ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONE

Apple announces 'native' apps for Watch

2015-06-09 08:48

The chief executive officer of the tech giant has announced an update to the operating system for its Watch that should make apps for its latest gadget speedier.

New privacy app takes a page from NSA tech

2015-06-02 08:11

A smartphone application called Scrambl3 from a California startup claims its 'dark internet tunnel' thwarts snooping on voice calls and messages.

Microsoft’s Lumia 535 smartphone lands in SA

2015-02-04 07:31

The Lumia 535 signals a departure from the Nokia brand after Microsoft closed its deal to buy the Finnish phone maker for $7.2bn last year.

Treating HIV one app at a time

2014-07-07 16:39

These smartphone apps may help you through your fight against HIV.

Amazon expected to unveil its own smartphone

2014-06-18 17:15

An AT&T exclusive Amazon smartphone is expected to release in September.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

2014-04-04 10:23

Twitter-owned Vine is adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Americans more in love with internet than TV

2014-02-28 14:25

According to a recent survey, Americans love the internet so much that they would rather do without television than online access.

Smartphone game helping to find cancer cures

2014-02-05 11:08

Gaming enthusiasts can now join the search for cancer cures, using a smartphone game to help researchers analyse vast volumes of genetic data from tumour samples.

New app reveals real car info

2013-05-08 16:51

A new app that gives you the (real) details on a vehicle you've had your eyes on has been launched.

Chev's baby Captiva in Paris

2012-09-28 10:03

Chevrolet's baby Captiva makes its world debut at the 2012 Paris auto show. Check out the new Trax SUV. Not to miss out on its share of the limelight, the facelifted Spark makes its debut too.

 

Vodacom launches R799 smartphone

2015-06-02 11:48

Mobile network Vodacom’s drive to attract more data users is being stepped up after it unveiled its R799 Smart 6 branded smartphone which is equipped with Android 4.4.

Is your smartphone giving you wrinkles?

2015-03-10 13:50

A new condition called “tech neck” is apparently causing premature ageing of the skin in the younger generation.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi raises $1.1bn

2014-12-29 14:33

The upstart Chinese handset manufacturer has raised the money amid surging demand for its devices in emerging markets.

Smartphones allow do-it-yourself stress hormone tests

2014-07-07 12:23

This new health app will be able to measure your stress levels in only 10 minutes.

Music apps synchronise beat with runners' steps

2014-05-13 12:25

A free app provides playlists that change the tempo of music to match the pace of the runner, slowing down and speeding up as they do.

Google Glass goes stylish with Ray Ban deal

2014-03-25 17:04

Google is joining forces with the frame giant behind Ray-Ban and other brands to create and sell Glass internet-linked eyewear in the US.

Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

2014-02-23 13:29

Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the US.

Smartphone technology for retinal photography

2013-09-26 13:12

In a recent study researchers describe the relatively simple technique of retinal photography in human and rabbit eyes using a smartphone.

Digital showroom app for Mazda6

2012-11-20 10:43

Mazda has launched a mobile showroom app dedicated to its new 6, allowing customers to configure the new model.

Mom, are you a smartphone junkie?

2011-11-17 16:05

If you had to give up your smartphone for one day, what would you choose?

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