China's smartphone market contracts

2015-05-11 11:49

The Asian giant's smartphone market contracted in the first quarter for the first time in six years with Apple becoming the top vendor, researchers have said.

Samsung starts building $14.3bn chip plant

2015-05-07 12:01

The electronics giant has kicked off construction of a new chip plant to help fuel growth as smartphone sales slow.


Consumers across the world were able to start ordering the Apple Watch devices late last week and see in-store demonstrations.

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HTC refocuses its smartphone efforts in SA

2015-04-09 15:57

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is rebuilding its presence in South Africa following years of inconsistency in the country.

Vodacom reveals Samsung Galaxy S6 pricing

2015-04-07 11:26

Prices for Samsung’s latest flagship phone range have been revealed by the mobile operator ahead of an April 10 launch.

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.


With cellphones, money talks

2015-05-10 15:59

Looking at cellphone contracts and costs can make your head hurt, especially when you consider that there are three major cellphone networks. To make things a bit simpler, we looked at three typical kinds of cellphone users.

Smart options for phones

2015-04-14 13:00

There's a wide choice for smartphone buyers of every wallet size and aspiration, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Samsung and Apple clash with new products

2015-04-11 12:15

Samsung rolled out a new smartphone on Friday in a bid to regain market dominance as arch-rival Apple opened pre-sales for its first watch.

BlackBerry usage in Africa to rise - study

2015-04-07 13:57

Phone brand BlackBerry is hanging onto its strong presence in Africa, despite rapidly shedding users in other parts of the world.

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.

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