ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONES

Digital tsunami to hit SA workplace

2015-03-19 15:58

Smartphone usage is expected to top 23.6 million users this year in South Africa and drive surging technology adoption, says an expert.

Samsung Galaxy S6 hits SA shores April 10

2015-03-13 14:52

South Africa is set to be among the first markets in the world to have the electronic giant's latest gadget.

Smartphones seek to rule at the till

2015-03-08 14:56

The stakes are high for phone makers, operators and banks as the success of contactless systems could shake up the lucrative retail payments market.

Smartphones for business

2015-02-11 07:43

There is still life in phones geared for the enterprise market, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Watch out for WhatsApp ‘snooping’ on web browsers

2015-02-05 10:48

Forgetting to log out of the web browser version for WhatsApp could open users up to being snooped on if somebody else accesses their computers.

Best of 2014: Part V

2015-01-19 15:32

Arthur Goldstuck chooses the best lower-range and entry-level phones of 2014.

Ericsson and Apple in legal showdown

2015-01-14 15:44

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has filed a complaint against Apple in a US court over the iconic American brand's use of its technology in iPhones.

Smartphone market slows, prices dropping - survey

2014-12-02 08:15

The global smartphone market will see slower growth in the next few years amid competition that will bring down prices for many consumers, according to research.

Samsung staff fear the chop in annual reshuffle

2014-11-28 08:32

Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as weak smartphone performances and earnings hit the company.

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.

 

How to secure your smartphone and tablet data

2015-03-18 12:30

Creating a backup is critical in case of theft or system failure of your device, says an expert.

Germans want smartphone ban for pedestrians

2015-03-13 05:00

A German association representing pedestrians has called for a ban on people staring at their smartphones while walking through city traffic.

SA ripe for a mobile banking revolution

2015-02-23 12:15

An expert says the rapid adoption of feature phones, smartphones and online technology has positive implications for financial inclusion policies.

Hisense takes on SA’s smartphone market

2015-02-06 10:56

Chinese electronics maker Hisense has launched a mid-range smartphone and tablet brand in South Africa as local competition in the market heats up.

Selfies could spread head lice

2015-01-27 12:22

Physical contact during group ‘selfie’ photos may lead to an increase in the spread of head lice especially among children, says a pharmacist.

Best of 2014: Part IV

2015-01-16 14:23

Arthur Goldstuck's pick among the best-known and unknown high-end smartphones.

Samsung killing off ChatOn app

2014-12-19 14:20

South Korean electronics giant Samsung plans discontinuing its messenger application ChatOn in early 2015.

Samsung keeps mobile chief despite profit plunge

2014-12-01 08:30

Samsung has retained the chief of its mobile business despite a steep decline in mobile profit and growing competition as the group opts for stability over change.

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

2014-11-26 14:12

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.

BlackBerry launches square Passport

2014-09-24 16:54

BlackBerry has launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport as it embarks on its long turnaround push.

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