ARTICLES RELATING TO MOBILE

Sailfish OS takes on Android in Africa

2015-05-28 13:36

South Africa is set to be the launch pad for African expansion of the Sailfish mobile operating system.

'Uber-for-documents' startup launches in CPT

2015-05-28 09:08

A new courier service dubbed Picup, which is based on an 'Uber-for-documents' model, is launching in Cape Town and may spread to other cities.

Germany auctions off new broadband frequencies

2015-05-27 14:25

Germany has started an auction of frequencies for mobile phone operators, pledging that users will soon enjoy nationwide super-fast 4G coverage.

Smartphones, Twitter help gauge crowd size

2015-05-27 07:56

Data from smartphones and Twitter can accurately show the size of a crowd, helping first responders in an emergency, a study has said.

Samsung offers SA free repairs for Galaxy S6

2015-05-26 13:24

If you break the glass panels on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you no longer need to consider throwing yourself under a bus: Samsung is offering to repair it for free.

SA's most popular smartphones revealed

2015-05-26 09:14

South Africans love their smartphones, but the choice of top device may surprise many.

Weaker rand pushes laptop prices up

2015-05-25 14:43

South Africans could see an increase in the price of laptops as the rand continues its downward slide against major international currencies, says a retailer.

SA companies 'slow' to understand mobile experience

2015-05-22 10:59

South African companies have been slow to realise that they are obliged to optimise their communications for a mobile generation, says an industry insider.

Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce

2015-05-21 11:45

Marketing bosses have yet to accept that it's not only wealthy people who now have smartphones, says an insider.

LTE expansion is ‘too slow’ in SA

2015-05-20 16:44

Despite a number of roll-outs, the growth of LTE networks in South Africa is happening at too slow a pace, say Fin24 users.

 

Your views on SA’s mobile contract prices

2015-05-28 10:14

Users on Fin24 are asking more questions about the value of contract offerings from mobile networks in South Africa in light of recent research.

Software glitch can cause iPhone crash

2015-05-28 08:08

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.

Periscope spreads to Android smartphones

2015-05-27 09:14

Twitter has launched its Periscope application on Android-powered devices as the battle for live-streaming video heats up.

MTN says sorry for call centre chaos

2015-05-26 14:40

Mobile operator MTN has apologised to customers for service disruptions as strike action continues to impact on operations.

Shake-up in key Samsung assets

2015-05-26 12:37

Samsung's de facto holding company has sought another cornerstone as it reconstructs South Korea's biggest conglomerate.

MTN customers fume at call centre closure

2015-05-26 07:37

MTN customers have expressed their frustration with the closure of the mobile operator's call centre as strike action continues.

MTN 808 call centre closed

2015-05-24 19:27

MTN's call centre was still closed as the strike over pay and bonuses at the company continued.

Philips uses lights to beam coupons to shoppers

2015-05-22 07:55

Philips has struck its first deal to sell lights with built-in technology that can track shoppers as they move through a grocery store.

Americans tweet, text, surf... while driving

2015-05-21 07:55

American motorists admit to surfing the web, posting tweets and even taking selfies while behind the wheel, a new survey shows.

me&you offers Autopage customers new home

2015-05-20 13:05

New mobile virtual network operator me&you mobile is offering contract customers being offloaded by Autopage a "new home".

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