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.

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.

BlackBerry service hit for second day

2011-10-11 16:43

BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa experienced a second day of service disruptions to their smartphones.

Just the essentials

2011-06-16 00:00

Smartphones are replacing personal computers for so many things. Devices with bigger touchscreens – such as the iPhone – are great for storing pictures and managing contacts but also good at falling in the toilet or being left behind at restaurants. Backup for your phone is important.


2011-05-05 00:00


Everything’s better down where it’s wetter

2011-04-28 00:00

Smartphones are many things but indestructible isn’t one of them. The iPhone 4 screen will shatter if you look at it funny and most phones don’t like being dropped very much. Get them near water and not only do they stop working but your operator won’t even help you with the problem.

Death, tax and Microsoft

2010-10-11 21:34

Microsoft may be the most consistently boring stock of the last decade, but mobile promises growth, writes Simon Dingle.


2010-05-06 00:00

NOKIA HAS SHAVED a couple of millimetres off the dimensions of its flagship N97 touch-screen smartphone and the result is the N97 Mini. It didn't smack with me with its sex appeal when it emerged from its box; nor did the substantially solid device feel in any way "mini" in my hand. Less than brilliant first impressions aside, Nokia's new smartphone is easy to use, offers a wealth of applications and makes broadcasting every tiny detail of life as easy as setting up a Twitter account.

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.

Think about parental control for smartphones

2012-05-21 13:01

It is possible to restrict your kids’ mobile technology activities, for their own safety.


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.

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.

The not-a-phone

2011-07-07 00:00

When it comes to building Android devices, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has arguably done a better job than anybody else. But the rise of the tablet – driven by Apple’s iPad – has changed the game.

Down but not out

2011-05-12 00:00

Canadian Smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has a cloud hanging over it. Analysts worldwide have been predicting doom for the company’s BlackBerry brand as it faces ever stiffer competition from the likes of Apple and the score of Android-based device manufacturers entering the market.

Disappointing update

2011-05-05 00:00

There aren’t many gadgets that can claim to have a cult following, but the Nokia Communicator – first released in 1996 – is one of them. It’s been around for ages and gone through many revisions.

Verizon: Next iPhone will work overseas

2011-04-21 20:26

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo says the next Verizon iPhone model will work on overseas networks.

Nokia to defend smartphone territory

2010-06-14 11:53

Nokia has vowed to defend its number one position in the lucrative "smartphone" business, where it is under fierce pressure from the iPhone and Blackberry.

I'm a self-absorbed zombie and so are you

2015-04-23 12:42

Your precious phone is turning you into an idiot, reckons Lili Radloff.

Nokia nail polish. Really now?

2012-08-02 14:39

Now your nails can match your phone. A tech-and-beauty lover’s dream come true?

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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