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Samsung angles for spot at heart of connected life

2016-04-29 15:40

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has wooed app makers as it pursues a vision of being at the heart of life in a hyper-connected world.

PMB hotspot for top-end Huawei smartphone sales

2016-04-12 09:42

Pietermaritzburg is recognised as one of the top areas nationally for high-end Huawei device sales.

Customer tussles with MTN over fraudulent contracts

2016-03-16 11:26

A customer has battled with the network after it refused to cancel his cellphone contract, claiming he must first pay for two mystery accounts that had been opened in his name.

10 hot smartphone games for Android

2016-03-10 12:45

Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Nintendo Game Boy and consoles such as the first version of the Sony PlayStation.

WhatsApp not the enemy of telecoms - Zuckerberg

2016-02-23 07:50

The relationship between telecommunications carriers and messaging apps such as Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger is 'symbiotic', says the Facebook CEO.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 marks fresh battle with Apple

2016-02-22 07:20

Samsung has showed off virtual reality hardware alongside its latest Galaxy S7 smartphones, in its latest attempt to wrest ascendancy back from Apple.

Digital advertising opportunities in Africa

2016-02-15 11:00

In contrast to the rest of the world, African consumers do not view digital advertising negatively. We look at the "unique" opportunity for digital marketers in Africa.

5 tips to boost your smartphone's battery life

2016-02-11 11:34

More powerful processors are driving innovations in smartphones, but these developments are tempered if they burn out your device's battery life.

Avoid e-waste and re-purpose your smartphone

2016-02-04 08:30

Why e-waste when you can recycle your smartphone? Co-founder of ReWare, Nothando Moleketi shares how the telecoms startup is tapping into the smartphone market.

Google’s Android revenue pegged at $31bn

2016-01-22 16:27

The search giant's operating system has generated revenue of $31bn and $22bn in profit, a court case has revealed.

 

Samsung holds lead in flat global smartphone market

2016-04-28 08:17

Samsung has kept the top spot in a global smartphone market which showed signs of flattening in the first quarter of 2016, a survey shows.

5 new features coming to WhatsApp on Android

2016-03-30 12:39

Instant messaging application WhatsApp has been busy with updating its service this year and it is continuing that trend with more upgrades.

Local Samsung S7 pricing a ‘rip-off’ - Fin24 users

2016-03-14 12:00

Fin24 users have scrutinised some of the contract prices on offer for those wanting to own a Samsung S7.

WhatsApp to kill support for BlackBerry, Nokia

2016-02-29 10:54

Instant messaging application WhatsApp plans to discontinue support for its service on older smartphone systems such as BlackBerry and Nokia.

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Smartphone maker Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone range on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Smartphone maker Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone range on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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World's cheapest smartphone launched in India

2016-02-17 12:16

A little-known Indian company has launched a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets.

Earthquake warning: New app to identify tremors early

2016-02-14 10:39

A new smartphone app has the potential to create a worldwide mobile seismic network to warn users of quakes.

Microsoft snaps up keyboard software maker SwiftKey

2016-02-04 14:00

The software giant has acquired British-based software keyboard maker SwiftKey, saying it would be integrated with its 'intelligent systems' for mobile devices.

Apple ‘developing’ wireless-charged smartphone

2016-01-29 10:34

The smartphone maker is working on a new wireless charging technology that could be deployed on its mobile devices as soon as next year.

Firefox OS to target novice users

2015-11-16 13:23

Firefox, most recognised for their desktop and mobile browser, recently announced the launch of their own operating system in South Africa.

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