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.

US consumers warm to wearable tech

2014-12-09 11:31

Consumers are warming to the idea that wearing a computer on their wrists or clothing may not be the fashion faux pas that early clunky prototypes led many to fear.

Mobile apps still collect data on US kids

2014-12-08 14:01

After US regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute software programmes that quietly collect vast amounts of data.

Huawei targets Africa amid cold US reception

2014-12-08 10:57

Chinese giant Huawei isn't wasting time trying to convince American consumers to switch to its devices as the company shifts its focus to Africa.

Hlubi king launches mobile service - report

2014-12-07 19:23

Self-proclaimed amaHlubi King Mthimkhulu III has launched a cellular service called HlubiMobile to raise money for a court case, reports City Press.

Uber doubles in value to $40bn

2014-12-05 08:05

Ride-sharing start-up Uber is now valued at $40bn, twice what it was worth six months ago, after raising a fresh $1.2bn in funding.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage

2014-11-25 19:38

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs.

Tencent drives profit increase at Naspers

2014-11-25 12:09

Naspers has reported a 22% increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based internet business Tencent.

Where does your expired data go?

2014-11-24 10:40

Where does your data go when you buy a bundle and after a period of time, it simply expires? A top telecoms executive gives his answer to this question.

Hisense woos SA with top-featured cheap smartphones

2014-11-21 11:21

South Africans shouldn't have to pay a premium price to get a good-looking smartphone, says a manufacturer.

'Mobile phone networks are not cash cows'

2014-11-21 08:52

All mobile operators are not huge financial cash machines, especially where multiple players vie for market share in one country, says an international organisation.

EXCLUSIVE: Cell C banner man wins credit listing battle

2014-11-20 15:25

Businessman George Prokas has been removed from a slow payers list after a court ruled in his favour last week regarding a banner that slams Cell C as a "useless" service provider.

Governments warned over heavy mobile taxes

2014-11-20 10:24

Governments should not seek to tax mobile operators out of existence, says an international organisation.

Spotify boosts staff as competition heats up

2014-11-19 11:31

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive has said.

WhatsApp messages get end-to-end encryption

2014-11-19 07:51

An online privacy tool endorsed by Edward Snowden is being used to protect WhatsApp messages from snooping by encrypting them.

Samsung to slash number of smartphone models

2014-11-18 14:02

Samsung has announced plans to slash the number of smartphone models it issues as it tries to cut prices in the face of intense Chinese competition.

Huawei eyes SA growth with Mate 7 flagship

2014-11-18 07:51

The Huawei Mate 7 represents a new strategy to target South African consumers as the company looks to accelerate its market share in the country.

Why men control the internet

2014-11-17 13:42

Men are ruling the digital world - creating a more sexist arena online than we face in the real world, industry leaders have claimed.


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.

Smartphones to become internet machines

2014-12-09 12:18

Despite the small rebound in the computer market, smart mobile devices are set to be the default device for people accessing the internet.

Delhi bans all Uber-like firms after rape claim

2014-12-09 10:05

India's capital has banned internet-based taxi firms after a female passenger reported she was raped by a driver contracted to US online cab company Uber.

Windows 8.1 finally overtakes XP in usage

2014-12-08 12:30

Slowly but surely, Windows 8.1 is gaining traction over older versions of Microsoft's near ubiquitous computer operating system, but danger lurks in Android's fast growth.

'Don't dumb down smart homes'

2014-12-08 08:41

Your home should learn your habits automatically to be truly considered smart, says an industry insider.

Barnes & Noble dumps Microsoft tablet ties

2014-12-05 14:30

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has said it had ended a partnership with Microsoft for its Nook tablet computers.

Uganda's mobile phone market 'overcrowded'

2014-11-27 15:17

Uganda's mobile phone market has room to grow but is still too small to support all of the country's seven telecommunications companies, says a telecoms executive.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage – Naspers and Glencore

2014-11-25 16:14

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs whose businesses are in the news today.

Companies slow to develop mobile apps

2014-11-24 12:27

Slow deployment of mobile applications present a real risk to companies as they ignore the move toward mobile at their peril, new research shows.

Vodacom ready for festive rush

2014-11-23 14:36

Vodacom is set for the festive rush, having invested R200m in Mpumalanga to ensure customers can stay in touch with friends and colleagues during the holiday season.

Gorilla Glass gets tougher for smartphone screens

2014-11-21 09:51

US manufacturer Corning has said it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance.

EXCLUSIVE: Cell C banner man wins credit listing battle

2014-11-20 20:47

Businessman George Prokas has been removed from a slow payers list after a court ruled in his favour regarding a banner that slams Cell C a useless.

SA digital economy 'best in Africa'

2014-11-20 10:34

South Africa's digital economy is the most developed in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world.

Orange: Hey Cell C, call us to chat

2014-11-19 12:00

Orange has no plans to buy struggling South African mobile operators though the French-based telecoms firm is open to discussions.

Nokia bounces back with Android tablet

2014-11-18 14:49

Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Nokia is launching an Android tablet.

Five tips on becoming a pro gamer

2014-11-18 11:34

Professional gamers can earn big bucks and as the industry becomes a spectator sport, there is an opportunity to make serious cash playing the games you love.

Google Glass future in doubt as nerd tag bites

2014-11-17 14:51

While Google Glass may find some specialised, even lucrative, uses in the workplace, its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say.

Mass Wi-Fi rollout 'makes sense' for SA

2014-11-17 11:30

The lack of a spectrum licence for deployment makes Wi-Fi an ideal technology to grant internet access to people, says an industry player.

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