sony: Our Xperia smartphone can swim

2014-12-10 09:36

Sony Mobile has won its appeal against an Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) decision that prohibited it from describing its Z1 phones as waterproof.

 

Google to try out mobile operator shoes

2015-01-22 16:09

Google is getting ready to sell wireless telephone services directly to US consumers after reaching deals with carriers.

Apps to the rescue as Eskom blackouts bite

2015-01-22 09:00

As the spectre of Eskom's rolling blackouts haunts South Africans, a number of local developers have built applications to alert users of when load-shedding will hit.

Festive season 'burns' SA online retailers

2015-01-21 13:19

South African retailers let their greed get the better of them and lost money over the festive season to criminal gangs, according to a local digital payments company.

Twitter targets India with start-up buy

2015-01-20 14:32

Twitter has said it will buy Indian mobile marketing firm ZipDial, reportedly for $30m - $40m.

Gauteng digital school initiative 'doomed to fail'

2015-01-20 08:23

Paperless education in SA will remain a pipe dream, unless there is a definitive and sustainable funding to implement the policy, says a retailer.

Under-fire Uber CEO offers olive branch

2015-01-19 07:54

The CEO of controversial online ride-sharing company Uber has stuck a newly conciliatory tone, promising to create 50 000 new jobs.

Microsoft unveils cheap smartphone

2015-01-15 12:01

Microsoft has unveiled two new low-cost smartphones aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

BlackBerry, Samsung deny takeover talks

2015-01-15 07:45

BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics have denied a report that they are in talks for Samsung to make a takeover offer for the Canadian company.

Apple granted patent for GoPro-like camera

2015-01-14 10:07

Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.

SA driving law 'not clear' on Google Glass

2015-01-13 11:45

As South Africans turn to using wearable technologies while driving, an expert says that law enforcement may struggle to decide on how to proceed.

Xiaomi wants a bite out of Apple

2015-01-08 17:00

When the charismatic founder of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi took the stage at an internet conference, he was open about his ambition: World domination.

Wireless charging for tablets coming soon

2015-01-07 17:30

The days when you will be able to charge your tablet without cables is coming, thanks to recent upgrades to chips using the Qi standard.

Intel CEO: Computing unleashed by wearables

2015-01-07 09:33

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has said that computing is being "unleashed" by the move to wearables.

Review: iPhone fan gives BlackBerry a go

2014-12-30 10:32

Review: BlackBerry's new Classic aims to please its core users who love a physical keyboard.

Taiwan hits Uber with millions in fines

2014-12-23 12:40

Taiwan has slapped a string of fines on app-based taxi service Uber for operating illegally.

Car-sharing apps pose threat to motor sector

2014-12-20 13:21

The smartphone could throw a spanner in the works of the car sector's post-crisis turnaround, with the big manufacturers facing a long-term threat from apps.

Apple supplier workers treated poorly - report

2014-12-19 10:35

Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, the BBC has found.

Google looks to head off US antitrust lawsuit

2014-12-18 13:21

Google will try to persuade a US judge to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system.

BlackBerry launches Classic for fans

2014-12-18 09:32

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rivals have embraced touch screens.

Apple wins in iPod antitrust suit

2014-12-17 09:40

A US jury has found in Apple's favour in a $350m lawsuit that accused the tech giant of illegally forcing iPod users to purchase their music on its iTunes service.

Driving While Black app offers sensible advice

2014-12-12 14:16

A new smartphone application will provide common sense advice to motorists of all races and outline what civil rights you have during a traffic stop.

Orange SA store 'won't sell junk'

2014-12-12 08:55

Orange has committed to sell products that are fully supported by manufacture warranty and offer customer support as its physical store prepares to begin trading.

Orange aims disrupting SA mobile market with store

2014-12-10 08:29

Global telecoms operator Orange has doubled down on its intent to disrupt the local industry by opening its first store in Cape Town.

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