ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONES

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 profit soars despite flat iPhone sales

2016-01-27 08:56

Apple has posted record quarterly profit even as iPhone sales flattened out after years of rocketing growth.

App usage soars as smartphones take hold

2016-01-05 16:46

A survey has found that global app usage on mobile devices jumped 58% last year, cooling slightly from 76% growth in 2014.

Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping

2015-11-26 09:48

Online shoppers are set too opt for smartphones over tablets and desktops this holiday season, according to a big data tool.

Apple Watch launching in SA on October 23

2015-10-09 12:23

Technology giant Apple’s latest wearable, the Watch, will be on sale in SA from October 23.

New pink iPhones prove popular

2015-09-27 14:06

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have hit stores worldwide, with customers scrambling to buy Apple's marquee product in pink for the first time.

Apple shows off faster iPhones

2015-09-10 07:47

The tech giant has introduced its new iPhone, the most important product in its business, with a faster processor, better camera and new touch capabilities.

New wave of high resolution smartphones arriving in South Africa

2015-09-07 09:39

THE first mobile phones fitted with 4K displays are set to hit South African shores within the next few months.

Samsung SA reveals VR headset pricing

2015-09-02 12:34

Electronics giant Samsung is selling its virtual reality headset in South Africa at a recommended retail price of R3 499.

Britons prefer smartphones over laptops to go online

2015-08-06 14:23

Smartphones have overtaken laptops for Britons to go online, driven by increased take-up of the devices and a jump in super-fast mobile broadband subscriptions.

 

BlackBerry launches Android-powered Priv in SA

2016-01-28 13:53

The Canadian smartphone maker plans to start selling its first-ever Android powered phone in South Africa.

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Millions across the globe have downloaded instant messaging app WhatsApp, but there are a few not-so-obvious ways of tweaking several of its features.

Millions across the globe have downloaded instant messaging app WhatsApp, but there are a few not-so-obvious ways of tweaking several of its features.

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Samsung warns of challenging 2016 as competition grows

2016-01-04 10:14

The electronics giant expects global economic growth to remain weak this year and has urged employees to brainstorm ways to handle intensifying competition.

Distributor cuts Xiaomi smartphone pricing for SA

2015-11-18 14:47

A local distributor has adjusted pricing for Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi prior to launching the devices in South Africa next week.

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.

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.

Apple ups hiring, but faces obstacles

2015-09-08 12:47

Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programmes and posting dozens of job listings.

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.

Google, Samsung to issue monthly Android security fixes

2015-08-07 12:13

The tech giants will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers.

Wildlife app can help endangered species

2015-08-03 18:10

US wildlife officials want smartphone-owning outdoor lovers to use an app to report any endangered species they see in the wilderness.

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