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.

Huawei copies Samsung on free screen repair in SA

2015-07-03 12:51

Chinese phone maker Huawei will offer free screen repair for its flagship P8 smartphone in South Africa as the company takes a page out of Samsung’s book.

BlackBerry suffers first-quarter loss

2015-06-23 16:01

BlackBerry reported a first-quarter loss that missed analysts’ estimates as sales from smartphones dropped.

Keep up with motorsport with new Audi app

2015-06-11 10:32

Audi has refreshed its Sport App for smartphones just in time for the Le Mans 24-Hour race this weekend.

Human pillow phone holder launched in Japan

2015-06-07 10:11

What's shaped like your friend and even sounds like your friend, but isn't actually your friend? Why, a human-shaped pillow with a slot in its head for a cellphone, of course.

Hyundai goes Android: What about SA?

2015-05-27 09:28

Hyundai is the first automaker to offer Google's 'Android Auto' dashboard system - it's available in the US but what about South Africa?

SA's most popular smartphones revealed

2015-05-26 09:14

South Africans love their smartphones, but the choice of top device may surprise many.

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.


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.

Would you save your smartphone before your cat?

2015-07-28 21:28

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone and take it in the shower.

Africa must ride tech gadget wave to drive business

2015-07-02 14:45

Businesses in Africa must take advantage of growing uptake and usage of smartphones and tech gadgets to enhance efficiencies and productivity, say experts.

4 top tips to make your batteries last longer

2015-06-22 14:44

A PhD student gives four top tips on how to reduce your own stress by giving more life to your lithium-ion batteries in portable devices.

Sub-R1000 Microsoft smartphone launched in SA

2015-06-09 13:19

Software giant Microsoft has boosted the choices SA consumers have when it comes to purchasing cheaper smartphones.

Consumers’ views on Vodacom’s R799 smartphone

2015-06-03 15:47

The mobile network's launch of its super cheap smartphone in South Africa this week has mostly received praise from Fin24 users.

Samsung offers SA free repairs for Galaxy S6

2015-05-26 13:24

If you break the glass panels on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, you no longer need to consider throwing yourself under a bus: Samsung is offering to repair it for free.

More retrenchments for struggling BlackBerry

2015-05-24 16:10

BlackBerry is laying off an unspecified number of workers around the world as the struggling smartphone manufacturer tries to make its device business profitable.

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.

I'm a self-absorbed zombie and so are you

2015-04-23 12:42

Your precious phone is turning you into an idiot, reckons Lili Radloff.

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