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Huawei makes huge smartphone play in France

2014-09-30 14:54

Huawei has announced plans to invest €1.5bn ($1.9bn) in France to develop smartphones.

Apple nails down date for China iPhone launch

2014-09-30 13:01

Apple has said it will begin selling its latest iPhones in China after the Chinese regulator pressed the US giant to improve personal data security to gain approval.

Man arrested over spyware app

2014-09-30 11:35

US authorities have charged a man who sold a cellphone app that surreptitiously recorded phone calls and intercepted texts and e-mails.

EU watchdog to explain Apple investigation

2014-09-30 07:45

The European Commission will publish its reasons for opening an in-depth inquiry into the Irish government's tax treatment of Apple.

Battle for Myanmar mobile market heats up

2014-09-26 14:50

Norway-based telecoms giant Telenor has announced that it would start mobile services in Myanmar's second-largest city Mandalay.

Apple dismisses bending iPhone problem

2014-09-26 08:41

Apple has broken its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, saying that the devices will not be damaged with normal use.

iPhone users run into software problems

2014-09-25 11:00

Pain has continued to pile on Apple as reports emerged that bugs in its new operating system were causing users problems.

Uproar over bendable iPhone

2014-09-25 08:18

With the new Apple iPhone hot off shelves, some fans have expressed their disappointment with the metal-encased device.

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.

 

Samsung: Nothing wrong with the Galaxy Note

2014-10-01 09:00

Samsung has rejected claims that its new Galaxy Note smartphone had a defect.

Mxit aims for tech in education

2014-09-30 13:50

Mobile technology should be used in education, though providers would do well to take cognisance of the cost of data and devices.

Vodacom, MTN cautious over new MTR policy

2014-09-30 12:33

Mobile operators have reacted with caution following the announcement of mobile termination rates by the regulator.

iPhone 6 Plus in bending face-off

2014-09-30 09:00

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is tougher than reports of "bendgate" or "Bendghazi" suggest, says a consumer group.

BlackBerry Passport a 'comeback kid'

2014-09-29 12:05

BlackBerry is making a comeback of sorts despite losing revenue from declining mobile market share.

Apple response to iPhone problems is key

2014-09-26 13:47

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.

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.

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