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SA queues up for latest iPhone

2014-10-24 13:31

South Africans braved the early morning hours as hype built around the local launch of the latest iPhone.

Zim's slowdown hits Econet hard

2014-10-23 18:09

Profitability in Zimbabwe's Econet Wireless has declined 30% in the half year to August, a development executives attribute to a slowdown in the country's economy.

Apple, IBM to reveal apps soon

2014-10-21 14:12

Apple and IBM have signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and will announce the first batch of apps and software soon.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

2014-10-21 07:45

New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

Microsoft plans to launch smart watch 'soon'

2014-10-20 07:52

Microsoft is preparing to launch a smart watch soon that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

Apple iPad error gets giggles

2014-10-17 13:19

Social media users are taking delight in an Apple faux pas which occurred when the company launched its new iPad.

Spooky SMS from the other side

2014-10-16 20:38

A grieving British couple are in the habit of comforting themselves by texting messages to the mobile phone they buried with their grandmother three years ago.

Govt mulls selling R28bn Vodacom stake

2014-10-15 14:11

The government is considering selling its R28bn stake in Vodacom to raise funds for troubled state power utility Eskom.

BlackBerry Passport in SA before Christmas

2014-10-15 13:00

BlackBerry will release its new smartphone in South Africa within the next few weeks, the company has announced.

France's Iliad drops bid for operator T-Mobile

2014-10-14 13:37

French telecom operator Iliad has announced it was dropping its bid to buy control of T-Mobile after discussion with the US wireless carrier's majority owner.

Latest Apple iPhone to hit SA in days

2014-10-14 07:44

Apple has confirmed that the latest iPhones will arrive in South Africa as the company rolls out the smartphone to a number of additional countries.

Nokia Lumia: An eye-poke to rivals - review

2014-10-13 11:25

The thinking behind a pair of Nokia Lumia smartphones available in South Africa seems to be: "Take a picture, make a memory".

Panic over stolen Snapchat images

2014-10-13 07:53

A huge trove of evidently intercepted Snapchat images and videos has been exposed online, raising fears about what may be revealed in the messages.

HTC launches 'selfie' smartphone

2014-10-09 08:00

HTC has unveiled its newest smartphone with high-resolution cameras on both sides to appeal to people who take "selfie" pictures.

Times Media woos SA with digital deal

2014-10-08 12:36

Times Media is hoping to woo South Africans to its digital platform and is sweetening the deal with international news subscriptions.

Apps to help you take a break from, well, apps

2014-10-07 07:51

Smartphone users feeling overwhelmed by the onslaught of communications and devices vying for their time can turn to new apps to help them take a break.

Wi-Fi emerges as SA 'data saviour'

2014-10-03 11:11

As demand for high speed mobile data grows in South Africa, operators face a potential crunch as the lack of spectrum could put strain on networks.

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.

 

Simple tips to keep your smartphone alive

2014-10-24 10:23

Your smartphone has become an important part of your life, so it makes sense to ensure that it's protected at least until the next model release.

Nokia jumps into profit

2014-10-23 11:41

Nokia has reported a third-quarter net profit, reversing a loss for the corresponding business period a year ago.

Samsung eyes SA for tech win

2014-10-21 09:20

Samsung has a strategy for South Africa and Africa that should see the South Korean company make deep inroads with its mobile devices while its major competitors sleep at the wheel.

EU and China bury hatchet on telecoms tech

2014-10-20 13:40

The EU has ended a long-running telecoms row with China, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports.

R2K marches against mobile rates, media

2014-10-18 14:37

Around 250 people have marched in Cape Town to demand lower mobile call rates and media transformation.

Man hooked on Google Glass to nth degree

2014-10-16 12:15

A 31-year-old American has been treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device.

Tablet sales get a kick in the teeth

2014-10-16 07:46

The market for tablet computers is cooling off rapidly as consumers take another look at newer PCs and turn to large-screen smartphones.

Government mulls selling Vodacom stake

2014-10-15 14:04

The government is considering selling its $2.5bn stake in the local unit of Vodafone to raise funds for state power utility Eskom.

Snapchat hack exposes flawed security

2014-10-15 10:30

The prospect of Snapchat photos hitting the internet has driven home a simple fact: The mobile app's core feature is flawed.

Galaxy Note 4 SA launch puts price in the spotlight

2014-10-14 08:41

With the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the price of flagship smartphones has jumped into the spotlight.

Uber-heated battle as mobile apps rattle taxis

2014-10-13 13:11

Southeast Asia's notorious taxi market is undergoing a shakeout as Uber and home-grown mobile booking applications gain popularity in a region.

Sapphire screen maker wants Apple contracts nixed

2014-10-13 08:53

A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has urged a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts it branded "oppressive and burdensome".

Check out our uses for old tech toys

2014-10-10 12:37

Old technology doesn't have to stay in the bottom drawer wasting away. Check out our iPad second life tips.

M4JAM offers cash for tech recycling

2014-10-08 14:03

Micro-jobbing platform Money for Jam (M4JAM) has launched a tech recycling programme on its social network platform.

Home owner offers his house for iPhone

2014-10-08 09:11

A homeowner in Detroit wants to trade his property for a new iPhone after he failed to find a buyer for his run-down house currently listed for $3 000.

1 in 5 Android users targeted in cyber attacks

2014-10-07 10:36

Around one fifth of Android users have been subject to cyber attacks in the last year as criminals increasingly turned their attention to mobile devices.

Apple sets date for iPad event - report

2014-10-06 08:31

Apple has scheduled an event to update its iPad line as the company hopes to claw back market share for its tablets, a reports says.

MTN appoints ex-Microsoft boss to grow business

2014-10-02 07:40

MTN has announced that former Microsoft SA executive Mteto Nyati has been appointed as group chief enterprise officer for the mobile operator.

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.

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