ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONE

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.

Huawei’s Mate S sets the trend

2015-11-16 13:23

Huawei officially announced the release of their latest flagship smartphone offering in South Africa — the Mate S.

Here's what the Apple Watch costs in SA

2015-10-09 14:50

The official distributor for Apple products in South Africa has revealed recommended pricing for the Apple Watch.

Big comeback day for Samsung

2015-10-08 09:16

On the day Samsung launched its new flagship product in SA, it also announced a return to profitable ways, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

BlackBerry unveils Android phone in new reboot

2015-09-27 09:18

BlackBerry announced plans Friday to sell an Android-powered smartphone, in the latest reboot effort from the faded star of the sector.

Grey gadget imports are ‘fair competition’

2015-09-15 11:50

A Fin24 user says grey imports of technology products help boost competition in the local market.

IFA 2015: Sony announces Xperia Z update

2015-09-03 12:46

Sony Mobile has announced the launch of its widely anticipated Xperia Z update at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Germany.

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.

 

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.

Xperia M5 Aqua gets bigger and better

2015-11-16 13:23

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua sees major upgrades over the previous model.

Apple Watch’s high SA pricing explained

2015-10-12 12:01

Tech giant Apple’s smartwatch range will go on sale in South Africa on October 23, but questions exist over the product’s high local pricing.

How much the iPhone 6s will cost in SA

2015-10-09 12:47

Pricing for the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in South Africa has been revealed by official distributor the iStore.

‘Why spend R18 000 for an iPhone?’

2015-10-02 12:55

Fin24 users have asked why somebody would want to spend R18 000 on an iPhone 6s.

Apple under fire for factory conditions

2015-09-25 14:30

A labour rights group marked the launch of Apple's latest iPhone with a report accusing one of the smartphone giant's Chinese suppliers of exploiting factory workers.

Smartwatches, wearables 'open door' to hackers

2015-09-12 09:22

People who wear smartwatches and connected fitness gadgets can open the door to hackers who could gain access to their data by spying on them as they type.

Huawei unveils new phablet, smartwatch

2015-09-02 18:00

The Chinese phone maker has announced a new set of devices aimed at increasing the brand’s march toward mobile shopping.

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.

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