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BlackBerry aiming to be comeback kid with new smartphone

2014-09-23 07:51

BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the struggling Canadian tech group.

What's your brilliant tech idea worth? Not much

2014-09-22 11:01

A technology idea is just that; and has no intrinsic value until someone has invested to extract commercial value out of it.

Microsoft axes 2 100 as job cuts continue

2014-09-19 11:01

Microsoft has said that it axed 2 100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.

Google, Apple to boost encryption

2014-09-19 08:35

Google and Apple have said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys.

You could win R150 000 for your tech idea

2014-09-18 08:32

South African developers have an opportunity to show off their skills and earn some cash as a competition to grow start-ups enters its third year.

HTC One a leader among followers - review

2014-09-17 11:00

The HTC On (M8) isn't just a pretty face smartphone for the brand boy wars: It is a serious device that gets things done with a style bonus.

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones

2014-09-12 09:41

Zimbabwe's finance minister has announced a raft of tax hikes, including on mobile phones, in a bid to boost dwindling government revenue.

Samsung takes 'genius' pot shots at iPhone 6

2014-09-11 12:45

Samsung has launched a volley of ads making fun of Apple's foray into wearable technology.

Retailers not warming up to Apple Pay

2014-09-11 09:09

Apple's launch of its own tap-to-pay system using near-field communication in its new iPhones and smart watches may not be a game changer after all.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha lands in SA

2014-09-10 14:32

Well, it’s finally here. Samsung has announced that its new flagship smartphone is available in South Africa.

SA deal for iPhone 6

2014-09-10 07:55

Apple has launched its new iPhone and while it may be a while before South Africans can pop in to buy one, the iStore is already offering a deal for early upgraders.

How nude celeb pics could have leaked

2014-09-09 16:14

As Apple prepares to launch its latest iPhone, how can you trust the iCloud platform that resulted in several celebrities' nude pictures being released to the public?

Best SA tablet brand revealed

2014-09-09 12:10

The Target Group Index has announced the best tablet brand in South Africa.

Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

2014-09-08 21:55

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerise the masses.

Feeding frenzy erupts over Apple launch event

2014-09-08 07:24

It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off: Apple says precious little about its upcoming latest iPhone launch event.

Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users

2014-09-05 14:17

Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal.

Sony Z3 in SA before Christmas

2014-09-05 09:46

Sony has announced that the new range of Xperia Z3 devices will be launched in South Africa.

IHS to take control of MTN's Nigeria towers

2014-09-04 12:04

MTN has made a deal with IHS for the transfer of business towers, which is expected to reduce MTN Nigeria's operating costs and drive network efficiency.

Vodafone shares turn higher on Softbank report

2014-09-03 12:01

Vodafone Group shares have turned higher, with traders citing a Nikkei report suggesting the British mobile operator may become a takeover target for SoftBank.

SA cash management app 22seven goes free

2014-09-02 11:03

Money management program 22seven has announced that it would no longer charge for subscription.

North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards

2014-09-01 13:30

North Korea now only allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active for the duration of their visit, tourism sources have said.

WhatsApp 'taking over' SA mobile chat

2014-09-01 12:03

South Africans are hooked on WhatsApp as the instant messaging chat application has taken a dominant market share in the country.

Next iPhone to be a digital wallet, says report

2014-09-01 07:29

Apple has struck agreements with credit card companies to make the next iPhone capable of making payments at retail outlets, news reports have said.

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.

 

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

2014-09-22 12:31

Samsung Electronics, which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India, a report says.

Vodacom 'ready' for 4G as data crunch looms

2014-09-19 12:15

Vodacom has completed the overhaul of its mobile network, and it is ready to roll out next-generation high speed data services.

First iPhone buyer drops it!

2014-09-19 09:00

As Apple's iPhone went on sale on Friday, one fan's heart jumped into his throat as he dropped his brand new iPhone soon after purchasing it.

SA has love affair with video on social networks

2014-09-18 13:24

Rich media on social networks is driving internet traffic in South Africa as data and device costs decline.

Apple iOS 8 software bug affects health apps

2014-09-18 07:31

A bug in Apple's new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature.

Court finds Apple copied, but tosses verdict

2014-09-17 08:38

A federal appeals court has tossed out a $368m verdict against Apple, though confirming that the iPhone maker infringed on patents.

China misses out on iPhone 6 global release

2014-09-11 14:49

Millions of people in China, increasingly a critical pillar of Apple's business, may have to wait until the year-end before they can buy the new iPhone 6.

Swiss watch industry: We're not afraid of Apple Watch

2014-09-11 12:11

Swiss watch makers have breezily dismissed warnings that the Apple's new wristwatch gadget could upend their industry.

Tablet growth takes a hit in Africa

2014-09-11 07:52

The tablet market is coming under further pressure even in its hottest markets, industry figures have shown.

No sapphire on iPhone 6? Huawei has it

2014-09-10 14:26

Apple may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but Huawei uses of sapphire screen covers on its smartphones.

Fashionistas divided on Apple Watch

2014-09-10 10:31

Apple's newly unveiled smart watch has split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance.

Apple launch - as it happened

2014-09-09 16:33

Apple has wowed the market with the launch of two new iPhones, a smartwatch and a new mobile wallet.

10 critical factors drive mobile wallets in SA

2014-09-09 13:36

Many South Africans, while open to the idea of financial transactions on the internet, are resistant to using a smartphone as a mobile wallet.

Acer launches new everyman tablets

2014-09-09 08:30

Acer has launched new tablets that the company hopes will drive market share of its devices.

WeChat boosts revenue for Apple in China

2014-09-08 11:35

Millions of people have made China Apple's third-largest market for software sales, and a huge chunk of that comes through WeChat.

Sony Xperia Z2 mobile fun - review

2014-09-05 12:32

Sony wants you to think fun with the Xperia Z2 - billed as a waterproof smart device on sale in South Africa.

MTN's tower deal a shift to broadband?

2014-09-04 19:14

Tower company IHS, who announced a deal with MTN that could be worth about $1.8bn, says mobile operators are selling their towers to free up capital for broadband.

EU fines Samsung, Philips over smartcard cartel

2014-09-03 12:12

The EU has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe, says the European Commission.

Free 22seven strategy eyes SA growth

2014-09-03 11:03

Now that financial management app 22seven is free, it is expected to make further inroads as a tool to help South Africans manage their cash.

Apple shadow looms over Berlin gadget show

2014-09-02 07:53

Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens with the shadow of Apple looming large, even if the US company traditionally snubs the event.

Paying with your cell can be secure, check how

2014-09-01 08:35

South Africans can rest assured that companies that follow industry standard protocols for mobile payments will secure personal financial data, says a corporate insider.

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.

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